Septic Inspections In Sharon MA

Septic Preservation Services has septic inspections scheduled today in Sharon, Norton, Attleboro, North Attleboro, Foxboro and Taunton MA. 

Our video inspections are very thorough and are conducted using state of the art color sewer camera equipment. Not only do we inspect the septic system, we also educate you about the proper care and use of the system. We will check the following conditions:

  • Condition of septic tank
  • Effluent level in tank
  • Need for pumping
  • Condition of tank baffles
  • Condition of effluent lift pump (non-gravity systems)
  • Condition of effluent pump chamber
  • Condition of pipe from tank to field
  • Condition of the distribution box
  • Soil clogging in drainfield
  • Tree or plant root intrusion
  • Accumulation of solids in leach field

We will check for the following symptoms of a failing septic system:

  • Slow draining pipes from house
  • Persistent wet areas over the drainfield
  • Sewage surfacing in the area of the septic tank of the D-box
  • Sewage seeping through the foundation
  • Elevated liquid level in drainfield
  • Vegetation over leach field being greener or more lush than rest of yard
  • Sewage odor in yard
  • Effluent flowing back from leach field to septic tank

We will provide you with guidelines to help you maximize the life of the septic system. If you require a Septic Inspection, Septic Repair or if you have any questions about septic systems or our septic services please do contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services

Septic System Installation in Westport MA

Septic Preservation Services has a septic system installation for a Singulair system starting today in Westport, MA. The benefits for this system are that it is ideal for a smaller plot that is close to water. We have experience with various types of septic installation so can install the right septic system for your property and needs. We are able to handle septic system installations from small cottage installations to large commercial septic systems. We have the equipment for excavating so we do not need to contract out any of the work. We can therefore ensure that all of the installation is to our own high standards. If you need a septic system installation or if you have any questions about septic installations please do contact our Norton office on 877 378 4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services

Fall Planting Can Result in a Leach Field Repair Being Necessary

Septic Preservation Services know that in the fall many people are out raking leaves, pruning and generally getting their yards ready for winter. What most non gardeners do not realize is that for many tree varieties late August, September and October are also the best months to plant them. In fall, the tree can make new roots without having to feed the leaves. Water requirements are much lower without the leaves on the tree. To us it feels cool in fall, but that is actually the best temperature for root growth. Roots grow best in cool soil. A fall planting allows the tree to grow roots in fall and again early spring before leaves develop. This gives the tree a good chance to lay down a good set of roots before they need to collect water and nutrients for the leaves. Unfortunately when you are planting large shrubs or trees in your yard if you do so on your leach field you can unknowingly create a septic problem. The roots and sometimes weight of plants can actually damage your drain field which means that your septic system is no longer working correctly and you may need a leach field repair. Septic systems do an amazing job of returning liquids to the soil for purification but the whole system needs to be functioning correctly for this to happen. When septic system failure occurs, the conditions they create are dangerous. These can include:

Hazardous sewage surfacing in yard
Health hazards to children and pets
Noxious odors over large areas
Polluted streams and ponds
Sewage back-up in buildings
Contaminated wells
Breeding areas for mosquitoes

Today we are at a customer’s home in Portsmouth RI proving a leach field repair which has been damaged when they planed an orchard over it last year. The roots combined with heavy machinery being parked on to of the drainfield during construction have both lead to structural collapse of the leach field piping. A strong sewage odor and dampness over their yard was luckily a sign of a septic problem that the homeowners did not ignore. We can repair the damage so they do not have to worry about the consequences of an inoperative septic system. We also have other septic repairs scheduled today in North Kingstown, Jamestown, Narragansett, Exeter and Richmond RI. If you require a septic repair or leach field repair if you have any questions about septic systems please do call us at our office on 877 378 4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services

Septic Inspection in Sharon MA

Septic Preservation Services has a septic inspection scheduled today for a private home in Sharon MA. The property owner is having this inspection because they are planning to put it on the market for sale. We also have septic inspections scheduled today in Mansfield, Bellingham, Foxboro, Wrentham and Franklin MA. If you require a septic inspection, for any reason, or if you have questions about septic inspections or septic systems please do contact our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or Septic Preservation Services

history of the septic system

Septic System Upgrade Starting In Attleboro MA

Septic Preservation Services know that septic systems are rated according to their bedroom capacity. When someone says the septic system is “rated” for four bedrooms, it means that the system will handle the waste generated by the people who are expected to sleep in those four bedrooms. It has nothing to do with a number of bathrooms in a home. When you stop to think about it this does make sense because a septic system gets used by people in the property which is better determined by the number of bedrooms and not the number of bathrooms. However property owners must be aware that their system can be overextended either when you have many more people either visiting your home or living in it for an extended period of time. Likewise if many appliances are used at one time – dishwasher, washing machine, shower this can also overload a septic system. The decomposition process can become strained if there is too much excess water in the system, resulting in a variety of problems. If you add a bedroom to your home or your septic system is not supporting the volume of wastewater produced you will need a septic system upgrade to a larger septic system. We have extensive experience with septic system installations and can ensure that you will get a septic system that will be appropriate to your requirements. We have recently provided septic system installations for properties in Orange, Chelmsford and Millbury MA.Today we are starting a septic system upgrade in Attleboro MA. If you require a septic system installation or if you have any questions about septic systems please do contact our office on 877 378 4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services

Excess Water Usage

Check out this great video on water usage.  Excess water usage can compromise your septic system.  The best solution is to conserve water.

Visit www.septicpreservation.com with all your septic questions or call 877-378-4279.

Maine

We Can Provide OBD Services and OBD Repairs Statewide in Maine

Septic Preservation Services is the only statewide contractor on the Wastewater Treatment Plants Certified Maintenance Contractors list provided by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. This means that we are the only contractor statewide that can provide mechanical OBD Services. As stated on the Maine Department of Environmental Protection website:

“An overboard discharge (OBD) is a discharge to surface waters of the State of domestic pollutants (sanitary wastes or wastewater from household activities generated at residential or commercial locations) that are not conveyed to municipal or quasi-municipal sewerage treatment facilities. The vast majority of OBDs in Maine are associated with residential dwellings and small commercial operations along the coast.”

For more information see http://www.maine.gov/dep/water/wd/OBD/ip_obd.pdf

 

We have OBD services and OBD Repairs scheduled today in Bailey Island, Orr Island, Arrowsic, Phippsburg, West Bath, Harpswell and Bath ME. If you need to arrange an OBD service or an OBD repair please do contact our Biddeford office on 877-378-4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services

Title 5 Septic Inspections For Property Owners Who Are Selling

Septic Preservation Services are busy with Title 5 septic inspections this month for property owners who are selling their homes or commercial properties and need to have an inspection before Title transfer can take place. We have a Title 5 Septic Inspection today in Sharon MA which also may also require a D-Box repair which we can do once we have determined if it is, in fact, necessary. That is one benefit of using Septic Preservation Services for your inspection because we are experienced with septic system repairs we can provide repairs and system advice and information beyond the inspection, if requested, because we have the experience and knowledge to do so. We have other Title 5 Septic Inspections today in Hanson, East Bridgewater, Hingham, Hanover, Stoughton and Halifax MA. If you require a Title 5 Inspection, Septic Repair or if you have any questions about septic systems or our septic services please do contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services

Cesspool Services Ensure That Your Cesspool Continues To Operate Correctly

Septic Preservation Services work with many customers that don’t have conventional septic systems on their property but instead have a cesspool. As stated on the Mass Gov website:

“A cesspool is a pit which acts as both a settling chamber for solids and a leaching system for liquids. The use of cesspools may overload the capacity of the soil to remove bacteria, viruses, and phosphorus, and to nitrify ammonia and organic nitrogen compounds. A conventional septic system has a tank where solids can settle and begin to degrade, a distribution box, and a soil absorption system (SAS) that further treats the effluent by removing some of the bacteria, viruses, phosphorus, and nitrogen.”

Although cesspools are now not installed because there are more efficient and environmentally conscious alternatives Massachusetts does not always require cesspools to be replaced. They state that:

“Only those cesspools that exhibit signs of hydraulic failure, are located extremely close to private or public water supplies, or otherwise fail to protect or pose a threat to public health, safety or the environment will need to be upgraded (310 CMR 15.303). Also, cesspools must be upgraded prior to an increase in design flow (e.g., the addition of a bedroom to a home or seats to a restaurant).”

For more information see the Mass Gov Website

We provide cesspool services to customers so that they can ensure that their system continues to operate correctly. Today we have cesspool services scheduled in Bellingham, Blackstone, Franklin, Sharon, Foxboro and Mansfield MA. We do also provide cesspool replacements and have recently done so recently in Rowley and Hanson MA. If you require a cesspool service or are interested in a cesspool replacement or if you have any questions about cesspools or septic systems please do contact our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services

Septic Preservation Services Provide Septic Repairs And Advise

Septic Preservation Services are always happy to use our extensive knowledge in the septic industry gained over 25 years working with septic systems in the region to educate property owners with septic systems. If we can help someone avoid a septic breakdown by following some easy to follow suggestions we count that as a success. “Preservation” is in our name for a reason and we take the preservation of our environment seriously. A septic problem for one home can result in large problems that can affect the local environment including:

· Hazardous sewage surfacing in yard
· Health hazards to children and pets
· Noxious orders over large areas
· Polluted streams and ponds
· Sewage back-up in buildings
· Contaminated wells
· Breeding areas for mosquitoes

One problem is often created by property owners being unaware of the location of their leach field or drain field or not understanding the importance of its part in their septic system. They then park or drive vehicles over it causing damage. Your drain field and its associated piping are not built to sustain weight and can become easily damaged by vehicles parking on them. Even if the vehicle does not collapse the system, it can compact the soil causing drain field problems. Today we are providing a leach field septic repair for a property owner in Rochester who unknowingly damaged their system by allowing parking on their leach field during a party. We have other septic repairs today in Carver, Marion, Bourne, Middleboro and Plymouth MA. If you are concerned that your septic system is not operating as it should or if you have any questions about your septic system please do contact our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services