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Don’t Have Bad Luck On Friday 13th. Keep Up with Your Septic Maintenance

Septic Preservation Services suggests everyone makes sure to avoid black cats and ladders on this Friday 13th! Not that we are a superstitious bunch. We know that good luck is often the result of planning and preparation. This is true particularly for your septic system. Following good septic maintenance practices and advice will ensure that you don’t have ‘bad luck’ with your septic system.

Septic System Do’s and Don’ts
Things you should do
DO get your septic tank pumped regularly and have it checked for any cracks or leaks.
DO conserve water whenever possible as a means of reducing the volume of wastewater that will need to be treated and disposed.
DO make repairs to any faucets or toilets that are leaking.
DO make sure that you are only discharging biodegradable wastes into your system.
DO restrict or avoid use of your garbage disposal.
DO take the time to ensure that any down spouts or other surface water is diverted away from your drainfield.
DO keep the cover to your septic tank accessible by installing covers and risers for easier inspections and pumping.
DO have an effluent filter installed to prevent debris from entering your drainfield.
DO add a laundry filter to your washing machine.
DO put kitchen trash into a compost or throw it into the garbage – not down your drains.
Things you should NOT do
DON’T flush products such as tampons, sanitary napkins, condoms, disposable diapers or wipes into your system.
DON’T empty oils or other types of kitchen grease down your drain.
DON’T dump any items that can disrupt the treatment process or contaminate groundwater, such as: paints, oils, thinners, pesticides, poisons or disinfectants.
DON’T build anything over your drainfield or dig in it for any reason.
DON’T plant any landscaping over your drainfield – except grass.
DON’T drive a vehicle over your drainfield or compact the soil in ANY way.
DON’T run purification back flush into the septic tank.

Today we have septic pumping scheduled for customers in Bolton, Berlin, Clinton, Marlborough, Sterling and Stow MA. Keeping upto date with essential septic maintenance ensures that you don’t need to worry about ‘luck’. If you wish to schedule a septic system pump out or if you have any septic system questions please do contact our Norton office on on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com

Cesspool Services and Cesspool Replacements Carried Out

Septic Preservation Services have been contacted by a customer in Northborough MA who require a cesspool replacement. We also have cesspool services scheduled today in Berlin, Hudson, Upton, Grafton and Clinton MA. As stated on Mas Gov:

“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.”

To sell a property you need a Title 5 Inspection to be done. Title 5 does not require that cesspools be replaced however:

“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: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/title-5-faq

If you are not on town sewer and have a cesspool which you are concerned may need replacing or simply needs servicing please contact our Norton office to answer your questions or schedule an appointment on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com

Septic Services in Central Massachusetts

Septic Preservation Services has been working in the septic industry in this region for over 25 years. During this time we have developed many long lasting relationships with our customers. This may seem surprising for a septic company but we value the loyalty of our customers, many of whom have been working with us for years. These are property owners who are often on a service contact with us or have had a septic installation from us and continue to receive septic system maintenance from us or have bought and sold property on more than one occasion and have chosen to have Septic Preservation Services do their septic inspection. These relationships are especially important for our customers on service contracts because we often carryout services when they are not even home and they trust us to maintain their septic system and locate any potential problems before they result in expensive septic repairs. We visit our customers’ properties on a quarterly, biannual or annual basis depending on the type of system that they have and the usage it gets. For example a family home with teeneagers may need servicing more oten that a holiday home that is only used in the summer. Today we have septic services in Clinton, Berlin, Bolton, Marlborough, Sterling, Hubbardston and Paxton MA. If you require a septic service or have any questions about your septic system please do contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

Septic Pumping Is Essential Septic System Maintenance

Septic Preservation Services not only repairs, installs and inspects septic systems but we also carry out the essential maintenance that is always required for your septic system – PUMPING. Regular pumping helps to prevent solids from escaping into your drainfield and clogging the soil. Normally a properly designed septic system has enough space for 3-5 years accumulation of sludge waste. Once sludge reaches this point waste has less time to properly settle before leaving the tank into your leach field. This means that more solid waste will get into your leach field. As this becomes clogged liquid waste will not absorb at the rate which it enters the tank so plumbing can backup and waste will reach the surface. To avoid this unpleasant and expensive consequence of neglecting maintenance it is always a good idea to have your septic tank pumped every 3 – 5 years. If you have a garbage disposal you will need to have your septic tank pumped annually. The regularity that you have your system pumped will vary depending on various factors including the size of your septic tank and your water usage. For example a restaurant will need to have its septic pumped more regularly that a summer cottage which is only used in the warmer months. If you are unsure or have any questions please do contact our office where we will be happy to answer any questions that you have. Today we have septic pumping scheduled for property owners in Hudson, Bolton, Marlborough, Maynard, Clinton and Berlin MA. If you need a septic pump out or if you have any questions please do contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

Providing Cesspool Services To Ensure That They Continue To Operate Correctly

Septic Preservation Services, in addition to property owners with conventional septic systems also work with many customers who have a cesspool instead. 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 cesspool are now out of date and there are more efficient and environmentally conscious alternatives Massachusetts does not 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).”

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 Bolton, Berlin, Clinton, Sterling, Paxton, Spencer and East Brookfield MA. We do also provide cesspool replacement and have recently done so in Maynard, Dennis and Berkley MA. If you have a cesspool and require services or replacement or if you have any questions please do contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com

A Septic System Should Be Pumped Every 3-5 years But This Can Vary Dramatically Depending On Various Factors

Septic Preservation Services have found that many homeowners do not consider their septic system’s limitations when they plan a large event at their home. We have one customer who has a small property with a correspondingly small septic system. However they regularly host large gatherings of friends and family which puts a huge strain on their septic system. They have found that it is more cost effective to hire portable toilets for their events than to have their septic system pumped much more regularly due to the excessive use it gets when more people are using the system. There is also an increased risk of failures due to the large increase in usage it gets at these times. If you are planning a large Christmas Party this holiday season at home or have a lot of extra guests staying at your home for an extended period of time consider your septic system. Sometimes it is worth getting portable toilets in for your party but if you do not make sure you know when your system was last pumped and consider having another pump out after the holidays. If you are unsure we are always happy to discuss your concerns. When you have a septic system it will always need to be pumped on a regular basis. We would suggest this is every 3-5 years but this can vary dramatically depending on the size of your septic system and the water usage. Today we have septic pumping scheduled in Berlin, Bolton, Clinton, Marlborough, Hudson and Stow MA. If you wish to schedule septic pumping or if you have any questions regarding pump outs or your septic system please do contact our office on 877-348-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

Ensure That Your Septic System Continues to Operate Correctly With Regular Septic Cleaning

Septic Preservation Services has septic cleaning scheduled in Berlin, Bolton, Clinton, Northborough, Hubbardston, Paxton, Spencer and Sturbridge MA.

To ensure that your septic system continues to work correctly and to increase the lifespan of your septic system it is advisable to maintain your septic system and this includes cleaning and pumping to flush out sludge and scum, which don’t drain like effluent.

If you need to schedule a septic cleaning or have any questions please do contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com.

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Sand Filter Service by Septic Preservation

sand filter services Septic Preservation Services have Sand Filter Services scheduled for customers in Berlin, Bolton, Hudson, Clinton, Sterling, and Stow in Western Massachusetts today.

The typical sand filter is a PVC-lined, or concrete box, filled with a specific sand material.  A network of small diameter pipes is placed in a gravel-filled bed on top of the sand.  The septic tank effluent is pumped under low pressure through the pipes in controlled doses to insure uniform distribution.  We have experience doing services on these specific septic system filters so you can be confident that we will be professional, thorough, and fast, if you -require your Sand Filter to be serviced.  Please do contact our office to schedule your appointment or if you require any further information at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

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Schedule Your Septic System Services

septic system services Septic Preservation Services has septic service appointments today for customers in Bolton, Berlin, Northborough, Clinton, Sterling, Stow, and Maynard, MA.  We take away the responsibility of maintenance of a septic system from our customers.  Lets be honest, there are very few people out there who want to maintain or service their septic system, and if there is a cost effective, quality, septic company available that will do it for you, many people, including our customers, will happily relinquish all responsibility to a qualified and trustworthy alternative.  

We service our customers’ septic systems on a quarterly, biannual, or annual basis, depending on their system and the property it services.  A busy restaurant’s septic system will need more regular septic services than a 2 bedroom single family home, for example.  We service septic systems for small cottages up to large condo association systems. If you would be interested in septic system services or if you have any questions, please do contact our Norton, MA office at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

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Septic Preservation Services Experts on Septic Pumping

Septic Preservation Services Septic Preservation Services has septic pumping scheduled in Berlin, Clinton, Hudson, Marlborough, Bolton, Boxborough, and Sterling, MA.  It is important to have your septic system pumped every 3-5 years but this can vary dramatically depending on the size of your septic system and the water usage. We have one customer who has a small property with a correspondingly small septic system.  However, they regularly host large gatherings of friends and family which puts a huge strain on their septic system.  They have found that it is more cost effective to hire portable toilets for their events than to have their septic system pumped much more regularly due to the excessive use it gets periodically and risk failures due to the large increase in usage it gets at these times.  If you wish to schedule septic pumping or if you have any questions regarding pump outs please do contact our office at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

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