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Septic Inspections Can Prevent A Septic Failure

Septic Preservation Services know that for many homes in Maine that are remote and therefore not on town sewer their property wastewater purification necessarily requires a septic system. All Septic Systems are designed specifically for their own site and have variances which make them unique but most systems are based on the same principles. A conventional septic system consists of a septic tank, a distribution box and a drainfield. Your septic system treats your household wastewater by temporarily holding it in the septic tank where heavy solids and lighter scum are allowed to separate from the wastewater. The solids stored in the tank are decomposed by bacteria and later pumped out. After partially treated wastewater leaves the tank, it flows into a distribution box, which separates this flow evenly into a network of drainfield trenches. Drainage holes at the bottom of each line allow the wastewater to drain into gravel trenches for temporary storage. This effluent then slowly seeps into the subsurface soil where it is further treated and purified. Your system must be maintained and used correctly to ensure that it is doing its job correctly. A failing septic system can create many unpleasant conditions such as:

  • 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

Therefore if you are considering buying a property with a septic system, selling a property with a septic system or own a property with a septic system it is often a very good idea to have septic inspection so you can be confident in the current efficiency and condition of that system. Today we have septic inspections in North Yarmouth, Portland, Falmouth, Windham, Westbrook amd Raymond ME. If you need to schedule a septic inspection in Maine or if you have any questions about septic inspections or septic systems please do contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services

Septic Services Can Take The Worry From Septic System Maintenance

Septic Preservation Services know that many people who own a vehicle will schedule a service for their car when the service indicators comes on or carry out their car maintenance themselves. As car owners we accept that maintaining our car is going to cost money but we use our vehicles daily so they need to be well maintained. The same is true for your septic system. There aren’t many properties that do not see their septic systems used daily. However a septic system is not the same as your car and many property owners turn to professionals, like Septic Preservation Services, to take care of their septic services. We have commercial and residential customers who rely upon us to take care of their septic systems so they do not need to worry about them. This is especially true for commercial customers who lose revenue when their septic system is not working. We will schedule septic services for our customers on a quarterly, biannual or annual basis depending on their septic system and the usage it gets. For example a busy restaurant that is open year round will need a service more frequently than a cafe that is only open in the summer ‘season’. Today we have septic services scheduled in Marion, Bourne, Carver, Sandwich, Mashpee, Falmouth and Barnstable MA. If you would be interested in scheduling a septic service or if you have any questions about septic systems or our septic services please do contact our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com

The Only Statewide Contractor On The Overboard Discharge (OBD) Service Contractor List

Septic Preservation Services have overboard discharge (OBD) services and repairs scheduled today in Biddeford, Kennebunk Port, Kennebunk, Falmouth, Cape Elizabeth, Old Orchard Beach and Arundel Maine. The Maine DEP’s Overboard Discharge (OBD) Program is responsible for regulating discharges of sanitary and household wastewater generated at residential or commercial locations to streams, rivers, bays, and the ocean. All OBDs must be approved by the DEP through a licensing process. DEP rule requires all mechanical OBD treatment systems to have an operating alarm system; to maintain a current service contract with a licensed service contractor; and to attach a service tag on or near the treatment system that provides the service contractor’s name and the last date of service. Septic Preservation Services are the only statewide contractor on the OBD service contractor list supplied by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. If you need to arrange an overboard discharge (OBD) service or repair please do contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com

Signs of a Septic Problem

Septic Preservation Services are very regularly called by customers who suspect that they have a septic problem but do not know the cause of the problem or how to repair it. Typical signs of a septic problem could be:

  • All of the drains from the house are slow
  • There is a sewage smell coming from your plumbing
  • There is a persistent wet area over the leach field
  • Sewage is surfacing in the area of the septic tank or distribution box
  • There is sewage seeping through the foundation
  • The liquid level in the leach field is at the top of the crushed rock layer, the chambers or other underground structures
  • The vegetation over the leach field is greener and more lush than over adjacent areas in the yard
  • There is sewage odor in the yard at times or constantly
  • There is flow back from the leach field when the septic tank is pumped
  • The septic tank needs to be pumped frequently
  • The septic tank discharge baffle is damaged or missing
  • Rain water seems to take longer to disappear over the leach field than over adjacent areas in the yard
  • Well water is contaminated

If you have any of these signs of a septic problem please do call us to discuss your concerns. We will be happy to speak to you and schedule an on site visit if necessary. Today we have appointments for customers who suspect that they have a septic problem in Mashpee, Falmouth, Sandwich, Bourne, Barnstable, Plymouth and Carver MA. If you need to schedule an appointment or need advice please do contact our Norton Office on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com

OBD Services In Maine And Tips For Property Owners To Maintain Their OBDs

Septic Preservation Services have many years experience working with the Maine government’s overboard discharge (OBD) program. As stated on the Maine Gov website:

“The Maine DEP’s Overboard Discharge (OBD) Program is responsible for regulating discharges of sanitary and household wastewater generated at residential or commercial locations to streams, rivers, bays, and the ocean. All OBDs must be approved by the DEP through a licensing process.” For more information see:

http://www.maine.gov/dep/water/wd/OBD/index.html

Septic Preservation Services are the only statewide company on the certified maintenance contractor list provided by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection.

In addition to having your OBD serviced and maintained by a certified contractor you can ensure that your OBD is maintained by following these tips that will help to extend the life of your OBD and promote high quality effluent.

  • Some household chemicals kill the microorganisms that digest the wastes in your treatment system and may pass through to the receiving waterbody.  Toxic chemicals, harsh cleaners, paint, pharmaceuticals, and non-biodegradable materials should not be disposed of by dumping or pouring down the drain.
  • Using low-flow toilets and water-saving showerheads will prolong the life of your system.
  • Septic tanks should be pumped at least once every three years.  Depending on how much the OBD facility is used, you may want to increase the septic pumping frequency or decrease it to once every five years if it receives very little use.
  • Trees, shrubs and woody perennials should be cleared away from system components.  Sandfilter surfaces should be mowed at least once per year.  If a wet spot appears on or near the sandfilter bed notify the DEP inspector.
  • Mechanical systems operate best if they are used at a consistent rate and may malfunction or produce poor quality effluent if overloaded on the weekend and “starved” during the week.  Try to manage laundry, cleaning, and showers so that the load is spread out as evenly as possible.  Leave a mechanical OBD operating as recommended by your service contractor at all times during the season of use.
  • Check the chlorine level at least every two weeks and keep fresh chlorine in contact with the treated wastewater.  Don’t overfill the chlorinator tubes; only the bottom two or three inches of the tubes should have chlorine.  Old, brown or mushy chlorine does not properly disinfect and must be replaced.  Take care to remove old chlorine from your chlorinator rather than washing it out to the waterbody.
  • Ensure that the outfall pipe extends to below the low water mark of the receiving waterbody.  In extenuating circumstances a specific waiver to this requirement may be granted by the Department.
  • Treated wastewater should be clear and without a strong septic or chlorine odor.  If wastewater in the disinfection unit is not nearly clear, smells like rotten eggs, raw sewage, or smells strongly of chlorine, call your service contractor or notify the DEP inspector.

Today we have OBD maintenance and services scheduled in Portland, Falmouth, Orr’s Island, Cape Elizabeth, Freeport and Harpswell Maine. If you have an OBD and require a service or you have question or concern about your OBD please do contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com

Septic Preservation Services Are Available for Your Septic Needs In Maine

Septic Preservation Services is licensed to inspect, install, repair, design and update septic systems in the following Maine cities and towns:

Acton
Alfred
Alna
Arrowsic
Arundel
Auburn
Bailey Island
Bar Mills
Bath
Bedford, NH
Belfast
Belmont
Berwick
Biddeford
Boothbay
Bowdoin
Bowdoinham
Bremen
Bridgton
Brunswick
Buxton
Cape Elizabeth
Cape Neddick
Falmouth
Farmington
Freeport
Friendship
Gardiner
Goffstown
Gorham
Gray
Harpswell
Harrison
Health
Hebron
Hermon
Islesboro
Jay
Kennebunk
Kennebunk Port
Kittery
Kittery Point
Lebanon
Lewiston
Limerick
Lisbon Falls
Northport
North Berwick
North Bridgton
North Yarmouth
Oakland
Old Orchard Beach
Orr’s Island
Owls Head
Palmero
Parsonsfield
Peaks Island
Phippsburg
Pittston
Poland
Portland
Post Mills
Pownal
Raymond
Readfield
Richmond
Richmond, NH
Rochester, NH
Round Pond
Stratham, NH
Swanville
Tennants Harbor
Topsam
Turner
Union
West Kennebunk
Waldoboro
Wales
Waterboro
Wells
West Bath
West Kennebunk
Westport Island
West Newfield
West Paris
Westbrook
Whitefield
Wilmington
Windham
Windsor
Winslow
Winthrop

From our Biddeford, Maine Office our qualified technicians are available to attend to your septic needs on short notice. Today we have septic inspections and septic repairs scheduled in Belfast, Hermon, Islesboro, Palmero, Whitfield and Windsor ME. If you require septic assistance or have any questions please do contact us on   877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com  and we will be happy to help.

Use A Reputable, Experienced Septic Company For Your Septic System Installations

Septic Preservation Services have a septic install continuing today in North Attleboro MA. It is very important when you install a septic system that it is done by experienced septic system installers who will ensure that is is done both correctly and will meet all state and local BOH requirements. We have been working in this region installing septic systems for over 25 years. We know how important it is to have your system working correctly and proper installation is key to this. If a septic system is properly sited, is working properly, and has been maintained regularly, it will effectively and efficiently remove disease-causing bacteria. Inadequately treated sewage from failing septic systems poses a significant threat to drinking water and human health. Inadequately treated sewage from failing septic systems is the most frequently reported cause of groundwater contamination. Therefore please use a reputable, experienced septic company such as Septic Preservation Services for your septic system installations. We have recently installed septic systems in Lakeville, Blackstone, Falmouth and Attleboro MA. If you need a septic system to be installed or have any questions about septic system installation please do contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com.

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Septic Preservation Services Services All of New England

New England Septic Preservation Services provides septic services all over New England including Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

Today septic inspectors from our Biddeford, Maine office have septic inspection appointments in Old Orchard Beach, Kennebunk, Kennebunk Port, Cape Elizabeth, Portland, and Falmouth Maine.  

We have an excellent reputation for providing thorough, professional and timely inspections in this region. If you require a septic inspection or if you have any questions about septic inspections please do contact our office at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

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Septic System Installation on Cape Cod

Septic Preservation ServicesSeptic Preservation Services has a septic system installation starting today in Falmouth, MA.  This septic system installation on Cape Cod has to be precisely done to ensure that it is installed correctly, and so won’t damage the environment

. We are experienced working with different septic systems which can overcome challenges such as high water tables, small lots sizes or, as in this instance, proximity to the ocean . Proper installation is key to the proper operation and lifespan of your septic system

. Septic Preservation Services has the expertise and experience to install your septic system correctly based on local and state requirements.  Our experienced installers and repair staff understand the strict requirements placed on septic repair and installs and ensure our work meets these requirements.  Septic Preservation Services takes great pride in our ability to handle residential and commercial septic system installation, from the smallest cottage to the largest commercial project.   If you need to schedule a septic system installation 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 on Cape Cod Today

Cape Cod Septic Preservation Services has experience working in one of the region’s most delicate and unique environments, Cape Cod.  We take pride in working with the environment to ensure that our septic solutions, repairs, and installations are environmentally conscious as well as being cost effective and efficient.  Today we have septic repairs and services scheduled in Bourne, Falmouth, Chatham, Orleans, Brewster, Mashpee, and Dennis MA.

We have extensive experience working with towns on Cape Cod and know the individual Board of Health’s for the region and their own specific septic requirements and regulations.  We work with many property owners from those who have large commercial septic systems to those with small seasonally used Cape Cod cottages.  If you have a septic system on your property on Cape Cod, make sure that you use a septic company with experience in this region and if you have any questions or wish to schedule an appointment please do contact our office at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

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