Posts

OBD Services and Repairs in Maine

Septic Preservation Services have OBD services and repairs scheduled in Arrowsic, Boothbay, Westport Island, Bremen, Friendship, West Bath and Richmond 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. All mechanical systems require power, so be sure that power is supplied to the unit and that it is turned on 7 days a week during the season of use. 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 OBD services or repairs please do contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services

Septic Repairs Including A Septic Alarm Investigation

Septic Preservation Services’ goal is to provide honest and reliable septic repairs and services to residential and commercial customers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Maine. We use state-of-the-art equipment to target the exact source of your septic problems to reduce costs for our customers and minimize downtime. We take great pride in the work that we do and have never been unsuccessful in locating the exact problem through our troubleshooting services. Fast, quality, courteous service is our goal and we will respect both you and your property throughout the duration of our work on your septic system. The equipment we use is designed to keep your system as concealed as possible while reliably repairing it in the most cost effective manner. Today we have technicians investigating a septic alarm in Attleboro MA. The septic alarm is a small device in our customer’s tank that alerts them to a malfunction (such as a broken pump, a power failure, a leak inside or outside the tank, clogged drain pipes, or freezing within the pipes) within the septic system. We will locate their septic problem and repair their septic system. We also have septic repairs Marshfield, Carver, Taunton and Stoughton MA. If you have a septic repair that needs to be done it is wise to not delay please do call our office to either make an appointment or to ask any questions that you may have on 877 378 4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services

Do You Know How To Maintain Your OBD

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.”

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 a question or concern about your OBD please do contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services

Septic Repairs In Maine Don’t Stop For Winter

Septic Preservation Services have septic repairs scheduled in West Newfield, Waterboro, Alfred, Lebanon, Acton, Bar Mills and Gorham Maine. We are available for septic system repairs even in the winter months because we know that septic repairs do not wait for the warmer weather. Infact waiting to do septic repairs can result in much bigger problems. A small septic problem can become a large septic system repair or even a septic failure if left too long. If you need to schedule a septic repair or if you have any questions please do contact us on 877 378 4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services where we will be happy to help you

leachfield

Landscaping Your Leachfield

Watch this great video on landscaping your leachfield.  Any questions. Call Septic Preservation Services at 877-378-4279.  We are your total septic system company.  Visit www.septicpreservation.com for more information.

Septic Preservation Services Provides OBD Services and Repairs to Maine Customers

Septic Preservation Services have Overboard Discharge (OBD) Services and Repairs today in Kittery, Kittery Point, Cape Neddick, Wells and North Berwick Maine. As stated on the Maine Gov Department of Environmental Protection 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.”

Septic Preservation Services are the only statewide contractor listed by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection on their Wastewater Treatment Plant Certified Maintenance Contractor List.

It is stated that for OBDs the

“DEP rule requires all mechanical 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.”

Therefore all property owners with an OBD must have a service contract with a licensed OBD. Septic Preservation Services has extensive experience and provides OBD services for multiple customers in Maine. If you require an Overboard Discharge Service or Overboard Discharge Repair please do contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services

Septic Inspections For Customers in Maine

Septic Preservation Services provide septic inspections to property owners in Maine who have a septic system and wish to know the condition of their system. They can use this information to catch septic problems before they happen and to repair their system if the inspection indicates that their septic system requires a septic repair. We also carry out septic inspections for clients who are considering buying a property with a septic system or are selling a property, either residential or commercial, with a septic system. Again a septic inspection provides information on the current status of the system so enables people to make informed decisions when purchasing a property. Today we have septic inspections scheduled in Alfred, Lebanon, Berwick, Waterboro and West Kennebunk ME. If you require a septic inspection in Maine or have any questions about septic inspections please contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services

septic rejuvenation

Septic Services Provided Safely in Winter Conditions

Septic Preservation Services considers the safety of its technicians and customers to be of the utmost importance when we are carrying out septic services. This is why we hold regular safety meetings which always include a different safety topic that is relevant to the time of year or concerns that have been raised. This time we covered cold related safety precautions including risk factors, prevention measures and symptoms. OSHA states “Cold weather and increased wind speed (wind chill) cause heat to leave the body more quickly putting works at risk of cold stress. Anyone working in the cold may be at risk”. Clearly our technicians who are out in the weather providing septic services to our customers throughout the winter months in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine need to be aware of the symptoms of cold stress and how to take precautions to avoid them. Septic Preservation Services’ technicians work in most weather conditions so we want to know that we have done all that we can to ensure their safety and that of their customers. If you have any questions about the septic services that we provide please do contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services

pump chamber

Pump Chamber Basics

Check out this great video on pump chamber basics.  Is this what your septic system needs?  Septic Preservation has all the answers to your questions on this subject and anything septic.  They have a great team ready to help you from start to finish.  Visit www.septicpreservation.com or call 877-378-4279

Halloween

Septic System Inspections In Maine To Prevent Septic Problems

 Septic Preservation Services has extensive experience working in the septic industry in Maine providing septic services including septic repairs, septic system inspections, OBD services and repairs and septic remediation. As you would expect many of our customers live in remote parts of the state, sometimes on islands or remote locations. However a large number of our customers also live in towns and are still not connected to a town sewer but have an individual septic system instead to process their wastewater. When these systems are working correctly they are a safe and environmentally efficient way to process a property’s waste. However failing systems can:

  • cause a serious health threat to your family and neighbors,
  • degrade the environment, especially lakes, streams and groundwater,
  • reduce the value of your property,
  • be very expensive to repair,
  • and put thousands of water supply users at risk if you live in a public water supply watershed and fail to maintain your system.

If you have a septic system servicing your property it is always wise to be alert to warning signs of a failing system which can include:

  • sewage surfacing over the drainfield (especially after storms),
  • sewage back-ups in the house,
  • lush, green growth over the drainfield,
  • slow draining toilets or drains,

We are carrying a septic system inspection today for a customer in Biddeford, Maine who wants to know that their system is operating correctly. We have other septic system inspections today for customers in Cape Elizabeth, Arundel, Old Orchard Beach, Kennebunk Port, Kennebunk and Alfred Maine. If you require a septic inspection, for any reason, or if you have a concern about your septic system please do contact hesitate to contact us on 877-378-4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services

Events

Nothing Found

Sorry, no posts matched your criteria