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Preventative Maintenance, Not First Of The Month Luck, Will Extend The Life Of Your Septic System

Septic Preservation Services give you a pinch and a punch for the first of the month. We know, however, that good luck alone will not extend the life of your septic system but proper preventative maintenance can. Septic systems that are not regularly maintained will average less than 20 years, but studies conducted by field professors, scientists and engineers reveal that proper preventative maintenance can help a septic system to last indefinitely. This can save homeowners thousands of dollars over a lifetime.

Our septic services give our residential and commercial clients peace of mind in knowing that their septic system is being maintained, checked and monitored. Today we have septic services for customers in Marion, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, Westport, Fairhaven and Acushnet MA.

We provide our customers with regular monitoring of the entire septic system. We service septic systems in a quarterly, biannual or annual basis depending on the septic system and the needs of our client. For example a busy restaurant’s septic system will require more regular services that a small home belonging to a retired couple. Once an appointment has been scheduled our customers do not even usually need to be home for the service which makes septic system maintenance as hassle free as possible. If you would be interested in a septic service or if you have any questions about septic systems or preventative maintenance please contact us on 877-378-4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services

Septic Advice To Help Prevent Septic Problems

Septic Preservation Services has many years of experience working in the septic industry in this region. This means that we can use our accumulated knowledge and the skills that we have developed to repair the septic problems that our customers have. What is sometimes even more important is that we can locate the cause of the issue and this sometimes means that we have to educate septic system owners in the best way to use their system to prevent septic problems happening in the future. HalloweenFor example today we have been to a customer property in Westport MA and the mistake that they were making is that they were putting too much water into their system. The decomposition process can become strained if there is too much excess water in the septic system, resulting in a variety of problems. Ideally, septic owners should only be using a maximum of 50 gallons of water per day, per person. The following averages for common household activities can help you keep track:

Dishwasher Cycle – 7 gallons
Washing Machine – 40 gallons per load (less with front-loader machines)
Toilet – 2 gallons per flush, 1.6 gallons for newer standard toilets
Shower – 2.5 gallons per minute (a 10 minute shower = 25 gallons)

It can be difficult to stay on top of usage, particularly for large families, but laying down some basic guidelines can help everyone to work together. New environmentally-friendly appliances, toilets and shower heads can help reduce usage without a lot of extra effort. Trying to spread laundry loads out over a week rather than doing it all on one day helps and not running many water using appliances all at once. A water meter can be helpful for households that feed off of a well. The Energy Star website also has a lot of helpful ideas and tips for reducing water usage. It is always a good idea to remember that a septic system is installed based upon the number of people that are anticipated to be using it. If your base number increases, you might need to upgrade to a larger system. We have other septic repairs scheduled today in Marion, Mattapoisett, Fall River and Fairhaven MA. If you have questions about your septic system or if you need to schedule a septic repair please do contact our Norton Office on 877 378 4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services
where we will be happy to help you.

Septic Pumping Is Necessary For Your Septic System

Septic Preservation Services are available to provide your essential septic system maintenance. Septic pumping is necessary for every septic system and if left your septic system will eventually fail. A septic tank is designed to have the capacity for 3-5 years waste. Obviously the volume of waste entering your septic system will affect the regularity that your system needs septic pumping. If your own a small cottage but have a lot of people visiting your septic tank will fill up much quicker. Property owners need to be aware that all wastewater enters the septic system so it is not just toilets but also baths, showers, washing machine, dishwasher etc that will fill up your system. The septic system is designed to match the number of bedrooms in a property so if you have a two bedroom home but have extended family visiting you are potentially straining the ability of your septic system to process the extra demand. Not only will your septic system fill up faster but also the decomposition process can become strained if there is too much excess water in the system, resulting in a variety of problems. Ideally, septic owners should only be using a maximum of 50 gallons of water per day, per person, assuming the number of people using the system corresponds to the size of the septic system as determined by the number of bedrooms in the home. The following averages for common household activities can help you keep track:

· Dishwasher Cycle – 7 gallons
· Washing Machine – 40 gallons per load (less with front-loader machines)
· Toilet – 2 gallons per flush, 1.6 gallons for newer standard toilets
· Shower – 2.5 gallons per minute (a 10 minute shower = 25 gallons)

It can be difficult to stay on top of usage, particularly for large families, but laying down some basic guidelines can help everyone to work together. New environmentally-friendly appliances, toilets and shower heads can help reduce usage without a lot of extra effort. The government Energy Star Website  also has a lot of helpful ideas and tips for reducing water usage. It is also important, to be aware of when you need to schedule septic pumping. Today we have septic pumping scheduled for customers in New Bedford, Mattapoisett, Marion, Westport, Freetown and Fairhaven MA. If you are unsure if you need a septic pump out or if you need to schedule septic pumping or have other questions about your septic system please do contact our Norton office on 877 378 4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services

Septic Services Are Extremely Cost Effective In The Long Term

Septic Preservation Services are extremely busy this month with septic services for our customers who want to ensure that their septic systems are in good working order before going into the winter season when it can be much harder to fix septic problems if a repair involves digging into frozen ground. When you have your septic system regularly serviced you are making the educated choice to stay ahead of your septic system maintenance and putting your trust in us so we can find any septic repairs before they become a problem or even prevent them from happening at all with effective preventative maintenance. It is much more cost effective to maintain your septic system rather than to run it and not maintain it until you have a large a costly septic problem that requires a septic repair to fix it, at best. Today we have septic services scheduled in Fall River, Westport, Swansea, Acushnet, Freetown and Mattapoisett MA. If you would be interested in hearing more about our preventative maintenance program or if you wish to schedule a septic service or if you have any questions about septic systems please do contact us at our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services

Septic Inspections for Properties Being Sold and For Flow increases

Septic Preservation Services have Title 5 Septic Inspections for people selling their properties today in Fairhaven, New Bedford, Fall River, Mattapoisett and Marion. We also have a septic inspection today scheduled in Sharon MA because their property has had an increase in flow so an inspection was required. As stated on the Mas Gov Website :

“Changes of Use and Increases in Flow

These situations require a system inspection only if the modification requires a building permit or occupancy permit. For example:
adding a bedroom to a house
adding seats to a restaurant
changing the type of business operating at a commercial location.

Check with your Building Department or Board of Health to find out if your modification meets these requirements.

Any change in the footprint of a building also requires an inspection to determine the location of the system, to ensure that construction will not be located on top of any system components or on the reserve area. Check with your local Board of Health.”

If you require a septic inspection for any reason or if you have any questions about septic systems please do contact our Norton Office on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com

Septic Installation Starting in Attleboro MA

Septic Preservation Services are starting a septic installation today for a customer in Attleboro MA. We have been working in this region for over a quarter of a century and can use all of this construction and septic experience to ensure that your septic installation is quickly, professionally and correctly carried out. We have the equipment and operators to install your septic system from initial excavation to the final landscaping and clear up. In this instance we have also provided our client with the septic designs for the system. We have recently installed septic systems for customers in Mattapoisett, Upton, Dighton and Hingham MA. If you have any questions about septic installations, or septic systems please do contact our Norton Office on 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

Avoid Septic Repairs By Following A Few Suggestions

Septic Preservation Services work with commercial property owners and residential property owners providing septic services including septic inspections, septic cleaning, septic repairs, septic installations and septic preventative maintenance. While we welcome all this business we also try to educate our clients so that they use their septic systems correctly and can prevent the necessity of using our septic repair services. Many septic repairs that we are called out to could have been avoided of the property owner had been using their septic system correctly. Here are a few suggestions to follow to help ensure your system will continue to work as it should:

Things you should do:

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 get your septic tank pumped regularly and have it checked for any cracks or leaks.
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.

Unfortunately for some of our customers this information comes too late and we have septic repairs scheduled for customers today who could in some instances have avoided their septic breakdown by following the above advice. Today we are at customer properties in Fairhaven, New Bedford, Marion, Westport and Mattapoisett MA for septic repairs. If you require a septic repair or if you have any questions or concerns about septic systems please do contact our Norton Office on 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

We Try To Make Septic Inspections As Simple As Possible

Septic Preservation Services know that a large portion of the septic inspections that we conduct are for people who are selling their property. In the State of Massachusetts it is required that a property have had a septic system inspection within the last two years before transfer can take place (obviously only if they have an individual septic system servicing that property). So generally unless the owner is selling a very new home or only purchased the home in the last two years a septic inspection is required. For more information see: https://www.mass.gov/guides/buying-or-selling-property-with-a-septic-system

We know that selling property is not an easy time, generally, so we endeavour to make the process as simple as possible. We will schedule your septic system inspection at a time that suits your timetable, when possible, and will be punctual, professional and thorough. We will also do simple things such as when we are investigating your system any earth that we dig up we will put on a tarp to enable us to more simply clean up after our visit. We know that when you are selling your home you want the lawn to look its best. It is small actions such as these coupled with our excellent reputation that results in much of our business coming from referrals from Realtors themselves because they have worked with us in the past and are happy to refer us to their clients because they would like to work with us again. Today we have septic inspections scheduled in Mattapoisett, Plymouth, Bourne, Marshfield, Carver and Halifax MA. If you require a septic system inspection or if you have questions about septic inspections please do contact our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com

Septic Inspections Often Lead To Referrals and Repeat Business

Septic Preservation Services have spent many years in this region providing septic services to property owners. Often the first contact we will have with a client is when they request a septic inspection because they are selling a property or sometimes buying a property with a septic system. This is because in Massachusetts a system inspection is required:

“Within 2 years before a sale. If weather conditions prevent inspection at the time of a sale, the inspection must take place within 6 months afterward.” For more information see https://www.mass.gov/guides/buying-or-selling-property-with-a-septic-system

Today we have septic inspections in Mattapoisett, Marion, New Bedford, Westport, Freetown, Fall River and Swansea MA. We provide thorough, professional and convenient inspections so much of our business comes from referrals or repeat business. Once we have performed a septic inspection we are then contacted by that customer or by people they have referred to us for septic services, septic repairs, septic improvements, septic upgrades, septic designs, septic installations, septic pumping or additional septic inspections. If you require a septic inspection or any other septic service or if you have any questions about your septic system please do contact our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com where we will be happy to help you.

Your Leach Field Is An Essential Part Of Your Septic System

Septic Preservation Services are experienced repairing all parts of your septic system. We have found that many property owners who have a septic system are aware that their system has a septic tank but are often unaware of their systems’ leach field, its purpose or its location. This makes it much more likely that they will inadvertently damage it. Although your septic system leach field (also called a drain field or absorption field) generally does not require maintenance, you should adhere to the following rules to protect and prolong its functional life:

  • Do not drive over the absorption field with cars, trucks, or heavy equipment.
  • Do not plant trees or shrubbery in the absorption field area, because the roots can get into the lines and plug them.
  • Do not cover the absorption field with hard surfaces, such as concrete or asphalt. Grass is the best cover, because it will help prevent erosion and help remove excess water.
  • Do divert surface runoff water from roofs, patios, driveways, and other areas away from the absorption field.

Today we are providing customers with leach field repairs and replacement. For one customer in Westport MA we are installing a White Knight™ Microbial Inoculator/Generator, an economical, environmentally sound and permanent alternative to leach field replacement. In nature, oxygen-using (aerobic) bacteria in the soil consume non-living organic material. This is the process nature uses to “recycle” wastes. We install the White Knight™ Microbial Inoculator/Generator in the septic tank to create an oxygen rich environment and cultivate an extensive colony of these same soil bacteria. The result is nearly complete consumption of the organic materials entering the septic tank. At the same time, the bacteria are carried into the leach field where they consume the organic material that has accumulated in the underlying soil. The leach field regains and/or maintains is capacity to deliver effluent to the soil for purification. We are also repairing leach fields for customers in Mattapoisett, Taunton and Raynham MA. If you are concerned that your septic system is not operating correctly or if you have questions about your septic system please do contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com

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