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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

When Returning To Your ‘Normal’ Routine After Summer Break Don’t Forget Your Septic Also Requires Routine Septic Pump Out

Septic Preservation Services know that for many families things are going back to ‘normal’ with children returning to school and routines and schedules getting back on track. Strangely enough your septic system also has a routine that should be followed with it needing a regular septic pump out. Septic pumping is essential septic maintenance that you should not neglect and even if you have no signs of a septic problem your system should always be pumped, usually every 3-5 years but this does vary on a variety of factors. The following good septic maintenance practices and advice will also help ensure that you don’t need additional septic repairs or maintenance as well as your expected pumping.

Septic System Do’s and Don’ts

Things you should do

  • DO get your have septic pump out as necessary 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.

Following the above advice will help ensure that you do not do anything that will result in needing a septic repair however it will not stop essential septic maintenance being necessary. Today we have septic pump outs scheduled for customers in Carver, Middleboro, Sharon, Lakeville, Freetown, Taunton and Norton MA. If you wish to schedule a septic system pump out or if you have any septic maintenance or septic system questions please do contact our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services

Septic Repairs Can Often Be Avoided By Using Your System Correctly

Septic Preservation Services know that septic systems have to be used correctly for them to continue to work efficiently and function as they should. A large part of this is is just knowing what is being introduced to your septic system and making sure that anything that goes into it is appropriate and wont adversely affect your system. All wastewater makes its way to your septic system and everything that goes into your sink, toilet, washing machine and shower/bath will also get introduced into your septic system. Keep the following items out of your septic system to prevent problems:

  • paper towels
  • kitty litter
  • plastics
  • cooking oils or grease
  • disposable diapers
  • feminine hygiene products
  • any/all latex products
  • hazardous chemicals, pesticides and latex-based paints
  • water purification back flush

It is important to note, however, that each system is unique. Check with your septic system installer or manufacturer for a complete list of items that should not make their way into your system for maximum efficiency. There are also many other things that should stay out of your system and there is no way that we can list all of the items. We have found toys, dead fish, clothing and jewelry in septic systems and all of these items were causing a problem that led to us investigating the cause. Simply put if you are not sure do not put it in your wastewater. We have septic repairs scheduled today in Carver, Middleboro, Bourne, Marion and Rochester today. One of these repairs is necessary because the homeowner was unaware of the large volume of sand that was being introduced to their septic system via the washing machine and shower by their teenage children. It is wise to make sure that your entire family and visitors know that you have a septic system and there are certain, easily followed guidelines to follow to make sure you do not require a septic repair from our talented technicians. If however you do suspect that you require a septic repair or if you have any questions about septic systems please do contact our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or visit the Septic Preservation Services website.

Septic Repairs Including A Leach Field Repair In Massachusetts

Septic Preservation Services know that property owners with septic systems will not always immediately know when they have a septic problem. A common sign that you may have a septic issue is if you have much greener and healthier grass on your leach field than elsewhere in your yard. While a home owner may be congratulating themselves on their improved gardening skills they may not realise that they need a leach field repair because this is a result of their leach field not being able to process their wastewater as it should and therefore it’s starting to contaminate their yard. The main reason for a leach field to fail is referred to as biological clogging. This is the development of a biomat beneath the leachfield that eventually prevents the liquid or effluent from entering the underlying soil. This biomat is a combination of fine organic solids that have been carried out of the septic tank and the remnants of anaerobic bacteria. These bacteria originate in the human intestinal tract and enter the septic system with the waste products. 95% of all leach field failures are biological. The second primary reason is referred to as a mechanical failure. This could be a structural collapse of the leach field piping or chambers, root intrusion, or fine non-organic materials that are washed down to the bottom of the leach field and seal the soil. Today we have septic repairs, including a leach field repair scheduled in Stoughton, Canton, Scituate, Hingham and Middleboro MA. If you suspect you need a septic repair or if you have any questions about septic systems or specifically leach fields please do contact our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com

Septic Inspection and Well Water Sample Taken in Acushnet MA

Septic Preservation Services often provides septic inspections for customers whose property is not on town sewer. Septic Inspections are 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.
  • When there is a proposed change to the facility which requires a building or occupancy permit.
  • Any change in the footprint of a building, to make sure that new building construction will not take place on top of any system components or on the system’s reserve area.
  • For large systems with a design flow of 10,000 to 15,000 gallons per day or more at full build-out, on the basin schedule shown in 310 CMR 15.301(6), and every five years thereafter.
  • Every 3 years for shared systems.
  • When the property is divided, or ownership of 2 or more properties is combined.
  • When MassDEP or the local Board of Health orders an inspection.

Most regularly we carry out septic inspections for customers who are selling their homes which have a septic system that has not been tested in the last two years. Today in addition to providing the usual septic inspection we are also taking a well water sample for a customer in Acushnet, MA. As stated on the Mas Gov website:

“There are a number of situations where the inspector will not be able to determine if the system passes or fails..A second set of situations involve septic tank and soil absorption systems that are too close to drinking water supplies, drinking water supply tributaries, public and private water supply wells. In these situations, the systems are deemed to be failed unless the Board of Health (in conjunction with the public water supplier in the case of public surface water supplies and their tributaries) determines that the systems are functioning in a manner that protects the public health and safety and the environment. Again, the system inspector can NOT make this evaluation. The information collected during the inspection and the guidance provided by the Department will be used by the Board of Health to make the determination. The system inspector can assist the Board of Health in the case of septic tanks and soil absorption systems located less than 100 feet from a private drinking water well by arranging to have the well tested for fecal coliform bacteria, ammonia, nitrogen, and nitrate nitrogen.”

For more information see https://www.mass.gov/guides/guidance-for-the-inspection-of-on-site-sewage-disposal-systems-0

At Septic Preservation Services we have been providing septic inspections in the region for many years and we can provide the additional services such as taking a well water sample and taking it to be tested for fecal coliform bacteria, ammonia, nitrogen, and nitrate nitrogen. We have other septic inspections today, in addition to the Acushnet inspection, in Berkley, Lakeville, Norton, Taunton and Middleboro MA. If you require a thorough septic inspection or have questions about septic inspections please do contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com

Septic System Installation Starting in Westport

Septic Preservation Services provide many customers with a septic system installation and then maintain that relationship with providing ongoing preventative maintenance. Our customers choose to continue to work with us because they know that Septic Preservation Services provide excellent, knowledgeable, professional service from start to finish. We know that initial 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 properly based on local and state requirement. 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 most any residential and commercial septic system installation, from the smallest cottage to the largest commercial project. We have recently installed residential and commercial septic systems in Otis, Dudley, Westford and Middleboro MA and today we are starting a septic system installation for a commercial building in Westport MA. If you require a septic installation or if you have any questions about septic installations or septic systems please do contact our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com

Septic Repairs Can Sometimes Be Avoided Following Simple Steps

Septic Preservation Services provide advice to their customers to ensure that they use their septic systems correctly and are therefore less likely to have septic system problems. Very importantly to take good care of your septic systems you should know which items should never be flushed down the drain or toilet. This is because these things can overtax or destroy the biological digestion taking place within the system or clog pumps and pipes.

Take care not to flush the following:

  • hair combings, dental floss, disposable diapers, condoms, gauze bandages, sanitary napkins, tampons
  • coffee grounds, kitty litter, fat, grease, oil, cigarette butts, paper towels
  • chemicals that could contaminate surface and groundwater, such as paints, varnishes, thinners, waste oils, photographic solutions, or pesticides.

Unfortunately we have attended many septic repairs that could have been avoided if this advice had been followed. Today we have septic repairs scheduled in Rochester, Rehoboth, Berkley, Lakeville and Middleboro MA. If you require a septic repair or if you have any questions please do contact our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com

Title 5 Inspections For Condominiums In Addition to Private Homes and Commercial Buildings

Septic Preservation Services know that if you live in a condominium without town sewer you are unlikely to have anything to do with your septic system. This is because unless otherwise stated in your condominium associations governing documents:

“The condominium association is responsible for the inspection, maintenance and upgrade of the system or systems serving the units” as specified on the Mass Gov website. If goes further to say:

“Condominium systems should be inspected once every 3 years. Condominium developments with 4 or fewer units should also have their system inspected every 3 years, or within 2 years prior to the sale of one of the units.” for more information see –

https://www.mass.gov/guides/buying-or-selling-property-with-a-septic-system

We provide Title 5 Inspections for condominium associations as well as private homes and commercial properties including restaurants and office buildings. Today we have Title 5 Inspections in Middleboro, Mansfield, Bourne, Carver, Marion and Rochester MA including one for a large condominium building of more than 5 units. If you require a Title 5 Septic Inspection for any reason or have questions about septic inspections please do contact our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com

Septic System Services Provided On A Quarterly, Biannual Or Annual Basis

Septic Preservation Services endeavour to educate property owners with septic systems, who are not on town sewer, that having your septic system serviced on a regular basis helps ensure that you will not have any unexpected septic system breakdowns. This is especially important for our commercial customers with restaurants because a problem with their septic system can have large financial repercussions to their business. You will also be increasing the longevity of your septic system which can be an expensive item to replace if it fails. We service our septic system clients on a quarterly, biannual or annual basis depending to the septic system and usage. For example a busy restaurant will require more frequent services that a customer with a summer property on Cape Cod. Today we have septic system services in Plymouth, Bourne, Acushnet, Lakeville, Middleboro and Taunton MA. If you are interested in septic services or have any questions please do contact our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com

Septic Preservation Services Identify Septic Adjustments And Septic Improvements

Septic Preservation Services have a vast extent of septic system knowledge and experience which is necessary if you are going to be able to locate and repair septic breakdowns, problems and failures. It is also necessary to have many years of experience working with septic systems to be able to identify septic adjustments and improvements that can be made so your septic system operates more environmentally efficient by processing waste more thoroughly which will also make it more cost effective. Today we are at a customer’s property in Acushnet MA extending their septic system tee and adding a septic filter. We also have septic repairs and septic adjustments for customers in Lakeville, Middleboro, Carver and Freetown MA. If you have a septic problem or believe you need a septic repair please do contact our Norton office where we will be happy to answer any questions and  make an appointment if necessary on 877-348-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

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