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Leachfield Maintenance

Watch this great video on Leachfield Maintenance by Septic Preservation Services.  Septic issues?  Call 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.comhttp://www.septicpreservation.com

Thank You For A Successful 2017

Septic Preservation Services would like to thank all of our customers, vendors and friends for a very successful year. We have conducted more Septic Inspections, Septic Installations, Septic Designs, Septic Remediation, Septic Services and Septic Repairs in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island than ever before.

Highlights include:

  • Working with multiple breweries in Marshfield MA, Woodstock, NH, and Limerick, ME to resolve high strength wastewater issues
  • Getting approval to teach septic savvy in RI and MA for training credits Class. This class includes; how septic systems work; why septic systems fail, and what your options are once your septic system fails; Information on septic inspection, septic repairs, septic replacement, septic installations and advanced treatment units for wastewater treatment
  • Record sales in Maine including, Acton, Farmington, Tennant’s Harbor, Arrowsic, Friendship, North Berwick, Union, Bailey Island, Gorham, Oakland, Wales, Belfast, Harrison, Owls Head, West Bath, Biddeford, Hermon, Peaks Island, West Newfield, Bowdoinham, Kennebunk, Poland, Whitefield, Brunswick, Kittery Point, Portland, Windham, Cape Elizabeth, Lewiston, Richmond, Winslow and Jay
  • Continuing help to customers with overboard discharge (OBD) systems in Maine as they as fazed out
  • Welcoming new employees that will assist with septic inspections, functional inspections, septic repairs, septic installations, and septic designs from Norton, Attleboro and Acushnet MA, Cumberland and North Smithfield RI and Biddeford ME

We are looking forward to expanding upon our success in 2018. Happy Holidays from Septic Preservation Services!

 

 

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Garbage Disposals and Your Septic System

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Garbage Disposals are used in many households, but are they safe to use with your septic system.  Good Question!

While many companies that sell garbage disposals will tell you they are fine to use with a septic system, the truth is they really aren’t.

You really shouldn’t be using a garbage disposal with your septic system.  The way that the septic system is set up involves a large tank filled with water and the waste from your home.  The solid waste settles to the bottom where bacteria go to work breaking it down.  Then, there is the water waste layer that has the excess liquid going out to the drain field.  Finally, at the top, there is a layer of scum that has built up.

In order to keep your septic system running smoothly, there are many items that should not be flushed or sent down the drains.  This includes, diapers, wipes, bleach, harsh chemicals and sanitary products to name a few.    The same is true with your garbage disposal.  All the fats, grease, and other waste from the disposal are being added to the septic tank which can can cause problems and clogs and prevent it from working correctly.

Basically, you are overloading the waste that is being put into your septic tank and the naturally occurring bacteria will not be able to keep up with breaking it down.  If you use a garbage disposal, you should have your tank pumped every year, rather than the normal 3-5 year range.  It can wreak havoc with your septic system.

A better idea? Compost.  Composting your kitchen waste is much better for your system and environmentally friendly.  You can buy a cheap plastic composter or even make your own.  Depending on the size, you can add all your kitchen waste as well as leaves and grass and have a great fertilizer ready for your garden or landscaping.

It’s a win win situation for your yard as well as your septic system.  

Visit www.septicpreservation.com for all your septic system questions.  They have a qualified staff ready to help you with all your septic needs from pumping and cleaning to design and installation.  Give them a call at 877-378-4279.

Maine

Overboard Discharge Repairs and Services in Maine and New Hampshire

Maine Septic Preservation Services has Overboard Discharge Repairs and Overboard Discharge Services today in Kittery, Kittery Point, Berwick, North Berwick, Wells, Rochester, NH, Kennebunk, and West Kennebunk, 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.

Septic Preservation Services is the only Statewide contractor on the OBD Service contractor list provided by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. For more information see http://www.maine.gov/dep/water/wd/OBD.  If you require an OBD Repair or OBD Service please do contact our Biddeford, Maine Office at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

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Bacteria and Enzymes in Your Septic System

septic systemWhat makes a septic system work properly? Billions of naturally occurring microscopic bacteria and enzymes are responsible for a major part of the three-stage treatment that processes wastewater in a septic system.

The wastewater in the septic tank begins the process of decomposition by separating into layers.  Bacteria, which is naturally present in all septic systems, will begin to digest the solids which have settled to the bottom of the tank.  These naturally occurring bacteria will change up to 50% of these solids into liquids and gases.

There are all kinds of additives on the market advertised to improve the biological environment of your septic system, but most experts agree that they are not needed.  The best plan is to keep high doses of cleaners and bleaches out of your septic system which can kill off the beneficial bacteria.

Another important part of the process occurs in the drainfield.  The effluent, or wastewater from the septic tank enters the drain or leachfield and comes into contact with the biomat.  There are organisms living in the biomat which further digest the organic matter in the effluent and from there it reaches the soil where the last part of the process occurs.  Bacteria in the soil further treat the waste. It is important that the drainfield not be flooded.  Many of these bacteria found in the soil and biomat are aerobic or oxygen dependent.  If water floods a drainfield, they may die off and will not be replenished until the flooding is relieved.

Septic Preservation Services can answer all your septic system questions.  Call them at 877-378-4279  or visit www.septicpreservation.com  Ask them about their maintenance program and emergency services.  They have all the answers to your septic needs.

New England

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

Labor Day

Happy Labor Day

Labor DaySeptic Preservation Services wishes its clients, friends and families a Happy Labor Day.  Today we honor the working American men and women and the contributions that they have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of our country.  However, most of us will celebrate by not working and spending time with our loved ones. We wish everyone a happy holiday and we will be back to work continuing to contribute to the economy and well being of the country……tomorrow.  You can reach us for all your septic needs at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

Fall

Septic Preservation Services Has Busy Fall Planned

Fall Septic Preservation Services is amazed that it is September already.

We have had an incredibly busy summer which means that the months have flown past us in an array of septic installations, septic inspections, septic repairs and septic services. We have been working with customers all over New England in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine,  and New Hampshire.

Although Fall is almost upon us we do not see a reduction in the amount of appointments that we make and services that we provide. Today we have septic inspections scheduled for customers in Paxton, Spencer, Brookfield, East Brookfield, Ware, and Sterling, MA.  If you need septic assistance or have any questions regarding your septic system, please do contact our office where we are always happy to answer any questions that you may have.  You can reach us at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

White Knight

White Knight Advantage System

White Knight Septic Preservation Services were approached by a property owner in Attleboro, MA whose leach field was failing and wanted a solution. We will restore the function of the drain field with the White Knight system.

 

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 its capacity to deliver effluent to the soil for purification.

THE WHITE KNIGHT™ ADVANTAGE INCLUDES:

  • An installation costs thousands of dollars less than that of a replacement leach field
  • Minimal disruption to existing landscape
  • Protection of the environment
  • Significantly longer tank pumping interval
  • Conservation of natural resources
  • 100% component and limited lifetime performance warranty

We have successfully used this system throughout the region from Groveland in Northern MA to Otis in Western MA to Chatham on Cape Cod.  The White Knight™ Microbial Inoculator/Generator can be used to:

 

  • Improve the function of marginally operating drainfields
  • Restore the function of totally failed drainfields
  • Improve the quality of effluent returning to the soil and ground water
  • Reduce the amount of nitrate moving into the environment
  • Reduce the size of a leach field required for new building construction
  • Expand the size of existing structures without expanding the leach field

If you want to have a White Knight Septic Installation or have questions please do contact our Norton, MA office. at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

Team BBQ

Team BBQ and Camp Out in New Hampshire

Team BBQ Septic Preservation Services provides professional, through, and quality septic services to our customers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, and New Hampshire.  We know that our team of inspectors, technicians, engineers, and office staff are the people that make our business a success.  This weekend we had a team BBQ and camp out in New Hampshire where the Septic Preservation Services staff and families all joined together to make our team even stronger.  Our employees joined us from Attleboro, Sharon, Norton, and Foxboro in Massachusetts and from North Kingstown and Cranston in Rhode Island and Biddeford, Maine.

Our staff is always ready to help.  Please call us with all your septic issues at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

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