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Septic Preservation Services is welcoming in this beautiful New England spring weather with open arms. This is a time when property owners with 2nd homes which they use for vacations and for weekends away are thinking about opening them up again and doing maintenance to have them ready for the season. We have many customers who have ‘vacation’ homes with septic systems, because they are not on town sewer, and who choose to be on a preventative maintenance service plan for their septic so they don’t need to worry about its upkeep. We monitor, service and maintain their septic systems for them so they can be confident that their system is working correctly and any problems are caught early so they do not need to worry about septic issues occuring when they are not home to fix them quickly. A small septic problem, if left, can become and large and expensive septic repair. Today we are servicing septic systems for customers on Cape Cod who are on our preventative maintenance plan, some of these homes not being occupied all year round. We are servicing septic systems in Eastham, Orlean, Barnstable, Brewster, Sandwich and Dennis MA. If you would be interested in having your septic system on a preventative maintenance contract so you do not need to concern yourself about your septic system maintenance please do contact us to make an appointment or answer any questions you have on 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com
Septic Preservation Services knows that proper septic preventative maintenance can extend the life of your septic system. Systems that are not regularly maintained will average less than 20 years, however studies conducted by field professors, scientists and engineers reveal that proper maintenance can help a septic system to last indefinitely. This can save homeowners thousands of dollars over a lifetime.
We offer an affordable septic preventative maintenance program designed to give our residential and commercial clients peace of mind in knowing that their septic system is being properly maintained, checked and monitored. Today we have services for those customers in Rowley, North Reading, Middleton, Acton, Lynnfield and Westford MA.
Our Preventative Maintenance Contracts are available for specific types of septic systems, including:
- conventional septic systems
- pressure distribution systems
- innovative and alternative systems, such as FAST Systems, Eljen Systems, Presby Systems, Singulair Systems and Oakson Systems
We provide our customers with regular monitoring of the entire septic system. They just have to leave the dirty work to us with confidence. 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 our Preventative Maintenance Contracts please contact us on 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com
Septic Preservation Services are available to do the septic maintenance that everyone would rather took care of itself but unfortunately needs to be done and arranged.
Septic Pumping is an important part of your septic system maintenance. If you do not have this done your system will get clogged and full and when that happens it will cease to work efficiently and eventually fail. As you can probably imagine a failed septic system is not a pretty sight (or smell) and is often a very expensive thing to fix.
This can be avoided if you not only have your septic system pumped regularly but also use a through and reputable company to do so. The frequency that your septic system should be pumped varies on a variety of factors including the size of your system and the amount it is used, however, it is recommended that it is pumped every 3-5 years. A properly maintained septic system should only be pumped every 2-5 years, as needed, to avoid removing the “good” bacteria and keep the system running smoothly. Today we have septic pumping scheduled in Attleboro, Norton, Seekonk, Fall River, Freetown, Lakeville, and Acushnet, MA. If it has been over three years since your septic tank had a pump out, please contact us for an evaluation and to arrange septic pumping if necessary. You can reach us at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com
Septic Preservation Services is regularly contacted by customers who require septic repairs that could have been avoided if they had used their septic system correctly. If you own a property with a septic system you need to be aware of how you, and your family, use your system. Following some simple suggestions could help you avoid septic repairs and extend the life of your septic system. We suggest:
- Minimize the use of the garbage disposal
- Do not put grease down your drains
- Spread loads of laundry out over time rather than doing multiple loads in a short period of time, and use liquid detergents rather than powdered detergents
- Avoid excessively long showers
- Avoid leaving tap water running when shaving, brushing teeth or doing other personal or household tasks
- Do not flush medications, harmful chemicals, excessive amounts of bleach, harsh drain cleaners or degreasers
- Have the septic tank pumped at least every three years
- Do not add any septic systems cleaners, enzymes or additives
- Remove water conditioning backwash discharges from the septic system
- Do not plant trees and shrubs over leach fields
- Do not flush personal products, paper towels, wipes or diapers
- Do not clean or rinse paint brushes in the sinks
- Equip all hot tubs, spas, whirlpool baths, etcetera with drain limiting valves that will only allow five gallons per minute to drain from fixture
- Do not drive vehicles over leach fields
Today we have septic repairs scheduled in Plymouth, Marshfield, Carver, Canton, and Hingham, MA including a septic pump repair and drain field issue. These repairs could have been avoided if some of the above recommendations had been followed.
We have found items including toy boats and dolls in property owners’ septic systems causing problems. You need to ensure that your entire family knows what can, and cannot, be flushed! If you have any questions or need to schedule a septic repair please do contact our Norton office at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com
Septic systems are very common throughout Rhode Island. If you are a homeowner and have one of these on-site sewage systems, you are probably very aware of the maintenance and diligence that is required to properly maintain a septic system. If you are new to septic systems, it can be a bit overwhelming to get a handle on all the dos and don’ts.
This article will attempt to give you an overall understanding on how septic systems work in Rhode Island, what you can do to help keep your system running efficiently and when it’s time to call a professional to help you service your system. Whether you have a septic system in Cumberland, Woonsocket, Providence or somewhere in between, these tips will help you to increase the longevity and efficiency for many years to come.
How Septic Systems Work
Most of the septic systems found throughout Rhode Island consist of a specific set of equipment, which includes a septic tank, a leaching field and a distribution box. The wastewater that comes from your home is held temporarily within the septic tank, which is where the waste solids become separated from the water. Bacteria decomposes the solids, which are later pumped out by a professional septic system company.
The partially treated water leaves the tank and then moves on into the distribution box. Once inside the box, the water is distributed evenly into the leaching field. The water drains into trenches that are filled with gravel through holds in the distribution box, which are then used to help further treat the wastewater. The wastewater then seeps slowly into the soil of your leach field for a secondary purifying treatment.
Today there are some alternative systems that use different substrates than soil or gravel. One option is to use sand instead of soil. Another is to use peat. Whichever type of system you are currently using, you need to ensure that you properly maintain a septic system so that it does not pollute the groundwater. Don’t just change from soil to sand, peat or any other type of substrate unless you consult with a septic system professional to make sure that the change will work well with your current system.
How to Properly Maintain a Septic System
The best thing you can do for your septic system is to provide proper care and maintenance. There is a lot of responsibility on the part of the homeowner to ensure that the system is not being abused so that it will run properly. Regular visits from your septic system professional to inspect your equipment, check your levels and pump your system if necessary, will help keep things in proper working order.
Water conservation is the number one way to protect your system. Take some simple steps to ensure that you are limiting your use of water. The more you save, the less will end up in your system. Water-saving devices, such as low-flow toilets and shower heads are extremely helpful. Check for leaks in faucets and toilets on a regular basis and refrain from running a load of dishes and clothing unless you have a full load.
Chemicals can be extremely dangerous to a septic system. Don’t ever put any chemicals or paint thinners down your drains. These chemicals will kill off the microbes that naturally occur within your system and prevent it from functioning properly. Other things, such as food waste, fat and grease are also damaging to your system and should not be put down the drain. Unless your system has been designed to accommodate a garbage disposal, you should not use one with a septic system.
Maintain your leach field as well by ensuring that nothing is planted or growing over the area except for grass. It goes without saying that you should never pour concrete or asphalt over a leach field. Parking or driving vehicles over the leach field can ultimately compact the soil and crush the piping, rendering it useless to the treatment process.
When to Call a Professional
If you notice any problems within your septic system, such as drains that drain slower than usual, gurgling sounds or a foul odor around the house, you need to call a septic system service professional. Another sign is a very lush and green patch of grass within the drainage field, signaling that the grass is receiving more liquid and nutrients than usual. The technician will inspect your equipment, test the drain field and check to ensure that it is all draining properly and will check inside your home to make sure your plumbing is functioning well.
In the State of Rhode Island, some locations require what are known as Rhode Island Town Inspections. These locations include South Kingstown, North Kingstown, Jamestown and Charlestown. The local town ordinances require both residential and commercial property owners to submit inspections of their septic systems on a regular basis.
Septic Preservation Services provides all of these services and more. They are fully licensed to provide Rhode Island Town Inspections and Massachusetts Title 5 Inspections. SPS utilizes state-of-the-art tools and fully trained and certified professionals to provide the best possible services to their customers at a very affordable and competitive rate. So whether you are in Rhode Island or Southeastern Massachusetts, call Septic Preservation Services for pricing, information or to set up an appointment at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com
Septic Preservation Services know that to ensure that your septic system continues to work correctly and to increase the lifespan of your septic system, it is advisable to maintain your septic system and this includes cleaning and pumping to flush out sludge and scum, which do not drain like effluent.
. Today we have septic cleaning scheduled for customers in Dighton, Freetown, East Bridgewater, Fall River, and Raynham, MA. We utilize specialized miniature equipment to locate specific areas of your system, such as a sewer cam that is used to investigate the inside of your sewer lines, and jetting equipment to clean the pipes within the leach field.
If you need to schedule a septic cleaning or have any questions please do contact our Norton, MA office at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com
Hurricane season is upon us and severe weather could be just around the corner. How does this affect your septic system?
Flooding and high winds can adversely affect your system. Here are some tips to guard your system against damage.
Secure your system.
- Check your risers or septic tank covers if they are exposed to make sure they are secure to ensure that storm water cannot get into your septic system.
- Check your electrical pump connections and make sure the water cannot penetrate to avoid damage during a flood
- It is never a good idea to park anything over your drainfield, but be sure not to park automobiles, trailers, or other objects on the drainfield during wet weather, as this can cause damage to the drainfield pipes.
Conserve water and use it sparingly in an emergency.
- When there is severe flooding in your area, your well water may be at risk from the sewage in standing water. Be aware of any boil-water warnings in your area and make sure you follow.
- Have a supply of bottled water on hand to ensure you have ample supply of fresh drinking water during and after the storm.
- Limit your water use during the storm to only essential water use. Put off laundry, dishwashing and showering as long as possible. Fill your tub with water beforehand for use in flushing the toilet if you lose power and your well pump is not working.
It May Be Wise to have your system inspected after a flood.
- Hurricanes can mean major flooding in your area. You might want to have your septic system inspected for for any damage from standing water or fallen objects on the pipes.
- Check electrical components to ensure there has not been any damage to your unit.
Loss of power is always an issue during the hurricane and days following depending on the severity of the storm. This could affect your sump pump in your basement and cause flooding. A backup generator is always a great idea to handle and pump out excess water and keep the essential systems working in your home, such as refrigeration and a well pump to access water.
Septic Preservation Services are experts at storm damage recovery and prevention. Call them at 877-378-4279 for all your storm related questions and anything concerning your septic system. Visit www.septicpreservation.com
Septic Preservation Services can help you ensure that your septic system continues to operate correctly by pumping your septic tank. Septic pumping is essential every 3 – 5 years to ensure that your tank does not overflow. As you can imagine it is not advisable to leave pumping too late late because the results can be unpleasant and expensive to fix.
The regularity that your tank needs to be pumped will vary slightly from various factors including water usage and the size of your tank. For example, a family with 5 members, including teenagers, will typically use more water and therefore need more their tank pumped sooner, than a home of a retired couple. However, this too can vary dramatically if that couple have extended family visiting for a prolonged period.
Essentially if you are unsure, please do call our office where we will be happy to answer any questions. Today, we are pumping septic systems for customers in Holliston, Millis, Bellingham, Franklin, Wrentham, and Foxboro, MA. If you need to schedule a septic pump out appointment or if you have any questions, please do contact our Norton, MA office at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com
Part of any good Preventative Maintenance Program is to ensure that your septic system is properly cleaned and is pumped on a regular basis. It is important to know the facts about septic cleaning and pumping to avoid making costly mistakes.
Getting your tanks cleaned on a regular basis will help to improve the efficiency of your septic system and keep it running smooth. It is important to select your service provider carefully to ensure that you get quality work. Be sure that when comparing prices that you compare apples to apples. Some differences that may effect cost are the size of the tank, how deep the covers are buried, and if there is a filter to clean.
Septic Preservation Services takes pride in the work that we do, utilizing specialized equipment to locate specific areas of your system, such as a sewer camera that is used to investigate the inside of your sewer lines, and jetting equipment to clean the pipes within the leach field.
Some pumping services will tell you that you need to get your septic system pumped every 6 months or on an annual basis. The truth is that a properly maintained septic system should only be pumped based on the accumulation of sludge and scum, which is typically every 2-5 years. Pumping too frequently is costly and removes the “good” bacteria that keep the system running smoothly.
If you would like a system evaluation and to know how often you should be pumping, give SPS a call for an evaluation and to set up quick and easy pumping arrangements.
OUR GOAL: CLEANER AND MORE EFFICIENT SEPTIC SYSTEMS
All-Clear can get you started on the road to a healthier septic system for your residential or commercial property through our Preventative Maintenance Program. We also provide a 25% discount off of all Title 5 Inspections for our up-to-date Preventative Maintenance Program customers. Call us today at 877-378-4279 to get more information about our programs and services.
Visit www.septicpreservation.com for everything you need to know about your septic system.