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Halloween and Your Septic System

Halloween is here!  It can be a scary time but that doesn’t have to be the case with your septic system.  Septic Preservation Services has everything you need to take care of your septic system.  Septic system issues do not need to be “scary”.   Septic Preservation Services can answer all your questions and have solutions to all your problems.

Visit www.septicpreservation.com or call 877-378-4279

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Steps to Avoid Septic Repairs

Check out this great video on how to avoid septic repairs.  There are many products which should never make their way down your drains or toilets and into your septic system. This  will keep your septic system running smoothly and avoid costly repairs.

Visit www.septicpreservation.com for all your septic questions or call 877-378-4279.

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

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Voluntary Septic Assessments

Check out this great video on voluntary septic assessments.  Septic Preservation Services is ready to help you evaluate your septic system.  Call them today for an appointment at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

Servicing Septic Systems For Clients On Our Preventative Maintenance Service Plan

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

Proper Septic Preventative Maintenance Can Extend The Life Of Your Septic System

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

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Septic Pumping Integral to Septic Maintenance

septic tank pumping 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

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Septic System Education

septic education 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 System Maintenance Tips in Rhode Island

Rhode IslandSeptic 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

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Regular Septic Cleaning Important to Septic System

septic cleaning 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