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Septic Inspections Today In Maine

Septic Preservation Services has septic inspections scheduled today in Boothbay, West Kennebunk, Alna, Waldoboro, Owls Head, Friendship and Bremen Maine. Having an inspection on your septic system keeps you informed of the status of your septic system. A septic system will not operate indefinitely if left unmaintained and will eventually need replacement and will always require maintenance so it is advisable to know the condition of your septic. In this instance ignorance is not bliss and could lead to some unpleasant surprises so having a professional inspect your system could help prevent expensive repairs in the future if you can catch problems before they occur. If you would be interested in a septic inspection or if you have any questions about septic inspections or septic systems please do contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services

Options When Buying a Home With an Older Septic System

Buying a home is an exciting time for many, and buying an older home can be a very rewarding experience. When looking at older homes for sale, however, it’s important to understand that many of the systems within may be old or in need of repair as well. If an older property has a septic system, how might a buyer navigate the process to ensure they are getting the best deal?

Septic systems are typically designed to last for 25 years or more, but this time limit is easy to meet with many historical homes. When purchasing a home with an older septic system, it helps to understand what options are available to protect a buyer’s interests and what can be done to mitigate any potential issues down the line.

Inspecting the Septic System

Home buyers interested in older homes should know that their general inspection is unlikely to delve into the specific mechanisms of an older septic system, so it’s often necessary to opt for a specialty inspector with a focus in septic systems. In many states, a separate septic system inspection is a requirement before a home can be sold. For example, in Massachusetts, a thorough inspection of the components of the septic system is known as a Title 5 Inspection.

In addition, many states not only require a septic inspection, but also allow a septic system contingency to be included into a real state contract. This contingency might allow a potential buyer to ask the seller to correct certain problems or issues that may arise in the inspection – much like a general home inspection.

A general home inspector may do little more than a few quick tests to determine if the septic system is in working order while a specialty Septic System inspector will take the time to examine how the inner workings may have deteriorated or have held up over time. Septic systems are affected by everything from natural disasters to yard growth to general wear and tear. Learning how the system has held up over the years will also give buyers a better idea of the threats they’ll face once the deed is transferred.

Repairing the Septic System

Depending on the condition of the septic system, home buyers may be able to make a few standard septic repairs to boost the efficiency and safety of the septic system. Some of the most common repairs and adjustments include:

• Replacing old or worn parts or components
• Installing risers or filters
• Removing solids in field plumbing
• Diverting backwash from water softeners or conditioners

Technicians can also work to remove tree roots or plants that may be interfering with the septic system. When a home buyer has a firm idea of how much they’ll be paying for these repairs, they have the option to negotiate the costs with the seller. Buyers may ask the seller to pay for the costs outright, or they may request the seller lower the price of the home or pay for some of the buyer’s closing costs.

Replacing the Septic System

If the system is simply too old to be repaired, buyers have the option of replacing the system entirely and installing a new one. While a major expense (much like a new roof), buyers should know that septic systems can last for several decades before needing to be replaced. It’s a long-term investment that will help the residents of the home and future buyers who can appreciate the character and charm of an older home with updated plumbing.

As with repair costs, buyers can ask the seller to cover part or all of the septic system repair. If the seller won’t budge on their price of the home or the repair and replacement costs are simply too high to make the sale worth it, the buyer’s only other option may be to back out of the sale.

Caring for the Septic System

A properly functioning septic system may not be the first feature a new homeowner thinks of, but it’s one of the most important components for everyday living. It’s necessary for homeowners to care for their septic system so it doesn’t suffer from unnecessary wear and tear. While few things last forever, proper care and maintenance can extend the life of the septic system by years or even a decade. When it comes time to sell the home, sellers can rest assured that their home will pass a septic inspection with flying colors.

Septic systems require year-round maintenance in order to function at peak performance and waiting to service them can land both buyers and sellers in an unenviable situation. Older homes may need a little more attention than their newer counterparts, but there’s a reason why people want to preserve them. The history and the personality of older homes are so appealing to homeowners because it represents part of our nation’s history.

Keep Bad Luck Away On Friday 13th With Septic System Maintenance

Septic Preservation Services suggests everyone makes sure to avoid black cats and ladders on this Friday 13th! Not that we are a superstitious bunch. We know that good luck is often the result of planning and preparation. This is true particularly for your septic system. Following good maintenance practices and advice will ensure that you don’t have ‘bad luck’ with your septic system.

Septic System Do’s and Don’ts

Things you should do
DO get your septic tank pumped regularly 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.

Today we have septic pumping scheduled for customers in Halifax, Norwell, Hanover, Hingham, Scituate, Hanson and Carver MA who are ensuring their good luck continues by doing their essential septic system maintenance. If you wish to schedule a septic system pump out or if you have any septic system questions please do contact our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

Septic System Services Let Property Owners Relax And Put Their Feet Up

Septic Preservation Services know that most property owners who have a septic system do not want to spend a lot of time, money or effort maintaining or even thinking about their septic system. Therefore we provide regular septic system services for our customers so they can put their feet up and no longer worry about septic system maintenance. Septic services are an ideal way for property owners to be totally confident that their septic system maintenance is being done without having to concern themselves about it. We maintain, check and monitor the septic system and notify our customer if we find anything that may be a problem in the future which can prevent small septic problems becoming large and expensive septic failures. We provide preventive maintenance services to both commercial and residential customers all over the region. Today we have septic system services scheduled for customers in Canton, Stoughton, Hanover, Hingham, Scituate and Sharon MA. If you would be interested in a septic service or if you have any questions please do contact our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

Functional Inspections To Provide Septic System Information When Property Is Sold

Septic Preservation Services have been working with Rhode Island property owners for over 20 years providing septic inspections, septic repairs, septic maintenance including septic pumping and septic cleaning and septic designs. With one third of the state’s households using some form of septic system for sewage disposal there are a lot of septic systems that require attention. If you have never had a property with a septic system the prospect can be daunting but with minimal maintenance and some guidelines a septic system will happily do its job with minimal interference. However if you are purchasing a property with a septic system you do want to ensure that the necessary maintenance has taken place so the system is working correctly because a failing system is a large environmental, economical and logistical problem. Therefore a Functional Inspection was devised which:

‘is used to determine whether a system is adequate to serve the wastewater disposal needs of the household. The functional inspection is especially intended for use during a property transfer as a means to protect the consumer and identify systems in need of upgrade or repair.” For more information see http://www.dem.ri.gov/pubs/regs/regs/water/isdsbook.pdf

We carry out these inspections for customers who are buying or selling property, both residential and commercial, and need to have an inspection to highlight the condition of their septic system. Today we have functional inspections scheduled in North Smithfield, Cranston, Cumberland, Lincoln, Smithfield and Coventry RI. If you require a septic inspection in Rhode Island or if you have any questions about septic inspections please do contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com

Septic Preventative Maintenance Such As Septic Cleaning Keeps Your System Working

Septic Preservation Services knows that the best way to ensure that your septic system continues to operate efficiently and correctly is to make sure that you provide your system with preventative maintenance. This essentially means that if you maintain your system you will prevent repairs being necessary and prevent premature septic system failure. All septic systems need to be pumped regularly because your septic tank will eventually fill up with solids which it can not process like it can liquid effluent to safely return to the soil. If you neglect septic pumping and your septic tank does become full you will start to see, and smell, all sorts of septic problems and if left septic failure which is expensive, unpleasant and potentially dangerous to your health and the health of your family and neighbors. In addition to septic pumping septic cleaning can also be very beneficial to your septic system. Getting your tanks cleaned on a regular basis will help to improve the efficiency of your septic system and keep it running smoothly. Not all septic pumping companies will also clean your septic system. 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. Today we have septic cleaning scheduled in Carver, Plymouth, Bourne, Sandwich and Marshfield MA. If you require septic cleaning or septic pumping please do contact our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

Septic Pumping is Essential Septic System Maintenance

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. Septic pumping is essential septic system maintenance that will remove sludge and scum from your septic tank which does not drain like effluent into your leach field system and get purified as it ‘percolates’ into your soil. Today we have septic pumping scheduled for customers in Holliston, Southborough, Grafton, Upton, Millis and Uxbridge MA. It is recommended that you have your septic tank pumped every 3 -5 years but this does depend on various factors including the size of your septic tank and the property’s water usage. Also if you have a garbage disposal you will need to have your tank pumped annually. If you are unsure if your tank needs pumping please do call our office where we will be happy to discuss your options. If you need to schedule septic pumping or if you have any septic questions please do contact our Norton, MA office on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com

cleaning and pumping

Regular Septic Maintenance Is Essential To Keep Your Septic System Working

Septic Preservation Services know that if a septic system is used correctly and maintained it should process your wastewater effectively and efficiently without interference. However if you neglect regular maintenance your septic system will undoubtedly stop working effectively and could eventually fail which is unpleasant and costly and either means a septic repair or even septic system replacement. Regular septic maintenance does not need to happen that often. It is generally recommended that a septic system is pumped every 3-5 years. The exact regularity of your septic pumps outs is determined by a variety of factors including your water usage and size of your tank. For example a retired couple living in a large 5 bedroom family home with occasional family visitors will not need to have their tank pumped as often as they did when they have 4 teenagers living at home. You will, however, need to have you septic system pumped annually if you use a garbage disposal. Today we have septic pumping scheduled in Norwell, Hingham, Marshfield, Scituate, Hanover, Plymouth and Halifax MA. If you require septic pumping or have any questions about septic systems or septic maintenance please do contact us at our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com

Septic Preservation Services Can Carry Out Your Septic Inspections Even In The Unlikely Event That Excavation Is Required

Septic Preservation Services not only does the heavy construction and excavation associated with the installation of septic systems but also provides continued maintenance, repair and inspection of septic systems. Today we have Title 5 septic inspections scheduled in Sturbridge, Brimfield, Brookfield, Ware, Paxton and Spencer MA. As stated on the Mas Gov website:

“The inspection includes determining the location and condition of cesspools, septic tanks and distribution boxes. Often, this will not require extensive excavation.” For more information see https://www.mass.gov/guides/buying-or-selling-property-with-a-septic-system

Therefore as stated it is not often that we are required to excavate to carry out a septic inspection but if, for any reason, that is necessary we do have the equipment, operators and skills to do so without having to wait, and pay for, for an outside contractor. You can also be confident that we will carry out all work to our own high standards because we do all of the work, even in the unlikely event that extensive excavation is required. If you require a Title 5 Septic Inspection or if you have any questions about septic systems please do contact us on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com

Don’t Have Bad Luck On Friday 13th. Keep Up with Your Septic Maintenance

Septic Preservation Services suggests everyone makes sure to avoid black cats and ladders on this Friday 13th! Not that we are a superstitious bunch. We know that good luck is often the result of planning and preparation. This is true particularly for your septic system. Following good septic maintenance practices and advice will ensure that you don’t have ‘bad luck’ with your septic system.

Septic System Do’s and Don’ts
Things you should do
DO get your septic tank pumped regularly 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.

Today we have septic pumping scheduled for customers in Bolton, Berlin, Clinton, Marlborough, Sterling and Stow MA. Keeping upto date with essential septic maintenance ensures that you don’t need to worry about ‘luck’. If you wish to schedule a septic system pump out or if you have any septic system questions please do contact our Norton office on on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com