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Overboard Discharge Services

Check out this great video.  We are ready for all your questions and concerns with Maine Overboard Discharge Services (OBD).  Visit www.septicpreservation.com for more information.

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Garbage Disposals and Your Septic System

Check out this great video on garbage disposals and your septic system.  Visit www.septicpreservation.com for all your septic questions.  Bob Silva and his team are available for all your septic needs.

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Septic Cleaning and Pumping

Check out this great video on septic cleaning and pumping.  Septic Preservation Services has all the specialized equipment and expertise to keep your septic system working effectively and extend the life of your system.  Cleaning and pumping are a big part of this equation.

Visit www.septicpreservation.com for all your septic questions and to schedule your septic cleaning and pumping.

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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

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Septic Installation from Start to Finish

landscaping Septic Preservation Services are completing a septic system installation today in North Attleboro MA.

We are landscaping to ensure that evidence of the installation is minimal and that the landscape will recover quickly to cover any remaining signs of the work. We understand that having septic system work is sometimes necessary, but not always something that we want to be reminded of once it has been completed.

We work quickly and discreetly which can be necessary, especially at our commercial customers sites.

We have recently completed both residential and commercial septic installations in Rowley, Peabody, Wrentham, and Rochester, MA.

If you require a septic system installation or if you have any questions, please do contact our Norton office at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

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Septic Inspections in Maine Today

 MaineSeptic Preservation Services have septic inspections scheduled today in Topsham, Brunswick, Bowdoinham, West Bath, Phippsburg, Harpswell, Bailey Island, and Arrowsic, Maine.  

We have extensive experience conducting septic inspections in Maine and provide our customers with thorough and professional inspections so they can be confident in the results.

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

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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.