Septic Preservation Services understand that part of any good septic system preventative maintenance program is to ensure that it is properly cleaned and pumped on a regular basis However it is also important to know the facts about septic cleaning and pumping to avoid making costly mistakes. Inside your septic tank solid waste matter sinks to the bottom and grease and oils float to the top. Treated liquid waste flows through pipes into a drain field or leach field. If too much solid waste accumulates it clogs the drain pipes, prevents liquids from escaping, and leads to sewage backups into your home and a health hazard because waste is not treated before exiting your septic system. A properly maintained septic system should only have a septic pump out every 2-5 years, as needed, to avoid removing the “good” bacteria and keep the system running smoothly. Septic pumping will ensure that your septic system does not ‘fill up’ with waste. Getting your tanks cleaned on a regular basis will help to improve the efficiency of your septic system and keep it running smoothly. Septic Preservation Services takes pride in the work that we do, utilizing 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. It is important to understand that septic pumping does not always mean that your system will also be cleaned and leaving solid buildup in the septic tank or not having your leach field pipes jetted can mean that even if your system is pumped blockages can still occur which can result in septic system failures and potentially unpleasant, expensive and harmful repercussions. Today we have septic cleaning appointments in Berlin, Clinton, Bolton, Marlborough, Sterling and Grafton MA. If you are interested in septic cleaning or septic pumping or have any questions about the process please do contact our office on 877 378 4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services
Septic Preservation Services have Title 5 Inspection appointments today for customers in Marlborough, Berlin, Bolton, Clinton, Sterling and Northborough MA. Included in a Title 5 Septic Inspection is:
- General layout of the system components (location of the building sewer, septic tank or cesspool, distribution box and leaching field)
- Type of use (e.g., house, school, retail space), Title 5 design flow, and whether the facility is presently occupied
- Analysis of the criteria specified in Title 5 that indicate system failure, and, for large systems, those which indicate threats to public health and the environment
- Water use records from the previous two years, if available
- A description of the septic tank, including its condition, approximate age, thickness of grease/scum layer, and other relevant information
- A characterization of the distribution box and dosing tanks with pumps, if any, such as condition and evidence of solids carryover or backup
- The condition of the soil absorption system including, any signs of hydraulic failure
If you need to schedule a Title 5 Inspection or if you have any questions please do contact us at our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services
Septic Preservation Services have septic pumping appointments today in Berlin, Bolton, Clinton, Northborough, Sterling and Maynard MA. All septic systems must be pumped to continue to operate correctly and it is usually recommended that you have your system pumped every 3-5 years depending on a variety of factors including the size of your system and the amount of wastewater that is being processed. We are also pumping a septic system for a property in Sharon MA today that has its septic tank pumped annually. This is because they have, and use, a garbage disposal so their system must be pumped more regularly. In addition to annual pumping making their system work correctly they also don’t need to have their system inspected within two years of their transfer if they sell their home, they have a 3 year time limit. As stated in the Mas Gov website:
“An inspection up to 3 years before the time of transfer is valid if the inspection report includes records demonstrating that the system has been pumped at least once a year during that time.”
For more information see: https://www.mass.gov/guides/buying-or-selling-property-with-a-septic-system
If you require septic pumping, septic inspection or have any questions about septic systems please do contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit the Septic Preservation Services Website
Septic Preservation Services know that in Massachusetts Title 5 is there to protect property owners with septic systems or people who plan to buy a property with a septic system. As stated on the Mas Gov website:
“Failing septic systems and cesspools can contaminate drinking water, shellfish beds, and beaches. Title 5 of the State Environmental Code protects us by requiring inspection of private sewage disposal systems. Local boards of health receive these inspection reports. Most systems will pass inspection. Title 5 requires the replacement or upgrade of systems that fail.
If you own a home with a septic system or cesspool and plan to put it up for sale, add a bedroom, or change its use, you will need to get a system inspection.”
For more information see: https://www.mass.gov/guides/consumer-protection-tips-septic-system-inspections-and-repairs
Septic Preservation Services have licensed septic inspectors who regularly carry out Title 5 Septic Inspections for property owners all over Massachusetts. Today we have Title 5 Septic Inspections scheduled in Northborough, Clinton, Bolton, Berlin, Sterling, Paxton and Marlborough. If you require a Title 5 Septic Inspection or if you have any questions about septic inspections or septic systems please do contact our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or visit http://septicpreservation.com/faqs/
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
Septic Preservation Services has been working in the septic industry in this region for over 25 years. During this time we have developed many long lasting relationships with our customers. This may seem surprising for a septic company but we value the loyalty of our customers, many of whom have been working with us for years. These are property owners who are often on a service contact with us or have had a septic installation from us and continue to receive septic system maintenance from us or have bought and sold property on more than one occasion and have chosen to have Septic Preservation Services do their septic inspection. These relationships are especially important for our customers on service contracts because we often carryout services when they are not even home and they trust us to maintain their septic system and locate any potential problems before they result in expensive septic repairs. We visit our customers’ properties on a quarterly, biannual or annual basis depending on the type of system that they have and the usage it gets. For example a family home with teeneagers may need servicing more oten that a holiday home that is only used in the summer. Today we have septic services in Clinton, Berlin, Bolton, Marlborough, Sterling, Hubbardston and Paxton MA. If you require a septic service or have any questions about your septic system please do contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com
“A cesspool is a pit which acts as both a settling chamber for solids and a leaching system for liquids. The use of cesspools may overload the capacity of the soil to remove bacteria, viruses, and phosphorus, and to nitrify ammonia and organic nitrogen compounds. A conventional septic system has a tank where solids can settle and begin to degrade, a distribution box, and a soil absorption system (SAS) that further treats the effluent by removing some of the bacteria, viruses, phosphorus, and nitrogen.”
Although cesspool are now out of date and there are more efficient and environmentally conscious alternatives Massachusetts does not require cesspools to be replaced. They state that:
“Only those cesspools that exhibit signs of hydraulic failure, are located extremely close to private or public water supplies, or otherwise fail to protect or pose a threat to public health, safety or the environment will need to be upgraded (310 CMR 15.303). Also, cesspools must be upgraded prior to an increase in design flow (e.g., the addition of a bedroom to a home or seats to a restaurant).”
We provide cesspool services to customers so that they can ensure that their system continues to operate correctly. Today we have cesspool services scheduled in Bolton, Berlin, Clinton, Sterling, Paxton, Spencer and East Brookfield MA. We do also provide cesspool replacement and have recently done so in Maynard, Dennis and Berkley MA. If you have a cesspool and require services or replacement or if you have any questions please do contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com
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
Septic Preservation Services have Sand Filter Services scheduled for customers in Berlin, Bolton, Hudson, Clinton, Sterling, and Stow in Western Massachusetts today.
The typical sand filter is a PVC-lined, or concrete box, filled with a specific sand material. A network of small diameter pipes is placed in a gravel-filled bed on top of the sand. The septic tank effluent is pumped under low pressure through the pipes in controlled doses to insure uniform distribution. We have experience doing services on these specific septic system filters so you can be confident that we will be professional, thorough, and fast, if you -require your Sand Filter to be serviced. Please do contact our office to schedule your appointment or if you require any further information at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com
Septic Preservation Services has septic service appointments today for customers in Bolton, Berlin, Northborough, Clinton, Sterling, Stow, and Maynard, MA. We take away the responsibility of maintenance of a septic system from our customers. Lets be honest, there are very few people out there who want to maintain or service their septic system, and if there is a cost effective, quality, septic company available that will do it for you, many people, including our customers, will happily relinquish all responsibility to a qualified and trustworthy alternative.
We service our customers’ septic systems on a quarterly, biannual, or annual basis, depending on their system and the property it services. A busy restaurant’s septic system will need more regular septic services than a 2 bedroom single family home, for example. We service septic systems for small cottages up to large condo association systems. If you would be interested in septic system services or if you have any questions, please do contact our Norton, MA office at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com
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