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When Returning To Your ‘Normal’ Routine After Summer Break Don’t Forget Your Septic Also Requires Routine Septic Pump Out

Septic Preservation Services know that for many families things are going back to ‘normal’ with children returning to school and routines and schedules getting back on track. Strangely enough your septic system also has a routine that should be followed with it needing a regular septic pump out. Septic pumping is essential septic maintenance that you should not neglect and even if you have no signs of a septic problem your system should always be pumped, usually every 3-5 years but this does vary on a variety of factors. The following good septic maintenance practices and advice will also help ensure that you don’t need additional septic repairs or maintenance as well as your expected pumping.

Septic System Do’s and Don’ts

Things you should do

  • DO get your have septic pump out as necessary 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.

Following the above advice will help ensure that you do not do anything that will result in needing a septic repair however it will not stop essential septic maintenance being necessary. Today we have septic pump outs scheduled for customers in Carver, Middleboro, Sharon, Lakeville, Freetown, Taunton and Norton MA. If you wish to schedule a septic system pump out or if you have any septic maintenance or septic system questions please do contact our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services

Attleboro Project Completed Including Finishing A Concrete Sidewalk and Landscaping

Septic Preservation Services has been working within the septic industry in this region for over a quarter of a century. In this time we have not only gained extensive experience in the industry but have also gained skills in areas that you would not expect a septic company to work. Today we are prepping, forming, pouring and finishing a concrete sidewalk for a customer in Attleboro MA. We are also doing some landscaping which involves filling in a low point in their yard. While this work is all associated with more traditional septic work that we are also doing for our client we do have the equipment and expertise to do these construction jobs without having to go to subcontractors. We can do this work so we can be certain that it will be done correctly to our own high standards. We have other septic engineering appointments today including perc testing and a septic design meeting in Attleboro, Rehoboth, Sharon, Norton, Seekonk, Taunton and Dighton MA. If you have any questions about your septic system or need to arrange an appointment please do contact our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com

Septic Preservation Services Provide A Range Of Septic Services Including Title 5 Inspections

Septic Preservation Services assist property owners with septic systems in a variety of ways. As you would expect we are experienced with septic installation and the associated tasks including septic design, excavation, landscaping, soil testing and perc testing. We also work with customers who already have septic systems with septic repairs, septic adjustments, septic improvements, septic services and septic upgrades. However we can also assist property owners who are selling their home or business or buying one with a septic system. It is required that before a property is transferred it needs to have had a Title 5 Inspection so unless you have bought that property within the last two years most people need to schedule an Inspection. We are have experienced Title 5 Septic Inspectors who can come to your property and provide a thorough, professional and convenient inspection. Today we have Title 5 Inspections scheduled in Bridgewater, Taunton, Raynham, Norton, Mansfield and Attleboro MA. If you require any septic services or if you have any questions about septic systems or Title 5 Inspections please do contact us at our Norton Office on 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

Septic Inspection and Well Water Sample Taken in Acushnet MA

Septic Preservation Services often provides septic inspections for customers whose property is not on town sewer. Septic Inspections are required:

  • Within 2 years before a sale. If weather conditions prevent inspection at the time of a sale, the inspection must take place within 6 months afterward.
  • When there is a proposed change to the facility which requires a building or occupancy permit.
  • Any change in the footprint of a building, to make sure that new building construction will not take place on top of any system components or on the system’s reserve area.
  • For large systems with a design flow of 10,000 to 15,000 gallons per day or more at full build-out, on the basin schedule shown in 310 CMR 15.301(6), and every five years thereafter.
  • Every 3 years for shared systems.
  • When the property is divided, or ownership of 2 or more properties is combined.
  • When MassDEP or the local Board of Health orders an inspection.

Most regularly we carry out septic inspections for customers who are selling their homes which have a septic system that has not been tested in the last two years. Today in addition to providing the usual septic inspection we are also taking a well water sample for a customer in Acushnet, MA. As stated on the Mas Gov website:

“There are a number of situations where the inspector will not be able to determine if the system passes or fails..A second set of situations involve septic tank and soil absorption systems that are too close to drinking water supplies, drinking water supply tributaries, public and private water supply wells. In these situations, the systems are deemed to be failed unless the Board of Health (in conjunction with the public water supplier in the case of public surface water supplies and their tributaries) determines that the systems are functioning in a manner that protects the public health and safety and the environment. Again, the system inspector can NOT make this evaluation. The information collected during the inspection and the guidance provided by the Department will be used by the Board of Health to make the determination. The system inspector can assist the Board of Health in the case of septic tanks and soil absorption systems located less than 100 feet from a private drinking water well by arranging to have the well tested for fecal coliform bacteria, ammonia, nitrogen, and nitrate nitrogen.”

For more information see https://www.mass.gov/guides/guidance-for-the-inspection-of-on-site-sewage-disposal-systems-0

At Septic Preservation Services we have been providing septic inspections in the region for many years and we can provide the additional services such as taking a well water sample and taking it to be tested for fecal coliform bacteria, ammonia, nitrogen, and nitrate nitrogen. We have other septic inspections today, in addition to the Acushnet inspection, in Berkley, Lakeville, Norton, Taunton and Middleboro MA. If you require a thorough septic inspection or have questions about septic inspections please do contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com

voluntary septic assessments

Septic Engineering Services Including Perc Tests Provided

Septic Preservation Services know that a property does not need to be way out in the countryside to need to have a septic system. Before I moved into a home with a septic system I had certainly always just assumed that if a property was in a town or city it would be on town sewer. However I lived in two homes in the city of Attleboro MA both of which were certainly not in the countryside and both of which had septic systems because they were not on town sewer. I discovered that this was not unusual and definitely not the daunting prospect it first seemed when my realtor mentioned it. Increasingly as more and more property is built in New England the number that do not have access to town sewer is rising. Therefore the number of septic installations for new properties is also increasing. Septic Preservation Services certainly carry out many septic system installations in the region each year and the number is steadily growing. We also provide the septic engineering which is required before an installation can take place including septic design, soil testing and perc tests. An essential part of a septic system is the leach field and the soil in the leach area needs to be sufficiently permeable so that it can readily absorb the liquid effluent flowing into it. A site must also not have soil that is too permeable, allowing the effluent to reach the groundwater before it is fully treated. Very steep slopes are also unsuitable for a conventional leach field. In addition there must be at least a few feet of good soil from the bottom of the leach pipes to the rock or impervious hardpan below, or to the water table. The perc test provides the data to determine the suitability of a site for a septic system. In general, soils with high sand and gravel content drain the best and soils with a high clay content or solid rock are the worst. Most soils fall somewhere in the middle with a mix of course sand and gravel particles, small silt particles and tiny clay particles. Today we are conducting a perc test for a customer in Attleboro MA who is considering a building plot and needs to know its suitability for a septic system before proceeding. Even if a conventional septic system is not possible, depending on the perc test results, at Septic Preservation Services we have experience with alternative septic systems when it seems that a conventional system may not work. We are also providing septic engineering services to customers today in Norton, Seekonk, Rehoboth, Taunton and Freetown MA. If you require septic engineering or have any questions about septic systems please do contact us at our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

Experienced Providing Septic Services On Different Types Of Septic System

Septic Preservation Services has septic services including Singulair Service, FAST Service, Advanced Treatment Unit Service, Sand Filter Service, FujiClean System Service and Jet System Service in Raynham, Berkley, Dighton, Norton, Attleboro and Taunton MA today. If you have your septic system serviced on a regular basis you are helping ensure that you will not have any unexpected septic system breakdowns which is especially important for our commercial customers with restaurants because a problem with their septic system can have large repercussions to their business. You will also be increasing the longevity of your septic system which can be an expensive item to replace if it fails. We service our septic system clients on a quarterly, biannual or annual basis depending to the septic system and usage. For example a Dunkin Donuts will require more frequent services that a customer with a summer property on Cape Cod. If you are interested in septic services or have any questions please do contact our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com

Septic Repairs in Norton, MA

Septic Preservation Services were called out for a septic repair to a septic system for a private home in Norton MA. The home owner had been noticing sewage smells coming from their plumbing and slow running drains so called us to discuss their concerns. Luckily they did not procrastinate for long and we were able to provide a simple septic repair for them which may not have been possible if they had waited for much longer. Small septic issues can become large septic problems and even total septic failures if they are left unattended for too long. We also have septic repairs today in Rehoboth, Attleboro, Seekonk, Mansfield and Taunton MA. If you need a septic repair or if you have questions or concerns about your septic system please do contact us at our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com where we would be happy to help you.

Voluntary Septic Assessments Provide Confidential Information On Your Septic System

Septic Preservation Services conduct many septic inspections for people who are selling or sometimes buying property with a septic system. We also provide septic inspections for Condominium Buildings that are required to have septic inspections every 3 years. We also, however, provide voluntary septic assessments for property owners who are not ‘required’ to have an inspection but choose to have an assessment because they want to know the condition of their septic system. Many property owners are unaware that they have the ability to hire a licensed inspector to perform confidential voluntary septic assessments of their septic systems. These inspections are completed just as they would be according to the Title 5 Inspections required by the State of Massachusetts, but the findings are NOT reported to any other person, municipality or office outside of the homeowner. Once the inspection is complete, the homeowner will receive a thorough report from Septic Preservation Services along with an assessment of the findings and some recommendations on how to properly maintain or repair their septic system. The recommendations provided by Septic Preservation Services are designed to increase longevity and prevent future issues, such as property damage, high cost repairs or system replacement. Today we are carrying out a voluntary septic assessment for a homeowner in Norton MA. We also have ‘regular’ Title 5 Septic Inspections in Dighton, Carver, Taunton, Halifax and Bridgewater MA. If you require a septic inspection or assessment or if you have any questions about septic systems please do contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com

Your Leach Field Is An Essential Part Of Your Septic System

Septic Preservation Services are experienced repairing all parts of your septic system. We have found that many property owners who have a septic system are aware that their system has a septic tank but are often unaware of their systems’ leach field, its purpose or its location. This makes it much more likely that they will inadvertently damage it. Although your septic system leach field (also called a drain field or absorption field) generally does not require maintenance, you should adhere to the following rules to protect and prolong its functional life:

  • Do not drive over the absorption field with cars, trucks, or heavy equipment.
  • Do not plant trees or shrubbery in the absorption field area, because the roots can get into the lines and plug them.
  • Do not cover the absorption field with hard surfaces, such as concrete or asphalt. Grass is the best cover, because it will help prevent erosion and help remove excess water.
  • Do divert surface runoff water from roofs, patios, driveways, and other areas away from the absorption field.

Today we are providing customers with leach field repairs and replacement. For one customer in Westport MA we are installing a White Knight™ Microbial Inoculator/Generator, an economical, environmentally sound and permanent alternative to leach field replacement. In nature, oxygen-using (aerobic) bacteria in the soil consume non-living organic material. This is the process nature uses to “recycle” wastes. We install the White Knight™ Microbial Inoculator/Generator in the septic tank to create an oxygen rich environment and cultivate an extensive colony of these same soil bacteria. The result is nearly complete consumption of the organic materials entering the septic tank. At the same time, the bacteria are carried into the leach field where they consume the organic material that has accumulated in the underlying soil. The leach field regains and/or maintains is capacity to deliver effluent to the soil for purification. We are also repairing leach fields for customers in Mattapoisett, Taunton and Raynham MA. If you are concerned that your septic system is not operating correctly or if you have questions about your septic system please do contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com

Septic Services for Different Types of System Including Advanced Treatment Unit Service

Septic Preservation Services knows that proper 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.

Our septic services 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 septic services for those customers in Taunton, Rehoboth, Swansea, Seekonk and Norton MA.

We provide our customers on a service contract with regular monitoring of the entire septic system. We service many types of system including Singulair, FAST, Advanced Treatment Unit and Sand Filter Services. We service septic systems in a quarterly, biannual or annual basis depending on the septic system and the needs of our client. For example a busy restaurant’s septic system will require more regular services that a small home belonging to a retired couple. 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  septic systems please contact us at our Norton Office on 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

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