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Septic Repair in Acushnet MA

Septic Preservation Services have a septic repair scheduled today for a customer in Acushnet MA. We are replacing their distribution Box (D-Box). A D-Box is exactly as it sounds it’s a box that moves, or distributes treated wastewater from your septic tank into your leach field or drain field. It must be level and installed correctly or your watewater will not distribute evenly across your leach field and this can lead to over saturation and clogging which is not desirable. The d-box we are replacing was damaged when heavy equipment was mistakenly parked on top of it which broke and moved it. We have found that many property owners with septic systems while they know they have a septic tank sometimes forget that the leachfield and d-box are also essential parts of their septic system and must also be maintained. Here are a few simple tips to help you look after all parts of your septic system:

  • 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

We also have septic repairs scheduled in Norton, Stoughton, Canton and Taunton MA and some of these repairs could have been avoided by following the above advice. If you have any questions about your septic system or if you need a septic repair please do contact our Norton office on 877 378 4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services

Septic Repair To Replace Septic Tank Baffles In Foxboro MA

Septic Preservation Services have been contacted by a a property owner in Foxboro MA who needs a septic repair which entails having their septic tank baffles replaced. Broken septic tank baffles result from sulfuric acid eating away at concrete baffles or rust eating away at steel baffles. A septic tank has an inlet and outlet baffle. Usually these baffles are made from concrete and are part of the tank construction. The inlet baffle slows the flow of liquid entering the tank and decreases the turbulence allowing the solids to settle in the bottom of the tank. The outlet baffle helps to retain the solids and prevent them from leaving the tank and travelling to your absorption area. A tank without an outlet baffle can compromise the longevity of your septic system and cause premature failure. We are experienced working with all parts and types of septic system so can quickly and with minimum disruption replace our client’s damaged baffles. We also have other septic repair appointments scheduled today in Carver, Bridgewater, Taunton, Raynham and Norton MA. If you require a septic repair or have questions about your septic system please do contact our Norton office on 877 378 4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services

Septic Inspection On Norton MA Condominium

Septic Preservation Services provide a septic inspection for a property in Norton MA every 3 years. This not because they are buying and selling every few years but because it is a condominium with more than 5 units and therefore needs to have a septic inspection every 3 years as stated by Mass Gov:

“ Condominiums with 5 or more units – all systems must be inspected every 3 years”

The condominium association are happy to have us come and inspect their septic system on a repeat basis because they know we provide a thorough and professional septic inspection and will continue to do so for many years. We also have other septic inspections scheduled today in Taunton, Canton, Stoughton, Hingham, Sharon and Hanover MA. If you require a septic inspection or if you have any questions about septic inspections please do contact our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services

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Septic Problems Can Be Avoided With Regular Septic Services

Septic Preservation Services has Septic Services scheduled for customers today in West Bridgewater, Taunton, Lakeville, Middleboro, Norton and Raynham MA. We service both residential and commercial septic systems for our customers so they do not need to concern themselves with their septic system. This is especially important for our commercial customers who will often lose revenue if their septic system is down. We maintain and monitor our customers’ septic systems so we can help prevent septic problems from occurring by identifying issues and rectifying them before they become a large expensive repair or by preventing them from happening them first place. We also provide septic education to our customers, when necessary, because if we notice there is a potential problem building up we can educate our customers to change their behavior which can sometimes prevent a septic problem. For example if a customer is using a lot of non septic safe detergent that can adversely affect the balance of bacteria that is necessary in your septic tank to break down your waste. If we notice that this imbalance is happening early enough a change in detergent can fix this issue and, if necessary, we can introduce an additive to repair any damage that has been done. If you would be interested in taking the hassle away from septic system ownership or want the security of knowing that your septic is being taken care of please do contact our Norton Office on 877-378-4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services

Septic Inspections In Sharon MA

Septic Preservation Services has septic inspections scheduled today in Sharon, Norton, Attleboro, North Attleboro, Foxboro and Taunton MA. 

Our video inspections are very thorough and are conducted using state of the art color sewer camera equipment. Not only do we inspect the septic system, we also educate you about the proper care and use of the system. We will check the following conditions:

  • Condition of septic tank
  • Effluent level in tank
  • Need for pumping
  • Condition of tank baffles
  • Condition of effluent lift pump (non-gravity systems)
  • Condition of effluent pump chamber
  • Condition of pipe from tank to field
  • Condition of the distribution box
  • Soil clogging in drainfield
  • Tree or plant root intrusion
  • Accumulation of solids in leach field

We will check for the following symptoms of a failing septic system:

  • Slow draining pipes from house
  • Persistent wet areas over the drainfield
  • Sewage surfacing in the area of the septic tank of the D-box
  • Sewage seeping through the foundation
  • Elevated liquid level in drainfield
  • Vegetation over leach field being greener or more lush than rest of yard
  • Sewage odor in yard
  • Effluent flowing back from leach field to septic tank

We will provide you with guidelines to help you maximize the life of the septic system. If you require a Septic Inspection, Septic Repair or if you have any questions about septic systems or our septic services please do contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services

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

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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

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