Septic Preservation Services have been called to a customer’s property in Rochester MA to repair their sewage grinder pump. This doesn’t sound especially appealing but has an important role in their septic system so needs to be operating correctly. A sewage grinder pump is a wastewater conveyance device. Waste from water-using household appliances (toilets, bathtubs, washing machines etc) flows through the home’s pipes into the grinder pump’s holding tank. Once the wastewater inside the tank reaches a specific level, the pump will turn on, grind the waste into a fine slurry and pump it to the septic tank. We have extensive experience with septic systems and repairing different elements of them including d-boxes, septic pumps and drain fields. We can also provide septic upgrades and improvements such as the addition of risers, covers and effluent filters. We are also at a customer property in Middleboro MA installing a septic system cover today in addition to providing septic repairs in Norton and Lakeville MA. If you require a septic repair or if you are interested in septic improvements please do contact our Norton office on 877 378 4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services
Septic Preservation Services are available to provide regular septic maintenance to septic system owners. The most important septic maintenance for a septic system is regular pumping. Septic tanks must be pumped regularly to ensure they operate correctly. If the septic tank is not pumped in a timely manner, solids will bypass the effluent tee or baffle and clog the soil absorption system. Unabated, this will eventually result in hydraulic failure (e.g., plumbing backup and wastewater breakout). As you can imagine septic backup and breakout is not a pleasant or cheap thing to fix. Therefore it is always advisable to have your septic system pumped before it gets to this critical point. The regularity of pumping depends on a variety of factors including the size of your septic tank and your water usage but it is generally recommended that a septic tank is pumped every 3-5 years. If you have a garbage disposal you will need to have your septic pumped annually. If you are unsure if your tank needs to be pumped please contact us and we may be able to help. Today we have septic pump outs scheduled in Sutton, Oxford, Uxbridge, Upton, Grafton, Spencer and East Brookfield MA. If you have questions about septic pumping, septic maintenance or if you need to schedule a septic pump out please do contact our Norton Office on 877 378 4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services where we will be happy to help you.
Septic Preservation Services give you a pinch and a punch for the first of the month. We know, however, that good luck alone will not extend the life of your septic system but proper preventative maintenance can. Septic systems that are not regularly maintained will average less than 20 years, but studies conducted by field professors, scientists and engineers reveal that proper preventative 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 maintained, checked and monitored. Today we have septic services for customers in Marion, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, Westport, Fairhaven and Acushnet MA.
We provide our customers with regular monitoring of the entire septic system. 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 or preventative maintenance please contact us on 877-378-4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services
Septic Preservation Services has an appointment today for a customer in Norton MA who needs a septic repair because their D-Box (distribution box) is not operating correctly. A D-Box is an essential component of a conventional septic system. As the name suggests it ‘distributes’ in this case wastewater from the septic tank which has already partially treated the wastewater into the leach field. A septic system consists a septic tank and a drainfield which are connected through the D-Box. Wastewater flows from your property to the septic tank. The septic tank treats the wastewater by holding it in the tank long enough for solids and liquids to separate. The wastewater forms three layers inside the tank. Solids lighter than water (such as greases and oils) float to the top forming a layer of scum. Solids heavier than water settle at the bottom of the tank forming a layer of sludge. This leaves a middle layer of partially clarified wastewater. The layers of sludge and scum remain in the septic tank where bacteria work to break the solids down. The sludge and scum that cannot be broken down are retained in the septic tank until the tank is pumped. The layer of clarified liquid flows from the septic tank to the drainfield via the D-Box which uniformly distributes the wastewater into the drainfield. A standard drain field (also known as a leach field, disposal field, or a soil absorption system) is a series of trenches or a bed lined with gravel or course sand and buried one to three feet below the ground surface. Perforated pipes or drain tiles run through the trenches to distribute the wastewater. The drainfield treats the wastewater by allowing it to slowly trickle from the pipes out into the gravel and down through the soil. The gravel and soil act as biological filters. Clearly it is essential that all components of the septic system are working correctly for it to process your waste. We will ensure that the D-Box is either repaired or replaced so our customer can be confident that their system is working efficiently. We have other septic repair appointments today in Berlin, Bolton, Clinton, Sterling and Northborough MA. If you require a septic repair or if you have any questions about septic system please do contact our Norton office on 877 378 4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services
Septic Preservation Services provide improvements to customers’ septic systems in addition to septic repairs. Today we are installing a septic alarm for a customer in Sharon MA who wants to ensure that they know if their septic system is not operating as it should. A septic alarm will notify the customer when a septic pump out is required in addition to if there are other problems with their septic system. Often acting quickly if you do have a septic problem will keep a small septic issue from becoming a very large and expensive repair. We have other septic system repair and improvement appointments today in Foxboro, Canton, West Bridgewater and Stoughton MA. If you wish to make an appointment or if you have any questions please do contact our Norton office at 877 378 4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services
Septic Preservation Services knows that septic maintenance has to be done whatever the season or weather. If you have a septic system regular maintenance is essential for it to keep working correctly. Fortunately septic pumping which is the most important maintenance for a septic system is not usually required annually (unless you have a garbage disposal). It is recommended that you have your septic system pumped every 3-5 years so if it has been a few years since you have had yours done or you can’t remember when it was done last now may be a good time to consider having your system pumped or call us so we can help you determine what would be your best course of action. Signs that you septic system is due for a pump out can include:
- Pooling water. If it hasn’t recently rained yet you are still seeing pools of liquid on your leach field this could be a sign that your system is full. When your tank reaches capacity, solid waste can clog the drain field piping system and force liquid to the surface
- Slow drains or slow flushing toilets are an indicator that your system is reaching capacity.
- Sewage Odors or smells in your home or yard
- An overly healthy lawn. If your grass is much greener or lusher that than the rest of your yard over the leach field you may have a tank that needs pumping
- Septic backup
Today we are providing septic pumping for customers in Plymouth, Marshfield, Carver, Sandwich, Bourne and Halifax MA. If you wish to schedule septic pumping or if you are unsure whether your system needs a pump out please do contact our Norton Office on 877 378 4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services where we will be happy to help you.
Septic Preservation Services are providing a septic design for a property in Westport MA. Our client will work with our septic engineers to produce a custom designed septic system that will ensure the best performance with the least amount of disturbance. We take into consideration factors including the environment which your system will be placed, your budget and property needs and other factors such as your trees, shrubs and landscape. Our goal is to minimize the impact on your yard, and make the process as easy for you as possible while ensuring you receive the most cost effective and efficient septic system possible. We have recently provided other septic system designs to clients in Rochester, Taunton and Wayland MA. If you would like more information about septic systems or the septic design process or to schedule an appointment please do contact our Norton office on 877 378 4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services
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 Functional Inspections were devised which are:
‘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.”
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 Portsmouth, Little Compton, Middletown, Barrington and Tiverton 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 Septic Preservation Services
Septic Preservation Services are experienced working with septic systems and because we have extensive knowledge of septic systems we can use this to diagnose septic problems, to find the source of the issue and to carry out a septic repair, when required. Today we are installing a septic alarm for a customer in Hingham MA who wants to have this safeguard in place to notify them if they have a septic issue that needs to be addressed. This septic alarm is required because their septic system has a septic pump which moves wastewater from the septic tank to the drain field or leach field. If the septic pump is not operating correctly the septic alarm will turn on. We also have an appointment for a customer in Westport MA who has noticed that their septic alarm is on and they need a septic specialist to locate the problem and fix their septic system. We have extensive experience repairing and replacing septic pumps including Blue Diamond, Hiblow and FujiClean pumps. If you require a septic repair, septic improvement or have any questions about your septic system please do contact our Norton office on 877 378 4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services
Septic Preservation Services has Overboard Discharge Services and Repairs scheduled today in Tenants Harbor, Friendship, Bremen, Owl’s Head, Islesboro and Union ME. For more information regarding OBDs see Maine Gov
These are a few general tips that will help to extend the life of your OBD and promote high quality effluent.
- Some household chemicals kill the microorganisms that digest the wastes in your treatment system and may pass through to the receiving waterbody. Toxic chemicals, harsh cleaners, paint, pharmaceuticals, and non-biodegradable materials should not be disposed of by dumping or pouring down the drain.
- Using low-flow toilets and water-saving showerheads will prolong the life of your system.
- Septic tanks should be pumped at least once every three years. Depending on how much the OBD facility is used, you may want to increase the septic pumping frequency or decrease it to once every five years if it receives very little use.
- Trees, shrubs and woody perennials should be cleared away from system components. Sandfilter surfaces should be mowed at least once per year. If a wet spot appears on or near the sandfilter bed notify the DEP inspector.
- Mechanical systems operate best if they are used at a consistent rate and may malfunction or produce poor quality effluent if overloaded on the weekend and “starved” during the week. Try to manage laundry, cleaning, and showers so that the load is spread out as evenly as possible. Leave a mechanical OBD operating as recommended by your service contractor at all times during the season of use.
- Check the chlorine level at least every two weeks and keep fresh chlorine in contact with the treated wastewater. Don’t overfill the chlorinator tubes; only the bottom two or three inches of the tubes should have chlorine. Old, brown or mushy chlorine does not properly disinfect and must be replaced. Take care to remove old chlorine from your chlorinator rather than washing it out to the waterbody.
- Ensure that the outfall pipe extends to below the low water mark of the receiving waterbody. In extenuating circumstances a specific waiver to this requirement may be granted by the Department.
- Treated wastewater should be clear and without a strong septic or chlorine odor. If wastewater in the disinfection unit is not nearly clear, smells like rotten eggs, raw sewage, or smells strongly of chlorine, call your service contractor or notify the DEP inspector.
If you require an Overboard Discharge Service or Repair you will need to contact a certified maintenance contractor. Septic Preservation Services is the only Statewide contractor on the Maine Department of Environmental Protection Wastewater Treatment Plants certified maintenance contractors list. If you wish to make an appointment or if you have any questions about our Overboard Discharge Services please do contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services