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 providing a septic system design for a customer in Attleboro MA. All septic systems are designed specifically for their own site and have variances which make them unique but most systems are based on the same principles. A conventional septic system consists of a septic tank, a distribution box and a drainfield. Your septic system treats your household wastewater by temporarily holding it in the septic tank where heavy solids and lighter scum are allowed to separate from the wastewater. The solids stored in the tank are decomposed by bacteria and later pumped out. After partially treated wastewater leaves the tank, it flows into a distribution box, which separates this flow evenly into a network of drainfield trenches. Drainage holes at the bottom of each line allow the wastewater to drain into gravel trenches for temporary storage. This effluent then slowly seeps into the subsurface soil where it is further treated and purified. We have many years experience working in this region and know not only the state septic requirements but also those of the individual towns that we work in. Therefore we can help prevent delays for our customers which often happens if a septic design is not correct or doesn’t follow town BOH regulations. We have recently provided septic designs for customers in Berlin, Lakeville, Upton and Norton MA. If you need a septic system design or if you have septic questions please do contact our office in 877 378 4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services
Septic Preservation Services are installing a septic alarm for a customer in Hingham, MA today. Many modern and alternative septic systems have alarms to notify the homeowner of a potential problem. Though it can be annoying when the system alarms and you are forced to think about your septic system, this could prevent the system from backing up into your house. A high water alarm is caused by either too much water going into the tank or not enough going out. A high water alarm if not properly addressed will cause septic waste to ultimately back up into your house, though that may occur after your drainfield is fully damaged. An alarm could also be to notify you that your septic pump has failed. The basic design of a septic tank will only work if the sludge is not too thick on the bottom and the grease and scum is not too thick on top, and if the flow to the tank is not excessive. If there is too much waste on the bottom of the tank or too much water flowing to the tank, there will not be enough time for the solids and liquids to settle out before the tank starts releasing water containing large amounts of fecal waste to the drain field. The fecal waste will over time clog the drainfield. Also, if there is too much grease and scum floating on top, the scum will be released to the drainfield. A septic system is not a trash can. Don’t put dental floss, feminine hygiene products, condoms, diapers, cotton swabs, cigarette butts, coffee grounds, cat litter, paper towels, latex paint, pesticides, or other hazardous chemicals into your system because they can end up clogging the filter and/or lines if carried from the tank. Therefore, although it can be annoying, a septic alarm is essential to give you advance warning that you have a septic problem. Our customer has wisely chosen to install a septic alarm to ensure that they have advance warning of a septic problem. We have provided other septic system improvements including the addition of risers and covers to customers in Norton, Attleboro, Lakeville and Bridgewater recently. If you would be interested in having a septic alarm installed, if you have a septic alarm going off or would be interested in other septic system improvements please do contact our Norton office on 877 378 4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services
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
Septic Preservation Services have been called out to a customer property in Lakeville MA to provide septic cleaning and pumping. Septic pumping will remove all of the sludge from the property’s septic tank which can not be processed like the liquid waste is. However septic cleaning takes the pumping one step further and ensures that their septic system is not just pumped but it is also cleaned. We utilize specialized miniature equipment to locate specific areas of their system, such as a sewer cam which is used to investigate the inside of the sewer lines, and jetting equipment to clean the pipes within the leach field. When you have your septic system cleaned and pumped you are improving the efficiency of your system and making sure that it will keep running smoothly until your next pump out is due. Septic pumping is usually required every 3-5 years but this can vary depending on a variety of factors such as the size of the tank and the amount of wastewater that is being processed. If you have a garbage disposal you will need a septic pump out annually. Today we have additional septic cleaning and septic pumping appointments in Mansfield, Sharon, Stoughton, Canton and West Bridgewater MA. If you require septic pumping or septic cleaning or if you are unsure and have questions please do contact our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or visit https://www.septicpreservation.com
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 https://www.septicpreservation.com
Septic Preservation Services give you a pinch and a punch for the first of the month. Can you believe it is June 1st? This year is certainly flying by, which is certainly caused in a large part by how busy we have been providing our customers with septic inspections, septic repairs, septic installations, septic designs and septic services during the first half of this year. Today we have septic services scheduled in Lakeville, Acushnet, Rochester, Dighton, Raynham and Norton MA. If you require a septic system service or if you have any questions about septic systems or the septic services we provide please do contact our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or visit https://www.septicpreservation.com
Septic Preservation Services provide advice to their customers to ensure that they use their septic systems correctly and are therefore less likely to have septic system problems. Very importantly to take good care of your septic systems you should know which items should never be flushed down the drain or toilet. This is because these things can overtax or destroy the biological digestion taking place within the system or clog pumps and pipes.
Take care not to flush the following:
- hair combings, dental floss, disposable diapers, condoms, gauze bandages, sanitary napkins, tampons
- coffee grounds, kitty litter, fat, grease, oil, cigarette butts, paper towels
- chemicals that could contaminate surface and groundwater, such as paints, varnishes, thinners, waste oils, photographic solutions, or pesticides.
Unfortunately we have attended many septic repairs that could have been avoided if this advice had been followed. Today we have septic repairs scheduled in Rochester, Rehoboth, Berkley, Lakeville and Middleboro MA. If you require a septic repair or if you have any questions please do contact our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or visit https://www.septicpreservation.com
Septic Preservation Services endeavour to educate property owners with septic systems, who are not on town sewer, that having your septic system serviced on a regular basis helps ensure that you will not have any unexpected septic system breakdowns. This is especially important for our commercial customers with restaurants because a problem with their septic system can have large financial 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 busy restaurant will require more frequent services that a customer with a summer property on Cape Cod. Today we have septic system services in Plymouth, Bourne, Acushnet, Lakeville, Middleboro and Taunton MA. If you are interested in septic services or have any questions please do contact our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or or visit https://www.septicpreservation.com
Septic Preservation Services have a vast extent of septic system knowledge and experience which is necessary if you are going to be able to locate and repair septic breakdowns, problems and failures. It is also necessary to have many years of experience working with septic systems to be able to identify septic adjustments and improvements that can be made so your septic system operates more environmentally efficient by processing waste more thoroughly which will also make it more cost effective. Today we are at a customer’s property in Acushnet MA extending their septic system tee and adding a septic filter. We also have septic repairs and septic adjustments for customers in Lakeville, Middleboro, Carver and Freetown MA. If you have a septic problem or believe you need a septic repair please do contact our Norton office where we will be happy to answer any questions and make an appointment if necessary on 877-348-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com