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 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 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 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
Septic Preservation Services know that most people are all done with the holidays and are cleaning up, putting away and taking down all of their holiday items. What many people do not think of is that their septic system may need some maintenance after the holidays too. Having your septic system pumped regularly is an essential part of septic system maintenance. Even if your septic system has been used correctly and is operating perfectly you will still always need to have it pumped, usually every 3-5 years. Although your septic system treats effluent the build up of solid waste can not be avoided and your system will need to be pumped. If you leave it too long there will be unpleasant and sometimes unsafe septic problems that could lead to a total system failure. If you have had a lot of extra guests using your home over the holiday period you may be due for septic pumping earlier than expected. We are providing septic pumping to customers today in North Smithfield, Cumberland, Lincoln, Smithfield and Burrillville RI. So if you are due for a septic pumping or if you are unsure if you need one please do contact us at our office where we will be happy to answer any questions you have and schedule an appointment if necessary on 877 378 4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services
Septic Preservation Services know that even though it is only January 2nd it suddenly feels like the holidays were a long time ago and we are all getting back into the swing of things. This means that property maintenance that you have perhaps been putting off over the holiday period should now be looked at and not postponed anymore. Septic System Maintenance is really not something that should be put off for too long because if left it can lead to large and expensive repair being necessary or even a septic failure. The most important septic system maintenance is septic pumping. The average recommended pumping frequency is between 3 and 5 years, depending on the tank size and number of occupants. The longer you wait between pumping the greater the likelihood that you may have a septic problem and you will shorten the lifespan of your system and eventually it will fail. As wastewater enters your septic tank from your property, the solid matter will be held in the tank and break down into “sludge” over time, while the liquids continue on to the absorption area (leach field / drain field). Sludge is never meant to exit your septic tank, so it must be pumped out on a regular basis — you don’t want the sludge to accumulate to the point where it starts exiting the tank towards the absorption area or backing up into your property.
Once this happens pumping will not rectify the issue and you will be looking at additional costs to repair your system and if left too long you may have to replace your septic system or at least parts of it which is both expensive and disruptive. We have septic pumping scheduled today for customers who are choosing to keep on top of their septic system maintenance in Rowley, Boxford, Groveland, Peabody, Lynnfield and North Reading MA. If you require septic pumping or if you are not sure if it is time or if you have any questions please do contact our Norton office on 877 378 4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services
Septic Preservation Services wishes everyone a very happy 2019! This year promises to be even busier than the last and we are already very busy with septic appointments for our customers. We provide septic services including septic design, septic installation, septic repairs, septic maintenance, septic engineering, septic inspection, septic pumping and preventative maintenance programs.
We are a full-service distributor of septic system solutions and services offering the industry leading White Knight™ Microbial Inoculator/Generator bioremediation solutions throughout the New England, Florida and Hawaii. We’ve been in business for over 25 years and are a solution innovator in the use of bioremediation for the rehabilitation of existing septic systems. We pride ourselves on our close relationships with its key suppliers and our knowledgeable staff of technicians and engineering consultants trained on our products. Over the past ten years, Septic Preservation Services has facilitated the successful rehabilitation of septic systems serving commercial clients including; McDonalds Restaurants®, Dunkin Donuts®, Shell Oil ®, Cumberland Farms®, Tesdeshi® and Xtramart®. In addition, we have provided thousands of installations at variety of schools, municipal systems, institutional facilities, resorts, communities and residential customers.
Septic Preservation Services continuously monitors new industry technology advancements for environmentally-safe water and waste treatment solutions and will be offering new products in the future. If you are interested in any of our septic services or if you have any questions please do contact us this year to answer any questions you may have and to schedule an appointment if necessary on 877-378-4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services
Septic Preservation Services are available to provide your essential septic system maintenance. Septic pumping is necessary for every septic system and if left your septic system will eventually fail. A septic tank is designed to have the capacity for 3-5 years waste. Obviously the volume of waste entering your septic system will affect the regularity that your system needs septic pumping. If your own a small cottage but have a lot of people visiting your septic tank will fill up much quicker. Property owners need to be aware that all wastewater enters the septic system so it is not just toilets but also baths, showers, washing machine, dishwasher etc that will fill up your system. The septic system is designed to match the number of bedrooms in a property so if you have a two bedroom home but have extended family visiting you are potentially straining the ability of your septic system to process the extra demand. Not only will your septic system fill up faster but also the decomposition process can become strained if there is too much excess water in the system, resulting in a variety of problems. Ideally, septic owners should only be using a maximum of 50 gallons of water per day, per person, assuming the number of people using the system corresponds to the size of the septic system as determined by the number of bedrooms in the home. The following averages for common household activities can help you keep track:
· Dishwasher Cycle – 7 gallons
· Washing Machine – 40 gallons per load (less with front-loader machines)
· Toilet – 2 gallons per flush, 1.6 gallons for newer standard toilets
· Shower – 2.5 gallons per minute (a 10 minute shower = 25 gallons)
It can be difficult to stay on top of usage, particularly for large families, but laying down some basic guidelines can help everyone to work together. New environmentally-friendly appliances, toilets and shower heads can help reduce usage without a lot of extra effort. The government Energy Star Website also has a lot of helpful ideas and tips for reducing water usage. It is also important, to be aware of when you need to schedule septic pumping. Today we have septic pumping scheduled for customers in New Bedford, Mattapoisett, Marion, Westport, Freetown and Fairhaven MA. If you are unsure if you need a septic pump out or if you need to schedule septic pumping or have other questions about your septic system please do contact our Norton office on 877 378 4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services
Septic Preservation Services provide perhaps the most important septic system maintenance service – septic pumping. Septic Systems will always need to be pumped but the frequency can vary depending on a variety of factors including the size of your septic system and the number of people that are using it. However as a general guide you should have your septic system pumped every 3-5 years or annually if you have a garbage disposal. This is because normally, properly designed tanks have enough space for up to three to five years’ safe accumulation of sludge. When the sludge level increases beyond this point, sewage has less time to settle properly before leaving the tank. As the sludge level increases, more solid wastes escape into the soil absorption system (SAS) or leach field/ drain field. If the SAS becomes so clogged that it cannot absorb liquid at the rate at which it enters the tank, the plumbing will “back up” or unsanitary wastewater will bubble to the surface. You really don’t want to wait until you have sewage ‘bubbling’ to the surface in your yard or backing up into your house so it is a good idea to keep up with your septic pumping schedule. Today we have septic pumping scheduled for customers in Plymouth, Carver, Halifax, Rochester, Sandwich and Bourne MA. If you need to schedule a septic pump out or if you have questions about pumping or your septic system please do contact our Norton office on 877 378 4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services
Septic Preservation Services hopes that everyone who is taking part in the Black Friday sales is coming home with a few bargains and no buyers remorse. Sometimes a ‘bargain’ on the shelf turns out to be a mistake if it is either not as cheap as it originally seemed or not the quality product that it first seemed after closer inspection. This can also be true for septic services and why it is always sensible to research the septic company that you choose to use. Septic Preservation Services has been working in the septic industry for over 25 years in this region and has an excellent reputation for providing quality septic services. We take pride in the work that we do and ensure that all of our technicians are trained with up to date methods and have state of the art equipment. Even with a seemingly simple task as septic pumping it is always a good idea to check the company that you choose to use because keeping your septic system clean and healthy is the best way to avoid costly repairs to your septic system, be it a septic tank, cesspool or some other style system. Septic Preservation Services helps to ensure your system remains as healthy as possible through periodic pumping and system checks. Our professionally trained staff is there to identify potential issues before they become big problems. To prevent problems, we ensure the solids in your system are cleared out and remain at a level consistent with a healthy system. We also check and clear filters, if one is present, to be sure it doesn’t let any solids into the soil absorption system. The health of the system can also be improved through addition of septic system bacteria products to your system by our professional staff. These bacteria help break down the organic solids in your tank which reduces buildup over time, reduces odors and keeps your pipes clean. If you need to have your septic tank pumped or if you have any questions about septic pumping, septic systems or the other septic services we provide please do contact our Norton office on 877-378-4279 or visit Septic Preservation Services