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Maine Septic Inspections For Homes And Commercial Properties

Septic Preservation Services has septic inspections scheduled for customers in Maine. Whether you are selling or buying a home or a commercial property that is supported with its own septic system or if you just want to know the status of your septic system we are able to provide you with thorough and professional septic inspections. Today we have septic inspections scheduled in Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Topsam, Pownal, Freeport, Libson Falls and Brunswick Maine. If you have questions or concerns about septic systems or which to arrange a septic inspection please do contact our Maine office on 877-378-4279 or visit https://www.septicpreservation.com

We Provide OBD Services and OBD Repairs Statewide in Maine

Septic Preservation Services is the only statewide contractor on the Wastewater Treatment Plants Certified Maintenance Contractors list provided by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. This means that we are the only contractor statewide that can provide mechanical OBD Services. As stated on the Maine Department of Environmental Protection website:

“An overboard discharge (OBD) is a discharge to surface waters of the State of domestic pollutants (sanitary wastes or wastewater from household activities generated at residential or commercial locations) that are not conveyed to municipal or quasi-municipal sewerage treatment facilities. The vast majority of OBDs in Maine are associated with residential dwellings and small commercial operations along the coast.”

For more information see:

http://www.maine.gov/dep/water/wd/OBD/ip_obd.pdf

We have OBD services and OBD Repairs scheduled today in Freeport, Harpswell, Brunswick, Orr’s Island, Bailey Island, Phippsburg, Peak’s Island and Portland ME. If you need to arrange an OBD service or an OBD repair please do contact our Biddeford office on 877-378-4279 or visit https://www.septicpreservation.com

Septic Inspections

Septic inspections in Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Topsam, Pownal, Freeport, Libson Falls and Brunswick Maine

OBD Services and OBD Repairs

Overboard discharge services and overboard discharge repairs in Freeport, Harpswell, Brunswick, Orr’s Island, Bailey Island, Phippsburg, Peak’s Island and Portland

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Many Properties In Maine Are Serviced By Septic Systems

Septic Preservation Services know that many properties in Maine are serviced by septic systems because they are not on town sewer. As you would expect many of these properties are in remote areas of the state where the closest ‘town’ is not that close at all. However what is perhaps surprising are the number of properties that are not remotely located but are also on a septic system to process their waste. Septic systems provide simple, effective onsite wastewater treatment. They allow groundwater to be recharged onsite making more clean water available for use and treat the effluent naturally and allow water to seep into the ground, which keeps moisture on site to help plants grow and replenish the water supply. If properly installed and maintained individual septic systems offer Maine property owners many environmental benefits in this beautiful state. However you do need to ensure that your septic system is maintained and is working correctly. If you are unsure if you system is working as it should or if you are selling or buying a property with a septic system it is usually a good idea to have a septic inspection to advise you of the current condition of the system and if there are any concerns. Today we have septic inspections scheduled in Richmond, Bowdoinham, Bowdoin, Topsham, Brunswick, Bath, Gardiner and Pittston Maine. If you require a septic inspection or if you have any questions about septic inspections or septic systems please do contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit https://www.septicpreservation.com

Septic Inspections

Septic inspections in Richmond, Bowdoinham, Bowdoin, Topsham, Brunswick, Bath, Gardiner and Pittston, Maine

The Maine DEP’s Overboard Discharge (OBD) Program Is Responsible For Regulating Discharges Of Sanitary And Household Wastewater

Septic Preservation Services have many years experience working with the Maine government’s overboard discharge (OBD) program. As stated on the Maine Gov website:

“The Maine DEP’s Overboard Discharge (OBD) Program is responsible for regulating discharges of sanitary and household wastewater generated at residential or commercial locations to streams, rivers, bays, and the ocean. All OBDs must be approved by the DEP through a licensing process.” For more information see:

http://www.maine.gov/dep/water/wd/OBD/index.html

Septic Preservation Services are the only statewide company on the certified maintenance contractor list provided by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection.

In addition to having your OBD serviced and maintained by a certified contractor you can ensure that your OBD is maintained by following these 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.

Today we have OBD maintenance and services scheduled in Westport Island, Bowdoinham, Brunswick, Bremen, Orr’s Island, Friendship and Owls Head Maine. If you have an OBD and require a service or you have a question or concern about your OBD please do contact our office on 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

OBD Maintenance and Services

OBD maintenance and services in Westport Island. Bowdoinham, Brunswick, Bremen, Orr’s Island, Friendship and Owls Head Maine

Thank You For A Successful 2017

Septic Preservation Services would like to thank all of our customers, vendors and friends for a very successful year. We have conducted more Septic Inspections, Septic Installations, Septic Designs, Septic Remediation, Septic Services and Septic Repairs in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island than ever before.

Highlights include:

  • Working with multiple breweries in Marshfield MA, Woodstock, NH, and Limerick, ME to resolve high strength wastewater issues
  • Getting approval to teach septic savvy in RI and MA for training credits Class. This class includes; how septic systems work; why septic systems fail, and what your options are once your septic system fails; Information on septic inspection, septic repairs, septic replacement, septic installations and advanced treatment units for wastewater treatment
  • Record sales in Maine including, Acton, Farmington, Tennant’s Harbor, Arrowsic, Friendship, North Berwick, Union, Bailey Island, Gorham, Oakland, Wales, Belfast, Harrison, Owls Head, West Bath, Biddeford, Hermon, Peaks Island, West Newfield, Bowdoinham, Kennebunk, Poland, Whitefield, Brunswick, Kittery Point, Portland, Windham, Cape Elizabeth, Lewiston, Richmond, Winslow and Jay
  • Continuing help to customers with overboard discharge (OBD) systems in Maine as they as fazed out
  • Welcoming new employees that will assist with septic inspections, functional inspections, septic repairs, septic installations, and septic designs from Norton, Attleboro and Acushnet MA, Cumberland and North Smithfield RI and Biddeford ME

We are looking forward to expanding upon our success in 2018. Happy Holidays from Septic Preservation Services!

 

 

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