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Septic Tips for Proper Usage!

Do you have a new septic system, or are you moving to a house and have never had a septic system before?  Here are some tips you can follow to help keep your system working properly, provided by All-Clear Septic & Wastewater Services.  

  • The first and easiest thing you can do is schedule regular checks on your system with a licensed  septic system specialist.  Depending on the type and flow rate of the system, checkups can be scheduled anywhere from once every three months to three years. 


  • Pumping your system on a regular schedule is highly recommended.  The amount of use and size of the system will dictate the pumping schedule, but it is safe to say the more people using  the system, the more often you will need to have it serviced.

Watching your water use carefully will be a major factor in how well your septic system functions.  If you are able, use low-flow fixtures in your kitchen and bathroom. It  will considerably reduce overall usage and wear and tear on the system.

Try not to wash all your laundry on the same day.  Spread washes throughout the week.

Do not run your dishwasher and washing machine at the same time.  

Do not put anything but toilet tissue down the toilet.  A product labelled “flushable” may be ok for a sewer-tied system, but may not be ok for a septic system.

Do not drain hot tubs, pools, spas or other large-capacity water tank into the septic system. Pool chemicals can kill off beneficial bacteria in the system, and the massive rush of water can “flood” your leach field, rendering the system ineffective until it has properly drained.

Ensure risers are installed and easily accessible to septic system maintenance professionals.

Ensure all rainwater and drainage is directed away from the leach field to prevent flooding the system.

Use shallow-rooted grass, flowers and shrubs when landscaping on or around your system.  This will help prevent damage from deep-growing root systems.

Stop or reduce use of garbage disposal.  These can quickly create a blockage in your septic system and leach field, as well as introduce large quantities of grease and other solids which will require more frequent pumping and system maintenance.

Do not flush household cleaning chemicals or put them down the drain.  These can potentially kill the beneficial bacteria or cause significant damage to the system itself.  These can also pollute the groundwater if done in sufficient quantity or concentration.

Do not build structures or park vehicles on the tank or leach field.  This could cause damage to the system and compact the soil which prevents liquids from leaching into the earth freely.

Do not use septic system additives unless directed by your septic system maintenance professional.  These may cause issues with the system or eliminate the healthy bacteria within the tank.  Only use additives if they are approved by your septic system maintenance professional for your specific septic system.

If you still have questions or need service, call All-Clear TODAY at (508) 763-4431!

This blog was posted on October 29, 2015 on

Septic Rejuvenation!


All-Clear also offers an exciting new service to our customers that utilizes a patented technology to save failed septic systems.  This method is used as an alternative to replacing the septic system. It allows failed septic systems to rapidly rejuvenate, extending the lifespan of the drainfield and the septic system, while enhancing the treatment process.

Rejuvenation is currently being used by over 2,000 different septic service providers throughout the United States and Canada and has proven successful in a wide range of different climates and soil types, with over 1,000 installations in New England.   This technology has been applied in residential situations for both single and multi-family dwellings, as well as commercial situations, servicing hotels, grocery stores, food processing facilities, healthcare services, marinas, restaurants, breweries, car washes and more.

Some of the benefits associated with Septic Rejuvenation include:

  • rapid restoration of proper septic system functions
  • lower costs for installation, operation and maintenance
  • enhanced removal of pathogens, nitrogen, and B.O.D.
  • minimal damage/disruption to existing property landscape
  • long term, cost-effective solution


The technology we use at All-Clear has been studied over an extended period of time. Rejuvenation has been proven effective, tested by leading universities, leaders in the septic industry and third-party organizations. The process is simple, yet revolutionary. It is similar to composting and has the ability to rejuvenate septic systems that are severely failed within just a few months.




Regardless of your type of septic system, from chambers to stone & pipe, drip and everything in between, our rejuvenation technology can help get your system back on track and running efficiently. The effectiveness of this method has been proven, documented and approved by the MA DEP and RI DEM.


For more information about our revolutionary Septic Rejuvenation services or to schedule an evaluation with one of our licensed and certified technicians, call All-Clear at 508-763-4431. Ask about our Maintenance Prevention Program, designed to keep your septic system running properly to avoid costly repairs and emergency services in the future.

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This blog was posted on on October 16, 2015.

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All Clear Septic Consulting and Emergency Services


In addition to Title 5 Inspections, septic repairs and cleaning services, All-Clear also provides professional consultations to property owners, both residential and commercial.

We understand that most septic problems don’t occur between 9am and 5pm Monday through Friday, so we also offer 24/7 emergency services to our customers. We’ll be there when you need us anytime of day or night.


Do you have a difficult septic problem? Have you called other services that were unable to solve your issues? All-Clear can help to answer all of your septic related questions and help you find solutions that will get your septic system back on track and running properly. We utilize state-of-the-art equipment that can help us to quickly identify and accurately pinpoint the problems that are plaguing your system. At All-Clear, questions are always FREE. Give us a call at 508-763-4431 to ask a question, call us out for a consultation or set up an appointment for an evaluation or inspection.


Our professional team of licensed and certified technicians are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Just call our Emergency Service Center day or night at 508-763-4431 and we will send someone out to take care of your emergency septic problems right away.

All-Clear also offers a Preventative Maintenance Program that can help you stay on top of your septic system to prevent emergency situations in the future. Ask one of our team members about the various programs available for our customers.

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This blog was posted on October 8, 2015 on

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Septic System Inspections and Assessments!


Proper septic system inspection is the best way to prevent property owners from having to face unexpected and costly repairs. An inspector can determine whether you are disposing of sewage and gray wastewater in a safe and legal manner.


Since 1995, the State of Massachusetts has required residential and commercial property owners to pass a Title 5 Inspection of their on-site sewage treatment systems before they can sell the property. Specific guidelines were set to prevent the contamination of local drinking water supplies and groundwater as a result of outdated or ineffective septic systems or cesspools. All-Clear offers Massachusetts Title 5 Inspections, using state-of-the-art equipment and techniques, giving you a thorough inspection at a price you can afford.


In addition to the Massachusetts Title 5 Inspection, All-Clear is also licensed to perform Rhode Island Town Inspections. These inspections are required by many towns throughout Rhode Island, including Charlestown, Jamestown, North Kingstown and South Kingstown. Because it is a part of the local town ordinance, residential and commercial property owners living in these areas are required to submit to these regular inspections of their septic systems. All-Clear uses state-of-the-art tools to provide these services to our customers at an affordable rate.


Many property owners are unaware that they have the ability to hire a licensed inspector, such as All-Clear, to perform Confidential Voluntary Assessments of their septic systems. These inspections are completed just as they would be according to the Title 5 Inspections required by the State of Massachusetts, but the findings are NOT reported to any other person, municipality or office outside of the homeowner.

Once the inspection is complete, the homeowner will receive a thorough report from All-Clear along with an assessment of the findings and some recommendations on how to properly maintain or repair their septic system. The recommendations provided by All-Clear are designed to increase longevity and prevent future issues, such as property damage, high cost repairs or system replacement.


Our licensed and certified inspectors and technicians at All-Clear can help you with all of your Title 5 Inspection and Rhode Island Town Inspections needs. Give us a call at 508-763-4431 for pricing, information or to set up an appointment for an inspection of your residential or commercial property.

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This blog was posted on on September 17, 2015.