We Provide Title 5 Septic Inspections Throughout Massachusetts

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services know that as stated on the Massachusetts Official Website of the Executive office of Energy and Environmental Affairs:

“a system shall be inspected at or within two years prior to the time of transfer of title to the facility served by the system. An inspection conducted up to three years before the time of transfer may be used if the inspection report is accompanied by system pumping records demonstrating that the system has been pumped at least once a year during that time. “

Because of this many of our Title 5 Inspections are for property owners who are selling their home or commercial property and need to have a Title 5 Septic Inspection done. We do also have septic inspections scheduled for people who are buying a property and want to have their own inspection done prior to purchase of the property. Our septic inspectors work throughout Massachusetts from Orange to Groveland to Brimfield to Chatham. Whatever the reason for your septic inspection do contact our office where we will be happy to schedule an appointment. You can contact us at our Norton office on 508 763 4431 or visit All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services

Do You Know What Is Included in a Title 5 Inspection?

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have Title 5 Inspection appointments today for customers in Marlborough, Berlin, Bolton, Clinton, Sterling and Northborough MA. Included in a Title 5 Septic Inspection is:

  • General layout of the system components (location of the building sewer, septic tank or cesspool, distribution box and leaching field)
  • Type of use (e.g., house, school, retail space), Title 5 design flow, and whether the facility is presently occupied
  • Analysis of the criteria specified in Title 5 that indicate system failure, and, for large systems, those which indicate threats to public health and the environment
  • Water use records from the previous two years, if available
  • A description of the septic tank, including its condition, approximate age, thickness of grease/scum layer, and other relevant information
  • A characterization of the distribution box and dosing tanks with pumps, if any, such as condition and evidence of solids carryover or backup
  • The condition of the soil absorption system including, any signs of hydraulic failure

If you need to schedule a Title 5 Inspection or if you have any questions please do contact us at our Norton office on 508 763 4431 or visit All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services

Septic Repairs on Leach Field in Westport MA

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services is experienced working with entire septic systems which includes the septic tank but also the leach field or drainfield, d-box (distribution box) and any other associated parts such as a septic pump, if used. Many property owners who have a septic system to treat their wastewater forget that an essential part of their septic system is the leach field, or drain field. A conventional septic system consists of a septic tank, a distribution box and a drainfield, all connected by pipes, called conveyance lines. Your home’s wastewater flows into your septic tank where it is held and solids sink to the bottom and lighter scum floats to the top. The solids and scum are decomposed by bacteria and periodically pumped. The treated wastewater or effluent flows through the distribution box into your drainfield or leach field where it then slowly seeps into the subsurface soil where it is further treated and purified (secondary treatment). There are steps that you can take to ensure that your entire septic system continues to operate correctly including:

  • Minimize the use of the garbage disposal (if you have one)
  • Do not put grease down your drains
  • Spread loads of laundry out over time rather than doing multiple loads in a short period of time, and use liquid detergents rather than powdered detergents
  • Avoid excessively long showers
  • Avoid leaving tap water running when shaving, brushing teeth or doing other personal or household tasks
  • Do not flush medications, harmful chemicals, excessive amounts of bleach, harsh drain cleaners or degreasers
  • Have the septic tank pumped at least every three years
  • Do not add any septic systems cleaners, enzymes or additives
  • Remove water conditioning backwash discharges from the septic system
  • Do not plant trees and shrubs over leach fields
  • Do not flush personal products, paper towels, wipes or diapers
  • Do not clean or rinse paint brushes in the sinks
  • Equip all hot tubs, spas, whirlpool baths, etcetera with drain limiting valves that will only allow five gallons per minute to drain from fixture
  • Do not drive vehicles over leach fields

Unfortunately a property owner in Westport, MA called us because they had not considered their leach field when planting multiple trees in their yard and they now have leach field problems. We are providing leach field repairs and a septic system education to hopefully ensure that they can prevent similar breakdowns in the future. We have other septic repairs scheduled today in Acushnet, Marion, Mattapoisett and Freetown MA. If you require a septic repair or if you have any questions about your septic system please do contact our Norton office on 508 763 4431 or visit All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services

Septic First Maintenance Inspection Appointments Completed in RI

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services has Rhode Island Septic First Maintenance Inspection appointments scheduled today in Portsmouth, Barrington, Tiverton, Middletown and Little Compton RI. The purpose of a Septic First Maintenance Inspection is to establish what type of septic system you have, if the system poses any risk to public health, if there is any risk to the environment and determine if any immediate corrective actions should be taken. If you require a septic inspection or if you have any questions about Rhode Island First Maintenance Inspections please do contact our office on 508 763 4431 or visit All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services

Staying On Top Of Your Septic Pumping Can Help You Avoid Septic Problems

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services not only inspects septic systems and repairs septic systems but also provides essential septic system maintenance – perhaps most importantly septic pumping. Septic Systems must be pumped periodically to remain operating correctly. Even if your system seems to be working correctly you do not want to wait it until it shows evidence of septic problems before you choose to pump your system. By then you could have a large septic problem which may require an expensive septic repair whereas staying on top of your septic pumping schedule will ensure that you are doing the most important part of maintaining your septic system. Septic systems do not need to be pumped that often, if fact if you pump too often you can harm your septic system by removing the beneficial bacteria that is required to process your waste. A properly maintained septic system should only be pumped every 2-5 years, as needed, to avoid removing the “good” bacteria and keep the system running smoothly. You only need to have your system pumped annually if you have a garbage disposal. Today we have septic pumping appointments in Bridgewater, Carver, Plymouth, Hingham, Halifax and Scituate MA. If it has been over three years since you had your septic tank pumped, give All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services a call at our Norton office on 508-763-4431 or visit All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services/ for an evaluation and to set up quick and easy pumping arrangements.

Our Preventative Maintenance Program Gives Customers Peace of Mind

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services knows that proper preventative maintenance can extend the life of your septic system. Systems that are not regularly maintained will average less than 20 years, however studies conducted by field professors, scientists and engineers reveal that proper maintenance can help a septic system to last indefinitely. This can save homeowners thousands of dollars over a lifetime.

We offer an affordable Preventative Maintenance Program designed to give our residential and commercial clients peace of mind in knowing that their septic system is being properly maintained, checked and monitored. Today we have septic services for those customers in Rowley, North Reading, Middleton, Acton, Lynnfield and Westford MA.

Our Preventative Maintenance Program Contracts are available for specific types of septic systems, including:

  • conventional septic systems
  • pressure distribution systems
  • innovative and alternative systems, such as FAST Systems, Eljen Systems, Presby Systems and Oakson Systems

We provide our customers on a service contract with regular monitoring of the entire septic system. They just have to leave the dirty work to us with confidence. 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 our Preventative Maintenance Program please contact us on 508 763 4431 or visit All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services

Cesspool Maintenance Is Very Important For Your Environment

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services has cesspool maintenance appointments today in Hubbardston, Paxton, Sterling, Clinton, Berlin and Bolton MA. A cesspool is any pit or container that receives wastewater from a house or building. The term “cesspool” is usually used to refer to an open pit that is lined with rocks or concrete, but an underground tank or holding container that is not connected to a drainfield can also be defined as a cesspool. The main function of cesspools is the storage of wastewater. The use of cesspools may overload the capacity of the soil to remove bacteria, viruses, and phosphorus, and to nitrify ammonia and organic nitrogen compounds. Cesspools are only found servicing older properties because other more efficient means of waste treatment are now available. We provide cesspool services and repairs and have also provided cesspool replacement when required. We recently replaced a cesspool for a customer in Sturbridge MA because it was starting to pollute the local groundwater. Ongoing cesspool maintenance by having it serviced and having pumpouts is especially important because to sustain the integrity of the environment you need to ensure your cesspool is operating correctly and the surrounding area is not saturated. If you have any questions about cesspools or wish to schedule a cesspool service please do contact our Norton office on 508-763-4431 or visit All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services

Do You Know When You Need to Have A Title 5 Inspection?

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have Title 5 Inspection appointments scheduled today in East Bridgewater, Mansfield, Foxboro, Norton, Raynham and Sharon MA. In Massachusetts a septic inspection is required in the following instances:

  • 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

Today we have Title 5 Inspections scheduled by property owners, both commercial and private who are selling their properties. We also have a septic inspection scheduled for a customer who has requested an inspection for a property that they are considering purchasing. Whatever the reason that you require a septic inspection please do contact us to schedule a Title 5 Inspection or if you have any questions about septic inspections we will be happy to answer them. You can contact our Norton office on 508 763 4431 or visit All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services

Septic Repairs Including A Sewage Grinder Pump Repair in Acushnet MA

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have been called to a customer’s property in Acushnet 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. When your septic system is more accessible, it is also much more safe and attractive. We are also at a customer property in Attleboro MA installing a septic system cover today in addition to providing septic repairs in Rochester and Lakeville MA. If you require a septic repair or if you are interested in septic improvements please do contact our Norton office on 508 763 4431 or visit All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services

Septic System Cleaning Prevents Unpleasant And Expensive Septic Problems

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services understand that part of any good Preventative Maintenance Program is to ensure that your septic system is properly cleaned and pumped on a regular basis. However it is also important to know the facts about septic system cleaning and pumping to avoid making costly mistakes. Inside your septic tank, solid waste matter sinks to the bottom and grease and oils float to the top. Treated liquid waste flows through pipes into your drain field or leach field. If too much solid waste accumulates, it clogs the drain pipes, prevents liquids from escaping and leads to sewage backups into your home which is health hazard because waste is not treated before exiting your septic system. A properly maintained septic system should only have a septic pump out every 2-5 years, as needed, to avoid removing the “good” bacteria and keep the system running smoothly. Septic pumping will ensure that your septic system does not ‘fill up’ with waste. Getting your tanks cleaned on a regular basis will help to improve the efficiency of your septic system and keep it running smoothly. All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services takes pride in the work that we do, utilizing specialized miniature equipment to locate specific areas of your system, such as a sewer cam that is used to investigate the inside of your sewer lines and jetting equipment to clean the pipes within the leach field. It is important to understand that septic pumping does not always mean that your system will also be cleaned and leaving solid buildup in the septic tank or not having your leach field pipes jetted can mean that even if your system is pumped blockages can still occur which can result in septic system failures and potentially unpleasant, expensive and harmful repercussions. Today we have septic system cleaning appointments in North Smithfield, Burrillville, Foster, Scituate, Cranston and Johnston RI. If you are interested in septic cleaning or septic pumping or have any questions about the process please do contact our office on 508-763-4431 or visit All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services