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Massachusetts Title V complete video and whitepaper now available!

You can now see a page by page overview of the entire Massachusetts Title V Septic Inspection form narrated by Al Rivet of All-Clear Septic & Wastewater Services!

Al walks you through the entire inspection form, ensuring you understand every single word!

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Part 4 – Al Rivet walks through Massachusetts Title V ( Title 5 ) Septic Inspection Form

Al Rivet with All Clear Septic & Wastewater Services walks through the Massachusetts Title V ( Title 5 ) Inspection Form – Part 4

Do you have questions about the Massachusetts Title V ( Title 5 ) Inspection form?  Do you have a septic inspection pending?  Al Rivet from All Clear Septic & Wastewater Services takes us through the 17 page document line by line, highlighting the sections which may cause confusion or need further explanation.

Al’s review  continues on page 14 with his review of the various components of the septic system, and the importance of maintaining them properly.  He details information required for sections including the Pump Chamber, Soil Absorption System and less commonly used items as Cesspools and Privies, or an outhouse.  The Soil Absorption System is reviewed thoroughly as it can have the significant impact on the local ecology if it is put in too close to a water source.

Page 15 is a diagram of the system from above, with the nearest landmarks included.  This is to enable anyone working on the system to find the portion they want to check with as few holes as possible.  Al recommends adding risers to the septic tank to allow easy access without the need for heavy equipment and digging.  It is also used to ensure any new construction is not placed on or near critical components of the existing septic system.

Next is an in-depth review of the inspectors assessment of nearby bodies of water, wells or other sources of usable water.  This is necessary to ensure the septic system has no impact on potential drinking water sources and to prevent contamination of the local environment.  The bottom of the page requires a written description of how these tests were conducted for approval reviews and to re-conduct the tests if needed in the same manner.

Finally there is a simple checklist on which the inspector validates they have completed each section.

Watch Al take you through the end of the Massachusetts Title V Inspection form below!

 

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Part 3 – Al Rivet walks through Massachusetts Title V ( Title 5 ) Septic Inspection Form

Al Rivet with All Clear Septic & Wastewater Services walks through the Massachusetts Title V ( Title 5 ) Inspection Form – Part 3

Do you have questions about the Massachusetts Title V ( Title 5 ) Inspection form?  Do you have a septic inspection pending?  Al Rivet from All Clear Septic & Wastewater Services takes us through the 17 page document line by line, highlighting the sections which may cause confusion or need further explanation.

Al continues his review on page 8 which asks for details on pumping records of the septic system.  These records can be obtained from the local health department as the pumping company is required to provide the health department with information every time your system is pumped out.  This is another key indicator of the health of the septic system showing if it has been taken care of properly of not.  It also is required to show the system has not been pumped within the two weeks previous to the inspection, which will prevent the inspector from seeing the system under normal usage.

The next section asks for information regarding the type of system being used.  Most conventional systems consist of a  septic tank, distribution box and soil absorption system, but there are other systems which consist of cesspools, a shared system or some other new or innovative technology.  The age of the septic is asked for as well as the current contents of the tank, how full it is and if that level is acceptable or not.  Al recommends adding risers to the tank for ease of access as well as a filter to ensure the system is not clogged.

Tight tanks are discussed next, which are a septic tank without an outlet in an area where a soil absorption system is not safely usable.  This may be on a beach or area with a high water table or other situation where a soil absorption area is not possible.  He goes into more detail about distributions boxes and the health of a septic system based on the health of the distribution box.

View the video below to get the full review of pages 8 through 13 of the Massachusetts Title V Septic Inspection Form by Al Rivet of All Clear Septic & Wastewater Services!

 

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Part 2 – Al Rivet walks through Massachusetts Title V ( Title 5 ) Septic Inspection Form

Al Rivet with All Clear Septic & Wastewater Services walks through the Massachusetts Title V ( Title 5 ) Inspection Form – Part 2

Do you have questions about the Massachusetts Title V ( Title 5 ) Inspection form?  Do you have a septic inspection pending?  Al Rivet from All Clear Septic & Wastewater Services takes us through the 17 page document line by line, highlighting the sections which may cause confusion or need further explanation.

In part two of his overview of the form, he begins with a request that you read the form in detail, as you go along with this video if you so desire.   He then goes into detail regarding the failure criteria, including one of the most common failure reasons being part of the soil absorption system below the groundwater high level.  This is to ensure the system does not contaminate the local groundwater or well.

Large systems for condominiums or other businesses is the next subject, with flows between 10,000 and 15,000 gallons per day.  This is mentioned to be sure the system capacity is sufficient for the water used by the business or living space.   There are different criteria for the septic system which must be taken into account to pass due to size, capacity and space needed for the soil absorption system.

The top of page six begins the checklist identifying the current state of the septic system.  It requires the inspector to note all aspects of the system including pumping records, plan inspections and any record of recent maintenance to the system.  These pieces of information will give the inspector a better understanding of the system’s health.

The bottom of page six and all of page seven are dedicated to the current conditions under which the septic system is being used.  The number of bedrooms the system was designed for compared to the actual number of bedrooms is first, and quite important.  A healthy system is designed to handle at minimum the total number of bedrooms in the dwelling, if not more.   If there are more bedrooms than the system was designed for there could be significant flow issues and the possibility of contaminating the ground water.  Other pieces of information noted are laundry or garbage grinder usage, seasonal living and any water meter readings if they are available.

Lastly on page 7 are conditions if the system if for commercial or industrial usage, with technical information regarding the system design and usage being listed.

Watch the video below as Al Rivet walks you through this portion of the Massachusetts Title V ( Title 5 ) Septic Inspection Form!

 

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Al Rivet walks through Massachusetts Title V ( Title 5 ) Septic Inspection Form

Al Rivet with All Clear Septic & Wastewater Services walks through the Massachusetts Title V ( Title 5 ) Inspection Form Part 1.

 

Do you have questions about the Massachusetts Title V ( Title 5 ) Inspection form?  Do you have a septic inspection pending?  Al Rivet from All Clear Septic & Wastewater Services takes us through the 17 page document line by line, highlighting the sections which may cause confusion or need further explanation.

The top of page 1 from the form details the property location and the inspector’s qualifications.  This portion is key as it indicates exactly who is handling the inspection and their state-issued license information.  This is good to have in the event there is some issue in the future or you need a second inspection after completing any upgrades or alterations to the existing system.

The bottom of page 1 and page two detail the status of the system after the inspection.  It can Pass, Conditionally Pass, Fail or require further  Evaluation by the Local Approving Authority.     A passed inspection requires just a check in the box and any comments the inspector feels necessary to add.  A “Conditionally passed” inspection requires the owner to perform some manner of work on the system in order to fully pass, but it is not enough to fail the system.  A “Fail” inspection means the system requires replacement, repair or significant work to bring it up to code.  A “Further Evaluation is Required by the Board of Health” inspection is to ensure the system meets local regulations regarding system location and proximity to drinking water, wells or other wetlands in an effort to prevent environmental contamination.

Below is a video of Al Rivet discussing these points at length!

 

If you need an inspection, have questions or need septic services, please call All Clear Septic & Wastewater Services at 508-763-4431!

 

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How to Keep Your Massachusets Septic System in Great Shape During the Holidays

septic-system-holidaysThe holidays are usually a time for overindulgence. In fact, more Americans gain weight in the time period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s each year due to all of the holiday meals, parties, cookies and other sweet treats that always seem to get handed out this time of year. Unfortunately you are not alone. If you are the proud owner of a septic system then you are hopefully well aware of the toll that the holidays can take on it if you are not prepared.

Step One: Get Your Septic System Inspected

Before the holidays even begin, it is in your best interest to get your septic system inspected by a licensed and certified professional to make sure that it is in good working order. This should be done before cold weather arrives in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, before the ground freezes and before your house is filled with tons of toilet-flushing guests.

When You Get Your Septic System Inspected…

Your service technician will check to see how full the septic tank is and make sure that it is processing waste properly. The drain or leach field will also be checked to make sure it isn’t blocked in any way and that it is processing the liquid the way that it should. If it is necessary, the technician will pump and maintain the system, making any required repairs during the visit or on a future visit. Tell your technician how many guests you are expecting and ask whether or not your septic system can handle that many guests. Through routine septic system pumping this should not be an issue, but it never hurts to ask a professional just to be sure.

Step Two: Pump and Maintain Your Septic System

One of the best things that a homeowner can do is to get on a Preventative Maintenance Program with their septic system service company. However, if you have not had your septic system inspected or pumped in a long time, anytime is a good time to call for service. A professional technician will help you to pump and maintain your septic system year-round, but the time for routine pumping is now before you end up dealing with a septic system emergency.

Step Three: Know What to Look For

When it comes to owning a home with a septic system, it is important that you know what to look for with regard to signs or signals that your septic system might be having problems. You shouldn’t experience a failure if you get your system inspected annually and sign up for routine septic system pumping, but you should still know the signs of system failure.

Pay attention to your septic system and watch for the following signs:

  • slow pipes
  • gurgling pipes
  • an odor in the house or outside near the leach field
  • a puddling or pooling in the yard

Step Four: Train Your Family

Everyone who lives in your house should know the rules of good septic care by now. If not, now is the time to teach them. Knowing not to flush any items other than toilet paper down the commode will help prevent some of the most common problems associated with septic system care. If you and your children know the rules of septic system care, chances are they will share that with any guests that might visit for the holidays.

7 Things You Should NEVER Do If You Own a Septic System

#1 – never add bacterial additives to your septic system, always contact a professional

#2 – never allow your guests to park their cars over the drain or leach field, rope it off if you need to in order to keep it clear

#3 – never dump grease down the drain, pour hot grease into an old metal coffee can and wipe pans out with a paper towel

#4 – never use a garbage disposal without clearing it with your septic system technician first to make sure your system can handle its use

#5 – never put trash down drains or in toilets including feminine hygiene products, diapers, cigarette butts, paper towels, toilet paper that isn’t approved for septic system use, coffee grounds and filters

#6 – never pour chemicals down drains as they will kill the “good bacteria” that breaks down waste in your septic system, this includes cleaners, paint thinner, gasoline, oil, pesticides and other known pollutants

#7 – never be embarrassed to tell guests about basic septic care, it will save you from costly septic system emergency care and repair

Step Five: Talk to Your Guests

Don’t be ashamed to talk with your guests about proper septic care. Only 20 percent of Americans use a septic system for the treatment of wastewater, so chances are your guests might not even know anything about good septic care. Remind them not to use the toilet as a trash can and to limit the length and frequency of showers if they are staying over during the holidays. Tell guests not to stick food items or grease in your sink, a well-meaning guest who attempts to do the dishes for you might end up causing a costly septic system emergency.

Face the Truth About the Holidays

The more that you understand as a homeowner about the strain that the holidays can put on your septic system, the better you will be able to avoid costly repairs. Routine septic system pumping will help keep everything running smoothly and you should consider adding a Preventative Maintenance Program that will ensure that your septic system is inspected by a licensed and certified professional. If you remember to pump and maintain your septic system all year round, you can avoid costly septic system emergency calls during the busy holiday season.

All-Clear Septic & Wastewater works in all types of weather and in every season of the year. However, it is important to pump and maintain your septic system through regular inspections and routine septic system pumping based on the size of your tank and the number of people living in your household. All-Clear can help get you on the path to healthy septic system maintenance and care, making sure that all of your holiday entertaining isn’t ruined by a septic system emergency.

If you suspect that your septic system has failed or is getting ready to fail in any way, contact All-Clear right away for immediate service. Owning a septic system doesn’t have to be a huge inconvenience or a big expense. Making sure that you pump and maintain your septic system year-round and learning all you can about proper use and care will make a big difference in the way you feel about it. Contact All-Clear today to get your septic system inspected or to set up an appointment to schedule routine septic system pumping.

Holiday Septic Care: 8 Things You Can Do to Prevent Septic Emergencies in Massachusetts

8-things-you-can-doWhether you a planning on hosting a party, having guests stay over during the holiday or if you are just having a quiet evening at home, a septic system emergency can ruin your seasonal plans. The best thing you can do is prepare now and work to prevent septic emergencies before they even happen. If you have a septic system you are already aware of the do’s and don’ts of on-site wastewater responsibilities. This list of eight preventative measures will help you to take your maintenance and care knowledge to the next level, ensuring that you won’t have to pay for expensive septic emergencies in the winter months.

#1 – Get an Inspection Before It Gets Cold
One of the most important things you can do is to contact your septic system service and request an annual inspection before the ground freezes and cold weather sets in for the season. Septic repairs in Massachusetts and will be much more expensive if your technician has to dig down under the snow and into solid ground. However, if you do have a septic emergency, All-Clear Septic & Wastewater works all year-round in any type of weather – rain, snow or freezing cold. You can count on All-Clear to keep your septic system working effectively and efficiently all year long.

#2 – Sign Up for Routine Pumping
As part of a good preventative maintenance program, routine pumping should also be scheduled to ensure that your septic system is properly maintained throughout the year. By scheduling your routine pumping just prior to the late fall and winter season, before it gets so cold that the ground freezes, you can ensure that your septic system will be running at its best throughout the holiday and winter seasons. Ask your All-Clear Septic & Wastewater representative about signing up for a preventative maintenance program that includes regular inspections, check-ups and routine pumping.

#3 – Reduce Your Water Usage
When you know you are expecting a lot of guests, make sure to reduce your water usage in advance of their arrival. Take showers the day before and bathe your children before they arrive. Taking shorter showers helps, but make sure to talk with your guests about limiting water use. Do laundry and dishes a few days ahead of time to reduce the amount of water usage that will occur when the guests are at your home. Better planning will reduce the amount of problems you will have with your septic system during the holiday and winter seasons.

#4 – Talk About Flushing
It may be difficult, but it is important to speak with your guests about the things that they flush down your toilets and drains. Routine pumping can make sure that your system is ready to handle accidents or a single-instance flushing, but the more you can educate your guests about the importance of using the trash can instead of the toilet for diapers, feminine hygiene products, cigarette butts and other potentially hazardous items. This will help prevent those items from getting into your tank and it will also prevent a blockage and potential backup from occurring.

#5 – Prepare Your Food Ahead of Time
If there is any prep work that you need to do for a big holiday meal or party, try to do it ahead of time as well. Cut veggies up that need to be washed ahead of time and store them in your refrigerator drawers in plastic zip bags. Clean the turkey and get it ready to go into the oven. Not only will this space out your water usage before your guests get there, but it will also give you more time to spend with them when they arrive. Believe it or not, it’s the little things you do that add up to making a big difference in preventing costly winter septic repairs in Massachusetts.

#6 – Don’t Use the Garbage Disposal
Even if your house came with a garbage disposal already installed, you should avoid using it at all costs. All that extra waste into your septic system can wreck havoc, especially during the holiday and winter seasons. Consider blocking the switch for the garbage disposal so you – and especially your guests – won’t be tempted to use it. Keep a small composting can on your counter – they have some very nice-looking decorative options at home improvement stores. You can put all of your vegetable peelings, coffee grounds and other items that should not go down your drain into the bin. Your guests will see you doing this and will follow suit.

#7 – Consider Using Disposable Dishes and Silverware
If you are having a lot of guests over for a dinner party or even just for cocktails and appetizers, consider using disposable dishes and silverware to reduce the amount of rinsing and washing you’ll have to do later. It’s better to have an over-loaded trash can for one week of garbage collection than to pay a lot of money for winter season septic repairs in Massachusetts.

#8 – Sign Up for a Preventative Maintenance Program
The best way to avoid costly septic repairs as a result of failure due to neglect or misuse is to sign up for a preventative maintenance program. Working with a licensed, certified professional septic system repair and inspection company can help you with routine pumping and help you to be prepared for an onslaught of guests during the holiday and winter seasons. Aside from being much more cost-effective, a preventative maintenance program gives you the peace of mind that your septic system is being properly taken care of and that a professional is on top of the situation.

The holidays are just around the corner. Contact All-Clear Septic & Wastewater to sign up for a pre-holiday routine pumping and ask about their preventative maintenance program. The better prepared you are for the holiday and winter seasons, the less money you’ll have to pay for septic repairs in Massachusetts during the winter months when the ground is frozen and your yard is piled high with snow. All-Clear is available for septic inspection, maintenance and repair during every season and can help you keep your septic system running effectively and efficiently all year long.

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Monitor Your Septic System During Wet Weather

wet-weatherMassachusetts is known for its wide range of seasonal weather and as far as this year is concerned, we’ve already gotten our share of spring storms. There are a lot of things that homeowners need to be aware of during wet weather to protect their homes from damage. One of those things is the septic system, which can easily be overrun with the increased water flow, leading to a failed septic system.

Take Control of the Water Flow
While back-ups that occur inside the drains in your home are an obvious sign that will require an immediate call for septic maintenance, there are other areas to watch and other signs to look out for as well. Keep an eye on your drainfield to make sure it isn’t flooding. Make sure that the water that runs off your home in a rain storm is being diverted away from your drainfield, taking advantage of your home’s gutter system and neighborhood sewer drains.

When wet weather hits, you’ll want to keep close watch on your drainfield and your plumbing to make sure everything is still working the way that it should. Excess water can accumulate in the area around your septic tank, preventing wastewater from moving out of the system and out into the soil. If the wastewater is unable to move out of the tank effectively, the tank will become waterlogged, causing the contents to sit, collect and become stagnant.

While you are unable to control the wet weather itself, you can control the direction of the water runoff from your home’s gutters and downspouts. Reducing the amount of water you use in your home during wet weather, will also play a part in reducing your chances of needing to call for septic maintenance service.

When to Call for Septic Service in Dartmouth
Many homeowners aren’t sure when to call for septic maintenance if they suspect they are having problems with their septic system. If your drainfield is boggy, don’t start worrying right away. Pay attention and see if the water in that area recedes naturally when the rest of the storm water begins to go away. What you don’t want is water just sitting there, staying stagnant and not draining off or away.

Consistent boggy drainfields are a sign of more severe septic problems, including a failed septic system. You should contact a technician for septic service in Dartmouth, New Bedford, Fall River or anywhere else in Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, as soon as you detect that there’s a problem. Odor is another sign of needing to call for septic maintenance. If anything smells strange on your property or inside your house, call for septic maintenance and repair right away.

Preventative Maintenance Program
The best solution to problems with a septic system is to prevent the issues from ever occurring in the first place. All-Clear Septic & Wastewater offers a preventative maintenance program that will help you get your septic system running effectively and efficiently. The technicians at All-Clear are licensed and certified to do Title V Inspections in Massachusetts and Rhode Island Town Inspections, serving customers throughout the Southcoast region.

It pays to get an expert analysis of your current situation and to evaluate the effectiveness of your septic system in relation to the number of people living in your home and your average daily usage habits. A preventative maintenance program can make the difference between taking care of small repairs today and having to spend thousands of dollars replacing your septic tank tomorrow.

Where to Call for Septic Service in Dartmouth
If you suspect that you might have a failed septic system, or would like to get started with a preventative maintenance program, call All-Clear Septic & Wastewater. Whether you need septic service in Dartmouth, New Bedford, Fall River or out on the Cape, All-Clear can help get your system running more effectively and give you tips on how to keep it running efficiently throughout the life of the equipment.

Call for septic maintenance and services the moment you realize that you have a problem to avoid costly repairs or replacements caused by user neglect. There are a lot of things that you can do as a homeowner to improve the efficiency of your on-site septic system and All-Clear can help provide you with solutions, advice and a full range of preventative maintenance programs to help it stay that way.

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Trees and Septic Systems: A Dangerous Combination

treesSummertime in New England means hot days, warm nights and lots of green growth from the coastline all the way to the hills. Unfortunately, as the grass and flowers bloom and grow in the summer months, so do trees and other large landscaping items that can find their way into your septic pipes. The roots of these big trees and bushes stretch to locate sources of water and other nutrients important to their growth and survival. A septic system provides trees with everything they need all in one convenient location.

How It Works
Tree roots work their way into a septic system through small cracks and sometimes even joints within the pipes. Once a tiny toe-hold of the root gets in, that’s when sewage blockage and back-ups will begin to happen. As the root of the tree continues to grow and gain larger access to your pipes, the chance of those blocked septic pipes completely breaking and leaking sewage into your yard also increases.

If you are experiencing slow drainage, it might indicate that you have blocked septic pipes. If you suspect that you might have tree roots making their way into your pipes, it is in your best interest to contact a professional New Bedford septic repair service to investigate the situation and find a solution before things get out of hand.

As the pipes become more and more blocked, the sewage and wastewater in your septic system will begin to accumulate, causing your system to fail. Costs associated with a failed septic system for any reason can be extremely high. It is in your best interest to prevent tree roots from ever getting into your septic pipes in the first place.

Fixing the Problem
If you have a septic system, you are likely aware of the dangers associated with putting any type of chemical down your drain – even in an attempt to kill tree roots. The negative side effects associated with using chemical treatments outweighs any benefits that you might receive. They are designed to work for the treatment of small roots and are not recommended for use in homes with septic systems. Even if you already have a failed septic system, it is important to refrain from using chemical treatments of any kind.

Contact a local New Bedford septic repair service, such as All-Clear Septic & Wastewater. Located in the Southeastern Massachusetts area, All-Clear is licensed to perform service, repairs and even inspections on septic systems in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Their highly trained service staff and technicians can help you to find a safe and effective solution for your blocked septic pipes that will protect your septic equipment.

This usually involves the use of an auger. The service technician will run the auger through your blocked septic pipes to cut the roots and clear the sewage blockage. Trees are very persistent and will likely cause more than one blockage at a time, so it is important to do everything you can to prevent this from happening again.

Worst case scenario, you might have to replace your older sewage lines to ensure that there aren’t any cracks or access points in the joints. This will prevent tree roots from being able to get back inside your pipes, resulting in a failed septic system. Your New Bedford septic repair service technician can help you find the most cost-effective solution to your problem that will help you save time and money over the life of your septic system.

Prevention is Key
The best way to treat tree roots that can cause a failed septic system is to prevent it from ever happening in the first place. Know your septic system and find out where the drainfield and sewage tank are all located on your property. If you don’t have a map of your system, check with your local records department. They are required to keep a map of each Massachusetts and Rhode Island home’s septic system layout on file.

Take a look at your drainfield. What type of landscaping do you have in this area? If your property is littered with trees and bushes, you will want to remove them from the area surrounding and on top of your drainfield. The only thing that should ever be planted over your drainfield is short-rooted grasses. These grasses help to prevent erosion of the soil, without creating potential problems caused by extensive root growth.

If you remove trees and bushes, make sure to remove the stump and roots as well. Some types of trees will continue growing beneath the surface, even when the trunk, branches and leaves are all removed. Hire a professional company to do this and do not rely on chemical solutions to kill the roots, as they might leach into the drainfield and down into your septic system.

For more tips on taking care of your residential or commercial septic system and how to prevent a failed septic system from occurring, contact All-Clear Septic & Wastewater at 508-763-4431. With over 15 years of experience serving customers throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Cape Cod, All-Clear Septic can help you with all of your preventative maintenance, repair, Title V Inspection, Rhode Island Town Inspection and other service needs.