All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services not only provide septic system services, repair and inspections but we can also provide the initial design for that septic system. Today we have a septic system design meeting with a customer in Acushnet MA. Our client is renovating an older home which needs a new septic system. Rather than working with an old, inefficient system they have chosen to replace that system with an entirely new, efficient and cost effective septic system which we are providing the septic system design for. We have recently provided other septic designs for customers with properties in Middleboro, Swansea, Mashpee and Reading MA. If you require a septic design or if you have any questions about septic systems please do contact our office on 508-763-4431 or visit http://www.allclearseptic.com
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services has now had quite enough of snow and Winter this year. New England seems to be dragging its feet bringing in Spring and we are quite ready for some ‘spring like’ days! Luckily the septic industry does not stop in snow and we can still proceed with most of our services for our customers. As long as we can get access to the septic system and if we are digging the ground isn’t frozen solid we can still provide septic assistance to our customers. Today we have septic services scheduled for customers in Acushnet, Lakeville, Carver, Middleboro and Halifax MA. Septic services are an ideal way for property owners to be totally confident that their septic system maintenance is being done without have to concern themselves about it. We will maintain, check and monitor your septic system and notify you if we find anything that may be a problem in the future which can prevent small septic problems becoming large and expensive septic failures. We provide preventive maintenance services to both commercial and residential customers all over New England. If you would be interested in a septic service or if you have any questions please do contact our Norton office on 508-763-4431 or visit http://www.allclearseptic.com
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services provide Title 5 Septic Inspections to many customers in Massachusetts and most are either selling a property or buying a property. This is because a Title 5 Septic Inspection has to take place within 2 years before a sale. However there are other times that a Title 5 Septic Inspection is required. We are providing Title 5 Septic Inspections today in Acushnet, Fairhaven, Lakeville, Carver and Rochester MA for private properties and one condominium. As specified on the Mas Gov website:
- “Condominiums with 5 or more units – all systems must be inspected every 3 years.
- Condominiums with fewer units must either inspect all systems every 3 years, or the system serving the unit being transferred must be inspected within 2 years prior to transfer.”
For more information see: https://www.mass.gov/guides/buying-or-selling-property-with-a-septic-system
This condominium building has over 5 units so we are conducting the Title 5 Inspection which needs to be carried out because its last inspection was over 3 years ago. If you require a Title 5 Septic Inspection or if you have any questions about septic inspections please do contact our Norton office on 508-763-4431 or visit http://www.allclearseptic.com
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services knows that with the snow that fell yesterday and the forecast snow for the end of the week we are certainly still in the grips of winter here in New England. That is not to say that we close when it gets cold out. We still provide our septic services to our customers even in the winter time! Today we have septic repairs and septic upgrades scheduled for customers in Lakeville, Acushnet and Rehoboth MA. We are also adding a riser to the outlet of a septic tank for a customer in Rochester MA. Adding risers, covers and filters to your septic system will improve its effectiveness. When your septic system is more accessible, it is also much safer and more attractive. Once strong, durable risers and system covers are installed homeowners are able to provide easy access to the system for future septic repairs, septic upgrades or cleaning services, eliminating the need to dig and excavate the system each time it needs to be pumped. Another septic upgrade we can provide to customers is the addition of a effluent filter. Engineers, scientists and educators in the septic industry suggest that property owners install an effluent filter in the outlet tee of their septic tank to extend the life of their system. Coupled with a regular maintenance program, such as All Clear septic and Wastewater Services’ Preventative Maintenance Program, and professional pumping, your septic system could actually last indefinitely. Due to the high cost associated with replacing a septic system, this seemingly small upgrade to your system will pay off in a big way. If you would be interested in septic system upgrades or if you need a septic repair please do contact our Norton office on 508-763-4431 or visit http://www.allclearseptic.com
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services know that on days like today when it is cold and wet and snowy that winter is certainly still with us in New England and is likely to remain for a good few months to come. However that does not mean that at All Clear we put up a ‘closed’ sign and sit around the fire with our feet up. We still have plenty of septic work that we can do and are doing for customers in our area. We have septic inspections scheduled today in Acushnet, Berkley, Freetown, Fall River, Swansea and Dighton MA. As long as we can get to you and your septic is not buried under a foot of frozen snow and ice we can still carry out your septic inspection. If you require a septic system inspection, septic repairs, septic pumping, septic cleaning or any septic service this winter please do call All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services to find out how we can help you on 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services has a 24 Hour Emergency Service available. If you have an urgent septic problem call 508-763-4431. 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. All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services also schedule septic repairs and have appointments today in Raynham, West Bridgewater, Berkley, Acushnet and Norton MA. Our trained septic professionals will evaluate the problem and make any necessary repairs. Whenever possible, our goal is to provide our customers with options for repair that will yield high-quality results at a cost-effective price which could save you money later on and prevent septic failure. We have experience with large and small septic repairs including septic pump repairs, sewage grinder pump repair, leach field/ drainfield repairs and D-Box repair. If you have an emergency septic repair that needs to be carried out on short notice or if you have a concern that your septic system is not operating correctly and think a repair may be necessary it inadvisable to wait. Please do contact our Norton office so we can answer any questions you may have or schedule an appointment on 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services are always happy to provide advice and information to property owners with septic systems. Here are some simple suggestions that will benefit your septic system:
DO call All Clear Septic and wastewater Services for a Voluntary Assessment of your septic system.
DO conserve water whenever possible as a means of reducing the volume of wastewater that will need to be treated and disposed.
DO make repairs to any faucets or toilets that are leaking.
DO make sure that you are only discharging biodegradable wastes into your system.
DO restrict or avoid use of your garbage disposal.
DO take the time to ensure that any down spouts or other surface water is diverted away from your drainfield.
DO keep the cover to your septic tank accessible by installing covers and risers for easier inspections and pumping.
DO get your septic tank pumped regularly and have it checked for any cracks or leaks.
DO have an effluent filter installed to prevent debris from entering your drainfield.
DO add a laundry filter to your washing machine.
DO put kitchen trash into a compost or throw it into the garbage – not down your drains.
DON’T flush products such as tampons, sanitary napkins, condoms, disposable diapers or wipes into your system.
DON’T empty oils or other types of kitchen grease down your drain.
DON’T dump any items that can disrupt the treatment process or contaminate groundwater, such as: paints, oils, thinners, pesticides, poisons or disinfectants.
DON’T build anything over your drainfield or dig in it for any reason.
DON’T plant any landscaping over your drainfield – except grass.
DON’T drive a vehicle over your drainfield or compact the soil in ANY way.
DON’T run purification back flush into the septic tank.
However, septic problems do occur, even if you do follow the above suggestions. If you have a septic problem or suspect that you require a septic repair, you should, though, never open your septic tank. While today’s systems are safe for you and your family, opening a tank without benefit of professional training can expose everyone to dangerous bacteria and gases. It is always advisable to contact a certified, professional service, such as All Clear Septic and wastewater Services, if you suspect any problems occurring within your system.
Today we are attending septic repairs in Upton, Sutton, Uxbridge, Millbury, Oxford and Blackstone MA. If you require a septic repair or have a concern about your septic system please do contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com
A cesspool is a pit which acts as both a settling chamber for solids and a leaching system for liquids. 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.
A conventional septic system has a tank where solids can settle and begin to degrade, a distribution box, and a soil absorption system (SAS) that further treats the effluent by removing some of the bacteria, viruses, phosphorus, and nitrogen). To ensure that your cesspool is operating correctly it is highly recommended that it is regularly serviced and inspected.
If you require a cesspool service or are considering a cesspool replacement please do contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com
Garbage Disposals are used in many households, but are they safe to use with your septic system. Good Question!
While many companies that sell garbage disposals will tell you they are fine to use with a septic system, the truth is they really aren’t.
You really shouldn’t be using a garbage disposal with your septic system. The way that the septic system is set up involves a large tank filled with water and the waste from your home. The solid waste settles to the bottom where bacteria go to work breaking it down. Then, there is the water waste layer that has the excess liquid going out to the drain field. Finally, at the top, there is a layer of scum that has built up.
In order to keep your septic system running smoothly, there are many items that should not be flushed or sent down the drains. This includes, diapers, wipes, bleach, harsh chemicals and sanitary products to name a few. The same is true with your garbage disposal. All the fats, grease, and other waste from the disposal are being added to the septic tank which can can cause problems and clogs and prevent it from working correctly.
Basically, you are overloading the waste that is being put into your septic tank and the naturally occurring bacteria will not be able to keep up with breaking it down. If you use a garbage disposal, you should have your tank pumped every year, rather than the normal 3-5 year range. It can wreak havoc with your septic system.
A better idea? Compost. Composting your kitchen waste is much better for your system and environmentally friendly. You can buy a cheap plastic composter or even make your own. Depending on the size, you can add all your kitchen waste as well as leaves and grass and have a great fertilizer ready for your garden or landscaping.
It’s a win win situation for your yard as well as your septic system.
Visit www.allclearseptic.com for all your septic system questions. They have a qualified staff ready to help you with all your septic needs from pumping and cleaning to design and installation. Give them a call at 508-763-4431.
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services know that since 1995, the State of Massachusetts has required homeowners to have their private sewage treatment system checked thoroughly by a State-Certified Title 5 Inspector when properties are sold, divided or combined, when there is a change in use, or an expansion of a facility, or when MassDEP or the local Board of Health requires an inspection. There are a few other instances when a Title 5 Inspection is required and for more information contact your local Board of Health.
Here is what you can expect from an official Title 5 Inspection – the inspector will:
- conduct an interview with the property owner
- research the paperwork for your property at your city’s Board of Health Department
- survey the general size of the building or list a summary of the number of bedrooms
- inspects the connection from the house/building to the system
- inspects the inlet/outlet of the septic tank
- examines the integrity of the tank
- measures the liquid/contents of the tank
- examines the integrity of the distribution box
- measures the liquid/contents of the distribution box
- checks the soil absorption system (SAS) condition
- checks the relation of the system’s water table to the SAS
- examines the integrity of the pipes using a special “sewer cam” (All Clear Septic and Wastewater Service’s specialty service, not required by the state)
- provides an official 17-page document to the local approving authority and the owner, including all findings and a detailed sketch of the system
Today we have Title 5 Inspections scheduled in Carver, Plymouth, Halifax, East Bridgewater, Hingham, Bourne, and Marshfield, MA. If you require a Title 5 Septic Inspection or if you have any questions, please do contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com