Title 5 Inspections Taking Place In Massachusetts

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services know that in winter when it snows or the weather turns icy sometimes the Title 5 Inspections that we have scheduled may not take place. Whether our inspector or customer can not get to the location of the inspection or the septic system is not accessible or for another reason there is no need for property owners to panic when they need the inspection for a property sale. Massachusetts Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs know that we live in a state where the weather can, and regularly does, effect plans. Therefore it is stated on the Mas Gov website:

“If weather conditions prevent an inspection before a sale, Title 5 allows the inspection to be done up to 6 months afterwards, provided that the seller notifies the buyer in writing of the need to complete the inspection.”

We have Title 5 Inspections scheduled today in Seekonk, Rehoboth, Norton, Swansea, Fairhaven, Fall River and Acushnet MA. If for any reason the septic inspection can not take place we will always endeavor to reschedule the inspection as quickly as possible at a time that is convenient. If you have any questions or wish to schedule a septic inspection please do contact our Norton Office on 508 763 4431 or visit All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services

Be Confident With Your Septic Repairs

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services has over a decade of experience in the septic industry in this region. That is extremely important because septic rules and regulations not only vary state to state but also town to town. You want to be confident that you are using a septic company that knows and follows the requirements for your town or you may have unexpected costs and delays. Clearly septic knowledge of many types of septic system and many years of experience working with those septic systems is also beneficial particularly if you have a septic problem that you need to be located and then repaired. When you call All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services out for a septic repair we will initially assess the condition of your septic system and then we will endeavour to present you with a range of options designed to correct any identified issues.

These may include one or more of the following:

  • Replacement of damaged or missing baffle
  • Installation of effluent filter and service riser
  • Installation of pumping access riser and cover
  • Installation of curtain drains
  • Replacement of deteriorated components
  • Repair or replacement of damaged components
  • Removal of accumulated solids in leach field piping
  • Removal of plant and tree roots in leach field piping
  • Diversion of water softener/conditioner backwash discharges
  • Detailed explanation of our Septic Use Guidelines

Today we have septic repairs scheduled for customers in Fall River, New Bedford, Westport, Mattapoisett, Marion and Acushnet MA. If you require a septic repair or are concerned that your septic system may have a problem please do contact our Norton office and talk to our knowledgeable staff on 508 763 4431 or visit http://allclearseptic.com/septic-system-repairs-and-troubleshooting/

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 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 Repairs Sometimes Require Septic Tank Entry

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services are installing inlet and outlet tees for a customer in Acushnet MA. This will require septic tank entry which is a very specialized skill that requires specific septic safety training which all of our technicians receive. Our goal is for both our technicians and the customers to be safe while they are working at client locations. We have the specific equipment required for a septic tank entry to keep our technicians safe and our technicians are trained to use it correctly. This enables them to to do the task that is required,in a safe and proficient manner, in this case installation of inlet and outlet tees. We have other septic repairs, improvements and adjustments scheduled today in Norton, Lakeville, Raynham, Dighton and Taunton MA today. If you require septic work or if you have any questions about your septic system please do not hesitate to contact us on 508 763 4431 or visit All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services

Fall Planting Can Result in a Leach Field Repair Being Necessary

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services know that in the fall many people are out raking leaves, pruning and generally getting their yards ready for winter. What most non gardeners do not realize is that for many tree varieties fall is the best time to plant them. In fall, the tree can grow new roots without having to feed the leaves. Water requirements are much lower without the leaves on the tree. To us it feels cool in fall, but that is actually the best temperature for root growth. Roots grow best in cool soil. A fall planting allows the tree to grow roots in fall and again in early spring before leaves develop. This gives the tree a good chance to lay down a good set of roots before they need to collect water and nutrients for the leaves. Unfortunately when you are planting large shrubs or trees in your yard if you do so on your leach field you can unknowingly create a septic problem. The roots and sometimes weight of plants can actually damage your drain field which means that your septic system is no longer working correctly and you may need a leach field repair. Septic systems do an amazing job of returning liquids to the soil for purification but the whole system needs to be functioning correctly for this to happen. When septic system failure occurs, the conditions they create are dangerous. These can include:

  • Hazardous sewage surfacing in yard
  • Health hazards to children and pets
  • Noxious odors over large areas
  • Polluted streams and ponds
  • Sewage back-up in buildings
  • Contaminated wells
  • Breeding areas for mosquitoes

Today we are at a customer’s home in Westport MA providing a leach field repair which has been damaged when they planted an orchard over it last year. The roots combined with heavy machinery being parked on to of the drainfield during construction have both lead to structural collapse of the leach field piping. A strong sewage odor and dampness over their yard was luckily a sign of a septic problem that the homeowners did not ignore. We can repair the damage so they do not have to worry about the consequences of an inoperative septic system. We also have other septic repairs scheduled today in New Bedford, Fall River, Swansea, Mattapoisett, Marion and Acushnet MA. If you require a septic repair or leach field repair if you have any questions about septic systems please do call us at our office on 508 763 4431 or visit All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services

Septic Repairs Including A Baffle Replacement in Westport MA

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have the experience and knowledge to identify and repair septic problems when they arise for our customers. Today we are replacing an outlet baffle for a customer in Westport, MA. The outlet baffle directs the flow of effluent from the tank to the drainfield or leach field; it prevents the scum layer from going straight into the outlet pipe and causing drainfield clogs and premature system failure. Our customer had noticed sewage smells coming from their septic system and chose to contact us to investigate the issue. We were able to determine that the cause was a defective outlet baffle and will be able to replace the baffle and therefore ensure that the smell will disappear but more importantly there won’t be any larger and more serious problems created by this issue. We also have other septic repairs including a septic pump repair today in Westport, New Bedford, Fairhaven, Acushnet and Freetown MA. If you are concerned that 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

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services’ Inspector Takes A Boat To Carry Out A Septic Inspection

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services provide septic inspections throughout the region, even when the location of the inspection can prove challenging. Today we have an inspector taking a boat to a property on an island to carry out a Title 5 septic inspection in Onset, MA. We will always endeavor to provide a septic inspection to our customers even if it means taking a boat to the location! We have other septic inspection appointments today in Marion, Bourne, Sandwich, Rochester and Acushnet MA. If you require a septic inspection or if you have any questions about septic systems please do contact our Norton contact our office on 508 763 4431 or visit All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services

Be Aware Of Signs That You Have A Septic Problem

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services are always here to help homeowners with their septic problems. However you need to be aware that you have a septic problem before you know that you need someone to come and fix it.

Some signs of a septic issue are:

  • Muddy soil or pools of wastewater around your septic tank or soil absorption system.
  • Very green or lush grass a vegetation on your leach field or near your septic tank.
  • Sewage smells around your system or inside your house.
  • Backups when you do laundry, take showers, or flush the toilet.

If you see these signs it is never a good idea to wait to have them looked at. A small septic problem with an easy and inexpensive repair can become a much larger, more expensive and more disruptive problem if left unaddressed. We have extensive experience locating and repairing septic problems. We have septic repairs scheduled today in Acushnet, Freetown, Lakeville, Norton and Rochester MA. If you need 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

Do Not Ignore Signs That You May Need A Septic Repair

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have been called out to a property in Rochester MA to locate a septic problem, determine the cause of the septic issue and then provide a septic repair. The property owner has noticed a few signs that they may have a septic problem so have sensibly contacted us to investigate the issue. It is always best to look into a septic concern as soon as it becomes apparent rather than ignore it and hope it might go away, which in our experience never happens and sometimes results in a much larger and more expensive repair. Signs that you may have a septic problem include:

1. Pipe Gurgling Sounds
2. Toilet Flushing Issues
3. Slow Drains
4. Water Backup
5. Bad Odors
6. Greener Grass
7. Patches of Standing Water

We have other septic repairs scheduled today in Freetown, Lakeville, Sharon, Acushnet, Marion and Norton MA. If you have noticed signs that you have a septic problem please do contact our office to discuss your concerns or schedule an appointment on 508-763-4431 or visit http://www.allclearseptic.com