septic system

Distribution Box Needs Septic Repair in Westport, MA

septic systemAll Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have extensive experience in the field of septic systems and as a result of this experience and the excellent reputation we have in the region we are often called out for septic system repairs. Today we have a distribution box repair scheduled in Westport MA.

A conventional septic system consists of a septic tank, a distribution box and a drainfield, all connected by pipes, called conveyance lines.

Your septic system treats your household wastewater by temporarily holding it in the septic tank where heavy solids and lighter scum are allowed to separate from the wastewater. This separation process is known as primary treatment. The solids stored in the tank are decomposed by bacteria and later removed, along with the lighter scum, by a professional septic tank pumper.

After partially treated wastewater leaves the tank, it flows into a distribution box, which separates this flow evenly into a network of drainfield trenches. Drainage holes at the bottom of each line allow the wastewater to drain into gravel trenches for temporary storage. This effluent then slowly seeps into the subsurface soil where it is further treated and purified (secondary treatment). A properly functioning septic system does not pollute the groundwater.

Your entire system must be working correctly for your septic system to do its job so if just one part is malfunctioning you need to have it repaired.

If you think you may have a septic septic problem and either need to discuss your concerns with one of our staff or schedule an appointment please do contact our Norton Office in 508-763-4431 or visit

It Might Be Time For Septic Pumping If Your System Has Not Had A Pump Out In The Last Three Years

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services understand that many people had friends and family visit for the holidays and other people had large parties at their homes. The holidays are a wonderful time of year to catch up with people and eat good food but once everyone has returned home it is time for cleaning up and getting back to normal routines. What many people will not consider is that over the holidays if you have lots of guests staying in your home for an extend period of time or a large party your septic system will have been working harder than usual and if you have a small system or you have not had septing pumping recently it may be time for a septic pump out. Regular pumping helps prevent solids from escaping into the drainfield and clogging soil pores. While pumping frequency depends on the various factors including the size of your tank and the use it gets it is recommended that systems be pumped at least once every three years for homes not having a garbage disposal. If the home’s system has a garbage disposal, it should be pumped annually. Today we have septic pumping scheduled in Uxbridge, Bellingham, Blackstone, Franklin and Upton MA. If you are unsure if you need septic pumping or if you have questions about your septic system or want to schedule a pump out please do contact our Norton Office on 508-763-4431 or visit

Condominium Septic Systems Should Have Septic Inspections Once Every 3 Years

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services  wishes everyone a very happy 2018! This year promises to be even more successful than the last and we are already very busy with septic appointments for our customers. Today we have Title 5 Septic Inspections scheduled for customers in Hingham, Scituate, Hanover, Marshfield and Hanson MA. Most of our septic inspections are required because a property owner is selling a home or business that has a septic system and is not on town sewer. However today we are also doing a Title 5 Inspection for a Condominium Association who are not selling a property. This is because Condos with more than 5 units must have an inspection every 3 years. As stated on Mas Gov:

“The condominium association is responsible for the inspection, maintenance and upgrade of the system or systems serving the units, unless the association’s governing documents provide otherwise.

Condominium systems should be inspected once every 3 years. Condominium developments with 4 or fewer units should also have their system inspected every 3 years, or within 2 years prior to the sale of one of the units.”

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If you need a Title 5 Septic Inspection for any reason or have questions about septic system please do contact our Norton Office on 508-763-4431 or visit

Wishing All A Happy New Year

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services would like to thank all of our customers, vendors and friends for a very successful year. We have conducted more Septic Inspections, Septic Pumping and Cleaning, Septic Services and Septic Repairs in Massachusetts and Rhode Island than ever before.

Highlights include:

  • Significant increases in septic inspections including both Title 5 Septic Inspections in Massachusetts and Rhode Island Functional Septic Inspections. We conducted inspections throughout the southern New England increasing our region and volume in towns including; Plainfield, Sturbridge, Rowley, Seekonk, and Eastham MA; Burrillville, Middletown, Exeter, North Kingstown, Little Compton and Westerly RI. Many of these inspections were at state properties including Westport, Scituate and Brewster.
  • Getting approval to teach septic savvy in RI and MA for training credits Class. This class includes; how septic systems work; why septic systems fail, and what your options are once your septic system fails; Information on septic inspection, septic repairs, septic replacement, septic installations and advanced treatment units for wastewater treatment
  • Welcoming new new employees that will assist with septic inspections, functional inspections, septic repairs, septic installations, and septic designs from Norton, Attleboro and Acushnet MA, Cumberland and North Smithfield RI and Biddeford ME

We are looking forward to expanding upon our success in 2018. Happy Holidays from All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services!

Combine Knowledge With All Clear Septic and Wastewater Service’s Preventative Maintenance Program To Support And Maintain Your Septic System

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services know that when you combine knowledge with All Clear’s Preventative Maintenance Program, you create a day-to-day environment that will help you to properly support and maintain your septic system. The tips below can help to extend the life of your septic system and save you thousands of dollars in repairs or replacement costs in the future.

Keep the following items out of your septic system to prevent problems:

  • paper towels
  • kitty litter
  • plastics
  • cooking oils or grease
  • disposable diapers
  • feminine hygiene products
  • any/all latex products
  • hazardous chemicals, pesticides and latex-based paints
  • water purification back flush

It is important to note, however, that each system is unique. Check with your septic system installer or manufacturer for a complete list of items that should not make their way into your system for maximum efficiency.

If you have questions about your septic system or our Preventative Maintenance Program please do see our website ‘Septic Systems 101’ information tab.

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services Have A 24 Hour Emergency Septic Service

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services hopes all of our customers, associates and friends had a wonderful Christmas Day and are enjoying the holiday season. We will be available 24 hours a day for emergency septic issues but our Norton office will be closed this week so our staff can enjoy the holidays with their families. If you have a septic emergency please do contact us on 508-763-4431 otherwise we will see you in the New Year!

Merry Christmas

Wishing Everyone A Very Merry Christmas from All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services!

Happy Christmas

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services wants to wish everyone Happy Christmas for Monday! We are all looking forward to celebrating with our friends and family. Of course nobody wants to be concerned about their septic systems over the holidays but it’s a good idea to be conscious of your water usage. For example when you have a septic system and are not on town sewer it is recommended to spread laundry loads out over a week rather than do multiple loads on one day which can overload your system. In the same vein try to spread out bath and showers, especially if you have a lot of visitors. If your septic system is designed and sized for a small family but it multiples in size at holidays just try to be aware of your water usage to prevent problems occurring. Happy Holidays from the All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services Team!


All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services Can Provide Septic Designs For An Entirely New Septic System Or Improve/Expand An Exiting Septic System

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have qualified and experienced septic system engineers who can assist you with septic designs, either to improve or expand upon an existing septic system or to design an entirely new septic system either to replace a failed septic system or for a new build. Today we have a septic system design meeting with a commercial property owner in Westport MA who needs specific septic designs for that property. We have extensive experience throughout the region providing septic system designs for both residential and commercial properties and have recently provided designs for properties in Carlisle, North Reading, Marshfield and Wayland MA. If you need a septic system design or if you have any questions about septic systems please do contact our Norton office on 508-763-4431 or visit

Our Preventative Maintenance Program Gives Our Residential And Commercial Clients Peace Of Mind

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have Septic System Services scheduled on Cape Cod today in Brewster, Dennis, Chatham, Yarmouth, Orleans and Eastham MA. If you require a service on your septic system it is always advisable to use a septic company that has extensive experience with your type of septic system and working in your region so you can be confident that they will provide you with a thorough service. 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 the homeowner thousands of dollars over a lifetime.
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services offers 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. If you have a home or business on the Cape and need to schedule a service for your septic system or have questions about our Preventative Maintenance Program please do contact our Norton Office. We are a reliable, thorough and professional Septic Company who have experience working on Cape Cod on many types of septic system for more information please do contact our Norton Office on 508-763-4431 or visit