All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services were contacted by a customer in Westport, MA who had noticed sewage smells and damp patches in their backyard over their leach field so were concerned that they may have a septic problem. Further discussion revealed that they had noticed slow drains and much greener grass in their backyard for a while but had not realised that these are also signs of a septic problem. The reason for their leach field failure is biological clogging. This is the development of a biomat beneath the leachfield that eventually prevents the liquid or effluent from entering the underlying soil. This biomat is a combination of fine organic solids that have been carried out of the septic tank and the remnants of anaerobic bacteria. These bacteria originate in the human intestinal tract and enter the septic system with the waste products. 95% of all leach field failures are biological. We will repair their leach field by installing the White Knight system. The White Knight system creates an aerobic environment within the septic system and provides a large surface area for the growth of a specialized bacterial colony. As the bacteria multiply, they consume the organic material coming into the septic tank. At the same time, a great many of these bacteria are carried into the leach field and begin to consume the organic material that is clogging the soil. As a result, the underlying soil begins to regain its porosity, which in turn allows the effluent to pass through. After installation our client will have to discontinue use of a garbage disposal system, refrain from introducing any harsh chemicals into the septic system, use liquid detergents for washing dishes and clothes, refrain from flushing any and all non-organic products down the drains, refrain from the heavy use of bleach products and refrain from flushing paper towels or wipes down the drains. If they do their their leach field will remain operating correctly. We also have other septic repairs scheduled today in Mattapoisett, New Bedford, Fairhaven and Fall River MA. If you have concerns that your septic system is not working correctly or wish to schedule 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 has remediation of septic systems scheduled for customers in Smithfield, Lincoln, Glocester, Foster and Scituate RI. We are regularly contacted by customers in Rhode Island who have a septic system servicing their property because they are not on town sewer and think they have a problem with their system but do not know what is causing the issue or how to fix it. We will therefore come out to your property and assess the condition of your septic system and then will will endeavour to we 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
- Biological Remediation
- 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
- Installation and service of the White Knight™ Microbial Inoculator/Generator
- Diversion of water softener/conditioner backwash discharges
- Detailed explanation of our Septic Use Guidelines
If you require septic system remediation and repair or have any questions about your septic system please do contact our office on 508-763-4431 or visit http://www.allclearseptic.com
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have been contacted by a client in North Attleboro who suspects that they have a leach field problem. They have noticed a sewage smell in their yard around the leach field area and there is a consistent wet, sogginess on the field. Other signs that you may have a problem can include lush vegetation over the leach field, frequent pumping of the tank being required, and/or slow drains.
Leach fields fail for two primary reasons. The main reason is referred to as biological clogging. This is the development of a biomat beneath the drainfield that eventually prevents the liquid or effluent from entering the underlying soil. This biomat is a combination of fine organic solids that have been carried out of the septic tank and the remnants of anaerobic bacteria. These bacteria originate in the human intestinal tract and enter the septic system with the waste products. 95% of all leach field failures are biological. The second primary reason is referred to as a mechanical failure. This could be a structural collapse of the leach field piping or chambers, root intrusion, or fine non-organic materials that are washed down to the bottom of the leach field and seal the soil.
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have many years experience identifying and repairing leach field problems and will find locate and repair our client’s leach field problem. We have other septic repair appointments today in Wrentham, Middleboro, Mansfield and Norton MA. If you suspect that you have a septic problem or if you have questions about your septic system please do contact our Norton office on 508-763-4431 or visit http://www.allclearseptic.com
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services are often called by homeowners who have signs of a septic issue but do not know what has caused the problem or how to fix it. The picture shows an organic clogging matt that caused a customer’s leach field to fail. We were able to restore the leach field for our customer and suggest changes that they could make that would help prevent this from reoccurring such as; more regular septic pumping and cleaning; a lint filter on their washer and stopping Oil, Grease and Fat being put down the drain. We have other septic repair appointments today in Stow, Hudson, Marlborough, Berlin, Bolton and Wayland MA. If you have a septic concern or need to schedule a septic repair appointment please contact us on 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services are scheduled for remediation of a septic system in Cumberland, RI today. We have experience with septic system remediation in RI and can use this expertise to professionally, efficiently and promptly restore your septic system to working order. If you need more information or to schedule an appointment contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services are cleaning septic systems in Jamestown and North Kingstown, RI today. To increase the longevity of your septic system and ensure that it is working efficiently it is recommended that you carry out regular maintenance including septic cleaning. If you need to schedule an appointment contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services are working in Smithfield, North Smithfield and Lincoln, Rhode Island RI this week doing Septic System Remediation and Septic System repairs for our customers. ,If you are concerned that your Septic System may need repairs please contact our office where we can answer questions and provide information and advice for your best course of action. You can reach us at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services will be conducting title 5 septic inspections in Westport, Dartmouth, Swansea, Seekonk, Wareham, Plymouth, Rochester, Lakeville, Norton, Mansfield, Franklin, and Plainville this week. We will also be completing septic repairs in Norton, Dartmouth, and Westport this week. If you need a title 5 septic inspection please call our office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services is conducting septic inspections and repairs in Dartmouth, Southboro, Wareham, Rochester, Westport, Attleboro, Norton, Foxboro, and Holliston this week. During these septic inspections our licensed septic inspectors will conduct a complete and professional septic inspection.
Call us with all your septic needs at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com
We could all use a little change. Sometimes just a little change can make a big difference. Your septic system is the same way. New technology makes it possible to provide biological remediation to your septic system and improve its effectiveness, by increasing its hydraulic capacity, and adding years of additional life.
What is Biological Remediation
Many homeowners don’t realize that there is a process that can remediate septic systems that are considered to be severely failed. There are lots of products out there on the market that promise to rejuvenate septic systems by aerating the wastewater. There are limits to aerating wastewater because water itself can only be infused with a limited amount of oxygen before it just bubbles up and floats back into the atmostphere.
The process used by All-Clear Septic & Wastewater, which services customers all throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, introduces oxygen into the system as well as biologically augments the system. By introducing air into the system, the process of biological remediation is faster and much more thorough. All-Clear has successfully applied this process to septic systems that tried every other method of rejuvenation, and found it to be superior.
How Does It Work?
When the air is added to the surrounding soil and the clogging biomat of your septic system, the hydraulic capacity of your septic treatment can get boosted by as much as two or five times what it was before. By increasing efficiency, homeowners are able to reduce the size of their drainfield or leachfield and keep that extra area in reserve for future use.
In addition to residential properties, this technique can even be used for commercial purposes, including laundry facilities, healthcare services, restaurants and other businesses that typically process a lot of waste and use a lot of water. Biological remediation can be used on any type of septic system including drop, chambers, stone and pipe.
Oxygen is Key to an Efficient Septic System
In addition to using this treatment technique to revive failed septic systems, it can also be used with systems that haven’t failed – yet. Older systems, systems that get a lot of use, or customers that live in areas that are known to have soil issues due to environment or location, can all benefit from biological remediation. By adding oxygen to the surrounding soil, you return your septic system to a natural, ideal state of filtration, allowing it to renovate and clean the wastewater of suspended matter and waste solids through the use of micro organisms and nutrients.
Oxygen also helps the soil to maintain a consistent moderate temperature, which is ideal for the treatment of wastewater. When your system gets overloaded with wastewater, due to increased use or changes in the texture and ability of the soil to transfer oxygen, your septic system is at risk of failure. The lower the availability of oxygen, the less micro organisms and nutrients available to assist in proper filtration, which ultimately reduces the hydraulic performance and treatment abilities of your septic system.
Increasing Efficiency and Effectiveness
Biological remediation helps to maintain the optimal levels of oxygen required for proper filtration in and around the drainfield and leaching system to assure the best possible performance. Because the oxygen levels are increased, as well as the ability of the drainfield to effectively filter solid wastes from the wastewater, property owners are able to reduce the space needed to properly treat their sewage waste. This is extremely helpful in areas that have limited space, as well as naturally wet areas including property that is near lakes, watersheds, wetlands and other bodies of water.
Compared to water, air contains 21,000 times more oxygen. Wastewater can be difficult to full aerate to its maximum capacity, even with pre-treatment systems, due to high levels of total suspended solids. Biological remediation tackles this problem as well, helping to reduce the biological oxygen demand and remove suspended solids. It has also been proven to increase the pathogen removal rate, which is important for the overall health and safety of the system. By increasing oxygenation in the soil, nitrogen is also removed through treatment by as much as 75%.
Are You Ready for Biological Remediation?
Give your All-Clear representative a call at 508-763-4431 for more detailed information about our biological remediation treatment program and for other tips that you can use to increase the effectiveness and longevity of your septic system. Whether your property is located in Southeastern Massachusetts or Rhode Island, All-Clear can help you get your septic system running clean and clear.