All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have extensive experience replacing and repairing septic pumps including FujiClean septic pumps, sewage grinder pumps, HiBlow septic pumps, E One Pumps and Blue Diamond septic pumps. Some septic systems can operate with gravity alone or some, where topographic considerations require, with inclusion of a septic pump. Today we have septic repairs, including septic pump repairs and replacement appointments, in Westport, New Bedford, Marion, Mattapoisett, Freetown, Acushnet and Rochester MA. If you need a septic repair or if you have any concerns about your septic system please do contact our Norton office on 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have a septic pump repair today in Attleboro and additional septic repair appointments in Berkley, Rehoboth, Raynham, Norton and Taunton MA. Our technicians can quickly diagnose your septic problem and repair your septic system because we have the experience and tools to recognise and fix many different septic problems. We can also suggest courses of action that may prevent these repairs from being necessary again in the future. If a septic system is not used correctly you may find that repairs will be necessary and sometimes septic system failures can happen. Often some simple changes can avoid this. Property owners need to be aware of all the liquids and solids that are introduced into their septic system. Some of these are obviously not a good idea including clothing, toys, diapers and household objects such as scouring pads. However some may be slightly less obvious including oils, fats and grease, ‘flushable’ wipes, sanitary items and some cleaning products. Be careful of what you introduce to your septic system and you may avoid some costly septic system repairs but if you do need a septic pump repair or septic system repair appointment please do contact our Norton office on 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com. It is always inadvisable to wait to have a septic problem looked at and we can schedule appointments on short notice.
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 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
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services takes pride in the work that we do, utilizing specialized miniature equipment to locate specific areas of your system, such as a sewer cam, that is used to investigate the inside of your sewer lines and jetting equipment to clean the pipes within the leach field.
We have septic cleaning appointments today in Lakeville, Middleboro, Berkley, Sharon, West Bridgewater, and Raynham, MA.
If you wish to schedule septic cleaning or have questions about this service please do contact our Norton office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com
The majority of our inspections are done on behalf of a client who is selling their property and are required to have an inspection done on their septic system. However, some inspections are done, including one of our septic ‘inspections’ today, when a property is not being sold. This type of inspection is actually called a Voluntary Assessment. All of the same steps as an inspection will be taken, however the 17-page document will NOT be sent to your local approving authority – it is for your information only.
A Voluntary Assessment is a great way to find out more about your own septic system. All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services highly recommends this to our clients, as a means of properly maintaining, upgrading, and repairing your system to prolong its life.
Ask us about additional services we can provide to ensure the proper working of your septic system and if you wish to schedule an inspection or voluntary assessment. If you have any questions, please do contact our Norton Office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have Septic First Maintenance Inspections scheduled today in Tiverton, Little Compton, Portsmouth, Middletown, Jamestown, North Kingstown, and Narragansett, Rhode Island.
The purpose of a First Maintenance Septic Inspection is to establish what type of septic system you have, if the system poses any risk to public health, if there is any risk to the environment, and determine if any immediate corrective actions should be taken.
If you need a first maintenance inspection or if you have any questions please do contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com