Septic Pumping

Importance of Septic System Pumping

Septic Pumping  All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services knows that the most important part of septic system maintenance is regular septic system pumping.  Septic pump outs ensure that your system will continue to operate correctly for many years to come. The frequency of the septic pump outs depend on a variety of factors including the size of your septic tank, the number of people in the property and your water usage, but it is generally recommended that a system should be pumped every 3-5 years. You really want to ensure that you pump your septic tank before you see any problems such as:


  • Backup in the house
  • Backup in the cleanout
  • Water surfacing over the tank
  • Water surfacing over the drainfield


The purpose of the septic tank is to separate the wastewater from the solid waste and allow only the wastewater to enter the drainfield. Heavier solids settle to the bottom of the tank and become sludge, while the lighter waste settles to the top and becomes scum. The wastewater is drawn out of the tank from the middle of the two layers. Over time these two layers thicken to the point where they come together in the middle of the tank. Once this occurs, sludge and scum leave the septic tank and enter the drainfield, which causes the soil and drainfield to clog. This is usually a slow process, and you won’t know it’s happening until your septic tank drainfield clogs to the point of failure and begins to back up.  Once the solids accumulate to the point that they begin entering the drainfield, pumping out the septic tank will not reverse the process. A septic pumping should be done before solids enter the drainfield.


Some septic tanks are fitted with an alert system that will notify homeowners when the tank needs pumping. Some are fitted with alarms that will make a high-pitched noise, or sometimes they use a light on the side of the house as an indicator.  If your current septic tank doesn’t have an alarm or alert system, it isn’t too difficult or expensive to have one installed and this will take away the guess work.


Today we have septic pumping scheduled for customers in Rehoboth, Swansea, Attleboro, Seekonk, Norton, and Taunton, MA.


If you need to have your septic tank pumped or if you are unsure whether your system needs septic pumping please do contact our Norton, MA office at 508-763-4431 or visit

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Preventative Maintenance Program by All Clear Septic

septic system maintenance All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services knows that proper preventative maintenance can extend the life of your septic system. Septic systems that are not regularly maintained will average less than 20 years, however studies conducted by field professors, scientists, and engineer,s 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.  We are so confident in our ability to effectively maintain your septic system, that we offer a “Pass or It’s FREE Guarantee” on Title 5 Inspections to all of our Preventative Maintenance Program customers that are in the program and have followed our recommendations.  We also give our up-to-date Preventative Maintenance Program customers a 50% discount off of all Title 5 Inspections.

We have experience servicing various types of septic system including Singulair Service, FAST Service, Jet System Service, and Fuji Clean Service.  Today, we have a Singulair Service for a customer in Freetown, MA, where we will be doing a full service and aerator.  We also have septic service and preventative maintenance appointments in Berkley, Fall River, Westport, New Bedford, and Fairhaven, MA.  

The regularity of serving depends on the septic system and the use it gets.  For example, a small summer cottage on the cape that is only used seasonally will not need as many services as a large 5 bedroom family home or a restaurant.  If you would be interested in septic system services or have any questions please do contact our Norton MA office at 508-763-4431 or visit

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Meet Jamie Graffam from Septic Preservation Services

Septic Preservation ServicesMeet Jamie Graffam of Septic Preservation Services.  He is a service tech at SPS and has been a member of the team for 3+ years.  He has completed the U.R.I. course for septic inspections as well as several other courses to help him with his service tech responsibilities.

Jamie served 4 years in the Marine Corps after high school and then searched from big business to big business looking for the right fit in a company.  He found that fit with Septic Preservation Services.  He loves being part of the SPS team and particularly likes working outside.

Personally Jamie is engaged to his fiancee Jen, and has two daughters, Keeghan and Kilee.  He is happy to announce that Keeghan will be making him a grandfather early next year.

You never know what you’ll come across in the septic business, and Jamie shared this humorous story with us.

In the course of his duties, Jamie had opened an air box on a septic system, only to find a Momma and a baby snake “I’m not afraid of snakes, but when they catch me off guard, they do startle me a bit”. He removed Mom and took her to the nearby woods to release her, and then returned to remove the baby snake, but as he is kneeling down and catching the snake, his phone vibrates, (fellow SPS team member, Jim Boucher), and really gave him a good scare, (thinking Momma snake had returned to get her baby).  He then realized, to his relief,  it was only his phone.  He answered his phone, laughing,  and had a good story to share with Jim.

Jamie is another member of the skilled and caring team at Septic Preservation Services.  Let them help you make sense of your septic system and answer any questions or concerns you may have.  You can reach them at 877-378-4279 or visit

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Specialized Septic Equipment for Septic Cleaning

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services pride themselves on providing quality service to our customers. Unfortunately, there are quick service companies, septic pumping and cleaning companies, that might seem to save money up front, but will actually cost property owners down the road.

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services utilizes 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 know that we provide a thorough cleaning for your septic system. Getting your tanks cleaned on a regular basis will help to improve the efficiency of your septic system and keep it running smoothly.

 Today, we have septic cleaning appointments for customers in Carver, Middleboro, Rochester, and Lakeville, MA.  If you need a septic cleaning or have any questions about septic cleaning, please do contact our Norton, MA office at 508-763-4431 or visit

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Honest and Reliable Septic Repairs by All Clear Septic

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services will repair your septic system using the most financially efficient and environmentally responsible methods available. Whenever possible, our goal is to provide our customers with options for repair that will yield high-quality results at a cost-effective price. We value each and every customer and appreciate your business. Our goal is to provide honest and reliable septic repairs and services to residential and commercial customers all over the South Coast region.

For example, we  had a call from a commercial customer in Wayland, MA, who reported that the air pumps in their parking lot were bubbling and some odors are escaping.  We will remove the charcoal filter and install a tee with 2 new charcoal filters on each vent stack.  We have many call from customers with both small and large septic repairs which we can attend to quickly and fix with minimum disruption.  We will also be carrying out septic repairs today for customers in Southborough, Grafton, and Upton, MA.  If you require a septic repair, or if you have concerns about your septic system, please do contact our Norton, MA office at 508-763-4431 or visit

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Title 5 Inspection Required when Selling a Property in Massachusetts

All Clear SepticAll Clear Septic and Wastewater Services has Title 5 Septic Inspections scheduled today for customers in Marshfield, Hanover, Hanson, Hingham, Scituate, and East Bridgewater, MA.  Since 1995, the State of Massachusetts has required residential and commercial property owners to pass a Title V Inspection of their on-site sewage treatment systems before they can sell the property.

Specific guidelines were set to prevent the contamination of local drinking water supplies and groundwater as a result of outdated or ineffective septic systems or cesspools.

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services offers Massachusetts Title 5 Inspections, using state-of-the-art equipment and techniques, giving you a thorough inspection at a price you can afford.  If you require a septic inspection, or if you have any questions about septic inspections, please do contact our Norton, MA office at 508-763-4431 or visit

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Septic Advice from All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services is regularly called by customers who need septic advice before they can decide how to proceed. Today we are doing a cesspool replacement for a customer in Raynham, MA ,who bought a property without fully understanding the difference between a cesspool and a septic system.

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.

Our client has concerns about the environmental impact of the cesspool and the ongoing cost of cesspool maintenance so has opted to replace it for long term benefit. We have extensive experience of cesspool replacement and have recently worked with customers in Mattapoisett, Wrentham, Upton, Marlborough, and Oxford, MA.  If you need a cesspool to be replaced or have any questions, please do contact our Norton, MA office at 508-763-4431 or visit

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Septic Functional Inspections in Rhode Island Today

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have Septic Functional Inspections scheduled today in Lincoln, Smithfield, Cumberland, Glocester, Burrillville, Foster, and Scituate, RI.  The functional inspection is used in Rhode Island to determine whether a system is adequate to serve the wastewater disposal needs of the household.   The functional inspection is especially intended for use during a property transfer as a means to protect the consumer and identify systems in need of upgrade or repair.  If you have questions about the Functional Inspection Report, the following link is for a document that was produced by All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services to help answer any questions you may have:


Of course if you want to ask any further questions or wish to schedule an Inspection please do contact our office, please call 508-763-4431 or visit

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Team BBQ and Camp Out in New Hampshire

All Clear SepticAll Clear SepticAll Clear Septic and Wastewater Services provides professional, thorough, and quality septic services to our customers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.   We know that our team of inspectors, technicians, engineers, and office staff are the people that make our business a success.  This weekend we had a team BBQ and camp out in New Hampshire where the All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services staff and families all joined together to make our team even stronger.  Our employees joined us from Attleboro, Sharon, Norton, and Foxboro in Massachusetts and from North Kingstown and Cranston in Rhode Island.

Please call us with all your septic questions at 508-763-4431 or visit

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Septic Distribution Box (D-Box) Replacement

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services is replacing a D-Box for a customer today in Westport, MA.  A septic distribution box  (D-Box) is a container used to receive septic system effluent from a septic tank and to re-distribute the effluent into a network of attached drainfield or soakaway bed absorption trenches and pipes.  The D-box works by gravity, flowing effluent into the drainfield (or leach field) piping network.  It must be installed correctly to ensure that it  distributes evenly.  You must also maintain your septic system, and the best way to do this is to have your system regularly pumped and to use your septic system correctly.   The following are some steps that you can take to ensure that you maintain your septic system:


  • Minimize the use of the garbage disposal
  • 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


We also have septic repairs for customers today in Mattapoisett, Marion, Onset, Fall River, Freetown, and New Bedford, MA.  Many of these repairs could have been avoided if the property owners had followed some of the above advice.  If you need a septic repair or if you have any questions please do contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit