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Regular Septic Maintenance Important for Septic System

septic maintenance All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services know that regular maintenance of a septic system will ensure the longevity of your system and also vastly reduce the likelihood of septic breakdowns and failures.

The most important maintenance for a septic system is regular septic pumping.  Pump outs are essential because your tank will eventually fill up and, as you can probably imagine, nothing good will ever come from a septic tank that is so full,  there is no where for your waste to go.

The frequency of pumpouts depends upon a number of factors including the size of your septic tank and the amount of wastewater that enters it.  For example, generally speaking, a retired couple use less water than a family of 5 with teenage children. However, if that couple regularly host large family gatherings or have extended family come to visit for a large amount of time then their water usage will increase again.

We would usually suggest that septic tanks are pumped every 3 – 5 years but of course this will vary, so if you are unsure, please do contact us for advice.  Property owners also need to be aware that if they have a garbage disposal (which they use) they will need to have their tank pumped annually because this vastly reduces the amount of time needed between pump outs.

Today we have septic pumping appointments for customers in North Attleboro, Wrentham, Mansfield, Foxboro, Bellingham, and Franklin, MA.  If you are unsure whether your system needs to be pumped or if you have any septic questions or need to schedule a septic pump out, please do contact our Norton office at 508-763-4431 or visit

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Septic Problems Diagnosed and Fixed

All Clear Septic All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services has been contacted on many occasions by property owners who have noticed problems such as a sewage smell in their home or have septic backup. They know that these are signs that they may have a septic problem but do not necessarily know what is causing the problem or how to fix it.

That is why they contact  All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services, a septic company who has extensive experience locating, repairing and fixing septic problems.  We not only repair the problem but also fix the underlying septic problem that is causing the issue and in that way we can be confident that the issue will not return.

We also provide septic education to our clients because often septic repairs can be avoided if the septic system is used correctly.

Today, we have septic repair appointments in Fall River, Fairhaven, Mattapoisett, Acushnet, Freetown, New Bedford, and Westport, MA.  If you need a septic repair or if you have any questions or concerns about your septic system please do contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit


Condominium Title 5 Septic Inspections

condominium All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services has Title 5 Septic Inspections scheduled today for customers that are moving home but also for a condo association who is required to have a Title 5 Septic Inspection once every 3 years because they have more than 5 units in the condominiums

. We will be conducting these septic inspections in North Attleboro, Wrentham, Norton, Mansfield, and Foxboro, MA.   If your require a Title 5 Septic Inspection or if you have any questions about Septic Inspections please contact our Norton Office at 508-763-4431 or visit

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Rhode Island Functional Inspections Today

septic inspections All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services has Rhode Island Functional Inspections scheduled today in South Kingstown, Narragansett, Charlestown, Richmond, Westerly, and Hopkinton, Rhode Island.

 Functional inspections are usually performed when a property transfers, as a means to protect the consumer and identify systems in need of upgrade or repair. If you require a Functional Inspection or if you have any questions please do contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit

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Schedule Your Septic Design Consultation

 All Clear Septic and Wastewater ServicesAll Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have a septic design consultation today with a commercial property owner in Hopkinton, Rhode Island who is putting an addition onto their restaurant and requires a septic system to be correspondingly designed to cope with the additional usage that it will receive.

We have experience with designing septic systems for residential and commercial clients for different sized properties, so we can always provide a septic design that will meet the budget, environment, and usage needs of the client.

If you require a septic design or if you have any questions about septic designs please do contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit

All Clear Septic Have Septic Inspections on Cape Cod Today

Cape Cod All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have septic inspections scheduled today in Brewster, Eastham, Falmouth, Mashpee, Orleans, and Bourne, MA.

We have been working on Cape Cod for many years and carry out thorough, professional and prompt septic inspections for our clients.

Septic Inspections are often necessary because a property is being sold and we get many of our septic inspection appointments through referrals from Realtors. We have an excellent reputation and Realtors are happy to work with us repeatedly because they know that they can rely on our service.

If you require a septic inspection or if you have any questions about septic inspections please do contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit

Labor Day

Happy Labor Day

Labor Day All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services wishes its clients, friends and families a Happy Labor Day.  On this day we honor the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of our country.  However, most of us will celebrate by not working and spending time with our loved ones.  We wish everyone a happy holiday and we will be back to work continuing to contribute to the economy and well being of the country……tomorrow.  You can reach us for all your septic needs at 508-763-4431 or visit

Title 5 Inspection

Selling a Home? You Need a Title 5 Inspection

Title 5 Inspection All Clear Septic and Wastewater Service have Title 5 Septic Inspections scheduled today in  Groveland, Boxford, Rowley, North Reading, Middleton, and Peabody, Massachusetts.

 When a property in Massachusetts with a septic system is sold a Title 5 Inspection will usually need to be done by a licensed inspector.

We have extensive experience doing septic inspections for single family and multi family homes and commercial properties.

If you need a Title 5 Inspection to be done do not delay in having it carried out.  A Title 5 Septic Inspection is valid for 2 years so once it is completed you do not need to be worried that it could cause delays in the sale process and if it does raise some septic issues you will have time to have them addressed, should you choose to.

If you need to schedule a Title 5 Inspection or if you have any questions please do contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit

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Cesspool Services by All Clear Septic

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services know that all cesspools in Rhode Island pre-date 1968, the first year regulations for septic systems took effect. Cesspools are considered substandard systems. They don’t treat wastewater, they merely dispose of it. Cesspools concentrate the wastewater in one location, often deep within the ground and in direct contact with groundwater, causing groundwater contamination. This groundwater flows into drinking water wells and surface waters contributing to adverse public health and environmental impacts.

 In contrast, conventional septic systems place the wastewater well above the level of soils saturated by groundwater and they disperse this effluent over a large area, which results in substantial removal of pathogens and other pollutants.

Therefore, property owners with cesspools are recommended to have them regularly serviced to ensure that they do not fail and continue to operate correctly

.Today we have cesspool services in Scituate, West Greenwich, Coventry, and Cranston, Rhode Island. If you require a cesspool service or if you have any questions about cesspools or cesspool replacement please do contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit

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Septic System Maintenance Tips in Rhode Island

Rhode IslandSeptic systems are very common throughout Rhode Island. If you are a homeowner and have one of these on-site sewage systems, you are probably very aware of the maintenance and diligence that is required to properly maintain a septic system. If you are new to septic systems, it can be a bit overwhelming to get a handle on all the dos and don’ts.

This article will attempt to give you an overall understanding on how septic systems work in Rhode Island, what you can do to help keep your system running efficiently and when it’s time to call a professional to help you service your system. Whether you have a septic system in Cumberland, Woonsocket, Providence or somewhere in between, these tips will help you to increase the longevity and efficiency for many years to come.

How Septic Systems Work

Most of the septic systems found throughout Rhode Island consist of a specific set of equipment, which includes a septic tank, a leaching field and a distribution box. The wastewater that comes from your home is held temporarily within the septic tank, which is where the waste solids become separated from the water. Bacteria decomposes the solids, which are later pumped out by a professional septic system company.

The partially treated water leaves the tank and then moves on into the distribution box. Once inside the box, the water is distributed evenly into the leaching field. The water drains into trenches that are filled with gravel through holds in the distribution box, which are then used to help further treat the wastewater. The wastewater then seeps slowly into the soil of your leach field for a secondary purifying treatment.

Today there are some alternative systems that use different substrates than soil or gravel. One option is to use sand instead of soil. Another is to use peat. Whichever type of system you are currently using, you need to ensure that you properly maintain a septic system so that it does not pollute the groundwater. Don’t just change from soil to sand, peat or any other type of substrate unless you consult with a septic system professional to make sure that the change will work well with your current system.

How to Properly Maintain a Septic System

The best thing you can do for your septic system is to provide proper care and maintenance. There is a lot of responsibility on the part of the homeowner to ensure that the system is not being abused so that it will run properly. Regular visits from your septic system professional to inspect your equipment, check your levels and pump your system if necessary, will help keep things in proper working order.

Water conservation is the number one way to protect your system. Take some simple steps to ensure that you are limiting your use of water. The more you save, the less will end up in your system. Water-saving devices, such as low-flow toilets and shower heads are extremely helpful. Check for leaks in faucets and toilets on a regular basis and refrain from running a load of dishes and clothing unless you have a full load.

Chemicals can be extremely dangerous to a septic system. Don’t ever put any chemicals or paint thinners down your drains. These chemicals will kill off the microbes that naturally occur within your system and prevent it from functioning properly. Other things, such as food waste, fat and grease are also damaging to your system and should not be put down the drain. Unless your system has been designed to accommodate a garbage disposal, you should not use one with a septic system.

Maintain your leach field as well by ensuring that nothing is planted or growing over the area except for grass. It goes without saying that you should never pour concrete or asphalt over a leach field. Parking or driving vehicles over the leach field can ultimately compact the soil and crush the piping, rendering it useless to the treatment process.

When to Call a Professional

If you notice any problems within your septic system, such as drains that drain slower than usual, gurgling sounds or a foul odor around the house, you need to call a septic system service professional. Another sign is a very lush and green patch of grass within the drainage field, signaling that the grass is receiving more liquid and nutrients than usual. The technician will inspect your equipment, test the drain field and check to ensure that it is all draining properly and will check inside your home to make sure your plumbing is functioning well.

In the State of Rhode Island, some locations  require what are known as Rhode Island Town Inspections. These locations include South Kingstown, North Kingstown, Jamestown and Charlestown. The local town ordinances require both residential and commercial property owners to submit inspections of their septic systems on a regular basis.

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services provides all of these services and more. They are fully licensed to provide Rhode Island Town Inspections and Massachusetts Title 5 Inspections.   All Clear utilizes state-of-the-art tools and fully trained and certified professionals to provide the best possible services to their customers at a very affordable and competitive rate. So whether you are in Rhode Island or Southeastern Massachusetts, call  All Clear Septic for pricing, information or to set up an appointment at 508-763-4431 or visit