Cape Cod

Title 5 Inspections on Cape Cod

Cape CodAll Clear Septic and Wastewater Services has Title 5 Septic Inspections today in Brewster, Dennis, Mashpee, Orleans, Yarmouth, Falmouth, and Eastham, MA.  A Title 5 Septic Inspection includes:


  • General layout of the system components (location of the building sewer, septic tank or cesspool, distribution box and leaching field)
  • Type of use (e.g., house, school, retail space), Title 5 design flow, and whether the facility is presently occupied
  • Analysis of the criteria specified in Title 5 that indicate system failure, and, for large systems, those which indicate threats to public health and the environment
  • Water use records from the previous two years, if available
  • A description of the septic tank, including its condition, approximate age, thickness of grease/scum layer, and other relevant information
  • A characterization of the distribution box and dosing tanks with pumps, if any, such as condition and evidence of solids carryover or backup
  • The condition of the soil absorption system including, any signs of hydraulic failure


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

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Local Experience with Septic Design

septic system All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have a septic design meeting today for a customer in Barrington, RI.  We have extensive experience designing septic systems for customers in Rhode Island, which is essential, because it is extremely necessary to use a company who is well versed in the local septic requirements laid out by town Board of Health departments as well as state requirements.  If you use a septic company without local experience, you may face delays and additional costs if you later find out that the septic system that you are installing is not correct.  We have recently designed septic systems for customers in North Kingstown, Cranston, Jamestown, Middletown, Portsmouth, and Westerly, RI.  If you need a septic system to be designed or if you have any questions please do contact us at 508-763-4431 or visit


Emergency Services by All Clear Septic

emergency services All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services understand that most septic problems don’t occur between 9am and 5pm Monday through Friday, so we also offer 24/7 emergency services to our customers.  We’ll be there when you need us anytime,  day or night.  If you have a difficult septic problem which other services were unable to solve, we can use our state-of-the-art equipment to enable us to quickly identify and accurately pinpoint the problems that are plaguing your system.  All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services can help to answer all of your septic related questions and find solutions that will get your septic system back on track and running properly.  Our professional team of licensed and certified technicians are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Just call our Emergency Service Center day or night at 508-763-4431 and we will send someone out to take care of your emergency septic problems right away.  We have septic repair appointments today for customers in Westport, Wayland, Southborough, and Halifax, MA.  If you have septic concerns, please do contact our Norton, MA, office where we will be happy to answer any questions you may have and schedule an appointment if necessary.  You can also visit

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Functional Septic Inspections in Rhode Island

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services has Rhode Island Functional Inspection appointments at client properties today in Portsmouth, Middletown, Little Compton, Tiverton, and Jamestown, RI.

“Approximately 150,000 Rhode Island households, or one third of the state’s population, use some form of septic system for sewage disposal.   Rhode Island’s septic systems discharge some seven billion gallons of wastewater into the ground each year.

When used properly, septic systems function very well.   If mismanaged, however, these systems will fail, creating conditions that may threaten human health and the environment.  Untreated effluent from malfunctioning septic systems may reveal itself by sight and smell, when a system backs up, or it may quietly percolate through the soil into the groundwater and adjacent water bodies.

Failed systems have been associated with many serious problems.  Outbreaks of diseases, such as hepatitis, dysentery, and gastroenteritis, may result from unmitigated wastewater pathogens.  Untreated effluent can accelerate the eutrophication process of nearby waterbodies, lowering oxygen levels and suffocating aquatic life.  From an economic point of view, septic system repair bills can be staggering.  Yet, many of us live with and use septic systems, giving little or no thought for their existence…until they fail.

Inspection and maintenance is the key to ensuring that septic systems function properly.”

As stated in the Rhode Island Handbook for Inspection, which was funded by DEM using a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Clean Water Act, section 319.

Clearly septic inspections are necessary.  A functional inspection is used to determine whether a system is adequate to serve the wastewater disposal needs of the household . A 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. These inspections will also be required for the following:

Cesspool/unpermitted systems within 50 feet of storm drain

Cesspools/unpermitted systems within 200 feet of coast

At the point of sale

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:

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services is ready to answer all your septic questions.  Call us at 508-763-4431 or visit

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How Long is a Septic Inspection Valid?

emergency services All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have Septic Inspections scheduled for customers today in Sharon, Mansfield, Norton, Franklin, Foxboro, and Stoughton, MA.

 Septic Inspections, required in connection with a property transfer, generally are good for two years.  If a property is sold more than once in the two-year period, the single inspection is valid for all transfers.  When a system is pumped on an annual basis and the pumping records are available, an inspection is valid for three years.

 Therefore, if you are selling a property with a septic system, it is advisable to have your septic inspection done as early in the process as you can.  There is no benefit to delay, because it will be valid for 2 years, and if the inspection does reveal an issue, you will have more time to rectify the problem.  If your septic system passes, that is just one more positive to use when advertising your property.  If you need to schedule a septic inspection or if you have any questions please do contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit

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Garbage Disposals and Your Septic System

garbage disposals All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services knows that although the majority of septic system owners do not have a garbage disposal, some do, and if it is not used correctly, it can lead to some severe septic problems.  One very important thing to note is that if you have a garbage disposal, the matter going down the disposal has to go somewhere — and when your property has a septic system, it all ends up in the septic tank.  Some of the matter can be broken down by the bacteria in the septic tank, but both the broken-down matter and un-broken-down matter accumulate over time.  Along with causing extra pumpings, a septic tank full of leftovers can overthrow your system’s bacterial balance, making it less efficient in treating wastewater.  Your septic system will not function at its peak.


It is therefore, very important to not overuse your garbage disposal.  Using your disposal daily can have adverse effects on your septic system, but occasional or infrequent use lessens that potential.  Little pieces of food washed off your plate are perfectly okay to go down the drain.  But if you have a large amount of leftovers, scrape most of the food into the trash can, and then rinse the smaller remains in the sink.


When you have a septic system and a garbage disposal:


  • DO act like it’s not there.
  • DON’T use it like a trash can.
  • DO pump out your tank more frequently if the garbage disposal is used heavily.
  • DON’T stuff food, veggie peels, egg shells, etc. down the disposal.
  • DO consider starting a compost pile for peelings, spoiled food, etc.
  • DON’T pour grease or oils down the drain
  • DON’T use the garbage disposal to clean out your refrigerator


When we pump out a tank that has heavy garbage disposal use, it is very obvious inside the tank and often there is literally a pile of food under the inlet pipe of the tank.  If you do have a garbage disposal that is regularly used, we would recommend annual septic pump outs, when other properties without, can usually have septic pumping every 3 – 5 years. Today we have septic pumping appointments in Hudson, Berlin, Clinton, Boxborough, Sterling, Stow, and Bolton, MA.  If you need to schedule septic pumping or if you have any questions, please do contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit


Tips for Septic System Maintenance

tipsAll Clear Septic and Wastewater Services are happy to provide septic education to enable property owners with septic systems to use them correctly and avoid actions that can lead to septic problems and breakdowns.  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
  • Cat 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.


When you combine this knowledge with our Maintenance Prevention Program, you create a day-to-day environment that will help you to properly support and maintain your septic system. We have septic system services for customers today in Norwell, Scituate, Hanover, Hanson, East Bridgewater, and Marshfield, MA. If you wish to schedule a septic service or if you have any questions about septic services or septic system maintenance please do contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit


Cesspool Replacement by All Clear Septic

cesspool All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have extensive experience replacing cesspools for customers who either have to replace it, often because it is failing, or because they wish to upgrade to a more environmentally responsible, cost effective, and efficient septic system. Today, we are both providing servicing and maintenance to cesspools for their owners and starting a cesspool replacement for customers in Sturbridge, Oxford, Spencer, Ware, Paxton, and Grafton, MA.  If you have a cesspool on your property and you are concerned that it may be failing or not operating correctly, or you wish to replace your cesspool, please do contact our office where we are happy to answer any questions that you may have and schedule an appointment if required.  You can reach us at 508-763-4431 or visit

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All Clear Septic Experts at Troubleshooting

All Clear Septic All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services uses state-of-the-art equipment to target the exact source of septic problems to reduce costs for our customers and minimize downtime.  We take great pride in the work that we do and have never been unsuccessful in locating the exact problem through our troubleshooting services. We will have you up and running in no time.  Fast, quality, courteous service is our goal, and we will respect both you and your property throughout the duration of our work on your septic system.

 The equipment we use is designed to keep your system as concealed as possible, while reliably repairing it in the most cost-effective manner possible.  Today we have septic repairs scheduled for customers in Cranston, Scituate, Smithfield, Portsmouth, and Tiverton, RI.  You can count on All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services to 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 – no matter how big or small the job.

 Our goal is to provide honest and reliable septic repairs and services to residential and commercial customers all over the Southcoast region.  If you require a septic repair or have any questions regarding your septic system please do contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit

Septic Preservation Services

Meet John Figuerido of Septic Preservation Services

Septic Preservation ServicesMeet John Figuerido of Septic Preservation Services.  John is a fairly new member of the SPS team.  He has been working at SPS for 10 months and is a service technician.  He is happy to be a member of the SPS family.  His favorite part of the job is the variety of jobs he handles every day.  Every day is different and brings with it new challenges to remedy and new people to meet.

John attended Bristol Community College for two years, studying computer science, which is helpful on the job.  He just finished his Wastewater Licensing class and will be taking the test shortly for his Wastewater Operators License.

Personally, John has been married for 30 years and has two sons, Alec and Adam.  He is also happy to be able to work with his son, Alec, who is also a member of the Septic Preservation Team.  Outside of work, John enjoys working on his truck and riding his motorcycle.

John is available to help with all your septic needs.  You can reach SPS at 877-378-4279 or visit