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Keep Your Septic System Operating Properly with Septic Cleaning

septic system cleaningAll Clear Septic and Wastewater Services has septic cleanings scheduled in Acushnet, Taunton, Dighton, Lakeville, Freetown, and Rochester, MA .

 It is essential to have your septic system pumped and cleaned regularly to ensure it keeps operating correctly.  The timing of your cleanings will depend on a variety of factors including the size of your tank and the amount of use it gets, but generally septic tanks should be cleaned every 3 years, or annually if you have a waste disposal.

Essentially all of the wastewater from your sink, shower, bath, toilet, washing machine etc leave your house and combine in your septic tank.  But once there, it separates into heavy sludge which sinks to the bottom of your tank, proteins, fats and oils become a floating scum layer and in the middle is the liquid effluent.  It is the effluent that drains into your leachfield or drainfield.

Even with a healthy and correctly operating septic system the sludge layer will build up, which therefore, requires septic cleaning to remove it and ensure that your system continues to operate correctly.  At All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services we utilize 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 to ensure that we perform a thorough septic cleaning.

If you have any questions about septic cleaning or if you wish to schedule an appointment please do contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

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Septic Inspections in Rhode Island Today

septic inspections All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have appointments for septic inspections today in Cumberland, Lincoln, North Smithfield, Burrillville, and Foster, Rhode Island.   Our certified inspectors have extensive experience conducting septic inspections in Rhode Island.  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 www.allclearseptic.com

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Proper Preventative Maintenance Can Extend the Life of Your Septic System

All Clear Septic and Wastewater ServicesAll Clear Septic and Wastewater Services know that proper preventative maintenance can extend the life of your septic system. Systems that are not regularly maintained will average less than 20 years, however studies conducted by field professors, scientists and engineers reveal that proper maintenance can help a septic system to last indefinitely. This can save a 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. Our commercial customers know that any down time that their business has due to septic problems not only cost them in repair costs but also in lost business so preventative maintenance makes economic sense. Today we have septic service appointments for customers on our preventative maintenance program in Norwell, Hingham, Scituate, Hanover, Marshfield and Hanson MA.

 

If you would be interested in our Preventative Maintenance Program or if you wish to schedule a septic service appointment please do contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

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Leachfield Problems and Repairs

All Clear Septic All Clear Septic and Wastewater Service has an appointment today for a customer in Northborough, MA who has reported a Leach Field problem.  They have noticed extensive puddling on top of their leach field which is comparatively green and lush compared to the rest of their yard.  This is an indication that there is a problem and we will confirm the problem, determine the reason for the leach field failure, and then carry out remediation to fix the leach field problem.

We have extensive experience working within the septic industry and have the equipment to locate and repair septic systems discreetly and with minimum disruption..  We also have repairs scheduled today in Bolton, Sterling, Marlborough, Southborough, Ayer, Grafton, and Stow, MA.  These range from septic pump repairs to D-Box repairs to septic alarm investigations.

If you are concerned that your septic system is not operating correctly, please do contact our office to discuss your concerns or to make an appointment.  You can reach us at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

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Importance of Regular Septic Pumping and Maintenance

septic maintenance and pumping All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services knows that regular maintenance is the single most important consideration in making sure your septic system, whether it is a conventional septic system, an innovative/alternative system, or a cesspool, works well over time.

Regular pumping helps prevent solids from escaping into the drainfield and clogging soil pores.  It is advisable to have your septic pumped every 3 – 5 years depending on various factors, including the size of your tank and the water usage of your property.  If you have a garbage disposal you will need to have your system pumped much more regularly, ideally annually.

Surprisingly, some property owners with septic systems do not realize that septic systems need to be regularly pumped and believe that if they haven’t had any problems then system doesn’t need pump outs.  Unfortunately, this is a serious and sometimes costly misconception.  As your system is used, solid materials settle to the bottom of the tank, forming a sludge layer.  Grease and lightweight materials float to the surface of the septic tank as scum. Normally, properly designed tanks have enough space for up to three to five years’ safe accumulation of sludge. When the sludge level increases beyond this point, sewage has less time to settle properly before leaving the tank.  As the sludge level increases, more solid wastes escape into the soil absorption system (SAS).  If the SAS becomes so clogged that it cannot absorb liquid at the rate at which it enters the tank, the plumbing will “back up” or unsanitary wastewater will bubble to the surface.

We have septic pumping scheduled for customers today in Dighton, Marion, Mattapoisett, Westport, and Fall River, MA.  If you wish to schedule a septic pump out or if you have any questions about septic system maintenance, septic pumping or your septic system, please do contact our Norton, MA office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

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Hurricanes and Your Septic System

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Hurricane season is upon us and severe weather could be just around the corner.  How does this affect your septic system?

Flooding and high winds can adversely affect your system.  Here are some tips to guard your system against damage.

Secure your system.

  • Check your risers or septic tank covers if they are exposed to make sure they are secure to ensure that storm water cannot get into your septic system.
  • Check  your electrical pump connections and make sure the water cannot penetrate to avoid damage during a flood
  •  It is never a good idea to park anything over your drainfield, but be  sure not to park automobiles, trailers, or other objects on the drainfield during wet weather, as this can cause damage to the drainfield pipes.

Conserve water and use it sparingly in an emergency.

  • When there is severe flooding in your area, your well water may be at risk from the sewage in standing water. Be aware of any boil-water warnings in your area and make sure you follow.
  • Have a supply of bottled water on hand to ensure you have ample supply of fresh drinking water during and after the storm.
  • Limit your water use during the storm to only essential water use. Put off laundry, dishwashing and showering as long as possible.  Fill your tub with water beforehand for use in flushing the toilet if you lose power and your well pump is not working.

It May Be Wise to have your system inspected after a flood.

  • Hurricanes can mean major flooding in your area.   You might want to have your septic system inspected for for any damage from standing water or fallen objects on the pipes.
  • Check  electrical components  to ensure there has not been any damage to your unit.

Loss of power is always an issue during the hurricane and days following depending on the severity of the storm.  This could affect your sump pump in your basement and cause flooding.  A backup generator is always a great idea to handle and pump out excess water and keep the essential systems working in your home, such as refrigeration and a well  pump to access water.

Septic Preservation Services are experts at storm damage recovery and prevention.  Call them at 877-378-4279 for all your storm related questions and anything concerning your septic system.  Visit www.septicpreservation.com

Rhode Island

Rhode Island First Maintenance Septic Inspections

Rhode Island All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services has Rhode Island First Maintenance Septic Inspections in Portsmouth, Tiverton, Middletown, Little Compton, Jamestown, North Kingstown, and Narraganset,t RI today.  

The purpose of a Septic First Maintenance 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

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Title 5 Septic Inspections in Massachusetts Today

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services has Title 5 Septic Inspections today in Halifax, West Bridgewater, Raynham, Norton, Stoughton, and Sharon, Massachusetts.   One of these inspections is a voluntary inspection. Even if an inspection is not required, a system owner may have a voluntary assessment of the condition and operability of the system performed.  Results of voluntary inspections do not have to be submitted to the Board of Health or MassDEP. Inspections are required and not voluntary in general:

 

  • When properties are sold, divided or combined.
  • When there is a change in use or an expansion of a facility.
  • When MassDEP or the local Board of Health requires an inspection.
  • Title 5 requires inspections for large systems, shared systems, and condominiums on a periodic basis.
  • Systems located in cities and towns with MassDEP-approved inspection programs are required to comply with local inspection requirements.

 

When an inspection is required the completed Inspection Form must be submitted within 30 days of the inspection, in most cases to the local Board of Health.  Inspection Forms for state and federal facilities must be sent to MassDEP.  Both MassDEP and the local Board of Health get copies of the Inspection Form for large systems and shared systems (310 CMR 15.301(10)).  

When a property is being sold the buyer will also receive a copy of the inspection report.

If you wish to schedule a Title 5 Septic Inspection or if you have any questions about septic inspections please do contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

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Free Site Survey in Uxbridge Today

free site survey All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services is at a customer’s property in Uxbridge, MA today where we are conducting a free site survey . The homeowner contacted us because they have a problem with their septic system and we offer a free site survey to determine out what the problem is, what the cause or causes might be, and what can be done to solve the problem.

We have extensive experience locating and repairing septic problems and we have the equipment and expertise to ensure that the septic repair is done correctly so that not only is the problem solved, but also the cause of the issue.

We will be attending customer septic repairs also in Sutton, Upton, and Oxford, MA.  If you have a problem with your septic system and would be interested in a free site survey, or if you require a septic repair, please do contact our Norton, MA office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

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Schedule Your Septic Cleaning and Pumping with All Clear Septic

Septic Pumping All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services has septic cleaning scheduled in Burrillville, Glocester, Smithfield, Johnston, Coventry, East Greenwich, and Cranston, Rhode Island.  To ensure that your septic system continues to work correctly and to increase the lifespan of your septic system, it is advisable to maintain your septic system and this includes cleaning and pumping to flush out sludge and scum, which don’t drain like effluent. If you need to schedule a septic cleaning or have any questions, please do contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com