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Septic Inspection Essential to Sale of Property

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have septic inspections scheduled today in Acushnet, Freetown, Lakeville, Rochester, Fall River, New Bedford, and Westport, MA.  Our licensed inspectors mostly inspect septic systems for property owners who are selling a property with a septic system.  This is because the property owner or facility operator is generally responsible for obtaining an inspection of the system.  Prior to the transfer of title, however, the parties may contractually allocate responsibility for the inspection, provided that such inspection occurs within the specified timeframes.  However, we are also asked to do inspections. on behalf of sellers who want a 2nd inspection to be carried out.  If you wish to schedule a septic inspection, for any reason,  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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What is a Septic Functional Inspection?

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have Septic Functional Inspections scheduled today in Portsmouth, Tiverton, Middletown, Little Compton, and Jamestown, RI.  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.  The majority of the Functional Inspections that are carried out by our licensed Inspectors are requested by home buyers or sellers who want to ensure that the septic system of the house that they are buying or selling is in good 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:

 

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

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Memorial Day Honors Our Veterans

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services would like to remember all of the veterans who have served our country on Memorial Day.  We respect the sacrifice that they have made for our country and we offer a veterans discount. We will not be working on Memorial Day, but let our staff take this day to spend with their families.  However, we also understand that most septic problems don’t occur between 9am and 5pm Monday through Friday, outside of holidays, so we also offer 24/7 emergency services to our customers.  We’ll be there when you need us anytime of day or night. So if you do need emergency septic system assistance please do contact us at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

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Importance of Septic System Cleaning and Pumping

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services are cleaning septic systems in Jamestown, North Kingstown, Narragansett, Exeter, Richmond, Hopkinton and Charlestown, RI today.  To increase the longevity of your septic system and to ensure that it is working efficiently it is recommended that you carry out regular maintenance including septic cleaning.  The frequency that your septic system needs cleaning depends on the water usage for your Septic System and the size of your septic system, among other factors.  We would suggest septic cleaning and pumping every 3 – 5 years.  If you have a garbage disposal this will increase to annually.  If you are unsure or if you have any questions please do contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

Al Rivet

Meet Al Rivet of All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services

Al RivetMeet Al Rivet of All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services.  Al plays many roles in the All Clear Septic and Septic Preservation Services Team.  He is the founder of All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services started in 2004.  He is a Title 5 educator, a member of the teaching team for Functional Inspections at University of Rhode Island, and  an integral part of realtor relations, and educating realtors on Title 5 issues.

Personally, Al is a lifelong resident of the Southcoast area.  He has a graduate degree from Salve Regina University and is a US Army Veteran as well as 25 years in law enforcement.   He has been married for 48 years to Elizabeth Rivet and is a father to nine children and a grandfather to 30.

His favorite part of his job is working with people and  his ability to help people with important septic issues.

Outside of work, Al enjoys spending time with his wife and children and grandchildren.  He likes spending time at the beach, walking, biking, and kayaking.

One of the memorable stories from his septic experience is a family in a fairly new, two-year old home.  The family consisted of a couple with two children.  The septic system had failed in a short amount of time.  Why?  The culprit was antibacterial soap.  The Dad was a doctor and used a large amount of antibacterial soap in the home and the Mom flushed a good deal of hair coloring chemicals down the drain.  Both contributed to the failure.

A funny story he remembers:

“Several years ago, Beth, one of my eight daughters was working with me digging up a septic tank for a title 5 inspection. This was her lucky summer of high school working with Dad.  I was digging up the d-box while she was digging up the tank.  She opened the cover to the tank and me, with my back to her, heard a noise.  She was gagging at the odor emanating from the tank.  We both had quite a laugh about that. She toughed it out and continued working on the other cover!  Many laughs over the years reminiscing about that odorous summer. ”

Al is pleased to be an integral part of the team.  Stay tuned to meet more members of the Septic Preservation team.

Visit www.allclearseptic.com or call 508-763-4431 to talk to Al or the other septic professionals.

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Flushable Products Could Hurt Your Septic System

All Clear Septic and Wastewater ServicesAll Clear Septic and Wastewater Services are repairing a Septic System today for a customer in Middleboro, MA.  As your septic system ages it may need repairs and maintenance but looking after your septic system can prevent some maintenance and repairs from being necessary, and can certainly extend the life of your septic system.  We have recently found that manufacturers have increasingly promoted ‘flushable’ wipes to households, but these should not be flushed if you have a septic system because they will clog up it up.  Pop off toilet ‘wand’ pads are also new and advertised as flushable but should not be flushed and if used excessively could damage your septic system.  Ideally you would be able to read the label if you are unsure, but unfortunately manufacturers are misleading with their advice in the aim of selling more product, so we suggest if you are not sure, trash it don’t flush it . If you need more information or need to schedule a septic system repair or maintenance contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

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When is a Title 5 Inspection Needed in Massachusetts?

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have Title 5 Septic Inspections scheduled today in Sturbridge, Brimfield, Brookfield, Dudley, Spencer, East Brookfield, and Paxton, MA.  Generally, septic inspections are required:

 

  • 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.

 

There are exceptions and nuances to the general requirements listed here.  For example, no inspection is required if the owner has signed an enforceable agreement with the Board of Health to upgrade the system, connect to a sanitary sewer, or connect to a shared system within two years.  For more information, see the Massachusetts Official Website for the executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs.
If you need to schedule 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

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Practice Septic Cleaning and Pumping on a Regular Basis

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services knows that part of any good preventative maintenance program is to ensure that your septic system is properly cleaned and is pumped on a regular basis.  It is important to know the facts about septic cleaning and pumping to avoid making costly mistakes. Getting your tanks cleaned on a regular basis will help to improve the efficiency of your septic system and keep it running smooth.  Unfortunately, there are a lot of “quick service” pumping companies in the area that might seem to save money up front, but will actually cost property owners down the road. 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.  Today, we have customers having their septic systems cleaned in Holliston, Millis, Southborough, Wayland, Berlin, Clinton, and Bolton, MA.  If you need to have your septic tank cleaned of it you have any questions about the service please do contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

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Rely on All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services for All Your Septic Needs

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have an excellent reputation in the local septic industry where we have been helping customers with their septic needs for over 15 years.  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 . We use state-of-the-art equipment to target the exact source of your 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.  Today we have septic repairs scheduled for customers in North Attleboro, Attleboro, Wrentham, Raynham, Swansea, Seekonk, Rehoboth, Dighton, and Norton, MA.  If you need to schedule a septic repair or if you have any questions please do contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

Bob Silva

Meet Bob Silva

Bob SilvaWho are the hardworking people behind the scenes at Septic Preservation Services and All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services?  We are starting a series to introduce the people of SPS and All Clear and what they do.

 We begin with the founder of SPS,  Bob Silva.  Bob Silva  started the company after working in manufacturing for 2 decades.  Bob felt that customers deserved a better level of professionalism, as well as a higher degree of technical knowledge given the tougher environmental regulations that are being imposed on property owners.

He brings with him a  mechanical engineering degree from the University of MA at Dartmouth.    As the founder of SPS, his main role is to support his team with professional advice, the resources they need to do their jobs, promote a safe environment, and challenge them to continuously improve. He is highly successful in what he does.  In this business, he has faced many challenges and situations.  He believes that high strength commercial wastewater from coffee processing plants, breweries, and car washes, have been the most interesting and challenging projects he has dealt with.

 He also shares some fun facts and funny stories he has encountered over the years.  As told by Bob, ” I was once called by a home owner at 3 AM because she heard gurgling from the toilet as she was sick all night.   When I arrived in the morning, there was a mushroom shaped cloud of bubbles over the house 60 ft in diameter. It turned out the woman’s husband was trying to help because she was sick, and did some laundry.  He thought the more soap the  better.  Boy, was he wrong.   A second funny story involves another call at 2 AM from Stow,MA, when a couple called because they saw a bear dancing on their front lawn.  It turned out to be a pile of soap suds because their daughter dropped a bottle of shampoo in the shower.”   He has many stories he could share, but lastly Bob shared this story,  ” It is about a customer that kept putting things down the toilet they should not have.   After educating the customer several times, we were assured  that his family would not keep putting trash into the system. When we arrived and pulled the trash out of the tank once again, the man’s daughter, about age 7, started yelling and hitting her younger brother, about age 5.  Apparently,she had flushed one of his GI Joe’s down the toilet and in turn he was flushing her Barbie Doll clothes.  This concluded the septic war.”

  Bob really enjoys his job  and truly feels good about helping people.  He feels from time to time they come across people, who through no fault of their own, really need a helping hand, and it is nice to be able to provide it.   Outside of work he enjoys camping, fishing, photography, hiking, sailing, and snorkeling.  

Stay tuned to meet the rest of the Septic Preservation Services and All Clear team.

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services  is ready to help you with all your septic needs.  Call them at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com