Title 5 Inspections For Property Owners Who Are Selling Private Homes and Commercial Property

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have extensive experience providing Title 5 Septic Inspections in Massachusetts and therefore keep upto date with state and local septic requirements. We are regularly contacted by people who are selling their home or commercial property and need a Title 5 Inspection because they have a septic system and are not on the town sewer system. As stated on the Massachusetts Official Website of the Executive office of Energy and Environmental Affairs:

“a system shall be inspected at or within two years prior to the time of transfer of title to the facility served by the system.  An inspection conducted up to three years before the time of transfer may be used if the inspection report is accompanied by system pumping records demonstrating that the system has been pumped at least once a year during that time.  “

Many of our Title 5 Inspections are for property owners who are selling and need to have a Title 5 Septic Inspection done. We do also have septic inspections scheduled for people who are buying a property and want to have their own inspection done prior to purchase of the property. We have found that many of our Septic Inspections come from realtors clients who have been given our name by their realtor because they have worked with us before and are happy todo so again because we provide a professional, thorough and timely service to our customers. Today we have Title 5 Inspections for customers in Bridgewater, Carver, Middleboro, Lakeville, Norton and Taunton MA. If you require a Title 5 Septic Inspection please do contact our office where we will be happy to schedule an appointment on 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

Septic Repairs Can Be Unpleasant And Hazardous

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have a septic repair today at a commercial client in Uxbridge MA. As demonstrated by this picture repairs can sometimes require our technicians to go into the septic tank to first find, and then fix the septic problem that has arisen. Our technicians have the experience, equipment and training to do these, sometimes unpleasant and hazardous, septic repairs. This is why it is never recommended to attempt septic repairs if you do not have the training, experience and equipment to do so safely and correctly. In some instances youtube can not help you! We have other septic repair appointments today in Oxford, Sutton, Upton, Grafton, Paxton and Brookfield MA. If you need a septic repair or if you have questions about your septic system please do contact us on 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services Provide Cesspool Services and Cesspool Repairs

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services has experience working with customers with cesspools on their properties. 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. Cesspools are not required to be replaced however they do need to be maintained or if they exhibit signs of hydraulic failure, are located extremely close to private or public water supplies, or otherwise fail to protect or pose a threat to public health, safety or the environment they will need to be upgraded. All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services provide cesspool services and repairs and have also done cesspool replacements when required. Today we have appointments for both cesspool repairs and services in Holliston, Millis, Canton, Wayland, Southborough, Boxborough and Stow MA. If you have a cesspool and need cesspool service, cesspool repairs or have any questions please do contact our Norton office on 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

 

Commercial Septic System Design

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have qualified and experienced septic system engineers who can assist you with septic system design, either to improve or expand upon an existing septic system or to design an entirely new septic system either to replace a failed septic system or for a new build.

Today we have a septic system design meeting with a commercial property owner in Stow, MA who needs specific septic system designs for that property. We have extensive experience throughout the region providing septic system designs for both residential and commercial properties and have recently provided designs for properties in Spencer, Dudley, Reading, Otis and Brimfield, MA.

If you need a septic system design or if you have any questions about septic systems please do contact our Norton office on 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

 

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Tips for Commercial Septic System Property Owners

commercial septic systemMost of the customer care information that you will find online with regard to septic systems is geared toward residential consumers.

Commercial septic system users have a completely unique set of guidelines, care tips and maintenance schedules that they need to adhere to in order to keep their systems in healthy running order. There are many commercial businesses that use septic systems including restaurants, schools, hospitals, beauty shops and laundry facilities.

Wastewater and Water Usage

One of the biggest concerns for both residential and commercial clients is water usage and the amount of wastewater it adds to the system. Commercial systems that discharge less than 10,000 gallons of sanitary wastewater each day fall under the Massachusetts Title 5 regulation and all of the associated requirements. This includes Title 5 Inspections and rules regarding cleaning, usage and pumping, as well as repairs or upgrades of failed systems.

However, commercial systems that discharge industrial wastewater or anything other than sanitary wastewater must first store the non-sanitary wastewater in an industrial wastewater holding tank. These businesses must apply for a permit to use the industrial wastewater holding tank. Any sanitary wastewater from these same commercial businesses can continue to be discharged into an on-site system. The point is just to separate the non-sanitary wastewater from the on-site system for proper processing.

Industry-Specific Issues

Certain types of commercial businesses must address specific issues that are related to their unique industry. For example, according to Massachusetts State Law, printers, photo processors and dry cleaners must be certified under the Environmental Results Program (ERP), which is a program for streamlined permitting and compliance, due to the types of chemicals and industrial waste produced by their facilities. Other types of businesses will have other types of requirements under the law.

Beauty Shops

Under Massachusetts law, these facilities are able to utilize a septic system for toilet waste and regular shampoo water as long as they are using less than the 10,000 gallons per day limit. Wastewater that comes from chemical treatments, such as hair color, perms, straighteners, etc., must be store in an industrial wastewater holding tank with a permit from MassDEP. To faciliate this, beauty shop owners can choose to direct all sinks to the holding tank or use a special sink that has been separately plumbed for use with chemical treatments to ensure that the wastewater goes to the holding tank.

Hospitals

As long as it remains under the 10,000 gallon per day threshold, hospitals can send all sanitary wastewater from sinks, showers, toilets and laundry to a septic system. In most cases, however, hospitals will use much more than 10,000 gallons per day. Lab waste is considered to be industrial wastewater and must be stored in a MassDEP permitted holding tank.

Laundry Facilities

Again, as long as sink and toilet waste are sanitary and under the 10,000 gallons per day maximum, this type of business can send their wastewater to an on-site septic system. However, any wastewater from the laundry itself must be stored in a permitted MassDEP industrial wastewater holding tank. Businesses that offer both laundry and drycleaning services must fall under the regulation of a Dry Cleaner and are required to be certified under the ERP.

Office Buildings

As long as no chemicals or otherwise considered industrial wastewater is being produced, most office buildings are eligible to use an on-site septic system for sanitary wastewater that results from toilet waste, sinks and showers as long as it is under the 10,000 gallons per day limit. In this case, no other permitting or certification would be required.

Restaurants

Sanitary wastewater under 10,000 gallons per day can be discharged into a septic system if it comes from sink or toilet waste. Due to the food preparation and cooking that goes on in this type of business, all restaurants are required by Massachusetts State Law to install grease traps that can handle the wastewater that comes from the food preparation stations in the kitchen. All restaurant grease traps should be inspected on a monthly basis and must be cleaned once the grease level hits 25% of capacity or every three months.

Grocery Stores

As long as they use less than 10,000 gallons of water per day, grocery stores can discharge the wastewater from sinks and toilets to a septic system. Food preparation areas must have grease traps installed and, as with restaurants, should be inspected monthly and cleaned every three months or when the grease level reaches 25% of capacity.

Call a Professional Service

If you run a commercial business in the State of Massachusetts, you should contact a professional septic system service to ensure that you are working within the parameters of local law. All-Clear Septic & Wastewater has over 15 years of experience servicing, inspecting, repairing and cleaning septic systems for commercial and residential customers all over Massachusetts and Rhode Island.   Call us today at 508-763-4431 for a professional consultation and evaluation of your septic system and help you stay on top of it all with our Preventative Maintenance Program. Visit www.allclearseptic.com