Many Benefits Of Having A Septic Inspection

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have certified septic inspectors with the most up to date equipment who are ready to provide our customers with thorough, reliable septic inspections. If your property is not on town sewer it is essential that your septic system is working correctly to ensure that your waste is being processed correctly. Also when you are selling a property Title 5 requires a septic inspection to have been done within the last two years. Unless you have a new home or bought your property in the last two years this will usually mean that you will need to have a septic inspection carried out before Title to the property can be transferred. The benefit is that once you have had the inspection done it is good for two years so you can have the inspection carried out at the start of your selling process and once it is completed that is a selling point and wont cause delays later on. So it is always advisable to have your septic inspection done as soon as you decide you are selling your property. Other benefits of an inspection include:

  • Keeping you informed of the status of your septic system. Your system must be maintained to ensure it continues to operate correctly. The inspection will notify you if it is time to have your septic pumped or for any other maintenance
  • An Inspection will identify any repairs that need to be done to your system. Spotting small septic problems can result in a quick, easy and inexpensive repair in contrast to a large, messy and expensive repair if a problem is left to get more extensive.
  • If you are selling your property it provides a home buyer with a detailed report of the location and condition of your septic system components at the time of the inspection. The data collected assists the home buyer with their purchasing decision.

Today we have septic inspections scheduled in Fall River, Swansea, Rehoboth, Seekonk and Westport MA. If you live in Massachusetts and you have a septic system servicing your property and need a septic inspection or if you have any questions about septic inspections please do contact us at our Norton office on 508-763-4431 or visit http://www.allclearseptic.com

Septic Services Prevent Nasty Smells on Valentines Day

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services wishes Happy Valentines Day to all of our customers and friends. Love might be in the air today but what you don’t want is the smell of sewage to be in the air too. Regular septic maintenance and servicing of your septic system can help ensure that you won’t have any smelly surprises from your septic system because a repair is necessary. All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services are carrying out septic services for customers in Plymouth, Marshfield, Hingham, Scituate, Hanover and Halifax today. We can schedule appointments on a quarterly, biannual or annual basis depending on our customers’ needs and those of their septic system. If you don’t want to have the worry of looking after a septic system contact our office so we can explain our services and how they will benefit you on 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

Septic Repair Replacing A D-Box For A Customer in Attleboro

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have a septic repair scheduled today for a customer in Attleboro MA. We are replacing their distribution Box (D-Box). A D-Box is exactly as it sounds – it’s a box that moves, or distributes, treated wastewater from your septic tank into your leach field or drain field. It must be level and installed correctly or your watewater will not distribute evenly across your leach field and this can lead to over saturation and clogging which is not desirable. The d-box we are replacing was damaged when heavy equipment was mistakenly parked on top of it which broke and moved it. We have found that many property owners with septic systems while they know they have a septic tank sometimes forget that the leachfield and d-box are also essential parts of their septic system and must also be maintained. Here are a few simple tips to help you look after all parts of your septic system:

  • Minimize the use of the garbage disposal
  • Do not put grease down your drains
  • Spread loads of laundry out over time rather than doing multiple loads in a short period of time, and use liquid detergents rather than powdered detergents
  • Avoid excessively long showers
  • Avoid leaving tap water running when shaving, brushing teeth or doing other personal or household tasks
  • Do not flush medications, harmful chemicals, excessive amounts of bleach, harsh drain cleaners or degreasers
  • Have the septic tank pumped at least every three years
  • Do not add any septic systems cleaners, enzymes or additives
  • Remove water conditioning backwash discharges from the septic system
  • Do not plant trees and shrubs over leach fields
  • Do not flush personal products, paper towels, wipes or diapers
  • Do not clean or rinse paint brushes in the sinks
  • Equip all hot tubs, spas, whirlpool baths, etcetera with drain limiting valves that will only allow five gallons per minute to drain from fixture
  • Do not drive vehicles over leach fields

We also have septic repairs scheduled in Norton, Stoughton, Canton and Taunton MA and some of these repairs could have been avoided by following the above advice. If you have any questions about your septic system or if you need a septic repair please do contact our Norton office on 508-763-4431 or visit http://www.allclearseptic.com

Septic Pumping Is Essential Septic Maintenance

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services not only repairs, services and inspects septic systems but we also carry out the essential septic maintenance that is always required for your septic system – PUMPING. Regular pumping helps to prevent solids from escaping into your drainfield and clogging the soil. Normally a properly designed septic system has enough space for 3-5 years accumulation of sludge waste. Once waste reaches this point waste has less time to properly settle before leaving the tank into your leach field. This means that more solid waste will get into your leach field. As this becomes clogged liquid waste will not absorb at the rate which it enters the tank so plumbing can backup and waste will reach the surface. To avoid this unpleasant and expensive consequence of neglecting maintenance it is always a good idea to have your septic tank pumped every 3 – 5 years. If you have a garbage disposal you will need to have your septic tank pumped annually. The regularity that you have your system pumped will vary depending on various factors including the size of your septic tank and your water usage. For example a restaurant will need to have its septic pumped more regularly that a summer cottage which is only used in the warmer months. If you are unsure or have any questions please do contact our office where we will be happy to answer any questions that you have. Today we have septic pumping scheduled for property owners in Wrentham, Franklin, Foxboro, Mansfield and Sharon MA. If you need a septic pump out or if you have any questions about septic maintenance or septic systems please do contact our Norton office on  508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

Septic Design in Hingham Massachusetts

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services are providing a septic design for a customer in Hingham MA. Our customer requires a design for a septic system that will service a busy restaurant that is close to the waterfront. Our client has come to us because we have extensive experience working in this region and specifically in Hingham on septic systems. We know the state and town requirements and can therefore ensure that our septic design will meet all expectations both financially and environmentally and be within code. We also have experience with many types of septic system so we can design a septic system that will work with a customers’ specific requirements and constraints such as being close to waterfront. We have designed other septic systems recently for both commercial and private customers in Lynnfield, Rowley, Boxborough and Plainfield MA. If you require a septic 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

Title 5 Septic Inspections For Private Properies And A Condominium

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services provide Title 5 Septic Inspections to many customers in Massachusetts and most are either selling a property or buying a property. This is because a Title 5 Septic Inspection has to take place within 2 years before a sale. However there are other times that a Title 5 Septic Inspection is required. We are providing Title 5 Septic Inspections today in Acushnet, Fairhaven, Lakeville, Carver and Rochester MA for private properties and one condominium. As specified on the Mas Gov website:

  • “Condominiums with 5 or more units – all systems must be inspected every 3 years.
  • Condominiums with fewer units must either inspect all systems every 3 years, or the system serving the unit being transferred must be inspected within 2 years prior to transfer.”

For more information see: https://www.mass.gov/guides/buying-or-selling-property-with-a-septic-system

This condominium building has over 5 units so we are conducting the Title 5 Inspection which needs to be carried out because its last inspection was over 3 years ago. If you require a Title 5 Septic Inspection or if you have any questions about septic inspections please do contact our Norton office on 508-763-4431 or visit http://www.allclearseptic.com

Septic Services In Westport, Marion, Mattapoisett, New Bedford and Fall River

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services has septic services scheduled today in Westport, Marion, Mattapoisett, New Bedford and Fall River MA. We go to our clients’ for services on a quarterly, biannually or annual basis and the regularity of our services are determined by a number of factors. These include the type of system and the usage it gets. For example we would not service a small cottage that is only used through the summer on a quarterly basis but a busy restaurant that is open year round might need that level of attention. Essentially our services are designed to do the septic maintenance for you so you do not need to be concerned about your septic system. You can leave those hassles to us – be honest not many people want to spend a lot of time thinking about their septic system. You can also be sure that we will monitor your entire septic system so we can catch any septic concerns before they become a problem which can be especially important for our commercial clients.  If you have a business with a septic system septic problems can lean to costs not only in repairs but also in lost business while the problem is dealt with so regular services make septic problems much less likely. When we come to a property as long as we can access the system we do not even usually need a property owner to be present for the service. We truly make it effortless to maintain your septic system. If you would be interested in having a septic service or you have more questions about it please do contact our Norton office on 508-763-4431 or visit http://www.allclearseptic.com

Sometimes Title 5 Inspections May Be Rescheduled Due To Snow

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services know that in winter when it snows or the weather turns icy sometimes the Title 5 Inspections that we have scheduled may not take place. Whether our inspector or customer can not get to the location of the inspection or the septic system is not accessible or for another reason there is no need for property owners to panic when they need the inspection for a property sale. Massachusetts Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs know that we live in a state where the weather can, a regularly does, effect plans. Therefore it is stated on the Mas Gov website:

“If weather conditions prevent an inspection before a sale, Title 5 allows the inspection to be done up to 6 months afterwards, provided that the seller notifies the buyer in writing of the need to complete the inspection.” For more information see: https://www.mass.gov/guides/buying-or-selling-property-with-a-septic-system

We have Title 5 septic inspections scheduled today in Northborough, Upton, Hudson, Holliston, Uxbridge, Sutton and Oxford MA. If for any reason the inspection can not take place we will always endeavor to reschedule the inspection as quickly as possible at a time that is convenient. If you have any questions or wish to schedule a septic inspection please do contact our Norton Office on 508-763-4431 or visit http://www.allclearseptic.com

Cesspool Maintenance Helps Sustain The Integrity Of Your Environment

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services has cesspool maintenance appointments today in Hubbardston, Paxton, Sterling, Clinton, Berlin and Bolton MA. A cesspool is any pit or container that receives wastewater from a house or building. The term “cesspool” is usually used to refer to an open pit that is lined with rocks or concrete, but an underground tank or holding container that is not connected to a drainfield can also be defined as a cesspool. The main function of cesspools is the storage of wastewater. 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 only found servicing older properties because other more efficient means of waste treatment are now available. We provide cesspool services and repairs and have also provided cesspool replacement when required. We recently replaced a cesspool for a customer in Sturbridge MA because it was starting to pollute the local groundwater. Ongoing maintenance of your cesspool by having it serviced and having pumpouts is especially important because to sustain the integrity of the environment you need to ensure your cesspool is operating correctly and the surrounding area is not saturated. If you have any questions about cesspools or wish to schedule a cesspool service please do contact our office on 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

Septic Upgrades Can Extend The Life Of Your Septic System

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services knows that with the snow that fell yesterday and the forecast snow for the end of the week we are certainly still in the grips of winter here in New England. That is not to say that we close when it gets cold out. We still provide our septic services to our customers even in the winter time! Today we have septic repairs and septic upgrades scheduled for customers in Lakeville, Acushnet and Rehoboth MA. We are also adding a riser to the outlet of a septic tank for a customer in Rochester MA. Adding risers, covers and filters to your septic system will improve its effectiveness. When your septic system is more accessible, it is also much safer and more attractive. Once strong, durable risers and system covers are installed homeowners are able to provide easy access to the system for future septic repairs, septic upgrades or cleaning services, eliminating the need to dig and excavate the system each time it needs to be pumped. Another septic upgrade we can provide to customers is the addition of a effluent filter. Engineers, scientists and educators in the septic industry suggest that property owners install an effluent filter in the outlet tee of their septic tank to extend the life of their system. Coupled with a regular maintenance program, such as All Clear septic and Wastewater Services’ Preventative Maintenance Program, and professional pumping, your septic system could actually last indefinitely. Due to the high cost associated with replacing a septic system, this seemingly small upgrade to your system will pay off in a big way. If you would be interested in septic system upgrades or if you need a septic repair please do contact our Norton office on 508-763-4431 or visit http://www.allclearseptic.com