Septic Pump Repairs In A Snow Storm

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services can see the snow is falling outside and we expect around 12 inches at our Norton MA Office today. We always have plenty of work todo however even if we are not out in the field. For example one of our technicians is going to be repairing and refurbishing septic pumps today in our onsite workshop. We work with many septic pump brands including HiBlow, Blue Diamond and FujiClean Septic Pumps. Septic pumps are sometimes required within a property’s septic system. Some septic systems can operate with gravity alone or, where topographic considerations require, with inclusion of a septic pump. If you require a septic repair or if you have questions about your septic system or septic pump please do contact our Norton office on 508-763-4431 or visit http://www.allclearseptic.com

Title 5 Septic Inspections Can Be Rearranged If Weather Conditions Prevent An Inspection

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services know that moving home can be one of the most stressful events in your life. If you are selling a property with a septic system that just adds one more thing that needs to be addressed before you can move. However what you don’t need to be concerned about is the weather effecting your septic inspection. If it seems that the weather will make it impossible for us to carry out your Title 5 Septic Inspection the state has made provisions for that as specified on the Mass 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 Bolton, Berlin, Clinton, Sterling, Marlborough and Hudson MA. If for any reason the inspection can not take place we will always endeavour 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

Septic Repairs Necessary Because of Storm Damage and For Other Reasons

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services know, just like all other New Englanders, that storms and weather are a part of living in this region. However the severe storms that we have had recently have resulted in property damage and clean up which can affect septic systems just like other parts of your property. Just like with other parts of your home or business it is never wise to ignore signs of a problem and hope it might go away. Signs of a septic problem can include:

  • All of the drains from the house are slow
  • There is a persistent wet area over the leach field
  • Sewage is surfacing in the area of the septic tank or distribution box
  • There is sewage seeping through the foundation
  • The liquid level in the leach field is at the top of the crushed rock layer, the chambers or other underground structures
  • The vegetation over the leach field is greener and more lush than over adjacent areas in the yard
  • There is sewage odor in the yard at times or constantly
  • There is flow back from the leach field when the septic tank is pumped
  • The septic tank needs to be pumped frequently
  • The septic tank discharge baffle is damaged or missing
  • Rain water seems to take longer to disappear over the leach field than over adjacent areas in the yard
  • Well water is contaminated

Today we have septic repairs scheduled for customers in Raynham, Dighton, Berkley, Taunton and Norton MA. If you require a septic repair or if you have concerns that you wish to discuss please do contact our Norton office on 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

Septic Inspections for Property Sales and Also Property Renovations

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services has hundreds of septic inspections scheduled each year, often with property owners who have a septic system and need their system to be inspected before they can proceed with the sale of that property. However we do have inspections scheduled for other reasons. Today we have septic inspections scheduled in Sturbridge, Brookfield, Oxford, Spencer, Paxton, Ware and Hubbardston MA and one of those is not for a client who is selling their property. Instead they have been renovating their property and require an inspection because their extensive renovations require a building permit. As explained on the Mas Gov Website:

‘These situations require a system inspection only if the modification requires a building permit or occupancy permit. For example:

  • adding a bedroom to a house
  • adding seats to a restaurant
  • changing the type of business operating at a commercial location.

Check with your Building Department or Board of Health to find out if your modification meets these requirements.

Any change in the footprint of a building also requires an inspection to determine the location of the system, to ensure that construction will not be located on top of any system components or on the reserve area. Check with your local Board of Health.’

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

If you require a septic inspection or if you have any questions about septic systems, Title 5 or Septic inspections please do contact our Norton office on 508-763-4431 or visit http://www.allclearseptic.com

Leach Field Problem Identified and Repaired

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have been contacted by a client in North Attleboro who suspects that they have a leach field problem. They have noticed a sewage smell in their yard around the leach field area and there is a consistent wet, sogginess on the field. Other signs that you may have a problem can include lush vegetation over the leach field, frequent pumping of the tank being required, and/or slow drains.

Leach fields fail for two primary reasons. The main reason is referred to as biological clogging. This is the development of a biomat beneath the drainfield that eventually prevents the liquid or effluent from entering the underlying soil. This biomat is a combination of fine organic solids that have been carried out of the septic tank and the remnants of anaerobic bacteria. These bacteria originate in the human intestinal tract and enter the septic system with the waste products. 95% of all leach field failures are biological. The second primary reason is referred to as a mechanical failure. This could be a structural collapse of the leach field piping or chambers, root intrusion, or fine non-organic materials that are washed down to the bottom of the leach field and seal the soil.

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have many years experience identifying and repairing leach field problems and will find locate and repair our client’s leach field problem. We have other septic repair appointments today in Wrentham, Middleboro, Mansfield and Norton MA. If you suspect that you have a septic problem or if you have questions about your septic system please do contact our Norton office on 508-763-4431 or visit http://www.allclearseptic.com

Septic Pumping Is Essential Septic System Maintenance

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services not only installs septic systems and repairs septic systems but also provides essential septic system maintenance – perhaps most importantly septic pumping. Septic Systems must be pumped periodically to remain operating correctly. Even if your system seems to be working correctly you do not want to wait it until it shows evidence of septic problems before you choose to pump your system. By then you could have a large septic problem which may require an expensive septic repair whereas staying on top of your septic pumping schedule will ensure that you are doing the most important part of maintaining your septic system. Septic systems do not need to be pumped that often, if fact if you pump too frequently you can harm your septic system by removing the beneficial bacteria that is required to process your waste. A properly maintained septic system should only be pumped every 2-5 years, as needed, to avoid removing the “good” bacteria and keep the system running smoothly. You only need to have your system pumped annually if you have a garbage disposal. Today we have septic pumping appointments in Oxford, Sturbridge, Oxford, Ware, Spencer and Hubbardston MA. If it has been over three years since you had your septic tank pumped, give All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services call at our Norton office on 508-763-4431 for an evaluation and to set up quick and easy pumping arrangements.

Septic Inspections In Whatever Weather New England Throws At Us

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services are welcoming in March with a hope for continued warmer weather and spring to be nearly with us. However even when it’s wet or cold outside we are still able to perform many septic services for our clients including septic inspections. We have been working in New England for many years so we have experience working in the many different weather conditions that are thrown at us, sometimes on the same day! In this time we have gained an excellent reputation for the quality of our work and the reliability of our service. This is essential when a large potion of our work comes from word of mouth and referrals from other satisfied customers. Today we have septic inspections for customers who are selling homes in Berlin, Bolton, Clinton, Hudson, Marlborough, Sterling and Paxton MA. Some of these inspections have come from referrals from our client’s realtors who have recommended our services to their sellers. We have worked with many realtors in this region and they are happy to refer our services to their clients because they know that All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services provide reliable, through and professional inspections for their clients punctually on their schedule. If you require a septic inspection or if you have any questions about septic inspections please do contact our Norton office on 508-763-4431 or visit

Septic Engineering Services Available including PERC Tests, Septic Design and Septic Improvements

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have trained septic experts who can assist property owners with their septic engineering requirements. We can assist with services to improve or repair your property such as soil evaluations, septic design and land use planning, septic improvements such as installation of risers, covers or filters and construction layouts for large or small commercial developments. Today we are conducting a soil evaluation for a customer in Attleboro MA. The soil evaluation will determine if the client’s building site is suitable for a conventional septic system and is typically called a “perc test’ or “perk test” (a percolation test). Traditional septic systems only work if the soil in the leach area is sufficiently permeable that it can readily absorb the liquid effluent flowing into it. Also, there must be sufficient ‘good’ soil from the bottom of the leach pipes to the rock or impervious hardpan below, or to the water table. Less commonly, a site can fail because the soil is too permeable, allowing the effluent to reach the groundwater before it is fully treated. Very steep slopes are also unsuitable for a conventional leach field. The specific standards vary from town to town, but any of these characteristics can prohibit the use of a standard gravity-fed septic system. All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have extensive experience with various types of septic system so there are always alternative systems that can be used if the perc test does show some unfavourable results for a conventional system. We also have extensive experience with towns in this region so we know the individual requirements for different towns. We have other septic engineering appointments today in Norton, Rehoboth, Raynham and Dighton MA. If you would be interested in our septic engineering services or if you have any questions about septic engineering please do contact our Norton office on 508-763-4431 or visit http://www.allclearseptic.com

Voluntary Septic Inspections Give You An Assessment Of The Condition Of Your System

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services conducts hundreds of septic inspections each year for property owners who are selling their home or business and are on town sewer. This is because in the state of Massachusetts a septic inspection is required:

“Within 2 years before a sale. If weather conditions prevent inspection at the time of a sale, the inspection must take place within 6 months afterward”

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

However not all inspections that we carryout are for people who are selling a property. We have a voluntary septic inspection today for a property owner in Westport MA who wants to have a greater understanding of the condition of their septic system. As specified on the Mass Gov website:

“A system owner may choose voluntarily to have an assessment of the condition of the system even if there is no requirement for an inspection. Results of these voluntary assessments are solely for the use of the owner, and do not need to be submitted to local Boards of Health or MassDEP.”

We also have septic inspections today in Marion, Mattapoisett, Fall River, New Bedford and Rehoboth MA. If you require a septic inspection, for any reason, or if you have questions about your septic system please do contact us at our Norton Office on 508-763-4431 or visit http://www.allclearseptic.com

Septic Services Including Sand Filter Services For Customers on Cape Cod, Massachusetts

All Clear Septic and Wastewater has septic services scheduled for our customers today in Mashpee, Barnstable, Dennis, Bourne and Yarmouth MA. We have experience servicing different types of septic system including providing FAST Services, Singulair Services and FujiClean System Services. Today one of our services includes a sand filter service. A sand filter septic system is a good solution for waste water treatment problems in areas with insufficient soil. These systems consist of the septic tank, pump chamber, sand filter and drain field. Sand is used to make up for the inadequate amount of soil at the site. If you require a septic system service or if you have any questions about sand filters or any other type of septic system please do contact our Norton office on 508-763-4431 or visit http://www.allclearseptic.com