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Septic System and Cesspool Services

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have septic system services and cesspool services today in Attleboro, Norton, Dighton, Berkley, Freetown, Acushnet and Rochester, MA.  The official website for the executive office of Energy and Environmental affairs in Massachusetts states:

 

“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.  A conventional septic system has a tank where solids can settle and begin to degrade, a distribution box, and a soil absorption system (SAS) that further treats the effluent by removing some of the bacteria, viruses, phosphorus, and nitrogen.”
We have the experience to service both systems so if your cesspool or septic system require service of if you have any questions please do contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

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Septic Repairs on All Aspects of Your Septic System

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have septic repairs for customers in Marlborough, Wayland, Bolton, Hudson, Berlin, Stow and Maynard, MA.  We have experience working on many septic systems with various problems including issues with septic pumps, leach or drain fields, D-Box, and cesspools. If you have concerns that your septic system is not working correctly, it is not advisable to wait to have it looked at.  Signs that your system has problems could be sewage smells on your property, toilet or drain backup, slow running drains, puddling on your leach field, and very lush or green leach field compared to the rest of your yard.  If you have questions or wish to schedule an appointment please do contact our office at508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

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Protecting Your Septic System During the Winter Months

winter septic systemHow can you protect your septic system during the winter months?  Freezing can become an issue when the temperatures start to drop. The most vulnerable components are the pipes leading from the house into the septic tank.  Leaky fixtures such as faucets and toilets can keep a steady drip through the pipes which could freeze, blocking the pipes.  Other components which can potentially freeze are the tank, pipes leading to the drainfield and the drainfield itself.

Snow itself is a great insulator over your septic tank and leachfield.  Make sure you do not drive over your tank and leachfield.  Compacted snow can drive down the frost and increase your chances of freezing.  Driving over your leachfield and septic system is never a good idea in any season.  It can lead to damage to your system.    Grass is always a good choice for over your septic system or mulch if grass is not available.  It is a great insulator without deep roots to interfere with or damage your system.

Systems which are in use have a lesser possibility of freezing since liquid is always flowing through the system.  Homes which are used seasonally or sporadically have  a greater risk for freezing since the system is dormant much of the time.

Fixing leaky faucets and toilets before winter sets in can greatly lessen your chances of freezing occurring and also conserve water.  This can save you from costly repairs down the road.

If you suspect you have a problem, call a professional right away.  All Clear Septic and Wastewater  Services has 24 emergency services for help with any septic emergency.  They can evaluate your system and make repairs if needed.   They also offer a great maintenance program to keep your septic system running smoothly year round.  Call them with all your questions at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

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Septic Cleaning by All Clear Septic

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have Septic Cleaning scheduled in Bourne, Sandwich, Mashpee, Falmouth, Plymouth and Carver, MA.  To keep your septic system working correctly, to increase the longevity of your septic system, and to decrease the likelihood of costly repairs, it is advisable to maintain your septic system and to schedule septic cleaning.  If you have questions about septic cleaning or you wish to schedule an appointment please do contact our office at508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

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Septic First Maintenance Inspections in Rhode Island

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have septic first maintenance inspections today in Burrillville, Scituate, Coventry, West Greenwich, Richmond and Charlestown, RI.  The purpose of a First Maintenance Septic 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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Voluntary Inspections by All Clear Septic

voluntary inspections All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have septic inspections scheduled today in Wayland, Holliston, Upton, Bellingham, Uxbridge, Blackstone and Sutton, MA.  We have inspections scheduled for property owners who are selling homes with septic systems that need inspections but also for a system owner who has requested a voluntary inspection.  This is a voluntary assessment of the condition and operability of the system performed.  The results of voluntary inspections do not have to be submitted to the Board of Health or MassDEP.  If you need a septic inspection or have any questions about septic inspections please do contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

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Schedule Your Title 5 Inspection with All Clear Septic

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have Title 5 Septic Inspections scheduled today in Freetown, Acushnet, Rochester, Mattapoisett, Fairhaven, Westport and New Bedford, MA.  When a property in Massachusetts with a septic system is sold, a Title 5 Inspection will usually need to be done by a licensed inspector.  We have extensive experience doing septic inspections for single family and multi family homes and commercial properties.  If you need a Title 5 Inspection to be done, do not delay in having it carried out because it is valid for 2 years and once completed you do not need to be worried that it could cause delays in the sale process.  If you need to schedule a Title 5 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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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

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Septic Functional Inspection

All Clear Septic and Wastewater ServicesAll Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have Septic Functional Inspections today in Charlestown, South Kingstown, Hopkinton, Narragansett, Richmond and West Greenwich, RI.  The functional septic inspection is used to determine whether a system is adequate to serve the wastewater disposal needs of the household.  The 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.  If you need to schedule a functional 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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Happy Valentine’s Day from All Clear Septic

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services wishes its customers and friends a Happy Valentine’s Day!  On a day when love is in the air you do not want to be concerning yourself with septic maintenance, so consider having All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services give your septic system a service for you.  We are doing septic system services today for customers in Norton, Attleboro, Rehoboth, Seekonk, Dighton, Berkley and Mansfield, MA.  We service septic systems on a quarterly, biannual, or annual basis.  Septic system owners do not even usually need to be present for the service. We can take that chore away so you can focus on more pleasant things on Valentine’s Day.  For more information or to schedule a septic system service please do contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com