All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have expertise in many areas so that we can bring our customers the best possible septic services. For example we need landscaping and plant knowledge because septic systems, very often, are located in a customers yard with the landscaping and planting as one would expect. However it is this landscaping that can cause problems. For example trees often have root systems that go far beyond where a homeowner expected when they first planted a tree seedling. Roots can infiltrate a septic drain field and really cause a lot of trouble. Roots even tend to grow toward drain fields because it is their job to find water for the tree. Today we are providing a drain field septic repair for a customer in Attleboro MA whose tree roots have caused damage to the piping that is necessary for their leach field to work correctly. It is really advisable to only have grass growing on your leach field and not plant large bushes or trees on it to prevent these sorts of septic repairs being necessary. We also have other septic repair appointments in North Attleboro, Wrentham, Franklin, Bellingham and Blackstone MA. If you require a septic repair or if you have any questions about septic systems please do contact our Norton office on 508 763 4431 or visit All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services provide a septic inspection for a property in Sharon MA every 3 years. This not because they are buying and selling every few years but because it is a condominium with more than 5 units and therefore needs to have a septic inspection every 3 years as stated by Mass Gov:
“ Condominiums with 5 or more units – all systems must be inspected every 3 years”
For more information see Mass Gov Website
The condominium association are happy to have us come and inspect their septic system on a repeat basis because they know we provide a thorough and professional septic inspection and will continue to do so for many years. We have other septic inspections scheduled today in Canton, Stoughton, Hingham, Norwell and Hanover MA. 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 All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services are happy to take on the responsibility of maintaining your septic system so you don’t need to concern yourself with it. We schedule quarterly, biannual or annual appointments with our customers who are on our preventative maintenance plans so we can monitor and maintain their septic systems. The regularity of septic services depends on the customer, their needs and the type of system that they have. For example a Dunkin Doughnuts restaurant requires more frequent service appointments than a small summer cottage that is not used year round. Today we have septic services scheduled for customers in Rochester, Seekonk, Fall River, Freetown and Swansea MA. If you would be interested in our preventative maintenance program or wish to schedule a septic service or have questions contact our Norton office on 508 763 4431 or visit All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services know more than anyone would ever usually wish to know about septic systems and the waste that goes into them. Today we are at a customer location in Westport MA providing a septic repair because the waste that they have introduced to their septic system has actually harmed it. Most people would not know that a septic system is more than just a tank for waste. They are a balanced system that uses bacteria to reduce sludge and sulfite buildup. Our client had been using a strong household cleaner that has upset this balance and lead to septic drain field problems. It is always a good idea to make sure that if you wish to use strong cleaners that they are labeled ‘septic safe’. There are are also homemade cleaners that can be very effective and not damage your septic system. Baking soda mixed with other all natural ingredients can be used as an environmentally safe and natural cleaner for your toilet, sinks, tub, and drains. Using baking soda instead of harsh chemical cleaners such as bleach will keep all that important bacteria from being killed off. The good bacteria in your septic system is necessary because it breaks down all the waste that comes through the pipes. Without the good bacteria you will end up with clogs, back-ups and odors that wear away at your septic tank and eventually cause a septic system emergency.
Using baking soda is very easy. You can mix about a 1/4 cup of baking soda with 1/2 cup of vinegar and 2 tablespoons lemon to make your own natural cleaning agent. The baking soda will fizz up to help get the dirt and grime in your tub and drains.
We have other septic repairs scheduled today in New Bedford, Fairhaven, Mattapoisett and Marion MA. If you think you have a septic problem and may require a septic repair or if you have any questions about septic systems or septic repairs please do contact us on 508 763 4431 or visit All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services are in Sharon MA today providing a Title 5 Septic Inspection for a homeowner who plans to sell their home. They are required to have a valid Title 5 inspection on their property before the Title can be transferred by The State of Massachusetts. For more information see the Mass Gov Website.
Our client has wisely chosen to have their septic inspection done as early as possible in the sale process because they know that once it is completed it is valid for 2 years so there is nothing to stop them doing it early. They can then have the benefit of using it as a selling point for their property. They can show that their system is in good working order which may aleve any fears potential buyers may have about the home having an individual septic system, especially if they have never had a home with one before or if they are first time buyers. Also if the inspection does highlight any problems with their septic system they have the time to have the work done before they put the house up for sale or before the sale is done, if they choose, or include the work to be done as a part of the sale.
We have other Title 5 Septic inspection appointments scheduled today in Foxboro, Mansfield, Norton, Taunton and Rehoboth MA. If you wish to schedule a septic inspection or if you have any questions about your septic system please do contact our Norton office on 508 763 4431 or visit All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services knows that regular maintenance is the single most important consideration in making sure your septic system, whether it is a conventional septic system, an innovative/alternative system, or a cesspool, works well over time. Regular septic pumping helps prevent solids from escaping into the drainfield and clogging soil pores. It is advisable to have your septic pumped every 3 – 5 years depending on various factors including the size of your tank and the water usage of your property. If you have a garbage disposal you will need to have your system pumped much more regularly, ideally annually.
Surprisingly some property owners with septic systems do not realise that septic systems need to be regular septic pumping and believe that if they haven’t had any problems then their system doesn’t need a pump out. Unfortunately this is a serious and sometimes costly misconception. As your system is used, solid materials settle to the bottom of the tank, forming a sludge layer. Grease and lightweight materials float to the surface of the septic tank as scum. Normally, properly designed tanks have enough space for up to three to five years’ safe accumulation of sludge. When the sludge level increases beyond this point, sewage has less time to settle properly before leaving the tank. As the sludge level increases, more solid wastes escape into the soil absorption system (SAS). If the SAS becomes so clogged that it cannot absorb liquid at the rate at which it enters the tank, the plumbing will “back up” or unsanitary wastewater will bubble to the surface. Nobody wants this to happen at their property, whether it is a private residence or commercial location so make sure that if you have a septic system that you have it regularly pumped and if you do not know if it is needed please do contact us where we will be happy to speak to you. We have septic pumping scheduled for customers today in Sharon, Marshfield, Hingham, Hanson, Stoughton and Hanover MA. If you wish to schedule a septic pump out or if you have any questions about septic system maintenance, septic pumping or your septic system please do contact our Norton, MA office on 508-763-4431 or visit All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services are always here to help homeowners with their septic problems. However you need to be aware that you have a septic problem before you know that you need someone to come and fix it.
Some signs of a septic issue are:
- Muddy soil or pools of wastewater around your septic tank or soil absorption system.
- Very green or lush grass a vegetation on your leach field or near your septic tank.
- Sewage smells around your system or inside your house.
- Backups when you do laundry, take showers, or flush the toilet.
If you see these signs it is never a good idea to wait to have them looked at. A small septic problem with an easy and inexpensive repair can become a much larger, more expensive and more disruptive problem if left unaddressed. We have extensive experience locating and repairing septic problems. We have septic repairs scheduled today in Acushnet, Freetown, Lakeville, Norton and Rochester MA. If you need a septic repair or if you have any questions about your septic system please do contact our Norton office on 508-763-4431 or visit
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All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services know that in many places in Massachusetts we have seen a LOT of rain and it doesn’t seem to be stopping just yet. We can carry out septic inspections in most weather but if you are planning to move house and have a septic inspection scheduled you do not need to worry if it seems that severe weather will make it impossible for us to carry out your Title 5 Septic Inspection. On the Mass Gov website it states that:
“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 the Mass Gov Website
We have Title 5 Septic inspections scheduled today in North Attleboro, Foxboro, Wrentham, Sharon, Mansfield and Norton, 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 All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services knows that septic systems are a complete mystery to many of us and, to be honest, that really is not a problem most of the time. Even if you have a septic system as long as you are maintaining it and know how to ‘use’ it you really don’t need to know the specifics. However it is always advisable to stay observant and aware and if you are unsure if you have a problem or have a septic concern run it past a septic professional. At All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services we are always happy to answer any questions that you may have and discuss your septic concerns and make suggestions. If it becomes apparent that you need a septic repair we can schedule an appointment. Once we have assessed the condition of your septic system, we will present you with a range of options designed to correct any identified issues. These may include one or more of the following:
- Replacement of damaged or missing baffle
- Installation of effluent filter and service riser
- Installation of pumping access riser and cover
- Installation of curtain drains
- Replacement of deteriorated components
- Repair or replacement of damaged components
- Removal of accumulated solids in leach field piping
- Removal of plant and tree roots in leach field piping
- Installation and service of the White Knight™ Microbial Inoculator/Generator
- Diversion of water softener/conditioner backwash discharges
- Detailed explanation of our Septic Use Guidelines
Today we have septic repair appointments in Attleboro, Norton, Mansfield, Sharon, Stoughton and Bridgewater MA. If you have a septic concern or wish to schedule a septic repair appointment please do contact our Norton Office on 508-763-4431 or visit All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services in addition to servicing and repairing septic systems also has licensed septic inspectors who can provide septic inspections and septic assessments when requested. The majority of our septic system inspections are carried out because a property owner is selling their property and it has not had an inspection within the last 2 years so it is required to have one. Our inspector will use use the MassDEP-approved inspection form and submit it within 30 days of the inspection. For most systems, the Inspector is responsible for submitting the inspection report directly to the Board of Health. The buyer must also receive a copy from the seller of the property. In some cases, inspection reports must be submitted to authorities other than the Board of Health. For more information see the Mas Gov buying or selling a property with a septic system guide.
We will always advise people who are selling a property with a septic system to have their septic inspection done early. This is because Inspections in connection with a property sale generally are good for 2 years (If a system is pumped annually and the pumping records are available, an inspection is valid for 3 years). Therefore you can have this done well before you have a buyer and it will therefore be completed and not cause delays later on in your sale and will be a selling point for your realtor when advertising the property because the prospective buyers know that the system has passed its septic system inspection. Today we have septic inspections scheduled in Sharon, Wrentham, North Attleboro, Seekonk and Attleboro MA. If you require a septic inspection or if you have any questions about septic systems please do contact us at our Norton office on 508-763-4431 or visit All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services