All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have Septic Inspections scheduled today in Acushnet, Rochester, Carver, Middleboro and Lakeville, MA. If you are moving and need to schedule an inspection, it is not advisable to delay. An inspection is usually valid for 2 years, so once you have it you can insure that this requirement will not cause any unexpected delays later in the sale process. If you wish to arrange an inspection please do contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have Title 5 Inspections scheduled today in Boxborough, Maynard, Acton and Stow, MA. All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services are regularly referred by Realtors to their clients because they know we provide a quality, efficient and reliable service, and are happy to work with us on a recurring basis. If you need to schedule a Title 5 Inspection or have any questions please do contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have a Septic System Installation starting today in Tiverton, RI. All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services produced the initial Septic System Design for the customer and then continued to do the Installation. If you require a new Septic system or need to replace an existing septic system, please do contact our office to discuss your options or to arrange an appointment at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com
Toxic cleaners and harsh chemicals are all around us. They can cause havoc with your septic system. Your septic system relies on natural microorganisms to break down the effluent which flows into your septic tank. Harsh chemicals found in many cleaners such as bleach can kill some of these naturally occurring organisms. What’s a better solution? You can make your own household cleaners out of natural ingredients you can find in your home.
You can make your own drain cleaners, toilet bowl cleaners, counter spray, etc. out of natural and gentle ingredients which are better for your environment as well as family and child friendly. At this time of year, they also make great Christmas gifts, especially when decorative bottles and containers are used.
Here are some great recipes to try:
All Purpose Cleaner
- 2 cups white distilled vinegar
- 2 cups water
- 20-30 or more drops of essential oil (optional)
Suggested uses: hard surfaces like countertops and kitchen floors, windows and mirrors.
Tip: Warming in microwave until barely hot will boost cleaning power for tough jobs. Only microwave in a glass container.
Creamy Soft Scrub
- 2 cups baking soda
- ½ cup to 2/3 cup liquid castile soap*
- 4 teaspoons vegetable glycerin (acts as a preservative)
- 5 drops antibacterial essential oil such as lavender, tea tree, rosemary or any scent you prefer (optional)
Mix together and store in a sealed glass jar, shelf life of 2 years. Dry soft scrubs can be made with baking soda or salt (or combination of both) with 10-15 drops essential oil to scent.
Suggested uses: Use this creamy soft scrub on kitchen counters, stoves, bathroom sinks, etc.
- 1 cup soap flakes
- 1/2 cup washing soda
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 1-2 tbsp. oxygen bleach (optional for extra whitening power)
Soap flakes can be made by grating your favorite pure vegetable soap with a cheese grater. Mix ingredients together and store in a glass container. Use 1 tablespoon per load (2 for heavily soiled laundry), wash in warm or cold water
For soft water: use 1 cup soap flakes, 1/4 cup washing soda and 1/2 cup baking soda. For hard water: use 1 cup soap flakes, 1 cup washing soda, and 1 cup baking soda.
Note: This recipe can be safely used in HE washers..
Tips: Add 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar to rinse as a fabric softener. For a whitener, use hydrogen peroxide rather than bleach. Soak your dingy white clothes for 30 minutes in the washer with 1/2 cup 3% peroxide. Launder as usual.
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup white distilled vinegar
- 20-30 drops lemon essential oil
Shake well before using (2 teaspoons lemon juice may be substituted for lemon oil but then must be stored in refrigerator).
Dip a clean, dry cloth into the polish and rub wood in the direction of the grain. Use a soft brush to work the polish into corners or tight places.
Tips: To remove water spots rub well with toothpaste. To remove scratches use 1 part lemon juice and 1 part oil, rub with soft cloth.
Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Sprinkle toilet bowl with baking soda, drizzle with vinegar, let soak for at least 30 minutes and scrub with toilet brush.
Tip: Let ingredients soak for a while to make for easy scrubbing, especially on persistent stains like toilet bowl rings.
- ½ cup baking soda
- ½ cup vinegar
- 1/2cup salt
Pour baking soda down the drain and follow with vinegar. Cover and let sit for at least 30 minutes. Flush with boiling water.
Tip: Prevent your shower from clogging by using a drain trap to catch hairs.
These recipes can be found on womensvoices.org
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services is available to answer all your questions on your septic system and what you should or should not put in it. Call them at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have septic pumping scheduled for customers in Wrentham, Plainville, Attleboro and North Attleboro today. It is advisable to have your Septic System pumped every 3 – 5 years depending on various factors, including usage and the size of your system. If you are unsure, require more information, or wish to schedule septic pumping, please contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have Septic Pumping scheduled today in Bolton, Marlborough, Bellingham and Franklin MA. Septic Systems need to be pumped regularly, every 3 – 5 years is recommended, but how often depends on a variety of factors, including usage and the size of your tank. If you think your system may need to be pumped, contact our offices for further information where we will gladly help and schedule an appointment if necessary. Call us at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com
Christmas can be tough on your septic system. There are the Christmas guests who come to stay. Guests bring extra water usage. Laundry increases as well as showers and bathing. The dishwasher is always running with all the extra dishes from the great, festive meals and goodies that Christmas brings.
Here are some tips to keep your septic system running smoothly and avoid overuse and costly repairs.
- Be extra careful with water use during the winter months, shorter showers, smaller baths, etc. Ask your guests to conserve water and keep showers to a minimum.
- Fix any dripping taps and leaking toilet valves before winter.
- Check that no roof water or surface water (manhole covers should be higher than any puddles) enters the system.
- Buy a set of draining rods before the holidays or put them on your Christmas ‘wish list’. They are invaluable to anyone with a private drainage system and can save you a fortune when drains are blocked.
- Fill a plastic bottle with water and put it in the toilet tank. Make sure it doesn’t interfere with the flushing mechanism. This will reduce the volume of water per flush.
- Have your septic tank pumped just before the visitors arrive. This gives the soakaway a breathing space to drain away completely.
- Spread the washing out, using FULL loads, over a period of days. Saving all the laundry for washing day is not a good plan.
- Look at the labels. Only choose eco-friendly cleaning products. Avoid antibacterial soap and detergents. It can kill the good bacteria in your system.
- Try hand washing the greasy items in a bowl and throwing the water on the garden. It won’t harm your plants.
- Use air fresheners in the bathroom.
- If you do get a fat blockage in the drains, DO NOT use harsh drain cleaning products as they are harmful to your septic tank. Or better yet, use homemade recipes made from natural ingredients. Try using draining rods instead or call in the professionals at All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services.
- Prevention is the key to having a great holiday season. Be prepared and you can spend the holidays enjoying your family and friends and the magic of the season. Let All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services take the worry out of your holidays.
- You can reach us at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services are scheduled for remediation of a septic system in Cumberland, RI today. We have experience with septic system remediation in RI and can use this expertise to professionally, efficiently and promptly restore your septic system to working order. If you need more information or to schedule an appointment contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have Title 5 Inspections scheduled today in Attleboro, Rehoboth, Mansfield and Norton, MA. We have been referred by Realtors to their clients to perform Title 5 Inspections because they know we provide professional, prompt and reliable service to their clients, so their are confident in referring us. If you need to schedule a Title 5 Inspection please contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services are cleaning septic systems in Jamestown and North Kingstown, RI today. To increase the longevity of your septic system and ensure that it is working efficiently it is recommended that you carry out regular maintenance including septic cleaning. If you need to schedule an appointment contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com