All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services

Prevention is Key to Avoid Septic System Problems

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services has septic repairs in Norton, Attleboro, Seekonk, Rehoboth, Dighton, Berkley, and Taunton MA, today.  We have found that a lot of people are having gatherings at this time of year, graduation, wedding and birthday celebrations, to name only a few.  While most event preparations are taken care of, what many owners do not consider when they are having an event at home, is the strain that a large number of people for a short period of time can put on a small septic system.  We are looking after septic repairs that occur for many reasons but some are for excessive use which has overloaded a system . Septic back up in your toilets and sewage smells are indications that you have a septic problem.  Before you plan a large event, please do call our office where we can answer any questions that you may have and suggest solutions, which may be a lot more cost effective and pleasant, than dealing with a septic repair later on.  However, if you do need a septic repair or have concerns please do call our Norton, MA office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

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Schedule Your Septic Pumping with All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services

All Clear Septic and Wastewater ServicesAll Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have found that some pumping services will tell you that you need to get your septic system pumped every 6 months or on an annual basis.  The truth is that 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.  We have septic pumping scheduled in Hudson, Northborough, Sturbridge, Millbury, Southborough, Oxford, and Brookfield, MA.  If it has been over three years since you had your septic tank pumped, give All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services a call for an evaluation and to set up quick and easy pumping arrangements.  You can reach us at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

Low-flow-toilets

Benefits of Low-Flow Toilets

low-flow toiletLow-flow toilets are a great way to reduce the amount of wastewater that ends up in a septic system. If you live in an area that relies on private septic systems, as opposed to a municipal sewer system, it is important to do everything you can to reduce water usage to prevent expensive damage to the septic system.

Septic systems are typically used in locations that aren’t connected to the city sewage system.   A septic tank is a large tank, usually made out of concrete, that holds waste materials that are flushed through the residential sewage system. Inside the tank, bacteria works to break down the solid wastes, which are then released via wastewater into a drainage system.

Because low-flow toilets reduce water usage, they are ideal for cutting down on the amount of water that enters septic  systems. Low-flow toilets are also used by homeowners that do not have a residential sewage system, as a means of reducing overall water consumption.

How Low-Flow Toilets Work
Low-flow toilets are designed to use less water than a standard toilet. The average residential toilet uses three to four gallons per flush, while low-flow toilets use around one-and-a-half gallons per flush. Recently, newer low-flow toilets have been produced that use even less water per flush by using a dual-flush system.

Much like septic tank systems, homeowners need to be aware of what gets flushed down low-flow toilets. The only thing that should ever be flushed down low-flow toilets that are connected to a septic tank system is toilet paper and organic waste. That means absolutely no paper towels, feminine products, diapers, newspapers or other paper materials.

The chemicals used to clean low-flow toilets that are hooked up to a residential septic system must also be chosen carefully. Bleach, abrasives, anti-bacterial cleansers and other bathroom cleaners should never be flushed into septic tank systems or washed down the drain. Use natural cleaners, such as baking soda or vinegar, to protect the good bacteria inside the septic tank that works to breakdown solid waste.

Part of a Healthy Septic Tank System
All of the parts of your residential septic system work together to effectively and efficiently process all the waste from your home. Low-flow toilets can be an important part of a well-run septic system. The best way to care for your system is to hire a professional septic system maintenance and inspection service.

A low-flow toilet is very easy to maintain and helps to reduce water usage in the bathroom. The fixture that helps to reduce water usage inside low-flow toilets may need to be adjusted every now and again. This fixture is the fill valve. It is used to maintain a proper level of water inside the toilet tank.

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services offers a preventative maintenance program, which can be used to keep tabs on the effectiveness of your system, catch potential problems before they get out of control and keep your residential sewage system running properly. Learning about your system and how it should be used and cared for, is another important part of good home ownership. Proper care and preventative maintenance, when used together, can prevent costly repairs and replacements.  Call Septic All Clear Septic and Wastewater  Services at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

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Preventative Maintenance Program with All Clear Septic

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services offers an affordable Preventative Maintenance Program designed to give our residential and commercial clients peace of mind in knowing that their septic system is being properly maintained, checked, and monitored.  We are so confident in our ability to effectively maintain your septic system, that we offer a “Pass or It’s FREE Guarantee” on Title 5 Inspections to all of our Preventative Maintenance Program customers, that are in the program and have followed our recommendations.  We also give our up-to-date Preventative Maintenance Program customers a 50% discount off of all Title 5 Inspections.  We have Septic Services and Preventative Maintenance appointments today for clients in Halifax, Carver, Canton, Bridgewater, Stoughton, Mansfield, and Norton, MA. If you are interested in our Preventative Maintenance Program and Services, or if you have any questions, please do contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

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Septic System Risers, Covers and Filters

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services knows that an excellent way to improve the effectiveness of your septic system is through the use of risers, covers and filters.  When your septic system is more accessible, it is also much more safe and attractive.  These goals can be achieved through the use of strong, durable risers and system covers.  Once installed, property owners are able to provide easy access to the system for future repairs, upgrades or cleaning services, eliminating the need to dig and excavate the system each time it needs to be pumped.  People in the septic industry, including engineers, scientists, and educators, also 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 Septic and Wastewater Service’s Clear 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.  All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services has septic improvements and installations scheduled today for customers in Fairhaven, Acushnet, Freetown, Marion, Mattapoisett, and Norton, MA.  If you wish to upgrade your septic system or if you have questions about this, please do contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

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Flushable Products Could Hurt Your Septic System

All Clear Septic and Wastewater ServicesAll Clear Septic and Wastewater Services are repairing a Septic System today for a customer in Middleboro, MA.  As your septic system ages it may need repairs and maintenance but looking after your septic system can prevent some maintenance and repairs from being necessary, and can certainly extend the life of your septic system.  We have recently found that manufacturers have increasingly promoted ‘flushable’ wipes to households, but these should not be flushed if you have a septic system because they will clog up it up.  Pop off toilet ‘wand’ pads are also new and advertised as flushable but should not be flushed and if used excessively could damage your septic system.  Ideally you would be able to read the label if you are unsure, but unfortunately manufacturers are misleading with their advice in the aim of selling more product, so we suggest if you are not sure, trash it don’t flush it . If you need more information or need to schedule a septic system repair or maintenance contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

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Practice Septic Cleaning and Pumping on a Regular Basis

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services knows that part of any good preventative maintenance program is to ensure that your septic system is properly cleaned and is pumped on a regular basis.  It is important to know the facts about septic cleaning and pumping to avoid making costly mistakes. Getting your tanks cleaned on a regular basis will help to improve the efficiency of your septic system and keep it running smooth.  Unfortunately, there are a lot of “quick service” pumping companies in the area that might seem to save money up front, but will actually cost property owners down the road. All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services takes pride in the work that we do, utilizing specialized miniature equipment to locate specific areas of your system, such as a sewer cam, that is used to investigate the inside of your sewer lines, and jetting equipment to clean the pipes within the leach field.  Today, we have customers having their septic systems cleaned in Holliston, Millis, Southborough, Wayland, Berlin, Clinton, and Bolton, MA.  If you need to have your septic tank cleaned of it you have any questions about the service please do contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

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Septic Pumping Maintenance

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have septic pumping scheduled today in Taunton, Mansfield, Lakeville, Norton, Stoughton, Raynham, and Bridgewater, MA.  Some pumping services will tell you that you need to get your septic system pumped every 6 months or on an annual basis.  The truth is that 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.  If it has been over three years since you had your septic tank pumped, give All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services a call, for an evaluation and to set up quick and easy pumping arrangements.  You can reach us at 508-763-4431 or www.allclearseptic.com

drain cleaners

Drain Cleaners and Your Septic System

drain cleaners

Drain cleaners can be an easy choice when your kitchen or bathroom drain becomes clogged, but they are not a great choice for the health of your septic system.  Septic systems rely on natural bacteria  to treat wastewater.   The harsh chemicals found in drain cleaners can kill the beneficial bacteria needed by your septic system to process wastewater.

Chemical drain cleaners are one of the most dangerous of all the cleaning products on the market to human health.  Most contain very corrosive ingredients such as sulfuric acid, lye, and bleach that can burn your eyes and skin.  They can be fatal if ingested and these cleaning products are required by law to carry a warning label listing their harsh ingredients.   Care must be taken to keep these out of the reach of children.

Even very low amounts of a drain cleaner used in a septic system results in significant decreases in concentrations of Coliform bacteria and a decrease in PH when higher concentrations are used.  It could take up to 48 hours for bacteria population to recover to original levels.  If you must use  a harsh drain cleaner,  it is a good idea to flush a box of baking soda down the toilet after to neutralize the acids in the drain cleaner.

What is a solution to your clogged drains?  The best remedy is to prevent drains from being clogged by having good catch basins in all the drains of the home.  Purchasing inexpensive plastic or metal screens for the drains can keep many wastes from going down the drain including hair and food products.   Food scraps as well as oils  and grease should never be allowed down the drain.

Most clogs occur about 6 inches below the drain opening in the trap.   Taking apart and cleaning this area can remove the clog.  Plungers can also be helpful in removing a clogged drain.   If that doesn’t work, a snake or auger can be put down the drain to remove the blockage.   Clean-out ports can be removes to help access the clog.  If no luck, it’s always best to call a professional who has the equipment and expertise to get the job done.

If you feel you must use a chemical drain cleaner, look for an enzyme-based cleaner. Less harsh and more natural cleaners are becoming more and more popular and there are more choices available. They are more gentle on your system.  You can also try a homemade recipe:  Pour 1/2 cup salt and 1/2 cup baking soda down the clogged drain.  Then pour  6 cups vinegar after salt & baking soda.  Let stand for 1/2 hour then pour kettle of boiling water down drain. Repeat twice a year for trouble free drains.

All Clear Septic and Wastewater  Services can help you with any of your septic system questions.  Call 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

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Preventative Maintenance Program by All Clear Septic

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services offers an affordable Preventative Maintenance Program designed to give our residential and commercial clients peace of mind in knowing that their septic system is being properly maintained, checked and monitored.  Today we have appointments for septic system services in Acushnet, Mattapoisett, Marion, New Bedford, Fairhaven, Freetown, and Norton, MA.  Proper preventative maintenance can extend the life of your septic system.  Systems that are not regularly maintained will average less than 20 years, however studies conducted by field professors, scientists, and engineers, reveal that proper maintenance can help a septic system  last indefinitely.  This can save the homeowner thousands of dollars over a lifetime.  We are so confident in our ability to effectively maintain your septic system, that we offer a “Pass or It’s FREE Guarantee” on Title 5 Inspections to all of our Preventative Maintenance Program customers that are in the program, and have followed our recommendations.  We also give our up-to-date Preventative Maintenance Program customers a 50% discount off of all Title 5 Inspections at All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services.

 

A failing septic system can cause the following:

  • serious health risks to your family or neighbors
  • degrade the surrounding environment including groundwater, lakes, and streams
  • reduce your property value
  • cost thousands of dollars to repair

 

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services’s Preventative Maintenance Contracts are available for specific types of septic systems, including:

  • conventional septic systems
  • pressure distribution systems
  • innovative and alternative systems, such as FAST Systems, Eljen Systems, Presby Systems and Oakson Systems

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services provides our Preventative Maintenance Program customers with regular monitoring of the entire septic system – just leave the dirty work to us with confidence!  With over 15 years of experience working in the local septic industry, All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services are the clear choice for your septic system maintenance and repair services.  You can reach us at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com