Septic Pumping

Schedule Your Septic Cleaning and Pumping with All Clear Septic

Septic Pumping All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services has septic cleaning scheduled in Burrillville, Glocester, Smithfield, Johnston, Coventry, East Greenwich, and Cranston, Rhode Island.  To ensure that your septic system continues to work correctly and to increase the lifespan of your septic system, it is advisable to maintain your septic system and this includes cleaning and pumping to flush out sludge and scum, which don’t drain like effluent. If you need to schedule a septic cleaning or have any questions, please do contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

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Water Usage Habits Important for Septic System

laundry All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services has septic repairs scheduled today for customers in Canton, Stoughton, Bridgewater, Sharon, Norton, and Mansfield, MA.   In addition to the repair itself, we will provide advice and education, if necessary, to the property owner that may help prevent another repair being necessary in the future.

We have found that many people with septic systems are unaware that you may need to change your water usage habits to keep  your system operating correctly.  A common mistake that many septic system owners make is to put too much water into the system.  The decomposition process can become strained if there is too much excess water in the system, resulting in a variety of problems.  Ideally, septic owners should only be using a maximum of 50 gallons of water per day, per person. The following averages for common household activities can help you keep track:

 

  • Dishwasher Cycle – 7 gallons
  • Washing Machine – 40 gallons per load (less with front-loader machines)
  • Toilet – 2 gallons per flush, 1.6 gallons for newer standard toilets
  • Shower – 2.5 gallons per minute (a 10 minute shower = 25 gallons)

 

It can be difficult to stay on top of usage, particularly for large families, but laying down some basic guidelines can help everyone to work together . New environmentally-friendly appliances, toilets and shower heads can help reduce usage without a lot of extra effort, and cost.  A water meter can be helpful for households that feed off of a well.  The government website energystar.gov also has a lot of helpful ideas and tips for reducing water usage. Remember, a septic system is installed based upon the number of people that are anticipated to be using it.  If your base number increases, you might need to upgrade to a larger system.

 

If you have questions about your septic system or if you require a septic repair, please do contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

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Septic System Do’s and Don’ts

Do's and Don'ts All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have many years experience working with customers to locate and fix their septic problems, whether they are large or small.  Our customers will often come to us with a symptom of a septic problem, such as sewage smells in the home, or septic backups in the toilet, but not know what has caused this problem and how to fix it.  We will, of course, locate and fix the problem, but we will also endeavor to find the source of the septic problem to ensure that it will not happen again. 

This will often come in the form of education for a home owner.  If you move from a home which is connected to town sewer to a home with its own septic system, we have found that many property owners do not realize they need to modify their behaviour accordingly.  Here are some septic systems ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’

 

  • DO call All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services for a Voluntary Assessment of your septic system.
  • DO conserve water whenever possible as a means of reducing the volume of wastewater that will need to be treated and disposed.
  • DO make repairs to any faucets or toilets that are leaking.
  • DO make sure that you are only discharging biodegradable wastes into your system.
  • DO restrict or avoid use of your garbage disposal.
  • DO take the time to ensure that any down spouts or other surface water is diverted away from your drainfield.
  • DO keep the cover to your septic tank accessible by installing covers and risers for easier inspections and pumping.
  • DO get your septic tank pumped regularly and have it checked for any cracks or leaks.
  • DO have an effluent filter installed to prevent debris from entering your drainfield.
  • DO add a laundry filter to your washing machine.
  • DO put kitchen trash into a compost or throw it into the garbage – not down your drains.
  • DON’T flush products such as tampons, sanitary napkins, condoms, disposable diapers, or wipes into your system.
  • DON’T empty oils or other types of kitchen grease down your drain.
  • DON’T dump any items that can disrupt the treatment process or contaminate groundwater, such as: paints, oils, thinners, pesticides, poisons or disinfectants.
  • DON”T do all your laundry on one day.  Spread your laundry loads throughout the week
  • DON’T build anything over your drainfield or dig in it for any reason.
  • DON’T plant any landscaping over your drainfield – except grass.
  • DON’T drive a vehicle over your drainfield or compact the soil in ANY way.
  • DON’T run purification back flush into the septic tank.

 

Today we have septic repairs at customers’ properties in North Attleboro, Foxboro, Franklin, Sharon, Bellingham, and Blackstone, MA.  Some of these repairs could have been avoided if they had followed the above guidelines.

 

If you have a septic problem and need to make an appointment, or have any questions, it is inadvisable to wait. Please do contact our Norton MA office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

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Preventative Maintenance Program by All Clear Septic

septic system maintenance All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services knows that proper preventative maintenance can extend the life of your septic system. Septic systems that are not regularly maintained will average less than 20 years, however studies conducted by field professors, scientists, and engineer,s reveal that proper maintenance can help a septic system to last indefinitely. This can save the homeowner thousands of dollars over a lifetime.

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 experience servicing various types of septic system including Singulair Service, FAST Service, Jet System Service, and Fuji Clean Service.  Today, we have a Singulair Service for a customer in Freetown, MA, where we will be doing a full service and aerator.  We also have septic service and preventative maintenance appointments in Berkley, Fall River, Westport, New Bedford, and Fairhaven, MA.  

The regularity of serving depends on the septic system and the use it gets.  For example, a small summer cottage on the cape that is only used seasonally will not need as many services as a large 5 bedroom family home or a restaurant.  If you would be interested in septic system services or have any questions please do contact our Norton MA office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

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Specialized Septic Equipment for Septic Cleaning

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services pride themselves on providing quality service to our customers. Unfortunately, there are quick service companies, septic pumping and cleaning companies, that might seem to save money up front, but will actually cost property owners down the road.

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services utilizes 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. We know that we provide a thorough cleaning for your septic system. Getting your tanks cleaned on a regular basis will help to improve the efficiency of your septic system and keep it running smoothly.

 Today, we have septic cleaning appointments for customers in Carver, Middleboro, Rochester, and Lakeville, MA.  If you need a septic cleaning or have any questions about septic cleaning, please do contact our Norton, MA office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

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Tips for Septic System Maintenance

tipsAll Clear Septic and Wastewater Services are happy to provide septic education to enable property owners with septic systems to use them correctly and avoid actions that can lead to septic problems and breakdowns.  The tips below can help to extend the life of your septic system and save you thousands of dollars in repairs or replacement costs in the future.

Keep the following items out of your septic system to prevent problems:

 

  • paper towels
  • Cat litter
  • plastics
  • cooking oils or grease
  • disposable diapers
  • feminine hygiene products
  • any/all latex products
  • hazardous chemicals, pesticides and latex-based paints
  • water purification back flush

 

It is important to note, however, that each system is unique. Check with your septic system installer or manufacturer for a complete list of items that should not make their way into your system for maximum efficiency.

 

When you combine this knowledge with our Maintenance Prevention Program, you create a day-to-day environment that will help you to properly support and maintain your septic system. We have septic system services for customers today in Norwell, Scituate, Hanover, Hanson, East Bridgewater, and Marshfield, MA. If you wish to schedule a septic service or if you have any questions about septic services or septic system maintenance please do contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

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Importance of Preventative Maintenance Program

All Clear Septic and Wastewater ServicesAll Clear Septic and Wastewater Services knows that 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 to last indefinitely.  This can save homeowners thousands of dollars over a lifetime.

 

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 at All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services.  Today we have septic services scheduled for customers on our preventative maintenance program in Fairhaven, Freetown, West Bridgewater, Norton, Acushnet, and Westport, MA.  If you are interested in our Preventative Maintenance Program or want to schedule a service, please do contact our office where we are happy to answer any questions you may have.  You can always reach us at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

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Let All Clear Septic Pump and Maintain Your Septic System

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have septic pumping appointments scheduled today for customers in Carver, Middleboro, Rochester, and Bridgewater, MA . Keeping your septic system clean and healthy is the best way to avoid costly repairs to your septic system whether it is a septic tank, cesspool, or some other style system.  All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services helps to ensure your septic system remains as healthy as possible through periodic pumping and system checks.  Our professionally trained staff is there to identify potential issues before they become big problems.  To prevent problems, we ensure the solids in your system are cleared out and remain at a level consistent with a healthy system.  We also check and clear filters if one is present to be sure it doesn’t let any solids into the soil absorption system.  The health of the system can also be improved through the addition of bacteria products to your system by our professional staff.  These bacteria help break down the organic solids in your tank which reduces buildup over time, reduces odors, and keeps your pipes clean.  This is an additional service that our experienced staff can provide.  With proper maintenance, these additives can ensure the success and health of your system.  If you need to arrange a septic pump out or if you have questions about septic system additives please do contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

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Summer Gatherings and Your Septic System

When planning for summer gatherings this summer, prevention can go a long way toward averting disasters with your septic system.  Parties, weddings, and any summer gathering can exert heavy use on your septic system.  Careful planning can help you prepare your septic system for the extra guests and extra load.

Here are some tips:

Arrange for a septic tank pumping prior to the event. Heavy volume of wastewater over a short period of time can over saturate the drain field and cause a mess in your yard or backup in to your home. Performing septic tank maintenance right before the event will create added capacity which will be able to handle more volume.

Check  your septic system and make sure it is functioning properly before the event.  Septic Preservation Services have technicians available for a maintenance check.   A problem may not be obvious during regular or modest use, but when you add an additional volume of wastewater over a short period of time, this can cause an already impaired system to fail.

The technician can also check your drain lines and make sure they are clear as well as the flow of water from your home to the tank.  Partially clogged drain lines can fail with excessive effluent running through them in a short amount of time.

School  your guests on what not to flush down the toilet.  A nearby garbage can  and properly placed signs on dos and don’ts may be all you  need.

Better yet, for large gatherings with many guests, such as weddings, graduation parties or family reunions, consider renting portable toilets and sinks.  This will take the load off your septic system and avoid costly and odorous disasters.  Units today are more attractive and reasonable and can take the worry out of your day.

Proper preventative maintenance  is all that is needed to keep a septic system functioning properly for many years to come. When the day is done,  the cost of a little preventive maintenance is well worth  the investment to avoid the potential for backups and septic system repairs or replacement.

Call All Clear Septic and Wastewater  Services before your summer gathering.   They have all the equipment and professionals available to maintain and check your septic system and get it ready for your big day.  You can reach them at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com for more information.

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Septic Cleaning and Pumping

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services knows how essential septic cleaning is to the continued efficiency of your septic system and to its longevity.  Getting your tanks cleaned on a regular basis will help to improve the efficiency of your septic system and keep it running smoothly.  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 septic cleaning appointments in Franklin, Bellingham, Blackstone, Uxbridge, Sutton, Upton, and Holliston, MA.  If you need septic cleaning or pumping or have any questions, please do contact our Norton, MA, office at 508-763-4331 or visit www.allclearseptic.com