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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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All Clear Septic Have Over 15 Years experience

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services All Clear Septic and Wastewater services have over 15 years experience in the septic system industry.  You can hire All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services with full confidence, knowing that our inspectors are all:

 

  • Licensed and insured in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island
  • NSF certified (www.nsf.org)
  • NAWT certified (nawt.org) – see Al Rivet under MA Inspectors
  • MA DEP certified (mass.gov) – see us under certified inspectors
  • RI DEM certified (uri.edu) – see us under registered inspectors & service providers
  • Class 2 Wastewater License (MASS)
  • Presby, Elgen, Geo Flow, Advantex Treatment certified
  • MHOA members
  • MOWRA & YOWA members

 

Today we have septic inspections appointments in Barrington, Tiverton, Portsmouth, Middletown, Jamestown, and Narragansett, RI. If you need to schedule a septic inspection or if you have any questions about our inspectors experience, or septic inspections please do contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

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Septic System Remediation by All Clear Septic

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have extensive experience with remediation of septic systems.  All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services can provide remediation for your septic system using the most financially efficient and environmentally responsible methods available.  Whenever possible, our goal is to provide our customers with options that will yield high-quality results at a cost-effective price.  We value each and every customer and appreciate your business – no matter how big or small the job.  Today we are at customer locations in Charleston, South Kingstown, Richmond, Exeter, West Greenwich, and North Kingstown, Rhode Island.   If you require septic remediation or if you have any questions about our services please do contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

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Septic First Maintenance Inspections

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have Septic First Maintenance Inspections today for customers in Portsmouth, Little Compton, Tiverton, Middletown, Jamestown, and North Kingstown, RI.  All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services has over 15 years experience working in the local septic industry and we have inspected thousands of systems throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  A First Maintenance Inspection provides baseline information about your system.  To prepare for the inspection, it’s a good idea to collect information about the system and past maintenance, and if possible, locate and unearth the septic tank/cesspool cover to save costs.  The Inspector will complete a report that describes the system, identifies maintenance requirements, and recommends a schedule for the next inspection and pump out.  The inspection report is a 3 part form.  The Inspector will forward one part to the town, one part to the property owner, and keep one part.  If you need to schedule a first maintenance inspection or if you have any questions about the inspection 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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Troubleshooting Your Septic Problems

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services All Clear Septic and Wastewater Service’s goal is to provide honest and reliable septic repairs and services to residential and commercial customers all over the Southcoast regions of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  We use state-of-the-art equipment to target the exact source of your septic problems to reduce costs for our customers and minimize downtime.  We take great pride in the work that we do and have never been unsuccessful in locating the exact problem through our troubleshooting services.  Fast, quality, courteous service is our goal, and we will respect both you and your property throughout the duration of our work on your septic system.  The equipment we use is designed to keep your system as concealed as possible while reliably repairing it in the most cost effective manner. Today, we have technicians repairing septic systems in Bellingham, Blackstone, Uxbridge, Upton, Grafton, Holliston, and Millis, MA.  If you have a septic repair that needs to be done, it is wise to not delay.  Please do call our office to either make an appointment, or to ask any questions that you may have at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

Safety Meeting at All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services considers Safety to be a top priority. This includes the safety of its technicians, office staff and customers.  To ensure that our technicians are safe in their work, we have monthly safety meetings with our field technicians.  Today’s meeting will cover the OSHA training that our technicians have been taking,  Job site evaluations that have taken place, review of our revised Lock Out/ Tag Out (LOTO) procedure, and Personnel Protective Equipment training . We have staff attending this meeting from Cranston, Rhode Island, Attleboro, Norton, Sharon, and Easton, MA.

Please call us at 508-763-4431 if you have any septic questions and we will be glad to answer or visit www.allclearseptic.com

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Septic Repairs by All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have septic repairs scheduled today in Attleboro, North Attleboro, Norton, Mansfield, Wrentham, Foxboro, Sharon, and Stoughton, MA.  These repairs include septic pump repair, D-Box repairs, digging a trench for a conduit from a maintenance shed to a pump chamber, and leach field repairs.  If you suspect that your septic system is not operating correctly or if you need septic repairs please do contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

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What is a Septic Functional Inspection?

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have Septic Functional Inspections scheduled today in Portsmouth, Tiverton, Middletown, Little Compton, and Jamestown, RI.  A functional inspection is used to determine whether a system is adequate to serve the wastewater disposal needs of the household.  A 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.  The majority of the Functional Inspections that are carried out by our licensed Inspectors are requested by home buyers or sellers who want to ensure that the septic system of the house that they are buying or selling is in good repair.  If you have questions about the Functional Inspection Report, the following link is for a document that was produced by All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services to help answer any questions you may have:

 

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Of course if you want to ask any further questions or wish to schedule an Inspection, please do contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

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Importance of Septic System Cleaning and Pumping

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services are cleaning septic systems in Jamestown, North Kingstown, Narragansett, Exeter, Richmond, Hopkinton and Charlestown, RI today.  To increase the longevity of your septic system and to ensure that it is working efficiently it is recommended that you carry out regular maintenance including septic cleaning.  The frequency that your septic system needs cleaning depends on the water usage for your Septic System and the size of your septic system, among other factors.  We would suggest septic cleaning and pumping every 3 – 5 years.  If you have a garbage disposal this will increase to annually.  If you are unsure or if you have any questions please do contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com