septic maintenance

Septic Pumping Is Necessary To Empty Your Septic Tank Of Sludge and Scum

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services know that 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. Septic pumping is essential maintenance that will remove sludge and scum from your septic tank which does not drain like effluent into your leach field system and get purified as it ‘percolates’ into your soil. Today we have septic pumping scheduled for customers in Holliston, Southborough, Grafton, Upton, Millis and Uxbridge MA. It is recommended that you have your septic tank pumped every 3 -5 years but this does depend on various factors including the size of your septic tank and the property’s water usage. Also if you have a garbage disposal you will need to have your tank pumped annually. If you are unsure if your tank needs pumping please do call our office where we will be happy to discuss your options and if you need to schedule septic pumping or if you have any septic questions please do contact our Norton, MA office on 508-763-4431 or visit All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services for an evaluation and to set up quick and easy pumping arrangements.

Septic Pumping Is Essential Septic System Maintenance

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services know that after getting through the holiday season many people are getting back to ‘normal’ and hoping their finances will do the same. However although some maintenance can be put off until your wallet has recovered from the holiday season one thing that really should not be ignored is septic maintenance, more specifically septic pumping. Septic pumping is not a ‘nice to do’ item but something that has to be done if you have a septic system servicing your property. It does not usually have to be done that often, generally every 3-5 years depending on factors including the size of your system and the number of people using it. However it should be done regularly and if you leave too much time between septic pump outs you will start to see unpleasant and costly repercussions.

We have septic pumping scheduled today for customers in Hanson, West Bridgewater, Sharon, Taunton, Norton and Raynham MA.

Here are some other suggestions that will keep your system running smoothly:

Septic System Do’s and Don’ts

Things you should do

  • DO get your septic tank pumped regularly and have it checked for any cracks or leaks.
  • DO call All-Clear 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 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.

Things you should NOT do

  • 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 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.

If you wish to schedule a septic pumping or if you have any septic system questions please do contact our Norton office on 508-763-4431 or visit All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services for an evaluation and to set up quick and easy pumping arrangements.

Septic System Maintenance Is Necessary To Avoid Repairs and Failures

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services know that even though it is only January 2nd it suddenly feels like the holidays were a long time ago and we are all getting back into the swing of things. This means that property maintenance that you have perhaps been putting off over the holiday period should now be looked at and not postponed anymore. Septic System Maintenance is really not something that should be put off for too long because if left it can lead to large and expensive repairs being necessary or even a septic failure. The most important septic maintenance is septic pumping. The average recommended pumping frequency is between 3 and 5 years, depending on the tank size and number of occupants. The longer you wait between pumping the greater the likelihood that you may have a septic problem and you will shorten the lifespan of your system and eventually it will fail. As wastewater enters your septic tank from your property, the solid matter will be held in the tank and break down into “sludge” over time, while the liquids continue on to the absorption area (leach field / drain field). 

Sludge is never meant to exit your septic tank, so it must be pumped out on a regular basis — you don’t want the sludge to accumulate to the point where it starts exiting the tank towards the absorption area or backing up into your property. Once this happens pumping will not rectify the issue and you will be looking at additional costs to repair your system and if left too long you may have to replace your septic system or at least parts of it which is both expensive and disruptive. We have septic pumping scheduled today for customers who are choosing to keep on top of their septic system maintenance  in Maynard, Stow, Hudson, Boxborough, Bolton and Marlborough MA. If you require septic pumping or if you are not sure if it is time or if you have any questions please do contact our office on 508-763-4431 or visit All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services for an evaluation and to set up quick and easy pumping arrangements.

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services Welcomes in 2019!

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services wishes everyone a very happy 2019! This year promises to be even busier than the last and we are already very busy with septic appointments for our customers. We provide septic services including Title 5 Inspections, confidential septic evaluations, troubleshooting services, annual maintenance, remedial repairs, septic rejuvenations, septic design, septic repairs, septic engineering, septic inspections, septic pumping and cleaning and preventative maintenance programs.

If you are interested in any of our septic services or if you have any questions please do contact us to answer any questions you may have and to schedule an appointment if necessary on 508 763 4431 or visit All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services

We Can Provide Septic Services For Many Types Of System Including Sand Filter Services

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have experience with many types of septic system, including septic inspection, septic repair, septic pumping and cleaning and septic maintenance. We have recently provided a Sand Filter Service for a customer in Attleboro MA. The reasons for having a sand filter include having a high groundwater, shallow bedrock, minimal soil availability or poor soil. We have also provided maintenance including Singulair Services, FAST Services, Advanced Treatment Unit Services, Jet System Services and FujiClean System Services to other customers throughout the region. If you have a Sand Filter or other septic system and think that this would be a good septic solution for you or if your septic system needs a service please contact our Norton office to schedule a service or for any septic assistance on 508 763 4431 or visit All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services

Staying On Top Of Your Septic Pumping Can Help You Avoid Septic Problems

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services not only inspects septic systems and repairs septic systems but also provides essential septic system maintenance – perhaps most importantly septic pumping. Septic Systems must be pumped periodically to remain operating correctly. Even if your system seems to be working correctly you do not want to wait it until it shows evidence of septic problems before you choose to pump your system. By then you could have a large septic problem which may require an expensive septic repair whereas staying on top of your septic pumping schedule will ensure that you are doing the most important part of maintaining your septic system. Septic systems do not need to be pumped that often, if fact if you pump too often you can harm your septic system by removing the beneficial bacteria that is required to process your waste. 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. You only need to have your system pumped annually if you have a garbage disposal. Today we have septic pumping appointments in Bridgewater, Carver, Plymouth, Hingham, Halifax and Scituate MA. If it has been over three years since you had your septic tank pumped, give All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services a call at our Norton office on 508-763-4431 or visit All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services/ for an evaluation and to set up quick and easy pumping arrangements.

Septic System Cleaning Prevents Unpleasant And Expensive Septic Problems

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services understand that part of any good Preventative Maintenance Program is to ensure that your septic system is properly cleaned and pumped on a regular basis. However it is also important to know the facts about septic system cleaning and pumping to avoid making costly mistakes. Inside your septic tank, solid waste matter sinks to the bottom and grease and oils float to the top. Treated liquid waste flows through pipes into your drain field or leach field. If too much solid waste accumulates, it clogs the drain pipes, prevents liquids from escaping and leads to sewage backups into your home which is health hazard because waste is not treated before exiting your septic system. A properly maintained septic system should only have a septic pump out every 2-5 years, as needed, to avoid removing the “good” bacteria and keep the system running smoothly. Septic pumping will ensure that your septic system does not ‘fill up’ with waste. Getting your tanks cleaned on a regular basis will help to improve the efficiency of your septic system and keep it running smoothly. 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. It is important to understand that septic pumping does not always mean that your system will also be cleaned and leaving solid buildup in the septic tank or not having your leach field pipes jetted can mean that even if your system is pumped blockages can still occur which can result in septic system failures and potentially unpleasant, expensive and harmful repercussions. Today we have septic system cleaning appointments in North Smithfield, Burrillville, Foster, Scituate, Cranston and Johnston RI. If you are interested in septic cleaning or septic pumping or have any questions about the process please do contact our office on 508-763-4431 or visit All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services

Septic Maintenance Should Not Be Ignored Or Postponed

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services are available to provide regular septic maintenance to septic system owners. The most important septic maintenance for a septic system is regular pumping. Septic tanks must be pumped regularly to ensure they operate correctly. If the septic system is not pumped in a timely manner, solids will bypass the effluent tee or baffle and clog the soil absorption system. Unabated, this will eventually result in hydraulic failure (e.g., plumbing backup and wastewater breakout). As you can imagine septic backup and breakout is not a pleasant or cheap thing to fix. Therefore it is always advisable to have your septic system pumped before it gets to this critical point. The regularity of pumping depends on a variety of factors including the size of your septic tank and your water usage but it is generally recommended that a septic tank is pumped every 3-5 years. If you have a garbage disposal you will need to have your septic pumped annually. If you are unsure if your tank needs to be pumped please contact us and we may be able to help. Today we have septic pump outs scheduled in Sutton, Oxford, Uxbridge, Upton, Grafton, Spencer and East Brookfield MA. If you have questions about septic pumping, septic maintenance or if you need to schedule a septic pump out 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 A Bargain!

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services hopes that everyone who is taking part in the Black Friday sales is coming home with a few bargains and no buyers remorse. Sometimes a ‘bargain’ on the shelf turns out to be a mistake if it is either not as cheap as it originally seemed or not the quality product that it first seemed on closer inspection. This can also be true for septic services and why it is always sensible to research the septic company that you choose to use. All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services has been working in the septic industry for over a decade in this region and has an excellent reputation for providing quality septic services. We take pride in the work that we do and ensure that all of our technicians are trained with up to date methods and have state of the art equipment. Even with a seemingly simple task as septic pumping it is always a good idea to check the company that you choose to use because keeping your septic system clean and healthy is the best way to avoid costly repairs to your septic system, be it a septic tank, cesspool or some other style system. All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services helps to ensure your system remains as healthy as possible through periodic pumping and system checks. Our professionally trained staff are 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 addition of septic system 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. If you need to have your septic tank pumped or if you have any questions about septic pumping, septic systems or the other septic services we provide please do contact our Norton office on 508-763-4431 or visit All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services

Be Aware Of Your Septic System These Holidays And Schedule Septic Pumping If Needed

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services are all looking forward to celebrating Thanksgiving with our friends and family on Thursday. Of course nobody wants to be concerned about their septic systems over the holidays but it’s a good idea to be conscious of your water usage. When you have a septic system and are not on town sewer it is recommended to spread laundry loads out over a week rather than do multiple loads on one day which can overload your system. In the same vein try to spread out bath and showers, especially if you have a lot of visitors. If your septic system is designed and sized for a small family but the number of people using it increases over the holidays just try to be aware of your water usage to prevent problems occurring. In addition to overloading your system with too much waste being introduced at one time you could also just be filling up your system. Even if you are evenly distributing your water usage your septic tank will eventually fill up. A septic system is usually only designed to hold 3-5 years waste so if you are using your septic more than anticipated your system will fill up quicker. If you do think that you need to arrange septic pumping we are available to help. Today we have septic pumping scheduled in Mansfield, Taunton, Middleboro, Lakeville and Norton MA. If you require septic pumping or 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