All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services know that proper maintenance is key to ensure that your septic system operates correctly, efficiently and continues to do so. Without regular maintenance your septic system will fail and will need to be replaced much sooner than if you had regular preventative maintenance. Getting your tanks cleaned on a regular basis will help to improve the efficiency of your septic system and keep it running smoothly. Having your septic tank pumped, which must be done every 3-5 years, does not always mean that your septic system is also ‘cleaned’. 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 are providing septic cleaning to customers in Chelmsford, Westford, Ayer, Carlisle, North Reading and Acton MA. If you would be interested in Septic Cleaning, Septic Pumping or have any septic 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 and cleaning arrangements.
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services know, just like all other New Englanders, that storms and weather are a part of living in this region. However the severe winter storms can result in property damage which can affect septic systems just like other parts of your property. Just like with other parts of your home or business it is never wise to ignore signs of septic problems and hope they might go away. Signs of a septic issue can include:
- All of the drains from the house are slow
- There is a persistent wet area over the leach field
- Sewage is surfacing in the area of the septic tank or distribution box
- There is sewage seeping through the foundation
- The liquid level in the leach field is at the top of the crushed rock layer, the chambers or other underground structures
- The vegetation over the leach field is greener and more lush than over adjacent areas in the yard
- There is sewage odor in the yard at times or constantly
- There is flow back from the leach field when the septic tank is pumped
- The septic tank needs to be pumped frequently
- The septic tank discharge baffle is damaged or missing
- Rain water seems to take longer to disappear over the leach field than over adjacent areas in the yard
- Well water is contaminated
Today we have septic repairs scheduled for customers in Middleboro, Dighton, Berkley, Rochester, Freetown and Carver MA and some of these septic problems could have been avoided if the property owner had been more aware of the signs to look for that indicate a potential septic issue. If you require a septic repair or if you have concerns that you wish to discuss please do contact our Norton office on 508 763 4431 or visit All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services
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.
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.
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 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
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
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.
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
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