Rochester Customer Requires Septic Repair Due to Overloading System

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services has many years of experience working in the septic industry in this region. This means that we can use our accumulated knowledge and the skills that we have developed to repair septic problems that our customers have. What is sometimes even more important is that we can locate the cause of the problem and this sometimes means that we have to educate septic system owners in the best way to use their system to prevent problems happening in the future. For example today we have been to a customer property in Rochester MA and the mistake that they were making is that they were putting too much water into their septic system at one time. 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. Trying to spread laundry loads out over a week rather than doing it all on one day helps and not running many water using appliances all at once. A water meter can be helpful for households that feed off of a well. The government website http://www.energystar.gov also has a lot of helpful ideas and tips for reducing water usage. It is always a good idea to remember that 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. In addition to our Rochester appointment we have other septic repairs scheduled today in Marion, Mattapoisett, Fall River and Fairhaven MA. If you have questions about your septic system or if you need to schedule a septic repair please do contact our Norton Office on 508-763-4431 or visit http://www.allclearseptic.com

Functional Inspections To Provide Septic System Information When Property Is Sold

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have been working with Rhode Island property owners for over 20 years providing septic inspections, septic repairs, septic maintenance including septic pumping and septic cleaning and septic designs. With one third of the state’s households using some form of septic system for sewage disposal there are a lot of septic systems that require attention. If you have never had a property with a septic system the prospect can be daunting but with minimal maintenance and some guidelines a septic system will happily do its job with minimal interference. However if you are purchasing a property with a septic system you do want to ensure that the necessary maintenance has taken place so the system is working correctly because a failing system is a large environmental, economical and logistical problem. Therefore a Functional Inspection was devised which:

‘is used to determine whether a system is adequate to serve the wastewater disposal needs of the household. The 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.” For more information see http://www.dem.ri.gov/pubs/regs/regs/water/isdsbook.pdf

We carry out these inspections for customers who are buying or selling property, both residential and commercial, and need to have an inspection to highlight the condition of a septic system. Today we have functional inspections scheduled in Portsmouth, Little Compton, Middletown, Barrington and Tiverton RI. If you require a septic inspection in Rhode Island or if you have any questions about septic inspections please do contact our office on 508-763-4431 or visit http://www.allclearseptic.com

Good Luck Wont Prevent Septic Repairs Being Necessary – Especially on Friday 13th!

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services are here to wish you good luck on this Friday 13th! Having a septic system that works correctly and efficiently takes more than good luck. It is wise to pay attention so you know the warning signs that could indicate that it is time to have your septic system serviced, repaired, cleaned or pumped. Maintaining your septic system could mean that you avoid costly repairs in the future and can extend the life of your system. Some signs that your system needs attention are water pooling on your leach field or above your septic tank, the grass on your leach field being considerably healthier than in the rest of your lawn, sewage smells in your home or sewage back up. We are conducting septic repairs to septic systems in North Reading, Middleton, Lynnfield, Boxford, Peabody, Chelmsford and Groveland MA and some of these repairs could have been avoided with regular maintenance. If you are concerned about your septic system or have questions please do contact our office on 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

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Septic Repairs Can Be Avoided By Knowing What Is Septic Safe To Go Down Your Drains

septic maintenanceAll Clear Septic and Wastewater Services know that septic systems are a wonderfully green choice, which saves on any local sewer charges that would normally appear on your tax bill, and are easy to care for if you keep on top of maintenance. Simply remember that anything you put down the drain will end up in the septic tank, and not all of it will be healthy for the system. Always ensure you’re using green cleaners and paper products that are septic-safe, and refrain from overloading the system with other contaminants. Unfortunately for some septic system owners this advice comes too late and we are often called out for septic repairs on septic systems which could have been avoided by just being more aware of what is entering your septic system and making sure that everyone who is using your system knows what can and can not be put down the drain. We have pulled toys, clothing, sanitary and personal items from septic tanks which have caused problems in addition to seeing chemicals such as drain cleaners, paint and acne medicine adversely affect customer septic systems. Today we have septic repairs scheduled for customers in Canton, Sharon, Stoughton, Hingham, Hanover and West Bridgewater MA. If you require a septic repair or if you have any questions about your septic system please do contact our Norton office on 508-763-4431 or visit  http://www.allclearseptic.com where we will be happy to help you.

Septic Problems Should Not Be Ignored Because They Will Get Worse

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services give you a delayed pinch and a punch for the first of the month! The year is certainly marching along and we can’t quite believe that April is here already. Spring is on its way and property owners are starting to think about repairs and maintenance that have been put off over the winter. However if you have a concern about your septic system it is wise to have it addressed immediately and not leave it until your springtime maintenance. Indicators that you may have a septic problems include:

  • Pipe Gurgling Sounds
  • Toilet Flushing Issues
  • Slow Drains
  • Water Backup
  • Bad Odors
  • Greener Grass
  • Patches of Standing Water

If you have noticed one or more of these signs at your property please do consider calling to discuss your concerns with our experienced technicians. Today we have septic repair appointments in West Bridgewater, Hanover, Halifax, Middleboro, Lakeville, Taunton and Raynham MA. If you wish to schedule a septic repair or if you have septic problems or concerns please do contact us at our Norton office on 508-763-4431 or visit http://www.allclearseptic.com

Septic System Preventative Maintenance Provided To Customers

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services is fortunate to have many long term customers who we have developed excellent working relationships with. This may seem unusual for a septic company but in addition to repairing and inspecting septic systems we also provide septic system preventative maintenance programs for our customers which many property owners continue to receive for many years because they are so pleased with the service that we provide. We monitor and maintain our customers’ septic systems so they can be confident that their septic system is working correctly and will continue to do so. Nobody likes to have to deal with a septic breakdown but this is especially true for commercial business owners who lose revenue when they are unable to open due to a septic problem. That is why our customers include many local restaurants, takeaways, coffee shops and fast food restaurants. Septic system preventative maintenance is provided discreetly and quickly without causing any downtown in operation which is, of course, essential. We also service residential customers properties and the regularity of our services depends on the septic system and the use it gets. We have customers who have a 2nd home on the Cape who don’t use their system all year round so they do not need their system to be serviced as frequently as a busy fast food restaurant. We generally see our customers on a quarterly, biannual or annual basis, as required. In actuality we don’t even need to ‘see’ our clients when we carry out a service because we can usually access the septic system without the property owners assistance. If you would be interested in hassle free septic system preventative maintenance please do contact our Norton office for details on our septic services or to make an appointment. Today we are already servicing septic systems in East Bridgewater, Mansfield, Norton, Stoughton, Hanson and Sharon MA. You can reach our office on 508-763-4431 or visit http://www.allclearseptic.com

Remediation of Septic Systems In Rhode Island

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services has remediation of septic systems scheduled for customers in Smithfield, Lincoln, Glocester, Foster and Scituate RI. We are regularly contacted by customers in Rhode Island who have a septic system servicing their property because they are not on town sewer and think they have a problem with their system but do not know what is causing the issue or how to fix it. We will therefore come out to your property and assess the condition of your septic system and then will will endeavour to we present you with a range of options designed to correct any identified issues. These may include one or more of the following:

  • Replacement of damaged or missing baffle
  • Installation of effluent filter and service riser
  • Biological Remediation
  • Installation of pumping access riser and cover
  • Installation of curtain drains
  • Replacement of deteriorated components
  • Repair or replacement of damaged components
  • Removal of accumulated solids in leach field piping
  • Removal of plant and tree roots in leach field piping
  • Installation and service of the White Knight™ Microbial Inoculator/Generator
  • Diversion of water softener/conditioner backwash discharges
  • Detailed explanation of our Septic Use Guidelines

If you require septic system remediation and repair or have any questions about your septic system please do contact our office on 508-763-4431 or visit http://www.allclearseptic.com

Septic Repairs For Your Entire Septic System Including Septic Tank, D-Box and Leach field

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services is experienced working with entire septic systems which includes the septic tank but also the leach field or drainfield, d-box (distribution box) and any other associated parts such as a septic pump, if used. Many property owners who have a septic system to treat their wastewater forget that an essential part of their septic system is the leach field, or drain field. A conventional septic system consists of a septic tank, a distribution box and a drainfield, all connected by pipes, called conveyance lines. Your home’s wastewater flows into your septic tank where it is held and solids sink to the bottom and lighter scum floats to the top. The solids and scum are decomposed by bacteria and periodically pumped. The treated wastewater or effluent flows through the distribution box into your drainfield or leach field where it then slowly seeps into the subsurface soil where it is further treated and purified. There are steps that you can take to ensure that your entire septic system continues to operate correctly including:

  • Minimize the use of the garbage disposal
  • Do not put grease down your drains
  • Spread loads of laundry out over time rather than doing multiple loads in a short period of time, and use liquid detergents rather than powdered detergents
  • Avoid excessively long showers
  • Avoid leaving tap water running when shaving, brushing teeth or doing other personal or household tasks
  • Do not flush medications, harmful chemicals, excessive amounts of bleach, harsh drain cleaners or degreasers
  • Have the septic tank pumped at least every three years
  • Do not add any septic systems cleaners, enzymes or additives
  • Remove water conditioning backwash discharges from the septic system
  • Do not plant trees and shrubs over leach fields
  • Do not flush personal products, paper towels, wipes or diapers
  • Do not clean or rinse paint brushes in the sinks
  • Equip all hot tubs, spas, whirlpool baths, etc with drain limiting valves that will only allow five gallons per minute to drain from fixture
  • Do not drive vehicles over leach fields

A property owner in Attleboro, MA called us because unfortunately they had not considered their leach field when planting multiple trees in their yard and they now have leach field problems. We are providing leach field repairs and septic education to hopefully ensure that they can prevent similar breakdowns in the future. We have other septic repair appointments today in North Attleboro, Wrentham, Blackstone and Franklin MA. If you require a septic repair or if you have any questions about your septic system please do contact our Norton office on 508-763-4431 or visit http://www.allclearseptic.com

Septic Pump Repairs In A Snow Storm

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services can see the snow is falling outside and we expect around 12 inches at our Norton MA Office today. We always have plenty of work todo however even if we are not out in the field. For example one of our technicians is going to be repairing and refurbishing septic pumps today in our onsite workshop. We work with many septic pump brands including HiBlow, Blue Diamond and FujiClean Septic Pumps. Septic pumps are sometimes required within a property’s septic system. Some septic systems can operate with gravity alone or, where topographic considerations require, with inclusion of a septic pump. If you require a septic repair or if you have questions about your septic system or septic pump please do contact our Norton office on 508-763-4431 or visit http://www.allclearseptic.com

Septic Repairs Necessary Because of Storm Damage and For Other Reasons

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 storms that we have had recently have resulted in property damage and clean up 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 a problem and hope it might go away. Signs of a septic problem 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 Raynham, Dighton, Berkley, Taunton and Norton MA. 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 www.allclearseptic.com