All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services are all looking forward to Thanksgiving and the great food and time with our family and friends that goes alongside this holiday. We know our customers are also looking forward to Thanksgiving and food preparation is well underway for Thanksgiving Meals. We would like to remind our customers that it is not a good idea to put any type of cooking oil, fat or grease down the sink where it can enter your septic system. Whilst a well maintained septic system can cope with small amounts of fat, oil and grease, such as natural body oils that go into your septic system when you shower, if you regularly introduce cooking fats, oils and grease into your septic system it could result in a septic system failure if left. Just remember when you are making your beautifully juicy turkey dinner do not pour the fat, oil or grease down your sink. We have been conducting septic repairs in Bridgewater, Raynham, Stoughton, Sharon and Canton MA that could have been easily avoided with a little knowledge and preventative measures. If you have a question about your septic system or you need to schedule a septic repair please contact us on 508 763 4431 or visit All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services understand the entire septic system and all of its components to enable us to provide the best septic services possible to our clients. Today we are replacing a baffle, installing an outlet tee and replacing a d-box for a customer in Attleboro MA. We have other septic repair appointments scheduled in Norton, Rehoboth, Taunton, Raynham, Dighton and Berkley MA. When we are contacted by a customer because they believe they need a septic repair we will assess the condition of their septic system and then present them 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
- 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 a septic repair or if you have septic concerns or questions about your septic system please do contact our Norton office on 508 763 4431 or visit All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services regularly provide septic system services and septic repairs for customers throughout the region. We also, however, regularly provide other septic services including septic system inspections to customers who have a septic system and need an inspection. In Massachusetts a system inspection is required in the following instances:
- Within 2 years before a sale. If weather conditions prevent inspection at the time of a sale, the inspection must take place within 6 months afterward.
- When there is a proposed change to the facility which requires a building or occupancy permit.
- Any change in the footprint of a building, to make sure that new building construction will not take place on top of any system components or on the system’s reserve area.
- For large systems with a design flow of 10,000 to 15,000 gallons per day or more at full build-out, on the basin schedule shown in 310 CMR 15.301(6), and every five years thereafter.
- Every 3 years for shared systems.
- When the property is divided, or ownership of 2 or more properties is combined.
- When MassDEP or the local Board of Health orders an inspection.
For more information see the Mass Gov Website
Today we have septic system inspections scheduled in Wrentham, North Attleboro, Blackstone, Bellingham, Sharon and Franklin MA. If you require a septic inspection for your septic system or if you have any questions about septic systems please do not hesitate to contact us at our Norton office on 508 763 4431 or visit All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services know that in the fall many people are out raking leaves, pruning and generally getting their yards ready for winter. What most non gardeners do not realize is that for many tree varieties fall is the best time to plant them. In fall, the tree can grow new roots without having to feed the leaves. Water requirements are much lower without the leaves on the tree. To us it feels cool in fall, but that is actually the best temperature for root growth. Roots grow best in cool soil. A fall planting allows the tree to grow roots in fall and again in early spring before leaves develop. This gives the tree a good chance to lay down a good set of roots before they need to collect water and nutrients for the leaves. Unfortunately when you are planting large shrubs or trees in your yard if you do so on your leach field you can unknowingly create a septic problem. The roots and sometimes weight of plants can actually damage your drain field which means that your septic system is no longer working correctly and you may need a leach field repair. Septic systems do an amazing job of returning liquids to the soil for purification but the whole system needs to be functioning correctly for this to happen. When septic system failure occurs, the conditions they create are dangerous. These can include:
- Hazardous sewage surfacing in yard
- Health hazards to children and pets
- Noxious odors over large areas
- Polluted streams and ponds
- Sewage back-up in buildings
- Contaminated wells
- Breeding areas for mosquitoes
Today we are at a customer’s home in Westport MA providing a leach field repair which has been damaged when they planted an orchard over it last year. The roots combined with heavy machinery being parked on to of the drainfield during construction have both lead to structural collapse of the leach field piping. A strong sewage odor and dampness over their yard was luckily a sign of a septic problem that the homeowners did not ignore. We can repair the damage so they do not have to worry about the consequences of an inoperative septic system. We also have other septic repairs scheduled today in New Bedford, Fall River, Swansea, Mattapoisett, Marion and Acushnet MA. If you require a septic repair or leach field repair if you have any questions about septic systems please do call us at our office on 508 763 4431 or visit All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have been contacted by a client in Rochester MA who suspects that they have a leach field problem. They have noticed a sewage smell in their yard around the leach field area and there is a consistent wet, sogginess on the field. Other signs that you may have a problem can include lush vegetation over the leach field, frequent pumping of the tank being required, and/or slow drains.
Leach fields fail for two primary reasons. The main reason is referred to as biological clogging. This is the development of a biomat beneath the leachfield that eventually prevents the liquid or effluent from entering the underlying soil. This biomat is a combination of fine organic solids that have been carried out of the septic tank and the remnants of anaerobic bacteria. These bacteria originate in the human intestinal tract and enter the septic system with the waste products. 95% of all leach field failures are biological. The second primary reason is referred to as a mechanical failure. This could be a structural collapse of the leach field piping or chambers, root intrusion, or fine non-organic materials that are washed down to the bottom of the leach field and seal the soil.
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have many years experience identifying and repairing leach field problems and will find locate and solve our client’s leach field problem. We have other septic repair appointments today in Dighton, Raynham, Rehoboth and Lakeville MA. If you suspect that you have a septic problem or if you have questions about your septic system 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 here to provide assistance if a spooky noise is coming from your Septic System. Your Septic System probably does not have a ghost, even on Halloween, so we would suggest you contact us to discuss your concerns and we can arrange an onsite appointment, if necessary. Our experienced technicians and inspectors can quickly locate and fix septic problems so you do not need to be scared of any frightening surprises coming from your septic system this Halloween. We already have septic repair appointments scheduled today in Upton, Berlin, Bolton, Clinton, Marlborough and Holliston MA. If you have any questions about your septic system or wish to schedule a septic repair please do contact our Norton office on 508 763 4431 or visit All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have the experience and knowledge to identify and repair septic problems when they arise for our customers. Today we are replacing an outlet baffle for a customer in Westport, MA. The outlet baffle directs the flow of effluent from the tank to the drainfield or leach field; it prevents the scum layer from going straight into the outlet pipe and causing drainfield clogs and premature system failure. Our customer had noticed sewage smells coming from their septic system and chose to contact us to investigate the issue. We were able to determine that the cause was a defective outlet baffle and will be able to replace the baffle and therefore ensure that the smell will disappear but more importantly there won’t be any larger and more serious problems created by this issue. We also have other septic repairs including a septic pump repair today in Westport, New Bedford, Fairhaven, Acushnet and Freetown MA. If you are concerned that 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 All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services are committed to both the safety of our technicians and customers. We therefore hold monthly safety meetings with our safety manager and our technicians to discuss safety concerns and questions. We also cover any accidents or near misses and how to prevent future issues. We discuss the equipment that is being ordered including warning tape and safety glasses and training that has been completed including orientation safety training and confined space training. We also always have an in depth safety topic to discuss which this month was driving which is especially pertinent at this time of year with the weather getting worse and roads getting slippy with rain and leaves, children walking and cycling to school and people rushing to get children to school on time. We covered pedestrian safety, school bus safety and reiterated company driving policies. Our technicians are on the road daily going from one job site to another often early in the morning or finishing late, in unfamiliar locations and in residential neighbourhoods so we want to ensure that they, and our customers, are safe. Today we have technicians providing septic services throughout the region from Clinton to Marshfield and Wayland to Fairhaven. They provide essential septic repairs, septic services and septic inspections to our customers so we want them to arrive in a safe and timely manner. If you require any septic services or if you have any questions about your septic system please do contact us at our Norton office where we are always happy to provide assistance on 508 763 4431 or visit All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services has a septic rejuvenation appointment today for a customer in North Reading MA. Septic Rejuvenation utilizes a patented technology to intermittently aerate the drainfield and surrounding soil. This method is used as an alternative to aerating the wastewater in the septic tank. It allows failed septic systems to rapidly rejuvenate, extending the lifespan of the drainfield and the septic system, while enhancing the treatment process. This technology has been applied in residential situations for both single and multi-family dwellings, as well as commercial situations, servicing hotels, laundromats, grocery stores, food processing facilities, healthcare services, marinas, restaurants and more.
Some of the benefits associated with Septic Rejuvenation include:
- rapid restoration of proper septic system functions
- lower costs for installation, operation and maintenance
- enhanced removal of pathogens, nitrogen, phosphorus and B.O.D.
- minimal damage/disruption to existing property landscape
- long term, cost-effective solution
We also have septic repairs including a septic pump repair and d-box repair scheduled today in Oxford, Brookfield, Spencer and Ware MA. If you would be interested in Septic Rejuvenation or if you require a septic repair or have any questions about septic systems 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 attending a septic repair today for a residential customer located in Rochester MA. Our customer noticed sewage smells coming from their septic tank and wisely chose to contact us to investigate further. The source of this problem was a faulty pump, which failed to keep up with the waste entering the system so the tank was getting too full which allowed gases to escape. We can actually provide a septic pump repair in this instance and save the customer from needing to replace the entire pump. We have in stock many septic pumps from different manufacturers including Blue Diamond, FujiClean and HiBlow and their rebuild kits so we can carry out repairs in many instances without having to wait to order in parts. We also have other septic repairs scheduled today in Taunton, Norton, Mattapoisett and Marion 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 All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services