Small Changes and Actions Can Help Prevent Septic Problems Like Installing A Lint Filter On Your Washer

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have extensive knowledge of septic systems having worked within the septic industry for over 15 years in this region. We are always willing to share our knowledge to help our customers better use and maintain their septic systems. We have found that many people who have perhaps not lived in a home with a septic system, instead of town sewage, are unaware of some easy changes that they can make to ensure that their septic system continues to work correctly and to avoid costly repairs. We would suggest:

Septic System Do’s and Don’ts

Things you should do
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 get your septic tank pumped regularly and have it checked for any cracks or leaks.
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.

 

Unfortunately not following these suggestions can result in septic problems. We were contacted by a customer who needed a septic repair and we found that discharge from a laundry machine, as pictured, was causing the problem.

Laundry machine discharge

This is why, as recommended above, it is important to install a lint filter on your washer to keep this from clogging your septic system. We have other septic repairs today in Swansea, Rehoboth, New Bedford, Westport and Mattapoisett MA today. If you require a septic repair or if you have a septic concern and have questions please do contact us and we will be happy to help on 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

We Have The Extensive Experience Needed for Septic Repairs

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have extensive experience working with customers to repair their septic systems as problems arise.

This week we are inspecting a septic tank for a customer in Rochester MA and then repairing or plugging the weep hole as necessary. We will also install an alarm float and tree and 2 new cement covers. We also have additional septic repairs scheduled for customers in Mattapoisett, Marion and Fairhaven MA.

If you require a septic repair or if you have any questions about your septic system or concerns please do contact our Norton, MA office on 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

Happy Columbus Day from All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services wishes its customers and friends a Happy Columbus Day!

Today is the day we celebrate the anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Americas on October 12th 1492. While there are not many homes still around from that period some of us do still live in older homes, some of which have older cesspools rather than modern septic systems or town sewage. A cesspool is a pit which acts as both a settling chamber for solids and a leaching system for liquids. The use of cesspools may overload the capacity of the soil to remove bacteria, viruses, and phosphorus, and to nitrify ammonia and organic nitrogen compounds. Massachusetts does not require that cesspools be replaced however cesspools that exhibit signs of hydraulic failure, are located extremely close to private or public water supplies, or otherwise fail to protect or pose a threat to public health, safety or the environment will need to be upgraded. Also, cesspools must be upgraded prior to an increase in design flow (e.g., the addition of a bedroom to a home or seats to a restaurant).

We have extensive experience working with customers who have cesspools either upgrading them if they are in failure or servicing them to ensure that they continue to operate correctly. Today we are replacing a cesspool for a customer in Swansea MA and have cesspool services in Norton, Rehoboth, Seekonk, Dighton and Taunton MA. If you have a home with a cesspool and either need it to be replaced or need it services please do contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

septic risers and upgrades

Upgrades and Risers for Your Septic System

septic risers and upgrades All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services has septic repairs and improvement and upgrade appointments today for customers in New Bedford, Westport, Mattapoisett, Marion, Fall River, Freetown, and Acushnet, MA.

We are installing a riser and cover for one client because it will make their septic system more accessible and it will also be safer and more attractive.   Our risers and covers are strong and durable and once installed the homeowners will be able to provide easy access to the system for future repairs, upgrades, and cleaning services, eliminating the need to dig and excavate the system each time it needs to be pumped.

We are also installing an effluent filter in the outlet tee of another customer’s septic tank to extend the life of their system.  Due to the high cost associated with replacing a septic system, this seemingly small upgrade to a system will prove to be cost effective over time.

If you require a septic repair or would be interested in septic system improvements please do contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

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Septic System Upgrades

risers All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services provides septic system upgrades to customers who wish to improve the effectiveness of their septic systems and save thousands $ over the lifetime of their septic system.  We can install septic system risers and covers so your septic system is more accessible and 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, homeowners can provide easy access to their septic system for future repairs, upgrades or cleaning services, eliminating the need to dig and excavate the system each time it needs to be pumped.

We also provide effluent filter installation and maintenance.  People in the septic industry, including engineers, scientists, and educators, 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 Clear Septic and Wastewater’s 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.

Today, we are installing a septic system effluent filter for a customer in Attleboro, MA.  We are also installing a riser on the inlet and outlet of tank and dbox for a customer in Acushnet as required by the town Board of Health agent. We have extensive experience in the region with with local town BOH agents and homeowners to ensure that their properties are compliant and safe, in addition to providing financially, and efficiency beneficial upgrades.  If you would be interested in septic system upgrades or if you have any questions please do contact our Norton, MA office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com