Septic Inspections in Local Towns Including Sharon, Mansfield and Bellingham

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services has extensive experience in Massachusetts and Rhode Island providing septic services to commercial and residential customers including septic inspections, septic repairs, septic cleaning, septic pumping, septic services, septic upgrades, septic adjustments, cesspool services and cesspool replacements. Today we have septic inspections scheduled in Sharon, Bellingham, Blackstone, Franklin, Mansfield and Wrentham. If you require septic work or if you have any questions about septic systems please do contact our Norton office on 508-763-4431 or visit http://www.allclearseptic.com

Septic Maintenance and Septic Repairs Carried Out Today

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services regularly carry out septic repairs and septic maintenance for customers on all types and parts of septic systems. Today we have pressure distribution maintenance, repairing laterals under the pavement and installing a filter for a customer in Fairhaven, MA. Septic tanks and drain fields have been used for many years but not all soil and site conditions work well for gravity septic systems. The pressure distribution system is one alternative that provides dosing and resting cycle, a uniform distribution of wastewater and shallow placement of the drain field. Installing a filter from your wastewater into the septic tank will help to keep solids from clogging the pump and drainfield pipes. We also have other septic repairs and some septic maintenance scheduled today in Seekonk, Swansea, Freetown, New Bedford and Norton MA. If you require a septic repair, septic maintenance or have questions about your septic system please do contact our office on 508-763-4431 or visit http://www.allclearseptic.com

Septic Inspections Often Lead To Referrals and Repeat Business

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have spent many years in this region providing septic services to property owners. Often the first contact we will have with a client is when they request a septic inspection because they are selling a property or sometimes buying a property with a septic system. This is because in Massachusetts a system inspection is required:

“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.” For more information see https://www.mass.gov/guides/buying-or-selling-property-with-a-septic-system

Today we have septic inspections in Hingham, Canton, Sharon, Stoughton, Scituate, Hanover and East Bridgewater MA. We provide thorough, professional and convenient inspections so much of our business comes from referrals or repeat business. Once we have performed a septic inspection we are then contacted by that customer or by people they have referred to us for septic services, septic repairs, septic improvements, septic upgrades, septic designs, septic pumping or additional septic inspections. If you require a septic inspection or any other septic service 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.

A Septic Alarm Can Prevent Big Septic Problems

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services provide improvements to customers’ septic systems in addition to septic repairs. Today we are installing a septic alarm for a customer in Attleboro MA who wants to ensure that they know if their septic system is not operating as it should. A septic alarm will notify the customer when a septic pump out is required in addition to if there are other problems with their septic system. Often acting quickly if you do have a septic problem will keep a small septic issue from becoming a very large and expensive repair. We have other septic system repair and improvement appointments today in Sharon, Canton and Stoughton MA. If you wish to make an appointment or if you have any questions please do contact our Norton office at 508-763-4431 or visit http://www.allclearseptic.com

septic system alarms

A Septic Alarm Will Notify Property Owners Of Septic Problems And Required Maintenance

septic system alarmsAll Clear Septic and Wastewater Services provide improvements to customers septic systems in addition to repairs. Today we are installing a septic alarm for a customer in Westport MA who wants to ensure that they know if their septic system is not operating as it should. A septic alarm will notify the customer when a septic pump out is required in addition to if there are other problems with the system. Often acting quickly if you do have a septic problem will keep a small septic issue from becoming a very large and expensive repair. We have other septic system repair and improvement appointments today in Mattapoisett, New Bedford, Fairhaven and Fall River MA. If you wish to make an appointment or if you have any questions please do contact our Norton office on 508-763-4431 or visit http://www.allclearseptic.com

Septic Engineering Services Available including PERC Tests, Septic Design and Septic Improvements

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have trained septic experts who can assist property owners with their septic engineering requirements. We can assist with services to improve or repair your property such as soil evaluations, septic design and land use planning, septic improvements such as installation of risers, covers or filters and construction layouts for large or small commercial developments. Today we are conducting a soil evaluation for a customer in Attleboro MA. The soil evaluation will determine if the client’s building site is suitable for a conventional septic system and is typically called a “perc test’ or “perk test” (a percolation test). Traditional septic systems only work if the soil in the leach area is sufficiently permeable that it can readily absorb the liquid effluent flowing into it. Also, there must be sufficient ‘good’ soil from the bottom of the leach pipes to the rock or impervious hardpan below, or to the water table. Less commonly, a site can fail because the soil is too permeable, allowing the effluent to reach the groundwater before it is fully treated. Very steep slopes are also unsuitable for a conventional leach field. The specific standards vary from town to town, but any of these characteristics can prohibit the use of a standard gravity-fed septic system. All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have extensive experience with various types of septic system so there are always alternative systems that can be used if the perc test does show some unfavourable results for a conventional system. We also have extensive experience with towns in this region so we know the individual requirements for different towns. We have other septic engineering appointments today in Norton, Rehoboth, Raynham and Dighton MA. If you would be interested in our septic engineering services or if you have any questions about septic engineering please do contact our Norton office on 508-763-4431 or visit http://www.allclearseptic.com

Septic Repair Replacing A D-Box For A Customer in Attleboro

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have a septic repair scheduled today for a customer in Attleboro MA. We are replacing their distribution Box (D-Box). A D-Box is exactly as it sounds – it’s a box that moves, or distributes, treated wastewater from your septic tank into your leach field or drain field. It must be level and installed correctly or your watewater will not distribute evenly across your leach field and this can lead to over saturation and clogging which is not desirable. The d-box we are replacing was damaged when heavy equipment was mistakenly parked on top of it which broke and moved it. We have found that many property owners with septic systems while they know they have a septic tank sometimes forget that the leachfield and d-box are also essential parts of their septic system and must also be maintained. Here are a few simple tips to help you look after all parts of your septic system:

  • 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, etcetera with drain limiting valves that will only allow five gallons per minute to drain from fixture
  • Do not drive vehicles over leach fields

We also have septic repairs scheduled in Norton, Stoughton, Canton and Taunton MA and some of these repairs could have been avoided by following the above advice. If you have any questions about your septic system or if you need a septic repair please do contact our Norton office on 508-763-4431 or visit http://www.allclearseptic.com

Septic Alarm Installation and Investigation In Rochester and Westport

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services are experienced working with septic systems and because we have extensive knowledge of septic systems we can use this to diagnose septic problems to find the source of the problem and to carry out a septic repair when required. Today we are installing a septic alarm for a customer in Rochester MA who wants to have this safeguard inplace to notify them if they have a septic issue that needs to be addressed. This septic alarm is in place because their septic system has a septic pump which moves wastewater from the septic tank to the drain field or leach field. If the septic pump is not operating correctly the septic alarm will turn on. We also have an appointment for a customer in Westport MA who has noticed that their septic alarm is on and they need a septic specialist to locate the problem and fix their septic system. We have extensive experience repairing and replacing septic pumps including Blue Diamond, Hiblow and FujiClean pumps. If you require a septic repair, septic improvement or have any questions about your septic system please do contact our Norton office on 508-763-4431 or visit http://www.allclearseptic.com

Cesspools Need Regular Maintenance

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services work with many customers that don’t have a conventional septic system on their property but instead have a cesspool. As stated on the Mass Gov website:

“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. A conventional septic system has a tank where solids can settle and begin to degrade, a distribution box, and a soil absorption system (SAS) that further treats the effluent by removing some of the bacteria, viruses, phosphorus, and nitrogen.”

Although cesspools are now out of date and there are more efficient and environmentally conscious alternatives Massachusetts does not require them to be replaced. They state that:

“Only those 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 (310 CMR 15.303). 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 provide cesspool services to customers so that they can ensure that their system continues to operate correctly. Today we have cesspool services scheduled in Rehoboth, Rochester, Lakeville, Freetown, Dighton and Norton MA. We do also provide cesspool replacements and have recently done so in Oxford, Southborough and Wrentham MA. If you have a cesspool and require services or replacement or if you have any questions please do contact our office on 508-763-4431 or visit http://www.allclearseptic.com

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