Water Usage Habits Important for Septic System

laundry All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services has septic repairs scheduled today for customers in Canton, Stoughton, Bridgewater, Sharon, Norton, and Mansfield, MA.   In addition to the repair itself, we will provide advice and education, if necessary, to the property owner that may help prevent another repair being necessary in the future.

We have found that many people with septic systems are unaware that you may need to change your water usage habits to keep  your system operating correctly.  A common mistake that many septic system owners make is to put too much water into the system.  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, and cost.  A water meter can be helpful for households that feed off of a well.  The government website also has a lot of helpful ideas and tips for reducing water usage. Remember, 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.


If you have questions about your septic system or if you require a septic repair, please do contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit

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Septic System Alarms

septic system alarms All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services is installing a septic system alarm for a customer today in Stow, MA.  Septic tanks can be fitted with an alert system that will notify homeowners when the tank needs pumping.  Some are fitted with alarms that will make a high-pitched noise, or sometimes they use a light on the side of the house as an indicator.

A septic alarm can also indicate a malfunction (such as a broken pump, a power failure, a leak inside or outside the tank, clogged drain pipes, or freezing within the pipes) within your septic system.  Our customer wants to have this reassurance that if they do have a septic problem it will be found quickly, and can, therefore, be fixed without it developing into a large costly septic repair or in extreme cases,septic failure.

 We have recently installed and repaired septic alarms for customers in Ware, Dudley, Millbury, Reading, and Lynnfield, MA.  If you would be interested in a septic alarm, or have questions about septic system alarms, please do contact our Norton MA office at 508-763-4431 or visit


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

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Septic Inspections in Rhode Island Today

septic inspections All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have septic inspections scheduled today for customers in Barrington, Warren, Tiverton, Portsmouth, Jamestown, and Middletown, RI.  Septic inspections are required by many towns throughout Rhode Island, including Charlestown, Jamestown, North Kingstown and South Kingstown.


All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services uses state-of-the-art tools to provide these services to our customers at an affordable rate. If you need to schedule a septic inspection or if you have any questions about septic inspections please do contact our Norton, MA office at 508-763-4431 or visit

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Preventative Maintenance Program by All Clear Septic

septic system maintenance All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services knows that proper preventative maintenance can extend the life of your septic system. Septic systems that are not regularly maintained will average less than 20 years, however studies conducted by field professors, scientists, and engineer,s reveal that proper maintenance can help a septic system to last indefinitely. This can save the homeowner thousands of dollars over a lifetime.

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services offers an affordable Preventative Maintenance Program designed to give our residential and commercial clients peace of mind in knowing that their septic system is being properly maintained, checked, and monitored.  We are so confident in our ability to effectively maintain your septic system, that we offer a “Pass or It’s FREE Guarantee” on Title 5 Inspections to all of our Preventative Maintenance Program customers that are in the program and have followed our recommendations.  We also give our up-to-date Preventative Maintenance Program customers a 50% discount off of all Title 5 Inspections.

We have experience servicing various types of septic system including Singulair Service, FAST Service, Jet System Service, and Fuji Clean Service.  Today, we have a Singulair Service for a customer in Freetown, MA, where we will be doing a full service and aerator.  We also have septic service and preventative maintenance appointments in Berkley, Fall River, Westport, New Bedford, and Fairhaven, MA.  

The regularity of serving depends on the septic system and the use it gets.  For example, a small summer cottage on the cape that is only used seasonally will not need as many services as a large 5 bedroom family home or a restaurant.  If you would be interested in septic system services or have any questions please do contact our Norton MA office at 508-763-4431 or visit

Septic Preservation Services

Meet Jamie Graffam from Septic Preservation Services

Septic Preservation ServicesMeet Jamie Graffam of Septic Preservation Services.  He is a service tech at SPS and has been a member of the team for 3+ years.  He has completed the U.R.I. course for septic inspections as well as several other courses to help him with his service tech responsibilities.

Jamie served 4 years in the Marine Corps after high school and then searched from big business to big business looking for the right fit in a company.  He found that fit with Septic Preservation Services.  He loves being part of the SPS team and particularly likes working outside.

Personally Jamie is engaged to his fiancee Jen, and has two daughters, Keeghan and Kilee.  He is happy to announce that Keeghan will be making him a grandfather early next year.

You never know what you’ll come across in the septic business, and Jamie shared this humorous story with us.

In the course of his duties, Jamie had opened an air box on a septic system, only to find a Momma and a baby snake “I’m not afraid of snakes, but when they catch me off guard, they do startle me a bit”. He removed Mom and took her to the nearby woods to release her, and then returned to remove the baby snake, but as he is kneeling down and catching the snake, his phone vibrates, (fellow SPS team member, Jim Boucher), and really gave him a good scare, (thinking Momma snake had returned to get her baby).  He then realized, to his relief,  it was only his phone.  He answered his phone, laughing,  and had a good story to share with Jim.

Jamie is another member of the skilled and caring team at Septic Preservation Services.  Let them help you make sense of your septic system and answer any questions or concerns you may have.  You can reach them at 877-378-4279 or visit

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Specialized Septic Equipment for Septic Cleaning

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services pride themselves on providing quality service to our customers. Unfortunately, there are quick service companies, septic pumping and cleaning companies, that might seem to save money up front, but will actually cost property owners down the road.

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services utilizes 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. We know that we provide a thorough cleaning for your septic system. Getting your tanks cleaned on a regular basis will help to improve the efficiency of your septic system and keep it running smoothly.

 Today, we have septic cleaning appointments for customers in Carver, Middleboro, Rochester, and Lakeville, MA.  If you need a septic cleaning or have any questions about septic cleaning, please do contact our Norton, MA office at 508-763-4431 or visit

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Honest and Reliable Septic Repairs by All Clear Septic

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services will repair your septic system using the most financially efficient and environmentally responsible methods available. Whenever possible, our goal is to provide our customers with options for repair that will yield high-quality results at a cost-effective price. We value each and every customer and appreciate your business. Our goal is to provide honest and reliable septic repairs and services to residential and commercial customers all over the South Coast region.

For example, we  had a call from a commercial customer in Wayland, MA, who reported that the air pumps in their parking lot were bubbling and some odors are escaping.  We will remove the charcoal filter and install a tee with 2 new charcoal filters on each vent stack.  We have many call from customers with both small and large septic repairs which we can attend to quickly and fix with minimum disruption.  We will also be carrying out septic repairs today for customers in Southborough, Grafton, and Upton, MA.  If you require a septic repair, or if you have concerns about your septic system, please do contact our Norton, MA office at 508-763-4431 or visit

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Team BBQ and Camp Out in New Hampshire

All Clear SepticAll Clear SepticAll Clear Septic and Wastewater Services provides professional, thorough, and quality septic services to our customers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.   We know that our team of inspectors, technicians, engineers, and office staff are the people that make our business a success.  This weekend we had a team BBQ and camp out in New Hampshire where the All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services staff and families all joined together to make our team even stronger.  Our employees joined us from Attleboro, Sharon, Norton, and Foxboro in Massachusetts and from North Kingstown and Cranston in Rhode Island.

Please call us with all your septic questions at 508-763-4431 or visit

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Cape Cod

Title 5 Inspections on Cape Cod

Cape CodAll Clear Septic and Wastewater Services has Title 5 Septic Inspections today in Brewster, Dennis, Mashpee, Orleans, Yarmouth, Falmouth, and Eastham, MA.  A Title 5 Septic Inspection includes:


  • General layout of the system components (location of the building sewer, septic tank or cesspool, distribution box and leaching field)
  • Type of use (e.g., house, school, retail space), Title 5 design flow, and whether the facility is presently occupied
  • Analysis of the criteria specified in Title 5 that indicate system failure, and, for large systems, those which indicate threats to public health and the environment
  • Water use records from the previous two years, if available
  • A description of the septic tank, including its condition, approximate age, thickness of grease/scum layer, and other relevant information
  • A characterization of the distribution box and dosing tanks with pumps, if any, such as condition and evidence of solids carryover or backup
  • The condition of the soil absorption system including, any signs of hydraulic failure


If you require a Title 5 Septic Inspection or if you have any questions please do contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit