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Septic Inspections and Voluntary Septic Assessments Carried Out Today

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services’ licensed septic inspectors have been carrying out thorough and reliable septic inspections in Massachusetts for over 15 years. As stated by the Mass Gov Website Title 5 Septic Inspections are 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.
  • 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.

The majority of our inspections are for a property transfer, often scheduled by the seller but sometimes we provide an inspection for the buyer of a home with a septic system. Today we have septic inspections scheduled in Seekonk, Fairhaven, New Bedford, Fall River and Westport MA and most are for property transfers but one is for a voluntary septic assessment. Mass Gov States that:

“A system owner may choose voluntarily to have an assessment of the condition of the system even if there is no requirement for an inspection. Results of these voluntary assessments are solely for the use of the owner, and do not need to be submitted to local Boards of Health or MassDEP.”

Property owners are likely to schedule a voluntary assessment of their septic system because the want to know its condition and see if maintenance or repairs are required. This is important because failing systems can:

  • cause a serious health threat to your family and neighbors,
  • degrade the environment, especially lakes, streams and groundwater,
  • reduce the value of your property,
  • be very expensive to repair,
  • and put thousands of water supply users at risk if you live in a public water supply watershed and fail to maintain your system

If you need to schedule a septic system inspection, for any reason, or if you have questions about septic inspections please do contact us at our Norton office on 508 763 4431 or visit All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services

New England Weather Does Not Stop Us Providing Septic Services

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services knows that although it may be a bit warmer today by the end of the week it’s possible that we will have more freezing temperatures and snow. However at All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services we do not close when it gets cold out. We still provide our septic services to our customers even in winter weather. Today we have septic services scheduled, including septic repairs and septic upgrades, for customers in Lakeville, Acushnet and Rehoboth MA. We are also adding a riser to the outlet of a septic tank for a customer in Rochester MA. Adding risers, covers and filters to your septic system will improve its effectiveness. When your septic system is more accessible, it is also much safer and more attractive. These goals can be achieved through the use of strong, durable risers and system covers. Once installed, homeowners are able to provide easy access to the system for future septic repairs, septic upgrades or cleaning services, eliminating the need to dig and excavate the system each time it needs to be pumped. Another septic upgrade we can provide to customers is the addition of a effluent filter. Engineers, scientists and educators in the septic industry 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 Services’ Preventative Maintenance Program, and professional pumping, your septic system could actually last indefinitely. Due to the high cost associated with replacing a septic system, these seemingly small upgrades to your system will pay off in a big way. If you would be interested in septic system upgrades or if you need a septic repair or other septic services or if you have any questions about septic systems please do contact our Norton office on 508 763 4431 or visit

Septic System Services Let Property Owners Relax And Put Their Feet Up

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services know that on days when the temperature is very unlikely to creep above freezing staying indoors with your feet up is always an attractive option. However if you have a septic system that requires maintenance that is not always a wise choice unless you have a company that will do that preventative maintenance for you. We provide regular septic system services for our customers so they can relax and no longer worry about septic system maintenance. Septic services are an ideal way for property owners to be totally confident that their septic system maintenance is being done without have to concern themselves about it. We maintain, check and monitor the septic system and notify our customer if we find anything that may be a problem in the future which can prevent small septic problems becoming large and expensive septic failures. We provide preventive maintenance services to both commercial and residential customers all over the region. Today we have septic system services scheduled for customers in Falmouth, Mashpee, Bourne, Sandwich, Yarmouth, Barnstable and Dennis MA. If you would be interested in a septic service or if you have any questions please do contact our Norton office on 508 763 4431 or visit All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services

Cesspool Services In Massachusetts

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services know that the word ‘cesspool’ does not conjure up pleasing images and if you are considering buying a property that word can certainly put a damper on enthusiasm you might have for it. However with the proper maintenance a cesspool is not the problem that you may fear. A cesspool is a pit which acts as both a settling chamber for solids and a leaching system for liquids. They are classed under on-site sewage disposal (“septic”) systems (which) are governed by Title 5 of the State Environmental Code 310 CMR 15.000. And

“Title 5 requires that systems be inspected under certain circumstances. In this manner, system owners can be educated about the importance of properly maintaining their systems, and those systems that are an environmental or public health threat can be identified and upgraded.”

More infomation can be found on the Mass Gov website.

Therefore as long as you maintain your cesspool so it does not become a environmental or public concern your cesspool can continue to process a property’s waste and wont need to be upgraded. However a cesspool does generally require more ongoing maintenance than a conventional septic system. All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services do provide property owners with cesspool services to ensure that their cesspool gets the necessary maintenance and continues to operate correctly and efficiently. Today we have cesspool services scheduled in Dudley, Sturbridge, Oxford, Spencer, East Brookfield and Brimfield MA. If you have a cesspool and have questions or if you need a cesspool service please do contact our Norton Office on 508 763 4431 or visit All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services

Septic Cleaning In Northern Massachusetts

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services know that proper maintenance is key to ensure that your septic system operates correctly, efficiently and continues to do so. Without regular maintenance your septic system will fail and will need to be replaced much sooner than if you had regular preventative maintenance. Getting your tanks cleaned on a regular basis will help to improve the efficiency of your septic system and keep it running smoothly. Having your septic tank pumped, which must be done every 3-5 years, does not always mean that your septic system is also ‘cleaned’. All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services takes pride in the work that we do, utilizing 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. Today we are providing septic cleaning to customers in Chelmsford, Westford, Ayer, Carlisle, North Reading and Acton MA. If you would be interested in Septic Cleaning, Septic Pumping or have any septic questions please do contact our Norton office on 508-763-4431 or visit All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services for an evaluation and to set up quick and easy pumping and cleaning arrangements.

Septic Repairs Including A Septic Pump Replacement in Attleboro MA

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have experienced technicians who not only work in the field installing and replacing septic pumps when necessary but they also repair, maintain and refurbish septic pumps in our onsite workshop. We work with many septic pump brands including HiBlow, Blue Diamond and FujiClean. We keep instock different types and sizes of septic pump so we know that we will have the specific pump that is required for our customers when it is needed. 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. Today we are replacing a septic pump for a customer in Attleboro MA. We also have other septic repairs including a septic pump repair in Seekonk, Swansea and Dighton MA. If you need a septic pump repair or septic system repair appointment please do contact our Norton office on 508 763 4431 or visit All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services. It is always inadvisable to wait to have a septic problem looked at and we can schedule appointments on short notice.

Our Septic Inspections May Cover More Than You Expect

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services has septic inspections scheduled today in Hudson, Wayland, Marlborough, Berlin, Bolton and Clinton MA. Our septic inspections are very thorough and are conducted using state of the art color sewer camera equipment. Not only do we inspect the septic system, we also educate you about the proper care and use of the system. We will check the following conditions:

  • Condition of septic tank
  • Effluent level in tank
  • Need for pumping
  • Condition of tank baffles
  • Condition of effluent lift pump (non-gravity systems)
  • Condition of effluent pump chamber
  • Condition of pipe from tank to field
  • Condition of the distribution box
  • Soil clogging in drainfield
  • Tree or plant root intrusion
  • Accumulation of solids in leach field

We will check for the following symptoms of a failing septic system:

  • Slow draining pipes from house
  • Persistent wet areas over the drainfield
  • Sewage surfacing in the area of the septic tank of the D-box
  • Sewage seeping through the foundation
  • Elevated liquid level in drainfield
  • Vegetation over leach field being greener or more lush than rest of yard
  • Sewage odor in yard
  • Effluent flowing back from leach field to septic tank
  • We will provide you with guidelines to help you maximize the life of the septic system.

If you require a septic inspection ir if you have any questions about septic inspections please do contact our Norton office on 508 763 4431 or visit All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services

Septic Inspection and Well Water Sample Taken in Norton, MA

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services often provides septic inspections for customers whose property is not on town sewer. Septic Inspections are 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.
  • 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.

Most regularly we carry out septic inspections for customers who are selling their property which has a septic system which has not been tested in the last two years. Today in addition to providing the usual septic inspection we are also taking a well water sample for a customer in Norton, MA. As stated on the Mass Gov website:

“There is one specific situation in which the inspector CAN determine that the system passes without the need for Further Evaluation. In the event that the septic tank and soil absorption system are located less than 100 feet, but 50 feet or more from a private well, the inspector may facilitate obtaining a well water analysis of the private well. If the analysis is conducted at a laboratory that is certified by the Department and the results of the analysis indicate an absence of fecal coliform bacteria and indicate the levels of ammonia nitrogen and nitrate nitrogen are equal to or less than 5 ppm, and provided no other failure criteria are triggered, then the system can receive a PASSING evaluation without the need for further evaluation by the Board of Health”

At All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services we have been providing septic inspections in the region for many years and we can provide the additional services such as taking a well water sample and taking it to be tested. We have other septic inspections today, in addition to the Norton inspection, in Lakeville, Attleboro, Taunton Raynham and Mansfield MA. If you require a thorough septic inspection or have questions about septic inspections please do contact our Norton office on 508 763 4431 or visit All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services

Our Preventative Maintenance Program Will Take Away Your Septic System Worries

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have many property owners on our preventative maintenance program to maintain the septic system for their property. Our program provides peace of mind to our customers who can be confident that their septic system is being maintained. We service septic systems for residential and commercial properties and also for properties that are not occupied full time. These are not, however, always just ‘summer homes’ but also those that are used for occasional vacations year round, or during the winter ski season. When you have a ‘vacation’ home with a septic system, because it is not on town sewer, it can be wise to choose to have a preventative maintenance program for your septic so you don’t need to worry about its upkeep. We will monitor, service and maintain your septic system so you can be confident that your system is working correctly and any problems will be caught early. If a property is not occupied full time you do not want the worry of a septic issue occurring when you are not home to fix it quickly. A small septic problem, if left can become and large and expensive septic repair. Today we are servicing septic systems for customers on our preventative maintenance program in Westford, Ayer, Carlisle, Chelmsford and Stow MA, some of these homes not being occupied all year round. If you would be interested in having your septic system on our preventative maintenance program so you do not need to concern yourself about your septic system maintenance please do contact us to make an appointment or answer any questions you have on 508 763 4431 or visit All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services

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Septic Pumping Is Necessary To Empty Your Septic Tank Of Sludge and Scum

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services know that to ensure that your septic system continues to work correctly and to increase the lifespan of your septic system it is advisable to maintain your septic system. Septic pumping is essential maintenance that will remove sludge and scum from your septic tank which does not drain like effluent into your leach field system and get purified as it ‘percolates’ into your soil. Today we have septic pumping scheduled for customers in Holliston, Southborough, Grafton, Upton, Millis and Uxbridge MA. It is recommended that you have your septic tank pumped every 3 -5 years but this does depend on various factors including the size of your septic tank and the property’s water usage. Also if you have a garbage disposal you will need to have your tank pumped annually. If you are unsure if your tank needs pumping please do call our office where we will be happy to discuss your options and if you need to schedule septic pumping or if you have any septic questions please do contact our Norton, MA office on 508-763-4431 or visit All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services for an evaluation and to set up quick and easy pumping arrangements.