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Septic Repairs Can Be Avoided By Knowing What Is Septic Safe To Go Down Your Drains

septic maintenanceAll Clear Septic and Wastewater Services know that septic systems are a wonderfully green choice, which saves on any local sewer charges that would normally appear on your tax bill, and are easy to care for if you keep on top of maintenance. Simply remember that anything you put down the drain will end up in the septic tank, and not all of it will be healthy for the system. Always ensure you’re using green cleaners and paper products that are septic-safe, and refrain from overloading the system with other contaminants. Unfortunately for some septic system owners this advice comes too late and we are often called out for septic repairs on septic systems which could have been avoided by just being more aware of what is entering your septic system and making sure that everyone who is using your system knows what can and can not be put down the drain. We have pulled toys, clothing, sanitary and personal items from septic tanks which have caused problems in addition to seeing chemicals such as drain cleaners, paint and acne medicine adversely affect customer septic systems. Today we have septic repairs scheduled for customers in Canton, Sharon, Stoughton, Hingham, Hanover and West Bridgewater 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  http://www.allclearseptic.com where we will be happy to help you.

Septic Pumping Also Provided By All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services not only inspects septic systems and repairs septic systems but also provides essential septic system maintenance – perhaps most importantly septic pumping. Septic Systems must be pumped periodically to remain operating correctly. Even if your system seems to be working correctly you do not want to wait it until it shows evidence of septic problems before you choose to pump your system. By then you could have a large septic problem which may require an expensive septic repair whereas staying on top of your septic pumping schedule will ensure that you are doing the most important part of maintaining your septic system. Septic systems do not need to be pumped that often, if fact if you pump too often you can harm your septic system by removing the beneficial bacteria that is required to process your waste. A properly maintained septic system should only be pumped every 2-5 years, as needed, to avoid removing the “good” bacteria and keep the system running smoothly. You only need to have your system pumped annually if you have a garbage disposal. Today we have septic pumping appointments in Bridgewater, Canton, Middleboro, Mansfield, Stoughton and Raynham MA. If it has been over three years since you had your septic tank pumped, give All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services a call at our Norton office on 508-763-4431 for an evaluation and to set up quick and easy pumping arrangements.

Septic Repairs Scheduled On President’s Day

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services wishes you a Happy President’s Day. This holiday is celebrated on the 3rd Monday in the month of February in honor of George Washington, the first president of the United States, who was born February 22, 1732. This is federal holiday which means that while we honor our history we are will working at All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services if you need us. This is great news if you have an urgent septic repair that needs to be done. If your septic system is not operating correctly it is always a good idea to have it seen by a professional as soon as possible because a delay can result in a bigger and more expensive problem. Today we have septic repairs scheduled in Bellingham, Blackstone, Franklin, Canton, Sharon and Mansfield 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 http://www.allclearseptic.com

Don’t Forget About Your Septic System’s Leach Field

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services are often called to a client’s property when they require repairs because damage has been done to their septic system’s leach field (also called a drain field). We find that many property owners who know they have a septic system and know they have a septic tank forget, or do not know,  that another essential part of their septic system is a leach field. Septic leach fields are used to remove contaminants and impurities from the liquid that emerges from the septic tank. A septic tank, the septic drain field, and the associated piping compose a complete septic system. The septic drain field is effective for disposal of organic materials readily catabolized by a microbial ecosystem.

Some advice to keep your leach field operating correctly is:

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 have an effluent filter installed to prevent debris from entering your drainfield.
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.

We have a leach field repair scheduled today in Wayland MA. We also have septic repair appointments in Millis, Sharon, Canton and Norton MA. If you require a septic repair or if you have any questions about your septic system please do contact us on 508-763-4431 or visit http://www.allclearseptic.com

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services Often Have Septic Inspections That Come From Realtor Referrals

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services hopes that everyone who went out Black Friday shopping got some bargains! Although getting a bargain is always satisfying you must also try to remember that something is only a bargain if you need it and it is a quality product. If your bargain breaks after a few days or turns out to not do the job it was bought for suddenly your purchase does not seem to be as successful as you thought. The same is true for any purchase which is why at All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services we strive to provide a quality service at a competitive price. We know that today’s consumers will not only shop around for price but also quality of work. We have an excellent reputation in the region for the quality of the septic services that we provide and often our work comes from referrals from satisfied customers and realtors who have passed our name onto their clients. Today we have septic inspections scheduled including inspections that came from realtor referrals in Stoughton, Sharon, Hanover, Hanson, Canton and East Bridgewater MA. If you need a septic inspection or if you have questions about septic systems please do contact our Norton office on 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

Septic Cleanings Will Keep Your Septic System Operating Correctly

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services has septic cleanings scheduled in Holliston, Canton, Foxboro, Stoughton, Sharon and Mansfield MA. It is essential to have your septic system pumped and cleaned regularly to ensure it keeps operating correctly. The timing of your cleanings will depend on a variety of factors including the size of your tank and the amount of use it gets but generally septic tanks should be cleaned every 3 years, or annually if you have a waste disposal. Essentially all of the wastewater from you sink, shower, bath, toilet, washing Machine etc leave your house and combine in your septic tank. But once there it separates into heavy sludge which sinks to the bottom of your tank, proteins, fats and oils become a floating scum layer and in the middle is the liquid effluent. It is the effluent that drains into your leachfield or drainfield. Even with a healthy and correctly operating septic system the sludge layer will build up which therefore requires septic cleaning to remove it and ensure that your system continues to operate correctly. At All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services we utilize 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 to ensure that we perform a thorough septic cleaning. If you have any questions about septic cleanings or if you wish to schedule an appointment please do contact our office on 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services Provide Cesspool Services and Cesspool Repairs

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services has experience working with customers with cesspools on their properties. 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. Cesspools are not required to be replaced however they do need to be maintained or if they 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 they will need to be upgraded. All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services provide cesspool services and repairs and have also done cesspool replacements when required. Today we have appointments for both cesspool repairs and services in Holliston, Millis, Canton, Wayland, Southborough, Boxborough and Stow MA. If you have a cesspool and need cesspool service, cesspool repairs or have any questions please do contact our Norton office on 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

 

Our Preventative Maintenance Program Makes Septic System Ownership Hassel Free

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services want to make septic system ownership as hassle free as possible for our clients so we created our preventative maintenance program. Our affordable Preventative Maintenance Program is designed to give our residential and commercial clients peace of mind in knowing that their septic system is being properly maintained, checked and monitored. This is important because a failing septic system can cause the following:

  • serious health risks to your family or neighbors
  • degrade the surrounding environment including groundwater, lakes and streams
  • reduce your property value
  • cost thousands of dollars to repair

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Service’s Preventative Maintenance Contracts are available for specific types of septic systems, including:

  • conventional septic systems
  • pressure distribution systems
  • innovative and alternative systems, such as FAST Systems, Eljen Systems, Presby Systems and Oakson Systems

We provide our Preventative Maintenance Program customers with regular monitoring of the entire septic system – just leave the dirty work to us with confidence! With over 15 years of experience working in the local septic industry, we are the clear choice for your septic system maintenance and repair services. Today we have septic system services for clients in Holliston, Millis, Southborough, Canton, Sharon and Foxboro MA. If you would be interested in septic system services or if you have any questions about these services please do contact our Norton office on 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

 

Septic Services Reduce the Probability of Unexpected Repairs

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services provides septic system services to our clients on a quarterly, biannual or annual basis depending on their system and needs.

Customers who choose to have regular septic system services can be confident that their septic system is working correctly and is maintained so  they don’t need to be concerned with unexpected septic repairs. If a septic system is regularly maintained its longevity will also be increased.

Today we have septic services scheduled in Stoughton, Carver, Canton, Bridgewater, Hanson, and Middleboro, MA. If you would be interested in septic system services or if you have any questions about septic services please do contact our Norton, MA office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

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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 energystar.gov 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 www.allclearseptic.com

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