All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have the experience and knowledge to identify and repair septic problems when they arise for our customers. Today we are replacing an outlet baffle for a customer in Westport, MA. The outlet baffle directs the flow of effluent from the tank to the drainfield or leach field; it prevents the scum layer from going straight into the outlet pipe and causing drainfield clogs and premature system failure. Our customer had noticed sewage smells coming from their septic system and chose to contact us to investigate the issue. We were able to determine that the cause was a defective outlet baffle and will be able to replace the baffle and therefore ensure that the smell will disappear but more importantly there won’t be any larger and more serious problems created by this issue. We also have other septic repairs including a septic pump repair today in Westport, New Bedford, Fairhaven, Acushnet and Freetown MA. If you are concerned that 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 All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services has septic service appointments for clients in Rehoboth, Rochester, Seekonk, Freetown, Attleboro and Dighton MA today. 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 service our septic clients septic systems on a quarterly, biannual or annual basis. The regularity depends on various factors including the type of septic system and its usage.
We have separate plans for customers with ‘summer’ homes for example who are not using their septic system all year round and therefore their septic needs are different. If you need to arrange a septic service or have any questions about septic services or septic systems please do contact our Norton office on 508 763 4431 or visit All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services are happy to take on the responsibility of maintaining your septic system so you don’t need to concern yourself with it. We schedule quarterly, biannual or annual appointments with our customers who are on our preventative maintenance plans so we can monitor and maintain their septic systems. The regularity of septic services depends on the customer, their needs and the type of system that they have. For example a Dunkin Doughnuts restaurant requires more frequent service appointments than a small summer cottage that is not used year round. Today we have septic services scheduled for customers in Rochester, Seekonk, Fall River, Freetown and Swansea MA. If you would be interested in our preventative maintenance program or wish to schedule a septic service or have questions contact our Norton office on 508 763 4431 or visit All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services are always here to help homeowners with their septic problems. However you need to be aware that you have a septic problem before you know that you need someone to come and fix it.
Some signs of a septic issue are:
- Muddy soil or pools of wastewater around your septic tank or soil absorption system.
- Very green or lush grass a vegetation on your leach field or near your septic tank.
- Sewage smells around your system or inside your house.
- Backups when you do laundry, take showers, or flush the toilet.
If you see these signs it is never a good idea to wait to have them looked at. A small septic problem with an easy and inexpensive repair can become a much larger, more expensive and more disruptive problem if left unaddressed. We have extensive experience locating and repairing septic problems. We have septic repairs scheduled today in Acushnet, Freetown, Lakeville, Norton and Rochester MA. If you need 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
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All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services know that in Massachusetts Title 5 is there to protect property owners with septic systems or who plan to buy a property with a septic system. As stated on the Mass Gov Website:
“Failing septic systems and cesspools can contaminate drinking water, shellfish beds, and beaches. Title 5 of the State Environmental Code protects us by requiring inspection of private sewage disposal systems. Local boards of health receive these inspection reports. Most systems will pass inspection. Title 5 requires the replacement or upgrade of systems that fail.
If you own a home with a septic system or cesspool and plan to put it up for sale, add a bedroom, or change its use, you will need to get a system inspection.”
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have licensed septic inspectors who regularly carry out Title 5 Septic Inspections for property owners all over Massachusetts. Today we have Title 5 Septic Inspections scheduled in New Bedford, Mattapoisett, Westport, Acushnet, Fall River and Freetown MA. If you require a Title 5 Septic Inspection or if you have any questions about septic inspections or septic systems please do contact our Norton office on 508-763-4431 or visit the All Clear Septic and Preservation Services Website
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have been called out to a property in Rochester MA to locate a septic problem, determine the cause of the septic issue and then provide a septic repair. The property owner has noticed a few signs that they may have a septic problem so have sensibly contacted us to investigate the issue. It is always best to look into a septic concern as soon as it becomes apparent rather than ignore it and hope it might go away, which in our experience never happens and sometimes results in a much larger and more expensive repair. Signs that you may have a septic problem include:
1. Pipe Gurgling Sounds
2. Toilet Flushing Issues
3. Slow Drains
4. Water Backup
5. Bad Odors
6. Greener Grass
7. Patches of Standing Water
We have other septic repairs scheduled today in Freetown, Lakeville, Sharon, Acushnet, Marion and Norton MA. If you have noticed signs that you have a septic problem please do contact our office to discuss your concerns or schedule an appointment on 508-763-4431 or visit http://www.allclearseptic.com
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
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services regularly attend septic problems that could have been avoided if the property owner had better information and knowledge about how to ‘live’ in a home which has its own septic system and is not on town sewer. A 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 septic 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. A water meter can be helpful for households that feed off of a well. The government website http://www.energystar.gov also has a lot of helpful ideas and tips for reducing water usage.
Always remember that 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.
We are providing a septic repair for a large family with a home in Rochester MA today and the root cause of their septic problems was that they were having a large laundry day once a week instead of spreading loads out over an entire week. This strained their system too much and has resulted in a repair being necessary. We have other septic repairs today in Raynham, Rehoboth, Seekonk, Swansea and Freetown 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://allclearseptic.com/education/
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services know that today we are midway through the year with the most hours of daylight that we will see in 2018. Today we have the most time to ensure that we are keeping up with our home maintenance and this is especially important for your septic system. Following good septic maintenance practices and advice will ensure that you don’t have ‘dark days’ with your septic system.
Septic System Do’s and Don’ts
Things you should do
- DO get your septic tank pumped regularly and have it checked for any cracks or leaks.
- 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 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.
Following the above advice will help ensure that you do not do anything that will result in needing a septic repair however it will not stop essential septic maintenance being necessary. Today we have septic pumping scheduled for customers in Carver, Middleboro, Lakeville, Freetown, Taunton and Norton MA. Septic pumping is essential septic maintenance that you should not neglect and even if you have no signs of a septic problem your system should always be pumped, usually every 3-5 years but this does vary on a variety of factors. If you wish to schedule a septic system pump out or if you have any septic maintenance or septic system questions please do contact our Norton office on 508-763-4431 or visit http://allclearseptic.com/education/
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services is replacing a D-Box for a customer today in Westport, MA. A septic distribution box (D-Box) is a container used to receive septic system effluent from a septic tank and to re-distribute the effluent into a network of attached drainfield or soakaway bed absorption trenches and pipes. The D-box works by gravity, flowing effluent into the drainfield (or leach field) piping network. It must be installed correctly to ensure that it distributes evenly. You must also maintain your septic system and the best way to do this is to have your system regularly pumped and to use your septic system correctly. The following are some steps that you can take to ensure that you maintain 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 for customers today in Mattapoisett, Marion, Onset, Lakeville, Freetown and New Bedford, MA. Many of these repairs could have been avoided if the property owners had followed some of the above advice. If you need a septic repair or if you have any questions please do contact our Norton office on 508-763-4431 or visit http://www.allclearseptic.com
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