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Although cesspools are now out of date and there are more efficient and environmentally conscious alternatives Massachusetts does not require them to be replaced.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

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services Available For Septic Inspections, Septic Repairs, Septic Pumping, Septic Cleaning and Septic Services This Winter

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services know that on days like today when it is cold and wet and snowy that winter is certainly still with us in New England and is likely to remain for a good few months to come. However that does not mean that at All Clear we put up a ‘closed’ sign and sit around the fire with our feet up. We still have plenty of septic work that we can do and are doing for customers in our area. We have septic inspections scheduled today in Acushnet, Berkley, Freetown, Fall River, Swansea and Dighton MA. As long as we can get to you and your septic is not buried under a foot of frozen snow and ice we can still carry out your septic inspection. If you require a septic system inspection, septic repairs, septic pumping, septic cleaning or any septic service this winter please do call All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services to find out how we can help you on 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

Septic Cleaning Will Increase The Lifespan Of Your Septic System

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 system it is advisable to maintain your it which includes cleaning and pumping to flush out sludge and scum, which do not drain like effluent. Today we have septic cleaning scheduled for customers in Dighton, Freetown, East Bridgewater, Norton, Taunton and Raynham MA. 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. If you need to schedule a septic cleaning or have any questions please do contact our Norton, MA office on 508-763-4431 or visit http://www.allclearseptic.com

Some Septic Systems, Where Topographic Considerations Require, Operate With The Inclusion Of A Septic Pump

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have extensive experience replacing and repairing septic pumps including FujiClean septic pumps, sewage grinder pumps, HiBlow septic pumps, E One Pumps and Blue Diamond septic pumps. Some septic systems can operate with gravity alone or some, where topographic considerations require, with inclusion of a septic pump. Today we have septic repairs, including septic pump repairs and replacement appointments, in Westport, New Bedford, Marion, Mattapoisett, Freetown, Acushnet and Rochester MA. If you need a septic repair or if you have any concerns about your septic system please do contact our Norton office on 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

Septic Inspections In Lakeville, Rochester, Freetown, Marion and Mattapoisett MA

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services know that as it gets colder and winter tightens its grip on us nobody wants to be working outside or even consider exterior projects. However people do still move house and sell property even in the middle of winter. If you are selling a property in Massachusetts with a septic system that is not on town sewer you are required to have a septic inspection before Title Transfer can take place. However the state of Massachusetts acknowledge that in New England weather can sometimes make this difficult so as stated on the Massachusetts Official Website of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs:

‘ If weather conditions preclude inspection at the time of transfer, the inspection may be completed as soon as weather permits, but in no event later than six months after the transfer, provided that the seller notifies the buyer in writing’

At All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services we will always endeavour to carry out your septic inspection as scheduled but if the weather does prevent us from doing your septic inspection we have sufficient inspectors that we can reschedule your appointment as soon as the weather has cleared. Today we have septic inspections in Lakeville, Rochester, Freetown, Marion and Mattapoisett MA. If you need a septic inspection or if you have any questions about septic systems or inspections please do contact us on 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

 

All Clear Septic And Wastewater Services Provide Septic Education In Addition To Septic Services

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have septic service appointments today in Attleboro, Norton, Dighton, Berkley, Freetown, Swansea and Fall River MA. All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have many clients on service maintenance schedules. We service our clients’ septic systems on a quarterly, biannual or annual basis depending on their needs and those of their septic system. Proper servicing and maintenance of your septic system will ensure that it lasts longer and will not need unexpected repairs. There are also some steps that you and your family can take to help the longevity 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

At All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services we provide septic education in addition to services to help our customers maintain their septic systems. If you need to schedule a service or if you have any questions please do contact our Norton Office 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

Septic Pumping Is An Important Part Of Your Septic System Maintenance

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services are available to do the septic maintenance that everyone would rather took care of itself but unfortunately needs to be done and arranged.

Septic Pumping is an important part of your septic system maintenance. If you do not have this done your system will get clogged and full and when that happens it will cease to work efficiently and eventually fail. As you can probably imagine a failed septic system is not a pretty sight (or smell) and is often a very expensive thing to fix. This can be avoided if you not only have your septic system pumped regularly but also use a through and reputable company to do so. The frequency that your septic system should be pumped varies on a variety of factors including the size of your system and the amount it is used however it is recommended that it is pumped every 3-5 years. 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.

Today we have septic pumping scheduled in Attleboro, Norton, Seekonk, Fall River, Freetown, Lakeville and Acushnet, MA. If it has been over three years since your septic tank had a pump out please contact us for an evaluation and to arrange septic pumping if necessary on 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

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Upgrades and Risers for Your Septic System

septic risers and upgrades All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services has septic repairs and improvement and upgrade appointments today for customers in New Bedford, Westport, Mattapoisett, Marion, Fall River, Freetown, and Acushnet, MA.

We are installing a riser and cover for one client because it will make their septic system more accessible and it will also be safer and more attractive.   Our risers and covers are strong and durable and once installed the homeowners will be able to provide easy access to the system for future repairs, upgrades, and cleaning services, eliminating the need to dig and excavate the system each time it needs to be pumped.

We are also installing an effluent filter in the outlet tee of another customer’s septic tank to extend the life of their system.  Due to the high cost associated with replacing a septic system, this seemingly small upgrade to a system will prove to be cost effective over time.

If you require a septic repair or would be interested in septic system improvements please do contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

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Keep Your Septic System Operating Properly with Septic Cleaning

septic system cleaningAll Clear Septic and Wastewater Services has septic cleanings scheduled in Acushnet, Taunton, Dighton, Lakeville, Freetown, and Rochester, 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 your 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 cleaning or if you wish to schedule an appointment please do contact our office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

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Septic Distribution Box (D-Box) Replacement

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services 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, Fall River, 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 office at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com

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