All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services are extremely busy this month with septic services for our customers who want to ensure that their septic systems are in good working order before going into the winter season when it can be much harder to fix septic problems if a repair involves digging into frozen ground. When you have your septic system regularly serviced you are making the educated choice to stay ahead of your septic system maintenance and putting your trust in us so we can find any septic repairs before they become a problem or even prevent them from happening at all with effective preventative maintenance. It is much more cost effective to maintain your septic system rather than to run it and not maintain it until you have a large and costly septic problem that requires a septic repair to fix it, at best. Today we have septic services scheduled in Hanson, Halifax, East Bridgewater, Plymouth, Carver and Middleboro MA. If you would be interested in hearing more about our preventative maintenance program or if you wish to schedule a septic service or if you have any questions about septic systems please do contact us at our Norton office on 508 763 4431 or visit All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services knows that regular maintenance is the single most important consideration in making sure your septic system, whether it is a conventional septic system, an innovative/alternative system, or a cesspool, works well over time. Regular septic pumping helps prevent solids from escaping into the drainfield and clogging soil pores. It is advisable to have your septic pumped every 3 – 5 years depending on various factors including the size of your tank and the water usage of your property. If you have a garbage disposal you will need to have your system pumped much more regularly, ideally annually.
Surprisingly some property owners with septic systems do not realise that septic systems need to be regular septic pumping and believe that if they haven’t had any problems then their system doesn’t need a pump out. Unfortunately this is a serious and sometimes costly misconception. As your system is used, solid materials settle to the bottom of the tank, forming a sludge layer. Grease and lightweight materials float to the surface of the septic tank as scum. Normally, properly designed tanks have enough space for up to three to five years’ safe accumulation of sludge. When the sludge level increases beyond this point, sewage has less time to settle properly before leaving the tank. As the sludge level increases, more solid wastes escape into the soil absorption system (SAS). If the SAS becomes so clogged that it cannot absorb liquid at the rate at which it enters the tank, the plumbing will “back up” or unsanitary wastewater will bubble to the surface. Nobody wants this to happen at their property, whether it is a private residence or commercial location so make sure that if you have a septic system that you have it regularly pumped and if you do not know if it is needed please do contact us where we will be happy to speak to you. We have septic pumping scheduled for customers today in Sharon, Marshfield, Hingham, Hanson, Stoughton and Hanover MA. If you wish to schedule a septic pump out or if you have any questions about septic system maintenance, septic pumping or your septic system please do contact our Norton, MA office on 508-763-4431 or visit All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have Title 5 Septic Inspections today for customers in West Bridgewater, Sharon, Raynham, Hanson, Scituate, Hingham, Hanover and Marshfield MA. Included in a Title 5 Septic Inspection is:
- 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 need to schedule a Title 5 inspection or if you have any questions 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 repairing a septic pump for a customer today in Sharon MA. The septic pump, as with all diaphragm operated air pumps, will eventually have wear on the diaphragm so we can repair the pump which will extend the life of the pump and cost significantly less than replacing the entire pump, which is not usually necessary. We have, in stock, many types and size of septic pump including Blue Diamond, HiBlow and Fuji Clean and their associated rebuild kits so you will not usually have to wait for the parts to be ordered. We also have other septic repairs scheduled today in Hanover, Hanson, Halifax, Marshfield and Norton 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
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have been contacted by a customer in Hingham MA who requires a leach field repair. Many septic system problems are actually problems associated with the leach field and not the septic tank. Most people who have a septic system know they have a septic tank and where it is located but many do not realize the importance of a leach field to their system. Here are some ways to avoid problems:
- Never park a car or heavy equipment over your leach field.
- Don’t have heavy items or traffic on your leach field
- Have your septic tank pumped regularly (every 3-5 years usually). Sludge overload near the drain field can result in sulfite and bio-mat buildup
- Don’t pour grease, oil or fats down your sink
- Never plant any new trees or large plants or bushes near your leach field
We have other septic repairs scheduled in Canton, Mansfield, Sharon, Hanson and Halifax MA. If you have a concern about your septic system or if you require a septic repair please contact our Norton office on 508-763-4431 or visit http://www.allclearseptic.com
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services knows that 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. 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 your system fails inspection, Title 5 allows up to 2 years to complete repairs or an upgrade. For more information see: https://www.mass.gov/guides/consumer-protection-tips-septic-system-inspections-and-repairs Today we have septic repairs scheduled for a client who is planning to sell their home in Acushnet MA but failed their septic inspection. We also have Title 5 Septic Inspections scheduled in Norwell, Halifax, Hanson, East Bridgewater and Middleboro MA. If you require a septic inspection, septic repair or if you have any questions about septic systems please do contact our Norton office on 508-763-4431 or visit http://www.allclearseptic.com
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services has extensive experience operating in the septic industry in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. We have built an excellent reputation and established relationships and gained the trust of our clients. This may seem unnecessary for a septic company however we service clients’ septic systems and many of our them have had services with us for many years. We carry out septic system services on a quarterly, biannual or annual basis and we regularly do these services when our clients are not at home. They know that they can trust us to do a professional, timely and thorough service on their septic system. Clients who join our Preventative Maintenance Program have peace of mind in knowing that their septic system is being properly maintained, checked and monitored. We service commercial or residential properties for our customers throughout the region. Today we have septic services scheduled in Hingham, Hanover, Marshfield, Halifax, Plymouth, Hanson and East Bridgewater. If you need to schedule a septic system service or you have questions about septic system services please do contact our Norton office on at 508-763-4431 or visit http://www.allclearseptic.com
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services welcome in this new month with a pinch and a punch! It is the second half of the year already and we are as busy as we have ever been with septic inspections, septic pumping and cleaning, septic services and septic repairs. While we welcome the business we also try to educate our clients so that they use their septic systems correctly and can prevent the necessity of using our septic repair services. Many septic repairs that we are called out to could have been avoided of the property owner had been using their septic system correctly. Here are a few suggestions to follow to help ensure your system continue to work as it should:
Things you should do:
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 get your septic tank pumped regularly and have it checked for any cracks or leaks.
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.
Unfortunately for some of our customers this information comes too late and we have septic repairs scheduled for customers today who could in some instances have avoided their septic breakdown by following the above advice. Today we are at customer properties in Hingham, Marshfield, Hanover, Hanson, Halifax and East Bridgewater MA for septic repairs. If you require a septic repair or if you have any questions or concerns about septic systems please do contact our Norton Office on 508-763-4431 or visit http://www.allclearseptic.com
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have been contacted by a customer in Hingham MA who require a cesspool replacement. We also have cesspool services scheduled today in Scituate, Hanover, Hanson, Marshfield, Halifax and East Bridgewater MA. As stated on Mas Gov:
“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.”
To sell a property you need a Title 5 Inspection to be done. Title 5 does not require that cesspools be replaced however:
“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”.
For more information see: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/title-5-faq
Our office in Norton is actually serviced by a cesspool and not a septic system or town sewer. We treat our system monthly with bacteria to keep it ‘healthy’ and operating correctly. Certainly a cesspool, if maintained, does not need to be a problem for your property.
If you are not on town sewer and have a cesspool which you are concerned may need replacing or simply needs servicing please contact our office to answer your questions or schedule an appointment on 508-763-4431 or visit http://www.allclearseptic.com
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services is fortunate to have many long term customers who we have developed excellent working relationships with. This may seem unusual for a septic company but in addition to repairing and inspecting septic systems we also provide septic system preventative maintenance programs for our customers which many property owners continue to receive for many years because they are so pleased with the service that we provide. We monitor and maintain our customers’ septic systems so they can be confident that their septic system is working correctly and will continue to do so. Nobody likes to have to deal with a septic breakdown but this is especially true for commercial business owners who lose revenue when they are unable to open due to a septic problem. That is why our customers include many local restaurants, takeaways, coffee shops and fast food restaurants. Septic system preventative maintenance is provided discreetly and quickly without causing any downtown in operation which is, of course, essential. We also service residential customers properties and the regularity of our services depends on the septic system and the use it gets. We have customers who have a 2nd home on the Cape who don’t use their system all year round so they do not need their system to be serviced as frequently as a busy fast food restaurant. We generally see our customers on a quarterly, biannual or annual basis, as required. In actuality we don’t even need to ‘see’ our clients when we carry out a service because we can usually access the septic system without the property owners assistance. If you would be interested in hassle free septic system preventative maintenance please do contact our Norton office for details on our septic services or to make an appointment. Today we are already servicing septic systems in East Bridgewater, Mansfield, Norton, Stoughton, Hanson and Sharon MA. You can reach our office on 508-763-4431 or visit http://www.allclearseptic.com
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