All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services are welcoming in March with a hope for continued warmer weather and spring to be nearly with us. However even when it’s wet or cold outside we are still able to perform many septic services for our clients including septic inspections. We have been working in New England for many years so we have experience working in the many different weather conditions that are thrown at us, sometimes on the same day! In this time we have gained an excellent reputation for the quality of our work and the reliability of our service. This is essential when a large potion of our work comes from word of mouth and referrals from other satisfied customers. Today we have septic inspections for customers who are selling homes in Berlin, Bolton, Clinton, Hudson, Marlborough, Sterling and Paxton MA. Some of these inspections have come from referrals from our client’s realtors who have recommended our services to their sellers. We have worked with many realtors in this region and they are happy to refer our services to their clients because they know that All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services provide reliable, through and professional inspections for their clients punctually on their schedule. If you require a septic inspection or 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 conducts hundreds of septic inspections each year for property owners who are selling their home or business and are on town sewer. This is because in the state of Massachusetts a septic inspection is 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”
For more information see: https://www.mass.gov/guides/buying-or-selling-property-with-a-septic-system
However not all inspections that we carryout are for people who are selling a property. We have a voluntary septic inspection today for a property owner in Westport MA who wants to have a greater understanding of the condition of their septic system. As specified on the Mass Gov website:
“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.”
We also have septic inspections today in Marion, Mattapoisett, Fall River, New Bedford and Rehoboth MA. If you require a septic inspection, for any reason, or if you have questions about your septic system please do contact us at our Norton Office on 508-763-4431 or visit http://www.allclearseptic.com
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services has Rhode Island First Maintenance Inspections scheduled today in Scituate, Foster, Johnston, Coventry, Glocester and West Greenwich. The purpose of a First Maintenance Septic Inspection is to establish what type of septic system you have, if the system poses any risk to public health, if there is any risk to the environment and determine if any immediate corrective actions should be taken. If you require a septic inspection or if you have any questions about Rhode Island First Maintenance Inspections please do contact our office on 508-763-4431 or visit http://www.allclearseptic.com
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services have Septic Functional Inspections scheduled today in Burrillville, North Smithfield, Smithfield, Foster and Glocester RI. The functional inspection is used to determine whether a system is adequate to serve the wastewater disposal needs of a household. A functional inspection is especially intended for use during a property transfer as a means to protect the consumer and identify systems in need of upgrade or repair. If you have any questions or wish to schedule an Inspection please do contact our office on 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com
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
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services know that selling property requires a lot of paperwork, time and money. If you have a property with a septic system that is just one more thing that needs to be addressed. If your property is in Massachusetts Title 5 require that the property’s Septic System has a septic inspection, with a few exceptions, notably if you have had an inspection within the last two years that inspection is still valid. For more information see https://www.mass.gov/guides/buying-or-selling-property-with-a-septic-system. We have a Title 5 septic inspection today in Hingham MA. Some towns, including Hingham, have websites with additional information with regards to Title 5 Septic Inspections which can be a useful resource for property sellers also. Hingham Town state that the minimum requirements for a Title 5 Inspection are as follows:
“The following are the minimum requirements necessary to complete an inspection. Meeting these minimum criteria, however, should not be construed as completion of an acceptable inspection if, through reasonable effort, a complete inspection of all components of the system is feasible. Furthermore, if a complete inspection cannot be performed, the inspector must provide adequate documentation of the specific conditions which must provide adequate documentation of the specific conditions which prevented a complete inspection and should indicate on the inspection form what was done to try to locate components, determine high groundwater, etc.
- The inspector must note the general conditions of the property to identify any obvious signs of failure. These would include, but not be limited to, backup of sewage to the facility, effluent ponding, breakout to the surface of the ground or to surface waters, and other occurrences which professional judgment would deem indications of failure.
- All components prior to the leaching facility must be located and inspected. In a conventional component system, this would generally require inspection of the septic tank and distribution box. If a cesspool system, all cesspools in the system must be exposed for inspection.
- Determine high groundwater elevation at the site.
Soil Absorption System
It is extremely important that the inspector locate the leaching system, however, excavation of the soil absorption system, once it is located, is typically NOT required.” – See for more information https://www.hingham-ma.gov/200/Title-5-Regulations
We also have additional Title 5 Septic Inspections today in Scituate, Hanover, Plymouth, Carver and Middleboro MA. If you require a septic inspection on your property, residential or commercial, or if you need more information please do contact us at our Norton Office on 508-763-4431 or visit http://www.allclearseptic.com
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services wishes everyone a very happy 2018! This year promises to be even more successful than the last and we are already very busy with septic appointments for our customers. Today we have Title 5 Septic Inspections scheduled for customers in Hingham, Scituate, Hanover, Marshfield and Hanson MA. Most of our septic inspections are required because a property owner is selling a home or business that has a septic system and is not on town sewer. However today we are also doing a Title 5 Inspection for a Condominium Association who are not selling a property. This is because Condos with more than 5 units must have an inspection every 3 years. As stated on Mas Gov:
“The condominium association is responsible for the inspection, maintenance and upgrade of the system or systems serving the units, unless the association’s governing documents provide otherwise.
Condominium systems should be inspected once every 3 years. Condominium developments with 4 or fewer units should also have their system inspected every 3 years, or within 2 years prior to the sale of one of the units.”
For more information see https://www.mass.gov/guides/buying-or-selling-property-with-a-septic-system
If you need a Title 5 Septic Inspection for any reason or have questions about 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 Septic Functional Inspections scheduled today in Tiverton, Middletown, Little Compton, Barrington and Portsmouth RI. The functional inspection is used to determine whether a system is adequate to serve the wastewater disposal needs of the household. The functional inspection is especially intended for use during a property transfer as a means to protect the consumer and identify systems in need of upgrade or repair. If you have questions about the Functional Inspection Report the following link is for a document that was produced by All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services to help answer any questions you may have:
Of course if you want to ask any further questions or wish to schedule an Inspection please do contact our office on 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com
All Clear Septic And Wastewater Services has Septic Inspections scheduled today in Fall River, Fairhaven, West Port, New Bedford, Mattapoisett, Marion and Rochester Massachusetts. As listed on the Massachusetts Official Website Of The Executive Office Of Energy and Environmental Affairs:
“An inspection shall consist of the collection and recording of the following information:
(a) a general description of the system components and layout;
(b) quantification of the source/type of sanitary sewage. This should include type of use (domestic or commercial/industrial) as well as the design flow and whether or not the facility being served is occupied at the time of the inspection;
(c) an analysis of the factors set forth in 310 CMR 15.303 (failure criteria) and, if the system has a design flow of 10,000 gpd or greater, 15.304 (threats to public health and environment);
(d) water use records for the previous two years for facilities served by public water supply, if available from the supplier;
(e) a description of the septic tank including:
1. approximate age, size, and condition of the tank;
2. distance between bottom of grease/scum layer and the bottom of the outlet baffle;
3. distance between the top of the scum layer and the top of the outlet tee;
4. thickness of the grease/scum layer;
5. depth of the sludge layer and distance from sludge to outlet tee;
6. physical condition of inlet and outlet tees;
7. any evidence of leakage into or out of tank; and
8. any evidence of backup of effluent.
9. a characterization of the distribution box, and of dosing tanks with pumps, if any, including: a. any evidence of solids carryover; b. leakage into or out of the distribution box; c. whether the flow is equally divided; and d. any evidence of backup.
10. a description of the condition of the soil absorption system including: a. any signs of hydraulic failure; b. condition of surface vegetation; c. level of ponding within disposal area; d. encroachments into disposal area; and e. other sources of hydraulic loading.
11. the location of private water supply well (if any) in relation to system components; and
12. a copy of pump-out records on file with the local Approving Authority.”
All Clear Septic and Wastewater’s Massachusetts licensed inspectors regularly carry out these inspections for our clients. We have a number of licensed inspectors so we can usually schedule an inspection at a time that is convenient to our clients. Many of our customers are in the process of selling their property so they need to be confident in the service that we provide and our professional, punctual and thorough inspections. If you have a questions about septic inspections or if you need to schedule an inspection please do contact our Norton Office 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com
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