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Happy Valentine’s Day from Down to Earth Construction Services

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services wishes Happy Valentines Day to all of our customers and friends.  Love might be in the air today but what you don’t want is the smell of sewage to be in the air too.  Regular maintenance and servicing of your septic system can help ensure that you won’t have any smelly surprises from your septic system because a repair is necessary.  Down to Earth Construction Services are carrying out septic services for customers in Blackstone, Bellingham, Franklin, Foxboro, Mansfield and North Attleboro today.  We can schedule appointments on a quarterly, biannual or annual basis ,depending on our customers needs and those of their septic system.  If you don’t want to have the worry of looking after a septic system, contact our office so we can explain our services and how they will benefit you.  You can reach us at 508-622-5759 or visit

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Down to Earth Experts in Septic Repairs

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services have septic system repairs, including septic pump repairs and drainfield repairs scheduled today in Dighton, Seekonk, Rehoboth, Raynham, Swansea, Berkley and Taunton, MA.  Our technicians can quickly diagnose your septic problem and repair your septic system because we have the experience and tools to recognize and fix many different problems. We can also suggest courses of action that may prevent these repairs from being necessary again in the future.

If a septic system is not used correctly, repairs and sometimes septic system failures can happen and often some simple changes can avoid this.  Property owners need to be aware of all the liquids and solids that are introduced into their septic system. Some of these are obviously not a good idea including clothing, toys, diapers and household objects such as scouring pads. However, some may be slightly less obvious including oils, fats and grease, ‘flushable’ wipes, sanitary items, some cleaning products.  Be careful of what you introduce to your septic system and you may avoid some costly septic system repairs, but if you do need an appointmen,t please do contact our office.  It is always inadvisable to wait to have a septic problem looked at, and we can schedule appointments on short notice.  Call us at 508-622-5759 or visit

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Title 5 Septic Inspections

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services have Title 5 Septic Inspections scheduled today in Swansea, Seekonk, Fall River, Marion, Mattapoisett, Acushnet, Dighton and Taunton, MA.  If you are selling a property with a septic system you are likely to need a septic inspection before you can transfer property title . However at this time of year if weather conditions prevent an inspection before a sale, Title 5 allows the inspection to be done up to six months afterwards, provided that the seller notifies the buyer in writing of the need to complete the inspection.  For more information see the Official Website of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs.

For this reason Down to Earth Construction Services would recommend if you are selling a property that is not on town sewer and has a septic system that you do the inspection at the start of your sale process.  Inspections required in connection with a property transfer generally are good for two years.  If a property is sold more than once in the two-year period, the single inspection is valid for all transfers.  When a system is pumped on an annual basis and the pumping records are available, an inspection is valid for three years.  Therefore, you are unlikely to need to redo the inspection if you have it done early and having the inspection done early could prevent any delays later on caused by unexpected events such as a snowstorm, which are always possible in Massachusetts in the winter.  If you need to schedule a Title 5 Septic Inspection or have any questions please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit

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Septic System Installation

Down to EarthDown to Earth Construction Services have a Septic System Installation today in Swansea, MA.  We have extensive experience with septic engineering and can design and install a new septic system for clients which is tailored to their individual requirements taking in factors such as property usage, bedrooms, environment and location.  We have the equipment necessary to do the excavation and installation without needing to outsource work so we can ensure that your septic system is installed correctly and in a timely manner with minimum disruption. We have installed septic systems recently for customers in Freetown, Marion, Lakeville, Wrentham and Marshfield, MA.  If you need to have a new septic system installed or if you have any questions please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit

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Properly Maintaining Your Septic System

septic maintenanceA septic system that has been designed, built and maintained properly will effectively and efficiently reduce or eliminate most of the waste, health and environmental threats that can come as a result of household wastewater. However, despite a good design and quality workmanship, septic system care should include participation in a preventative maintenance program.

Regular maintenance is important to prevent septic system failure, which can be dangerous and costly to repair. Your septic system needs to be monitored by a professional inspector and service company to ensure that it is performing adequately for the number of persons living in your home and the amount of daily use.

Make sure to speak with a trusted septic service professional before making any changes to your system or usage patterns to ensure that you are working within the parameters of your system’s design and capabilities.
Proper septic system care will save you money in the long run.  A septic system that has failed will be very expensive to repair or replace and unfortunately, poor maintenance and care is usually the reason why most systems fail.

Signing up for a preventative maintenance program, such as the one offered by Septic Preservation Services is worth the cost associated with the service when you think about how much it would cost to replace the entire system after a failure. Your septic service professional will inspect and monitor your residential septic system to ensure that is in good working order.

Pumping should occur approximately every three to five years.   Your preventative maintenance program serviceman will let you know when your system needs to be pumped and will give you tips on how to properly maintain your septic system in the mean time.

Pumping will depend on the quality of your septic system, the number of people living in your home and the size of your tank and drainfield. A system that has failed can considerably lower your property value and could become a health and legal liability.
The health and welfare of you, your family, your guests, your neighbors and everyone in your community depends on your ability to maintain septic system care.  Because your septic system does the dirty job of processing and eliminating human waste from your home, improper maintenance can cause a lot of unhealthy problems.

A well-running septic system will work to prevent the spread of disease and infection. Regular septic system maintenance will ensure that the dangerous pathogens from your wastewater doesn’t reach the local groundwater supply. Other dangerous things that can be found in household wastewater include phosphorus, nitrogen and disease-causing bacteria.

Studies show that 25% of all homes in the United States use a septic system. Approximately 4 billion gallons of wastewater is dispersed below the surface each and every day. Septic systems that aren’t effectively treating the sewage in the drainfield can become a health hazard and a threat to drinking water, contaminating wells and surface waters. This can pose a threat of infection and disease not just to humans, but also to animals living in the area.

Surface waters, such as rivers, lakes and ponds, that become contaminated by improperly treated sewage can cause a variety of infectious diseases. Eye and ear infections are common, as are acute gastrointestinal illnesses. Diseases like hepatitis can also be spread throughout communities and to recreational water users and swimmers in this manner.
Now that we know why you should maintain your septic system, it’s time to talk about how to get the job done. We have already talked about getting in touch with your septic service provider to find out about a preventative maintenance program. Remember, Septic Preservation Services services customers all throughout  Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Maine.  Their highly trained and experienced staff can help you with septic system care  all over the South Coast region.

You should also take the time to learn all you can about proper use of your septic system, how much water you should be using, ways to reduce the amount of water you put into your septic tank each day, things you should never flush down the toilet and other helpful tips. Your septic system service provider can help get you started with a clean and functional system and can help you develop good habits that will keep your system running effectively and efficiently.

Please call Septic Preservation Services at 877-378-4279 with all your septic questions and to set up a maintenance program.  Visit for more information.

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Septic Inspections by Down to Earth Construction Services

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services have septic inspections scheduled today in Wayland, Bolton, Clinton, Berlin, Marlborough, Holliston, Franklin and Foxboro, MA.

Onsite inspections are required in general:

*When properties are sold, divided or combined.

*When there is a change in use or an expansion of a facility.

*When MassDEP or the local Board of Health requires an inspection.

*Title 5 requires inspections for large systems, shared systems, and condominiums on a periodic basis.

*Systems located in cities and towns with MassDEP-approved inspection programs are required to comply with local inspection requirements.

There are exceptions and nuances to the general requirements. For more information see The Official Website of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs.

If you need to schedule a septic inspection or if you have any questions please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit

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Septic Pumps and Septic Alarms

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services are installing a septic pump and septic alarm for a customer in Uxbridge, MA.  A septic pump moves wastewater from a septic pump tank to a drainfield, and septic systems with these pumps should also have a septic alarm.  The septic alarm will usually go off if wastewater is not being pumped to the drainfield as it should be.  It will signal if water has risen to an irregular level indicating a septic problem.  Down to Earth Construction Services has, in stock, many septic pumps with septic alarms, so if you need to have your pump replaced or if you need a septic alarm, we can install one on short notice.  We have installed septic pumps and septic pump alarms for customs recently in Berlin, Holliston, Carver, Oxford, Clinton, Marion and Marshfield, MA.  If you need a septic pump or septic pump and septic alarm repair or installation, please do contact our office to schedule an appointment at 508-622-5759 or visit

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Septic Repairs with Down To Earth Construction

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services  has Septic Repairs scheduled for customers in North Attleboro, East Bridgewater, Raynham, West Bridgewater, Norton, Plainville and Attleboro, MA.  For one customer we are replacing the D-Box or Septic Distribution Box. The D-Box or Distribution Box regulates the dispersion of treated effluent.  If it is clogged, titled, or operating incorrectly you will need to have it repaired because it will result in septic problems.  Down to Earth Construction Services have extensive experience replacing and repairing D-Boxes so if you think you need a septic repair or replacement of your distribution box or if you have any questions, please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit

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Cesspool Services and Replacement in Massachusetts Today

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services has cesspool services and a cesspool replacement scheduled today in Stoughton, Bridgewater, Canton, Taunton, Berkley and Carver, MA.  As written on the Massachusetts Official Website of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs:


“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 as stated on the Massachusetts Official Website of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs:


“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 are replacing a cesspool for a customer because it has hydraulic failure. If you are concerned that your cesspool needs replacing or you require a cesspool service please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit

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Title 5 Inspections in Massachusetts

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services has Title 5 Septic Inspections today in Franklin, Foxboro, Sharon, Wrentham, Plainville, Norton and Bellingham, MA.  If you are selling a property  in Massachusetts and it has a septic system, you will need to have a current title 5 Inspection before you will be able to transfer title. Down to Earth Construction Services would recommend that you do not wait to get this inspection done, because it may cause delays later on when there may be time constraints. We have worked with many realtors and have an excellent reputation to complete  inspections thoroughly and quickly on your schedule.  If you need to arrange an appointment or if you have any questions please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit