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Keep a Watch on Septic During Wet Weather

wt weatherWhile you can’t control the weather, it’s always a good idea to keep an eye on your septic system during extremely rainy weather.  Drainfields are designed to handle your wastewater but during extremely wet weather, excess water can puddle over the the septic tank and keep water from flowing out into the soil.  A boggy drainfield is natural after heavy rains, but keep an eye for water receding and drying out after the rain is over.  Consistent bogginess and odor may mean septic problems. This is especially true for older systems.

What can you do?  Divert the rainwater away from your septic tank and drainfield through your gutters and drainspouts.   Checking your home for leaky toilets and faucets can keep less water out of your septic system.  Also reducing your water usage inside the home can help.  Shorten your showers and space out your laundry loads or try to put off doing laundry during the extremely wet weather.

Septic maintenance can also help.  Regularly maintaining your septic system and pumping on your tank on a regular basis can be the key to keeping your system healthy and running properly through any weather.  Septic Preservation Services offers a great maintenance program.  Call them with any questions or to get on a maintenance schedule at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

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Down to Earth Construction Services in Raynham Today

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services have a septic system installation starting today in Raynham, MA.  We have provided a complete service to our customer including septic system design and then septic system installation. We have the equipment necessary for excavating and installing a septic system and the personnel with the expertise and knowledge to install a septic system quickly, correctly, and with minimum disruption. We have previously installed septic systems for customers with both private and commercial properties in Attleboro, Bellingham, Dighton, Uxbridge, Rochester and Berlin, MA.  If you need to install a septic system please contact our office to arrange an appointment or to answer any questions you may have at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

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Septic Inspections for Shared Septic Systems

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services have Septic Inspections scheduled today in Mansfield, Sharon, Foxboro, Franklin, North Attleboro, Wrentham and Blackstone, MA. If you own a property with a shared Septic System you must have it inspected every three years:

 

“Shared systems must be inspected once every three years. Large systems, i.e., with a design flow of 10,000 to 15,000 gallons per day at full buildout, must be inspected once every five years on the basin schedule in Title 5. – The Official Website of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs”

 

For more infomarmation see http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/massdep/water/wastewater/system-inspections-and-property-transfers-faqs.html#Whendolargeandsharedsystemsneedtobeinspected
To schedule a septic inspection please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

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Septic System Remediation

Septic Preservation Services Septic Preservation Services can provide remediation of septic systems for our customers that need this service. We have extensive experience with septic system remediation for customers with commercial and private properties. We are providing septic system remediation this week for customers in Freetown, Plainfield, Mansfield, Oxford, Westport, Upton and Lynnfield, MA.  If you septic system needs remediation or if you have any questions please do contact our office at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

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Septic Repairs at Down to Earth Construction

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services have Septic Repairs scheduled today for customers in Acushnet, Seekonk, Attleboro, Plainville, Carver, Blackstone and Taunton, MA.  With freezing temperatures now with us, frozen pipes can, surprisingly, affect a septic system if the property is left empty for an extended period of time. A system that has regular use is unlikely to see this problem, but we have done repairs for frozen septic pipes, so if you have a property, commercial or private, that is not in use, make sure that you consider your septic system when you winterize to prevent costly repairs. If you have any questions or wish to schedule a septic repair please contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

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Down to Earth Schedules Title 5 Inspections

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services have Title 5 Septic Inspections scheduled in Carver, Middleboro, Rochester, Acushnet, Freetown, Fairhaven and Fall River, MA.  If you are selling your home in Massachusetts you will need a valid Title 5 Inspection for your property if it has a septic system. If you need to arrange a Title 5 Inspection or if you have any questions please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

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Realtor Referrals to Down to Earth Construction Services

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services have Septic Inspections scheduled today in Seekonk, Dighton, Rehoboth, Attleboro, Norton, Mansfield, North Attleboro and Plainville, MA. Down to Earth Construction are regularly referred by Realtors to their clients to conduct Inspections because they are confident in the thorough, professional and prompt service that we provide. We work with many realtors on a regular basis because they are happy to work with us repeatedly. If you are selling your home and you have a septic system that requires an inspection please do contact us at 508-6225759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

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Risers and Your Septic System

What are risers, and why should I have them on my septic system?

Enclosed septic system with risers used by Septic Preservation Services

Enclosed septic system used by Septic Preservation Services

Risers on a septic system are the access points through which a person servicing your septic system can see inside the tank.  In the image below you see the three tubes rising from the top of the system.  Those are the risers.  The top is generally put at ground level for easiest access.  Some systems do not have risers built into them.  When there are no risers present, anyone trying service the system will have to resort to digging holes in the yard to find the access points to the tank. In some cases it is necessary to bring in excavation equipment if the ground proves too difficult to dig by hand.

If you are given the option to add risers to your system, it would be beneficial to anyone servicing the system in the future if you made sure they are put into place before the system is covered over.  Your servicemen will thank you, especially if you call Septic Preservation Services to inspect or service your tank!

If you need an inspection, have questions or need septic services, please call Septic Preservation Services at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septic preservation.com

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Septic Repairs By Down to Earth Construction Services

Down to Eartha  Septic Repairs are sometimes necessary because a septic system suffers expected wear and tear like any other system. However some repairs can be avoided if you are aware of what you introduce into your septic system and make some commonsense changes to your habits to ensure that you aren’t adding substances that can clog or damage your system. For example don’t pour cooking grease, fat or oil down your sink.  Don’t flush baby wipes or ‘flushable’ wipes because they may clog your system.  Simple changes such as these can help prevent costly repairs and extend the life of your septic system.  If you have any questions or need to arrange septic repairs please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

Septic Preservation Services preparing a new System for Installation!

Risers and Your Septic System

What are risers, and why should I have them on my septic system?

Enclosed septic system with risers used by Septic Preservation Services

Enclosed septic system used by Septic Preservation Services

Risers on a septic system are the access points through which a person servicing your septic system can see inside the tank.  In the image below you see the three tubes rising from the top of the system.  Those are the risers.  The top is generally put at ground level for easiest access.  Some systems do not have risers built into them.  When there are no risers present, anyone trying service the system will have to resort to digging holes in the yard to find the access points to the tank. In some cases it is necessary to bring in excavation equipment if the ground proves too difficult to dig by hand.

If you are given the option to add risers to your system, it would be beneficial to anyone servicing the system in the future if you made sure they are put into place before the system is covered over.  Your servicemen will thank you, especially if you call Septic Preservation Services to inspect or service your tank!

If you need an inspection, have questions or need septic services, please call Septic Preservation Services at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septic preservation.com