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Cesspool Services by Down to Earth Construction

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services have experience working with customers whose properties have cesspools. 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.  Cesspools must be treated to avoid harmful chemicals from forming and also to empty the pool.  This is the reason which makes a cesspool require a high cost of maintenance. Cesspools can also be harmful.  For example, if the cesspool is kept at a very deep level, it may come in contact with groundwater and contaminate it making it unsafe for drinking purposes. That is why cesspools are kept quite far away from the wells and underground water sources.  The cesspools may also prove to be dangerous because of the fact that the waste material may give rise to dangerous fumes.  We are starting a cesspool replacement today for a customer in Upton, MA whose cesspool failed a Title 5 Inspection because it was too close to a public water supply.  Title 5 does not require all Cesspools to be replaced but it does state that:

 

“ 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).” – The Official Website of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Massachusetts.
We also have cesspool services for customers in Bridgewater, Stoughton, Canton, Freetown, and Sharon, MA.  If you have a cesspool and are either considering a replacement or need a service please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

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Septic System Odors

 

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Septic system odors can have many causes.  Some can be minor, others more serious.  In cold weather, the causes can vary.  Pinpointing the source of the smell is usually the first step.  Downdrafts from the vent pipe on the roof may cause odor, but would vary with weather conditions and wind and subside as the day warms.

There could be a problem with a frozen drainfield, blocked tank inlet or outlet, or other blocked pipes.   Backup may occur in the home if this is the case.  Check the lowest drain in the system first.  Call a professional right away if you suspect this is the problem.

Long, persistent odors and wet spots over the tank and drainfield could mean septic system failure.  Check for effluent outside and wet spots where the grass may be particularly lush.

Does it smell right near the house?   Broken pipes or leaky pipes could account for this.  Effluent could be leaking out of the pipe and running along the pipe trench rather than through the pipe itself.  Blocked pipes could also be the problem forcing the sewage back toward the home.

The best course of action is to call a professional right away.  Septic Preservation Services have 24 hour emergency services as well as trained septic professionals to evaluate the problem and make any necessary repairs, which could save money down the road and prevent septic failure.

Call them at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

 

 

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Title 5 Inspections Scheduled in Massachusetts Today

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services has Title 5 Septic Inspections scheduled today in Bellingham, Franklin, Foxboro, Wrentham, Mansfield, Uxbridge, and Blackstone, Massachusetts.  We have experience working with many realtors in this region.  We are regularly referred by realtors to their clients because they are happy to work with us again and are confident in our professionalism, thoroughness, and availability.  If you are selling a property with a septic system and need to schedule 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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Septic Repairs by Down to Earth Construction

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services are available if you have a septic problem. If you are unsure of the correct course of action to take, we are experienced in diagnosing septic problems and fixing them on short notice with minimum disruption.  We can repair many septic failures and breakdowns.  We have septic repairs scheduled in Attleboro, North Attleboro, Plainville, Rehoboth, Norton, and Dighton today.  These repairs include leach field repair, septic pump repair and d-box repairs.  You can reach us at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

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Septic Services by Down to Earth Construction

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services has septic services scheduled for customers in Acushnet, Rochester, Marion, Carver, Taunton, Middleboro, and Berkley, MA today.  We conduct septic services for customers on a quarterly, biannual or annual basis depending on the septic system and customer’s request.  For the majority of services performed, property owners do not even need to be present.  We can take the worry and maintenance of your septic system off your shoulders so you have one less thing to organize.  If you need a septic service or have any questions about septic services please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

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Septic Inspections Scheduled Today by Down to Earth

Down to EarthDown to Earth Construction has Septic Inspections today in North Attleboro, Wrentham, Attleboro, Rehoboth, Mansfield, Lakeville, and Swansea, MA.  Obviously the weather at this time of year in Massachusetts can cause some delays, but the official website of the executive office of energy and environmental affairs states that:

 

“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.”
However we can work with sellers and can often arrange an inspection on short notice.  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 www.downtoearthconst.com

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Septic System Repairs by Down to Earth

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction has septic repairs scheduled today in Uxbridge, Blackstone, Bellingham, Upton, Holliston, and Franklin, MA. We have experience working with many types of septic systems and can therefore diagnose and fix many septic problems.  Today the septic repairs include a leach field issue, a drainfield repair, septic pump repair and D-Box fix.  If you are concerned that you septic system needs a repair or is not operating correctly, please do contact our office. Signs of a problem can include blocked or slow running drains and toilets, sewage smells in your property, puddling on your leach field, or a very green and lush drainfield in comparison to the rest of your grass. If you have any questions or wish to make an appointment please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

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Protecting Your Septic System During the Winter Months

winter septic systemHow can you protect your septic system during the winter months?  Freezing can become an issue when the temperatures start to drop. The most vulnerable components are the pipes leading from the house into the septic tank.  Leaky fixtures such as faucets and toilets can keep a steady drip through the pipes which could freeze, blocking the pipes.  Other components which can potentially freeze are the tank, pipes leading to the drainfield and the drainfield itself.

Snow itself is a great insulator over your septic tank and leachfield.  Make sure you do not drive over your tank and leachfield.  Compacted snow can drive down the frost and increase your chances of freezing.  Driving over your leachfield and septic system is never a good idea in any season.  It can lead to damage to your system.    Grass is always a good choice for over your septic system or mulch if grass is not available.  It is a great insulator without deep roots to interfere with or damage your system.

Systems which are in use have a lesser possibility of freezing since liquid is always flowing through the system.  Homes which are used seasonally or sporadically have  a greater risk for freezing since the system is dormant much of the time.

Fixing leaky faucets and toilets before winter sets in can greatly lessen your chances of freezing occurring and also conserve water.  This can save you from costly repairs down the road.

If you suspect you have a problem, call a professional right away.  Septic Preservation Services has 24 emergency services for help with any septic emergency.  They can evaluate your system and make repairs if needed.   They also offer a great maintenance program to keep your septic system running smoothly year round.  Call them with all your questions at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

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Septic System Design Consultation

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction has a septic system design consultation today in its Norton, MA office for a commercial customer located in Marshfield, MA.  We have the experience to design a septic system for a customer specific to their individual requirements and environment. We also have an excellent relationship with the region’s towns and their individual requirements so we can ensure that your system is legally correct and environmentally conscious.  We have recently designed and installed septic systems in Clinton, Wayland, Berlin and East Bridgewater, MA.  If you have any questions or need a septic system design please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

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Down to Earth Performs Title 5 Septic Inspections

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction has Title 5 Septic Inspections scheduled today in Acushnet, Freetown, Dighton, Berkley, Marion, Rochester and Carver, MA.  If you are selling a property in Massachusetts with a septic system you are likely to need a Title 5 Inspection.  These inspections are valid for 2 years so it is advisable to have the inspection done early in your sale to help prevent delays that could occur later on.  If you need to schedule a Title 5 Inspection or if you have any questions please contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com