Down to Earth Construction Services have a septic repair appointment today in Acushnet MA. Unfortunately when the property owner noticed a wet patch in their yard they added more soil to the patch in the hope that this would fix the problem. This fix only temporarily covered up their septic problem and the wet patch returned and they contacted us when they also noticed a pronounced sewage odor in the area. We were able to determine that a new gutter in addition to a newly paved driveway was resulting in additional water being diverted to the soil absorption field area which put an extra load on the system. When their soil was saturated with clean water, even seasonally, it could not accept any more wastewater. The untreated wastewater was therefore rising to the surface. We were able to improve surface and subsurface drainage by diverting all surface and groundwater away from the soil absorption field. The soil could absorb all the wastewater from the property. We have other septic repair appointments today in Rochester, Freetown, Taunton, Norton, Dighton and Lakeville MA. If you suspect you require a septic repair or if you have any questions about your septic system please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit http://downtoearthconst.com/septic-services/
Down to Earth Construction Services know that many people who own a vehicle will schedule a service for their car when the service indicators come on or carry out their car maintenance themselves. As car owners we accept that maintaining our car is going to cost money but we use our vehicles daily so they need to be well maintained. The same is true for your septic system. There aren’t many properties that do not see their septic systems used daily. However a septic system is not the same as your car and many property owners turn to professionals, like Down to Earth Construction Services, to take care of their septic services. We have commercial and residential customers who rely upon us to take care of their septic systems so they do not need to worry about them. This is especially true for commercial customers who lose revenue when their septic system is not working. We will schedule septic services for our customers on a quarterly, biannual or annual basis depending on their septic system and the usage it gets. For example a busy restaurant that is open year round will need a service more frequently than a cafe that is only open in the summer ‘season’. Today we have septic services scheduled in Marion, Mattapoisett, Rochester, Acushnet, Freetown and Fairhaven MA. If you would be interested in scheduling a septic service or if you have any questions about septic systems or our septic services please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit Down to Earth Construction Services
Down to Earth Construction Services regularly carry out septic repairs and septic maintenance for customers on all types and parts of septic systems. Today we have pressure distribution maintenance, repairing laterals under the pavement and installing a filter for a customer in Rochester, MA. Septic tanks and drain fields have been used for many years but not all soil and site conditions work well for gravity septic systems. The pressure distribution system is one alternative that provides dosing and resting cycle, a uniform distribution of wastewater and shallow placement of the drainfield. Installing a filter from your wastewater into the septic tank will help to keep solids from clogging the pump and drainfield pipes. We also have other septic repairs and some septic maintenance scheduled today in Seekonk, Swansea, Freetown and Norton MA. If you require a septic repair or have questions about your septic system please do contact our office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com
Down to Earth Construction Services has extensive experience installing entirely new septic systems and upgrading existing septic systems. We are also regularly required to repair or replace components of existing septic systems to enable them to keep working, correctly, for many more years. Today we are replacing a D-Box for a customer in Attleboro MA. The septic system D-Box or distribution box is just what its name implies. It distributes wastewater that exits the septic tank into the leach field or drain field. A properly functioning D-Box will do this evenily so the entire field is used and does not get clogged due to uneven distribution. We have other septic repairs today, which include the repair of a septic pump, in Norton, Freetown, Taunton, Rehoboth and Rochester MA. If you require a septic repair or septic upgrade or installation please do contact our Norton Office where were will be happy to answer any questions that you have on 508-622-5759 or visit Down To Earth Construction Services
Down to Earth Construction Services regularly attend septic problems that could have been avoided if the property owner had better information and knowledge about how to ‘live’ in a home which has its own septic system and is not on town sewer. A mistake that many septic system owners make is to put too much water into the system. The decomposition process can become strained if there is too much excess water in the system, resulting in a variety of septic problems. Ideally, septic owners should only be using a maximum of 50 gallons of water per day, per person. The following averages for common household activities can help you keep track:
Dishwasher Cycle – 7 gallons
Washing Machine – 40 gallons per load (less with front-loader machines)
Toilet – 2 gallons per flush, 1.6 gallons for newer standard toilets
Shower – 2.5 gallons per minute (a 10 minute shower = 25 gallons)
It can be difficult to stay on top of usage, particularly for large families, but laying down some basic guidelines can help everyone to work together. New environmentally-friendly appliances, toilets and shower heads can help reduce usage without a lot of extra effort. A water meter can be helpful for households that feed off of a well. The government website http://energystar.gov also has a lot of helpful ideas and tips for reducing water usage.
Always remember that a septic system is installed based upon the number of people that are anticipated to be using it. If your base number increases, you might need to upgrade to a larger system.
We are providing a septic repair for a large family with a home in Rochester MA today and the root cause of their septic problems was that they were having a large laundry day once a week instead of spreading loads out over an entire week. This strained their system too much and has resulted in a repair being necessary. We have other septic repairs today in Raynham, Rehoboth, Seekonk, Swansea and Freetown MA. If you require a septic repair or if you have any questions about your septic system please do contact our Norton Office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com
Down to Earth Construction Services have experience with all parts of your septic system including the septic tank, leach field or drain field, septic pumps and the D-Box. Today we are replacing a D-Box for a customer in Rochester MA. The distribution box or D-Box must be installed correctly or it will not function properly. We have extensive experience installing, replacing and repairing d-boxes so you can be sure that the work will be done quickly, correctly and with as little disruption as possible. This is always important but especially for our commercial customers for whom delays or problems will cause lost earnings. We also have other septic repairs scheduled today in Carver, Middleboro, Freetown Berkley and Norton MA. If you require a septic repair or if you have any questions about your septic system, whether it supports a commercial property or a residential home please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit the Down to Earth Construction Services website.
Down to Earth Construction Services have a septic repair scheduled today for a customer in Rochester MA. Our client unknowingly planted trees in close proximity to their septic tank and leach field a number of years ago. As the trees have matured and their root systems have extended they have caused damage to the leach field and septic tank of their septic system. We are providing extensive septic repairs which include repairs and replacement of piping and the tank. It is always a good idea to simply have grass covering your septic leach field because large plants, trees and bushes can cause septic problems as we have seen today. We have additional septic repairs scheduled in Freetown, Marion, Mattapoisett, Fairhaven and Fall River. If you need a septic repair or if you have any questions please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com
Down to Earth Construction Services regularly carry out septic repairs and septic maintenance for customers on all types and parts of septic systems. Today we are replacing a pump panel, float and pump for a customer in Acushnet MA. Some septic systems include a pump and float. A control float in your septic system is set so that a specific volume of effluent is sent to your drain field. This specific amount is referred to as a dose. When the effluent in the tank rises to the level of the “on” float the pump is activated and pumps the level of the effluent down until it reaches the “off” float setting. Of course if these components are not operating correctly or totally fail you will then require a repair or replacement. We also have other septic repairs and some septic maintenance scheduled today in Seekonk, Swansea, Freetown and Norton MA. If you require a septic repair or have questions about your septic system please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com where we would be happy to help you.
Down to Earth Construction Services know that if you have never owned a property with a septic system the unknown can be a bit daunting. However a septic system or ‘on-site sewage system’ is a pretty simple and not an uncommon way for a property to process its own waste. A typical septic system consists of a septic tank and a drainfield. All water runs out of your house from one main drainage pipe into a septic tank which is a buried, water-tight container usually made of concrete, fiberglass, or polyethylene. Its job is to hold the wastewater long enough to allow solids to settle down to the bottom which forms a sludge, while the oil and grease floats to the top as scum. Compartments in the tank and a T-shaped outlet prevent the sludge and scum from leaving the tank and traveling into the drainfield area. The liquid wastewater, or effluent, then exits the tank into the drainfield. Finally the wastewater percolates into the soil, naturally removing harmful bacteria, viruses, and nutrients. Many homes in New England have their own septic system and they are not all way out in the countryside. As more and more property has been built it has not all been connected upto town sewer so many homes that are in towns and cities have their own septic systems. If you are unsure about septic system maintenance or just don’t want to have to worry about it a good solution may be a septic service plan. Septic services are an ideal way for property owners to be totally confident that their septic system maintenance is being done without have to concern themselves about it. We maintain, check and monitor the septic system and notify our customer if we find anything that may be a problem in the future which can prevent small septic problems becoming large and expensive septic failures. Today we have septic services scheduled in Freetown, Seekonk, Swansea, Marion, Fairhaven and Fall River MA. If you wish to schedule a septic service or if you have any questions about septic services please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com
Down to Earth Construction Services has Title 5 Septic Inspections scheduled for customers today in Fairhaven, Mattapoisett, Fall River, Marion and Freetown MA.
Massachusetts requires that you have a Title 5 Septic Inspection in the following instances:
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.
When there is a proposed change to the facility which requires a building or occupancy permit.
Any change in the footprint of a building, to make sure that new building construction will not take place on top of any system components or on the system’s reserve area.
For large systems with a design flow of 10,000 to 15,000 gallons per day or more at full build-out, on the basin schedule shown in 310 CMR 15.301(6), and every five years thereafter.
Every 3 years for shared systems.
When the property is divided, or ownership of 2 or more properties is combined.
When MassDEP or the local Board of Health orders an inspection
For more information see https://www.mass.gov/guides/buying-or-selling-property-with-a-septic-system
A large portion of the inspections that we conduct are for property owners who are selling their property which has a septic system, either a commercial or residential. This is because most sellers have not bought their property in the last two years so do not have a current Title 5 Inspection for their property. The good news is that once it has been done it is valid for 2 years so once you have decided you are selling your property it is always a good idea to have the inspection done early in the sale process. You know it is likely that you will sell in two years so it will remain current and you will not have to worry about it causing delays later when you have sale deadlines. An inspection may highlight a problem and you will have time to fix it and once your property has passed its septic inspection that is another selling point. If you require a Title 5 Septic inspection, for any reason, or have questions about septic inspections or septic systems please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com