Septic Inspections Protect You From Public Health Threats

Down to Earth Construction Services know that:

“across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, failing septic systems and cesspools are a major cause of contaminated drinking water, tainted shellfish beds and polluted beaches. Title 5 of the State Environmental Code protects you, your family and your neighbors from these public health threats by requiring inspection of private sewage disposal systems before the sale, expansion or change in use of properties where they are present. Inspection results are reported to local boards of health. Most systems will pass inspection. Systems that fail must be repaired or upgraded.
If you own a home with a septic system or cesspool and have plans to put it up for sale, add a bedroom or convert it to a different use, you will need to have your system inspected – and possibly fixed or replaced.” Mass Gov Website.

Down to Earth Construction Services have septic licensed inspectors who can work with your schedule to carry out your septic inspection. Today we have septic inspections in Bellingham, Blackstone, Foxboro, Franklin, Wrentham and Plainville MA. If you would like to schedule a septic inspection or if you have any questions about septic inspections please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

All Clear Septic, septic system pump chamber

What is a Septic System?

All Clear Septic, septic system pump chamberDown to Earth Construction Services are always happy to answer questions customers have about their septic systems. Maybe the most important questions is ‘What is a septic system?

Septic systems are individual wastewater treatment systems (conventional septic systems, innovative/alternative (I/A) systems, or cesspools) that use the soil to treat small wastewater flows, usually from individual homes. They are typically used in rural or large lot settings where centralized wastewater treatment is impractical.

There are many types of septic systems in use today. While all systems are individually designed for each site, most systems are based on the same principles.

A conventional septic system consists of a septic tank, a distribution box and a drainfield, all connected by pipes, called conveyance lines.

Your septic system treats your household wastewater by temporarily holding it in the septic tank where heavy solids and lighter scum are allowed to separate from the wastewater. This separation process is known as primary treatment. The solids stored in the tank are decomposed by bacteria and later removed, along with the lighter scum, by a professional septic tank pumper.

After partially treated wastewater leaves the tank, it flows into a distribution box, which separates this flow evenly into a network of drainfield trenches. Drainage holes at the bottom of each line allow the wastewater to drain into gravel trenches for temporary storage. This effluent then slowly seeps into the subsurface soil where it is further treated and purified (secondary treatment). A properly functioning septic system does not pollute the groundwater. – Mass. Gov website.

However even knowing what a septic system is and how it works it is always inadvisable to carry out septic repairs and maintenance yourself. A reputable septic company will be happy to answer questions and discuss concerns you have and make an appointment for a repair if necessary. Today we have septic repairs scheduled for customers in Attleboro, Norton, Seekonk and Dighton MA. If you have questions or concerns about your septic system or you want to make an appointment please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

Providing Environmentally Conscious Septic Designs

Down to Earth Construction Services have a septic design consultation in our Norton office for a client with a property in Swansea MA. We have extensive experience working with clients in this area which means that we have the septic solutions for customers who have properties in close proximity to the ocean, waterfronts or wetlands. We know the regulations that cover these septic circumstances and can therefore provide septic designs that are tailored to overcome these obstacles. Our septic system designs are environmentally conscious whilst also being cost effective and efficient septic systems.

If you require a septic design or if you have any questions about septic designs please do contact our Norton MA office on on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

 

Septic Installation From Excavation Onwards

Down to Earth Construction Services have a septic system installation starting today in Taunton MA. Our Norton MA based company is extremely experienced installing septic systems properly based on local and state requirement. Our experienced installers and repair staff understand the strict requirements placed on septic repair and installations and ensure our work meets these requirements. We have all of the equipment required for a septic installation from the initial excavation onwards. Because we have this equipment and do not have to use contractors we can ensure that the work is done correctly and to our own high standards.

If you require a septic system installation or if you have any questions about septic installations please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

Septic Installation for an Entire Septic System Including the Septic Tank, Leach Field and D-Box.

Down to Earth Construction Services has a septic system installation starting today in Sharon, MA. The installation is for an entire system system including the septic tank, leach field and D-Box. We will install all of these components precisely as indicated on the design plan to ensure that the septic system operates correctly. It is imperative that all of the components are installed correctly or your septic system will not operate as it should and you are certain to require repairs and adjustments at later dates. Our technicians have extensive experience installing septic systems in our region and have recently completed septic installations in Stoughton, Berlin and Bridgewater. If you require a septic system installation or if you have any questions please do contact our Norton Office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

 

 

Cesspool Replacement in Rochester, MA

Down to Earth Construction Services have extensive experience replacing cesspools for customers who either have to replace it, often because it is failing, or because they wish to upgrade to a more environmentally responsible, cost effective and efficient septic system.

Today we have a cesspool replacement for a customer in Rochester, MA. We also have cesspool services for customers who wish their cesspools to operate efficiently and correctly in Seekonk, Rehoboth and Raynham MA. If you have a cesspool on your property and you are concerned that it may be failing or not operating correctly or you wish to replace your cesspool please do contact our Norton MA office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com where we are happy to answer any questions that you may have and schedule an appointment if required.

 

Providing Improvements to Customers Septic Systems

 

Down to Earth Construction Services provide improvements to customers septic systems in addition to repairs. Today we are installing a septic alarm for a customer in North Attleboro who wants to ensure that they know if their septic system is not operating as it should. A septic alarm will notify the customer when a septic pump out is required in addition to if there are other problems with the system. Often acting quickly if you do have a septic problem will keep a small septic issue from becoming a very large and expensive repair. We have other septic repairs and septic improvements in Marshfield, Holliston and West Bridgewater. If you wish to make an appointment or if you have any questions please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

Detectives Skilled at Locating the Septic Issue That Is Causing Your Septic Problem

 

Down to Earth Construction Services are skilled at the ‘detective’ work that is sometimes required to locate the septic issue that is causing your septic problem. We not only have up to date equipment to help us with our investigations but also have extensive experience, knowledge and training to better able us to help our clients. We endeavour to not only locate the problem but also recommend a repair that will fix this septic issue and ensure that you do not have a the same septic failure in the future.

Today we have septic repairs scheduled in Mansfield, Franklin, Foxboro, North Attleboro and Plainville MA. If you require a septic repair or you are concerned that you have a problem with your septic system please do contact our Norton office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

It Benefits Your Property Sale To Have Your Septic Inspection Done Early

Down to Earth Construction Services are contacted by property owners in this region to conduct septic inspections because we have qualified inspectors who can carry out septic inspections on your schedule.

Septic inspections are often required because a property is being sold with a septic system and it is necessary to have one when a property is sold, divided or combined. We recommend that if you are going to sell a property with a septic system that you have the septic inspection conducted early in your sale process. If it highlights problems with your system you have time to have it fixed, if you choose to do so, without it impacting your sale timeline. If you pass with no problems that is just another positive selling point for your property. It is worth noting that if your septic system fails its inspection the owner or operator of the system is the legally responsible party required to upgrade the failing system. Prior to transfer of the property, this is typically the seller. Often, the buyer and seller work out the financial issues as part of the sale of the property. Title 5 does not require that a system be in passing condition prior to the sale, but most lenders will not issue a mortgage until the failing system is upgraded or funds to perform the upgrade are escrowed. 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 there really is no benefit in delaying having your inspection done if you are selling your property.

Today we have septic inspections in Attleboro, Norton, Berkley, Dighton, Acushnet and Swansea MA. If you wish to schedule a septic inspection or if you have any questions about septic inspections please do contact our Norton office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

 

 

Septic Inspections Including a Large Condominium Inspection

Down to Earth Construction Services has septic inspections scheduled today in Mansfield, Sharon, Foxboro, Franklin, North Attleboro, Wrentham and Blackstone MA. One of these inspections is for a large condominium building.

“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. – The Official Website of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs”

If you require a septic inspection, for a commercial building, a single family home or a condo building, or if you have any questions about septic inspections please do contact our Norton office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com