Septic Preservation Services would like to help educate homeowners about water softeners. Water filters of this type utilize salt to back flush contaminants from the filter. This salt if discharged to your septic system can contribute to premature failure. If you have questions or concerns about your septic system no matter if in Rochester, Dennis, Plainville, Attleboro, or Swansea call our office at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com
Septic Preservation Services urges all homeowners with septic systems to conserve water. Conserving water is not only better for the environment it can help greatly toward extending the life of your septic system. While a septic inspection will help find problems early you should be proactive. Call us with any questions at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com
How often should you pump out your septic tank? Good question. The rule of thumb is usually every 2-5 years but the makeup of your household and your habits play a big part in this equation.
When a septic tank is operating properly, solids are contained and accumulate and must be eventually pumped out. If the solids are not accumulating in the tank and are washing out into the leaching field, there is a problem with the system and the household is possibly using too much water.
The amount of solids that accumulates in the tank depends on the size of the household, the habits of the members of the household and the water usage. Every household is different. Having a professional check the sludge levels on a regular basis can help you gauge if the 2- 5 year schedule is good for your household or if more frequent pumping is needed.
Having your effluent filter checked for clogging can give you an idea of the maintenance needs of your system. The filter is designed to stop solids from entering the leaching field but how quickly is it filling up? If too quickly, you should review family and household water use habits.
The most reliable method for determining if your system needs to be pumped is regular inspection of the septic system including measuring the solids in the tank and distribution box. Our maintenance plan gives you a report regularly of the solids accumulation in your system and coincides with a pumping recommendation.
The best idea is to have a professional check the septic system on a regular basis. Septic Preservation Services has a great maintenance program for your septic system and a team of professionals to help determine what your pumping schedule should be.
Call Septic Preservation Services at 877-378-4279 to enroll in the maintenance program. Prevention is key to preventing a failed septic system.
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Septic Preservation Services, its owners, and all team members appreciate being part of our community. If you are a veteran and need assistance with a septic inspection, septic repair, or installation of a new septic we would like to help. Please call us at 877-378-4279 with all your questions or visit us at www.septicpreservation.com
Septic Preservation Services is looking to hire another new team member to conduct septic repairs and septic installations. This new team member will be based out of our Norton office and serve the surrounding area including Mansfield, Taunton, Raynham, Attleboro, Sharon, Foxboro, Easton, Seekonk, Rehoboth, and North Attleboro.
Call us with any questions at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com
Septic Preservation Services has hired a new team member, Alec. He has joined our team to perform septic inspections and small repairs. Throughout the first part of his training Alec will be trained to perform Title 5 septic inspections, RI septic inspections, functional inspections, and first maintenance inspections. He will be training with our professional licensed title 5 septic inspectors throughout southeastern MA and RI. Whether you’re in Rochester, Taunton, Norton, Plainville, Attleboro, MArion, Middleboro, Portsmouth, or Seekonk please welcome Alec to our team of septic inspectors.
Please call us at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com with any questions.
Water is one of the most important things to us here on Planet Earth. Not only does it support life in many forms, but it is also instrumental to our environment in a number of distinct ways. However, when it comes to the proper care of your septic system, water can quickly become the enemy if you don’t understand the role it plays in proper sewage treatment. Excessive water can cause your septic system to fail.
How It Works
A typical septic system has three primary parts, which include the septic tank, the drainfield and the soil. The purpose of the tank is to separate the solid waste from the wastewater, store that waste and then partially decompose it as much as possible. The liquid wastewater, which comes from your laundry, kitchen, bath and toilet, flows into the tank and can stay there for as long as 24-hours before passing on into the drainfield.
This 24-hour time period, which is known as “retention” time, is necessary to allow the solids to properly separate from the liquids in a “sludge” layer and allow lighter particles to float to the top in a “scum” layer. This process works to prevent the drainfield from becoming clogged.
However, if too much water flows into the system from excessive use, the soil under the septic system will not be able absorb all of the water that is used in the home and the rush of wastewater won’t provide enough retention time for the sludge and scum layers to separate. Water conservation is key to prevent the risk of this type of system failure.
Septic System Water Conservation
Getting your family to reduce the amount of water used might sound like a daunting task, but with a little bit of education, preventative maintenance, the installation of a few basic tools and determination on your part, it will all soon become second nature.
Step One – Fix ALL leaks in your home immediately: a slow-dripping faucet can waste as much as 70 gallons of water per year.
Tip: Check for a toilet leak by adding a few drops of food coloring to the tank. Watch to see if the color appears in the bowl. Leaky toilets can waste over 50 gallons of water a day!
Step Two – Install water-saving shower heads, taps and toilets, which can save as much as 12 gallons, 5 gallons and up to 25 gallons respectively, per person each day.
Tip: If you can’t afford to replace your toilets, add a displacement device to your tank, which can save you between 3-25 gallons per person each day.
Step Three – Change the way you do laundry: only do a full load, which will save 20 gallons of water per load, and never use your washing machine and dishwasher at the same time.
Tip: Instead of washing 4 loads of laundry on a Saturday, try spreading out your laundry over a 2-3 day period, only doing 1 or 2 loads each day.
Step Four – Plan ahead: if you are having a party or expecting guests, reduce your water usage a few days before they arrive for adequate septic system water conservation.
Tip: Keep a pitcher of drinking water in the refrigerator to save water wasted by letting the tap run while waiting for the water to get cold.
Step Five – Divert other waste water from your septic system, such as roof drains, as well as water from hot tubs and water softeners.
Tip: Speak to your All-Clear technician about creating a drywell for your water softener system, which is required by Massachusetts law.
When Should I Call a Professional?
Odors, wet spots, standing liquid and even sewage could surface or appear in the area of your drainfield. Fixtures will drain slowly, you might hear gurgling sounds in your pipes and your plumbing could backup. If any of these conditions occur, you should call a professional septic service to address these issues before they worsen.
Call Septic Preservation Services for a professional consultation and evaluation of your current septic system. Additional features and upgrades can be added, such as effluent filters and drywells, which can enhance the performance of your septic system and keep it running effectively and efficiently. Contact us at 877-378-4279 and make sure to ask about our Preventative Maintenance Program, which is available for all types of septic systems.We are also available 24/7 in the event of emergency septic system services.
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Septic Preservation Services would like to remind our customers that large tubs and jacuzzis should have flow regulators on the outlet of the tug to limit the rate at which the water can discharge. If the water discharges too quickly solids from the septic tank can be pushed out into the leach field. If you would like more information or would like a septic inspection to see if your system has been damaged please call our office at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com
Septic Preservation Services is looking to hire a new service technician to conduct septic inspections and services. Some of the areas this individual will serve are Topsam, Turner, Union, Waldoboro, Wells, West Bath, West Paris, Windham, Windsor, and Winslow. If you would like to be part of a professional team conducting septic inspections, septic repairs, and septic services of ATUs please call us at 877-378-4279. You can also visit our website if you have questions at www.septicpreservation.com
Septic Preservation Services urges all customers with septic systems to remove the back-wash from water softeners from their septic systems. Back-wash from water softeners contains salt which is harmful to septic systems and can cause premature failure. If you have or have had a water softener connected to your septic system Septic Preservation Services can conduct a septic inspection to evaluate if your system has been damaged.
Call us at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com for more information.