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Water Flow and Your Septic System

rainy weatherMassachusetts is known for its wide range of seasonal weather and as far as this year is concerned, we’ve already gotten our share of spring storms. There are a lot of things that homeowners need to be aware of during wet weather to protect their homes from damage. One of those things is the septic system, which can easily be overrun with the increased water flow, leading to a failed septic system.

Take Control of the Water Flow
While back-ups that occur inside the drains in your home are an obvious sign that will require an immediate call for septic maintenance, there are other areas to watch and other signs to look out for as well. Keep an eye on your drainfield to make sure it isn’t flooding. Make sure that the water that runs off your home in a rain storm is being diverted away from your drainfield, taking advantage of your home’s gutter system and neighborhood sewer drains.

When wet weather hits, you’ll want to keep close watch on your drainfield and your plumbing to make sure everything is still working the way that it should. Excess water can accumulate in the area around your septic tank, preventing wastewater from moving out of the system and out into the soil. If the wastewater is unable to move out of the tank effectively, the tank may become overfull causing a backup into the house.

While you are unable to control the wet weather itself, you can control the direction of the water runoff from your home’s gutters and downspouts. Reducing the amount of water you use in your home during wet weather, will also play a part in reducing your chances of needing to call for septic maintenance service.

When to Call for Septic Service 
Many homeowners aren’t sure when to call for septic maintenance if they suspect they are having problems with their septic system. If your drainfield is boggy, don’t start worrying right away. Pay attention and see if the water in that area recedes naturally when the rest of the storm water begins to go away. What you don’t want is water just sitting there, staying stagnant and not draining off or away.

Consistent boggy drainfields are a sign of more severe septic problems, including a failed septic system. You should contact a technician for septic service in Dartmouth, New Bedford, Fall River or anywhere else in Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, as soon as you detect that there’s a problem. Odor is another sign of needing to call for septic maintenance. If anything smells strange on your property or inside your house, call for septic maintenance and repair right away.

Preventative Maintenance Program
The best solution to problems with a septic system is to prevent the issues from ever occurring in the first place. All-Clear Septic & Wastewater offers a preventative maintenance program that will help you get your septic system running effectively and efficiently. The technicians at All-Clear are licensed and certified to do Title V Inspections in Massachusetts and Rhode Island Town Inspections, serving customers throughout the Southcoast region.

It pays to get an expert analysis of your current situation and to evaluate the effectiveness of your septic system in relation to the number of people living in your home and your average daily usage habits. A preventative maintenance program can make the difference between taking care of small repairs today and having to spend thousands of dollars replacing your septic tank tomorrow.

Where to Call for Septic Service in Dartmouth
If you suspect that you might have a failed septic system, or would like to get started with a preventative maintenance program, call Septic Preservation Services  at 877-378-4279.  Whether you need septic service in Dartmouth, New Bedford, Fall River or out on the Cape, All-Clear can help get your system running more effectively and give you tips on how to keep it running efficiently throughout the life of the equipment.

Call for septic maintenance and services the moment you realize that you have a problem to avoid costly repairs or replacements caused by user neglect. There are a lot of things that you can do as a homeowner to improve the efficiency of your on-site septic system and All-Clear can help provide you with solutions, advice and a full range of preventative maintenance programs to help it stay that way.  Visit www.septicpreservation.com  for more information.

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Septic Preservation Services Ready for Summer Team Outing

               Septic Preservation Services5/27/16 Septic Preservation Services is getting ready for our summer team outing. We are looking for a location west of Boston in the Acton, Stow, Southboro, Marlboro, or Belin area. We would prefer someplace easily accessible to a main highway and whether you are a routine septic customer, title 5 septic inspection customer or a customer that we installed a new septic system for we would like your input for a good location. We also encourage our customers to spend time with us during our outing. Please contact our office if you can suggest a location or would like to join us.  Call us at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

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Septic Preservation Services Looking for New Team Member

        Septic Preservation Services   5/26/16 Septic Preservation Services is looking for a new team member to expand our team. This team member will perform title 5 septic inspections, septic repairs, septic installations, and routine septic services throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island. While based in Norton we do service customers in Dennis, Plymouth, Rochester, Dartmouth, Seekonk, Swansea, Attleboro, Raynham, Taunton, Halifax, Marshfield, Franklin, Charlestown, Chepachet, Cranston, Smithfield, Jamestown, and all other towns throughout this region.  Call us at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

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Low-flow Toilets

septic system, All Clear SepticLow-flow toilets are a great way to reduce the amount of wastewater that ends up in a residential sewage system. If you live in an area that relies on private septic systems, as opposed to a municipal sewer system, it is important to do everything you can to reduce water usage to prevent an overflow of wastewater.

Septic systems are typically used in locations that aren’t connected to the city sewage system.   A septic tank is a large tank, usually made out of concrete, that holds waste materials that are flushed through the residential sewage system. Inside the tank, bacteria works to break down the solid wastes, which are then released via wastewater into a drainage system.

Because low-flow toilets reduce water usage, they are ideal for cutting down on the amount of water that enters septic  systems. Low-flow toilets are also used by homeowners that do not have a residential sewage system, as a means of reducing overall water consumption.

How Low-Flow Toilets Work
Low-flow toilets are designed to use less water than a standard toilet. The average residential toilet uses three to four gallons per flush, while low-flow toilets use around one-and-a-half gallons per flush. Recently, newer low-flow toilets have been produced that use even less water per flush by using a dual-flush system.

Much like septic tank systems, homeowners need to be aware of what gets flushed down low-flow toilets. The only thing that should ever be flushed down low-flow toilets that are connected to a septic tank system is toilet paper and organic waste. That means absolutely no paper towels, feminine products, diapers, newspapers or other paper materials.

The chemicals used to clean low-flow toilets that are hooked up to a residential septic system must also be chosen carefully. Bleach, abrasives, anti-bacterial cleansers and other bathroom cleaners should never be flushed into septic tank systems or washed down the drain. Use natural cleaners, such as baking soda or vinegar, to protect the good bacteria inside the septic tank that works to breakdown solid waste.

 

Part of a Healthy Septic Tank System
All of the parts of your residential septic system work together to effectively and efficiently process all the waste from your home. Low-flow toilets can be an important part of a well-run septic system. The best way to care for your system is to hire a professional septic system maintenance and inspection service.

A low-flow toilet is very easy to maintain and helps to reduce water usage in the bathroom. The fixture that helps to reduce water usage inside low-flow toilets may need to be adjusted every now and again. This fixture is the fill valve. It is used to maintain a proper level of water inside the toilet tank.

All-Clear Septic & Wastewater offers a preventative maintenance program, which can be used to keep tabs on the effectiveness of your system, catch potential problems before they get out of control and keep your residential sewage system running properly. Learning about your system and how it should be used and cared for, is another important part of good home ownership. Proper care and preventative maintenance, when used together, can prevent costly repairs and replacements.  Call Septic Preservation Services at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

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Septic Preservation Services Working with Breweries

        Septic Preservation Services 5/25/16 Septic Preservation Services is working with bico breweries to resolve their wastewater issues. During the process of brewing beer wastewater is produced. This wastewater is very strong and can quickly cause a septic system to fail. For breweries that are on city sewer the wastewater typically exceeds the permissible limits of their discharge permit, exposing the brewery to potential fines. With proper treatment the waste strength can be reduced avoiding these costly problems.   For more information call 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

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Septic Preservation Services Accommodating Customers

     Septic Preservation Services  5/23/16 Septic Preservation Services recently had an employee injured resulting in an extended absence from work. We are reworking our schedule to accommodate all of our customers. If you have an appointment for a septic inspection, septic repair, or we are just scheduled for a routine septic service, we will do our best to meet your needs. Please understand that whether you are in Easton, Rochester, Plymouth, Taunton, Norton, or Attleboro we will complete your title 5 septic inspection or routine septic service on time.  Any questions, call us at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

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Biological Remediation

Septic System CareWe could all use a little change.  Sometimes just a little change can make a big difference.  Your septic system is the same way. New technology makes it possible to provide biological remediation to your septic system and improve its effectiveness, by increasing its hydraulic capacity, and adding years of additional life.

What is Biological  Remediation

Many homeowners don’t realize that there is a process that can remediate septic systems that are considered to be severely failed.  There are lots of products out there on the market that promise to rejuvenate septic systems by aerating the wastewater. There are limits to aerating wastewater because water itself can only be infused with a limited amount of oxygen before it just bubbles up and floats back into the atmostphere.

The process used by All-Clear Septic & Wastewater, which services customers all throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, introduces oxygen into the system as well as biologically augments the system.  By introducing air into the system, the process of biological  remediation is faster and much more thorough.  All-Clear has successfully applied this process to septic systems that tried every other method of rejuvenation,  and found it to be superior.

How Does It Work?

When the air is added to the surrounding soil and the clogging biomat of your septic system, the hydraulic capacity of your septic treatment can get boosted by as much as two or five times what it was before. By increasing efficiency, homeowners are able to reduce the size of their drainfield or leachfield and keep that extra area in reserve for future use.

In addition to residential properties, this technique can even be used for commercial purposes, including laundry facilities, healthcare services, restaurants and other businesses that typically process a lot of waste and use a lot of water. Biological remediation can be used on any type of septic system including drop, chambers, stone and pipe.

Oxygen is Key to an Efficient Septic System

In addition to using this treatment technique to revive failed septic systems, it can also be used with systems that haven’t failed – yet. Older systems, systems that get a lot of use, or customers that live in areas that are known to have soil issues due to environment or location, can all benefit from  biological remediation. By adding oxygen to the surrounding soil, you return your septic system to a natural, ideal state of filtration, allowing it to renovate and clean the wastewater of suspended matter and waste solids through the use of micro organisms and nutrients.

Oxygen also helps the soil to maintain a consistent moderate temperature, which is ideal for the treatment of wastewater. When your system gets overloaded with wastewater, due to increased use or changes in the texture and ability of the soil to transfer oxygen, your septic system is at risk of failure. The lower the availability of oxygen, the less micro organisms and nutrients available to assist in proper filtration, which ultimately reduces the hydraulic performance and treatment abilities of your septic system.

Increasing Efficiency and Effectiveness

 Biological remediation helps to maintain the optimal levels of oxygen required for proper filtration in and around the drainfield and leaching system to assure the best possible performance. Because the oxygen levels are increased, as well as the ability of the drainfield to effectively filter solid wastes from the wastewater, property owners are able to reduce the space needed to properly treat their sewage waste. This is extremely helpful in areas that have limited space, as well as naturally wet areas including property that is near lakes, watersheds, wetlands and other bodies of water.

Compared to water, air contains 21,000 times more oxygen. Wastewater can be difficult to full aerate to its maximum capacity, even with pre-treatment systems, due to high levels of total suspended solids. Biological remediation tackles this problem as well, helping to reduce the biological oxygen demand and remove suspended solids. It has also been proven to increase the pathogen removal rate, which is important for the overall health and safety of the system.  By increasing oxygenation in the soil, nitrogen is also removed through treatment by as much as 75%. 

Are You Ready for Biological Remediation?

Give your Septic Preservation representative a call at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com for more detailed information about our biological remediation treatment program and for other tips that you can use to increase the effectiveness and longevity of your septic system. Whether your property is located in Southeastern Massachusetts or Rhode Island, All-Clear can help you get your septic system running clean and clear.

 

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Septic Preservation Services Inspector Injured

        Septic Preservation Services 5/20/16 As many of you may know Tom Hannon of Septic Preservation Services was seriously injured while working conducting a septic inspection in Easton. Easton rescue stabilized him and transported him to Raynham where he was put on a med flight to Rhode Island hospital. Tom is in stable condition with good spirits and expected to be released on Friday. We wish him well and anxiously await his return to our team.

Call 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com for all your septic questions and concerns.

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Septic Preservation Services Schedule This Week

Septic Preservation Services5/10/16 Septic Preservation Services will be conducting septic system services and septic inspections in Arundel, Barmills, Bowdoin, Cape Naddick, Falmouth, Gray, Hebron, Lebanon, North Berwick, Orrs Island, Poland, Raymond, Topsham, Waterboro, Wells, West Paris, and Windham this week. If you would like to discuss a septic inspection or have one of our professional septic inspectors evaluate your septic system please call our office at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

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Septic Preservation Services Weekly Septic Inspections

Septic Preservation Services5/9/16 Septic Preservation Services works with mobile home community in Kittery, Maine to protect public Health. Conducting weekly septic inspections and servicing the overboard discharge system helps to ensure that the waste treatment equipment is functioning properly, thus protecting public safety. Septic inspections are important for all septic systems and we advise conducting routine inspections to ensure that your system is functioning properly and thus protect your health as well as the health of your neighbors. Regardless of whether you’re in Kittery, Wells, or Gray protecting the environment protects us.

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