Septic Preservation Services have Septic Inspections scheduled today in Farmington, Gardiner, Lewiston, Richmond and Lisbon Falls, ME today. We have many years of experience working in Maine and have the local knowledge to ensure that your inspection goes smoothly without the delays caused by inexperience working with an individual town and its requirements. If you need to schedule an inspection or wish to discuss this further please contact our offices at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com
Septic Preservation Services are having a Safety Meeting today in our offices in Norton MA. We have staff from Sharon, Norton, Attleboro, MA and Cranston and Tiverton, RI attending the meeting. We want to ensure the safety of both our staff and customers, so we regularly hold these meetings to check that standards and procedures are met and followed. We also provide training for staff on job tasks. When we are conducting services including Title 5 Inspections, Septic Functional Inspections, Septic First Maintenance Inspections, Septic Cleaning and Septic Installations, we want to be confident that our staff are safe and following best practices and that our customers are safe and confident in our work also. If you have any questions please do contact our offices at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com
Septic Preservation Services have Title 5 Septic Inspections scheduled in Dighton, Carver, Middleborough, Rochester and Marion, MA today. If you are moving home and need to schedule a Title 5 Inspection, it is recommended to have the inspection early in your selling process to ensure that there are no delays later on. We can schedule your Title 5 Inspection on short notice and can work with your schedule, so please contact our offices to book your appointment. You can reach us at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com
Septic Preservation Services have Title 5 Septic Inspections scheduled today in Berlin, Marlborough and Hudson, MA. If you are moving home in MA, you will more than likely need to schedule a Title V inspection if your home has a Septic System. We recommend that you have this done early in your moving process to prevent delays and unwelcome surprises when you need to be able to proceed quickly. Please contact our offices for more information or to schedule an appointment. You can reach us at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com
Fall weather is in the air and Thanksgiving is almost here, you’re probably already making your own plans for this year’s holiday gatherings. When the holidays roll around and family comes into town – you’ll want to make sure that you pay special attention to guests in your home and how they could impact your septic system. Here are some septic maintenance reminders for the holidays.
Have your tank pumped out before company arrives.
If you’re having family in town or having a large event, you may want to consider having your tank pumped out before they get into town. Your tank is used to operating at a certain level based on its size and the size of your home. If you’re expecting out of town guests for an extended stay you’ll want to make sure that your septic system is operating optimally to avoid embarrassing backups or drainfield failures.
Remind them about septic system “rules”.
Although it might be a sensitive subject, try to educate your guests about the rules with septic systems, such as not flushing feminine products or other items down the toilet and putting food solids and grease into the garbage rather than dumping them down the drain. These things will help you to avoid backups and malfunctions and keep your system running optimally, no matter how many guests you have. Limiting the use of your garbage disposal or not using it at all is a good idea with so many different foods at the holidays.
When you have guests in the town, the last thing you want to worry about is a septic system malfunction. A regular maintenance check before your guests arrive could save you lots of money compared to a septic repair and also help make their stay more enjoyable.
Also, it might be a good time to review your water usage and consider changing over to High Efficiency toilets, sinks, and Energy Star appliances. Efficient use of water can improve your septic system’s operation and reduce the risk of failure.
Everyone always looks forward to the holidays and getting together with family and friends. Do your self a favor and call All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services for a maintenance check to make sure your septic system is ready for the holidays and you can relax and enjoy the holiday season.
Call them at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com
Septic Preservation Services are getting excited for the coming holiday. We know our customers are also looking forward to Thanksgiving and food preparation is well underway for Thanksgiving Meals. We would like to remind our customers to remember that it is very inadvisable to put any type of cooking oil, fat or grease down the sink to enter your septic system. Whilst a well maintained septic system can cope with small amounts of fat, oil and grease, such as natural body oils that go into your septic system when you shower, if you regularly introduce cooking fats, oils and grease into your septic system it could result in a septic system failure. Just remember when you are making your beautifully juicy turkey dinner do not pour the fat, oil or grease down your sink. We have been conducting Septic Repairs in Barrington RI, Islesboro ME and Northboro MA that could have been easily avoided with a little knowledge and preventative measures. Please call us at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com
Septic Preservation Services have Title 5 Inspections scheduled today in Webster, Oxford, Millbury and Brookfield MA. If you require a Title 5 Inspection contact our office to schedule an appointment. You can reach us at 877-378-4279 or visit www.allclearseptic.com
Septic Preservation Services completed Septic Inspections in Tenants Harbour and Friendship, Maine today. If you are buying or selling a home in Maine and require a Septic Inspection, please contact our office to schedule an appointment or to get further information at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com
Published in Onsite Installer Magazine
Written by Sarah Heger
Chemicals used in many drain cleaners kill the essential bacteria needed by septic systems.
Septic systems rely on natural bacteria to treat wastewater. Harsh chemicals used in many drain cleaners kill the essential bacteria needed by septic systems.
Chemical drain cleaners are among the most dangerous of all cleaning products to human health. Most contain corrosive ingredients such as sulfuric acid, sodium hydroxide (lye) and sodium hypochlorite (bleach) that can permanently burn eyes and skin. Some can be fatal if ingested. Cleaning products are required by law to include label warnings if harmful ingredients are included which are:
|Signal word||Toxicity if swallowed, inhaled or absorbed through the skin|
|Caution||One ounce to one pint may be harmful|
|Warning||One teaspoon to one ounce may be harmful or fatal|
|Danger||One taste to one teaspoon is fatal|
In a study by Gross (1987), a lab study found significant decreases in concentrations of coliform bacteria at very low Drano concentrations. Just 0.1 mg of Drano per liter of septic tank effluent reduced the concentration of coliforms tenfold; 1.3 mg is enough to kill most bacteria, and at 3 mg/L they are destroyed. Three mg/L corresponds to 11.3 grams in a 1,000-gallon septic tank. Also, there was as a slight decrease in pH at higher concentrations of Drano. This amount could possibly be used by a homeowner in a short time period when unclogging a drain. The bacteria population recovers to its original concentration within 48 hours following the addition of the Drano.
Alternatives for customers
Prevent drains from becoming blocked in the first place by having really good catch basins in all drains from sinks, showers, tubs, laundry, etc. This is easily done with inexpensive metal or plastic drain screens. Large food scraps, along with fat, oils and grease should be collected and disposed of with the solid waste or composted when possible, and not dumped down the drain.
The most likely spot for a sink drain to clog is about 6 inches below the drain opening in the trap. If a clog occurs, many times the plumbing under a sink can be removed and manually cleaned. In other instances a plunger may also help to clear the obstruction or a drain auger or snake is used to manually remove the material causing the slow or blocked drain. If the blockage isn’t near enough to the sink to reach with a snake, look for other places to gain entry to the pipe. There should be clean-out ports that can be unscrewed to gain access to pipes for auguring. If it’s a tough hair or scale-type clog, it may be worth it to call in a professional with better equipment to handle those types of blockages.
As a last resort, chemical drain cleaners may be used, but they must be enzyme-based rather than caustic cleaners. Earth Friendly or Naturally Yours are two brands of enzyme-based drain cleaners. Homeowners can make their own: Put 1/2 cup salt, 1/2 cup baking soda, 6 cups of vinegar down the drain. Let stand for an hour or so & then pour kettle of boiling water down your drain. This can be done every 6 months to a year. It does no damage and can help to keep drains clear.
All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services can answer all your septic questions. Call them at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com
Septic Preservation Services have Septic System Services scheduled on Cape Cod today in Sandwich, Wellfleet, Eastham, Brewster, West Dennis, Dennis and Yarmouth. If you have a home or business on the Cape and need to schedule a service for your septic system call Septic Preservation Services. We are a reliable, thorough, and professional Septic Company who have experience working on Cape Cod, so please call our office to schedule your appointment or for more information at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com