Down to Earth Construction Services wishes its friends and customers Happy St Patrick’s Day! While we would all like to have the luck of the Irish and find a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow it is not usually the case. If you are concerned that your septic system is not operating correctly you may need a septic repair. If you have a septic problem addressed quickly, it can often prevent a more expensive and bigger septic issue or even septic failure later on. You will not need a pot of gold to fix a minor septic repair but if you ignore a septic issue for long enough a septic failure can be an expensive and disruptive problem. We have appointments for customers that need septic repairs and need a septic problems evaluated in Bridgewater, Taunton, Stoughton, Marshfield, Carver and Middleboro MA today. If you have concerns about your septic system or wish to schedule an appointment please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com
Down to Earth Construction Services has experience working with customers that have a cesspool rather than a conventional septic system for their property. Title 5 does not require that cesspools are replaced as long are they are not exhibiting signs of hydraulic failure, are not located extremely close to private or public water supplies, or otherwise fail to protect, or pose a threat to public health, safety or the environment. We have cesspool services scheduled today in Bellingham, Franklin, Foxboro, Blackstone, Uxbridge, and Holliston, MA, for property owners who want to ensure that their cesspools remain operating correctly and efficiently. If you require a cesspool service or have any questions please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com
SOIL EVALUATIONS, PERC TESTING AND ENGINEERING SERVICES
Our trained experts at Septic Preservation services can assist with all your septic engineering needs! We can assist with services to improve or repair your property such as soil evaluations, septic design, land use planning, and
Septic Preservation Services offers a variety of septic system problem evaluation, installation, repair and maintenance services. Our trained staff of certified field technicians are available to provide a free, on-site septic system diagnosis and valuable advice based on thousands of successfully rehabilitated systems.
A little bit more about our company… Septic Preservation Services is a licensed, full-service provider who has been in business for over 25 years. We currently service several thousand treatment systems, working in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, but our clientele also extends to New York, Florida and Hawaii. Specific to your area, we have been a service provider specializing in I/A Technologies and have customers who own Singulair, FAST, White Knight and JET systems.
Call today for a Free Estimate at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com
Down to Earth Construction Services has Septic Repair appointments today in Acushnet, Fairhaven, Fall River, Swansea, Norton, and Berkley, MA. If you have signs that your septic system is not operating correctly, it is inadvisable to wait to have your septic system problem looked at. In addition to these unexpected and often short notice repairs, Down to Earth Construction also does septic repairs that are required when a property fails or gets a conditional pass after a septic inspection. A system with specific components that need repair or replacement would qualify for a conditional pass. Examples of system components eligible for a conditional pass include a metal or cracked septic tank, a broken or obstructed pipe, or an uneven distribution box. When Down to Earth Construction Services has repaired or replaced the system component, the Board of Health will issue a Certificate of Compliance confirming that the corrective work has been done. If you need a septic repair or have any questions please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com
Down to Earth Construction Services has a septic installation scheduled to begin today in Upton, MA. Down to Earth Construction Services have the expertise to provide the initial septic design, the equipment for the excavation and experience and engineers to ensure that your septic system is installed correctly, quickly and with minimum disruption. We have recently installed septic systems for customers in Marion, Mattapoisett, Bolton and Middleboro MA. If you require a septic system installation or have any questions please do contact us at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com
Down to Earth Construction Services has septic system services scheduled today in Wayland, Canton, Stoughton, Sharon, West Bridgewater, Mansfield, and Raynham, MA. We have clients on service plans for either quarterly, biannual or annual services depending on their septic system and requirements. We do not usually need a homeowner to be present for a septic system service, so can ensure that your septic system continues to work correctly with little disruption and effort for our clients. If your septic system requires a service or you have questions about septic system services please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com
How does your septic system actually work? If you live in a rural area which does not have a centralized sewer system, you most likely have a private septic system. Basically nature and technology combines to treat the wastewater from your household plumbing system including bathroom, kitchen, laundry and any other drains your home possesses.
A typical septic system includes a septic tank and a drainfield which can also be referred to as a leach field or soil absorption field.
The wastewater from your home is sent to the septic tank through one main drainage pipe. The septic tank is a buried water-tight container usually made of concrete, fiberglass or polyethylene. It holds the wastewater and allows the solids to settle to the bottom, forming sludge, and the oils and grease float to the top and form scum. Natural organisms in the septic tank will digest the organic matter. The idea is not to let the sludge and scum leave the tank and enter the leachfield. Compartments and a t-shaped outlet help make that happen.
The liquid wastewater, called effluent, leaves the septic tank and enters the leachfield. The leachfield is a shallow, covered excavation created in unsaturated soil. Engineering plans are required for the best placement of the septic tank and leachfield on the property. The pretreated effluent is discharged through piping onto the porous surface of the leachfield and filtered through the soil. The soil treats the wastewater as it percolates through the soil and eventually joins the groundwater. If the drainfield is overloaded with too much wastewater, it could flood, causing the sewage to flow to the surface or backup into the house. The wastewater percolates into the soil, naturally removing coliform bacteria, viruses and nutrients.
Maintenance is a key component to keeping your septic system functioning properly. Pumping your septic tank, generally every 3 years, depending on your household size and habits, is essential.
Call Septic Preservation Services to schedule a pumping or join their septic maintenance program. They can answer all your questions. You can reach them at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com
Down to Earth Construction Services has the equipment, engineers and experience to repair or replace your septic system. We have repairs scheduled for a customer today in Holliston, MA, who has reported a leach field problem. We have the equipment to do excavations and back filling when necessary. We will always keep disruption to a minimum, but some repairs do require extensive septic engineering and groundwork. We also have septic repairs scheduled in Southborough, Berlin, Bolton, Marlborough, and Oxford, MA. If you require septic repairs whether it is a small mechanical repair such as a septic pump repair, or a large drainfield issue, please contact our office to either answer your questions or make an appointment at508-622-5759 or visit www.septicpreservation.com
Down to Earth Construction Services has Septic Inspections scheduled today in East Bridgewater, Lakeville, Raynham, Swansea, Fall River, and Fairhaven, MA. These inspections include those for property sales for commercial properties and private residences, but one is also for a condominium complex. In Massachusetts condominiums with five or more units must be inspected once every three years. Those with four or fewer units must be inspected every three years, or within two years prior to the sale of one of the units. The condominium association is responsible for the inspection, maintenance and upgrade of the system or systems serving the units, unless the governing documents of the association provide otherwise. If you need a septic inspection to be done or if you have any questions about septic inspections please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com
Down to Earth Construction Services have experience working with customers whose properties have cesspools. A cesspool is a pit which acts as both a settling chamber for solids and a leaching system for liquids. The use of cesspools may overload the capacity of the soil to remove bacteria, viruses, and phosphorus, and to nitrify ammonia and organic nitrogen compounds. Cesspools must be treated to avoid harmful chemicals from forming and also to empty the pool. This is the reason which makes a cesspool require a high cost of maintenance. Cesspools can also be harmful. For example, if the cesspool is kept at a very deep level, it may come in contact with groundwater and contaminate it making it unsafe for drinking purposes. That is why cesspools are kept quite far away from the wells and underground water sources. The cesspools may also prove to be dangerous because of the fact that the waste material may give rise to dangerous fumes. We are starting a cesspool replacement today for a customer in Upton, MA whose cesspool failed a Title 5 Inspection because it was too close to a public water supply. Title 5 does not require all Cesspools to be replaced but it does state that:
“ those cesspools that exhibit signs of hydraulic failure, are located extremely close to private or public water supplies, or otherwise fail to protect or pose a threat to public health, safety or the environment will need to be upgraded (310 CMR 15.303). Also, cesspools must be upgraded prior to an increase in design flow (e.g., the addition of a bedroom to a home or seats to a restaurant).” – The Official Website of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Massachusetts.
We also have cesspool services for customers in Bridgewater, Stoughton, Canton, Freetown, and Sharon, MA. If you have a cesspool and are either considering a replacement or need a service please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com