flsuhable wipes

Flushable Wipes

flushable wipesFlushable Wipes!  Wipes are everywhere and are the ultimate convenience.  There are baby wipes for changing diapers and general cleanups, kitchen wipes,  make-up wipes, wipes with bleach, floor wipes, pet wipes, bathroom wipes and even flushable wipes.  They make our life easier especially on the go, but should we be flushing any of these down the toilet, even the ones that claim to be flushable?

Studies have been done to test flushable wipes to see how quickly they biodegrade, and while they may break down faster than non flushable wipes, they do not break down as quickly as they should.  Wipes have the potential to plug the sewer line between the house and tank and build up at the inlet of the septic tank.

Wipes can build up in the septic tank and reduce the ability of the solids to breakdown and allow just liquid to discharge to  leach field.  This can cause failure of the septic system.  The antibacterial agents on the wipes can also harm the helpful bacteria in your septic tank.

The best advice is to throw all the wipes, even the flushable ones in the garbage.   The only thing that should be put in your toilet is toilet paper.  One-ply is the best and trying to get everyone in the family to conserve the amount of toilet paper being used will keep your septic system running smoothly.

Septic Preservation Services has a great maintenance program and can answer all your septic questions. Call them at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

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Leach field or Drainfield Problems

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services are available if you think you have a septic problem. If you have a septic system, there are various signs that you may have a leach field or drainfield problem. These can include:


  • Standing water on top of your leach field
  • Especially lush or green grass on top of your leach field in comparison to the rest of your yard
  • Water or sewage backing up into your home
  • Toilets not flushing or flushing slowly


There are various causes for these problems including:


  • Compacting of the leach field which can happen with cars or livestock using it
  • Excessive water usage
  • The tank not being pumped
  • Engineering or installation problems

Down to Earth Construction services has appointments for drainfield/ leach field repairs today in Attleboro and Dighton, MA. We have recently assisted customers with drainfield problems in Seekonk, Rehoboth, Sharon, Blackstone, Southborough, Upton, Bolton and Holliston, MA. We have experience determining the problem and fixing it with minimum disruption and in a timely manner. If you have concerns about your septic system or wish to arrange an appointment please contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

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Septic Service Contract with Down to Earth Construction

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services has Septic Service appointments today in Acushnet, Mattapoisett, Fairhaven, Freetown, Lakeville, Middleboro, Rochester and Fall River, MA.  We arrange Septic Services for clients based on their needs and those of their Septic Systems.  These can be on a quarterly, biannual or annual basis. Like any system a septic system benefits from regular maintenance. If you have a septic service contract with Down to Earth Construction Services you no longer have to worry about that necessity.  In the majority of cases you do not even need to be home for us to carry out your service. We will, of course, notify you when we will arrive and schedule it at a different time if requested.  We will leave notification that we have been and contact you should there be any concerns. If you want to be confident that your septic system is working correctly and extend the lifespan of your septic system without having to work on your septic system yourself or having to remember to schedule services, consider a septic service contract with Down to Earth Construction Services.  If you have any questions or wish to either schedule a one off service or go on a plan please contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com