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Down to Earth Construction Addresses Septic System Concerns

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services has septic system repairs today in Bellingham, Franklin, Foxboro, Blackstone, Canton, Sharon, and Mansfield, MA, for customers who have contacted us because they are concerned that their septic system may not be operating correctly.  It is wise to have septic concerns addressed promptly because if you ignore indications that there may be a problem with your septic system, it could become a much more costly septic repair or failure in the future. Signs of a problem may include, slow draining toilets and sinks, gurgling noises within the plumbing, sewage odors inside, continuing drainage backups, or bacteria in the well water.  If any of these symptoms exist, check for more pronounced indications of a septic system failure.  Check the absorption field for unusually strong odors.  The typical visually identifiable sign of a septic failure is lush patches of grass or areas in which the plants are flourishing much more than other areas.  Another indicator of a septic failure is the presence of pooled effluent on the surface of the yard. If this has happened, it means the surrounding soil has become saturated with untreated waste material.  If you have these signs or any other concerns that your septic system needs a repair, please do contact our office for more information or to make an appointment at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

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Rainy Weather and Your Septic System

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Heavy rains can cause septic issues.   Significant rainfall can quickly flood the ground around the leach field or drainfield leaving it saturated and making it impossible for water to flow out of your septic system. When the water has nowhere to go, it can eventually travels backward through the plumbing system and back into drains and toilets and into your home.   When the  drainfield becomes flooded, it  can also lead to untreated sewage flowing into the groundwater and local streams.   This can lead to environmental contamination.

There are things you can do to help minimize any damage to the way your septic system functions and keep everything functioning smoothly.

Before it starts to rain:

  • Prevention is always the best bet.  Make sure your septic system is properly maintained, and is regularly pumped.  Septic problems can be worse if your tank needs to be pumped or the system has not been properly maintained.
  • Keeping water away from the home and the drain field is key.   Rain gutters are important. Make sure all gutters drain away from the drainfield area so as not to saturate the area, and make sure you clean the gutters in the fall and spring to help the water drain properly.
  • Maintenance of your drain field is essential.  Do not drive any heavy equipment or other vehicles that could compact the soil over the drainfield. This can compromise the soil absorption field’s ability to treat wastewater. Also, plant only grass above the drainfield or groundcover with shallow roots.  Do not plant any trees or vegetation with deep roots which could harm the leach field.

During the rainstorm:

  • If  you begin to notice that your drainfield is flooded, be alert to drains that are not draining quickly, toilets that flush slower or make strange sounds, or water that is backing up into your basement.   To take pressure off your system and allow it to recoup, use it less.  If possible, reduce or eliminate water going down the drains until the drainfield dries out.  Hold off on laundry until the water recedes.  Try to cut back on showers, and dishwashing and flush the toilet only when necessary.  It should only be a day or two until the rain stops and the sun dries up some of the excess water.

After the Storm

  • If the water does not recede and you suspect that your septic system is still not working properly, it’s time to call in a professional.  Septic Preservation is able to quickly come out and check your system and offer a solution.  It may include pumping the system or repairs may be needed.   Do not wait to have your system checked.  This could greatly increase your chances of major septic repairs or septic system failure.
  • Septic Preservation also has a great septic maintenance program.  Take the worry out of your septic system and call Septic Preservation at 877-378-4279 and let them put you on their maintenance program.  This can help you extend the life of your system.  Visit www.septicpreservation.com for more information.
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Septic Repairs By Down to Earth Construction

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services have septic repairs scheduled today for customers in Attleboro, Norton, Stoughton, East Bridgewater, Rehoboth, Seekonk, and Swansea, MA.  We have extensive experience working with septic systems and have the equipment and knowledge to repair large and small septic problems.  Once we have assessed the condition of your septic system, we will present you with a range of options designed to correct any identified issues.  These may include one or more of the following:

 

Replacement of damaged or missing baffle

Installation of effluent filter and service riser

Installation of pumping access riser and cover

Installation of curtain drains

Replacement of deteriorated components

Repair or replacement of damaged components

Removal of accumulated solids in leach field piping

Removal of plant and tree roots in leach field piping

Installation and service of the White Knight™ Microbial Inoculator/Generator

Diversion of water softener/conditioner backwash discharges

Detailed explanation of our Septic Use Guidelines

Septic pump repair

Leach field repair
If you are concerned that your septic system may need repair or if you have any questions, please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

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Large and Small Septic Repairs from Down to Earth Construction

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services have septic repairs scheduled today for customers in Attleboro, Norton, Stoughton, East Bridgewater, Rehoboth, Seekonk, and Swansea, MA.  We have extensive experience working with septic systems and have the equipment and knowledge to repair large and small septic problems.  Once we have assessed the condition of your septic system, we will present you with a range of options designed to correct any identified issues.  These may include one or more of the following:

 

Replacement of damaged or missing baffle

Installation of effluent filter and service riser

Installation of pumping access riser and cover

Installation of curtain drains

Replacement of deteriorated components

Repair or replacement of damaged components

Removal of accumulated solids in leach field piping

Removal of plant and tree roots in leach field piping

Installation and service of the White Knight™ Microbial Inoculator/Generator

Diversion of water softener/conditioner backwash discharges

Detailed explanation of our Septic Use Guidelines

Septic pump repair

Leach field repair
If you are concerned that your septic system may need repair or if you have any questions please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

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Large and Small Septic Repairs and Failures

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services has extensive experience with many types of septic systems.  We have the expertise, equipment and knowledge to repair large and small septic failures and problems.  We are going to a customer’s property in East Bridgewater, MA, today because they have called with a concern that they have extensive puddling, growth and smells coming from their leach field.  We have experience with leach field repairs and have the equipment for a small repair or extensive excavations without having to go to a subcontractor for the equipment or operators.  We also have septic repairs scheduled today in Norton, Franklin, Foxboro, Sharon, and Mansfield, MA.  If you have a question about your septic system or need to schedule an appointment please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

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Septic Repair and Engineering by Down to Earth Construction

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services has the equipment necessary for large septic repairs and replacements when necessary.  We have the engineers and equipment so that we can do excavations and large septic engineering projects, when required, without having to turn to other companies for either the machines or expertise.  We have large septic engineering, leach field repair, and septic system installations in Norton, Attleboro, and West Bridgewater, MA currently.  If you have a septic engineering project and need to arrange an appointment or have questions please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Down to Earth Construction

Down to EarthDown 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

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Full Service Septic Design and Installation

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 preparing a new System for Installation!construction layouts for large or small commercial developments!  We can provide these services in Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island and Hawaii.
 Septic Preservation Services understands the details of septic requirements for Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine and Hawaii.  We will work with you and local code enforcement to ensure the design of your new or upgraded septic system will meet all required local laws and codes.

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

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Septic Repair Appointments in Massachusetts Today

Down to Earth 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

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Repairing or Replacing Your Septic System

Down to EarthDown 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