Down to Earth Construction Services hopes all mothers had a superb Mother’s Day yesterday. While flowers are perhaps a more traditional gift, sometimes we understand that you have to be a bit more practical. Down to Earth Construction Services have septic repairs scheduled today for customers in Fall River, Swansea, Mattapoisett, Freetown, Marion, Acushnet, and Norton, MA. If you have noticed that you have an unpleasant smell coming from your drains or even worse have sewage backup coming into your house, these are both signs that you may have a septic system problem. It is inadvisable to wait to have these problems addressed. Firstly, it is unpleasant and can actually be harmful if left, but also a small problem can become a larger one if left untreated and potentially be more expensive to fix. We have experience with many septic system repairs and today they include a d-box replacement and outlet tee and a septic air pump repair. If you need to schedule a septic repair or if you have any questions please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com
Down to Earth Construction Services have many calls from property owners who have noticed that there is a problem with their septic but are unsure how to fix the problem, or even what is causing the issue. If you smell sewage in your home or yard, have backups in your toilets, or even if your drains are flowing slowly, these are all signs that you may have a problem with your septic system. We have knowledgeable staff who are always willing to answer any questions you may have and if necessary, schedule an appointment for one of our technicians to come out to your property to diagnose your problem and suggest a course of action to fix your issue. It is usually inadvisable to wait when you notice a septic problem, because they are unlikely to fix themselves and can become more serious problems if left unaddressed. We have appointments today for septic repairs in East Bridgewater, Raynham, Norton, Stoughton, Freetown, Fall River, and Acushnet, MA. If you have septic concerns or if you want to schedule an appointment for a septic repair please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com
Down to Earth Construction Services is experienced diagnosing and repairing septic systems and leach fields/ drainfields. We have been called in for a leach field repair in Clinton, MA, which has been caused by irregular pumping of the septic system. A septic tank should be pumped every 3 – 5 years depending on various factors including water usage and tank size. If the tank fills up with an excess of solids, the wastewater will not have enough time to settle in the tank. These excess solids will then pass on to the leach field, where they will clog the drain lines and soil. The property owner called us concerned because they had liquid puddling on their leach field and sewage smells coming from the drainfield. We also have other septic repairs today in Attleboro, Rehoboth, Swansea, Dighton, Norton, and Plainville, MA. If you are concerned that you may need a septic system repair, leach field or drainfield repair, septic pump repair or d-box repair, please do contact our office to discuss your concerns and to make an appointment if necessary. You can reach us at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com
Down to Earth Construction Services are available if you have septic repairs that need to be done. April showers are not just a saying and extensive rain at this time of year can lead to problems with your septic system if it is not properly maintained or used. If you notice that your drain field is flooded and the water is not receding, or you have slow flowing drains, water backing up into your basement, slow flushing toilets, or strange noises coming from your plumbing, these could be indications that you might require a septic repair. It is generally advisable to have problems addressed quickly to prevent larger or more expensive repairs or failures later on. Down to Earth Construction Services are carrying out septic repairs for customers in North Attleboro, Plainville, Norton, West Bridgewater, Wrentham, and Attleboro today. We take on smaller septic repairs, septic pump and d-box repairs, and larger projects such as leach field or drain field repairs. We have the equipment for excavating, if this is necessary, without having to reply upon contractors. If you need to schedule a septic repair or if you have concerns or questions about your septic system please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com
Down to Earth Construction Services have septic services scheduled for clients today in Freetown, Lakeville, Taunton, Raynham, Marion, Carver, and Norton, MA. Regular maintenance of your septic system will keep your system working efficiently and can prevent costly repairs. We have septic services scheduled for our clients on a quarterly, biannual or annual basis. These appointments are scheduled in advance and clients do not even usually need to be present for the service, so it is not disruptive or time consuming for our clients. It gives them peace of mind that their septic system is operating correctly. If you wish to schedule a septic service or if you have any questions please do contact us at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com
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
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.
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