Know What The Signs Of a Septic Problem Are

Down to Earth Construction Services are very regularly called by customers who suspect that they have a septic problem but do not know the cause of the issue or how to repair it. Typical signs of a septic problem could be:

 

  • All of the drains from the house are slow

  • There is a sewage smell coming from your plumbing

  • There is a persistent wet area over the leach field

  • Sewage is surfacing in the area of the septic tank or distribution box

  • There is sewage seeping through the foundation

  • The liquid level in the leach field is at the top of the crushed rock layer, the chambers or other underground structures

  • The vegetation over the leach field is greener and more lush than over adjacent areas in the yard

  • There is sewage odor in the yard at times or constantly

  • There is flow back from the leach field when the septic tank is pumped

  • The septic tank needs to be pumped frequently

  • The septic tank discharge baffle is damaged or missing

  • Rain water seems to take longer to disappear over the leach field than over adjacent areas in the yard

  • Well water is contaminated

 

If you have any of these signs of a septic problem please do call us to discuss your concerns. We will be happy to speak to you and schedule an on site visit if necessary. Today we have appointments for customers who suspect that they have a septic problem in Berkley, Dighton, Raynham, Lakeville and Norton MA. If you need to schedule an appointment, need advice or have a questions about your septic system please do contact our Norton Office on 508-622-5759 or visit Down to Earth Construction Services


Down to Earth Construction Services Are A Bargain!

Down to Earth Construction Services hopes that everyone who is taking part in the Black Friday sales is coming home with a few bargains and no buyers remorse. Sometimes a ‘bargain’ on the shelf turns out to be a mistake if it is either not as cheap as it originally seemed or not the quality product that it first seemed on closer inspection. This can also be true for septic services and why it is always sensible to research the septic company that you choose to use. Down to Earth Construction Services has been working in the septic industry for over a decade in this region and has an excellent reputation for providing quality septic services. We take pride in the work that we do and ensure that all of our technicians are trained with up to date methods and have state of the art equipment. Even with a seemingly simple task as septic pumping it is always a good idea to check the company that you choose to use because keeping your septic system clean and healthy is the best way to avoid costly repairs to your septic system, be it a septic tank, cesspool or some other style system. Down to Earth Construction Services helps to ensure your system remains as healthy as possible through periodic pumping and system checks. Our professionally trained staff are there to identify potential issues before they become big problems.  To prevent problems, we ensure the solids in your system are cleared out and remain at a level consistent with a healthy system. We also check and clear filters, if one is present, to be sure it doesn’t let any solids into the soil absorption system. The health of the system can also be improved through addition of septic system bacteria products to your system by our professional staff. These bacteria help break down the organic solids in your tank which reduces buildup over time, reduces odors and keeps your pipes clean. If you need to have your septic tank pumped or if you have any questions about septic pumping, septic systems or the other septic services we provide please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit http://downtoearthconst.com/septic-services/



Happy Thanksgiving!

Down to Earth Construction Services wishes all their friends, customers and families Happy Thanksgiving!

Avoid Septic Repairs This Thanksgiving By Not Pouring Grease, Oil and Fat Down Your Sink

Down to Earth Construction Services are all looking forward to Thanksgiving and the great food and time with our family and friends that goes alongside this 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 that it is not a good idea to put any type of cooking oil, fat or grease down the sink where it can 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 if left. 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 Bridgewater, Raynham, Stoughton, Sharon and Canton MA that could have been easily avoided with a little knowledge and preventative measures. If you have a question about your septic system or you need to schedule a septic repair please contact us on 508-622-5759 or visit http://downtoearthconst.com/septic-services/


The Property Owner is Responsible for Arranging Their Title 5 Septic Inspection When Selling

Down to Earth Construction Services has Title 5 Septic Inspection appointments scheduled today in Holliston, Canton, Sharon, Foxboro, and Stoughton MA. When you have a Title 5 septic inspection this is what is included:

 

  • General layout of the system components (location of the building sewer, septic tank or cesspool, distribution box and leaching field);

  • Type of use (e.g., house, school, retail space), Title 5 design flow, and whether the facility is presently occupied;

  • Analysis of the criteria specified in Title 5 that indicate system failure, and, for large systems, those which indicate threats to public health and the environment;

  • Water use records from the previous two years, if available;

  • A description of the septic tank, including its condition, approximate age, thickness of grease/scum layer, and other relevant information;

  • A characterization of the distribution box and dosing tanks with pumps, if any, such as condition and evidence of solids carryover or backup; and

  • The condition of the soil absorption system including, any signs of hydraulic failure.

 

We have found that many property owners who have scheduled an septic inspection do not know what it will entail because they have not needed to have one done before. Generally it is the seller of a property that is responsible to carrying out the septic inspection so unless you have previously owned and sold a property with a septic system you may not have previously needed to scheduled one.  This is made clear on the Mass Gov Website:

 

“The property owner or operator is responsible for arranging the inspection. The buyer and seller may change the responsibility for arranging the inspection prior to title transfer, provided that this change is put in writing and that the inspection still occurs within the specified timeframes.” 


If you require a Title 5 Septic inspection or if you have any questions about septic inspections or septic systems please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit http://downtoearthconst.com/septic-services/

On Halloween Don’t Ignore Your Spooky Septic System

Down to Earth Construction Services are able to help if you have a spooky smell coming from your Septic System. It is unlikely that this is a ghostly issue and it is never advisable to ignore unpleasant smells if they are coming from your plumbing, septic tank or leach field. Smells of sewage or waste could be indicators that you have a problem with your septic system. Today we have septic repairs scheduled in Wrentham, Foxboro, Franklin, North Attleboro and Mansfield MA. Our extensive experience locating and fixing septic problems could help prevent your spooky issue from becoming a frightfully expensive repair! So please do contact our Norton office where we will be happy to discuss any septic concerns that you may have and arrange an onsite appointment if necessary on 508-622-5759 or visit Down to Earth Construction Services


Labor Day

Down to Earth Construction Services wishes its clients, friends and families a Happy Labor Day. Today we honor the working American men and women and the contributions that they have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of our country. We will be celebrating this holiday with our friends and families. We wish everyone a happy holiday and we will be back to work continuing to contribute to the economy and well being of the country……tomorrow.

Septic Repairs Provided To Customers On Short Notice

Down to Earth Construction Services has septic repairs scheduled for customers in North Attleboro, Wrentham, Plainville, Bellingham and Blackstone MA. We are able to attend to our clients septic repairs on short notice from our Norton office. Once we have assessed the condition of your septic system, we will endeavour to 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 including septic pump repair
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

If you need a septic repair, have any questions about your septic system or have concerns that your system is not operating correctly please do contact our office on 508-622-5759 or visit http://www.downtoearthconst.com

Experienced Working With Entire Septic Systems Including The Leach Field, D-Box and Septic Tank

Down to Earth Construction Services is experienced working with entire septic systems which includes the septic tank but also the leach field or drainfield, d-box (distribution box) and any other associated parts such as a septic pump if used. Many property owners who have a septic system to treat their wastewater forget that an essential part of their septic system is the leach field, or drain field. A conventional septic system consists of a septic tank, a distribution box and a drainfield, all connected by pipes, called conveyance lines. Your home’s wastewater flows into your septic tank where it is held and solids sink to the bottom and lighter scum floats to the top. The solids and scum are decomposed by bacteria and periodically pumped. The treated wastewater or effluent flows through the distribution box into your drainfield or leach field where it then slowly seeps into the subsurface soil where it is further treated and purified (secondary treatment). There are steps that you can take to ensure that your entire septic system continues to operate correctly including:

  • Minimize the use of the garbage disposal
  • Do not put grease down your drains
  • Spread loads of laundry out over time rather than doing multiple loads in a short period of time, and use liquid detergents rather than powdered detergents
  • Avoid excessively long showers
  • Avoid leaving tap water running when shaving, brushing teeth or doing other personal or household tasks
  • Do not flush medications, harmful chemicals, excessive amounts of bleach, harsh drain cleaners or degreasers
  • Have the septic tank pumped at least every three years
  • Do not add any septic systems cleaners, enzymes or additives
  • Remove water conditioning backwash discharges from the septic system
  • Do not plant trees and shrubs over leach fields
  • Do not flush personal products, paper towels, wipes or diapers
  • Do not clean or rinse paint brushes in the sinks
  • Equip all hot tubs, spas, whirlpool baths, etcetera with drain limiting valves that will only allow five gallons per minute to drain from fixture
  • Do not drive vehicles over leach fields

Unfortunately a property owner in Rochester, MA called us because they had not considered their leach field when planting multiple trees in their yard and they now have leach field problems. We are providing leach field repairs and providing them with septic education to hopefully ensure that they can prevent similar breakdowns in the future. We have other septic repair appointments today in Acushnet, Marion, Carver and Lakeville MA. If you require a septic repair or if you have any questions about your septic system please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit http://www.downtoearthconst.com

Septic Pump Repair in Attleboro MA

Down to Earth Construction Services have been contacted by a customer in Attleboro MA who needs their septic pump to be either replaced or repaired. A septic pump moves wastewater from the septic tank to the drain field or leach field. We have extensive experience repairing and replacing septic pumps including Blue Diamond pumps, Hiblow pumps and FujiClean pumps. We have recently repaired septic pumps, replaced septic pumps and installed septic pumps for customers in Upton, Southborough and Rochester MA. If you require a septic repair or if you have any questions about your septic system please do contact us at our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com