Down To Earth Construction Services are installing a septic alarm for a customer in Mansfield, MA today. Many modern and alternative septic systems have alarms to notify the homeowner of a potential problem. Though it can be annoying when the system alarms and you are forced to think about your septic system, this could prevent the system from backing up into your house. A high water alarm is caused by either too much water going into the tank or not enough going out. A high water alarm if not properly addressed will cause septic waste to ultimately back up into your house, though that may occur after your drainfield is fully damaged. An alarm could also be to notify you that your septic pump has failed. The basic design of a septic tank will only work if the sludge is not too thick on the bottom and the grease and scum is not too thick on top, and if the flow to the tank is not excessive. If there is too much waste on the bottom of the tank or too much water flowing to the tank, there will not be enough time for the solids and liquids to settle out before the tank starts releasing water containing large amounts of fecal waste to the drain field. The fecal waste will over time clog the drainfield. Also, if there is too much grease and scum floating on top, the scum will be released to the drainfield. A septic system is not a trash can. Don’t put dental floss, feminine hygiene products, condoms, diapers, cotton swabs, cigarette butts, coffee grounds, cat litter, paper towels, latex paint, pesticides, or other hazardous chemicals into your system because they can end up clogging the filter and/or lines if carried from the tank. Therefore although it can be annoying a septic alarm is essential to give you advance warning that you have a septic problem. Our customer has wisely chosen to install a septic alarm to ensure that they have advance warning of a septic problem. We have provided other septic system improvements including the addition of risers and covers to customers in Norton, Attleboro, Lakeville and Bridgewater recently. If you would be interested in having a septic alarm installed, if you have a septic alarm going off or would be interested in other septic system improvements please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit Down to Earth Construction Services
Down to Earth Construction Services have septic inspection appointments scheduled today in Attleboro, North Attleboro, Rehoboth, Seekonk, Wrentham and Plainville MA. Most of our inspections are for property owners who are selling and need to hold a valid Title 5 Inspection before they can transfer title on the property. However we also have a septic system inspection scheduled today for a condominium building in Attleboro that is not being sold. It is, though, required to have a septic inspection every three years because it is a shared system as specified by the Mass Gov website. If you require a septic inspection, for whatever reason, or if you have any questions about septic systems please do contact us on 508-622-5759 or visit Down to Earth Construction Services
Down to Earth Construction Services are beginning a septic system installation today in Attleboro MA. Attleboro is a City of over 43,000 residents so it can be surprising that there are a large number of homes that are still serviced by a septic system and are not on town sewer. However as more homes are built, even in cities, it is becoming increasingly normal that residential homes will have their own septic system and not be connected to a town sewer. It is no longer only properties that are in remote locations that are serviced by septic systems. A septic system should not be something that property owners should be concerned by however and by following some simple guidelines and ensuring that you carry out septic pumping as necessary your septic system should not be any more problematic than being on town sewer. We have recently installed other septic systems for customers in Sharon, Carver and Stoughton MA. If you require a septic system installation or if you have any questions about septic systems please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit http://downtoearthconst.com/septic-services/
Down to Earth Construction Services has to keep up with all state and town septic regulations to ensure that we can give our customers the best possible septic service. Today we are starting a septic system installation for a customer in Attleboro MA. Our customer had previously had a tight tank which is going to be replaced with a much more efficient and environmentally sound septic system. As stated on the Mass Gov Website:
“Tight tanks are similar to septic tanks, except that they have no outlet and must be pumped out at regular intervals. Title 5 strongly discourages the use of tight tanks”
We have extensive experience of septic system installation and have recently completed installations in Foxboro, Mansfield, Sharon and Lakeville MA. If you require a septic installation, for any reason, or if you have any questions about our septic services or septic systems please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit Down to Earth Construction Services
Down to Earth Construction Services understand the entire septic system and all of its components to enable us to provide the best septic services possible to our clients. Today we are replacing a baffle, installing an outlet tee and replacing a d-box for a customer in Attleboro MA. We have other septic repair appointments scheduled today in Norton, Rehoboth, Taunton, Raynham, Dighton and Berkley MA. When we are contacted by a customer because they believe they need a septic repair we will assess the condition of their septic system and then present them 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
If you require a septic repair or if you have septic concerns or 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 Septic are always willing to provided to information to property owners who have septic systems. One piece of advice is always to not build over your septic system because it can impair your system and can be problematic if you should ever have a septic problem. This is certainly true for our customer today who has a home in Middleboro MA. We are having to move their deck to install a new septic tank for them. Unfortunately when they installed their back deck their contractor did not consider the septic tank underneath which has made a simple septic tank installation much more expensive and it will take longer because their deck needs to be removed to do the installation. Fortunately for our customer Down to Earth Construction Services have the tools and experience to do the removal, excavation and installation. We have recently installed other septic systems including new septic tanks for customers in Westport, Attleboro and Norton MA. If you require a new septic system, septic tank or any other septic work we are more than capable of assisting you and if you have any septic system questions or wish to schedule an appointment please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com
Down to Earth Construction Services know that spending money on your septic system, especially when Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming up quicker than you’d think does not always seem to be a priority. Home maintenance, like septic repairs, is not a fun way to spend our hard earned money especially when it is not seen or enjoyed. However if you have a concern about your septic system it is wise to have it addressed immediately and not leave it until the holidays have passed and you want to be ‘bothered’ by it. Indicators that you may have a septic problem include:
Pipe Gurgling Sounds
Toilet Flushing Issues
Greener Grass on your leach field
Patches of Standing Water
If you have noticed one or more of these signs at your property please do consider calling to discuss your concerns with our experienced technicians. If a septic problem is left it is very unlikely to ‘fix itself’ and could quite possibly become a much larger and more expensive issue to repair. Today we have septic repairs scheduled in North Attleboro, Foxboro, Plainville, Wrentham, Norton and Attleboro MA. If you wish to schedule a septic repair or if you have septic questions or concerns please do contact us at our office on 508-622-5759 or visit Down to Earth Construction Services
Down to Earth Construction Services has extensive experience installing entirely new septic systems and upgrading existing septic systems. We are also regularly required to repair or replace components of existing septic systems to enable them to keep working, correctly, for many more years. Today we are replacing a D-Box for a customer in Attleboro MA. The septic system D-Box or distribution box is just what its name implies. It distributes wastewater that exits the septic tank into the leach field or drain field. A properly functioning D-Box will do this evenily so the entire field is used and does not get clogged due to uneven distribution. We have other septic repairs today, which include the repair of a septic pump, in Norton, Freetown, Taunton, Rehoboth and Rochester MA. If you require a septic repair or septic upgrade or installation please do contact our Norton Office where were will be happy to answer any questions that you have on 508-622-5759 or visit Down To Earth Construction Services
Down to Earth Construction Services know that the word ‘cesspool’ does not conjure up pleasing images and if you are considering buying a property that word can certainly put a damper on enthusiasm you might have for it. However with the proper maintenance a cesspool is not the problem that you may fear. A cesspool is a pit which acts as both a settling chamber for solids and a leaching system for liquids. In Massachusetts a cesspool is not always required to be replaced. Infact as stated on the Mas Gov website:
‘Only 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” For more information see: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/title-5-faq
However a cesspool does generally require more ongoing maintenance than a conventional septic system and 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. Down to Earth Construction Services do provide property owners with cesspool services to ensure that they continue to operate correctly and efficiently. However if you decide to have your cesspool replaced we also have extensive experience with cesspool replacement. Today we have cesspool services and are starting a cesspool replacement in Berkley, Norton, Taunton, Dighton and Attleboro MA. If you have a cesspool and have questions or if you need a cesspool service or replacement please do contact our Norton Office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com
Down to Earth Construction Services helps many property owners who are selling their home or commercial property with septic inspections which are usually required if you have a septic system and are selling your property in Massachusetts. We are also always willing to provide information and support to the new property owners who may not have had a septic system previously. There are definitely some dos’ and don’ts’ that apply when you own a septic system that are not generally too difficult to follow but if you don’t you might end up needing a septic repair to fix a problem that you have unknowingly created.
For example if you have just bought a new house a lot of people want to then start decorating and putting their own stamp on their new home. When you are cleaning up after decorating you must always remember to clean your brushes and paint trays in a bucket and not to dispose of that water down your drain and definitely don’t dispose of paint down your drain. We know that one of the benefits of latex paint is the ease of its cleanup with soap and water. This might cause you to think that it is okay to pour latex paint down the drain or your clean up water. This is not true. While your septic system can usually handle small amounts of latex paint, it should be avoided when possible. Septic systems use naturally occurring, living organisms to break down, digest and treat solid and liquid waste that is introduced into the septic tank. Toxic household chemicals can kill these organisms, resulting in a failure of your septic system. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) notes that while common culprits include oil-based paints, solvents and cleaning products that are labeled as poison or hazardous, even latex paint cleanup should be minimized. Latex paints may contain toxic substances, including ethylene glycol or acetate, according to the National Drinking Water Clearinghouse. So be cautious when you clean your brushes because even small amounts of latex paint may be detrimental to your septic system.Your septic system is primarily designed to break down, digest and treat organic materials. The organisms that live in your septic system typically cannot digest the solid materials present in latex paint. These solids will settle to the bottom of your septic tank, where they can result in a thick, gray putty-like material.
Here is a list of septic system dos and dont’s:
Things you should do
DO conserve water whenever possible as a means of reducing the volume of wastewater that will need to be treated and disposed.
DO make repairs to any faucets or toilets that are leaking.
DO make sure that you are only discharging biodegradable wastes into your system.
DO restrict or avoid use of your garbage disposal.
DO take the time to ensure that any down spouts or other surface water is diverted away from your drainfield.
DO keep the cover to your septic tank accessible by installing covers and risers for easier inspections and pumping.
DO get your septic tank pumped regularly and have it checked for any cracks or leaks.
DO have an effluent filter installed to prevent debris from entering your drainfield.
DO add a laundry filter to your washing machine.
DO put kitchen trash into a compost or throw it into the garbage – not down your drains.
Things you should NOT do
DON’T flush products such as tampons, sanitary napkins, condoms, disposable diapers or wipes into your system.
DON’T empty oils or other types of kitchen grease down your drain.
DON’T dump any items that can disrupt the treatment process or contaminate groundwater, such as: paints, oils, thinners, pesticides, poisons or disinfectants.
DON’T build anything over your drainfield or dig in it for any reason.
DON’T plant any landscaping over your drainfield – except grass.
DON’T drive a vehicle over your drainfield or compact the soil in ANY way.
DON’T run purification back flush into the septic tank.
Today we have septic inspections for property owners who are selling their homes and one for a new home buyer in Middleboro, Taunton, Norton, Raynham, Dighton and Attleboro MA. If you have any questions about septic inspections or septic systems please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit Down to Earth Construction Services
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