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You Need To Protect Your Septic System’s Leach Field

Down to Earth Construction Services are experienced repairing all parts of your septic system. We have found that many property owners who have a septic system are aware that their system has a septic tank but are often unaware of their systems’ leach field, its purpose or its location. This makes it much more likely that they will inadvertently damage it. Although your septic system leach field (also called a drain field or absorption field) generally does not require maintenance, you should adhere to the following rules to protect and prolong its functional life:

  • Do not drive over the absorption field with cars, trucks, or heavy equipment.
  • Do not plant trees or shrubbery in the absorption field area, because the roots can get into the lines and plug them.
  • Do not cover the absorption field with hard surfaces, such as concrete or asphalt. Grass is the best cover, because it will help prevent erosion and help remove excess water.
  • Do divert surface runoff water from roofs, patios, driveways, and other areas away from the absorption field.

Today we are providing leach field repairs and replacement. For one customer in Bellingham MA we are installing a White Knight™ Microbial Inoculator/Generator, an economical, environmentally sound and permanent alternative to drain field replacement. In nature, oxygen-using (aerobic) bacteria in the soil consume non-living organic material. This is the process nature uses to “recycle” wastes. We install the White Knight™ Microbial Inoculator/Generator in the septic tank to create an oxygen rich environment and cultivate an extensive colony of these same soil bacteria. The result is nearly complete consumption of the organic materials entering the septic tank. At the same time, the bacteria are carried into the leach field where they consume the organic material that has accumulated in the underlying soil. The drain field regains and/or maintains is capacity to deliver effluent to the soil for purification. We are also repairing leach fields for customers in Blackstone, Upton and Wrentham MA. If you are concerned that your septic system is not operating correctly, you need to schedule a septic repair or if you have questions about your septic system please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit http://www.downtoearthconst.com

Cesspool Replacements and Cesspool Services Provided

Down to Earth Construction Services have been contacted by a customer in Wrentham MA who require a cesspool replacement. We also have cesspool services scheduled today in Bellingham, Blackstone, Franklin, Upton and Uxbridge MA. As stated on Mas Gov:

“A cesspool is a pit which acts as both a settling chamber for solids and a leaching system for liquids. 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. A conventional septic system has a tank where solids can settle and begin to degrade, a distribution box, and a soil absorption system (SAS) that further treats the effluent by removing some of the bacteria, viruses, phosphorus, and nitrogen.”

To sell a property you need a Title 5 Inspection to be done. Title 5 does not require that cesspools be replaced however:

“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 (310 CMR 15.303). Also, cesspools must be upgraded prior to an increase in design flow (e.g., the addition of a bedroom to a home or seats to a restaurant”.

For more information see: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/title-5-faq

If you are not on town sewer and have a cesspool which you are concerned may need replacing or simply needs servicing please contact our Norton office to answer your questions or schedule an appointment on 508-622-5759 or visit http://www.downtoearthconst.com

Safety Is Not Left To Luck At Down To Earth Construction Services

Down to Earth Construction Services is wishing for good luck and good fortune on this Friday 13th! Luckily there is not much call for walking under ladders or dealing with black cats in our business but we do not leave the safety of our technicians or clients to ‘luck’. We have monthly safety meetings and regular training, checks and unannounced safety audits by our safety manager to ensure that we remain safe and importantly our customers are safe too. Our septic expertise covers southern Massachusetts and make sure that we are safe and comply with regulations in all of the towns we work within. Today we have septic inspectors in Holliston, Bellingham, Wrentham, Foxboro, Franklin and Plainville MA. If you require a septic inspection or if you have any questions about septic systems please do contact our Norton Office on 508-622-5759 or visit http://www.downtoearthconst.com

Experienced With Septic Repairs Including Septic Pump Repairs

Down to Earth Construction Services have extensive experience replacing and repairing septic pumps including FujiClean pumps, sewage grinder pumps, HiBlow pumps, E One Pumps and Blue Diamond pumps. Some septic systems can operate with gravity alone or, where topographic considerations require, with inclusion of a septic pump. Today we have septic repairs, including septic pump repairs and replacement appointments, in Blackstone, Bellingham, Franklin, Uxbridge and Wrentham MA. If you need a septic repair or if you have any concerns about your septic system please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com. It is always advisable to wait to have a septic problem looked at and we can schedule appointments on short notice.

Thorough Septic Inspections Using State Of The Art Equipment

Down to Earth Construction Services has septic inspections scheduled today in Wrentham, Foxboro, Franklin, Plainville, North Attleboro, Bellingham and Upton MA.Our septic inspections are very thorough and are conducted using state of the art color sewer camera equipment. Not only do we inspect the septic system, we also educate you about the proper care and use of the system. We will check the following conditions:

 

  • Condition of septic tank

  • Effluent level in tank

  • Need for pumping

  • Condition of tank baffles

  • Condition of effluent lift pump (non-gravity systems)

  • Condition of effluent pump chamber

  • Condition of pipe from tank to field

  • Condition of the distribution box

  • Soil clogging in drainfield

  • Tree or plant root intrusion

  • Accumulation of solds in leach field

 

We will check for the following symptoms of a failing septic system:

 

  • Slow draining pipes from house

  • Persistent wet areas over the drainfield

  • Sewage surfacing in the area of the septic tank of the D-box

  • Sewage seeping through the foundation

  • Elevated liquid level in drainfield

  • Vegetation over leach field being greener or more lush than rest of yard

  • Sewage odor in yard

  • Effluent flowing back from leach field to septic tank

 

We will provide you with guidelines to help you maximize the life of the septic system.

 

If you require a septic inspection ir if you have any questions about septic inspections please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com


Septic Inspections From Customer and Realtor Referrals

Down to Earth Construction Services have been providing septic inspections to customers in this region for many years. This means that we have developed strong relationships with realtors in this area too because a vast majority of septic inspections that we carry out are for property owners who are selling their homes. We are proud of the relationships that we have built and a lot of our business comes from referrals either from happy customers or realtors who have referred our services to their clients because they have worked with us in the past and are happy to do so again. Today we have septic inspections scheduled in Wrentham, Franklin, Bellingham, Uxbridge, Blackstone and Upton MA. If you require a septic inspection or if you have any questions about septic inspections please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com



Septic Services Including Septic Repairs And Septic Upgrades Year Round

Down to Earth Construction Services provide our septic services to our customers year round, even in the winter time! Today we have septic repairs and septic upgrades scheduled for customers in Bellingham, Blackstone, Upton and Franklin MA . We are adding a riser to the outlet of a septic tank for a customer in Oxford MA. Adding risers, covers and filters to your septic system will improve its effectiveness. When your septic system is more accessible, it is also much safer and more attractive. These goals can be achieved through the use of strong, durable risers and system covers. Once installed, homeowners are able to provide easy access to the system for future septic repairs, septic upgrades or cleaning services, eliminating the need to dig and excavate the system each time it needs to be pumped. Another septic upgrade we can provide to customers is the addition of a effluent filter. Engineers, scientists and educators in the septic industry suggest that property owners install an effluent filter in the outlet tee of their septic tank to extend the life of their system. Due to the high cost associated with replacing a septic system, these seemingly small upgrades to your system will pay off in a big way. If you would be interested in septic system upgrades or if you need a septic repair please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit http://www.downtoearthconst.com

Cesspool Maintenance Sustains The Integrity Of The Environment

Down to Earth Construction Services has cesspool maintenance appointments today in Blackstone, Bellingham, Wrentham, Franklin and Uxbridge MA. A cesspool is any pit or container that receives wastewater from a house or building. The term “cesspool” is usually used to refer to an open pit that is lined with rocks or concrete, but an underground tank or holding container that is not connected to a drainfield can also be defined as a cesspool. The main function of cesspools is the storage of wastewater. 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. Cesspools are only found servicing older properties because other more efficient means of waste treatment are now available. We provide cesspool services and repairs and have also provided cesspool replacement when required. We recently replaced a cesspool for a customer in Norton MA because it was starting to pollute the local groundwater. Ongoing maintenance of your cesspool by having it serviced and having pumpouts is especially important because to sustain the integrity of the environment you need to ensure your cesspool is operating correctly and the surrounding area is not saturated. If you have any questions about cesspools or wish to schedule a cesspool service please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

 

 

Septic Repairs Are Necessary When Cold Weather Causes Septic Problems

Down to Earth Construction Services know that septic problems arise whatever the weather is. However cold weather brings its own set of problems for example:

 

  • If you have a ‘summer home’ or go away and leave your property for periods of time or just use it part of the week wastewater does not enter the system regularly enough and can freeze

  • If you drive over your septic leach field or drainfield you compact your soil. Compacted soil freezes more easily which can result in damaged parts and possible a failing septic system. If it is snowy and you drive over the snow on your system the snow will then provide less insulation for your septic system than snow which has been left untouched

  • If you don’t have enough vegetative cover over your septic system you have less insulation from the cold

  • Leaks in your plumbing release water into the septic which can then freeze

  • Poor pipe drainage can be caused by deteriorated pipes, if they are full or back filled with soil or poorly installed. Liquid will pool on one side and can then freeze

Essentially the cold can lead to your septic system freezing which leads to problems, possible repairs and even septic failures. Ironically snow falling is a good thing. Fresh snow is an excellent insulator. As it gets compacted it becomes less effective but it is better than a complete lack of snow cover, dry soil conditions and very cold air temperatures for an extended period of time which will all contribute to septic problems. Today we have appointments in Foxboro, Franklin, Bellingham, Blackstone and Wrentham for septic repairs, some of which are caused by septic system owners not planning for the cold weather. If you have any questions about septic system or need to have a septic repair please do contact our Norton Office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

 

Septic Services Give Property Owners, Both Residential And Commercial, Peace Of Mind

Down to Earth Construction Services have experience with many types of septic system, both installing them and providing maintenance. Today we have septic services scheduled on septic systems in Blackstone, Bellingham, Franklin, Wrentham and Plainville MA. If you require a service on your septic system it is always advisable to use a septic company that has extensive experience with your type of septic system and working in your region so you can be confident that they will provide you with a thorough service. Proper preventative maintenance can extend the life of your septic system. Systems that are not regularly maintained will average less than 20 years, however studies conducted by field professors, scientists and engineers reveal that proper maintenance can help a septic system to last indefinitely. This can save you thousands of dollars over a lifetime. Regular septic services can give a property owner, both residential and commercial, peace of mind in knowing that their septic system is being properly maintained, checked and monitored. If you have questions about septic services or your septic system please do contact our Norton Office. We are a reliable, thorough and professional Septic Company who have extensive experience in this region. You can reach us on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

 

 

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