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Cesspool Services and Replacement in Massachusetts Today

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services has cesspool services and a cesspool replacement scheduled today in Stoughton, Bridgewater, Canton, Taunton, Berkley and Carver, MA.  As written on the Massachusetts Official Website of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs:

 

“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 as stated on the Massachusetts Official Website of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs:

 

“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”.
We are replacing a cesspool for a customer because it has hydraulic failure. If you are concerned that your cesspool needs replacing or you require a cesspool service please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

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Title 5 Inspections in Massachusetts

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services has Title 5 Septic Inspections today in Franklin, Foxboro, Sharon, Wrentham, Plainville, Norton and Bellingham, MA.  If you are selling a property  in Massachusetts and it has a septic system, you will need to have a current title 5 Inspection before you will be able to transfer title. Down to Earth Construction Services would recommend that you do not wait to get this inspection done, because it may cause delays later on when there may be time constraints. We have worked with many realtors and have an excellent reputation to complete  inspections thoroughly and quickly on your schedule.  If you need to arrange an appointment or if you have any questions please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

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Flushable Wipes

flushable wipesFlushable Wipes!  Wipes are everywhere and are the ultimate convenience.  There are baby wipes for changing diapers and general cleanups, kitchen wipes,  make-up wipes, wipes with bleach, floor wipes, pet wipes, bathroom wipes and even flushable wipes.  They make our life easier especially on the go, but should we be flushing any of these down the toilet, even the ones that claim to be flushable?

Studies have been done to test flushable wipes to see how quickly they biodegrade, and while they may break down faster than non flushable wipes, they do not break down as quickly as they should.  Wipes have the potential to plug the sewer line between the house and tank and build up at the inlet of the septic tank.

Wipes can build up in the septic tank and reduce the ability of the solids to breakdown and allow just liquid to discharge to  leach field.  This can cause failure of the septic system.  The antibacterial agents on the wipes can also harm the helpful bacteria in your septic tank.

The best advice is to throw all the wipes, even the flushable ones in the garbage.   The only thing that should be put in your toilet is toilet paper.  One-ply is the best and trying to get everyone in the family to conserve the amount of toilet paper being used will keep your septic system running smoothly.

Septic Preservation Services has a great maintenance program and can answer all your septic questions. Call them at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

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Leach field or Drainfield Problems

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services are available if you think you have a septic problem. If you have a septic system, there are various signs that you may have a leach field or drainfield problem. These can include:

 

  • Standing water on top of your leach field
  • Especially lush or green grass on top of your leach field in comparison to the rest of your yard
  • Water or sewage backing up into your home
  • Toilets not flushing or flushing slowly

 

There are various causes for these problems including:

 

  • Compacting of the leach field which can happen with cars or livestock using it
  • Excessive water usage
  • The tank not being pumped
  • Engineering or installation problems

Down to Earth Construction services has appointments for drainfield/ leach field repairs today in Attleboro and Dighton, MA. We have recently assisted customers with drainfield problems in Seekonk, Rehoboth, Sharon, Blackstone, Southborough, Upton, Bolton and Holliston, MA. We have experience determining the problem and fixing it with minimum disruption and in a timely manner. If you have concerns about your septic system or wish to arrange an appointment please contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

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Septic Service Contract with Down to Earth Construction

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services has Septic Service appointments today in Acushnet, Mattapoisett, Fairhaven, Freetown, Lakeville, Middleboro, Rochester and Fall River, MA.  We arrange Septic Services for clients based on their needs and those of their Septic Systems.  These can be on a quarterly, biannual or annual basis. Like any system a septic system benefits from regular maintenance. If you have a septic service contract with Down to Earth Construction Services you no longer have to worry about that necessity.  In the majority of cases you do not even need to be home for us to carry out your service. We will, of course, notify you when we will arrive and schedule it at a different time if requested.  We will leave notification that we have been and contact you should there be any concerns. If you want to be confident that your septic system is working correctly and extend the lifespan of your septic system without having to work on your septic system yourself or having to remember to schedule services, consider a septic service contract with Down to Earth Construction Services.  If you have any questions or wish to either schedule a one off service or go on a plan please contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

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Down to Earth Construction Designs and Installs Septic Systems

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services have extensive experience working with clients to design a septic system that is tailored to their needs and the environment that it must work within. When we create a septic system design we can then continue to do a septic system installation, if you choose. We have the equipment and expertise to quickly, correctly and with minimum disruption install a septic system. We have a septic system design consultation today in our Norton, MA office for a client based in Acushnet, MA.  We have septic installations starting in West Bridgewater, MA.  If you need a septic system design or septic system installation or have any questions please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

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Excavation Equipment by Down to Earth Construction Services

Down to EarthDown to Earth Construction Services have the equipment and operators to do excavations for our customers, when necessary. We often need our heavy equipment for septic system installations and septic system repairs, and we can do excavating on short notice without having to involve another contractor. You can be sure that the work is done correctly and quickly because we do the excavating ourselves. We have our excavating equipment in Rochester, MA today doing some digging for a commercial client who needed some extensive septic system repairs. We have worked throughout the area in places including Lakeville, Wrentham, Norton, East Bridgewater, Berkley and Taunton, MA.  Please contact is with all your septic needs at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

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Title 5 Inspections in Massachusetts Today

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services have Title 5 Septic Inspections today in Weyland, Marlborough, Berlin, Clinton, Holliston, Uxbridge and Bellingham, MA.  If you are selling a home or commercial property in Massachusetts with a septic system you will need a valid Title 5 Inspection before you can transfer title.  If you have any questions of want to arrange a Title 5 Septic Inspection please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

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Keep a Watch on Septic During Wet Weather

wt weatherWhile you can’t control the weather, it’s always a good idea to keep an eye on your septic system during extremely rainy weather.  Drainfields are designed to handle your wastewater but during extremely wet weather, excess water can puddle over the the septic tank and keep water from flowing out into the soil.  A boggy drainfield is natural after heavy rains, but keep an eye for water receding and drying out after the rain is over.  Consistent bogginess and odor may mean septic problems. This is especially true for older systems.

What can you do?  Divert the rainwater away from your septic tank and drainfield through your gutters and drainspouts.   Checking your home for leaky toilets and faucets can keep less water out of your septic system.  Also reducing your water usage inside the home can help.  Shorten your showers and space out your laundry loads or try to put off doing laundry during the extremely wet weather.

Septic maintenance can also help.  Regularly maintaining your septic system and pumping on your tank on a regular basis can be the key to keeping your system healthy and running properly through any weather.  Septic Preservation Services offers a great maintenance program.  Call them with any questions or to get on a maintenance schedule at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

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Down to Earth Construction Services in Raynham Today

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services have a septic system installation starting today in Raynham, MA.  We have provided a complete service to our customer including septic system design and then septic system installation. We have the equipment necessary for excavating and installing a septic system and the personnel with the expertise and knowledge to install a septic system quickly, correctly, and with minimum disruption. We have previously installed septic systems for customers with both private and commercial properties in Attleboro, Bellingham, Dighton, Uxbridge, Rochester and Berlin, MA.  If you need to install a septic system please contact our office to arrange an appointment or to answer any questions you may have at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com