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Septic Repairs By Down to Earth Construction

Down to Earth 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

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Large and Small Septic Repairs from Down to Earth Construction

Down to Earth 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

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Down to Earth Schedules Title 5 Inspections

Down to EarthDown to Earth Construction Services has Title 5 septic inspections today in Holliston, Southborough, Berlin, Bolton, Oxford, Uxbridge, and Blackstone, MA.  When a septic inspection happens the following 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
  • The condition of the soil absorption system including, any signs of hydraulic failure.

If you need to schedule a Title 5 Septic Inspection or if you have any questions please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

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Septic Inspections Today by Down to Earth Construction

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services has septic inspections scheduled today in Taunton, West Bridgewater, Mansfield, Foxboro, Franklin, Bellingham, and Wrentham, MA.  The following is included in a septic inspection as specified by The Official Website of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs:

 

  • “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.”

 

“The location and condition of cesspools, septic tanks and distribution boxes must be determined. Often, this will not require extensive excavation. Generally, leaching areas are not required to be dug up.”
However in the instances when excavation is required, Down to Earth Construction Services have the equipment and experience necessary to do the work without having to get a 2nd party contractor involved.  If you need a septic inspection or if you have any questions please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

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Septic Services for Residential and Commercial Properties

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services have experience working in this region with many types of septic systems.  We offer regular septic services to our clients who do do not want to, or do not have the experience, to work on their septic system, but do want the reassurance that comes with knowing that your septic system is well maintained. A regularly serviced and well maintained septic system is much less likely to have any expensive unexpected breakdowns or failures and will last longer.  We have septic services scheduled for clients with commercial and private properties on a quarterly, biannual or annual basis depending on the septic system and clients requirements.  We do not usually need the client to be present so the service is effortless for the property owner.  We have septic services scheduled today for clients in Attleboro, Rehoboth, Seekonk, Raynham, Berkley, Swansea, Fall River and Rochester MA. If you would like to schedule a septic service or have any questions about septic services please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

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How to Clean Your Home with Products Safe for Septic Systems

One of the most important ingredients in your septic tank system is the microorganisms that live in the tank. These naturally-occurring microorganisms work to break down waste solids and process the sludge and wastewater in your system. Unfortunately, many of the chemicals and cleaning agents used in our everyday lives are harmful to the microorganisms. Homeowners that have a septic system, should refrain from using dangerous products that could potentially make their way into the septic tank and kill off these helpful microorganisms. Here are some tips that will help you to choose the best possible products for your home that are also safe for septic systems.

Chemical Cleaners 101
Part of septic tank care is knowing what you can put down the drain, and what you can’t. Septic systems in Massachusetts are vulnerable to failure caused by user error. The best way to stay on top of your septic system and ensure that it is working effectively and efficiently to process and remove waste is to get a preventative maintenance program from your local septic system service provider. A professional, experience technician can help to keep your system running in tip top shape and give you advice on proper septic tank care.

To determine whether or not a cleaning product is dangerous to your septic system, read the label. Many cleaning products are required to use the words “dangerous” or “poisonous” on their labeling to advise consumers of the danger associated with using or misusing the product. The word “warning” on a label indicates a moderate level of hazard associated with the product and the word “caution” is dangerous to an even lesser degree.

Your best bet is to choose cleaning products that say “septic friendly,” but they can be hard to find. Choose products that contain active ingredients that are bio-based or natural, as opposed to chemical-based cleaners. For example, citrus, vegetable, pine oils and seed-based cleaners are a better choice than chemical options. Don’t trust advertising claims that call products “green” or even “environmentally certified,” as many of those claims are exaggerated and have nothing to do with being safe for septic use.

Disinfectants 101
Another product that people who have septic systems in Massachusetts need to be aware of is disinfectant. While these products are extremely helpful in reducing exposure to germs, bacteria, viruses and other potentially hazardous and infectious microorganisms, they will also kill the helpful microorganisms inside your septic tank.

Limit the use of disinfectants to surfaces, such as counter tops, trash cans and tables, rather than in sinks or toilets, areas that could cause these products to make their way into your septic system. Natural fruit or vegetable based all-purpose cleaners should be used in these vulnerable areas.

Homemade Solutions
There are a lot of homemade solutions that can be used to clean your home instead of chemical-based products. In addition to being beneficial to septic tank care and being safe for septic systems, these homemade solutions go a long way toward reducing the amount of chemical exposure to your family. Even families without septic systems are turning to these tried and true homemade solutions and are moving away from chemical-based cleaners.

  • Vinegar is a very effective cleaner for most household surfaces. It can be used to remove stains from tile or porcelain, eliminate hard water stains from shower doors and is an excellent choice for cleaning a smelly dishwasher or washing machine. It is the best choice for cleaning a toilet bowl. Just pour two cups of vinegar into the bowl and allow it to sit overnight. Scrub with a brush and flush.
  • Lemon juice is a natural wonder, due to its acidic qualities. It is also a natural disinfectant and will leave your home smelling fresh and clean. It can be used to clean counter tops, toilet bowls, sinks and kitchen appliances. Add two cups of lemon juice to a bucket of hot water and scrub. It can also be used in the toilet similar to the vinegar solution for an alternative cleaning option.
  • Baking soda works to both clean and deodorize your home naturally. It is safe for septic systems and is one of the best cleaners to use for those who are concerned about septic tank care. Just sprinkle baking soda onto counter tops, in sinks, onto the toilet bowl or anywhere else that needs cleaning. Scrub with a sponge or brush and wipe or rinse away with water.

Preventative Maintenance Program
Once you learn how to read the labels and how to avoid using potentially damaging chemicals in your home, the best thing to do for septic systems in Massachusetts is to join a preventative maintenance program with a trusted, professional septic system service company. Septic Preservation Services has been serving customers throughout the Southcoast region since 1995.

In addition to a comprehensive preventative maintenance program,  Septic Preservation Services also offers Massachusetts Title 5 inspections, Rhode Island town inspections, confidential septic evaluations, trouble shooting services, remedial repairs and septic design and installation.  Homeowners with septic systems in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, and New Hampshire can trust the knowledge and experience of the technicians at Septic Preservation Services. Call SPS at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com for pricing, information or to set up an appointment for an inspection of your residential or commercial property.

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Title 5 Inspections in Massachusetts Today

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services has Title 5 Septic Inspections today in Norton, Middleboro, Lakeville, Fairhaven, Freetown, Acushnet, and Marion, Massachusetts.   We have relationships with many condominium associations because condominiums with five or more units must be inspected once every three years.  Those with four or fewer units must be inspected every three years, or within two years prior to the sale of one of the units.  We also work with many realtors in the region on a repeat basis because they recommend our services to their clients.  We provide a thorough, professional and quick service to our customers, so they are happy to work with us repeatedly.  If you require a Title 5 Septic Inspection or if you have any questions please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

Down to Earth Constructions Has Septic Installation

Down to EarthDown to Earth Construction Services has a Septic Installation starting today in Acushnet, MA for our client whose septic system has failed a Title 5 Inspection, and has decided to replace their system before putting their home on the market to sell.  As stated on the Massachusetts Official Website of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs:

 

“The owner or operator of the system is the legally responsible party required to upgrade a failing system.  Prior to transfer of the property, this is typically the seller.  Often, the buyer and seller work out the financial issues as part of the sale of the property.  Title 5 does not require that a system be in passing condition prior to the sale, but most lenders will not issue a mortgage until the failing system is upgraded or funds to perform the upgrade are escrowed.”
Our client wisely chose to have their septic system inspected early and want to have the system replaced prior to sale, so they do not have to make financial allowances later on to their buyer for a failed septic system or lose buyers who do not want to take on a property with a failed septic system.  We have extensive experience with septic system installations for many clients including recently in Attleboro, Norton, Stoughton, Swansea, and Marshfield, MA.  If you need a septic system installation or if you have questions please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

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Large and Small Septic Repairs and Failures

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services has extensive experience with many types of septic systems.  We have the expertise, equipment and knowledge to repair large and small septic failures and problems.  We are going to a customer’s property in East Bridgewater, MA, today because they have called with a concern that they have extensive puddling, growth and smells coming from their leach field.  We have experience with leach field repairs and have the equipment for a small repair or extensive excavations without having to go to a subcontractor for the equipment or operators.  We also have septic repairs scheduled today in Norton, Franklin, Foxboro, Sharon, and Mansfield, MA.  If you have a question about your septic system or need to schedule an appointment please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

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Down to Earth Construction Experts on Septic Inspections

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services has Septic Inspections today in North Attleboro, Wrentham, Bellingham, Uxbridge, Sharon, Mansfield, and Norton, MA.  On site septic inspections are required when a property with a septic system is sold, divided or combined and many of the inspections we do are for this reason.  However, we also have a septic inspection today at a condominium which is not being sold.  This is because condominiums with five or more units must be inspected once every three years.  Those with four or fewer units must be inspected every three years, or within two years prior to the sale of one of the units.  If you need to arrange a septic inspection or have any questions regarding septic inspections please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com