Down to Earth Construction Services has an appointment today in Wayland MA today to add risers to a client’s septic tank in addition to a septic system effluent filter. Basic septic system upgrades can simplify maintenance, improve system function, and protect your drainfield for long-term savings. Access risers and effluent filters are two low-cost septic system upgrades for existing or new tanks that we can provide. The riser will help the owner and inspectors easily locate the tank, and they provide access for maintenance and repair. They also avoid the need to repeatedly dig up the lawn for routine inspections or pumping.The effluent filter is an inexpensive plastic filtering device that fits into the outlet end of the septic tank. The screen helps prevent solids from leaving the tank and clogging the drainfield, one of the most common causes of septic system failure. We have provided other septic tank upgrades for customers in Fall River, Rochester and Acushnet MA. If you would be interested in septic system upgrades 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 are continuing work on a septic installation starting today in Uxbridge, MA. This installation is for a customer who had a failed septic system and through consultation we designed a new septic system for them which would be more cost effective, environmentally sound and efficient than their old septic system. We will always find the best solution for our customers with failing septic systems which can include septic system rejuvenation, septic system repair or an entirely new septic installation. Our septic designs and septic system installations are entirely tailored to our clients’ requirements so we know that they will be satisfied with the results that we can provide. We have recently installed septic systems for customers in Sharon, Fall River and Acushnet MA. If you have have a failing septic system or are interested in having a septic installation please do contact our Norton, MA office on 508-622-5759 or visit http://downtoearthconst.com/septic-services/ for more information or to answer any questions that you have.
Down to Earth Construction Services are able to use their substantial experience and knowledge in the septic industry in this region to design septic systems that are tailored made to fit the requirements of our customers and the property and environment that their system will be installed within. This local knowledge is important because we know the state and town regulations that must be followed to ensure that your septic system is compliant. We can provide a commercial septic design or residential septic design to our customers that fits their requirements. In addition to this we have come across and solved many issues that our unique landscape poses such as proximity to ocean front or wetlands or small plots or property situated on a slope. Because we have been in this industry for many years we have options to solve many of the problems that always arise with a septic system design because every property and the environment it is placed within is, to some extent, unique. Today we are providing a commercial septic design for a property in Wayland MA. We have recently provided other septic designs for commercial and residential customers in Fall River, Dighton and Uxbridge MA. If you require a septic design or if you have questions about septic designs or septic systems please do contact our office on 508-622-5759 or visit Down to Earth Construction Services
Down to Earth Construction Services would prefer to provide education to its customers, where possible, to prevent them from having to call us out for unnecessary septic repairs which could have been avoided if the property owner knew more about how to use their septic system. One of the main things that homeowners need to consider is what not to introduce to their septic system. Somethings seem clear – do not flush clothing, cat litter, toys, tools, diapers. These are all items that can clog your system which can possibly lead to a breakdown and will certainly result in your needing to have your system pumped more regularly than usual. However what may not seem as obvious are other items that should not be flushed either such as ‘flushable’ wipes, feminine hygiene products, fats, oils and grease. These are also items that can clog your system and fill it up too quickly. Also household cleaners, bleach, paint and some medications like acne lotions should not be introduced to your septic system because they can harm the biological activity that is essential for your septic system to operate correctly. We have septic repairs scheduled today in Fairhaven, Fall River, Rochester, Lakeville, Seekonk and Swansea 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
Down to Earth Construction Services have a septic repair scheduled today for a customer in Rochester MA. Our client unknowingly planted trees in close proximity to their septic tank and leach field a number of years ago. As the trees have matured and their root systems have extended they have caused damage to the leach field and septic tank of their septic system. We are providing extensive septic repairs which include repairs and replacement of piping and the tank. It is always a good idea to simply have grass covering your septic leach field because large plants, trees and bushes can cause septic problems as we have seen today. We have additional septic repairs scheduled in Freetown, Marion, Mattapoisett, Fairhaven and Fall River. If you need a septic repair or if you have any questions please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com
Down to Earth Construction Services has septic repairs scheduled today including a sewage pump repair and leach field repairs in Fall River, New Bedford, Seekonk, Swansea, Westport, Marion and Mattapoisett MA. We strive to provide our customers with professional, thorough, environmentally responsible and cost effective solutions to their septic problems. If you require septic repairs or if you have questions about your septic system please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com
Down to Earth Construction Services know that in the beautiful New England Summer many people are out in their yards planting and gardening. Unfortunately when you are planting large shrubs or trees in your yard if you do so on your leach field you can unknowingly create a septic problem. The roots and sometimes weight of plants can actually damage your drain field which means that your septic system is no longer working correctly. Septic systems do an amazing job of returning liquids to the soil for purification but the whole system needs to be functioning correctly for this to happen. When septic system failure occurs, the conditions they create are dangerous. These can include:
Hazardous sewage surfacing in yard
Health hazards to children and pets
Noxious odors over large areas
Polluted streams and ponds
Sewage back-up in buildings
Breeding areas for mosquitoes
Today we are at a customer’s home in Rochester, MA repairing their leach field which has been damaged when they planed an orchard over it last year. The roots combined with heavy machinery being parked on the drainfield during construction have both lead to the structural collapse of the leach field piping. A strong sewage odor and dampness over their yard was luckily a sign of a septic problem that the homeowners did not ignore. We can repair the damage so they do not have to worry about the consequences of an inoperative septic system. We also have other septic repairs scheduled today in Rochester, Seekonk, Fairhaven, Fall River and Mattapoisett MA. If you require a septic repair or if you have any questions about septic systems please do call us at our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com
Down to Earth Construction Services regularly provides septic inspections to customers for a variety of reasons but the most common is that they are selling or buying a property with a septic system. A lot of our business comes from word of mouth because we are fortunate to have an excellent reputation and the inspectors and technicians to backup that reputation. Many Realtors in our region have recommended our services to their clients and continue to do so because they are happy to work with us repeatedly and are confident in recommending our thorough, professional and timely services to their clients. Today we have septic inspections in Fairhaven, Marion, Swansea, Fall River, Acushnet and Westport 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 http://www.downtoearthconst.com
Down to Earth Construction Services know that if you have never owned a property with a septic system the unknown can be a bit daunting. However a septic system or ‘on-site sewage system’ is a pretty simple and not an uncommon way for a property to process its own waste. A typical septic system consists of a septic tank and a drainfield. All water runs out of your house from one main drainage pipe into a septic tank which is a buried, water-tight container usually made of concrete, fiberglass, or polyethylene. Its job is to hold the wastewater long enough to allow solids to settle down to the bottom which forms a sludge, while the oil and grease floats to the top as scum. Compartments in the tank and a T-shaped outlet prevent the sludge and scum from leaving the tank and traveling into the drainfield area. The liquid wastewater, or effluent, then exits the tank into the drainfield. Finally the wastewater percolates into the soil, naturally removing harmful bacteria, viruses, and nutrients. Many homes in New England have their own septic system and they are not all way out in the countryside. As more and more property has been built it has not all been connected upto town sewer so many homes that are in towns and cities have their own septic systems. If you are unsure about septic system maintenance or just don’t want to have to worry about it a good solution may be a septic service plan. Septic services are an ideal way for property owners to be totally confident that their septic system maintenance is being done without have to concern themselves about it. We maintain, check and monitor the septic system and notify our customer if we find anything that may be a problem in the future which can prevent small septic problems becoming large and expensive septic failures. Today we have septic services scheduled in Freetown, Seekonk, Swansea, Marion, Fairhaven and Fall River MA. If you wish to schedule a septic service or if you have any questions about septic services please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com
Down to Earth Construction Services has Title 5 Septic Inspections scheduled for customers today in Fairhaven, Mattapoisett, Fall River, Marion and Freetown MA.
Massachusetts requires that you have a Title 5 Septic Inspection in the following instances:
Within 2 years before a sale. If weather conditions prevent inspection at the time of a sale, the inspection must take place within 6 months afterward.
When there is a proposed change to the facility which requires a building or occupancy permit.
Any change in the footprint of a building, to make sure that new building construction will not take place on top of any system components or on the system’s reserve area.
For large systems with a design flow of 10,000 to 15,000 gallons per day or more at full build-out, on the basin schedule shown in 310 CMR 15.301(6), and every five years thereafter.
Every 3 years for shared systems.
When the property is divided, or ownership of 2 or more properties is combined.
When MassDEP or the local Board of Health orders an inspection
For more information see https://www.mass.gov/guides/buying-or-selling-property-with-a-septic-system
A large portion of the inspections that we conduct are for property owners who are selling their property which has a septic system, either a commercial or residential. This is because most sellers have not bought their property in the last two years so do not have a current Title 5 Inspection for their property. The good news is that once it has been done it is valid for 2 years so once you have decided you are selling your property it is always a good idea to have the inspection done early in the sale process. You know it is likely that you will sell in two years so it will remain current and you will not have to worry about it causing delays later when you have sale deadlines. An inspection may highlight a problem and you will have time to fix it and once your property has passed its septic inspection that is another selling point. If you require a Title 5 Septic inspection, for any reason, or have questions about septic inspections or septic systems please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com
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