septic inspections and assessments



Proper septic system inspection is the best way to prevent property owners from having to face unexpected and costly repairs. An inspector can determine whether you are disposing of sewage and gray wastewater in a safe and legal manner.


Since 1995, the State of Massachusetts has required residential and commercial property owners to pass a Title 5 Inspection of their on-site sewage treatment systems before they can sell the property. Specific guidelines were set to prevent the contamination of local drinking water supplies and groundwater as a result of outdated or ineffective septic systems or cesspools. Septic Preservation offers Massachusetts Title 5 Inspections, using state-of-the-art equipment and techniques, giving you a thorough inspection at a price you can afford.


In addition to the Massachusetts Title 5 Inspection, Septic Preservation is also licensed to perform Rhode Island Town Inspections. These inspections are required by many towns throughout Rhode Island, including Charlestown, Jamestown, North Kingstown and South Kingstown. Because it is a part of the local town ordinance, residential and commercial property owners living in these areas are required to submit to these regular inspections of their septic systems. SPS uses state-of-the-art tools to provide these services to our customers at an affordable rate.


Many property owners are unaware that they have the ability to hire a licensed inspector, such as SPS, to perform Confidential Voluntary Assessments of their septic systems. These inspections are completed just as they would be according to the Title 5 Inspections required by the State of Massachusetts, but the findings are NOT reported to any other person, municipality or office outside of the homeowner.

Once the inspection is complete, the homeowner will receive a thorough report from Septic Preservation along with an assessment of the findings and some recommendations on how to properly maintain or repair their septic system. The recommendations provided by SPS are designed to increase longevity and prevent future issues, such as property damage, high cost repairs or system replacement.


Our licensed and certified inspectors and technicians at Septic Preservation Services can help you with all of your Title 5 Inspection and Rhode Island Town Inspections needs. Give us a call at 877-34-78-4279 for pricing, information or to set up an appointment for an inspection of your residential or commercial property.

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Septic Design, Excavation and Installation

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services are starting a septic installation for a client today in Marshfield, MA.  A client with a commercial property has added an addition to their restaurant which includes additional seating, so it is necessary  to install a septic system to accommodate these changes. We have extensive experience with both private and commercial septic system installation for clients throughout the region and have recently installed septic systems in Acushnet, Canton, Clinton, Rehoboth, and Norton, MA.  We were able to design the appropriate septic system and then install the septic system for our client.  We have the expertise and equipment to do the septic design, excavation and installation without having to reply upon contractors.  We are, therefore, confident that all the work is carried out professionally, correctly, and with minimum disruption.  If you need a septic installation or have any questions about septic installations please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit

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Title 5 Septic Inspections

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services has Title 5 Septic Inspections scheduled today in Uxbridge, Blackstone, Bellingham, Franklin, Wrentham, Berlin, and Bolton, MA.  A title 5 septic inspection is required to be done prior to a property being sold if it has a septic system.  We have had customers ask if the septic system needs to be dug up for the septic system to be inspected.  As stated on the Massachusetts Official website of the executive office of energy and environmental affairs:


“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 if there is a need for excavation, as happens in rare instances, Down to Earth Construction Services have the equipment and expertise to do this without having to reply upon contractors.  If you need to schedule a Title 5 Septic Inspection or if you have any questions about the inspection or what it entails please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit

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Down to Earth Construction Are Experts at Septic Repairs

Down to EarthDown to Earth Construction Services have many calls from property owners who have noticed that there is a problem with their septic but are unsure how to fix the problem, or even what is causing the issue.  If you smell sewage in your home or yard, have backups in your toilets, or even if your drains are flowing slowly, these are all signs that you may have a problem with your septic system. We have knowledgeable staff who are always willing to answer any questions you may have and if necessary, schedule an appointment for one of our technicians to come out to your property to diagnose your problem and suggest a course of action to fix your issue.  It is usually inadvisable to wait when you notice a septic problem, because they are unlikely to fix themselves and can become more serious problems if left unaddressed.  We have appointments today for septic repairs in East Bridgewater, Raynham, Norton, Stoughton, Freetown, Fall River, and Acushnet, MA. If you have septic concerns or if you want to schedule an appointment for a septic repair please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit

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Septic Design and Installation by Down to Earth Construction

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services have a Septic Installation starting today in Holliston, MA.  Down to Earth Construction Services did the initial Septic System Design for our client who then chose to have Down to Earth Construction Services do the Septic System Installation.  We have the expertise and equipment to manage a septic system project from beginning to end.  We can provide the initial septic design, through installation, including excavating with our own equipment, and then to provide septic system servicing after installation to ensure the system continues to work correctly for many years to come.  We have recent experience installing septic systems for clients in this area in Wayland, Southborough, Oxford, Norton, and Upton, MA.  If you need a septic system installation or design or if you have any questions about the process please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit

septic system cleaning and pumping

Septic Cleaning and Pumping


Part of any good Preventative Maintenance Program is to ensure that your septic system is properly cleaned and is pumped on a regular basis. It is important to know the facts about septic cleaning and pumping to avoid making costly mistakes.


Getting your tanks cleaned on a regular basis will help to improve the efficiency of your septic system and keep it running smooth. It is important to select your service provider carefully to ensure that you get quality work.  Be sure that when comparing prices that you compare apples to apples.  Some differences that may effect cost are the size of the tank, how deep the covers are buried, and if there is a filter to clean.

Septic Preservation takes pride in the work that we do, utilizing specialized equipment to locate specific areas of your system, such as a sewer camera that is used to investigate the inside of your sewer lines, and jetting equipment to clean the pipes within the leach field.


pumpingSome pumping services will tell you that you need to get your septic system pumped every 6 months or on an annual basis. The truth is that a properly maintained septic system should only be pumped based on the accumulation of sludge and scum, which is typically every 2-5 years.  Pumping too frequently is costly and not usually necessary.

If you would like a system evaluation and to know how often you should be pumping, give Septic Preservation a call for an evaluation and to set up quick and easy pumping arrangements.


Septic Preservation can get you started on the road to a healthier septic system for your residential or commercial property through our Preventative Maintenance Program. We are so confident in the services offered through this program that we offer a unique “Pass or It’s FREE Guarantee” on Title 5 Inspections to all of our customers that are in the Preventative Maintenance Program and have followed up with all of our recommendations. We also provide a 50% discount off of all Title 5 Inspections for our up-to-date Preventative Maintenance Program customers. Call us today at 877-378-4279 to get more information about our programs and services.

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Leach Field Repair by Down to Earth Construction

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services is experienced diagnosing and repairing septic systems and leach fields/ drainfields. We have been called in for a leach field repair in Clinton, MA, which has been caused by irregular pumping of the septic system.  A septic tank should be pumped every 3 – 5 years depending on various factors including water usage and tank size.  If the tank fills up with an excess of solids, the wastewater will not have enough time to settle in the tank.  These excess solids will then pass on to the leach field, where they will clog the drain lines and soil.  The property owner called us concerned because they had liquid puddling on their leach field and sewage smells coming from the drainfield.  We also have other septic repairs today in Attleboro, Rehoboth, Swansea, Dighton, Norton, and Plainville, MA.  If you are concerned that you may need a septic system repair, leach field or drainfield repair, septic pump repair or d-box repair, please do contact our office to discuss your concerns and to make an appointment if necessary.  You can reach us at 508-622-5759 or visit

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Voluntary Assessments by Down to Earth Construction Services

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services has septic inspections scheduled today in Acushnet, Rochester, Marion, Seekonk, Mattapoisett, Fairhaven, and Taunton, MA.  Most of the inspections that we do for customers are interconnected with a property sale, and the Inspection Form is submitted, in most cases, to the local Board of Health.  However, we also carry out voluntary inspections if requested by a customer.  Even if an inspection is not required, a system owner may have a voluntary assessment of the condition and operability of the system performed.  Results of voluntary inspections do not have to be submitted to the Board of Health or MassDEP.  If you wish to have a septic inspection done on your septic system or if you have any questions about septic inspections please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit

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Cesspool Services by Down to Earth Construction

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services has cesspool services scheduled in Wrentham, Foxboro, Franklin, Bellingham, Sharon, Mansfield, and Norton, MA today . 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.  Cesspools require regular maintenance to ensure that they are operating correctly.  If this maintenance is neglected severe environmental repercussions can result.  Down to Earth Construction has also carried out cesspool replacement for customers whose cesspools have failed and so needed a septic system to be put in. Within Massachusetts Title 5 does not require that cesspools be replaced. As stated on the Massachusetts Website of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs:


“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 (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).”
If you have a cesspool that requires service, maintenance or needs to be replaced please do contact our office at508-622-5759 or

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Septic System Installation by Down to Earth Construction

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services has a septic installation starting today for a private homeowner in Holliston, MA . The homeowner is adding an extensive addition to their home including two extra bedrooms so they require a septic system that will support this.  Down to Earth Construction Services has the equipment for excavations without needing to reply upon contractors, so we can be sure that our work is carried out to our high, professional, and exacting standards. We have experience with many different septic system installations recently in the region, including installations in Upton, Norton, Acushnet, and Middleboro, MA.  If you require a septic installation or if you have any questions please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit