Septic Preservation Services have septic cleaning scheduled today in Barrington, Tiverton, Portsmouth, Middletown and Jamestown, RI. Maintaining your septic system will extend the life of your septic system and help avoid costly repairs. If you wish to arrange a septic cleaning please do contact our office at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com
Down to Earth Construction Services are conducting Septic Repairs for customers in Attleboro and Mansfield, MA today. We are regularly called out to homes to repair Septic Systems that have been damaged by misuse that could be easily avoided. When you flush or pour something down into your septic system, be aware that some chemicals can have an adverse effect to the balance of your system. Paint, some cleaners, bleach, oil, fats and grease can all be detrimental to your system. Although it seems obvious, our technicians have also pulled toys, clothing, dead fish, plastic bags and other items found around the house from Septic tanks. These can all damage the inner workings of your Septic System and sometimes require costly repairs to remove the item and then fix the damage they have caused. Please consider before you flush and speak to other members in your house about this also. If you have any questions please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com
Septic Preservation Services have septic inspections scheduled today in Alfred, Old Orchard Beach, Biddeford, Kennebunk Port and Kennebunk, ME. If you are moving and require a septic inspection please do contact our offices to arrange an appointment at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com
Down to Earth Construction Services have Title 5 Inspections scheduled today in Acushnet, Freetown, Rochester, Lakeville and Berkley, MA. If you are moving out of your home and require a Title 5 Inspection it is advisable not to procrastinate. Once done a Title 5 Inspection is valid for 2 years, so it is unlikely to expire before you move. If you wait it could cause delays that are problematic to your sale. If you need to arrange a Title 5 Inspection or have any questions please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com
Septic Preservation Services are conducting septic pump repairs today in Canton, MA. We are regularly called out for septic pump repairs that are necessary because homeowners are not aware of what can and is introduced to their septic system. If a child, for example, flushes clothing, then it can cause a malfunction with the septic pump requiring a repair. In some instances when our technician removes, for example, a broken toy or wipes from the system the homeowner is either unaware that it can’t be flushed or doesn’t know that it has been flushed. Always consider your septic system when you use your drains and if you are unsure please do contact our office for more information. While we can and do carryout septic repairs for our customers, we are also happy to provide education to avoid these repairs in the future. Please call us at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com
Down to Earth Construction Services have Septic Inspections scheduled today in Upton, Bellingham and Blackstone MA. Our services were referred by realtors who were confident to pass our information to their clients knowing that we provide a quality, efficient and knowledgeable Inspection process from beginning to end. Realtors work with many inspection companies but only refer companies to their clients, such as Down to Earth Construction Services, that they are happy to work with again and again. If you wish to schedule your inspection please contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com
Septic Preservation Services have Sand Filter Services scheduled for customers in Fairhaven, Acushnet, Lakeville and Berkley, MA today. We have experience doing services on these specific septic system filters so you can be confident that we will be professional, through, and fast, if you require your Sand Filter to be serviced. Please do contact our office to schedule your appointment or if you require any further information at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com
Down to Earth Construction Services have Septic System Repairs scheduled in Dighton, Raynham, Bridgewater and Middleboro today. Unfortunately Septic Systems are subject to wear like any other system and require repairs and maintenance. However it is sometimes possible to avoid repairs by considering what you are putting into your Septic System. It is advisable to never put oils, fats or grease down your sink. Similarly feminine hygiene products, dead fish, clothing and ‘flushable’ wipes are all items that our engineers have removed from Septic Systems that can cause damage and avoidable septic repairs. Try to follow these basic common sense suggestions to avoid septic system repairs, but if you think your septic system does need a repair please contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearth.com
Toxic cleaners and harsh chemicals are all around us. They can cause havoc with your septic system. Your septic system relies on natural microorganisms to break down the effluent which flows into your septic tank. Harsh chemicals found in many cleaners such as bleach can kill some of these naturally occurring organisms. What’s a better solution? You can make your own household cleaners out of natural ingredients you can find in your home.
You can make your own drain cleaners, toilet bowl cleaners, counter spray, etc. out of natural and gentle ingredients which are better for your environment as well as family and child friendly. At this time of year, they also make great Christmas gifts, especially when decorative bottles and containers are used.
Here are some great recipes to try:
All Purpose Cleaner
- 2 cups white distilled vinegar
- 2 cups water
- 20-30 or more drops of essential oil (optional)
Suggested uses: hard surfaces like countertops and kitchen floors, windows and mirrors.
Tip: Warming in microwave until barely hot will boost cleaning power for tough jobs. Only microwave in a glass container.
Creamy Soft Scrub
- 2 cups baking soda
- ½ cup to 2/3 cup liquid castile soap*
- 4 teaspoons vegetable glycerin (acts as a preservative)
- 5 drops antibacterial essential oil such as lavender, tea tree, rosemary or any scent you prefer (optional)
Mix together and store in a sealed glass jar, shelf life of 2 years. Dry soft scrubs can be made with baking soda or salt (or combination of both) with 10-15 drops essential oil to scent.
Suggested uses: Use this creamy soft scrub on kitchen counters, stoves, bathroom sinks, etc.
- 1 cup soap flakes
- 1/2 cup washing soda
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 1-2 tbsp. oxygen bleach (optional for extra whitening power)
Soap flakes can be made by grating your favorite pure vegetable soap with a cheese grater. Mix ingredients together and store in a glass container. Use 1 tablespoon per load (2 for heavily soiled laundry), wash in warm or cold water
For soft water: use 1 cup soap flakes, 1/4 cup washing soda and 1/2 cup baking soda. For hard water: use 1 cup soap flakes, 1 cup washing soda, and 1 cup baking soda.
Note: This recipe can be safely used in HE washers..
Tips: Add 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar to rinse as a fabric softener. For a whitener, use hydrogen peroxide rather than bleach. Soak your dingy white clothes for 30 minutes in the washer with 1/2 cup 3% peroxide. Launder as usual.
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup white distilled vinegar
- 20-30 drops lemon essential oil
Shake well before using (2 teaspoons lemon juice may be substituted for lemon oil but then must be stored in refrigerator).
Dip a clean, dry cloth into the polish and rub wood in the direction of the grain. Use a soft brush to work the polish into corners or tight places.
Tips: To remove water spots rub well with toothpaste. To remove scratches use 1 part lemon juice and 1 part oil, rub with soft cloth.
Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Sprinkle toilet bowl with baking soda, drizzle with vinegar, let soak for at least 30 minutes and scrub with toilet brush.
Tip: Let ingredients soak for a while to make for easy scrubbing, especially on persistent stains like toilet bowl rings.
- ½ cup baking soda
- ½ cup vinegar
- 1/2cup salt
Pour baking soda down the drain and follow with vinegar. Cover and let sit for at least 30 minutes. Flush with boiling water.
Tip: Prevent your shower from clogging by using a drain trap to catch hairs.
These recipes can be found on womensvoices.org
Septic Preservation Services is available to answer all your questions on your septic system and what you should or should not put in it. Call them at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com
Septic Preservation Services have Septic Cleaning scheduled for customers in Swansea, Westport, New Bedford and Mattapoisett, MA today. One of these cleanings is for the grease trap of one of our commercial clients because grease traps should be inspected monthly and must be cleaned by a licensed septage hauler whenever the level of grease is 25% of the effective depth of the trap, or at least every three months, whichever is sooner. If you need to schedule a Septic Cleaning or require more information please do contact our office at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com
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