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Septic Preservation Services and Water Softeneners

    Septic Preservation Services Septic Preservation Services urges all customers with septic systems to remove the back-wash from water softeners from their septic systems. Back-wash from water softeners contains salt which is harmful to septic systems and can cause premature failure. If you have or have had a water softener connected to your septic system Septic Preservation Services can conduct a septic inspection to evaluate if your system has been damaged.

Call us at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com for more information.

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Biological Remediation

           Septic Preservation Services  Septic Preservation Services will be working with Condominium Associations in Southboro and Holliston this month to repair their septic systems utilizing biological remediation. This process allows an existing septic system to be saved rather then removed and replaced.

If you have any questions on biological remediation please call 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

Septic Preservation Established in Maine 30 Years Ago

    Septic Preservation Services  Septic Preservation Services was established in Maine over 30 years ago. We are a premier provider of septic services including septic inspections, septic repairs, biological remediation, pump chamber repairs, and resolution of difficult septic issues on challenging sites. Our services are available throughout Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island.  These services are provided by licensed professionals that care about our customers. This week our service team will be working in Maine in Falmouth, Farmington, Freeport, Gorham, Gray, Harpswell, Harrison, Heath, Hebron, Hermon, Jay, and Kennebunk. If you see our professional service technicians ask them how we can help you.

Call Septic Preservation Services at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

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Septic Preservation Services Aims to Keep Members Safe

Septic Preservation Services8/12/16 Septic Preservation Services is improving its effort to keep our team members safe while conducting septic inspections and septic installations. All team members will now be required to attend an OSHA 30 class. If you are looking for a septic inspector or septic installer be sure to hire a safe professional.

Call 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

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Septic Preservation Expanding its Services in Maine

Septic Preservation Services8/11/16 Septic Preservation Services is expanding its services in Maine. For over 30 years Septic Preservation services has been performing inspections. As of this month we will have 11 trained septic inspectors. Our trained professionals conduct professional septic inspections using the latest technologies available including video equipment and electronic locators. Our expanded team will be conducting services and septic inspections in Northport, North Berwick, North Yarmouth, Oakland, Old Orchard Beach, Owls Head, Palmero, Peaks Island, Poland, Portland, and Raymond over the upcoming week. If you have any questions about septic inspections please ask one of our licensed septic inspectors.

You can reach our inspectors at Septic Preservation Services at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

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Antibacterial Soaps and Cleaners and Your Septic System


antibacterialHow do antibacterial soaps affect your septic system?

Check out this article by Sara Heger in the Onsite Installer:

Antibacterial soaps and wipes are now used by 75 percent of American households, according to a recent report. Products designed to kill microorganisms have become increasingly common in today’s homes. But how do these products affect septic tanks and septic systems, where microorganisms are essential?

To achieve proper treatment, a septic system is very dependent on millions of naturally occurring bacteria throughout the system. Daily, beneficial bacteria are added to septic systems, bacteria typically found in wastewater, our bodies, and other waste materials we dispose of via our septic system.

The use of antibacterial or disinfectant products in the home can and does destroy good and bad bacteria in the treatment system. Normal-use amounts of these products will destroy some beneficial bacteria but the population will remain sufficient and recover quickly enough to not cause significant treatment problems.

 

Excessive use of these products in the home can cause significant and even total destruction of the bacteria population in a septic system. Often the use of a single product or single application will not cause major problems, but the cumulative effect of many products and many uses throughout the home may add up to an excessive total and cause problems. In addition, with many of the products a greater amount is used when they are in a liquid form. More research is needed to determine what is “excessive” and which products are more or less harmful to systems.

What products are we talking about?
There are over 1,000 products that are concerning in relation to having a good bacteria community, including: ‘antibacterial’ hand soaps; tub, tile and shower cleaners; drain cleaners; toilet bowl cleaners; laundry bleach products; and others. Also included are ‘antibiotics’ that may be prescribed for medical treatment. These are products that are found in nearly all homes. “Antimicrobial” is the general term for any product or ingredient that kills or inhibits bacteria, viruses or molds. Disinfectant and chlorine bleach are common antimicrobials. Antibacterials, on the other hand, are only effective against bacteria. Lots of cleaning products and liquids now claim to be “antibacterial.”

There’s a growing consensus that antimicrobial household cleaners won’t keep them any safer from infectious illnesses than regular types. In 2000, the American Medical Association issued the statement that antibacterial soaps were no more effective against germs than common soap. Although they initially kill more germs than soap, within an hour or so there is no difference in the numbers of germs that have repopulated the area. In fact, experts say, it’s not the type of cleaner that matters in combating germs, but the frequency and thoroughness of cleaning; plain soap, hot water and elbow grease are generally enough to do the job. As with antibiotics, prudent use of these products is urged. Their designated purpose is to protect vulnerable patients.

 

About the Author
Sara Heger, Ph.D., is an engineer, researcher and instructor in the Onsite Sewage Treatment Program in the Water Resources Center at the University of Minnesota. She presents at many local and national training events regarding the design, installation and management of septic systems and related research. Heger is education chair of the Minnesota Onsite Wastewater Association (MOWA) and the National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association (NOWRA), and serves on the NSF International Committee on Wastewater Treatment Systems.

Call Septic Preservation Services at  877-378-4279 for all your septic questions or visit www.septicpreservation.com

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Septic Preservation Services if Looking for a Service Technician

       Septic Preservation Services   Septic Preservation Services is looking for a Service Technician to help us improve our customer service throughout Maine. This Service technician will perform septic inspections, septic repairs, and service a variety of advanced treatment systems. The primary geographical area that this new team member will cover includes but is not limited to Bremen, Bridgeton, Brunswick, Buxton, Cape Elizabeth, Cape Nadick, Kitterly, Kittery Point, Lebanon, Lewiston, and Lisbob Falls.

Please call 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

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Septic Preservation Services is Looking for a New Technician

     Septic Preservation Services   Septic Preservation Services is growing and while we have hired a new service technician we are still looking for a service technician to improve our customer service in the area including Attleboro, Franklin, Plainville, Mansfield, Wayland, North Smithfield RI, Lincoln RI, Cumberland RI, Chepachet RI, Harrisville Ri, Pascoag RI, and Oakland RI. This service technician will perform Mass title 5 septic inspections, Rhode Island functional septic inspections, service a wide variety of advanced wastewater treatment systems, and conduct minor septic repairs.

Please call 877-378-4279 with all your septic questions or visit www.septicpreservation.com

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Septic Preservation Services Hires New Technician

       Septic Preservation Services  Septic Preservation Services has hired a new Service Technician to support all aspects of our business and provide better customer service. Alec Figueirdo from Tiverton Ri will be training for 4 weeks on conducting title 5 septic inspections. His second phase of training will be on the service of advanced treatment units. Alec will primarily be trained in the area including Westport, Marion, Lakeville, Norton, Mansfield, Rochester, Mattapoisett, and Raynham. If you see Alec please welcome him.  The services provided in this area are septic pumping, title 5 septic inspections, drain cleaning, emergency services, minor septic repairs, engineering, septic designs, septic installations, and operation of advanced treatment systems. Please call us with all your septic questions at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

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Buying or Selling a Home in Massachusetts

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If you are buying or selling a home that has a septic system in the State of Massachusetts, there are a few things you need to know. A brand new septic system can cost you as much as $30,000 or more to replace, however with proper septic system maintenance, it can continue to work effectively and efficiently for approximately 25 years.

The standard home inspection that is required when you buy or sell your home in Massachusetts does not include an inspection of the septic system. There is a separate inspection required in the State of Massachusetts that homeowners need to be aware of, which is called the Title 5 Inspection.

What is a Title 5 Inspection?

A Title 5 Inspection is a complete and thorough inspection of your septic system. This inspection must be performed by a person who has been certified by the State of Massachusetts through the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.

A Title 5 Inspection is a part of the Environmental Code for the State of Massachusetts, which regulates all septic systems and works to provide these inspections for the health and safety of the public, as well as the protection of the environment.

The inspection checks to ensure that the septic system has been properly constructed and checks to ensure that any upgrades were done according to code and state regulations. The inspector also checks to ensure that proper septic maintenance has been performed throughout the lifetime of the system.

For the Buyer

In the State of Massachusetts, it is the responsibility of the buyer to ask the seller about the septic systems. You should ask when the system was last pumped and how many people are currently living in the home. A typical system should be pumped about every 2-3 years, more often if there are more than 5 residents in the home. Increased demand, particularly in a situation where more people are living in the home than it was designed to hold, can lead to many damaging problems.

The number of bedrooms in a home dictates the design and capacity of the septic system that gets installed. However, in some cases, a home may have more bedrooms than the original design due to remodeling or by poor quality design by the installer. A home that has more bedrooms than the system was designed for will very likely experience system failure much earlier than the typical longevity for a residential system.

Once you get the information from the seller, make sure to consult with a septic system inspection and maintenance service that is certified in the State of Massachusetts, such as Septic Preservation Services. SPS  is certified to inspect septic systems all over Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island as well as New Hampshire and Maine and can give you the information you need about the health and condition of the septic system in a home you are thinking about buying.

For the Seller

If you are thinking about selling your home you should make sure that you get proper septic system maintenance and consider calling out a local service to do a review of your system. SPS offers a service known as a Confidential Voluntary Assessment, which will go through your entire system, just like a Title 5 Inspection. This assessment is completely confidential, giving you the opportunity to repair or maintain your system without having to go through the state like you would with an official Title 5.

Proper septic system maintenance should be taken care of year round from the day you purchase your home, and should not be thought of as a last minute fix before selling your home. The tank should be pumped on a regular schedule, the drain field should be kept free of vegetation that could clog the drain lines and your entire family needs to be aware of excessive water use hazards. An annual inspection of your system will help monitor it for any minor problems that can be fixed before they result in major, costly repairs.

Once you are sure that your system is working effectively and efficiently, you can get a Title 5 Inspection. This is an excellent selling point because once your system is certified in the State of Massachusetts, you can list it as “Title 5 Certified” with your real estate agent. If your system fails the inspection and you are unable to get it fixed, you would need to list it as “Failed Title 5” with the agency. While this can be a problem for some buyers, it is better to let them know up front what to expect when they purchase your home.

The More You Know…

Before you buy or sell your home in Massachusetts, it is important to know everything you can about proper septic system maintenance and care, as well as requirements of Title 5 Inspection by the State of Massachusetts. Call Septic  Preservation Services for a consultation if you unsure of how to proceed. We service residential and commercial customers all over Southeastern Massachusetts, including New Bedford, Fall River, Middleboro, Dartmouth and out on the Cape, as well as all throughout Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine.   Give us a call at 877—378-4279 for more information about our septic and wastewater services or visit www.septicpreservation.com

you are buying or selling a home that has a septic system in the State of Massachusetts, there are a few things you need to know. A brand new septic system can cost you as much as $30,000 or more to replace, however with proper septic system maintenance, it can continue to work effectively and efficiently for approximately 25 years.

The standard home inspection that is required when you buy or sell your home in Massachusetts does not include an inspection of the septic system. There is a separate inspection required in the State of Massachusetts that homeowners need to be aware of, which is called the Title 5 Inspection.

What is a Title 5 Inspection?

A Title 5 Inspection is a complete and thorough inspection of your septic system. This inspection must be performed by a person who has been certified by the State of Massachusetts through the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.

A Title 5 Inspection is a part of the Environmental Code for the State of Massachusetts, which regulates all septic systems and works to provide these inspections for the health and safety of the public, as well as the protection of the environment.

The inspection checks to ensure that the septic system has been properly constructed and checks to ensure that any upgrades were done according to code and state regulations. The inspector also checks to ensure that proper septic maintenance has been performed throughout the lifetime of the system.

For the Buyer

In the State of Massachusetts, it is the responsibility of the buyer to ask the seller about the septic systems. You should ask when the system was last pumped and how many people are currently living in the home. A typical system should be pumped about every 2-3 years, more often if there are more than 5 residents in the home. Increased demand, particularly in a situation where more people are living in the home than it was designed to hold, can lead to many damaging problems.

The number of bedrooms in a home dictates the design and capacity of the septic system that gets installed. However, in some cases, a home may have more bedrooms than the original design due to remodeling or by poor quality design by the installer. A home that has more bedrooms than the system was designed for will very likely experience system failure much earlier than the typical longevity for a residential system.

Once you get the information from the seller, make sure to consult with a septic system inspection and maintenance service that is certified in the State of Massachusetts, such as All-Clear Septic out of Acushnet, Massachusetts. All-Clear is certified to inspect septic systems all over Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and can give you the information you need about the health and condition of the septic system in a home you are thinking about buying.

For the Seller

If you are thinking about selling your home you should make sure that you get proper septic system maintenance and consider calling out a local service to do a review of your system. All-Clear Septic offers a service known as a Confidential Voluntary Assessment, which will go through your entire system, just like a Title 5 Inspection. This assessment is completely confidential, giving you the opportunity to repair or maintain your system without having to go through the state like you would with an official Title 5.

Proper septic system maintenance should be taken care of year round from the day you purchase your home, and should not be thought of as a last minute fix before selling your home. The tank should be pumped on a regular schedule, the drain field should be kept free of vegetation that could clog the drain lines and your entire family needs to be aware of excessive water use hazards. An annual inspection of your system will help monitor it for any minor problems that can be fixed before they result in major, costly repairs.

Once you are sure that your system is working effectively and efficiently, you can get a Title 5 Inspection. This is an excellent selling point because once your system is certified in the State of Massachusetts, you can list it as “Title 5 Certified” with your real estate agent. If your system fails the inspection and you are unable to get it fixed, you would need to list it as “Failed Title 5” with the agency. While this can be a problem for some buyers, it is better to let them know up front what to expect when they purchase your home.

The More You Know…

Before you buy or sell your home in Massachusetts, it is important to know everything you can about proper septic system maintenance and care, as well as requirements of Title 5 Inspection by the State of Massachusetts. Call All-Clear Septic for a consultation if you unsure of how to proceed. We service residential and commercial customers all over Southeastern Massachusetts, including New Bedford, Fall River, Middleboro, Dartmouth and out on the Cape, as well as all throughout Rhode Island. Give us a call at 508-763-4431 for more information about our septic and wastewater services or visit www.allclearseptic.com