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Biological Remediation

Septic System CareWe could all use a little change.  Sometimes just a little change can make a big difference.  Your septic system is the same way. New technology makes it possible to provide biological remediation to your septic system and improve its effectiveness, by increasing its hydraulic capacity, and adding years of additional life.

What is Biological  Remediation

Many homeowners don’t realize that there is a process that can remediate septic systems that are considered to be severely failed.  There are lots of products out there on the market that promise to rejuvenate septic systems by aerating the wastewater. There are limits to aerating wastewater because water itself can only be infused with a limited amount of oxygen before it just bubbles up and floats back into the atmostphere.

The process used by All-Clear Septic & Wastewater, which services customers all throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, introduces oxygen into the system as well as biologically augments the system.  By introducing air into the system, the process of biological  remediation is faster and much more thorough.  All-Clear has successfully applied this process to septic systems that tried every other method of rejuvenation,  and found it to be superior.

How Does It Work?

When the air is added to the surrounding soil and the clogging biomat of your septic system, the hydraulic capacity of your septic treatment can get boosted by as much as two or five times what it was before. By increasing efficiency, homeowners are able to reduce the size of their drainfield or leachfield and keep that extra area in reserve for future use.

In addition to residential properties, this technique can even be used for commercial purposes, including laundry facilities, healthcare services, restaurants and other businesses that typically process a lot of waste and use a lot of water. Biological remediation can be used on any type of septic system including drop, chambers, stone and pipe.

Oxygen is Key to an Efficient Septic System

In addition to using this treatment technique to revive failed septic systems, it can also be used with systems that haven’t failed – yet. Older systems, systems that get a lot of use, or customers that live in areas that are known to have soil issues due to environment or location, can all benefit from  biological remediation. By adding oxygen to the surrounding soil, you return your septic system to a natural, ideal state of filtration, allowing it to renovate and clean the wastewater of suspended matter and waste solids through the use of micro organisms and nutrients.

Oxygen also helps the soil to maintain a consistent moderate temperature, which is ideal for the treatment of wastewater. When your system gets overloaded with wastewater, due to increased use or changes in the texture and ability of the soil to transfer oxygen, your septic system is at risk of failure. The lower the availability of oxygen, the less micro organisms and nutrients available to assist in proper filtration, which ultimately reduces the hydraulic performance and treatment abilities of your septic system.

Increasing Efficiency and Effectiveness

 Biological remediation helps to maintain the optimal levels of oxygen required for proper filtration in and around the drainfield and leaching system to assure the best possible performance. Because the oxygen levels are increased, as well as the ability of the drainfield to effectively filter solid wastes from the wastewater, property owners are able to reduce the space needed to properly treat their sewage waste. This is extremely helpful in areas that have limited space, as well as naturally wet areas including property that is near lakes, watersheds, wetlands and other bodies of water.

Compared to water, air contains 21,000 times more oxygen. Wastewater can be difficult to full aerate to its maximum capacity, even with pre-treatment systems, due to high levels of total suspended solids. Biological remediation tackles this problem as well, helping to reduce the biological oxygen demand and remove suspended solids. It has also been proven to increase the pathogen removal rate, which is important for the overall health and safety of the system.  By increasing oxygenation in the soil, nitrogen is also removed through treatment by as much as 75%. 

Are You Ready for Biological Remediation?

Give your Septic Preservation representative a call at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com for more detailed information about our biological remediation treatment program and for other tips that you can use to increase the effectiveness and longevity of your septic system. Whether your property is located in Southeastern Massachusetts or Rhode Island, All-Clear can help you get your septic system running clean and clear.

 

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Septic Preservation Services Inspector Injured

        Septic Preservation Services 5/20/16 As many of you may know Tom Hannon of Septic Preservation Services was seriously injured while working conducting a septic inspection in Easton. Easton rescue stabilized him and transported him to Raynham where he was put on a med flight to Rhode Island hospital. Tom is in stable condition with good spirits and expected to be released on Friday. We wish him well and anxiously await his return to our team.

Call 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com for all your septic questions and concerns.

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Septic Preservation Services Weekly Septic Inspections

Septic Preservation Services5/9/16 Septic Preservation Services works with mobile home community in Kittery, Maine to protect public Health. Conducting weekly septic inspections and servicing the overboard discharge system helps to ensure that the waste treatment equipment is functioning properly, thus protecting public safety. Septic inspections are important for all septic systems and we advise conducting routine inspections to ensure that your system is functioning properly and thus protect your health as well as the health of your neighbors. Regardless of whether you’re in Kittery, Wells, or Gray protecting the environment protects us.

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Septic Preservation Services in New England

Septic Preservation Services5/6/16 Septic Preservation Services is a leading service provider in the on site septic industry, providing RI functional inspections, MA title 5 septic inspections, title 5 consulting services, septic pumping, septic tank cleaning, drain cleaning, and biological remediation of failed septic systems. We conduct business throughout New England with offices in Norton, MA and Biddeford, ME and supported by satellite offices in South Portland, ME., Shapleigh, ME., West Newfield, ME., Franklin, MA., Attleboro, MA., Marion, MA., Somerset, MA., and Easton, MA.  Call 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

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Septic Preservation Services' Schedule for the Week

Septic Preservation Services5/5/16 Septic Preservation Services is conducting septic services and title 5 inspections in the following areas this week; Halifax, Hingham, Westford, Acton, Shirley, Rochester, Norton, and Cape Cod. If you would like a free site visit and consultation please speak to one of our title 5 inspectors or call our office.  Please call 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com

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Septic Preservation Sevices Looking for a New Team Member

Septic Preservation Services5/4/16 Septic Preservation Services is looking for a new team member to join our team of septic repair specialists, title 5 inspectors, and waste treatment plant operators. This individual will be part of a comprehensive team of septic inspectors, engineers, septic installers, septic repair specialists, microbiologists, and title 5 septic inspectors. Ideally this individual will live in or around the area of Taunton, Raynham, Mansfield, Norton, Lakeville, Freetown, or Dighton. The service area will include all of Massachusetts and Rhode Island with occasional trips to Maine and New Hampshire. However most work will be performed in the region including Wellfleet, Dennis, Marion, Plymouth, Halifax, Pembroke, West Bridgewater, Norton, Franklin, Attleboro, Seekonk, Swansea, Fall River, Dartmouth, and Acushnet.

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Fabric Softeners Can Have a Negative Effect on Your Septic System

fabric softenersMost fabric softeners can have a negative effect on a septic system, but there are better alternatives.


Fabric softeners coat our clothes with a subtle layer of slimy chemicals, which is what makes them feel a little softer. Fabric softeners coat the surface of a fabric with chemical compounds that are electrically charged, causing threads to “stand up” from the surface and thereby causing the fabric to feel softer. The electrically conductive fabric softener chemicals may also prevent buildup of static charge that can occur in clothes dryers. The most common softening chemicals are called “quats” (short for quaternary ammonium compounds).  Ammonia compounds contain NH4.  N is for Nitrogen, which is a fertilizer and is the leading cause of algae blooms in salt water marshes and rivers.  Nitrogen is also attributed to many contaminated wells and is a contributing factor in many illnesses.

In addition to fabric softening chemicals, fabric softeners may include acids or bases,  petroleum products, silicone-based anti-foaming agents, emulsion stabilizers, fragrances and colors. The fragrances in most fabric softeners are a mixture of hundreds of untested chemicals, including toxic ingredients  and  fragrances which are among the world’s top five allergens.

Hazards for the septic system

  • Most fabric softeners contain quats, which have antibacterial qualities. While it might sound useful to keep clothes germ-free, freshly washed clothes are already  clean, and overuse of quats may lead to development of antibiotic-resistant superbugs. Quats, in sufficient levels, can kill off beneficial bacteria in the septic tank, advanced treatment unit and soil dispersal system.
  • Emulsion stabilizers can disrupt the natural settling  processes in septic systems.
  • Petroleum products can potentially be toxic to the positive natural microbes in septic systems.

Recommended alternatives
A safer alternative for softer clothes, is  using half a cup of white vinegar (make sure it’s labeled grain versus petroleum-derived) per load during the rinse cycle as a natural fabric softener. It is also a great natural sanitizer. Others recipes include combining vinegar with baking soda and essential oil.

There are all types of  dryer balls being sold now.  They are a green alternative to commercial dryer sheets or liquid fabric softener.  Some are made out of wool or other materials.   While in the dryer, they absorb electrical charges so the clothes stay static free.  They are also made to reduce drying time.  They can be found at most stores or online.
Visit www.septicpreservation.com or call 877-378-4279 for all your septic questions.  They can help you maintain your septic system and keep it functioning properly to extend the life of your system.

Septic Preservation Services Posting Educational Videos

        Septic Preservation Services will be posting on line educational films. Our goal is to continuously improve and toward that end we have produced a number of educational videos to assist homeowners as well as employees. We have been blessed with being able to take advantage of local inspections and projects in Rochester, Lakeville, Marion, and Raynham to film recent segments. Please view our videos on title 5 inspections, the engineering of new septic systems, how to clean an effluent filter, as well as many other videos.  Call 877-378-4279 for more information or visit www.septicpreservation.com  to view the latest videos.

Schedule for Septic Preservation Services

4/18/16 Septic Preservation Services will be conducting routine septic system maintenance on advanced treatment units and title 5 septic inspections in Easton, Norton, Attleboro, North Attleboro, and Rehoboth today. If you have any questions or would like a free site evaluation please speak to our professional service provider, title 5 inspector, or call our office at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com.

Septic Preservation Services Inspectors Complete Continuing Education

4/11/16 Septic Preservation Services strives to meet our customers needs. Our well trained licensed title 5 inspectors and wastewater operators that service Advanced Treatment Units maintain their skills by participating in continuous training. Recently we had team members participate in training at the Millbury, MA wastewater treatment plant, URI on site septic continuing education program, CPR training in Acushnet, and Advanced Treatment Unit product training in Taunton, MA. These ongoing training programs ensure that our team members provide the best septic services and inspections possible.  Call 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com