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Septic Preservation Services Completing Site Evaluations

    Septic Preservation Services   Septic Preservation Services will be completing site evaluations for septic inspections and septic repairs this week in Winthrop, Winslow, Readfield, Raymond, Palmero, Oakland, Berwick, North Berwick, Jay, and Belmont. During these site visits our septic inspectors and septic repair technicians will ensure that our customers receive the best possible service possible.

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Effluent Filters

When it comes to maintaining a septic system in Massachusetts, there are a number of requirements placed on property owners by the state. However, there are additional measures that can be taken that, while not required by law, can really go a long way toward increasing the efficiency and longevity of your tank. An effluent filter is one of those things that can help your septic system run much more smoothly, improve the filtration process and protect your drainfield from getting plugged up by larger solids.

Installation: What to Expect

An effluent filter is installed in the tank, replacing the exit baffle. What this does it to filter all of the wastewater before it leaves the tank, preventing larger solids from getting into the drainfield. Depending on the location of your septic tank and the company that you hire to install it, the installation process shouldn’t take very long. Most newer units are only about a foot below the service and can have as much as a 24-inch opening over the exit baffle, making it simple to install or replace an effluent filter.

Obstacles can occur on older units that must be considered. If the tank is not up on risers and is more than four feet below the surface, it will take more time and cost more to install. If the opening over your existing exit baffle is only four inches across, as is seen in some older units, the installer will have to physically get inside the tank to install the filter. Speak with your septic service representative about your particular unit, its age and location to get a better idea of what to expect prior to installation.

The Advantages of an Effluent Filter

We already discussed the purpose of installing an effluent filter to aid in maintaining a septic system in Massachusetts, but there are also some distinct advantages to adding this filter to older systems. Even if your system has been properly maintained and is working efficiently, the exit baffle connections will eventually fall off in about 20-30 years and will need to be replace. This happens even with concrete baffles, so no system is one-hundred percent foolproof.

Replacement baffles are made out of PVC pipe and are attached to the pipe that comes into the tank rather than to the tank itself. This is why a replacement exit baffle is more durable than the original ones that were installed on these older units. Because there is no connection to hold the baffle to the septic tank, there’s nothing to corrode and fall off, making it a permanent replacement solution.

The effluent filter works in much the same way. It is made out of PVC and is installed to the pipe that comes into the tank, rather than being connected to the tank itself. If you are told that you need to replace the exit baffle, it is in your best interest to pay the extra money and have them put in an effluent filter instead because it will fix the issue and add extra protection to your drainfield at the same time.

How Important is an Effluent Filter?

Like with all other septic system issues and maintenance concerns, the importance or urgency of replacing the exit baffle with an effluent filter will be dependent upon the age of your system and your typical daily use. Systems that are over 20 years old should upgrade to an effluent filter as soon as possible to avoid issues associated with failed exit baffles.

Families that have small children should consider making the upgrade to an effluent filter as soon as possible due to the high volume of non-biodegradable items that inevitably get flushed by young ones.  When these items make their way to the drainfield they can cause permanent damage.

However, for households where there are just one or two adults and not a lot of company, there is much more control over what is going down the toilets and drains. While an effluent filter is beneficial to each and every home with a septic system, it is not as essential in a home situation like this as it is in a more crowded, varied household.

Call Septic Preservation Services at 877-378-4279 for information about maintaining a septic system in Massachusetts. SPS can provide you with a professional evaluation of your system and let you know if an effluent filter will benefit your system, as well as the costs associated with this upgrade and the urgency that it should be added.

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Septic Preservation Services in Maine This Week

        Septic Preservation Services Septic Preservation Service will be completing septic inspections in Freeport, Hebron, Gorham, Gray, Health, and Jay this week. Septic Preservation Services will also be conducting septic repairs in Kittery and Lebanon this week. Next week Septic Preservation Services will be conducting septic inspections in Lewiston, Oakland, Palmero, Portland and Wells. If you have a question about septic inspections or your septic system please call our office at 877-378-4279 or visit

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Septic Preservation Services works throughout Maine, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island

        Septic Preservation Services Septic Preservation Services is a premium septic service provider of septic inspections, repairs, biological remediation, and installations of new septic systems. Septic Preservation Services works throughout Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island. No matter if you are in Acton, Alna, Arundel, Bath, Bowdoin, Berwick, or Buxton we can service all your needs.  Call us at 877-378-4279 or visit

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Septic Preservation Advises Not to Park Cars on Septic System

          Septic Preservation Services Septic Preservation Services urges homeowners not to park their cars on their septic system. Unless your septic system was properly designed for car traffic the septic tank, leach field, or other septic system components may be damaged. If you suspect damage has occurred or have a question about your septic system please call our office at 877-378-4279 or visit

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Septic Preservation Services Encourages Water Conservation

     Septic Preservation Services  Septic Preservation Services urges all homeowners with septic systems to conserve water. Conserving water is not only better for the environment it can help greatly toward extending the life of your septic system. While a septic inspection will help find problems early you should be proactive.  Call us with any questions at 877-378-4279 or visit

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Septic Tank Pumping Schedule

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How often should you pump out your septic tank?  Good question.   The rule of thumb is usually every 2-5 years but the makeup of your household and your habits play a big part in this equation.

When a septic tank is operating properly, solids are contained and accumulate and must be eventually pumped out. If the solids are not accumulating in the tank and are washing out into the leaching field, there is a problem with the system and the household is possibly using too much water.

The amount of solids that accumulates in the tank depends on the size of the household, the habits of the members of the household and the water usage.  Every household is different.  Having a professional check the sludge levels on a regular basis can help you gauge if the 2- 5 year schedule is good for your household or if more frequent pumping is needed.

Having your effluent filter checked for clogging can give you an idea of the maintenance  needs of your system.   The filter is designed to stop solids from entering the leaching field but how quickly is it filling up?  If too quickly, you should review family and household water use habits.

The most reliable method for determining if your system needs to be pumped is regular inspection of the septic system including measuring the solids in the tank and distribution box.  Our maintenance plan gives you a report regularly of the solids accumulation in your system and coincides with a pumping recommendation.

The best idea is to have a professional check the septic system on a regular basis.  Septic Preservation Services has a great maintenance program for your septic system and a team of professionals to help determine what your pumping schedule should be.

Call Septic Preservation Services at 877-378-4279 to enroll in the maintenance program.  Prevention is key to preventing a failed septic system.

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Septic Preservation Services Helps the Community and Veterans

      Septic Preservation Services Septic Preservation Services, its owners, and all team members appreciate being part of our community. If you are a veteran and need assistance with a septic inspection, septic repair, or installation of a new septic we would like to help.  Please call us at 877-378-4279 with all your questions or visit us at

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Septic Preservation Services Looking for New Team Member

       Septic Preservation Services Septic Preservation Services is looking to hire another new team member to conduct septic repairs and septic installations. This new team member will be based out of our Norton office and serve the surrounding area including Mansfield, Taunton, Raynham, Attleboro, Sharon, Foxboro, Easton, Seekonk, Rehoboth, and North Attleboro.

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Septic Preservation Services Has New Team Member

        Septic Preservation Services Septic Preservation Services has hired a new team member, Alec.  He has joined our team to perform septic inspections and small repairs. Throughout the first part of his training Alec will be trained to perform Title 5 septic inspections, RI septic inspections, functional inspections, and first maintenance inspections. He will be training with our professional licensed title 5 septic inspectors throughout southeastern MA and RI. Whether you’re in Rochester, Taunton, Norton, Plainville, Attleboro, MArion, Middleboro, Portsmouth, or Seekonk please welcome Alec to our team of septic inspectors.

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