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Septic Engineering Services To Assist Customers With Their Septic System Requirements

Down to Earth Construction Services have trained septic experts who can assist property owners with their septic engineering requirements. We can assist with services to improve or repair your property such as soil evaluations, septic design and land use planning, septic improvements such as installation of risers, covers or filters and construction layouts for large or small commercial developments. Today we are conducting a soil evaluation for a customer in Plainville MA. The soil evaluation will determine if the client’s building site is suitable for a conventional septic system and is typically called a “perc test’ or “perk test” (a percolation test). Traditional septic systems only work if the soil in the leach area is sufficiently permeable that it can readily absorb the liquid effluent flowing into it. Also, there must be at least a few feet of good soil from the bottom of the leach pipes to the rock or impervious hardpan below, or to the water table. Less commonly, a site can fail because the soil is too permeable, allowing the effluent to reach the groundwater before it is fully treated. Very steep slopes are also unsuitable for a conventional leach field. The specific standards vary from town to town, but any of these characteristics can prohibit the use of a standard gravity-fed septic system. Down to Earth Construction Services have extensive experience with various types of septic system so there are always alternative systems that can be used if the perc test does show some unfavourable results for a conventional system. We also have extensive experience with towns in this region so we know the individual requirements for different towns. We have other septic engineering appointments today in Norton, Rehoboth, Raynham, North Attleboro and Dighton MA. If you would be interested in our septic engineering services or if you have any questions about septic engineering please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com


Septic Inspections for Property Owners Who Are Selling

Down to Earth Constructions Services in addition to installing and repairing septic systems also has licensed septic inspectors who can provide septic inspections and septic assessments when requested. The majority of our septic system inspections are carried out because a property owner is selling their property and it has not had an inspection within the last 2 years so it is required to have one. Our inspector will use use the MassDEP-approved inspection form and submit it within 30 days of the inspection. For most systems, the Inspector is responsible for submitting the inspection report directly to the Board of Health. The buyer must also receive a copy from the seller of the property. In some cases, inspection reports must be submitted to authorities other than the Board of Health. For more information see https://www.mass.gov/guides/buying-or-selling-property-with-a-septic-system


We will always advise people who are selling a property with a septic system to have their septic inspection done early. This is because Inspections in connection with a property sale generally are good for 2 years (If a system is pumped annually and the pumping records are available, an inspection is valid for 3 years). Therefore you can have this done well before you have a buyer and it will therefore be completed and not cause delays later on in your sale and will be a selling point for your realtor when advertising the property because the prospective buyers know that the system has passed its septic system inspection. Today we have septic inspections scheduled in Plainville, Wrentham, Blackstone, Bellingham and North Attleboro MA. If you require a septic inspection or if you have any questions about septic systems please do contact us at our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

Septic Repairs Provided To Customers On Short Notice

Down to Earth Construction Services has septic repairs scheduled for customers in North Attleboro, Wrentham, Plainville, Bellingham and Blackstone MA. We are able to attend to our clients septic repairs on short notice from our Norton office. Once we have assessed the condition of your septic system, we will endeavour to present you with a range of options designed to correct any identified issues. These may include one or more of the following:

Replacement of damaged or missing baffle
Installation of effluent filter and service riser
Installation of pumping access riser and cover
Installation of curtain drains
Replacement of deteriorated components
Repair or replacement of damaged components including septic pump repair
Removal of accumulated solids in leach field piping
Removal of plant and tree roots in leach field piping
Installation and service of the White Knight™ Microbial Inoculator/Generator
Diversion of water softener/conditioner backwash discharges
Detailed explanation of our Septic Use Guidelines

If you need a septic repair, have any questions about your septic system or have concerns that your system is not operating correctly please do contact our office on 508-622-5759 or visit http://www.downtoearthconst.com

Make The Title 5 Inspection The Easy Part Of Selling Your Home

Down to Earth Construction Services know that when it is time to sell your house that you suddenly have an awful lot if things to organise. You might have decorating or DIY jobs to finish, you will probably need to ‘declutter’, you’ll need to find a realtor and these are just the first things you will need to action. The further along you get in the process the more you will have to do, especially if you are also buying a home too. One more thing that you will probably need to organise, if you home is serviced by a septic system, is your Title 5 Inspection. In Massachusetts it is required that a septic inspection happens:

 

“Within 2 years before a sale. If weather conditions prevent inspection at the time of a sale, the inspection must take place within 6 months afterward.” For more information see https://www.mass.gov/guides/buying-or-selling-property-with-a-septic-system


So unless you bought your property within the last two years it is unlikely that you will have a current Title 5 Septic Inspection. However the good news is that once you have your inspection done it will last for two years. Therefore it is something that you can have done as soon as you decide to sell and is likely to remain valid until your sale goes through. This means that you can get at least this item checked off you sale ‘todo list’ nice and early. Once it is done you don’t need to be concerned that it will hold up a sale later on and it is a great selling point for potential buyers. If buyers are looking at your home, especially if they have not had a property with its own septic system before, knowing that it has passed an inspection can alleviate any concerns and ensure that it is not a negative point for a buyer. Today we have Title 5 Inspection appointments scheduled for people selling their homes and also for one couple who are buying a home in Wrentham, Bellingham, Blackstone, Foxboro, Uxbridge and Plainville MA. If you require a Title 5 Septic Inspection or if you have any questions about septic systems please do contact our Norton Office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

Using Chemical Drain Unblockers Can Result In A Septic Repair Being Necessary

Down to Earth Construction Services know how annoying it is when you pull the plug on your sink and the water doesn’t drain away. Luckily there are a lot of drain unblocking products on the market which quickly deal with blockages. However no matter how easy and tempting it is to use one of these products, if you have a septic system it is wise to use an alternative method. If your drain is clogged a harsh chemical drain opener bought in the store can cause serious problems with your septic system. Septic system owners should use an alternative solution: a 1:1:1 ratio of salt, baking soda and vinegar. Follow this solution with boiling water or use a drain snake to clear out the clogs. Today we have septic repairs scheduled for customers who have contacted us because they have noticed that their septic system is not operating correctly. Often a septic breakdown is the result of a system not being used correctly and the cost and disruption could have therefore been avoided if the property owner had been better educated in the precautions to take when your property is supported with a septic system. We have appointments for septic repairs in Plainville, Wrentham, Rehoboth, Sharon, Norton and Mansfield MA. If you require a septic repair or if you have questions about your septic system please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit http://www.downtoearthconst.com

Septic Installation Starting In Rochester MA

Down to Earth Construction Services has a septic installation starting today in Rochester MA. We are installing a septic system for a customer who needed to replace an old, outdated failing septic system. When septic system failure occurs, the conditions they create are dangerous! These can include:

 

  • Hazardous sewage surfacing in yard

  • Health hazards to children, neighbours and pets

  • Noxious orders over large areas

  • Polluted streams and ponds

  • Sewage back-up in buildings

  • Contaminated wells

  • Breeding areas for mosquitoes

 

It was therefore essential that they installed a new septic system. This new septic system will be installed quickly, correctly and with as little disruption as possible. We are able to do this because we have extensive experience installing septic systems in this region. We have recently installed septic systems in Oxford, Plainville and Mansfield MA. If you require a septic installation or if you have any questions about septic systems please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com


Your Leach Field Is As Important As Your Septic Tank To Your Septic System

Down to Earth Construction Services have been contacted by a customer in North Attleboro who requires a leach field repair. Many septic system problems are actually problems associated with the leach field and not the septic tank. Most people who have a septic system know they have a septic tank and where it is located but many do not realize the importance of a leach field to their septic system. Here are some ways to avoid problems:

  • Never park a car or heavy equipment over your leach field.
  • Don’t have heavy items or traffic on your leach field
  • Have your septic tank pumped regularly (every 3-5 years usually). Sludge overload near the drain field can result in sulfite and bio-mat buildup
  • Don’t pour grease, oil or fats down your sink
  • Never plant any new trees or large plants or bushes near your leach field

 

We have other septic repairs scheduled in Plainville, Wrentham, Rehoboth, Seekonk and Norton MA. If you have a concern about your septic system or if you require a septic repair please contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com


Septic Services Enable Our Clients To Not Worry About Their Septic

Down to Earth Construction Services knows that the words septic, sewer, sewage and effluent are not ones that most people use in day to day life and are they generally quite happy that this is the case. However at Down to Earth Construction Services we regularly discuss, at length, septic systems, sewage and effluent treatment because these are the words of our trade and we are proud of the work that we do. We enable homeowners to forget about their septic system and even though they use it everyday they don’t need to talk about it on a daily basis. Fortunately your septic system is not likely to require frequent maintenance as long as you are using it correctly. However for some property owners they like the peace of mind knowing that their system is being maintained but they would also prefer to not to have to do it themselves or take the time and expense of hiring a septic company everytime their system requires maintenance. This can be especially true for commercial property owners who have a septic system because a poorly operating septic system or one that breaks down or requires repair will cost money to fix and result in lost revenue while the system is not operational. This is why we have many clients on septic service plans which takes away the need to concern themselves about septic system maintenance and provides confidence that they are doing as much as possible to prevent future septic problems. We will service your septic system, usually on a quarterly, biannual or annual basis. The property owner will not even generally need to be present for the service so we can monitor and maintain a septic system with minimal disruption to our client. Today we have septic services scheduled for commercial and residential customers in Plainville, Wrentham, Franklin, Foxboro, Mansfield and Blackstone MA. If you would be interested in septic services or if you have any questions about services or septic systems please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit http://www.downtoearthconst.com

Don’t Ignore Signs Of A Septic Problem And Hope It Might Go Away

Down to Earth Construction Services know that for many property owners out of sight is out of mind in regards to a septic system. Being honest we know that most home and business owners who have a septic system servicing their property dont want to spend any more time than is absolutely necessary thinking about their septic. However if your septic system starts to make itself known with a unpleasant smell coming from your plumbing, slow drains or dampness in your yard it is wise to take note and not ignore the issue. Leaving a septic problem in the hopes that it will go away very seldom works and will usually result in a larger more expensive problem that needs to be fixed. Luckily at Down to Earth Construction Services we do spend a lot of time thinking about septic systems, working with them and learning about them so when you contact us with a problem we will be able to locate the problem, discovers the source of the problem and repair your septic system with as little disruption as possible. Today we have septic repairs scheduled in Wrentham, Plainville, Franklin, Mansfield and Norton MA. If you suspect you have a septic problem or if you need to schedule a septic repair please do contact our Norton Office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com where we will be happy to answer any questions you have and schedule an appointment if necessary

 

Septic Repair On A D-Box In Norton, MA

Down to Earth Construction Services has an appointment today for a customer in Norton MA who needs a septic repair because their D-Box (distribution box) is not operating correctly. A D-Box is an essential component of a conventional septic system. As the name suggests it ‘distributes’ wastewater from the septic tank which has already partially treated the wastewater into the leach field. A septic system consists a septic tank and a drainfield which are connected through the D-Box. Wastewater flows from your property to the septic tank. The septic tank treats the wastewater by holding it in the tank long enough for solids and liquids to separate. The wastewater forms three layers inside the tank. Solids lighter than water (such as greases and oils) float to the top forming a layer of scum. Solids heavier than water settle at the bottom of the tank forming a layer of sludge. This leaves a middle layer of partially clarified wastewater. The layers of sludge and scum remain in the septic tank where bacteria work to break the solids down. The sludge and scum that cannot be broken down are retained in the tank until the tank is pumped. The layer of clarified liquid flows from the septic tank to the drainfield via the D-Box which uniformly distributes the wastewater into the drainfield. A standard drain field (also known as a leach field, disposal field, or a soil absorption system) is a series of trenches or a bed lined with gravel or course sand and buried one to three feet below the ground surface. Perforated pipes or drain tiles run through the trenches to distribute the wastewater. The drainfield treats the wastewater by allowing it to slowly trickle from the pipes out into the gravel and down through the soil. The gravel and soil act as biological filters. Clearly it is essential that all components of the septic system are working correctly for it to process your waste. We will ensure that the D-Box is either repaired or replaced so our customer can be confident that their system is working efficiently. We have other septic repair appointments today in Dighton, Plainville, North Attleboro and Raynham MA. If you require a septic repair or if you have any questions about septic system please do contact our office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

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