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Septic Preservation Services in Rhode Island

3/18/16 Septic Preservation Services will be performing septic inspections and services on advanced treatment units in Westerly, RI. Bradford, RI, Charlestown, RI South Kingstown, RI. Kingstown, RI. and North Kingstown on March 21st. During these septic inspections and services our professional team will ensure that your septic system is functioning properly. If you have any questions please feel free to consult with our professional service technicians or call our office.

Septic Preservation Services in Massachusetts and Rhode Island

3/17/16 Septic Preservation Services is meeting with our strategic partners to expand our resources and provide more comprehensive services to our customers. With our comprehensive team, Septic Preservation Services provides septic pumping, drain cleaning, service of advanced treatment units, title 5 septic inspections, septic system designs, and septic system installations. These services are provided throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Septic Preservation Services in Central Massachusetts

        Septic Preservation Services is conducting services in the central region of Massachusetts including Orange, Sterling, Hubbardston, Paxton, Brimfield, Sturbridge, Dudley, Oxford, and Uxbridge. If you would like a free consultation about a septic issue please call.

All Clear Septic and Wastewater Welcomes Spring

        All Clear Septic and Wastewater welcomes spring and encourages homeowners to be aware for signs of septic issues. During spring rains and snow melt the soil over leach fields can become soggy and muddy, this is a sign that your system may be failing. You should have your system inspected by a septic professional to avoid more serious symptoms such as sewage breaking out on the lawn or backup of sewage into your home.

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Septic Preservation Services Attends GSDI Conference in NH

Septic Preservation ServicesSeptic Preservation Services attended the 29th Annual GSDI Spring Septic System  Conference and Expo  in Manchester, New Hampshire, March 14th and 15th.

Septic Preservation Services has been serving all of New England for over 25 years. Starting with Septic inspections we have continually grown to meet the needs of the wastewater industry as well as the community it serves. We currently are a leader in the wastewater sales, service and installation services. Meeting and surpassing the industry and customer needs.

Our service is customer driven and engineering minded. We service all Advanced Treatment Systems, old and new. From Over Board Discharge type systems to commercial industrial strength waste. We have certified wastewater operators on staff to meet the requirements of each state we service.

Installation. We are certified to install and maintain all product we sell and a few more we do not.

Our sales and distribution products line continues to grow by adding new innovative products such as the Fuji Clean wastewater treatment system. Fuji Clean is new to the USA but is the #1 advanced treatment system in the world with over 2 million systems installed and running. This innovative system has major advantages is size and cost over other advanced treatment systems. It also allows for a 75% reduction in drain field size in NH. Along with distribution of other wastewater products we are uniquely qualified to assist in detailed product information, service and installation.

Visit www.septicpreservation.com for all your septic system questions answered and see how we can make a difference, or call 877-378-4279.  We have the knowledge and expertise to work with you to solve any septic issues you may have.

 

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Septic Preservation Testimonial

septic preservationAuto Wash, Elliot Maine

The Auto Wash in Eliot Maine has cleaned up their act. After being listed in an online New York Times article as the top water polluter in the state of Maine, the auto wash was in dire need of treatment to their wastewater.
Septic Preservation Services was able to review and analyze the multi faceted and complex issues causing pollutants to be discharged into the ground. The project was critically important due to the close proximity of sensitive wet lands. We were able to take the information gathered and design an onsite wastewater treatment system that solved the issues at hand. The issue was rather complex due to the type of waste generated by the car wash. A significant amount of the waste were solids including, dirt, salt, and road grime not terribly difficult to remove from the wastewater. The rest of the pollutants were soap, wax, oils, grease and other auto fluids. These proved to be more difficult to remove. After many tests we were able to organically treat the wastewater with a special bacteria developed with the ability to consume these organics. After treatment the auto wash is able to recycle the clean water back through the wash and reduce water consumption. This ability to recycle water has a significant impact on the environment and the amount of water discharged into it. With the Auto Wash’s close proximity to sensitive wet lands taking a green approach to the issue was crucial. The Auto wash is now one of the cleanest and greenest in the state.

Septic Preservation has the answer to all your septic problems and needs.  Call 800-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com to have all your septic questions answered.  Auto Wash in Elliott, Maine called and had all their problems solved.

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Cesspools and Seepage Pits

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Cesspools and seepage pits are the predecessors of the modern day septic system.  Older houses may still be utilizing these systems especially if they have not been sold in the last 100 years.  So what is a cesspool and seepage pit?

Cesspools

The cesspool is the forerunner to the modern day septic system. The cesspool is simply a vertical pit dug into the earth. This pit is lined with a porous cement, or block, or stone. Gravel fills the area outside of the liner.   Wastewater from the home is channeled to the cesspool. The solids fall to the bottom where they are partially digested by bacteria and microorganisms that occur there naturally. The effluent leaches out into the gravel and soil surrounding the pit.

Today, cesspools are not the best method of dealing with household wastewater. If your home has one and it is working properly, keep it carefully maintained by having it pumped regularly. Avoiding putting grease and food down the drains will help keep it working properly.

Seepage Pits

Many people confuse cesspools with seepage pits. They serve different purposes in treating wastewater. A seepage pit is similar to a cesspool in construction. It  consists of a large pit lined with concrete rings, or porous masonry block to support the walls of the pit, and a surrounding bed of gravel. The difference is that only effluent that has come from a septic tank enters a seepage pit. The effluent has already been through the first stage of processing in the tank. Once it enters the seepage pit it is temporarily stored there until it gradually seeps through the walls and into the surrounding soil. A biomat forms in the bottom of the pit and as the pit ages the biomat grows thick clogging the pores of the pit walls. Seepage pits are not as efficient at processing effluent as drainfields or soil absorption beds.

The most serious concern with both cesspools and seepage pits involves the water table.  They are both closer to the water table, and therefore, they do not protect our groundwater as well as a modern septic system.

 

All Clear Septic can answer all your septic questions and help you maintain the system you utilize.  Call 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com and ask the experts.   Whatever town you reside in, whether Middleboro, MA or Portsmouth, RI, etc. we can answer all your questions.

This blog was posted on www.allclearseptic.com on February 24,2016.

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Bacteria and Enzymes in Your Septic System

What makes a septic system work properly? Billions of naturally occurring microscoBasic Septic Maintenancepic bacteria and enzymes are responsible for a major part of the three-stage treatment that processes wastewater in a septic system.

The wastewater in the septic tank begins the process of decomposition by separating into layers.  Bacteria, which is naturally present in all septic systems, will begin to digest the solids which have settled to the bottom of the tank.  These naturally occurring bacteria will change up to 50% of these solids into liquids and gases.

There are all kinds of additives on the market advertised to improve the biological environment of your septic system, but most experts agree that they are not needed.  The best plan is to keep high doses of cleaners and bleaches out of your septic system which can kill off the beneficial bacteria.

Another important part of the process occurs in the drainfield.  The effluent, or wastewater from the septic tank enters the drain or leachfield and comes into contact with the biomat.  There are organisms living in the biomat which further digest the organic matter in the effluent and from there it reaches the soil where the last part of the process occurs.  Bacteria in the soil further treat the waste. It is important that the drainfield not be flooded.  Many of these bacteria found in the soil and biomat are aerobic or oxygen dependent.  If water floods a drainfield, they may die off and will not be replenished until the flooding is relieved.

All Clear Septic can answer all your septic system questions.  Call them at 508-763-4431  or visit www.allclearseptic.com.  Ask them about their maintenance program and emergency services.  They have all the answers to your septic needs.

This blog was posted on www.allclearseptic.com on February 17, 2016.

 

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Soil and Your Septic System

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Drainfield Soil

 Soil plays a major part in the proper functioning of a septic system. Many people do not realize what an important role the type of soil can make in your drainfield. Soil failure can be  a major cause of septic system failure.

 Soil works as a fine filter, and is the home to trillions of microscopic organisms that feed on organic matter in the effluent from the drainfield.

Soil Types

The texture of the soil  determines how quickly wastewater will be absorbed in the drainfield.  Soil percolation is the ability of the soil to absorb water.  The best types of soil for drainage or percolation contain a balance of coarse and fine particles. 

Gravel, or soil with a coarse texture, or coarse sand may not be adequate.  They allow wastewater to pass too quickly to provide adequate treatment. These types of soils work only if they are deep. Soil may be brought in for septic systems and drainfields when the current soil is inadequate.

Clay Soil

Some soil mixtures may contain some particles of clay. Clay soil can be used in drainfields, but water moves through it much slower than in gravel or coarse textured soil. The problem with clay particles is that they can swell and block soil passages.  This slows the movement of wastewater even more.  If clay particles  electronically bond to sodium molecules contained in wastewater, hardpan can occur.  The passage of wastewater is totally blocked and this can lead to septic failure. Hardpan conditions in clay soil can be chemically treated.  There are some products on the market to treat this condition.

Since soil plays such a critical part in the life of your septic system, it’s best to leave it up to the experts.  Call All Clear Septic at 508-763-4431 for all your septic needs and questions.  Ask them about their septic system maintenance program.  Or visit www.allclearseptic.com

This blog was posted on www.allclearseptic.com on February 10, 2016.

 

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Septic System Failure

What causes a septic system to fail?  What are some of the signs of a failed septic and what can you septic system failuredo to avoid this?  If you are a home owner with a private septic system, these questions may have run through your mind.  

What causes a septic system to fail?  We must start by understanding that wastewater is made up of organics and water. The organics come from human waste, soaps, garbage, etc. When excess organics are introduced into the system they clog the soils preventing water from passing through. If too much water is introduced into the system it can wash organics out of the septic tank and into the field speeding up the clogging of the soils. Excessive water can also hydraulically overload the system. Each septic system is similiar to a funnel and can only allow a fixed amount of water to pass through. If you exceed that amount of water the system will flood resulting in breakout of sewage onto the ground or backup of sewage into the house. Regular septic system maintenance can identify problems that can damage your system. 

What are some of the signs that your septic system is failing?    A foul smell inside the house or outside near the drainfield is a bad sign.  Also, wastewater flowing up to the ground near the drainfield, muddy soil around the septic system, water in the basement, toilets that back up as well as sinks when laundry is running and also thick, lush grass over the drainfield.  If you notice any of these signs, call a septic system professional from All Clear Septic right away.  Also taking part in the preventative maintenance program All Clear offers as well as regular inspections can prevent your septic system from  failing altogether.

What are other ways to help avoid septic system failure?  Keep toxic chemicals out of your system.  Never clean any oil-based products or chemicals in your sink such as paint rollers.  Keep toxic household cleaning products from entering your septic system.  Try to use “non-toxic” and “septic safe” cleaners.  Do not drain your hot tub into your septic system drainfield.  It was not designed to handle the large amount of water.  Make sure you let it cool and drain far away from your drainfield.  Also, garbage disposals can spell disaster for your septic system.  Start a compost pile for all your kitchen scraps and you can use this in your garden or flower beds.  Water softeners are also a sure way to kill your septic system. The backflush from water softeners containing salt should never be placed into the septic system

The best defense against septic system failure is prevention.  Call All Clear Septic at 508-763-4431 or visit www.allclearseptic.com  and see how they can help you with a maintenance program to keep your septic system functioning properly.

This blog was posted on www.allclearseptic.com on February 4, 2016.