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Down to Earth Construction Schedules Title 5 Inspections

       cropped-cropped-downtoearthconst_2016-logo.jpg  Down to Earth Construction Services have Title 5 Inspections scheduled in Freetown, MA. If you live in Freetown, Taunton, Fall River, Lakeville, Middleboro or are moving into the area and require a Title 5 Inspection please contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit 

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Laundry Habits and Septic Systems


Laundry habits can directly affect your septic system.  There are many things to consider when buying a washing machine.  Wlaundryashers are high water usage appliances second to your toilet.  Choosing a high efficiency washer can make a big difference in water usage and fuel bills.   Both top-loading and front loading high efficiency washers use less water and cost less to operate, and reduce drying time by extracting more water during the spin cycle.  This is good news for your septic system and energy bills.  Front-loaders have usually received a better efficiency score since they generally use less water than top-loading washers but high efficiency top loaders score high also.

Lint from the washer into the septic system can also be a problem.   Lint is non-biodegradable since it is made up of polyester and nylon which is synthetic.  Over time this can clog up the soil treatment system(leach field) and reduce the life of the system costing the homeowner thousands of dollars.  A laundry  filter can be added to the washing machine discharge hose to which will remove most lint and some detergent scum from laundry wastewater.  The laundry filter is a good investment toward the longevity of your septic system.    Call All Clear for a price quote on laundry filter installation

Laundry detergents also can have an effect on your septic system.  Powered detergents and liquid detergents contain basically the same ingredients.  Liquid forms and pre-packaged packets have become popular recently.  They all perform pretty much the same but packets do not allow you to use less for each load.   Some detergents still contain phosphorous but it has been banned in most places.  A high amount of suds is never a good idea for your septic system.  Try using about half of the recommended amount and see if your clothes are clean.  You can always add a little more to get the desired cleanliness.

Most commercial brands of laundry soap leave a chemical residue on your clothes.  Vegetable-based laundry soap is a better choice.  Powders usually contain fewer chemicals than liquids.  Try pure soap flakes instead of detergent — add 1/2 cup of borax or vinegar to the rinse cycle to remove soapy residue.  Enzyme-based detergents  can be irritating to the skin and are a cause of allergic reactions.  You can also try being creative and making your own detergent.  There are many recipes online.

Septic Preservation Services can help with any questions you may have on this issue including lint filters.  Call them at 877-678-4279 or visit


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Down to Earth Construction Services in Weyland, MA

         Down to Earth  Down to Earth Construction Services are carrying out septic repairs this week for a customer in Weyland MA. We are in your area so if you live in or near Marlborough, Southborough, Holliston, Oxford, Uxbridge, or Weyland, MA, please contact us for your Septic System repairs at 508-622-5759 or visit

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Down to Earth Working in Southern Massachusetts

          Down to Earth Construction Down to Earth Construction Services are working in southern Massachusetts to improve customers’ septic systems. We have designed and installed a septic system in Norton, MA for a commercial client. We are able to assist customers from Septic Inspection, initial consultation, Septic System design and then installation. We have all of the equipment and expertise necessary so if you require information or Septic System Installation please contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit

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Down to Earth Construction Carries Out Septic Requirements

       Down to Earth Construction Down to Earth Construction Services can carry out your septic requirements from initial septic system design to septic system installation. We have installed systems in Attleboro, Norton, North Attleboro and Plainville this year and have more scheduled in the area. For more information call our office at 508-622-5759 or visit

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Down to Earth Construction Carrying out Title 5 Septic Inspections

           Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services is carrying out Title 5 Septic Inspections in Southern Massachusetts. We are working this Fall in Upton, Acushnet, Stoughton, Seekonk and Blackstone and many of the towns in between. If you need to schedule a Title 5 Septic Inspection please contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit