Advice To Follow To Help Avoid Septic Repairs Being Necessary

Down to Earth Construction Services know that not everyone can be septic experts or have over 30 years experience in the septic industry. However it is still possible to use a few basic guidelines to ensure that you are doing as much as possible to keep your septic system in top working order:

 

Things you should do:

 

DO conserve water whenever possible as a means of reducing the volume of wastewater that will need to be treated and disposed.

DO make repairs to any faucets or toilets that are leaking.

DO make sure that you are only discharging biodegradable wastes into your system.

DO restrict or avoid use of your garbage disposal.

DO take the time to ensure that any down spouts or other surface water is diverted away from your drainfield.

DO keep the cover to your septic tank accessible by installing covers and risers for easier inspections and pumping.

DO get your septic tank pumped regularly and have it checked for any cracks or leaks.

DO have an effluent filter installed to prevent debris from entering your drainfield.

DO add a laundry filter to your washing machine.

DO put kitchen trash into a compost or throw it into the garbage – not down your drains.

 

Things you should NOT do

 

DON’T flush products such as tampons, sanitary napkins, condoms, disposable diapers or wipes into your system.

DON’T empty oils or other types of kitchen grease down your drain.

DON’T dump any items that can disrupt the treatment process or contaminate groundwater, such as: paints, oils, thinners, pesticides, poisons or disinfectants.

DON’T build anything over your drainfield or dig in it for any reason.

DON’T plant any landscaping over your drainfield – except grass.

DON’T drive a vehicle over your drainfield or compact the soil in ANY way.

DON’T run purification back flush into the septic tank.


Unfortunately for some of our customers this information comes too late and we have septic repairs scheduled for customers today who could, in some instances, have avoided their septic breakdown by following the above advice. Today we are at customer properties in Dighton, Raynham, Taunton, Berkley, Rehoboth and Norton MA for septic repairs. If you require a septic repair or if you have any questions or concerns about septic systems please do contact our Norton Office on 508-622-5759 or visit Down to Earth Construction Services

Don’t Delay Septic Repairs and Maintenance Because This Can Result In Bigger Problems

Down to Earth Construction Services know that even though it is only January 2nd it suddenly feels like the holidays were a long time ago and we are all getting back into the swing of things. This means that property maintenance and repairs that you have perhaps been putting off over the holiday period should now be looked at and not postponed anymore. Septic repairs and maintenance is really not something that should be put off for too long because if left it can lead to larger and expensive repairs being necessary or even a septic failure. Indicators that you may have a septic problem include:

  • Pipe Gurgling Sounds
  • Toilet Flushing Issues
  • Slow Drains
  • Water Backup
  • Bad Odors
  • Greener Grass
  • Patches of Standing Water

If you have noticed one or more of these signs at your property please do consider calling to discuss your concerns with our experienced technicians. Today we already have septic repairs scheduled in Acushnet, Rochester, Lakeville, Freetown, Berkley and Norton MA. If you have questions, wish to discuss concerns or schedule an appointment please do contact us at our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit Down to Earth Construction Services

Winter Weather Can Create Septic Problems

Down to Earth Construction Services know, just like all other New Englanders, that storms and weather are a part of living in this region. However the severe winter storms can result in property damage which can affect septic systems just like other parts of your property. Just like with other parts of your home or business it is never wise to ignore signs of septic problems and hope it might go away. Signs of a septic issue can include:

  • All of the drains from the house are slow
  • There is a persistent wet area over the leach field
  • Sewage is surfacing in the area of the septic tank or distribution box
  • There is sewage seeping through the foundation
  • The liquid level in the leach field is at the top of the crushed rock layer, the chambers or other underground structures
  • The vegetation over the leach field is greener and more lush than over adjacent areas in the yard
  • There is sewage odor in the yard at times or constantly
  • There is flow back from the leach field when the septic tank is pumped
  • The septic tank needs to be pumped frequently
  • The septic tank discharge baffle is damaged or missing
  • Rain water seems to take longer to disappear over the leach field than over adjacent areas in the yard
  • Well water is contaminated

Today we have septic repairs scheduled for customers in Raynham, Dighton, Berkley, Taunton and Bridgewater MA and some of these septic problems could have been avoided if the property owner had been more aware of the signs to look for that indicate a potential septic issue. If you require a septic repair or if you have concerns that you wish to discuss please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit Down to Earth Construction Services

Septic Repairs To Correct Large and Small Septic Problems

Down to Earth Construction Services have the equipment for large and small septic repairs on residential and commercial septic systems which sometimes require excavation if the components are not easily accessible without. However if we do need to excavate to carry out a septic repair we will always ensure that we do the work safely and to all required standards. This includes contacting Dig Safe, a nonprofit organization that will notify your utility company of our plans. Your utility company (s) will then mark its underground facilities so we can be sure to safely conduct your septic repairs. For more information on Dig Safe see https://www.mass.gov/guides/about-dig-safe We have extensive experience investigating the cause of a septic problem and then repairing your system in the most cost effective and efficient way possible while ensuring our work is environmentally conscious. We know that most property owners will not know the cause of their septic problem so we will initially assess the condition of your septic system and we will then be able 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

  • 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

 

Today we have septic repairs scheduled in Berkley, Dighton, Freetown, Swansea, Rehoboth, Attleboro and Norton MA. If you suspect you need a septic repair or if you have any septic concerns or questions about your septic system please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit Down to Earth Construction Services


Title 5 Septic Inspections Carried Out With Care and Consideration For Your Property

Down to Earth Construction Services regularly carryout Title 5 Septic Inspections for property owners who are selling their property and need to have a Title 5 Septic Inspection to be carried out before Title transfer can take place. Customers are often concerned about the amount of disruption that a septic inspection will cause because if you are selling a property you understandably don’t want a large unsightly mess to be created. However as stated on Mass Gov::

 

“The inspection includes determining the location and condition of cesspools, septic tanks and distribution boxes. Often, this will not require extensive excavation. .”


Our inspectors take care to cause as little disruption as possible, for example we will carefully remove turf and place it on a ground sheet along with any soil that is removed when inspecting your septic system. We can therefore replace the soil and turf with as little evidence of the inspection as possible left behind. We understand that although we carry out hundreds of TItle 5 Septic Inspections for customers that each one needs to have the same thoroughness, care and professionalism and that is why we have such an excellent reputation in the region. Today we have Title 5 Septic Inspections in Norton, Dighton, Berkley, Raynham and Rehoboth MA. If you require a Title 5 Inspection or if you have any questions about these inspections please do contact our Norton Office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

Septic System Installation To Start In Attleboro MA

Down to Earth Construction Services has to keep up with all state and town septic regulations to ensure that we can give our customers the best possible septic service. Today we are starting a septic system installation for a customer in Attleboro MA. Our customer had previously had a tight tank which is going to be replaced with a much more efficient and environmentally sound septic system. As stated on the Mass Gov Website:

 

“Tight tanks are similar to septic tanks, except that they have no outlet and must be pumped out at regular intervals. Title 5 strongly discourages the use of tight tanks”

 

We have extensive experience of septic system installation and have recently completed installations in Foxboro, Mansfield, Sharon and Lakeville MA. If you require a septic installation, for any reason, or if you have any questions about our septic services or septic systems please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit Down to Earth Construction Services


Septic Repair Provided To Attleboro Property Owner

Down to Earth Construction Services understand the entire septic system and all of its components to enable us to provide the best septic services possible to our clients. Today we are replacing a baffle, installing an outlet tee and replacing a d-box for a customer in Attleboro MA. We have other septic repair appointments scheduled today in Norton, Rehoboth, Taunton, Raynham, Dighton and Berkley MA. When we are contacted by a customer because they believe they need a septic repair we will assess the condition of their septic system and then present them 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
  • 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 require a septic repair or if you have septic concerns or questions about your septic system please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit Down to Earth Construction Services

Cesspool Services and Cesspool Replacement In Massachusetts

Down to Earth Construction Services know that the word ‘cesspool’ does not conjure up pleasing images and if you are considering buying a property that word can certainly put a damper on enthusiasm you might have for it. However with the proper maintenance a cesspool is not the problem that you may fear. A cesspool is a pit which acts as both a settling chamber for solids and a leaching system for liquids. In Massachusetts a cesspool is not always required to be replaced. Infact as stated on the Mas Gov website:

 

‘Only those cesspools that exhibit signs of hydraulic failure, are located extremely close to private or public water supplies, or otherwise fail to protect or pose a threat to public health, safety or the environment will need to be upgraded” For more information see: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/title-5-faq


However a cesspool does generally require more ongoing maintenance than a conventional septic system and the use of cesspools may overload the capacity of the soil to remove bacteria, viruses, and phosphorus, and to nitrify ammonia and organic nitrogen compounds. Down to Earth Construction Services do provide property owners with cesspool services to ensure that they continue to operate correctly and efficiently. However if you decide to have your cesspool replaced we also have extensive experience with cesspool replacement. Today we have cesspool services and are starting a cesspool replacement in Berkley, Norton, Taunton, Dighton and Attleboro MA. If you have a cesspool and have questions or if you need a cesspool service or replacement please do contact our Norton Office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

D-Box Replacement Today in Rochester, MA

Down to Earth Construction Services have experience with all parts of your septic system including the septic tank, leach field or drain field, septic pumps and the D-Box. Today we are replacing a D-Box for a customer in Rochester MA. The distribution box or D-Box must be installed correctly or it will not function properly. We have extensive experience installing, replacing and repairing d-boxes so you can be sure that the work will be done quickly, correctly and with as little disruption as possible. This is always important but especially for our commercial customers for whom delays or problems will cause lost earnings. We also have other septic repairs scheduled today in Carver, Middleboro, Freetown Berkley and Norton MA. If you require a septic repair or if you have any questions about your septic system, whether it supports a commercial property or a residential home please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit the Down to Earth Construction Services website.

Septic Design for a Sharon Client

Down to Earth Construction Services have a septic design meeting today at their Norton Office with a client who needs a design for their renovation property in Sharon MA. Our client is extending the original home significantly adding on bedrooms and living space. The existing septic system is not efficient and will not support the increased demand that a larger home, with additional people inside of it, will produce. All wastewater, not just that waste from your toilet, gets processed via your septic system so more people having showers, using the washing machine, dishwasher etc will mean more work for your septic system so you need to ensure that it will support the demand. We have extensive experience designing septic systems for customers, both residential and commercial septic systems so can design one that is appropriate to individuals customer’s requirements. We have recently provided septic designs to customers in Berkley, Wrentham and West Bridgewater. If you require a septic design or if you have any questions about septic designs or septic systems please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit https://www.downtoearthconst.com