Down to Earth Construction Services know that septic maintenance chores can not always be left until the ‘nicer’ weather arrives. Septic systems always need to be maintained and occasionally you may also have a septic problem come up and putting that off until the weather is better, or you want to deal with it, will often mean that it could become a bigger issue which is never a good thing. A small septic problem of septic sewage smells coming from your plumbing if addressed quickly can sometimes be easily, quickly and inexpensively fixed. However if you ignore signs of a septic concern your small issue could become a large septic failure which could be an expensive and disruptive repair. Today we are at a customer site in Sharon MA providing a simple septic repair that could have become a much bigger and more expensive septic problem to fix if the home owners had ignored the sewage smells coming from their system much longer. We also have septic repairs scheduled for other customers in Norton, Mansfield, Franklin and Canton MA. If you have questions about your septic system or need to schedule a septic repair please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit Down to Earth Construction Services
Down to Earth Construction Services make sure that they are upto date with all state and town septic requirements so when they provide a septic design for a residential or commercial customer they can be confident that it meets all state and town septic requirements in addition to those of the property, environment and budget. Today we have a septic design design meeting with a client who requires a new septic system for a single family home on a large, steep plot close to wetlands in Attleboro MA. We can design a septic system which will work for this property and meet all of the requirements as set but state and town. We have recently provided other septic system designs for customers in Holliston, Southborough and Upton MA. If you require a septic design or if you have any questions about septic systems please do contact our office on 508-622-5759 or visit Down to Earth Construction Services
Down to Earth Construction Services are called out to customer properties on a regular basis to provide a septic repair when the septic breakdown could have been avoided if the property owner had better information on how to use their septic system. Today we have a septic repair appointment in Attleboro MA which could have been avoided if the homeowner had been using their garbage disposal less frequently. One of the biggest problems for septic systems is a garbage disposal. Homeowners that have a septic system should avoid using their garbage disposal to prevent the introduction of unwanted solids into the system which can result in a septic breakdown. Even if your system is designed to accommodate a garbage disposal, it is important to use it moderately. Composting is an alternate solution for homeowners that have a large volume of vegetable waste. This is the reason that many homes with septic systems do not have a garbage disposal because it is difficult to monitor what is going into it and regulate the use. We have other septic repair appointments today in Norton, Rehoboth, Seekonk, Plainville and North Attleboro. If you require a septic repair or have any questions about your septic system please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit Down to Earth Construction Services
Down to Earth Construction Services know that when it is time to sell your house that you suddenly have an awful lot of 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 and the further along you get in the process the more you will have to do, especially if you are also buying a home. One more thing that you will probably need to organise if your 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.”
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 Down to Earth Construction Services
Down to Earth Construction Services have found that many property owners, even those with septic systems, are not aware that for your septic system to work properly there needs to be a balance of bacteria which help breakdown waste so it can be processed. It is important to not disrupt this balance because then your septic system will not operate correctly. Important things to remember are:
- Drain Openers – DO NOT use harsh chemical drain openers if you experience a clogged drain. 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. The chemicals that are used in today’s store-bought drain cleaners can cause serious problems within your septic system.
- Cleaning Supplies – Chemicals can be damaging to your system as well. Instead of harsh cleansers, choose mild or natural cleaning supplies for your kitchen and bathrooms. Look for supplies that are “septic-safe” or that are marketed as being bio-degradable. These products will be approved for use in septic systems.
- Antibacterial soaps and bleach – These can actually inhibit the enzymatic action that is required for the bacterial breakdown of solids within your septic tank. Add a laundry filter to your washing machine and use natural cleaning supplies whenever possible. If you have a water softener installed in your home, make sure that the salt recharge solution is redirected out of the septic tank.
We regularly attend septic repairs for customers who could have avoided a septic breakdown by following the above advice. Today we have septic repair appointments in Fall River, Fairhaven, Mattapoisett, Rochester and Marion MA. If you require a septic repair or if you have any questions about septic systems please do contact our Norton Office on 508-622-5759 or visit Down to Earth Construction Services
Down to Earth Construction Services are installing inlet and outlet tees for a customer in Rochester MA. This will require septic tank entry which is a very specialized skill that requires specific septic safety training which all of our technicians receive. Our goal is for both our technicians and the customers to be safe while they are working at client locations. We have the specific equipment required for a septic tank entry to keep our technicians safe and our technicians are trained to use it correctly. This enables them to to do the task that is required, in a safe and proficient manner, in this case installation of inlet and outlet tees. We have other septic repairs, improvements and adjustments scheduled today in Norton, Lakeville, Raynham, Dighton and Taunton MA today. If you require septic work or if you have any questions about your septic system please do not hesitate to contact us at our Norton Office on 508-622-5759 or visit Down to Earth Construction Services
Down to Earth Construction Services knows we are lucky that Storm Indra is likely to be only gifting New England with rain but snow will be on its way here next month, if not before, and we have to be prepared for that. Luckily the septic industry does not stop in snow or rain and we can still proceed with most of our services for our customers. As long as we can get access to the septic system and if we are digging the ground isn’t frozen solid we can still provide septic assistance to our customers. Today we have septic services scheduled for customers in Acushnet, Lakeville, Carver, Middleboro and Bridgewater MA. Septic services are an ideal way for property owners to be totally confident that their septic system maintenance is being done without have to concern themselves about it. We will maintain, check and monitor your septic system and notify you if we find anything that may be a problem in the future which can prevent small septic problems becoming large and expensive septic failures. We provide preventive maintenance services to both commercial and residential customers all over Massachusetts. If you would be interested in a septic service or if you have any questions please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit Down to Earth Construction Services
Down to Earth Construction Services has Title 5 Septic Inspection appointments scheduled for customers today in Sharon, Franklin, Foxboro, Wrentham, Mansfield and Plainville MA. Massachusetts requires that you have a Title 5 Septic Inspection in the following instances:
- 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.
- When there is a proposed change to the facility which requires a building or occupancy permit.
- Any change in the footprint of a building, to make sure that new building construction will not take place on top of any system components or on the system’s reserve area.
- For large systems with a design flow of 10,000 to 15,000 gallons per day or more at full build-out, on the basin schedule shown in 310 CMR 15.301(6), and every five years thereafter.
- Every 3 years for shared systems.
- When the property is divided, or ownership of 2 or more properties is combined.
- When MassDEP or the local Board of Health orders an inspection
A large portion of the inspections that we conduct are for property owners who are selling their property which has a septic system, either a commercial or residential. This is because most sellers have not bought their property in the last two years so do not have a current Title 5 Inspection for their property. The good news is that once it has been done it is valid for 2 years so once you have decided you are selling your property it is always a good idea to have the inspection done early in the sale process. You know it is likely that you will sell in two years so it will remain current and you will not have to worry about it causing delays later when you have sale deadlines. An inspection may highlight a problem and you will have time to fix it and once your property has passed its septic inspection that is another selling point. If you require a Title 5 Inspection, for any reason, or have questions about septic inspection or septic systems please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit Down to Earth Construction Services
Down to Earth Construction Services were contacted by a property owner who needed a new septic system for their offices in Rochester MA. We were able to provide a septic design for them which would service the building and its anticipated septic needs while also being environmentally and economically conscious. We have extensive experience working with clients with commercial properties and private residences designing septic systems all over the region using up to date technology to ensure they have the best possible septic system for their needs and those of their property. We have recently provide septic system designs to customers in Norton, Sharon and Bridgewater MA. If you require a septic design or if you have any questions about septic systems or septic designs please do contact our Norton Office on 508-622-5759 or visit Down to Earth Construction Services
Down to Earth Construction Services is fortunate to have many long term customers who we have developed excellent working relationships with. This may seem unusual for a septic company but in addition to repairing and inspecting septic systems we also provide preventative maintenance programs for our customers which many property owners continue to receive for many years because they are so pleased with the septic services that they receive. We monitor and maintain our customers septic systems so they can be confident that their septic system is working correctly and will continue to do so. Nobody likes to have to deal with a septic breakdown but this is especially true for commercial business owners who lose revenue when they are unable to open due to a septic problem. That is why our customers include many local restaurants, takeaways, coffee shops and fast food restaurants. We service our customers septic systems discreetly and quickly without causing any downtime in operation which is, of course, essential. We also service residential customers properties and the regularity of our services depends on the septic system and the use it gets. We have customers who have a 2nd home who don’t use their system all year round so they do not need their system to be serviced as frequently as a busy fast food restaurant. We generally see our customers on a quarterly, biannual or annual basis, as required. In actuality we don’t even need to ‘see’ our clients when we carry out a service because we can usually access the septic system without the property owners assistance. If you would be interested in hassle free septic system preventative maintenance please do contact our Norton office for details on our septic services or to make an appointment. Today we are already have septic services scheduled in East Bridgewater, Mansfield, Norton, Stoughton and Sharon MA. You can reach our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit Down to Earth Construction Services