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All Clear Septic at the RASEM Red Expo

                         Septic Preservation Services  Septic Preservation Service’s subsidiary company All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services attended the RASEM R.E.D. Expo in Raynham yesterday  . Al and Liz  attended the Realtor Association of Southeastern Massachusetts Real Estate Education Development Expo to answer questions Realtors have about topics including Septic Inspection, Title 5 Septic Inspections, Septic Cleaning and Septic Pumping.  Al will also be giving a R.E.D (Real Estate Education development) talk.  This event was attended by Realtors from Southeastern Massachusetts including Attleboro, North Attleboro, Norton, Mansfield, Rehoboth, Seekonk, Sharon, Foxboro, Franklin and Wrentham.

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Title 5

FAQ on Title 5

FAQ on Title 5

What do I need to do to sell my house or build an addition on my home?

If you own a home that has a private sewage treatment system in the State of Massachusetts, you are required to have a State-Certified Title 5 Inspector perform an official Title 5 Inspection on your system prior to selling your home or building an addition.

What is a Title 5 Inspection?

Since 1995, the State of Massachusetts has required homeowners to have their private sewage treatment system check thoroughly by a State-Certified Title 5 Inspector. Here is what you can expect from an official Title 5 Inspection – the inspector will:

  • conduct an interview with the property owner
  • research the paperwork for your property at your city’s Board of Health Department
  • survey the general size of the building or list a summary of the number of bedrooms
  • inspects the connection from the house/building to the system
  • inspects the inlet/outlet of the septic tank
  • examines the integrity of the tank
  • measures the liquid/contents of the tank
  • examines the integrity of the distribution box
  • measures the liquid/contents of the distribution box
  • checks the soil absorption system (SAS) condition
  • checks the relation of the system’s water table to the SAS
  • examines the integrity of the pipes using a special “sewer cam” (SPS specialty service, not required by the state)
  • provides an official 17-page document to the local approving authority and the owner, including all findings and a detailed sketch of the system

Is it possible to get an inspection even if I am not selling my home?

Yes, this type of inspection is called a Voluntary Assessment. All of the same steps in the above inspection detail will be taken, however the 17-page document will NOT be sent to your local approving authority – it is for your information only. A Voluntary Assessment is a great way to find out more about your own septic system.  Septic Preservation Services highly recommends this to our clients as a means of properly maintaining, upgrading and repairing your system to prolong its life. Ask us about additional services we can provide to ensure the proper working of your septic system.

Can I get a Voluntary Assessment performed even if I don’t live in Massachusetts?

Yes, Septic Preservation Services is also certified to perform inspections in the State of Rhode Island.

Should I get my system pumped or cleaned before I get an inspection?

Absolutely not. The State of Massachusetts requires that your system be inspected under “normal use conditions” for a minimum of 2 weeks or more. If your system needs pumping during this period, we can arrange to have it done for you while the components of your system are exposed.

Will my landscaping be affected by the inspection?

The SPS team is very respectful to the landscaping of your home or property. In order to minimize the amount of physical work required to perform your inspection, we use state-of-the-art locating equipment that helps us to locate your system components within a 4-inch radius. We also use a specialized “sewer cam” to let us inspect your pipes without having to dig them up. Any sod that needs to be removed is cut carefully and laid on tarps so it can be neatly replaced when your inspection is complete.

Visit for all your questions or call 877-378-4279.  We are happy to talk to you and put your fears to rest.


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Septic Preservation Services Serves Maine Customers

           Septic Preservation Services Septic Preservation Services carries out Overboard Discharge Services in Maine of which the majority are along the beautiful Maine Coastline for our residential and commercial customers. Locations including Portland, Freeport, Brunswick, Bath, Friendship and Belfast.  If you need Overboard Discharge Service or Overboard Discharge Repair please contact our office at 877-378-4279 or visit

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Septic Preservation Services in Southern Maine this Fall

        Septic Preservation Services  Septic Preservation Services is carrying out septic inspections in Southern Maine this Fall. We cover towns including Kittery, Kittery Point, Wells, Cape Neddick, Kennebunk, Kennebunk Port, West Kennebunk, Biddeford, Old Orchard Beach, Cape Elizabeth, Portland, Windham, Lebanon and Waterboro. If you require an Inspection contact our office to ensure you use a company that is experienced working in your area.  You can reach us at 877-378-4279 or visit

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Septic Preservation Services Recommendations

          Septic Preservation Services  Septic Preservation Services recommends that home and business owners always consider their septic system when disposing of chemicals, cleaners and other liquids. Excessive use of bleach, detergents and drain cleaners can harm your septic system. Also avoid putting kitchen fats, coffee grounds and solids down your sink. Other items such as wipes, cigarettes, diapers, paint and dead fish should also never be flushed. If you are concerned that your system is not operating correctly or may be failing,  call our office to arrange a Septic Inspection, Septic Cleaning or Septic Pumping.  You can reach us at 877-378-4279 or visit

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Septic Preservation Services Provides Complete Septic Services

           Septic Preservation Services Septic Preservation Services provides Septic support from initial Septic System Design to Septic System Installation to Servicing. We can provide services for all your Septic system needs. This week we will be providing services to clients in the Acushnet, Rochester, Freetown, Fall River, Westport, New Bedford, Marion area. If you would like to discuss your septic requirements please contact our office at 877-378-4279 or visit

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Septic Preservation Services' Educational Website

          Septic Preservation Services  Septic Preservation Services’ website provides information if you have concerns regarding your septic system. On the website you can find General Septic System Problems and their solutions. We can provide Septic Repair, Septic Cleaning, Septic Pumping, Sewage Pump Repair, E One Pump Repair and Sewage Grinder Pump Repair. If you need to schedule Septic Repairs, Pumping or Cleaning please contact our office at 877-378-4279 or visit

laundry habits

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 877-378-4279 or visit


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Septic Preservation Services Values Realtor Referrals

          Septic Preservation Services  Septic Preservation Services is consistently referred by realtors in Attleboro, Norton, Plainville, North Attleboro, Mansfield, Foxboro, Wrentham, Franklin and surrounding towns as a premier provider of Title 5 Septic Inspections to home buyers and sellers. If you require a Title 5 Septic Inspection or would like more information please call our office at 877-378-4279 or visit

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Septic Preservation Services Visits Local Towns

            Septic Preservation Services  Septic Preservation Services conducted fall services in Norton, Mansfield, Attleboro, Lakeville, and Raynham last week.   Septic Preservation Services will be conducting septic system services in Lakeville, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Wareham, and Plymouth this week. Our septic inspectors will be completing septic inspections in Dartmouth, Lakeville, Middleboro, Attleboro, Swansea, Mansfield, Franklin, and Acton this week.

You can reach us at 877-378-4279 for all your septic needs or visit