Look After Your Septic System Bacteria Or You May Require A Septic Repair

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

Voluntary Septic Assessment in Sharon

Down to Earth Construction Services conducts hundreds of septic inspections each year for property owners who are selling their home or business and are not on town sewer. This is because in the state of Massachusetts a septic inspection is required:

 

“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”

However not all inspections that we carryout are for people who are selling a property. We have a voluntary septic assessment today for a property owner in Sharon MA who wants to have a greater understanding of the condition of their septic system. As specified on the Mass Gov website:

 

“A system owner may choose voluntarily to have an assessment of the condition of the system even if there is no requirement for an inspection. Results of these voluntary assessments are solely for the use of the owner, and do not need to be submitted to local Boards of Health or MassDEP.”


We also have septic inspections today in Marion, Mattapoisett, Fall River, Mansfield and Rehoboth MA. If you require a septic inspection, for any reason, a voluntary septic assessment or if you have questions about your septic system please do contact us at our Norton Office on 508-622-5759 or visit Down to Earth Construction Services

Septic System Services To Prevent An Unexpected Septic Breakdown

Down to Earth Construction Services know from many years experience within the septic industry that if you have your septic system serviced on a regular basis you are helping ensure that you will not have an unexpected septic breakdown. This is especially important for our commercial customers with restaurants because a problem with their septic system can have large repercussions to their business. You will also be increasing the longevity of your septic system which will be an expensive item to replace if it fails. We service our septic system clients on a quarterly, biannual or annual basis depending to the septic system and usage. For example a restaurant will require more frequent services that a customer with a summer cottage on that is only used seasonally. Today we have septic system services including Singulair Service, FAST Service and Sand Filter Service in Mattapoisett, Fall River, Swansea, Marion and Fairhaven MA. If you are interested in septic services or have any questions please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit Down to Earth Construction Services

Septic Inspections and Voluntary Septic Assessments Carried Out Today

Down to Earth Construction Services’ licensed septic inspectors have been carrying out thorough and reliable septic system inspections in Massachusetts for over 25 years. As stated by the Mass Gov Website Title 5 Septic Inspections are required:

 

  • 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.

 

The majority of our inspections are for a property transfer, often scheduled by the seller but sometimes we provide an inspection for the buyer of a home with a septic system. Today we have septic system inspections scheduled in Seekonk, Fairhaven, Rehoboth, Fall River and Lakeville MA and most are for property transfers but one is for a voluntary septic assessment. Mass Gov States that

 

“A system owner may choose voluntarily to have an assessment of the condition of the system even if there is no requirement for an inspection. Results of these voluntary assessments are solely for the use of the owner, and do not need to be submitted to local Boards of Health or MassDEP.”

 

Property owners are likely to schedule a voluntary assessment of their septic system because the want to know its condition and see if maintenance or repairs are required. This is important because failing systems can:

 

  • cause a serious health threat to your family and neighbors,

  • degrade the environment, especially lakes, streams and groundwater,

  • reduce the value of your property,

  • be very expensive to repair,

  • and put thousands of water supply users at risk if you live in a public water supply watershed and fail to maintain your system


If you need to schedule a septic system inspection, for any reason, or if you have questions about septic inspections please do contact us at our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit Down to Earth Construction Services

Commercial Septic Design Provided For An Attleboro, Massachusetts, Property

Down to Earth Construction Services are providing a septic design for a commercial client in Attleboro, MA who is expanding their restaurant. Therefore their septic system needs to expand to accommodate the extra demand that additional customers will create. We have extensive experience working with commercial and private property owners in this region so we know the regulations and can ensure that their design is correct. We have recently designed septic systems for customers in Norton, Mansfield, Carver, Acushnet and Fall River MA. Therefore there will not be delays caused by a design that is not to code. We can also provide other septic engineering services including soil evaluations, land use planning and construction layouts for large or small commercial developments. If you need a septic design or have any questions about septic designs, our septic engineering services or septic systems please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit Down to Earth Construction Services


Septic System Upgrades Today In Rochester and North Attleboro MA

Down to Earth Construction Services not only help our septic customers with their septic problems and breakdowns with septic repairs but can also provide septic system upgrades to improve their septic systems. Basic septic tank upgrades can simplify maintenance, improve system function, and protect your drainfield for long-term savings. Access risers and effluent filters are two low-cost improvements for existing or new tanks that we can provide. We are installing an access risers on to the septic tank for a customer today in North Attleboro MA. The riser will help the owner and inspectors easily locate the tank, and they provide access for maintenance and repair. They also avoid the need to repeatedly dig up the lawn for routine inspections or pumping. We are installing an effluent filter today for a customer in Rochester MA. An effluent filter is an inexpensive plastic filtering device that fits into the outlet end of the septic tank. The screen helps prevent solids from leaving the tank and clogging the drainfield, one of the most common causes of septic system failure. We have already recently provided septic system upgrades for customers in Swansea, Fall River and Oxford MA. If you would be interested in septic system upgrades 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 Services To Take Septic System Concerns Away

Down to Earth Construction Services has septic services scheduled today in Westport, Marion, Mattapoisett, New Bedford and Fall River MA. We go to our clients for services on a quarterly, biannually or annual basis and the regularity of our services are determined by a number of factors. These include the type of system and the usage it gets. For example we would not service a small cottage that is only used through the summer on a quarterly basis but a busy restaurant that is open year round might need that level of attention. Essentially our services are designed to do the septic maintenance for you so you do not need to be concerned about your septic system. You can leave those hassles to us – be honest not many people want to spend a lot of time thinking about their septic system. You can also be sure that we will monitor your entire septic system so we can catch an septic concerns before they become a problem which can be especially important for our commercial clients for whom septic problems can lead to costs in not only repairs but lost business while the problem is dealt with. When we come to a property as long as we can access the system we do not even usually need a property owner to be present for the service. If you would be interested in having a septic service or you have more questions about it please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit https://downtoearthconst.com/septic-services/

Septic Engineering Services Provided To Massachusetts Customers

Down to Earth Construction Services provides septic engineering services to our clients when requested. Our trained experts can assist with all your septic engineering needs. We can provide services to improve or repair your property such as soil evaluations, land use planning, PERC Testing, flow testing services and construction layouts for large or small commercial developments. We can also provide septic designs and because we understand the details of septic requirements for Massachusetts we will work with you and local code enforcement to ensure the design of your new or upgraded septic system will meet all required local laws and code.

We are doing a PERC (percolation) test today for a customer in Rochester MA. A perc test, or percolation test, is a soil test that is performed before installing a septic system tank. The perc test is extremely important because it measures the level of liquid absorption of the soil where the proposed septic tank will be located. It determines how quickly the material from the septic system will be absorbed into the soil. We also have a septic system flow test scheduled in Fall River MA. We have recently also provided septic engineering services to other clients in Bolton, Fairhaven and Rehoboth MA. If you would be interested in these services or if you have any questions please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit Down to Earth Construction Services

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Septic System Upgrades For Customer in Wayland MA

Down to Earth Construction Services has an appointment today in Wayland MA today to add risers to a client’s septic tank in addition to a septic system effluent filter. Basic septic system upgrades can simplify maintenance, improve system function, and protect your drainfield for long-term savings. Access risers and effluent filters are two low-cost septic system upgrades for existing or new tanks that we can provide. The riser will help the owner and inspectors easily locate the tank, and they provide access for maintenance and repair. They also avoid the need to repeatedly dig up the lawn for routine inspections or pumping.The effluent filter is an inexpensive plastic filtering device that fits into the outlet end of the septic tank. The screen helps prevent solids from leaving the tank and clogging the drainfield, one of the most common causes of septic system failure. We have provided other septic tank upgrades for customers in Fall River, Rochester and Acushnet MA. If you would be interested in septic system upgrades 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 Installation For Customer in Uxbridge MA

Down to Earth Construction Services are continuing work on a septic installation starting today in Uxbridge, MA. This installation is for a customer who had a failed septic system and through consultation we designed a new septic system for them which would be more cost effective, environmentally sound and efficient than their old septic system. We will always find the best solution for our customers with failing septic systems which can include septic system rejuvenation, septic system repair or an entirely new septic installation. Our septic designs and septic system installations are entirely tailored to our clients’ requirements so we know that they will be satisfied with the results that we can provide. We have recently installed septic systems for customers in Sharon, Fall River and Acushnet MA. If you have have a failing septic system or are interested in having a septic installation please do contact our Norton, MA office on 508-622-5759 or visit https://downtoearthconst.com/septic-services/ for more information or to answer any questions that you have.