Entries by Carolyn MacGregor

Garbage Disposals and Your Septic System

  Garbage Disposals are used in many households, but are they safe to use with your septic system.  Good Question! While many companies that sell garbage disposals will tell you they are fine to use with a septic system, the truth is they really aren’t. You really shouldn’t be using a garbage disposal with your […]

Flooded Septic System Tips

With Two Major Hurricanes behind us,  What should you do with flooded septic systems With hurricane season still upon us,  it’s a good time to brush up on the proper care of septic systems during flooding events. Before the Storm Once heavy rains start to fall and a flood is underway, try  to cease water […]

Bacteria and Enzymes in Your Septic System

What makes a septic system work properly? Billions of naturally occurring microscopic bacteria and enzymes are responsible for a major part of the three-stage treatment that processes wastewater in a septic system. The wastewater in the septic tank begins the process of decomposition by separating into layers.  Bacteria, which is naturally present in all septic […]

Septic System Maintenance Tips in Rhode Island

Septic systems are very common throughout Rhode Island. If you are a homeowner and have one of these on-site sewage systems, you are probably very aware of the maintenance and diligence that is required to properly maintain a septic system. If you are new to septic systems, it can be a bit overwhelming to get […]

Hurricanes and Your Septic System

Hurricane season is upon us and severe weather could be just around the corner.  How does this affect your septic system? Flooding and high winds can adversely affect your system.  Here are some tips to guard your system against damage. Secure your system. Check your risers or septic tank covers if they are exposed to […]

Meet Holly Walker of Septic Preservation Services

Holly has been a member of the Septic Preservation Team for almost 18 months.  She was brought on initially to help with product descriptions with the online store but is now involved with packaging, pricing and postage, as well as increasing their presence online. Holly also has taken over  writing the daily blogs  and updating […]

Septic System Cleaning and Pumping

SEPTIC CLEANING & PUMPING Part of any good Preventative Maintenance Program is to ensure that your septic system is properly cleaned and is pumped on a regular basis. It is important to know the facts about septic cleaning and pumping to avoid making costly mistakes. SEPTIC CLEANING Getting your tanks cleaned on a regular basis […]

Meet Jamie Graffam from Septic Preservation Services

Meet Jamie Graffam of Septic Preservation Services.  He is a service tech at SPS and has been a member of the team for 3+ years.  He has completed the U.R.I. course for septic inspections as well as several other courses to help him with his service tech responsibilities. Jamie served 4 years in the Marine […]

Team BBQ and Camp Out in New Hampshire

 Septic Preservation Services provides professional, through, and quality septic services to our customers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, and New Hampshire.  We know that our team of inspectors, technicians, engineers, and office staff are the people that make our business a success.  This weekend we had a team BBQ and camp out in New Hampshire […]

Meet John Orlando of Septic Preservation Services

Meet John Orlando of Down to Earth Construction Services and  Septic Preservation Services.  John has built a reputation for quality building, new homes, excavating, and septic systems  since 1964.    John has been  full time  at  Down to Earth Construction Services and SPS since 1986.  He is a septic inspector and septic installer. John’s favorite […]