Entries by Carolyn MacGregor

How to Extend the Life of Your Septic Drain Field

One of the most important components of a septic system is the drain field. Also known as a “leach” field, sometimes just looking at the drain field can help you to determine the health of the septic system as a whole. It is important to take care of your drain field and ensure that it […]


SEPTIC SYSTEMS INSPECTIONS & ASSESSMENTS Proper septic system inspection is the best way to prevent property owners from having to face unexpected and costly repairs. An inspector can determine whether you are disposing of sewage and gray wastewater in a safe and legal manner. MASSACHUSETTS TITLE 5 INSPECTION Since 1995, the State of Massachusetts has […]

Septic 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 […]

Camouflaging Septic Tank Risers

How do you keep your septic tank risers out of sight? If you have had your septic system outfitted with the proper septic tank risers, you most likely have a cover sitting in the middle of your garden, lawn or somewhere unsightly. Keeping these covers easily accessible is important, but that doesn’t mean you have […]

Rainy Weather and Your Septic System

Rain, Rain Go Away!  It’s been a long, strange winter.   We’ve had some snow, a warm spell in February, and more snow, and now a cold and wet spring.  Winter does not seem to want to let go.  How does all this rain affect your septic system? Heavy rains can cause septic issues.   […]

How to Clean Your Home with Products Safe for Septic Systems

One of the most important ingredients in your septic tank system is the microorganisms that live in the tank. These naturally-occurring microorganisms work to break down waste solids and process the sludge and wastewater in your system. Unfortunately, many of the chemicals and cleaning agents used in our everyday lives are harmful to the microorganisms. […]

Tips for Septic System Maintenance

Tips  for Your Septic System It’s important to keep your septic system running smoothly.  There are many things you can change in your household habits to prolong the life of your septic system and keep repairs at bay. Conserve water whenever possible as a means of reducing the volume of wastewater that will need to […]

Full Service Septic Design and Installation

SOIL EVALUATIONS, PERC TESTING AND ENGINEERING SERVICES Our trained experts at Septic Preservation services can assist with all your septic engineering needs! We can assist with services to improve or repair your property such as soil evaluations, septic design, land use planning, and construction layouts for large or small commercial developments!  We can provide these […]

Septic System 101

How does your septic system actually work?  If you live in a rural area which does not have a centralized sewer system, you most likely have a private septic system.  Basically nature and technology combines to treat the wastewater from your household plumbing system including bathroom, kitchen, laundry and any other drains your home possesses. […]

Septic System Odors

  Septic system odors can have many causes.  Some can be minor, others more serious.  In cold weather, the causes can vary.  Pinpointing the source of the smell is usually the first step.  Downdrafts from the vent pipe on the roof may cause odor, but would vary with weather conditions and wind and subside as […]