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How a Septic System Functions!

septic system,wastewatersolutionsWhat exactly is a septic system and how does it work?  Here is an abbreviated version or overview of modern Septic System components and how they work provided by All-Clear Septic and Wastewater Services.

A septic system is used to process and clean waste water from houses and larger facilities.  A septic system needs enough open land for the treated water to pass through the ground and be reabsorbed into nature.

The primary component in a septic system is a holding tank.  This tank is generally buried underground and connected to waste water inputs by pipes flowing from the building’s waste system.  The tank acts as a settling area  for solids to be collected, and a pass-through for water to move to the distribution box and soil absorption.

In the tank, live beneficial bacteria  help to break down organic waste in the system.  This enables the septic system to go years, in some cases, without the need to service the system.  To help the bacteria work, newer systems are equipped with aerators which add oxygen to the tank, which is a critical component needed by the bacteria to help break apart waste.

For systems with a soil absorption system, processed water in the tank passes through a pipe to the distribution box, which sends water to the various sections of the leaching system.  The leaching system is the mechanism by which treated water is returned to the soil in a safe and ecologically friendly manner.  A leaching system may be one of several different styles with pits, trenches or a field being the most popular systems.  A leaching field is an area of soil and gravel or sand with excellent drainage through which treated waste water is able to be absorbed into the ground and continue the cleansing process through a natural ecological system.

Septic systems should be professionally pumped out on a regular basis to remove solids which build up on the bottom.  Pumping also removes improperly flushed materials that cannot be broken down naturally.

Septic systems are designed to handle  a specific volume or waste per day from the building it is connected to.  Residential systems are built with the number of bedrooms and occupants as the primary factors in calculating the required size of the system.

This is a simplifed version of a septic system.  Visit and click on the education tab for a more thorough explanation.

The septic professionals at All-Clear have years of experience in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, and Hawaii in all aspects of septic engineering, inspection, installation, repair and maintenance! Don’t wait for your septic to fail, call 508-763-4431 today!


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All Clear Septic Title 5 Inspection!

Watch this great video by Kate Lanagan MacGregor from BOLD Moves Real Estate as a technician from All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services performs a Title V Inspection.

All Clear Septic Services performs a detailed and  thorough MA  Title V Inspection.  All of the septic system covers are opened prior to the inspection.  The technician begins by measuring the grade depth of all covers.  The measurement is taken from the top of the tank to the soil surface.  Next the condition of the inlet and outlet pipes is assessed.  The overall liquid level is checked and measurements of the solids at the bottom of the tank and the scum layer at the top are taken.

Next is the evaluation of the condition of the distribution box.  Waste water from the tank is very corrosive and runs through the distribution box.  Over time the concrete may break down due to the corrosive nature of the liquid running through it.  The addition of a filter on the outlet pipe of the tank and/or the addition of a vent on the distribution box are very beneficial in preserving the life of this component.

How can you help prevent this?  Risers installed to bring the tank covers to grade can help.  Having covers to grade makes a routine maintenance program easier.  Instituting a routine maintenance program is very important for the overall health of your septic system.

Luckily for the homeowner in this video, this system passed.  Let us help you develop a routine maintenance program so you will pass your MA Title 5 Inspection.

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Umbrella of Services for all Your Septic Needs!

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December 15, 2014 was a monumental day in the Septic Industry.

Septic Preservation Systems, All Clear Septic and Wastewater Services Inc. joined forces to provide the most comprehensive umbrella of services for all of your Septic needs.

The Mission Statement of the entire company is  “Onsite septic and treatment industry specialists providing the most comprehensive, professional, and courteous service to our customers with integrity and honesty.”

This is Bob Silva,  “I am the Vice President of SPS, and am excited about our acquisition.  Our Vision at Septic Preservation Services is this:

SPS provides comprehensive and complete services to preserve on-sit septic and treatment systems including;  pumping, drain cleaning, grease trap maintenance, testing and engineering services, septic designs, installations, and repairs of any type.”

This is Al Rivet,  “I am the Manager of All Septic and Wastewater Services.  Our Vision statement is this:

To provide expert and courteous service in the on-site septic industry specializing in;  inspections, troubleshooting, and pumping, to you, your customers, your colleagues and your referrals.

Together, this means that whatever your septic needs are, you can find them in one location, serving Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.”

102 West Main St.

Norton, MA 02766