Maine Septic Repair….now that saves money!!!!
Today was a good day for our first client. She thought she needed a new septic system since the house was constructed in the early seventies. We spent a half hour tracing out the effluent lines and found a collasped distribution box and the baffle was gone in the septic tank. We found the original leach field to be intact and it appeared that no wastewater had ever been in the system. So rather than replace the field we prescribed replacing the distribution box and adding a baffle to the septic tank. That will be a $500 repair verses $8000. That is a good deal and we are glad to find the easy answers if at all possible. If you have Maine septic systems issues please call us at 800-244-2493. We always offer free consultation at Maine Site Evaluations, LLC.
By Mark A. Truman
White Knight Microbial Inoculator Generator
Posted in septic with tags Enviro-septic, Geoflow, Infiltrator, leachfield, Maine site evaluation, septic alternative, septic bioremediation, septic system, White Knight Microbial Inoculator generator, White Knight septic, White Knight septic system on June 13, 2010 by mainesiteevaluations
Septic Bio Remediation!
Yes it is possible and we do it every day. With the patented IOS-500TM inoculums (bacteria) and an easily installed media in a septic tank we are able to grow and generate microorganisms that possess the proven ability to recover organically clogged leachfields. It is so effective that the Maine Division of Environmental Health has granted the White Knight Septic System a 50% reduction in leachfield size allowing upgraded septic systems at sensitive sites such as seasonal camps with limited area while improving the quality of wastewater returning to the environment.
Significant reductions in Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) and Total Suspended Solids (TSS) of 80% or greater and 50% or greater reduction in Total Nitrogen are typically achieved. We at Maine Site Evaluations, LLC are excited to be able to offer this wastewater technology to help preserve and improve the water quality we are so fortunate to have in this great state of Maine. The patented strain of bacteria that we use was developed to remediate oil-fouled soil by the petroleum industry and you will see a form of the White Knight System working along the Gulf of Mexico for many years to come helping to clean up the present oil mess we see today. Similar materials such as fats, oil and grease clog failing septic systems and can be remediated to restore the soils natural drainage ability.
We have found that some of the newer septic system devices such as Enviro-Septic, Geoflow and Infiltrator units tend to clog at a faster rate than conventional systems and they are great candidates for remediation with the White Knight Septic System which is a cost effective and environmentally sound alternative to leachfield replacement. We always offer free consultation so if you are considering your septic system alternatives we would be glad to talk to you toll free at 800-244-2493 or visit us at MaineSiteEvaluations.com.
By Mark A. Truman
Maine Real Estate
Posted in septic with tags Maine Real Estate, replacement septic design, septic, septic design, septic system, septic system inspection on June 8, 2010 by mainesiteevaluations
If you have had a Maine real estate transaction where the septic system inspection has failed and need a quick turn-around on a replacement septic design give us a call. It is what we do and call if you have any questions 229-7482 anytime. Thank you. Mark A. Truman
Always Free Consultation
By Mark Truman
Overboard Discharge Program
Posted in septic with tags Maine Site Evaluations, overboard discharge System, Remove overboard discharge system on May 13, 2010 by mainesiteevaluations
If you are licensed by the Department of Environmental Protection for the discharge of wastewater to waters in the State of Maine you are required to have your property evaluated for the prospect of discontinuing that overboard discharge system upon license renewal or at the time of property transfer. DEP requires that a designed replacement system, if feasible, be installed within 90 days of the transfer and the new owner will be responsible for that installation. These sites tend to be difficult to work with since they did not meet the minimum conditions for installing on-site septic systems with the rules that were in effect at that time. Several new technologies and treatment methods have greatly expanded the possible alternatives that might be employed to remove the overboard discharge system while not degrading the land or water quality as a result. At Maine Site Evaluations, LLC we consider all the options including the financial ones when performing our site evaluation. We urge owners of these systems to start as early as possible in this evaluation process to meet the deadlines that DEP will attach to the license renewal process. We offer free consultation on any septic issue so please don’t hesitate to call us at 800-244-2493. Navigate to our website at www.MaineSiteEvaluations.com and you will find links to the DEP site where you can find everything you need to know about your overboard discharge system.
By Mark Truman
Repairing Failed Septic Systems
Posted in septic with tags failed septic system, Geoflow, Maine septic, Maine septic system, Maine site evaluation, Presby Enviro-septic, septic, White Knight Microbial Inoculator generator on April 26, 2010 by mainesiteevaluations
The White Knight Microbial Inoculator Generator installed in your septic tank is guaranteed to repair failed systems within 12 months or you get a 100% refund. We inspect all Maine septic systems to determine the cause of failure and all components are checked for integrity. From our 33 years of Maine septic work we have discovered that sometimes only simple repairs are required to extend the useful life of a septic system and some of the newer plastic chambers like Infiltrators and tube systems, like Presby Enviro-Septic and Geo-flows with premature failure can be remediated easily with the White Knight. Not all systems are White Knight System candidates, but you won’t know unless you call us. We give you all the options and suggest the best action for your situation. And all this is free because we always offer free consultations on any Maine septic issue at Maine Site Evaluations, LLC. 800-244-2493
By Mark Truman
Federal Aid Programs for Maine Disaster Recovery
Posted in Uncategorized with tags FEMA aid, Maine Disaster Recovery, Maine site evaluation, septic aid on April 21, 2010 by mainesiteevaluations
Follow this link if your septic system or well were damaged by recent storms.
What’s that in the backyard?
Posted in Uncategorized with tags Maine site evaluation, replacement septic system, septic, site evaluation, soil test on March 2, 2010 by mainesiteevaluations
It often happens this time of year. The snow melts and this wet area appears that wasn’t there last fall. Is it moles? Did something alien fall out of the sky? Anything but a failing septic system we hope. Usually the snow melt and these rain storms we’ve had exacerbates the situation and may lessen in severity as the soil warms with the season but it is an indication that the disposal area is forming a clogging mat that may result in a non-functioning system in the very near future. That’s when you hire a site evaluator to check out the system and if needed, to design a replacement disposal system. This is the first step so you have a plan that you can get priced out by a septic installer. At Maine Site Evaluations, LLC we spend considerable time investigating all the options. We are more than glad to find the easy fix if so warranted and we can suggest other cost effective alternatives for your consideration. Septic systems do have a useful life span and if yours is twenty years old, unfortunately, it may be time to replace that alien thing in the backyard. We are available at 800-244-2493 or www.MaineSiteEvaluations.com
By Mark Truman
Mark A Truman, Site Evaluator
Maine Site Evaluations LLC
We have been designing septic systems in Maine since 1977. We offer expert, cost effective solutions to your residential or commercial wastewater disposal issues.