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What is Title 5?

Title 5 is a piece of the Massachusetts State Environmental Code, which regulates septic systems as well as the moving and disposing of waste.

For more information about Title 5 and Massachusetts State requirements for household septic, check out the MassDEP website.

Do I need a Title 5?

If you are a homeowner looking to buy or sell, dig for a pool, or wanting to remodel or add on to your home, you will need a Title 5 report completed by a qualified inspector.

Our team provides an extensive Title V inspection for homeowners who require it. One of our inspectors will schedule a time to come to your property and conduct a thorough inspection, this typically takes 1-2 hours.

We then generate a report for you which is given to your local town offices. This will give them all the necessary information they need to either pass or fail your property’s Title 5.

If you are in need of a Title 5 inspection, contact us online or call 508-869-6431.

How long is my Title 5 good for?

Title 5 reports are in good standing for 2 years after your inspection. If you have proof of having your septic system pumped each year, your Title 5 may extend to up to 3 years.

How much does a septic system cost?

The cost of a new septic system depends on many variables. The size of your home, the lot and location of your home, and the machines/tools required will all impact your final cost.

MetroWest Septic offers FREE quotes for anyone looking to install or repair a septic tank or full septic system. Click here to fill out our free quote form.

Do I need to hire a landscaper after the job is complete?

No. Whenever a septic solutions requires us to dig, we always finish the job by backfilling any holes or dug up areas, and reseeding the lawn. We always look to leave flowerbeds and other plants undisturbed if possible.

How often should I have my septic tank pumped?

While every tank and house is different, the standard procedure is to have your tank pumped every 1-2 years.

Having your tank pumped regularly can prevent costly repairs and replacements down the road. The cost of regular pumpings is a fraction of the cost it takes to replace or repair your tank.

To schedule a time for your septic tank to be pumped, give us a call at 508-869-6431 or contact us online.

How often should I have my septic system cleaned?

To ensure your septic tank and septic system work properly, you should have your tank cleaned and inspected every two to three years – depending on the size of your family and the age of the septic system.

MetroWest Septic provides quick and easy septic cleaning services that are non-intrusive and stress free to you and your family. Contact us at 508-869-6431 or online to schedule a septic cleaning consultation.

Is it environmentally friendly to have my tank pumped and cleaned?

Yes. The State of Massachusetts gives environmentally friendly guidelines for septic tank pumping and disposal. Title 5 inspections ensure all septic systems are up to code as well.

And remember, always use cleaning products that are biodegradable and do not contain harmful chemicals.

What is a leach field?

Also referred to as a septic drain field, a leach field is a system of perforated pipes that help remove impurities and contaminants from the liquids flowing throw your septic system.

Didn’t find an answer to your question? Just give us a call at 508-869-6431 or click here to ask a septic expert.

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