Depending on the amount of use, your septic system should be pumped and cleaned every two to three years. If you fail to get your septic system pumped every few years, costly damage can occur.
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Is there a septic system on the property of a home that you’ve fallen in love with and would like to buy? Well, before you commit to this large investment in full, it’s critical that you have our Minnesota septic system professionals at Custom Septic take a thorough look at the septic system. If you are building a new home on a vacant lot and you are in need of a new septic system, we’ve got you covered as well.
Septic system replacement can be very expensive. If the septic system on the property you are interested in is damaged, you’ll then be able to make an informed decision as to whether or not to move forward with the home purchase. Additionally, you may be able to incorporate the septic system repair costs into your purchase negotiations.
All too often, home and business owners call their septic company in an emergency. Calling for an immediate repair while you are in a frenzy is never good for the nerves. At Custom Septic, we are here for all of your emergency septic system needs. We recognize that when things are going wrong, you need someone there fast to get the job done. However, we want to do more for our clients than be a phone call away. Many septic issues that end in an emergency are all preluded by several warning signs that your septic system needs to be serviced. At Custom Septic, we want to give you common reasons and signs that your septic system could be on the fritz. Being more aware of these signs can help save you stress, time and money, prevent those ghastly emergencies and increase the life of your current septic system.
Ooh, that Smell! No, we aren’t talking about Lynyrd Skynyrd here! We are talking about all of the strong and smelly odors that your septic system can give as a warning sign that something is going wrong. As your olfactory nerve takes to an investigation, let us know exactly where you smell it. Is it in your toilet? Could it be outside near that septic tank? Is your garbage disposal stinking up your kitchen?
The decision to build a house is one of the biggest and most financially consequential decisions most of us will make. It is very common for people who decide to build a home to realize that they must make some concessions because of cost. Reality causes them to chip away at their dream home, and the reasons can vary wildly: increased costs, issues with contractors, unexpected expenses, etc. However, some aspects of building a home are so fundamental and important that they should never be looked at as a corner-cutting possibility. Your home’s septic system is one example.
One of the most undesirable problems for a homeowner would have to be a septic system malfunction. When a septic system is working well, you (and your neighbors) are likely to never even notice it. But when a problem develops, it is hard not to notice. The gases that escape from a malfunctioning septic system are unpleasant at best, and overwhelming at worst. Fortunately, there are some steps that you can take to ensure that your septic system will remain in good working order. Any system can develop problems that need repair. But until that happens, you can do your part to provide good care for your septic system by understanding its limitations better.