As the leaves start to change and the temperatures begin to drop, it’s a clear sign that fall has arrived in Minnesota. While many homeowners are busy preparing their homes for the upcoming colder months, one crucial aspect that often is overlooked is the septic system. Proper septic system maintenance is essential year-round, but there are specific tasks you should undertake as we enter the fall season. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some essential tips to ensure your septic system is ready for the autumn months in Big Lake, MN.
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Owning a home means routine maintenance and period repairs. However, nothing can quite prepare you for a major septic system problem. That is a different level of home maintenance. Your septic system is responsible for treating the waste materials from your home’s bathrooms, kitchen, washing machine and other plumbing fixtures. Your septic system will collect wastewater and allow it to separate into three different materials – scum, effluent, and sludge.
Every year in the U.S., nearly 1.3 million homes are constructed annually; roughly 2% or 35,000 of those were in Minnesota and approximately 30 percent rely on septic tanks to treat wastewater, leading to approximately 10,500 new home builds that need septic systems for wastewater management – likely including yours! When designing and building new residential systems there are various factors to keep in mind; we have provided this list as some frequently asked questions (FAQs).
There are some problems that come up in or around your home that you can take your time to repair. There are other problems that you cannot wait to repair. Septic system problems are definitely one thing that needs to be taken care of ASAP. How do you know if you have a septic system problem? Here are some common signs of you can look for. If you notice one or more of these signs, it is time to reach out to a professional septic system repair company…
Your septic system is a critical part of your home. There are many important advantages of a septic system. It can save you money over time, it is better for the environment, it is low maintenance, and it will last for many years. In fact, you can expect most septic systems to last between 20 and 30 years. If you live on a property with a septic system, you may wonder how you will know when it is time for your septic system to be replaced. Custom Septic Inc. can help you make that determination before your current system gives you major problems.
At Custom Septic, we often get asked by our clients the question of how long their septic system will last. Unfortunately, that is not as simple an answer as one may think. In similar fashion, the life expectancy of a septic system is dependent on how it is maintained by its owner. The more regular maintenance performed on your septic system, the greater lifespan for your septic system. When it comes to your septic system maintenance needs, make sure you have your septic system inspected and pumped every 3 years. If fact, most counties and cities require proof that regular maintenance has been completed.