When it comes to home improvements, you probably don’t want to have to spend a lot of money on your septic system, right? You would much rather spend the money renovating your kitchen or master bathroom. The truth is, however, if your septic system fails, it can be an extremely costly repair that will prevent you from being able to do other projects around your home financially. That’s why teaming up with our team at Custom Septic is such a great idea. We’re your trusted MN septic professionals that will help you maximize the life of your septic system so that you don’t have to worry about potential costly repairs down the road.
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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?
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.
By choosing to live in a cold state like MN, there are some extra precautions that homeowners need to take to ensure that the cold weather doesn’t negatively impact their home. For those MN homeowners on a septic system, our team at Custom Septic often gets asked the question, will my septic system freeze? The good news is that most of the time the answer is no, but there are definitely some things to keep in mind during the cold months each year.
The good news for MN homeowners that have a septic system is that water is able to hold a large amount of heat. As long as the water is used daily, it is very rare for a septic system to freeze. Even in the coldest temperatures that we experience during the winter months
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.