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Septic System Precautions For The Holidays

Septic System Precautions For The HolidaysThe holidays often put added strain on septic systems. From extra cooking to extra guests, there are a variety of issues that can cause septic tank overload, drains backing up, or clogged pipes. Following are a few tips that Custom Septic suggests to help prepare your septic system for the holiday season.

The recommended duration between septic tank pumping depends on the tank’s size, the number of occupants in the home, and the size of the house. A general recommendation is to pump once

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Septic System Maintenance In Loreto MN

Septic System Maintenance In Loreto MNWhen your septic system is working like it should, you may barely even think about it daily. It is wonderful when things around your home are working as they should. However, routine maintenance is a key part of keeping things working as they should on a regular basis and preventing major problems from occurring. Regular septic system maintenance is no different. The team at Custom Septic can complete

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Professional Septic System Services

Local Certified Septic System Inspector Near MeThere are some home improvement jobs that can easily be completed by a homeowner or someone who is handy, and there are other jobs that should be left to a professional. Septic system problems are serious, potentially messy, and unsanitary and should be handled by a professional septic system repair company with experience, tools and protective gear necessary to do the job right. Custom Septic Inc. is a licensed and experienced septic system company located in Big Lake, Minnesota. We service clients in a fifty-mile radius and have more than two decades of experience in this business.

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101 On Septic Tank Additives

101 On Septic Tank AdditivesA septic tank’s purpose is to keep solids and grease from entering/clogging your drain field. Because there are some objects that cannot be broken down by the bacteria in your tank, they settle at the bottom. For proper septic system maintenance, it is recommended that you pump your tank every three to five years. In lieu of doing regular pumping however, people have turned to septic tank additives – products that break down inorganic materials. People flock to these products when there is a drain blockage. While there is much debate on whether these are beneficial or harmful to your septic tank, you need to know what they are and what their functions are. There are a few different types of septic tank additives that you can buy at your local hardware store

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Why The Sink Drain Smells Bad

Why The Sink Drain Smells BadA properly maintained residential septic tank should never smell. That means a bad odor inside the home or near the leach field is not a good sign. Smelly septic tanks are a result of the presence of gasses in the system, including hydrogen sulfide, carbon dioxide and methane. The pH levels in these gasses are too acidic for the microorganisms in the tank to digest the organic matter, causing the tank to smell. Not only are these odors unpleasant, but a high concentration of a combination of these gasses can be explosive or even toxic. If you are smelling this oder, it needs to be addressed ASAP. Luckily, septic tank odors may be remedied relatively easily using a few common household products.

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Preventing A Frozen Septic System

Preventing A Frozen Septic SystemAnyone who deals with harsh winters and has a septic tank should know that when temperatures dip, conditions can lead to a frozen septic tank. According to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the frost line can be up to 100 inches deep in northern Minnesota. Depending on the depth of septic pipes and depth of frost, your septic pipes, tank, or soil treatment system can freeze. Although most septic systems are buried deep enough underground to avoid freezing, there are elements of a septic system that can freeze.

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