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Tips For First-Time Owners Of Septic Systems

Tips For First-Time Owners Of Septic SystemsMoving can be an exciting time, whether you’re moving for a job outside your home, upgrading to a larger house for your family, or downsizing for empty nesters. But there are some key distinctions to consider when transitioning from a home with a sewer system to one with a septic tank.

Maintaining and repairing a sewer system is the responsibility of the homeowner. To do this, it’s essential to know where your septic tank is situated and when it was last pumped. Furthermore, gauge how large the tank is and create an effective maintenance plan.

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Septic vs. City Sewer: What’s the Difference?

Septic vs. City Sewer: What’s the Difference?Water systems are often pre-determined, leaving homeowners with no choice. However, many cities and towns across the state have been installing sewer lines to extend a public sewer system to residents. This is a good time to convert a septic system to public sewer systems. Make sure you are familiar with both the pros and cons of each option. Custom Septic can help you make the right decision and convert your Minnesota home from a septic to sewer system.

System design: Your septic system functions completely independently. It filters and treats waste in the tank and drain field, then the process repeats itself. All maintenance and repair work are also done on your property, whereas the local municipality controls sewer systems.

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Can the Septic System In My House Freeze This Winter?

Can the Septic System In My House Freeze This Winter?The answer is, “absolutely, yes.” Anyone 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 NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), the frost line can be up to 100 inches deep in the northern parts of 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

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Tips To Ensure Your Septic System Is Not Overwhelmed This Holiday Season

Tips To Ensure Your Septic System Is Not Overwhelmed This Holiday SeasonWith millions of Americans rushing around to prepare for the Christmas season, it can be easy to overlook some of the systems at our own homes. Not many people think twice about having all the in-laws over for the holidays, cooking up big meals, etc., but extra people and usage will mean increased stress and strain on your toilets, showers, and other water resources, putting a strain on your septic system this season. Is your system able to withstand this extra usage? Perhaps. The team at Custom Septic in Minnesota want you to be as prepared as you can, to avoid any catastrophic events with septic or sewage this season!

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Preparing Your Septic System For The Winter In Minnesota

Preparing Your Septic System For The Winter In MinnesotaSeptic systems are not unlike standard plumbing systems and are therefore prone to freezing during the winter months. The design of septic systems means that the wastewater stays on the property and as such, you don’t only have to worry about supply lines freezing, but the drain lines freezing. Because digging underground during the frozen weather is more labor intensive, the septic professionals at Custom Septic offer some advice for being proactive this season.

Drain field protection: Your drain field is located out in your yard, and to prevent it from freezing

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Septic System Emergencies Around Big Lake

Septic System Emergencies Around Big LakeSeptic systems are out of sight, and unfortunately, for most people, oftentimes out of mind… until it’s too late. Many homeowners don’t consider having any pro-active repair work on their septic systems and as such, emergencies arise. How quickly the problem is attended to can result in the difference between having a system that can be repaired and having a system which now requires replacement. As you might imagine, repairs can cost thousands of dollars less than replacement options. Knowing how to tell when your system is in distress and what to do when these signs become evident can help keep your septic system working as efficiently as it can.

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