As you can imagine, septic system failure is at best a messy problem, and at worst an expensive and messy problem. Avoiding septic system failure involves knowledge in two key areas: the first is understanding the most common reasons why septic systems fail, and the second is being able to recognize the signs of failure before it happens. Knowledge in these two areas will help keep your septic system in good working order and can help save you money and stress by seeing the signs before failure occurs.
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A well maintained septic system can go for years, perhaps even decades, without giving you a worry. However, a septic system that is neglected, taken for granted, or improperly maintained could result in quite a mess inside or outside your home. Custom Septic, Inc., can help you keep the stink where it belongs by providing you with expert routine septic system maintenance.
We recommend the following as routine maintenance for your home’s septic system:
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.
The property processing process can be fun, exciting and stressful. There’s a lot to think about when determining whether or not a particular property is the right one for you. These decisions go farther than deciding on whether there are enough bedrooms or if you like the upgrades throughout the home. If the property has a septic system, this is another key aspect of the property that you need to be comfortable with. The good news is that our team at Custom Septic, Inc. is a Sherburne County septic inspector that can evaluate the quality of the septic system on the property that you are interested in. If you purchase a home in Sherburne County, Minnesota with a faulty or damaged septic system, that could mean that you’ll be forced to pay thousands of dollars in repairs.
If you’ve seen the movie, Meet the Parents, then it’s likely that you remember the unforgettable scene where Greg flushes the one toilet that was deemed unusable by his soon to be father in law. This scene is the epitome of why septic tank pumping is so important. While Greg did use the faulty toilet, the only person that should be blamed in this matter is the person that didn’t call the septic company in time. At Custom Septic, Inc. in Minnesota, we never want to put you in this sort of pickle. We want our customers
There are many subtle signs that your septic system may not be performing optimally, and that it might be in need of repair – for example, you may notice toilets flushing a bit more slowly than normal, toilets running continuously, or a faint odor inside your bathroom or around your home. More acute symptoms include standing water in your yard, multiple slow draining sinks or tubs or the smell of sewage in and around your home.