Thaw Out Frozen Septic Systems the Right Way
The latest deep freeze is on its way to Minnesota. This seasons sparse snow coverage may lead to problems such as a Frozen Septic System. The lack of snow, coupled with freezing temperatures can cause Sewer Pipes to Freeze Up resulting in an unfortunate situation for Corcoran MN homeowners. The state has approximately half a million Individual Septic Systems mainly in rural communities. MPCA Certified Septic Professionals have solutions to Thaw Out Frozen Drains, Septic Tanks, Sewer Pipes and Drain Fields. Take it from Custom Septic, Inc. (CSI), the last thing you want to do is cause more harm to the system by doing the wrong thing. If your home is served by a city sewer system then contact your local municipality.
Avoid Septic System Freeze Ups
The best cure for a Septic System Freeze Up is to avoid the situation in the first place. In years with little snowfall, sewer pipes, drainfields and septic tanks are left somewhat exposed and vulnerable. By adding lots of additional insulation such as hay, straw or mulch, a homeowner can reduce the risk of pipes freezing up. Frequently running hot water through the household drains will also help to keep the sewer pipes clear of ice buildup. Be sure to fix drippy faucets also.
How to Know if Sewage System may be Frozen
If you are noticing any of the following Signs Your Sewer System is Frozen then seek help from a septic professional or plumber.
- Flooding floor drains
- Shower drains backing up
- Sewage backing up into home
- Smells emminating from drains
- Toilets that flush slower than normal or water rises
Thawing Sewer Line – What to Do
The cold weather freeze threat for Sewage Pipes and even Septic Tanks and Drainfields can be a real headache for unsuspecting Minnesota residents. If your individual septic system has been victim to a freezing then you may want to try some of the following Solutions for Thawing Sewer Lines:
- Call in the professionals to prevent further damage
- Turn off electric pump (if equipped with one)
- Stop running water
- Repair water leaks and leaky plumbing fixtures
- Schedule a pumper truck to empty out the tank if drainfield is frozen
- Do laundry and showers elsewhere until the problem is fixed
- Septic professionals may use tools such as steamers, tank heaters, high pressure jets and heat tape that can help solve the problem quickly
MPCA Certified Septic Professional
Contact Custom Septic Inc. (CSI) for professional help with Individual Septic Systems in the Hanover and Corcoran MN area. We are a well respected and trusted sewer contractor located in MN and Big Lake MN. As a MPCA Certified Septic Professional, Custom Septic, Inc. (CSI) is qualified to do Septic Repairs and Septic Compliance Inspections among other things.
Contact Custom Septic, Inc. (CSI) at (763) 218-4769 or (218) 564-5800. Providing excellent service to Minnesota since 1996.