SepticSmart_logo_reflectedThe EPA Has Declared September 22-26, 2014 SepticSmart Week

With nearly 1 in 4 of all American households depending on a Septic System to treat wastewater, it is vital that systems work properly. Failure to maintain an individual sewage treatment system can result in a Public Health Hazard, Environmental Damage and Costly Repairs. Consult with your Licensed Septic Professional for a septic system inspection and for the latest information on how St. Cloud, MN homeowners can keep their own septic systems healthy for many years to come.

Watch for our Blog titled SepticSmart Week Part 2 where we cover Septic System Maintenance and Failure Signs.

Educate Yourself On Septic Systems

The National Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set out to educate homeowners on proper septic system maintenance and awareness. Resources are available to learn more about your own septic system from the basics, to important maintenance and failure signs. Additional information on Septic System Maintenance, Designs, Installation, Failure Signs and Repairs are available on our Custom Septic, Inc. (CSI) website. Click on the links to be directed to page.

Septic System Basics

A Septic System is an underground treatment structure that uses nature and technology to safely treat household wastewater from bathrooms, kitchens and laundry. Your typical septic sewage system includes an underground septic tank, a drainfield or soil absorption field.

  1. Water from your home travels through a pipe into the septic tank.
  2. The septic tank is a water-tight container that is buried underground. This tank holds the wastewater and allows it to separate. Sludge sinks to the bottom of the tank and Scum floats on the top.
  3. Effluent is the name for the liquid wastewater that exits the tank into the drainfield or leach field.
  4. Wastewater is then percolated in the soil where harmful bacteria is removed naturally.

How To Find The Septic System On Your Property

You know that you probably have a an individual septic system if you use water from a well, are not charged for sewer on your water bill, your waterline does not have a meter and other homes in your neighborhood have a septic system. Finding the septic system on your property can be done a few different ways.

  • Look for drawings from when your home was built
  • Check for manhole covers, lids or sewer pipes in your yard
  • Call a Licensed Septic Inspector like Brad Krotzer at Custom Septic, Inc. to locate it for you

Septic Professional Could Save You Thousands Of Dollars

SepticSmart Week is a great time to learn more about your own St. Cloud, MN area septic system. Having a Compliance Inspection is a great way to determine the health and sustainability of a septic system. Our website has information on the Maintenance of your own sewage treatment system, as well as Failure Signs. Learning the Care Do’s and Don’ts and having your septic tank pumped on a regular basis can save you Thousands of Dollars on Repair or Replacement of your very important septic system.

Contact Brad Krotzer at Custom Septic Inc. (CSI) for Licensed Septic System Inspections, Installation, Design, Repair and Maintenance. Brad has over 17 years of experience in the septic business.

Custom Septic Inc. (CSI) is Licensed, Bonded and Insured. Serving the Twin Cities Metro area and Northern Minnesota.

Contact Custom Septic, Inc. (CSI) for a Free Estimate at 763-218-4769