How Long Do Septic Systems Last?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 Average Lifespan Range of a Septic System

Depending on the quality of your septic system and the level of regular maintenance performed on your system, the average lifespan range of a septic system can range between 15 to 40 years. As most homeowners would prefer that their septic system makes it to the 40-year mark, it’s important to have Custom Septic on your side to ensure that your system remains in tip top shape.

Reasons that your Septic System may not Last as Long

So, you may be asking why some septic systems only last 15 years. That’s not where you want to be as a homeowner, so it’s definitely important to know some of the reasons that your septic system may not last as long as you had originally planned. Some key factors that affect the lifespan of your septic system include:

● The Quality of Materials Used
● Damage from Vehicle Traffic
● Flooding from Groundwater
● Clogging from Tree Roots

Regular Septic System Maintenance Maximizes Lifespan

It should come as no surprise that investing in regular septic system maintenance will help maximize the lifespan of your system. At Custom Septic, we are here to help you with the maintenance of your septic system. We can help you any time there is a repair that is needed on your septic system. Additionally, you can count on us to handle your regular septic system pumping so that it doesn’t overflow. Through our septic system inspection, we can determine specifically any potential damage to your system. Once the damage is identified, we’ll handle the repairs and get your septic system back to full strength.

At Custom Septic, we want the septic systems of all our MN clients to last as long as possible. We understand that a septic system replacement can be costly. The best way to avoid this is to invest in regular septic system maintenance. If you’re shooting to keep your septic system around for 40 years or more, pick up the phone and contact Custom Septic today. From there, we will work to get your septic system in tip top shape, and we’ll keep it that way in the future! Give us a call today at (763) 218-4769 or email to schedule a septic system inspection.