Septic System Flooding Concerns

Snowmelt Over Septic System East BethelLast week’s heavy snowfall is quickly melting away. As the snow melts it raises concerns about Septic System Flooding in East Bethel and nearby Minnesota communities. At CSI Custom Septic, Inc. our team is equipped to assist with problems caused by a Frozen, Clogged or Flooded Septic System. Luckily, ponding water from rain or snowmelt will not cause Septic System Failure in most cases. It is important to know what Warning Signs to look for in order to mitigate to problem very quickly. A Septic Inspection is the best way to see what is going on.


Should I Be Worried About Septic System Flooding?

Warm water that is added into the Septic Tank from hot showers, laundry or dishwasher can actually affect the rate at which the snow melts away. The depth at which the septic tank is buried can influence how much heat rises to the surface above. Heat rising up to ground level can be a good sign that bacteria inside of the septic tank is adequately breaking down solids.


Rain | Snow Melt | Spring Thaw Flood

During Heavy Rain or Spring Thaw the soil can become completely saturated. Since a Septic System Works through a process of Absorption and Evaporation, overly saturated soil cannot Decontaminate Sewage. Your septic system can be overburdened and begin to show signs of failure.


Warning Signs of Failing Septic System

Even though Melted Snow will most likely not be cause for concern, you should still pay attention to Warning Signs That Your Septic System Has Failed.

  • Foul Odors
  • Soft, Mushy Ground
  • Gurgling Toilet
  • Overflowing Toilet
  • Slow Moving Drains
  • Septic Alarm Sounding


Conserve Water During Heavy Snowmelt

A good way to minimize the affects of large amounts of snow melting in a short amount of time is to Conserve Water Usage. Be aware of the amount of water that flows into the septic tank. The following Water Conservation Techniques can help to offset flooding coming from outside influences.

  • Take shorter showers
  • Put off doing multiple back to back loads of laudry
  • Limit the use of garbage disposals
  • Run dishwasher only when full
  • Repair leaky faucets
  • Only flush toilet when necessary
  • Direct all water run-off away from septic system components


Licensed Septic System Contractor

Of course the best way to Prevent Septic System Problems is to keep up with regular Inspections and Maintenance. Always have Septic System Repairs done by a Licensed Septic Contractor including CSI Custom Septic, Inc. Spring is just around the corner. Now is a good time to call and schedule your septic inspection before the threat of Spring Flooding is here.

In East Bethel, MN contact Custom Septic, Inc. (CSI) for a Free Estimate on Septic System Repairs and Inspections by calling: 763-218-4769