Prepare Sewage System for Minnesota WinterSewer System Autumn Preparation

Colorful leaves are falling from trees as they ready themselves for winter dormancy. Unfortunately, your Sewage Treatment System doesn’t get to take a break. It works hard all year round. Northern Minnesota’s frigid winters can take a toll on septic systems that have not been properly maintained and prepared for freezing temperatures. This is the perfect time to have sewer systems checked out by a Licensed Septic Professional like Custom Septic Inc. (CSI) to see if there is anything that needs to be done before winter. The North Country has been known to have extreme cold that causes sewer systems to Freeze Up. Proper Installation and Good Maintenance may Prevent Frozen Sewer Systems.


Proper Installation and Maintenance

Septic Systems that have recently been installed by an Experienced Minnesota Sewer Contractor should not be prone to freezing. Proper Installation is very important for making sure that all components are protected from the freezing cold climate. Good Maintenance helps to Prevent Septic System Freeze Up. Make sure to have the septic tank pumped by a septic contractor if needed. An Inspection will let you know if pumping is necessary.


Prevent Freezing by Insulating

Maintaining adequate ground cover all year will provide good protection and Insulation from the cold. As winter approaches its wise to look at other ways to provide Good Insulation to Prevent Freezing inside of the Septic Tank, Pipes and Drain Field.

  • Allow grass to grow extra long on top of the septic system
  • Put a layer of organic material such as hay, mulch, straw or leaves over the septic system (8” to 12” deep)
  • Leave snow covering on top of septic tank and drainfield


Keep Sewer Pipe From Freezing

Sewer Pipes can freeze up if water is trickling through during a very cold spell. Ice can build up and prevent sewage from passing through. The following tips can help to Keep Septic Pipes from Freezing.

  • Repair leaks in faucets
  • Wash dishes with a dishwasher
  • Enjoy a hot shower or warm bath
  • Do a load of laundry using warm to hot water
  • Run warm water through the pipes regularly


Minnesota Licensed Septic Professional

Custom Septic Inc. (CSI) is here to help Northern Minnesota residents with Individual Sewer Systems. We provide services backed by more than 19 years of experience as a MN Licensed Septic Professional. Septic Inspections and Repairs may be needed to have your septic system operating without Frozen Septic Pipes, Septic Tank Freeze Ups or Freezing Drainfield. Always remember to do good septic maintenance to Prevent Frozen Sewer Systems in the MN North Country.

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

Custom Septic Inc. (CSI) serves the Twin Cities and Northern Minnesota.