Septic Failure in MNAt Custom Septic, we have seen it all. We have seen everything from the unbelievably clean septic system to the nastiest, smelliest septic failure that has flooded the yard and beyond. Through our experience, training and expertise, we have specialized knowledge when it comes to septic failures. Septic systems don’t all of a sudden erupt one day like a volcano laying dormant for years. There are many different factors leading to a failed system. At Custom Septic, we want all of our customers to be educated on septic failure signs. Interested in learning what to look for? Knowing when to call our experts can save you both money and a whole lot of clean up time. And trust us…septic sytem clean-up is not for the faint of heart.

Common Reasons For Septic Failure

As said before, we have seen the extremes of both clean and disastrous. One of the largest reasons for septic failure has to be the lack of septic maintenance. Septic maintenance can be the make or break of any septic system. If you aren’t maintaining your system, you can expect it to inevitably fail or overflow. Other septic failures include overusing water, having an extremely old system, not having a large enough tank or drainage field, continuous running of toilets, dropping sinks, and then there’s the inevitable garbage disposal. No matter what anyone may say or how much you love them, garbage disposals will ruin your septic system. It’s just a matter of when.

Signs Of Septic Failure

So how do you know what’s happening when these common reasons occur? Most every septic system will give you signs. The most subtle sign comes from simply seeing a higher volume of weed and algae growth near the septic system. Natural fertilizer, anyone? Other signs may include strong and smell odors, soggy soil, standing water, bad smells coming from the piping, sewage backing up into the home, slow flushing or drainage, failing well water tests or even the septic tank alarm going off.

If you begin to hear or see any of those signs, it’s time to call Custom Septic right away. Don’t wait another minute. Afterall, time is money. How much are you willing to risk? One of our professionals will be happy to evaluate the issue and determine if a repair needs to be done. For all of your septic maintenance, repair and services, call our specialists here today at Custom Septic. For more information, give us a call today at (763) 218-4769 or email