Septic Filters Are Required For Protection

A septic filter is now a requirement in newer Coon Rapids, MN septic systems. The septic filter has a screen that prevents solids from exiting the tank and harming your drainfield. Many older systems can be retrofitted to add an effluent screen. If you have a pump system, the septic filter will also keep larger items from reaching your pump tank and costing you Expensive Repairs.

Never Ignore Your Septic Alarm Signal

Septic system filters are equipped with an Alarm that alerts Coon Rapids, MN homeowners of possible problems with their septic filter or septic tank. If your septic filter alarm signals, Stop Using Water and call a licensed Septic System Professional. Identifying the problem quickly, can save you lots of money on costly septic system repairs.

Most Common Reasons For Septic Filter Alarm Signal

  • Loss of Power by a breaker
  • Stuck Pump Float
  • Failed Pump
  • Plugged Filter

Maintenance Of Septic Filters In Coon Rapids MN

Newer septic system filters and alarms are much improved and relatively inexpensive but can really save you money in the long run. They are made of polyurethane material and can last many years with regular maintenance. Your filter should be checked at least every 6 months depending on usage. Cleaning the septic filter can be a messy job that can be done by a septic system professional or you can do it yourself.

Steps To Cleaning Septic Filters

If you opt to clean the screen on the septic filter yourself, here are steps for Coon Rapids MN homeowners to follow for completing the job safely.

  1.  NEVER ENTER the septic tank for any reason!
  2. Put on Waterproof, Disposable Gloves and Safety Glasses.
  3. Septic Filter is located on the inside of the outgoing side of your septic tank. Lift Up Manhole Cover or look inside PVC Inspection Pipe.
  4. Pull up and Remove Filter.
  5. Remove Screen from its casing.
  6. Use a Garden Hose to spray off the screen – holding it above the manhole cover or place it in a 5 gallon bucket.
  7. Return the Screen to its original casing.
  8. Dump contents of bucket into the septic tank. Add less than ¼ cup of bleach to the bucket and rinse several times – dumping into septic tank.
  9. Secure Manhole Cover.
  10. Dispose of gloves and wash hands with hot water and soap. Launder any contaminated clothing in hot water.

Washing Filter

*Note: If you have a pump tank, you might have a basket-type pump vault. It will be located at the bottom of the pump tank. This type of septic filter ­should only be cleaned by a licensed septic professional, such as Brad Krotzer at Custom Septic Inc. (CSI). DO NOT try to maintain it yourself.

More information on Septic Filters & Filter Alarms and Maintenance can be found at University of Minnesota Extension by following the link below.


Schedule Maintenance And Cleaning Of Your Septic Filter

Regular Maintenance is Crucial for the Health and Longevity of your Coon Rapids, MN septic system. To save yourself the messy job of cleaning the septic filter yourself, contact Brad Krotzer at Custom Septic Inc. (CSI). Brad has over 17 Years of Experience in the septic business. He believes in hands-on service and is Certified, Licensed, Bonded and Insured.

Custom Septic Inc. (CSI) is Licensed, Bonded and Insured.


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