Care And Maintenance For Long Lasting Septic System

  If you are like many Andover, MN homeowners, you have your own Onsite Sewage Treatment System. This is a very important but often overlooked asset. Having your septic system in good working order is vital to the health of your family and the environment. You need an experienced and Licensed Septic Professional like Brad Krotzer from Custom Septic Inc. (CSI), to Inspect your system and help with ongoing care and maintenance. But, there are things that you should be doing to maintain the Health of your Septic System and keep it working worry-free for many years. A small investment of your time and money will save you from Very Costly Repairs.

 Caring For Individual Septic System

For a septic system to do its job properly and Treat Wastewater, it requires some care and attention. Human waste contains Bacteria, Parasites and Viruses. Your septic system acts as a Mini Treatment Plant that uses Bacteria to break down and treat the waste before releasing into the ground water. Here are some things that you should be doing to help your individual septic system to perform properly.

  • Have your Septic Tank and Leach Field Inspected every 2 years by a Licensed Septic Professional
  • Have your Septic Tank Pumped every 2 to 3 years, depending on tank size and household usage.
  • Keep Drainfield free of Roots by cutting down large trees and shrubs that grow nearby.
  • Never Drive or place something heavy on top of your septic system.
  • Use Filters on your Washing Machine to trap lint and keep it from entering the septic tank.
  • Avoid Flushing or Dumping down the drain, any non-biodegradable items or chemicals.
  • Only Flush Human Waste and septic safe toilet paper.
  • Avoid Overuse of Antibacterial soaps and cleansers.
  • Resist using a Garbage Disposal – or at least limit use.
  • Spread out Laundry loads throughout the week.
  • Don’t use Bleach more than necessary.
  • Fix Leaky Pipes and Toilets.
  • Install Energy Efficient Toilets, Showerheads and Faucets.
  • Grow Low Maintenance grasses and plantings on top of septic system to help with erosion problems.

 Keep Maintenance Records On Septic System

It is wise to always keep records and information on your septic sewage system. You want to keep track of Inspections, Pumping, Filter Maintenance, Location of septic tank, drainfield and filters. Good record keeping will alert you to small problems be for they become big – costly problems. Knowing where your septic system is located will help you avoid causing problems by Building, Parking, Planting or Digging above your system.

 Custom Septic Inspections And Installations

 Custom Septic Inc. (CSI) has maintained a great reputation in the septic business for over 17 Years. The owner, Brad Krotzer, believes in giving each septic job his personal attention. Brad is Licensed and Certified with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA).


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