Septic System FAQs Part 3 | Buffalo MN

Failing Minnesota Sewer Systems

Septic System FAQs Part 3 | Buffalo MNFoul Odors could be a telltale Sign of Septic System Failure. Overflowing Toilets or sewer back up are also signs that all is not well with your Septic System. Residential Sewer Treatment operations vary in the level of sophistication and technological advancements. Custom Septic, Inc. (CSI) stays up to date on the latest trends for Buffalo MN area sewers. Our many years of experience in the Sewage Treatment Business gives us a unique perspective on ways to detect Septic System Malfunction before more damage is done. Well built and maintained septic systems are not as likely to fail as a system that has deteriorated due to neglect.


FAQs How to Spot Septic System Malfunction

We may not all agree on politics but I think that we can all agree that a nasty Sewage Mess Inside Your Home is something that we all want to avoid. Its important to watch for signs of trouble before tragedy strikes. Keep reading for Tips to Spot Septic System Malfunction.


  1. What Are Signs of Septic System Failure?

Answer: Know your individual plumbing and septic system and watch for anything outside of normal.

  • Foul Odors, similar to rotten eggs smell
  • Overflowing Toilet
  • Slow Moving Drains in sink, shower or washing machine
  • Sewage Backing Up through drains
  • Soggy, Wet Grass above soil treatment area
  • Algae Growth or Black Slime around septic system
  • Failed Well Water Test showing high levels of contamination
  • Intestinal Disorders among household members
  • Septic Alarm Sounding


  1. What Are Common Causes of Septic Failure?

Answer: A septic system can deteriorate for several different reasons.

  • Overloading Septic System with too much water
  • Neglecting to Pump Out Septic Tank on a regular basis
  • Insufficient size of Septic Tank or Drainfield
  • Poor Septic System Design or Installation
  • Build Up of Grease, Fat or Oil in pipes or tank
  • Using a Garbage Disposal
  • Leaky Faucets, Sinks, Toilets, Water Softener, Shower, etc.
  • Tree Roots in pipes
  • Bacteria Killing Products such as too much antibacterial soaps, bleach, toilet cleaning products and house cleaning products
  • Flushing Garbage down the toilet. Including cigarettes, wet wipes, condoms, tampons, dental floss, kitty litter, flushable wipes, etc.


  1. Who Should I Call for MN Septic System Repairs?

Answer: The first thing to remember is not to panic. Custom Septic, Inc. (CSI) is a Licensed, Bonded and Insured Septic System Repair Contractor with more than 20 years of hands on experience. CSI has an excellent track record with designing, installing and inspecting several different types of MN Residential Sewage Treatment Systems. We stay up to date on education and training for sewer system professionals.


MN Septic System Repair Contractor

Custom Septic, Inc. (CSI) provides Professional and Affordable Solutions for Residential Sewer Treatment. CSI is a Septic System Repair Contractor that cares. We have dealt with numerous Sewage System Malfunctions over the years. But, we understand what a failed septic system means to each of our customers on a personal level. This is why we work so hard to provide a Well Designed, Well Built and Well Maintained sewer system for each and every client. Check out Part 1 and Part 2 of this Septic System FAQ blog series.

In Monticello, St Michael and Buffalo MN, contact Custom Septic, Inc. (CSI) for Residential Sewer System Inspections and Repairs at: (763) 218-4769



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