Septic System Maintenance TipsIf you have a septic system on your property, it cannot be ignored. This septic system is a vital part of your property and regular maintenance on your septic system is something that you should commit to. That’s where building a relationship with our septic experts at Custom Septic comes in handy. We specialize in offering septic system maintenance services so that you can maximize the lifespan of your septic system, while also avoiding costly repairs down the road. There are some important septic system maintenance tips that our crew has picked up over the 20 plus years that we’ve been working on septic systems that we’d like to share with our clients.

Annual Inspections Are Key

Even though you may believe your septic system is in working order, do you really know? That’s why getting on schedule with our staff for an annual septic system inspection is a good idea. Through this inspection, we’ll be able to keep a close eye on your septic system and identify any potential red flags each year.

Watch What You Flush

There should only be two things that get flushed down your septic system. Human waste and toilet paper are the only things that can effectively make its way down your septic drains. If other items are flushed down the drain, you could cause issues with your system down the road. The septic additives and cleaners that some companies push their clients to invest in have not been proven to be effective. In fact, there’s a greater likelihood that these additives will do more harm than good.

Be Careful With Rust Filtration Systems

Over the last three years, our team has found that some rust filtration systems that our clients have been using to purge the septic system have actually been plugging up septic drain fields in 1 to 3 years. This has caused them to have to be replaced. So, if you have a purge type rust filtration system, it is critical that you reroute the line to go out onto your lawn or you can switch your system to a disposable filter so that the drain field doesn’t fail.

Don’t Forget To Pump And Clean

We recommend that you get your septic system pumped and cleaned every 2 to 3 years. This will help ensure that your system is in great working condition and will clear your system of all the muck, residue and filth buildup.

If you have a septic system on your property, it is important to keep these septic system maintenance tips in mind. The best way to make sure that your septic system stays in working order is to partner with our dedicated team at Custom Septic. Give us a call today at (763) 218-4769 or email