Look for Symptoms of a Septic System Problem
Problems with your sewage treatment system can be quite messy and expensive if left not repaired early. In Part 1 of this 2 Part series on Septic System Problems we took a closer look at Sewage Backup or Failed Drains. In this Part 2 blog we will concentrate on problems occurring in or around your Drainfield or Absorption Field area on your Albertville, MN property. Problems may include clogs, filtering issues or high water in spring.
Problem #2 Soggy or Swampy Drain Field Area
Septic System Malfunction can occur out in your yard and where there may be seepage or swamp-like conditions. Solutions depend on the source of the problem. An Experienced Septic System Professional can perform a compliance inspection or other testing to diagnose the issue and find a solution.
Make sure repairs are completed by someone who is qualified and certified by the State of Minnesota. Regulations change periodically so you want somebody who will make all necessary repairs and avoid bigger problems in the future.
Drainfield is Too Small or Inadequate
Older homes in Albertville may have a septic system that Too Small to handle demands of a modern lifestyle. An undersized sewer system cannot keep up with water usage and can become overwhelmed causing seepage in the yard.
Blockage in the Absorption Field
Soil in the Drain Field can become clogged over time. A field that is undersized or improperly constructed can reduce the rate in which soil can naturally treat the liquid effluent that leaves the septic tank. One solution is to allow the system to rest for 1 year to allow the organic matter to decompose. This can be done by constructing an additional absorption field during the warm summer months.
High Water During the Spring Season
Seasonally High Water Tables can saturate the soil and burden a septic treatment system. Homes that are built in flat areas are particularly susceptible to system flooding. Adding subsurface drainage tile can lower the water table and discharge overflow to a ditch or larger drainage network.
Overflow of Septic Tank
Solids in a Septic Tank could overflow and lead to serious problems if the tank is not pumped out regularly. A leaky faucet can also effect levels within the septic tank to rise and overflow.
Regular Septic System Maintenance
Contact Brad Krotzer at Custom Septic Inc. (CSI) for annual septic system inspections and regular maintenance. We are a highly experienced septic company with more than 17 years in the business. Timely maintenance and regular inspections can find prevent costly repairs or the need for a new system. Ask Brad for the best solutions for Albertville, MN residential Septic System Problems. We are licensed, bonded and insured.
Contact Custom Septic, Inc. (CSI) for a Free Estimate at 763-218-4769
Custom Septic Inc. (CSI) serves the Twin Cities and Northern Minnesota