Enjoy A Country Living Lifestyle Without Septic System Worries

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The lure of a country lifestyle has many people moving to the Elk River, MN area. You can enjoy family and leisure time without dealing with noise, traffic and crowding that is more common in the city. Living in a rural area means that you are more likely to have your own Onsite Septic System. If a Garbage Disposal is a luxury that you would rather not live without, then you have to take some precautions to avoid damaging your mini sewage treatment system. The use of a food waste disposer is hard on your system and can make sewage treatment more difficult. You can still enjoy a country living without worrying about your septic system by taking advise from a qualified Septic Professional like Brad Krotzer from Custom Septic Inc. (CSI).

Why Garbage Disposals Are Hard On Septic System

Your septic system works hard every day. Each person’s average daily water usage is approximately 60 to 100 gallons. Sewage treatment relies on bacteria to decompose and break down solid waste. When you use a garbage disposal, it introduces food particles into the sewage treatment system, causing it to slow down the treatment process. This may require more frequent pumping of the septic tank. Make sure that your septic system is designed to handle the added waste from a garbage disposer.

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What You Need To Know About Garbage Disposals

If you choose to use a food waste disposer at your Elk River, MN home, it is wise to purchase a disposal that is Specifically Made to assist a septic system. Some disposals release enzyme-producing microorganisms into the system each time it is used. This helps to treat and decompose food particles that go down the drain and into your sewer system. The environmentally safe additive helps to reduce build up in your pipes.

  •  Using a Garbage Disposal may require more Frequent Pumping of your septic tank.
  • A Larger Tank size is advised for homes that use a garbage disposer.
  • Choose a Food Waste Disposer that is designed to work with an onsite sewage septic system.
  • Do Not put Grease or Fat down your garbage disposal.
  • Run Cold Water into the sink while running the garbage disposer.
  • Do Not over-tax your septic system by sending Excess Water down the drains.
  • Keep a Pitcher of Water in the refrigerator, to have cold water readily available without running water for an extended period of time.
  • Grind Up an Orange Peel through your in-sink disposal to freshen and deodorize naturally.
  • Avoid using Antibacterial Soaps and Detergents that destroy bacteria needed to treat solid waste.


Certified Septic System Professionals

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

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


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