What You Should Know About Onsite Septic Systems

Maintenance for Septic Tanks St Michael MNIf you have a private Sewage Treatment System on your St. Michael, MN property, there are a few things that you should know. A septic system does not have to be very difficult to maintain and with proper care it can last you for quite some time. The typical onsite septic system generally consists of a Drainage Pipe, Septic Tank and a Drainfield. There are differing septic designs as dictated by property and soil conditions.A Licensed Septic Professional like Custom Septic, Inc. (CSI) can advise you on the septic design that is required for your location, proximity to the water table and soil type.


Important Elements Of Septic Maintenance

The most important things to remember when it comes to the health of your Septic System are:

  1. Professional Inspections and Regular Pumping
  2. Efficient use of Water – do not overload the system with wastewater
  3. Proper Disposal of Waste items – only flush human waste and toilet paper
  4. Caring for your Drainfield – avoid overuse of chemicals, do not pour grease down the drain, never drive or park on drainfield, keep trees a safe distance away from septic components


Care Of Septic Tanks

The average Household Septic Tank typically needs to be pumped out every 3 to 5 years. Septic Inspections can be conducted by a Licensed Septic Professional who has been cerfified by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). Some septic system designs should be inspected about every 3 years. Systems that contain mechanical components, pumps or electrical floats should have an annual checkup.


Licensed Septic Professional

Contact Custom Septic Inc. (CSI) for Annual Septic System Inspections and regular maintenance. We are Licensed Septic Professionals who are here to help keep your onsite sewage treatment system healthy and problem-free for many years. St. Michael, MN homeowners have trusted us with the care and maintenance of their Sewage Drainage Pipes, Septic Tanks and Drainfields for more than 19 years.

Contact Custom Septic, Inc. (CSI) for a Free Estimate at 763-218-4769

We are Licensed, Bonded and Insured.

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