Septic Tank Manhole Cover

Septic Tank Systems Ramsey MNProbably the most recognized component of a septic system is the Septic Tank itself. This large, waterproof tank can be found buried beneath the surface in back yards across Ramsey MN. The size can vary, but a standard size septic tank holds about 1,000 gallons of Sewage and household Wastewater. A Sewer Contractor can access a tank by removing the Manhole Cover. You may also notice a PVC Inspection Pipe sticking out of the ground. It is used to view the contents to see when its time to call in a Septic Tank Pumper Truck. The best way to evaluate the Septic System Components is by scheduling a Septic System Inspection with Custom Septic, Inc. (CSI).


What is a Septic Tank Made Of?

If you have a typical Elk River or Ramsey MN septic system, your system would have a Sewage Collection Container installed beneath the ground. A septic tank is made to be airtight and waterproof. It can be made of any one of the following materials:

  • Concrete
  • Steel
  • Fiberglass
  • Plastic


What Does a Septic Tank Do?

The primary functions of an On Site Septic Tank Container are:

  • Collect Waste Water from the home
  • Separate out the solid waste materials from the liquids
  • Begin to Decompose Septic solids
  • Store Sewage until it needs to be pumped out
  • Release Liquid Waste out to the soil drain field for further treatment


Septic Tank Alarm Systems

Many of today’s Septic Systems are equipped with electrical components like timers, pumps, switches and alarms. A Septic Tank Alarm can alert you to a problem. There’s no need to panic if you hear a septic alarm going off but you should get it checked out right away.

The cause of Septic Alarms Sounding could be something quite simple and inexpensive to fix. However, it could be something a bit more serious. Here are some of the conditions that cause an alarm to go off:

  • Wastewater Overload
  • Plugged Filter
  • Area Flooding
  • Frozen Soil in drainfield
  • Loss of Power to the breaker box, alarm or pump
  • Failed Electrical Component (pump, timer, float or alarm)


MN Licensed Septic System Inspector

Custom Septic Inc. (CSI) is a well respected MN Licensed Septic Contractor. We provide Professional Installation of Septic Tanks and complete Sewage Treatment Systems for families in Ramsey, Anoka, Elk River and surrounding Minnesota communities. Ask about our year round Inspections of vital septic components that keep the system operating at optimal efficiency.

In Ramsey MN, call Minnesota Septic Professionals at Custom Septic, Inc. (CSI) for a Free, No Obligation Estimate at (763) 218-4769.