SepticSmart Week September 2015
Caring for a private septic system does not require much work on the part of the homeowner. Making Septic Smart Choices can be a big money saver. In honor of SepticSmart Week begun by the EPA, the team at Custom Septic Inc. (CSI) would like to pass on valuable information on why you should bother with Septic System Maintenance and tips on Proper Care & Maintenance of Minnesota Sewage Systems. We are experienced and affordable MN Licensed Septic Professionals.
Check out our previous blog posts on SepticSmart Week Part 1 & SepticSmart part 2 for information on Septic System Basics as well as Failure Signs.
Why Bother with Septic System Maintenance?
Minnesota is a beautiful state with countless natural attributes and bountiful waterways. We also pride ourselves on being a healthy state that cares about the citizens and their wellbeing. Maintaining a Good Working Septic System is one way in which individuals can do their part to protect Minnesota’s Natural Beauty, keep Families Healthy and protect your Individual Investment.
Tips on Proper Care and Maintenance of Sewage System
Maintaining a private septic system does not have to be very complicated or expensive but it can save you lots of money in the long run. It really comes down to 4 basic aspects:
- Inspections & Frequent Pumping:
- Conventional septic systems should be inspected by a MN Licensed Septic Professional at least once every three years.
- They normally need to be pumped out every 3 to 5 years.
- Alternative septic systems that have floats, pumps and switches should be inspected yearly.
- Efficient Use of Water:
- All of the water that leaves your home will end up inside of the septic tank.
- Leaky toilets can add up to 200 gallons of water and overwhelm the septic system.
- Installing a more efficient toilet and showerhead can help to conserve water more easily.
- Spreading out loads of laundry throughout the week is easier on the septic system than doing multiple loads back to back.
- Disposing of Household Waste:
- Always remember that a septic system or sewer system is not the same as a garbage.
- Everything that goes down the drain, disposal, toilet or laundry will end up inside of the septic tank.
- Only human waste (liquid and solid) and toilet paper should be flushed down the toilet.
- Limit the use of a garbage disposal.
- Avoid pouring fat or grease down the sink drain.
- Caring for the Drainfield:
- Liquid waste flows out of the septic tank and into the drain field component for further treatment.
- The drainfield in your yard uses a combination of nature and technology to remove contaminants from liquid waste.
- To prevent damage, don’t park or drive on top of the drainfield.
- Don’t flood the drainfield. Direct water from downspouts or sump pumps away from the drainfield or leach field area.
- Tree roots can cause damage or clog the drainfield. Always make sure to plant trees a safe distance away.
MN Licensed Septic Professional
Get in touch with Custom Septic, Inc. (CSI) for assistance with Minnesota Septic Systems. CSI is a MN Licensed Septic Professional with almost 20 years of experience in the sewage treatment business. During SepticSmart Week 2015, we have passed on information that property owners can use to keep their individual sewer systems healthy and performing well. Proper Maintenance & Care of a septic system can go a long way.
Remember Custom Septic Inc. (CSI) for Septic System Inspections, Septic Installation, Septic Design, and Septic Repair at: 763-218-4769.