Failed Sewage Waste Treatment Systems

Warning Signs of Sewer System Failure Ramsey MNMany homes in Ramsey MN use an Individual Sewage Treatment System (ISTS) because they do not have access to a municipal sewer. This type of system is commonly referred to as a Septic System. When taken care of properly a septic system can be extremely effective and long lasting. However, failing to keep up with maintenance or overtaxing the septic tank with too much water, chemicals or food scraps can lead to a Sewer System Failure. Sewage Backup and Bad Odors are just two of the signs that you should call Custom Septic, Inc. (CSI) for help.


Signs a Sewer System Failure

If your Septic System has been designed and installed by a Licensed Septic Professional then simple common sense and good maintenance should last you for many, many years. Sometimes extreme weather conditions, increased water usage or homeowner mistakes can lead to Sewer System Failure. Watch out for some of these Warning Signs:

  1. Sewer Backup should warn homeowners that there is a sewer problem such as a system malfunction, overflow or blockage.
  1. Slow Moving Drains could be a sign of a blockage or a septic tank in need of servicing.
  1. Pools of Wastewater in the yard may indicate a clogged drainfield, broken pipe or a sewage system that is overwhelmed with excess waste water.
  1. Bad Odors similar to rotten egg smells coming from sewer pipes, septic tank or soil treatment areas.
  1. Very Green Grass above or around the septic system could mean that you have a leakage problem.
  1. Well Water tests High for Nitrates may mean that sewage is leaking into the well and causing the water to be contaminated.
  1. Noticeable Growth of Green Algae points to a possible broken sewer pipe or a clog in the system.


Minnesota Licensed Septic Professional

As a highly experienced and Licensed MN Septic Professional, Custom Septic Inc. (CSI) can help you to solve many different Sewer System Problems that a Ramsey MN property owner may encounter. We are authorized by the State of Minnesota to handle Septic System Repairs and Upgrades or to Design and Install a new Individual Sewage Waste Treatment System. Call us if you notice any of the above Warning Signs of Sewer System Failure.

In Ramsey, MN call Custom Septic Inc. (CSI) at (763) 218-4769 • fill out our convenient Online Contact Form or email us at