Springtime Septic System Maintenance Spring is upon us, meaning longer days and warmer weather. As these changes bring you out of your home and into the sun, it’s not just the yard that needs post-winter maintenance, the wastewater treatment system also needs some basic care to ensure optimal performance.

Nearly 620,000 Minnesota homeowners use a septic system to collect, treat, and dispose of wastewater from their homes. That’s treating nearly 45 billion gallons of wastewater each year! The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency works with septic professionals and homeowners to ensure septic systems work properly. Good septic maintenance helps protect our surface and ground water from sewage contamination.

You wouldn’t wait until your car broke down on the side of the road before you checked the oil or made sure enough air was in the tires, would you? If you had to replace your septic system, it could cost you more than $20,000. The cheapest septic system you will ever have, is the one you have now. The smartest thing you can do is to keep it working properly.

Why Should You Care About Your Septic System?

Just like you regularly maintain your car, your septic system needs care and maintenance, too. Imagine if you stopped changing your car’s oil, what would happen? You use your septic system every day, and some days it works harder than others, for instance laundry day or during a large family gathering. But don’t worry! You can take steps to keep your septic system working for years to come:

● Don’t put food scraps or trash down your drains.
● Check the drain field and down slope areas for signs of flooding or surfacing sewage.
● Fix water leaks and use water-saving fixtures to reduce the amount of wastewater entering the system.
● Hire a certified septic service company to get regular septic system inspections.
● Keep records of your septic system location, type, repairs, and tank pumpings.
● Follow your service provider’s maintenance recommendations, such as pumping your septic tank or repairing  broken or worn-out parts.

Take these steps inside your home and hire a septic professional to uncover and check your system on the outside of your home. Handle minor repairs before they become major problems that could cost you big money. It’s like making sure to change the oil and air filter regularly on your car and repair any cracked hoses. It’s preventative maintenance that will keep your septic system running well for years to come.

Septic System Maintenance And Inspections In Minnesota

Protect the investment you have in your home and property today. Keep your septic system in good working order. If you have questions, concerns, or need a professional to come out and access your septic system maintenance, call Custom Septic Inc. today. With two locations and a service area of 50-mile radius of each, we are available for you! Call (763) 218-4769 in Big Lake, (763) 218-4769 in Menahaga, or fill out our online request form to schedule an appointment today!