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Landscaping Septic Systems Ham Lake Mn

Protect Septic System from Erosion or Freezing

Landscape Your Ham Lake MN Septic SystemLet’s face it, looking at your septic system may not be the most beautiful view around. Septic System Components may include pipes, manhole covers and a big mound of dirt. Luckily, landscaping your septic system is not only okay, it is the wise thing to do. Planting Low Maintenance Lawn Grass and Low Maintenance Native Plants over septic system components actually helps to protect them from erosion and freezing.

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Planting Trees By Your Septic System Corcoran MN

Trees Near A Septic DrainfieldPlanting Trees Corcoran MN Septic Repair

There are many benefits to having trees on your property. However, if you are like many Corcoran, MN homeowners, you have a private septic system and must be cautious about placement of trees. A large tree can have a root system that thrives on the nutrient rich soil around a septic drainfield or leach field. These tree roots may interfere with the sewage system function and could potentially cause very costly damage.

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Happy SepticSmart Week! Part 1 St Cloud MN

SepticSmart_logo_reflectedThe EPA Has Declared September 22-26, 2014 SepticSmart Week

With nearly 1 in 4 of all American households depending on a Septic System to treat wastewater, it is vital that systems work properly. Failure to maintain an individual sewage treatment system can result in a Public Health Hazard, Environmental Damage and Costly Repairs. Consult with your Licensed Septic Professional for a septic system inspection and for the latest information on how St. Cloud, MN homeowners can keep their own septic systems healthy for many years to come.

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Why Did My Septic System Fail A Compliance Inspection?…It Still Works Great Clearwater MN

Septic Compliance Inspection Failure In Clearwater MN

Individual Septic Sewage Systems in Clearwater MN rely on Bacteria, Water and Soil to safely dispose of sewage. A breakdown or failure in the system is often not immediately noticed but is subsequently found during a septic compliance inspection. A septic system failure poses a danger to human health and to the environment. If your Clearwater MN septic system starts to fall apart, it can have a huge impact on your life and wallet.

Reasons For Septic Compliance Inspections 

There are several reasons for the need of a septic system compliance inspection.

  • Required by many Local Government Units (LGUs), which are Counties, Townships or Cities, upon transfer of property.
  • When a Complaint is received by LGU.
  • As part of a Survey of a particular area.
  • When a Spill happens.
  • Applying for a permit to build a New Home.
  • Addition of Another Bedroom onto current home.
  • Requested by a Real Estate Agent, Purchaser of Property or Mortgage Lender when completing a Property Sale.

Why Didn’t I Notice A Problem With My Clearwater MN Septic System?yard pic

It is quite common in Minnesota that during the sale of a property, a septic compliance inspection is requested. Often times the current homeowners have lived at the property for many years without having issues with their private septic system. Over the years they have raised children who grow up and move out of the home.

As families grow, mature and move out, household demand for water tends to diminish. With less wastewater being sent into the septic sewage system, it appears to be working fine.

Now, when its time for a New Family to move in and enjoy this Clearwater MN, family home, the increased water usage from a larger, growing family quickly stresses an older septic system and problems begin to surface.

Subsurface Sewage Treatment System (SSTS) Codes

Many private Clearwater MN, septic systems were installed long ago. Older systems were put in before advancements in wastewater treatment. These outdated systems were originally designed to contain sewage, not to treat sewage. Older materials were not as durable and SSTS were too small and installed too deeply.

New Septic System Codes were adopted to protect human safety concerns and also to protect our beloved Minnesota Environment. We want to ensure that Clearwater MN lives up to its name.

 Home Inspection Or Septic System Contractor?

Home inspectors don’t do a complete check of the health of your septic system. Only when a compliance inspection is performed by an experienced, Licensed Septic Contractor, can the SSTS truly be evaluated for proper function and compliance with current state and local codes.

CheckmarksOnly a Licensed Septic Professional like Brad Krotzer at Custom Septic Inc. (CSI), can conduct a thorough Septic System Compliance Inspection. A full service septic contractor that does Septic Designs, Septic System Installations as well as Pumping Tanks, will simplify the process and Save You Money. Brad Krotzer, owner of CSI, is licensed to do your Compliance Inspection and handle any needed repairs.

Schedule An Appointment For A Compliance Inspection

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








Soil And Your Septic System Brainerd MN

The Dirt on Minnesota Septic Systems

What kind of dirt do you have? Is it Sandy Soil or Clay Dirt? Soil Type is one of the most important factors when determining which septic design is best for your property. Along with your Soil Type, Proximity to the Water Table is what will help a Licensed, Septic Professional to design the most effective Subterranean Sewage Treatment System (SSTS), for your Brainerd, MN home.

Safe And Effective Septic Systems In Minnesota

  • Gravity Trench System
  • Pressurized Bed System
  • At-Grade System
  • Mound System

Soil Boring And Sampling

An Experienced, Licensed Septic Contractor. Such as Brad Krotzer from Custom Septic, Inc. (CSI), will come to your property and evaluate your soil type and proximity to the underground water table. He will do a Soil Boring and Sampling. This is a test to analyze soil samples to ensure that soils are capable of effectively treating and removing wastewater. Soil boring is also used to locate the water table.

Water Table Proximity To Sewage Treatment System

Location of the Water Table is not always apparent. It is very important to have an experienced septic professional find where your underground water table is located. This will help to determine Location and Design of your private, sewage treatment system. Staying a safe distance from the underground water source is of the utmost importance to avoid contamination and ensure safety.

Minnesota Law Requires that septic drainfields end at least 3 feet from the underground water table. It takes a trained septic professional to determine where a septic system must be located, along with which septic design is appropriate for each property. He will take into account soil type, such as sandy or clay, along with location of the underground water table.

Soil And Your Septic Drainfield

Your soil is not just dirt, it is a Scientifically Proven Sewage Treatment option. Microorganisms in soil work to purify the wastewater before it reaches groundwater. These microscopic bacteria, fungi, molds and other microbes need a place to live along with oxygen, proper temperatures and time to grow. This is where soil type is so important.

For your Brainerd, MN home to have a proper functioning septic system, soil must stay unsaturated. Wastewater treatment relies on the effluent gradually seeping into surrounding dirt under your drainfield. As the wastewater travels slowly through your drainfield, it relies on soil absorption and microorganisms to turn bacteria ridden wastewater into safe groundwater.

Think Of CSI For The Science Of Sewage Treatment

Brad Krotzer, owner of Custom Septic, Inc. (CSI), is a highly experienced septic professional. He has been working in the sewage treatment business for over 17 Years and is Licensed in the State of Minnesota. Brad understands the Science of Sewage Treatment Systems. Call him Today for a free consultation.

Custom Septic Inc. (CSI) is Licensed, Bonded and Insured.

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


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