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Septic System Maintenance

septic systems maintenance

If you have a properly working septic on your Minnesota property, it will allow you to treat effluent (also known as sewage and wastewater) in a safe and effective manner. This will allow the water to be recirculated as a clean and safe resource in the future. Maintaining your onsite sewage system is essential. It will lower costs, prevent costly repairs and water contamination. Bell Excavating provides cost-effective septic tank maintenance services to Minnesota property owners to ensure that their septic systems can last many decades.

Professional Septic Tank Cleaning and Pumping

It is important to keep your septic tank in good working order by removing all the dirt, muck and residue that has built up over the years. Every 2-3 years, a septic tank needs to be cleaned and pumped. The amount of water and waste used on your property, as well as the size of the tank will determine the timeframe.

What happens if a septic system is not pumped?

It can be very expensive, unsanitary, and drastically reduce the performance of your entire septic system if you fail to pump it at the appropriate time. The septic tank can be affected by several problems:

  • Your tank will fail to effectively separate solid from liquid
  • Solids will pass through the Drain Field
  • The drain field will clog and stop working entirely
  • Can Lead to a Septic Back-up

Maintaining your Septic System

Bell Excavating can help you extend the life of your septic system. Our team has worked with septic systems and tanks for a long time. We will be happy to visit your home to give you an estimate of the service date. We can schedule all of them at once so that you have less to worry about. Maintenance depends on the size of your home and septic system. There is no generic answer.

Cost Effective Septic Services Minnesota

It is cost-effective to anticipate the needs of your system. This will save you money. We will share with you some general tips to help you keep your septic system maintenance costs low. Each member of your family or office can do a lot to help reduce the frequency of problems and prolong the life of the septic system.

How to maintain your septic system:

  • The only two solids that should go down the septic drains are toilet paper and organic human waste. It will not function properly if you put anything else down the drain.
  • Be mindful of your water usage and try to keep it at a minimum.
  • System cleaners and Septic Additives have not been shown to be effective, but they have caused more harm than good.
  • Do not dump any chemicals down the drain. This will disrupt the organic process of your system. Use only the amount of chemicals you need to clean your toilets, sinks or showers. Too much can be harmful to your system.
  • In general, large amounts of water draining can be hard on a septic system. Drain at intervals, or in a safe place in your yard away from the Septic Tank.
  • Garbage Disposals can be very harmful to septic systems. It may be more cost-effective not to have one.
  • Install water-saving features wherever possible.
  • A Professional should perform an Annual Inspection.

It’s important to keep your septic system in mind, even if it is out of sight. Call Bell Excavating if you have any questions, concerns, or need an expert to come and inspect your system maintenance.