Caring For Your Septic System Year Round

by | Feb 15, 2021 | Septic Care, Septic Pumping, Sump Pump Installation & Repair | 0 comments

Caring For Your Septic System Year RoundAt Dan’s Plumbing & Septic, we want you to get the most out of your septic system. It’s surprising that most people do not know the simple dos and don’ts when it comes to septic system care. Since 1962, our team of professionals have been providing the highest level of septic services to the area. Being a full-service plumbing and septic company, we have seen a lot of issues arise. In an effort to help keep your property and septic system as “healthy” as possible, here are our tips for caring for your septic system all year long.

Kitchen Garbage Disposal And Your Septic System

There are a lot of “don’ts” when it comes to septic system care. One of the biggest no-no in our business is garbage disposal systems. While it may be a small convenience after a meal, it can be a septic system nightmare. The tiny fragments that are broken down in your disposal will not break down over time. Instead, it causes damage to your plumbing inside your home or business and then damages the lift pumps and drainfields by clogging it up so that the wastewater has nowhere to go. Bottom line, garbage disposals are just not worth it in the end.

Laundry And Your Septic Tank

Another big no-no for your septic system is powdered laundry detergent. This soap will form back into a solid in the same way that your garbage disposal remnants do and damage the system. Also, while you are doing laundry, make sure that your lint screen is working well. Lint entering the plumbing system will cause the same problem and be a nightmare for you. Lastly, water conservation during laundry is important. If you don’t want to overwhelm the drainfield, spread your laundry out over a few days.

Keeping Your Septic System Clean

We have heard of people pouring unwanted paint, grease and hard chemicals right down their septic system. Utilizing your septic tank as a garbage can is not okay. Keep it covered and keep it clean. Also, find out where it is! Knowing where your septic tank system and drainfield goes is a great way to keep it safe. We recommend no driving over it with anything heavier than a lawnmower as it can cause pressure on your tanks.

There are many things you can do to keep your septic system working and functioning properly. However, the resounding message remains the same: prevention and protection. Prevent unnecessary clogging and protect your septic from any elements that may cause harm. For more information about our plumbing and septic services, give Dan’s Plumbing & Septic a call today at (763) 434-6814.

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Customer Testimonials

"I have managed a mobile home park since 1988 in Anoka County. Dans Sewer Service was one of the first companies I ordered after I found how unreliable the past service was. Dans has been under contract with me ever since and has pumped our sludge tank, repaired sewer lines, cleaned out manholes, maintained sewer stacks on empty lots and has always found the time to "come when called". I highly recommend Dans Sewer Service to any commercial or private property."


— Jim, East Bethel, MN

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2020-05-22T18:15:18-05:00
"I have managed a mobile home park since 1988 in Anoka County. Dans Sewer Service was one of the first companies I ordered after I found how unreliable the past service was. Dans has been under contract with me ever since and has pumped our sludge tank, repaired sewer lines, cleaned out manholes, maintained sewer stacks on empty lots and has always found the time to "come when called". I highly recommend Dans Sewer Service to any commercial or private property." — Jim, East Bethel, MN

"Twenty years ago we were referred to Dans Sewer Service and first met Jerry. We were new homeowners with a new septic system. Not only did Jerry teach us how to best maintain our system, but he responded to septic emergencies over the years quickly and efficiently. We feel a friendship has developed over the years based on trust, dependability and fine service. Thank you, Jerry of Dans Sewer Service!"


— Tim and Cherie, North Oaks, MN

Dans Plumbing & Septic
2020-05-22T18:15:36-05:00
"Twenty years ago we were referred to Dans Sewer Service and first met Jerry. We were new homeowners with a new septic system. Not only did Jerry teach us how to best maintain our system, but he responded to septic emergencies over the years quickly and efficiently. We feel a friendship has developed over the years based on trust, dependability and fine service. Thank you, Jerry of Dans Sewer Service!" — Tim and Cherie, North Oaks, MN

"This letter is to thank you for your continued service. I am so relieved that I can call Dans Sewer Service whenever there is a problem. Dans Sewer Service is always willing to come as soon as possible. Dans Sewer Service does an excellent job at keeping our septic in working order. I recommend Dans Sewer Service to anyone who asks if I know a good septic pumper. Thank you again for being so professional and considerate."


— Betty, Anoka, MN

Dans Plumbing & Septic
2020-05-22T18:15:55-05:00
"This letter is to thank you for your continued service. I am so relieved that I can call Dans Sewer Service whenever there is a problem. Dans Sewer Service is always willing to come as soon as possible. Dans Sewer Service does an excellent job at keeping our septic in working order. I recommend Dans Sewer Service to anyone who asks if I know a good septic pumper. Thank you again for being so professional and considerate." — Betty, Anoka, MN

"I have been a loyal customer of Dans Sewer Service for nearly two decades for the simple reason of extraordinary customer service. I call and the response is immediate, professional, and geared to accommodate my schedule. Dan handles all the paperwork for the mandatory inspection required by the State every three years, is respectful of my lawn and landscape when providing pumping services, and is friendly and courteous. I do not even think of calling someone else when I need assistance or services for my septic system."


— Nyle, Blaine, MN

Dans Plumbing & Septic
2020-05-22T11:30:10-05:00
"I have been a loyal customer of Dans Sewer Service for nearly two decades for the simple reason of extraordinary customer service. I call and the response is immediate, professional, and geared to accommodate my schedule. Dan handles all the paperwork for the mandatory inspection required by the State every three years, is respectful of my lawn and landscape when providing pumping services, and is friendly and courteous. I do not even think of calling someone else when I need assistance or services for my septic system." — Nyle, Blaine, MN

"Dans Sewer Service has always been knowledgeable and prompt when dealing with our maintenance and emergency issues, both in our commercial and residential operations."


— Mark and Wendy, Ham Lake, MN

Dans Plumbing & Septic
2020-05-22T18:14:26-05:00
"Dans Sewer Service has always been knowledgeable and prompt when dealing with our maintenance and emergency issues, both in our commercial and residential operations." — Mark and Wendy, Ham Lake, MN

"I’ve used Dans Sewer Service since we bought our property (20 years ago). He is reliable, fast, and pleasant. I’m completely satisfied with the service."


— Ellen, Ramsey, MN

Dans Plumbing & Septic
2020-05-22T18:14:43-05:00
"I’ve used Dans Sewer Service since we bought our property (20 years ago). He is reliable, fast, and pleasant. I’m completely satisfied with the service." — Ellen, Ramsey, MN

"Dans Sewer Service is great! Scheduling is easy and the truck is always on time. The service call is quick and the technician is efficient and always friendly! Thanks Dans!"


— Lynn, Ham Lake, MN

Dans Plumbing & Septic
2020-05-22T18:15:02-05:00
"Dans Sewer Service is great! Scheduling is easy and the truck is always on time. The service call is quick and the technician is efficient and always friendly! Thanks Dans!" — Lynn, Ham Lake, MN
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