by Robert Swedeen | Apr 7, 2023 | Septic Care, Septic Pumping, Septic System Maintenance
As the days lengthen and temperatures rise, spring cleaning may be on top of your mind. To stay organized and on track with tasks ahead of time, it’s wise to plan for them in advance – including septic maintenance! However, don’t start too soon as colder weather can have an adverse effect on septic systems in different ways than warmer ones do. Where should you begin this spring to ensure your septic maintenance is on track?
by Robert Swedeen | Sep 23, 2022 | Septic System Maintenance
Modern living has many conveniences, but no convenience is perfect or without limitations. Homeowners who are connected to their city or municipal sewer system may enjoy the freedom from responsibility when something goes wrong with the local sewer system. When something goes wrong with that system, it could take the local authorities longer to resolve the issue than a private service
by Robert Swedeen | Sep 9, 2022 | Septic System Maintenance
It’s estimated that more than 15 million households in the United States rely on private wells for drinking water. Minnesota accounts for 1.2 million of those (about 1 in every 5 households). If you own a water well and a septic system, it’s crucial that your drinking water isn’t contaminated. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) doesn’t regulate or provide standards for individual wells, but it does offer a variety of educational resources. Ultimately, private owners are responsible for the safety of their water. Learn how to protect your well from septic system contamination, safeguarding your household from harmful substances in the drinking water.
Many rural homes have a private well rather than water that’s supplied and treated by a municipality
by Robert Swedeen | Aug 27, 2022 | Septic Care, Septic System Maintenance
A septic tank system is an efficient way to dispose of waste in the home. Many people expect septic tanks to effectively perform all the time, even though they are buried beneath the earth and out of sight. Several things might impair the septic tank system’s function throughout the summer. Improper usage of the septic tank system is a common cause of septic tank problems. Many people are unaware of the need for routine care and maintenance. Here are five things to think about if you want to keep your septic system in good shape in summer:
If not properly managed, a septic tank can create solid waste over time. Septic tank odor is caused by waste in the form of sludge reaching the exit and flowing into the drain field. The foul scent originating
by Robert Swedeen | Aug 5, 2022 | Septic Pumping, Septic System Maintenance
Dan’s Plumbing & Septic provides our customers in the Twin Cities northern suburbs with a full range of septic system services, from repair and maintenance to comprehensive plumbing related services. The concept of a septic system is fairly simple in that it is designed to move waste created in the household outside the home. Most septic systems that were installed after 1974 are made from precast materials–either concrete, fiberglass, or plastic–and they share some more modern characteristics
by Dan's Plumbing & Septic | Jun 16, 2022 | Plumbing & Septic Services, Septic Pumping, Septic System Maintenance
A septic tank system is a vital component of your home. While the system often goes unnoticed, it is hard at work twenty-four hours a day treating and disposing of your household waste. As the adage “out of sight out of mind” implies, many homeowners ignore or fail to schedule regular septic system maintenance. A neglected septic system can lead to a myriad of problems such as an unpleasant sewage odor, seeping or overflowing septic tanks and leach fields in addition to backed up or overflowing toilets that could introduce toxic sewage into your home.