Maintaining Your Septic System

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Maintaining Your Septic SystemAt Dan’s Plumbing & Septic, we provide full plumbing and septic services for our Minnesota residents. From maintenance to repairs and even replacements, we are here when you need us most. In an effort to keep our customers and their residential and commercial properties running as smooth as possible, our experts share advice on maintaining your septic system on a continuous basis.

Septic System Basics: First things first, having a good knowledge base of what your septic system is and how it functions will give you a better understanding of how to maintain it. Your septic system is methodically designed to collect, breakdown and then disperse your wastewater away from the home and into a sewage treatment system. Depending on where your property is, your septic system may look different than others. Most commonly, home and business owners have septic tanks that are either accompanied by a drain-field or mound system. In order to keep your septic system running smoothly, we should all adopt good habits throughout your property.

Spacing Out Water Usage

If you are delaying doing laundry until your house is going to explode with it, you are doing a disservice to your septic system. Spacing out your water usage helps your septic system recover. Using too much water can overwhelm the drain-field that your system was designed for and cause you problems long term.

Garbage Disposals And Your Septic Tank

While we like to think that a garbage disposal magically gets rid of the hassle of throwing things away, it can actually just be a lazy, costly mistake. Sure, the garbage disposal cuts items into small pieces, but those pieces do not break down and can cause major damage to your lift pumps and drain-field. So please just take out the trash! Also, don’t treat it as trash! If you can put it in your hand, it needs to go into the garbage! Otherwise, it will not break down in your septic and you will start to create problems for yourself very quickly.

Antibacterial = Antiseptic

Antibacterial soaps and cleaning products that are “antiseptic” will cause the liquid in the tank to mix and then disrupt the mixture in the drain field and make it extremely difficult to treat.

Driving over your Septic

While septic systems are tough, they are certainly not unbreakable. If you wouldn’t drive over the tank itself, don’t try and drive over it while it’s buried on your property! Your septic system can be damaged when increased weight is applied. No driving over the septic!

Want to learn more tips and tricks about maintaining your septic system? For more information about your septic system and our services, give us a call today. Contact Dan’s Plumbing & Septic today at (763) 434-6814.

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Customer Testimonials

"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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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

"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

Dans Plumbing & Septic
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
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