Year Round Septic System Care Tips

by | Aug 3, 2021 | Septic Care | 0 comments

Year Round Septic System Care TipsAt Dan’s Plumbing & Septic, we understand the value that your septic system holds. While most homeowners are not thinking about all the ways they can help their septic system, that is all we are thinking about over here! Maintaining your septic system will reward you with many years of service. It’s important to make simple, small changes for big results. So, for any property owners out there, it’s important to know some of the simple year-round tips that will keep your septic system healthy for many years to come.

Tip Number 1: Your Septic System Is Not A Garbage Can

As a septic service team, it sends chills up our back when we hear of property owners throwing human manufacturing solids into their septic system. Items like paint, grease, hard chemicals, tampons, Q-tips, wet wipes and even personal items have been found in the septic system, clogging it up and destroying your system. These items will damage your lift pumps and prevent your drainfields from distributing effluent into the soil. So, what does that mean for you if you do not heed this warning? Clogged drainfield and a backed-up sewage problem! Long story short: throw anything you have in your hand in the garbage and save your septic system!

Tip Number 2: Be Careful With Your Laundry

There are lots of laundry no-nos when it comes to our septic system. The first one being, don’t delay your laundry care! If we do all of our laundry only once a week, we may overwhelm our system. Your septic system is designed to accept and treat only so many gallons of wastewater each day. If we do 18 loads of laundry in one day, it will easily overwhelm the system and flooding can occur. Additionally, powdered detergent soaps are no longer allowed! Just say no! Why, you ask? Once powdered detergent soaps reach the septic tank, the soaps begin to form back into a solid. Just like trash fragments from a disposal or items dropped into the septic system, powdered laundry detergent can damage the septic system in the same way. Lastly, continue to use your lint screen on your laundry machine. Lint is the most common culprit when it comes to plumbing lines that force floor and laundry tubs to flood.

Tip Number 3: Don’t Drive Over Your Septic System!

Driving over any part of your septic system is a dangerous slope! The soil weight on the system is already heavy, adding the pressure of a vehicle could cause a large bust or crack in your septic system. That being said, a lawn or push mower should be just fine!

For more tips and information about our septic services here at Dan’s Plumbing & Septic, give us a call today. Contact our committed team today at (763) 434-6814.

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"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."


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"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

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"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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"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

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"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

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"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

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"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
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