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Abnormal Cold Weather - Avoiding a Frozen Septic Tank DOOM!

 
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Abnormal Cold Weather - Avoiding a Frozen Septic Tank DOOM!
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The last thing you need this winter is a messed up frozen septic tank. It's not too late to prepare...especially those experiencing abnormal cold this year.

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How to Avoid a Frozen Septic System


November 12, 2010 By The Project 1 Comment

As the weather begins to get colder in many parts of the country, it is important to remember to care for your septic system.  While most landowners who live on their land full time are aware of what to do and what not to do, many who own property which is their weekend getaway, hunting camp, or hobby farm, may overlook taking care of their septic system until a problem arises.  Our friends at the University of Nebraska Extension Service have six tips to help you keep your system in working order even during the coldest of seasons.

1. If you donít remember having your septic tank pumped, have it pumped and the system checked by a professional before the ground freezes. Professionals recommend having the system pumped every 3 to 5 years, although the ideal interval varies depending on water usage and the size of the system. However, 15 years between pumping is too long!

2. Let the grass over the pipes, tank, and soil treatment system get a little longer in the late summer/fall. This will provide extra insulation and help hold any snow that may fall. Place an 8 to 12-inch layer of mulch over the entire system to provide extra insulation. This mulch could be straw, leaves, hay, or any other loose material that will stay in place and will not compact. This is especially important if you have had a new system installed late in the year and no vegetative cover has been established.

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Re: Abnormal Cold Weather - Avoiding a Frozen Septic Tank DOOM!
Thank you.

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Re: Abnormal Cold Weather - Avoiding a Frozen Septic Tank DOOM!
Just put some hay bales over it and your done.
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Re: Abnormal Cold Weather - Avoiding a Frozen Septic Tank DOOM!
Just get some lye and some aluminum foil, wrap it up in the foil and toss it in the septic tank, it'll make things not frozen.
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Re: Abnormal Cold Weather - Avoiding a Frozen Septic Tank DOOM!
Just put some hay bales over it and your done.
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Hay bales...good idea.
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Re: Abnormal Cold Weather - Avoiding a Frozen Septic Tank DOOM!
I have a tiny house in the Rockies, and sometimes I have to be away for weeks at a time. Is there a timer on the market that would flush the toilet a few times a day while I am away? I can find sensor-triggered flush mechanisms, but no timer-triggered units.... Thanks.
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Hey, thanks for the info.
charlotte septic tank pumping
[link to lakenormanseptic.com]
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Re: Abnormal Cold Weather - Avoiding a Frozen Septic Tank DOOM!
Found this old post and thought I'd drag it back up since everyone is having such crazy cold weather.

Be warm people!





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