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Preventing Winter Septic Problems

Homeowners Should Maintain Their Septic Systems Before Winter

If you’re like most homeowners, you’ve probably never thought about preventing winter septic problems. Yes, we know it’s September, and you really don’t want to think about winter right now. But at Kamzik Septic Service, we recommend that you start thinking about preventing winter septic problems. Winter weather poses a big threat to residential and commercial septic systems. If you don’t prepare your septic system for winter, you might have frozen septic lines or other problems.

Kamzik Septic Service provides septic maintenance, pumping, inspection, and 24/7 emergency services for Cambria, Blair, Indiana, and Somerset counties. Our September blog focuses on preventing winter septic problems now before the temperature plummets.


Insulating Your Septic Tank is a Good Preventative Measure

Kamzik Septic Service recommends that you insulate your septic tank with actual insulation or a cover to prevent a freeze. When snow or frost invades your septic tank and causes a freeze-up, you could have a major problem. A frozen septic system could slow down or prevent healthy bacteria in your tank from breaking down waste. If the septic system doesn’t properly break down wastewater, a malfunction could occur.


Kamzik Septic Service Can Pump Your Septic During the Fall

Kamzik Septic Service can pump the septic tank before the winter weather hits. Our septic pumping technician can determine if you need our affordable septic pumping after inspection of the septic tank. Kamzik Septic Service recommends that you should have us pump your tank every three to five years. Prevention of blockages is the reason for septic pumping. Pumping the tank in the winter is certainly not the ideal season for that service. Pumping the septic tank might also help to prevent freezing of the tank.


Winterizing Your Plumbing Pipes is Ideal for Septic Systems

Winterizing your plumbing pipes is another way to prevent septic problems. You can prevent the pipes from freezing or bursting. The first step in winterizing the pipes is draining all water from all pipes and emptying the water heater. We don’t recommend that homeowners add antifreeze to their system. It will affect the bacteria in the septic tank.


Use Your Water and Toilet Regularly During Winter

You might not be aware, but homeowners should run water and flush the toilet multiple times during the day. Normal use of the septic system is ideal during the winter. The septic system will not receive wastewater if you don’t run water and use the tank daily. Lack of use might cause septic tank problems.



Contact Kamzik Septic Service at (814) 322-1966 for more information about winterizing your septic system. Talk to our team today to learn more about preventing winter septic problems.