Septic Systems

Avoid Sewage Backups with Regular Maintenance

“Out of sight, out of mind.” It’s an appropriate saying for some things in your life, but under no circumstances does it ever apply to your septic system. While the details of the job it performs for you may not be the most appealing to think about, what happens when your septic system stops doing its job is truly unfortunate. We have seen neglected septic systems cause sewage backups that have absolutely devastated properties, costing their owners thousands of dollars in damages.

Signs of Septic System Breakdown

Living in the country has its benefits, but it certainly has its trade-offs too. Your septic system lets you live where municipal sewage doesn’t go, but it needs to be maintained to afford you that luxury. But how do you know when your septic tank may need attention? Fortunately, there are some very clear telltale signs:

  • Wastewater backing up into household drains
  • Bright green and spongy grass on the drain field
  • Pooling water or muddy soil around your septic system, or in your basement
  • A strong odor around the septic tank and drain field

Septic System Service You Can Trust

Don’t hesitate to address your septic tank quickly, because you’ve got Wes’ Plumbing & Heating on your side! Our able and friendly technicians share over 150 years’ worth of septic system repair and maintenance between them, so they’ll have the solution for you in a jiffy. We also install brand new septic systems, and pump out existing ones so they may keep doing their jobs well for many more years to come.


3403 Bemidji Ave. N.
Bemidji, MN 56601