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About len

Len was born in 1953 and have been involved in the LaFrenier Sons Septic, a family owned business since high school. He attended college at UW Marathon and Madison where I studied chemistry, physics, computer science, biochemistry, zoology, bacteriology, and other. He also studied Power Mechanics at Madison Area Tech. Len has the following licenses: Wisconsin Master Plumber RSVP, Soil Evaluator, POWTS Maintainer, Master Septage Operator. He is also licensed in Michigan as a POWTS Maintainer and Septic Installer.

Frost Depth Affecting Septic Tanks and Sewer Lines

Frost Depth Penetration Affects Septic Systems On a recent service call I worked on a home that was on City Sewer. The building sewer seemed to be plugged but not frozen. After clearing the sewer line from the home to … Continue reading

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First Septic Truck in Minocqua!

LaFrenier’s First Pumper Truck is Hanging Tough! Mark Hartsheim sent a link he found on Craig’s List. The homemade  pumper truck was in service starting in the 1950’s. The pump was a diaphragm pump, not very efficient, but it served … Continue reading

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Why Did My Septic System Freeze?

“I Made it Through the Cold Weather and Now My Septic System Froze!” I hear this so often from customers that though they were home free. I see a great increase of  freeze ups that occur in the Spring when … Continue reading

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As the Weather Warms Septics Freeze Up!

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2014 County Septic Tank Maintenance

Why Should I Have My  Septic Tank Inspected?   Besides being the law in Wisconsin there are other benefits to having your septic tank checked out every three years.  If a septic tank is not maintained periodically it will fail. … Continue reading

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Septic Tank Installers and Pumpers Continuing Education In Stevens Point

Continuing Education for Septic Tank Professionals   The Wisconsin On-Site Water Recycling Association and Wisconsin Liquid Waste Carries Association both involved in the septic tank business, had their joint Winter Conference education once again in Stevens Point, WI at the … Continue reading

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Call 715-356-3020 for help with a frozen septic.

If you have a frozen septic J. W. LaFrenier Sons are here to help. The sooner you call, the quicker we can get the septic back in running condition. Depending on the system layout, and where the freeze is located … Continue reading

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Baby It Is COLD Outside!

I think Winter is here! I hope everyone has their septics covered. If the cold keeps up, there will be a lot of frozen septic systems, if it happens to you, there are several options to consider: 1). — You … Continue reading

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