Drain Field Services

Drain Field Services

Soil percolation reduction can cause drain field failure. This may result in clogged pipes and puddles of sewage in dangerous areas. If this is the case, you may need to replace or repair the pipes in your drain field. You can protect yourself from contaminated water and long-term sewage system problems by replacing your old or damaged drain field.

Your Septic Tank

Your septic tank contains bacteria that is very important to the ongoing function and health of your plumbing system. The wastewater enters the tank, and the bacteria inside help the entire system to perform as it should–assuming this bacteria stays hungry and healthy. Sick or dying bacteria can cause your system to fail by emptying waste that is not properly digested into the drain field. When this happens, your drain field can become clogged and eventually dangerous.

The Drain Field

A drain field is made up of pipes inside of gravel trenches. These perforated pipes are the most expensive part of your drain field. The soil in the field is also extremely important, and serves as the final treatment of the tank’s refuse. If your drain field is fully intact and running properly, your septic system has a better chance of a long, healthy life. You can help ensure the ongoing function of your drain field by scheduling a regular pumping of your septic tank. This should happen every three to five years. If your tank is not pumped regularly enough, it may accumulate dangerous solids that could flow out into the drain field and result in major damage.

Drain Field Failures

The primary culprit of drain field damage is an unmaintained septic tank. Without regular pumping, you are setting yourself up for potential disaster in your drain field. When the scum and sludge levels rise too high inside of the septic tank, your wastewater can get edged out, forcing dangerous sewage to flow out into the drain field. Water does not get properly treated, sewage and odorous material can rise to the ground surface, and numerous health or safety hazards can arise as a result. Unfortunately the noticeable symptoms of such problems do not arise until it is out of control–if you’re seeing it or smelling it, the problem is likely very bad already. Avoid getting to this point by having a professional inspect all parts of your system BEFORE you notice anything is wrong with it.
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