SEPTIC DRAIN FIELD REPAIRS
Drain field repairs are not a typical septic system issue. Systems not correctly maintained or that chemicals and other obstructive products are poor into drains or flushed down toilets, your drain field could become unstable and damaged.
Drain fields can be the most expensive component of your septic system to repair or replace. Before considering any drain field work, we encourage all of our customers to have us perform a complete septic system inspection. A septic inspection will help determine the extent of any damage. Often our inspections find issues and solutions before considering an emergency or surprise drain field repair.
SO, WHAT IS A DRAIN FIELD?
A septic drain field also called leach fields are used to remove contaminants and impurities from the liquid that emerges from the septic tank. The septic tank, the septic drain field, and the associated piping compose a complete septic tank system.
Drain fields are useful for the disposal of organic materials. The drain field typically consists of an arrangement of trenches containing perforated pipes and porous material (often gravel) covered by a layer of sand to prevent animals and surface runoff from reaching the wastewater distributed within those trenches.
The wastewater flows from the septic tank into a series of drain lines that allow the liquid to percolate down through the soil in the drain field slowly. Many different soil microbes will act to filter and cleanse the wastewater before the harmful bacteria in it has a chance to reach the groundwater.
THE IMPORTANCE OF SEPTIC DRAIN FIELD CARE
These soil microbes require oxygen to function optimally and perform less effectively in compacted and saturated soils.
We have a few recommendations:
- Keep Excessive Traffic or Any Structure Off of the Drain Field
- Keep Excessive Moisture from Reaching the Drain Field (Including Sprinkler Heads)
- Do Not Plant Trees on or Close to the Drain Field
These three helpful tips will protect the longevity of your drain field and avoid over-compaction of the soils. A Septic tank system represents a significant investment, and it is essential to have some understanding of its inner workings. We hope this knowledge will help you to protect and care for your septic system and drain field correctly. Proper care and maintenance of the septic system will save time and money while protecting the environment.
WHY CONTACT ALL SEPTIC ALL PLUMBING FOR YOUR DRAIN FIELDS NEEDS
If your septic system is causing you problems or you believe your drain field is clogged, All Septic All Plumbing can get your septic system’s drain field running correctly again. We offer many plumbing services and drain fields are one of our specialties.
Our field service personnel are trained and certified in proper septic tank pumping processes and drain fields. During every septic pumping, we inspect your entire septic system including drain fields for visible signs of potential issues and provide a report of findings.
When you call All Septic All Plumbing, day or night, you will always speak with one of our employees. Homeowners & businesses rely on our friendly staff to quickly schedule and manage their septic systems and drain field needs.
CALL US TODAY FOR ALL YOUR DRAIN FIELD NEEDS!
Our mission at All Septic All Plumbing is to provide our clients with the best customer care and superior services. As part of our continued customer care pledge, we offer 24 Hours A Day – 7 Days A Week services. For the fastest response to your drain field needs, call All Septic All Plumbing Today! “It doesn’t get any faster than ASAP!”