If built right and maintained properly, the drain field at your Tampa Bay home will serve you well for many years. But at one point, things may no longer work as they should, and your drain field may begin to fail.
Quality Septic of Tampa provides drain field installation along with expert drain field inspections and repairs. We’ve been working with these important septic system components since 1994, and we know how to solve the problems you’re having.
The Purpose of a Drain Field
A drain field lies adjacent to a septic tank and receives from the tank “clear” liquids for processing. In the drain field, impurities and contaminants are removed, then the water is sent into neighboring soil or groundwater.
How the Drain Field at Your Tampa Home Can Be Damaged
Drain fields are sturdy, but they’re not indestructible. There are several ways they can be damaged or begin to operate inefficiently, including the following:
- Heavy vehicles have driven over or parked on the drain field
- Excess fats and grease have clogged the drain field and are hindering the flow of liquids
- Invading roots from nearby trees have caused damage to parts of the field
- The drain field was not built correctly
- Old age has finally caught up with the drain field
Signs that Point to a Drain Field Problem
Here are four of the most common signs we see at our Tampa, FL, customers’ homes that indicate a problem with the drain field. These signs don’t necessarily mean that a new drain field installation is in order, but they do mean that your system needs to be checked out.
Slow drains throughout the home
A single slow drain probably points to an issue only with that drain; if all drains are running slowly, there may be a septic system problem.
Soggy ground above or around the drain field also indicates a leak somewhere in the field.
With a failing drain field, you may detect strong sewage odors inside or outside your Tampa home.
If the best-looking grass in your yard is over the drain field, there may be a leak.
Drain Field Installation vs. Drain Field Repair
When working on any drain field issue in the Tampa, FL, area, we start with an inspection. In some cases, we’ll recommend a complete drain field installation to replace the old field. In other cases, we’ll be able to fix the problem with the existing drain field and get everything working.
Note that no matter what septic contactor you’re working with, neither drain field installation nor drain field repair should begin without a thorough inspection beforehand.
Call the Tampa Drain Field Installation Experts Today
Quality Septic of Tampa is ready to help with expert drain field installation and the resolution of any septic system issues you’re experiencing.
We serve the entire Tampa region along with Greater Carrollwood, Lake Magdalene, Egypt Lake-Leto, East Lake-Orient Park, Pal River-Clair Mel, Lutz, Land O’ Lakes, Odessa, Lake Fern, Greater Northdale, Mango, Seffner, Valrico, Brandon, Thonotasassa, Temple Terrace, Plant City and more.
Give us a call at (813) 754-9891 for professional drain field installation or repair. You can also reach out with our handy contact form.