We offer a variety of services for drain field problems.
When you have a septic system on your Valrico, Florida property, it contains several key components. One of these is the septic tank, which houses the liquid and solid waste that comes from the drains in your home or business. Another is the drain field, which is connected to the tank with a set of pipes. After liquid waste is treated in the septic tank, it moves through the pipes to the drain field, where it can re-enter the soil. A drain field typically consists of perforated pipes buried in gravel, which provides an additional layer of filtration before the water moves back into the ground.
If you’re experiencing drain field problems, it can be tough to know what’s going wrong with the system. At Quality Septic Inc., we offer a variety of services for drain field problems. We can send a technician to your property to assess the issue and come up with a plan for repair. Some of the drain field problems we encounter are preventable, so it’s important to be aware of these. For example, parking a vehicle on the ground where the drain field is buried can cause damage to the pipes. Planting trees with burrowing roots can also cause issues, as can overloading the septic system by flushing large items, failing to pump the tank regularly, or using excessive amounts of water.
Drain field problems can be costly to repair, so proper maintenance of your system is vital. Our technicians also provide a number of maintenance services, so contact us if you’d like to find out more about what we can offer to help you take better care of your septic system.
Symptoms of Drain Field Problems
Just as many serious health conditions begin with symptoms that are best not to ignore, the most serious drain field problems often give you advance warning so that you can resolve the problem before you end up with a costly repair or replacement expense. At Quality Septic, Inc., while we are happy to help you resolve drain field problems, we would rather you were able to prevent them in the first place, or at least minimize the financial impact. Here are some symptoms you should watch for between our inspection and maintenance visits to your Valrico, Florida home:
Unusual sounds or odors
A properly operating septic system does not produce sounds or odors, so anything out of the ordinary could be a sign of septic tank or drain field problems.
Sunken areas in the yard
A sunken area in the yard can be a sign that part of your drain field has collapsed or the ground has shifted. Either situation keeps the drain field from operating as it should and needs to be resolved as promptly as possible to avoid more serious drain field problems.
Standing water or lush grass
A properly operating drain field is able to move the filtered wastewater into the soil below without resulting in excess water and nutrients at the surface that would result in standing water or lush grass.
Slow drains throughout the home
One or two slow drains can signify a need for drain cleaning, but when all the drains are slow, the problem is going on deeper into the septic system and is quite likely a problem with the main drain line, septic tank, or drain field.