3 Signs That You Have Drain Field Problems

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3 Signs That You Have Drain Field ProblemsHere at Quality Septic Inc., we know from experience just how unpleasant drain field problems can be. The drain field is the part of your septic system that filters the water and releases it back into the ground, and problems with it can result in serious issues in the components closer to your home. To help you avoid these issues, in this article, we’ll be going over three warning signs that you have drain field problems so you can get them taken care of before they can get worse.

  • You smell sewage. One sign that you may have drain field problems is the smell of sewage. A properly functioning septic system will not release any sewage odors into the air, so a noticeable stink is a sign that something is definitely wrong. If you notice a sewage smell anywhere on your property, but particularly near the tank and drain field, we at Quality Septic Inc. encourage you to give us a call right away to inspect the problem.
  • Your drains are slow. Another indicator that you may have drain field problems is slow drainage in your toilets, sinks, showers, etc. If these fixtures become slow to drain, it’s likely that there is a blockage somewhere in your tank or drain field, and the water inside your home simply has nowhere to go.
  • You have wet spots in your yard. A third sign that you have drain field problems is the presence of wet patches or standing water in your yard, especially around the septic tank or the drain field itself. If you notice any puddles in these areas, give our team at Quality Septic Inc. a call to come have a look.