Drain Field Replacement: Signs to Look for and Causes of Drain Field Failure

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The key to preventing costly and timely repairs with your septic system is catching the problem sooner than later. There are several signs to be on the lookout for that will help you know there is an issue with your septic system. If these signs go ignored, they can lead to larger issues like a drain field replacement. Some common signs to be on the look out for are:

  • Toilets that are draining slower than normal
  • Backups in your toilets and drains
  • Smelly odors that are strongest around your septic system
  • Pooling water above or around where your septic tank is located
  • Sinks and tubs draining slowly

Drain Field Replacement: Signs to Look for and Causes of Drain Field Failure

In order to prevent these issues above, it is important to know what can cause these problems with your septic system. Knowing how to prevent these issues will help to prevent you from needing a drain field replacement. Common problems include:

  • Parking cars or other heavy items over your septic system. This can cause the dirt to compact, which is not ideal for your septic system, including your drain field.
  • Tree roots can become an issue when they start to reach into your drain field.
  • Not having your tank pumped regularly.
  • Excessive grease within your septic system. This will cause what is called capping, which doesn’t allow enough oxygen into your system.

Knowing how to properly care for your septic system and the signs of septic issues will help you prevent serious issues like needing a drain field replacement. If you find yourself with any of the signs above, give us a call at Quality Septic Inc. We are experienced, knowledgeable, and hard working.