How to Tell if You Need Drain Field Repair

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Here at Quality Septic Inc., we know from experience just how disgusting, uncomfortable, and all-around unpleasant it is to have to deal with a major septic malfunction, and we want to help you avoid going through that if possible. The best way to avoid these kinds of major disasters is to learn to identify early signs of trouble and take steps to correct them when they arise. One of the key components of any septic system is the drain field, and in this article, we’ll go over a few ways to tell if you need drain field repair.

How to Tell if You Need Drain Field Repair

  • Watch Out for Plumbing Backups. One sign that you may need drain field repair is problems with the plumbing inside your home, such as clogged drains or sewage backups. These problems often arise from the tank being too full, and a malfunctioning drain field is one of the leading causes of that kind of tank problem.
  • Keep an Eye on Your Lawn. Another way that you can determine whether you need drain field repair is by keeping an eye on your lawn. Specifically, if you notice that puddles have formed there and won’t go away, or that the grass around your drain field is lusher and greener than the rest of your lawn, then you most likely have a drain field problem.
  • Use Your Nose. Lastly, pay attention to the smells around your home and yard. If you start to catch whiffs of sewage, then something is wrong with your system, and you almost certainly need drain field repair.