Drain field repair isn’t at the top of every homeowner and property owner’s mind. However, a working drain field is essential when you have a septic tank and system, and occasionally the drain field will need some level of repair work to keep it in good shape.
When problems occur, it’s important to contact a professional right away to prevent further damage from occurring. Here are four clear signs you need drain field repair, presented by the septic experts at Quality Septic Inc. of Plant City, FL.
Raw sewage coming up in your sink and tub drains is a clear sign that something is wrong with some part of your septic system. Backups and slow drains throughout the house are often the first signs homeowners notice that alert them to a problem.
The culprit could be a malfunction in the drain field, but it also could be an issue with the septic tank or one of the system’s components. Have drain backups checked out as soon as you notice there might be a problem.
Grass over the drain field is particularly lush
The nutrients in waste materials when leaked out of a drain field can have a super effect on the grass above the field. It’s like adding some high-quality fertilizer – but only in one spot, so the overall effect isn’t that great, and points to a bigger issue.
If you find lush grass over your drain field and average-looking grass everywhere else in your yard, this is an issue that needs to be addressed quickly.
Grass over the drain field is particularly unhealthy
The contaminants in leaking waste materials can sometimes negatively affect the grass over your drain field. The exact effect has to do with the composition of the waste material and the amount of it.
An obvious patch of dead or dying grass – assuming there’s no other reason this could happen – is a signal to schedule a drain field inspection followed by the necessary drain field repair.
Pooling water in your yard
Your drain field needs to be checked out if there are patches of standing water in the vicinity of either the field or the septic tank. Pooling water could point to several problems, all of which should be addressed as soon as possible.
The issue could be that the tank is overfull and needs pumping, or that a pipe is broken, or that there’s a clog somewhere in the system – all of which can result in a leak and standing water in the yard. Have this issue repaired before further damage happens.
Keep your drain field and the entire system in top shape
We hope this information has given you a good idea of when drain field repair is necessary. If sewage is backing up in your drains, if you’re experiencing extra-healthy or extra-unhealthy grass around your septic tank, or if your yard has standing pools of water, call us for a drain field inspection.
Quality Septic provides licensed drain field repairs, system-wide septic repairs, septic tank pumping, safety inspections and many other services you need to keep your septic system in top shape.
Reach us by phone at (813) 798-0122 or contact us through our simple contact form.