Drain fields are an important and often overlooked key component of septic systems.
When you think of your septic system, which probably isn’t often if it is working well, you most likely think of your septic tank. This tank is generally constructed out of concrete and buried underground near your residential or commercial building. The tank is important, as it is where solid waste settles out of the liquid waste. Septic tanks need periodic maintenance, usually in the form of pump-outs that remove this accumulated sludge, leaving room for the system to operate properly.
But where does the liquid go? That’s where drain fields come in. Drains fields are an important and often overlooked key component of septic systems. The placement and design of drain fields are key to the overall success of the septic system. The drain field is tasked with protecting the surrounding environment from potentially hazardous bacteria and pathogens in the wastewater. Generally, drain fields consist of a set of perforated pipes that are buried carefully and thoughtfully. There is usually a layer of gravel or another filter material as well.
At Southern Water and Soil, we have over 30 years of experience with drain fields and all the other components of septic systems. We can inspect existing systems and make recommendations about how to repair or upgrade them. We can also design and install new septic systems in Brooksville, Florida or the surrounding area. We also offer repair and maintenance services, allowing you to ensure that your septic system is performing properly and that its expected lifespan can be maximized. Contact us now for help with your drain fields, or any other septic-related needs or questions.