You can count on our team to keep your drain fields in excellent condition.
Every septic system contains two main components: the tank and the drain field. Some systems have additional components, such as a grease trap, but every system has those two. The septic tank is the first stop wastewater makes after it flows down your drain. In the tank, solid waste sinks to the bottom, where bacteria break it down.
Liquid effluent, on the other hand, makes a second stop. It flows out of the tank and into the drain field, a network of pipes and filters. These filters treat the wastewater and let it gradually seep back into the ground. Our team at Southern Water and Soil has over 30 years of experience in the septic industry, and we have worked on countless drain fields over the years. If you are having a problem with your drain field or need someone to build one for a new system, you can turn to us for help.
In our time in the septic industry, we have designed and built drain fields for a wide range of clients, including people in many different industries as well as private homeowners. Our team has also encountered just about every problem it’s possible for drain fields to develop, so we can provide effective repairs for any issue your drain field may have.
Our team is proud to serve the Spring Hill, Florida area, and we want to help you keep your septic system in good working order. If you are looking for a company to work on your drain fields, just give us a call to find out more about what we can do for you.
FAQs About Drain Fields
When it comes to your septic system, there are many parts that work together to ensure its success. The drain field is one of those parts. With over 30 years of combined service in the septic industry, our team at Southern Water and Soil knows a lot about drain fields, and we’ve compiled a list of questions that our customers ask most often. You can see those questions and the answers below.
How does a drain field work?
The drain field in a septic system enables the distribution and absorption of the treated wastewater from the septic tank into the soil. Before the water reaches the groundwater system again, the earth serves as a natural filter, eliminating contaminants and dangerous germs.
How do I know if my drain field is failing?
There are a few signs to look for if you’re concerned about your drain field, such as slow-draining fixtures, foul smells, thick vegetation covering the drain field, pooling water, and gurgling sounds in the plumbing. It’s critical to take quick action to treat the issue if you observe these symptoms to prevent more serious issues.
How frequently should a drain field be inspected?
The optimal frequency of a professional examination is every three to five years, while the actual frequency may differ depending on the size of the household, water use, and kind of septic system.
Is it okay for me to put buildings or trees over my drain field?
In general, it’s best to stay away from covering the drain field with permanent structures or trees. Tree roots can cause damage to pipes, and buildings can flatten the soil, which prevents wastewater from being absorbed.
How can I keep my drain field in good condition?
Only flushing biodegradable things and avoiding excessive water use are part of proper maintenance. To keep particles from getting into the drain field, regular septic tank inspections are also essential.