Common Causes of Drain Field Issues
Do you suspect you have an issue with your homes drain field? If so, give All Around Septic a call today, so we can come out and take a look.
Below are common cause of drain field issues for home owners.
- Past Due for Septic Pumping or Septic Maintenance Services – Regular maintenance helps to to maintain the health of your on site septic system.
- Trees – While trees are gorgeous to have in your yards, they often times grown quicker and are more expansive than planned.. Tree roots can infiltrate a drain field, as well as other components of sewage systems, and really cause a lot of trouble. Roots even tend to grow toward drain fields because it is their job to find water for the tree.
- Grease – Homeowners should avoid putting grease down drains when they have septic systems, as the grease can cut off the oxygen in the drain field, making it unable to perform its duties.
- Overload – Septic systems are more than just a tank for waste. They are a balanced system that uses bacteria to reduce sludge and buildup. Today’s cleaners and detergents can upset this balance and lead to septic issues.
- Vehicle Damage – It’s important to not drive over or park on your drain field. Drain fields are not built to sustain weight and can easily be damaged by a vehilcle being on top of them. Even if the vehicle does not collapse the system, it can compact the soil, which is also detrimental.
If you notice a smell coming from the area of your drain field or water pooling in the area it’s time to give All Around Septic a call. Don’t wait unitl the issue becomes larger. A little preventative maintenance and care can go a long way.