Drain Field Services
A typical septic system consists of a septic tank and drain field. The job of the drain field, also known as the leach field or absorption bed, is to accept the waste water discharged from the septic tank. A typical drain field operates from gravity and can consist of rock and pipe, chambers or other State-approved products. The waste water is distributed, usually through a distribution box, to the drain field, where it then flows into the soil below.
As this water drains through the soil, final treatment of the waste water is achieved. If the drain field is not operating correctly, it can cause the plumbing in the home to back up and overflow, or water can come up through the ground and into the yard.
Can my Drain Field be repaired or does it have to be replaced?
The drain field is one of the most important aspects of a septic system. Since it allows liquid to go back into the water table, it must be working properly to maintain a healthy balance and remove bacteria before allowing it to go back into the soil. If you are experiencing a problem with your Drain Field the experts at Robby’s will help diagnose the problem and provide corrective options.
Robby’s is one of the only Septic Service companies who offer the Terralift System. The Terralift System uses a pneumatic hammer to mechanically fracture the soil revitalizing the soils ability to safely absorb water again. This is more efficient way to repair a waterlogged Drain Field vs. bringing in an excavator and tearing up your landscaping!
Signs of a Drain Field problem:
One helpful tip is to keep an eye out for potential signs that your system may need Drain Field services. These signs include gurgling sounds that you can hear near drains or pipes, wet spots on the ground, or water backup. If you do encounter any of these problems, give Robby’s a call, and they will send out an experienced team that can analyze the issue and, if necessary, perform drain field services and repair.