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Hey there, my name is Russell Tyson. I am going to use this site to educate my readers about services offered by plumbing professionals. When I first started my company, I was unaware of all the necessary plumbing procedures needed to keep the toilets from backing up. My clients often failed to notify me when a toilet started to fail, likely due to embarrassment or a lack of time. Luckily, I was clued into the value of hiring plumbers to perform regular maintenance and repairs on the toilets to keep them in fine shape. I hope to detail those services on this site to inspire others to embrace preventative plumbing procedures.


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Septic Drain Fields: 3 Common Issues

by Charlie Clarke

If you do not have access to city water and sewer, then you more than likely utilize a septic system for disposal of household wastewater. The septic system is an integral component of the entire setup, but another important part is the septic drain field—a component that many homeowners tend to overlook. The septic drain field is responsible for removing leftover contaminants from the household's wastewater. Keep reading to learn a few of the more common issues that you may have with your drain field and how you can identify them.

Excessive Weight

There should never be excessive weight placed on your drain field because the pipes beneath the ground are not designed to sustain that kind of weight. For instance, you should not park any kind of vehicles on the drain field, especially for an extended period of time. If you do, it causes the soil to compact, crushing the pipes and causing the wastewater inside of the pipes to seep out in the soil, resulting in a flood of the drain field. In some cases, it may cause contamination of local water supplies.

Tree Roots

In the event that tree roots grow and infiltrate your home's drain field, the pipes can suffer severe damage. If a pipes gets severely damaged and breaks, it can cause seepage of the wastewater, saturating the surface of your drain field. One major indication of this issue is pooling water or standing water in your septic drain field. If steps aren't taken to correct the problem immediately, the wastewater can cause environmental harm by contaminating the water supply in your local area.

Past Due Pumping

It is important that you have your septic tank pumped on a regular basis to ensure that the liquid and sludge is removed from the tank regularly to avoid the tank getting too full. When the tank gets too full, it won't be able to properly break down your household waste and move the liquid throughout the pipes as needed. Because if this doesn't happen, the result is sewage backup in your home and/or an overflow in your drain field—and you don't want anything of the sort, right?

If you have noticed any of the aforementioned issues with your drain field or believe that you may have an issue with your drain field or any other part of your septic system, don't hesitate to contact a septic system service in your area for professional assistance.