Drainage field problems are the most common problems for homeowners and commercial property owners. When a drainage problem is identified, contact a septic company immediately. A drainage field is...
Drainage field problems are the most common problems for homeowners and commercial property owners. When a drainage problem is identified, contact a septic company immediately. A drainage field is where all the water released from the septic system is treated (or not treated with a soakaway). This "field" exists outside the building and surrounds the leach pipe or drain pipe carrying waste from the building to the septic tank. It must be sized correctly to prevent it from becoming clogged with roots and other debris. The more flow-through volume space available in the drain field, the less chance of clogging and problems in your building's septic system. Metro Septic Pumping helps keep these events from happening with regular septic tank pumping.
Water drains into your home's sewer system must pass through a series of pipes called a drain field. This network of pipes runs beneath your yard and into the ground. The water flows through these pipes, where it is filtered and treated by bacteria before it goes into the ground.
Drain fields are important because they keep your sewage from backing up into your house or flooding your yard when heavy rain or snow melts. They also ensure you don't have to pay for expensive plumbing repairs if you have problems with clogged drains or toilets.
In most cases, a drain field is buried beneath the grass in your yard so no one can see it. However, sometimes people will notice pools of water or sewage odor around their homes, which can be signs of problems with their drain fields. If the drain field needs repair or replacement, you may notice greener grass growing where there once was brown grass and pools of water forming on top of the soil where there used to be none before.
The septic tank and drain field are the two main components of a home’s onsite sewage disposal system. The septic tank is an underground tank that stores household wastewater until it can be treated with bacteria in the drain field. A clogged toilet or drain pipe can cause backups into the home, damaging appliances, fixtures, and walls.
Notice pools of water in your yard or your drain field. This may be a sign of a problem with your drain field or leach lines — underground pipes that run from the drain field to the septic tank where bacteria break down solid waste into liquid waste before it enters groundwater supplies or surface water sources like lakes and streams.
If you smell sewage on your property, it is likely coming from your home's pipes. If you smell sewage in the yard, it is probably coming from a neighbor’s home. The first thing to do is check for clogs in your own plumbing and septic tank. If this does not fix the problem, contact Metro Septic Pumping for help.
The most common cause of sewage odors in a home is drains that are not vented properly. There are two types of vents: roof vents and floor drains. Roof vents are designed to vent directly outside and should be located as far away from your house as possible (the farther away they are, the better). Floor drains are designed to drain directly into the ground near the foundation of the house or through a pipe that leads underground to drain fields where they can be treated properly before being released into our environment at low levels of concentration.
You must call a septic company if you have a problem with your septic tank. You may have heard that you can fix it yourself, but it's not worth the risk. The pipes and lines are buried underground. They're not visible, making them difficult to locate and repair. And they're expensive to replace if you damage them while trying to repair them yourself.
The most common plumbing problems involve toilets and drains. Call us immediately if you notice that your toilet isn't flushing properly or it's taking longer than usual for the water to go down the drain. A clogged pipe can cause water to back up into other parts of your home or even flood the area around your home. We'll come out immediately and check everything out for you to determine what needs to be done to fix the problem quickly and correctly.
Once a field is not draining properly, it can cause many problems. A clogged outlet or broken pipe can cause your drainage field to stop draining properly. If you see pools of water in your field that smell like sewage, these are all possible signs that you may have a problem with your drain field. Contact our septic company in Woodstock, GA immediately if one is found, or you risk causing further damage to the system.