Drain fields are the final stop for wastewater on your Tampa property after it has traveled from your home through the septic tank’s filtration system.
There is always a lot of emphasis placed on the importance of the septic tank as part of any residential septic system – and it is an important component. The other important component that might see less attention is the drain field, which also serves a critical function for your home and your property in Tampa, Florida.
A drain field is the final stop for wastewater after it has traveled from your home, through the septic tank’s filtration system, and is now ready to be safely disposed of into the groundwater. Made up of layers of perforated pipes and gravel filters, drain fields minimize the effects of gray water as it trickles safely back into the ground. This gravity-fed system is a simple one, but critical to the complete and safe removal of sewage from properties in the Tampa area.
Drain fields that aren’t properly cared for or damaged due to neglect or inclement weather can pose serious risks to homeowners. If you notice that the grass over your drain field is greener than the rest, you smell foul odors coming from the area, or there is pooling water over the drain field itself, it is time to call in a septic professional.
At Tampa Septic, we deal with drain fields of all shapes, sizes, and conditions, and we know how important it is to keep this septic component working well. A quick inspection during routine septic tank maintenance is a great way to keep drain fields operating their best over time, or to catch on to any potential threats before they turn serious.
If you have questions about septic drain fields or would like to schedule an inspection at your home, contact us at Tampa Septic today.