Pooling of water or marshy ground around the area of your Odessa, FL drain field can signal that you need drain field repair.
A damaged drain field can cause many issues for a septic system and for a property owner. Knowing how to identify the signs that indicate a damaged drain field can help speed the process of drain field repair.
First among signs that indicate needed drain field repair is the slowing of flow or backup of the septic system. This is especially prevalent among gravity-driven systems. Another sign can be the extra growth of part of the drain field, usually signaling a pooling of effluent or inability of the effluent to percolate outwards and downwards. Pooling of water or marshy ground around the area of the drain field can also signal a drain field failure and require drain field repair.
Determining the precise cause of the failure is the most important aspect of dealing with a drain field issue. Over time, the flow can become restricted due to the biomat growth or from detritus that infiltrates from around the drain field or via the septic pipe. If the biomat has become overgrown and is blocking proper effluent percolation, reducing it will restore some if not all of the drain field’s effectiveness. Clearing shrubs or trees whose root system has broken into the area of the drain field, especially the perforated drain pipe, is absolutely essential to the continued good function of the drain field. Vehicles driving over the drain field can crack or break the perforated pipes, so preventing motor vehicles from crossing over the drain field is important to the longevity of your drain field.
At Southern Water and Soil, we offer a wide range of services to our clients, from septic design to permitting, installation, and repairs. We know that clients who are educated about the various options in septic systems and drain field repair make better choices, and we’re here to work with you in all of your septic needs.