At Tampa Septic, we know all there is to know about septic systems. We know that many people prefer to think about their home’s septic system as little as possible, which is why we strive to provide top-notch service that takes care of any potential septic issue the first time it comes up, so you can continue to put any thoughts of your septic system out of your head. With that said, we at Tampa Septic also believe that understanding how your septic system works will help you spot any problems early, before they can become too big or too costly. In this article, we’ll be going over one of the main components of your septic system: the drain field.
The drain field is one of the two main parts of a septic system. Wastewater first enters the tank itself, where it separates into liquids and solids; the solids remain in the tank to be broken down by bacteria, while the liquids flow into the drain field. Once in the drain field, waste is slowly released back into the soil and groundwater. Drain fields consist of a number of gravel filters and perforated pipes that filter the liquids as they pass through, ensuring that no toxins or contaminants pass into the groundwater.
Drain fields that break down or become damaged can pose serious health risks for your family. Watch for water pooling in the area of your drain field or the surrounding grass becoming greener than the rest of your lawn, as these are two strong indicators that something is wrong with your drain field. If you notice these signs, call our team at Tampa Septic as soon as possible to schedule an inspection.