One of the key components in your septic system is the drain field, which is the network of pipes and filters that allows liquid effluent to leach back into the soil. Our team at Clark Septic has extensive experience in the septic industry, and we have worked to install, maintain, and repair countless drain fields over the years.
In this article, we’ll go over a few ways to tell if you need drain field repair—if you notice any of the following issues occurring on your property, give us a call right away.
- Backups – One sign you may need drain field repair services can be seen in your drains. If your sinks, showers, tubs, or toilets are taking longer to fully drain, or if sewage is coming up through your drains, then you should call our team right away. This issue is not always caused by a drain field problem, but it always indicates a problem somewhere in your septic system.
- Sewage Odors – Another way to tell if you need drain field repair is to pay attention to how your home and yard smell. If you start to smell foul odors around your property, then you should call our team right away to schedule septic repairs, because something is definitely wrong.
- Standing Water – Puddles of standing water are another sign you need drain field repair. If you start to see puddles or pools around your yard, even on days when it hasn’t rained, then it means your drain field is leaking. You might also start to see parts of your lawn becoming unusually green and lush—this is another sign of a drain field leak; the grass in these spots is being fertilized by the waste leaking out.