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Drain Field RepairEven though you take excellent care of your septic system, chances are that at some point in time, some contraband item is going to make its way into your system, which will result in the need for septic system repair. Whether it’s a little child who has flushed one too many toys or a guest who has unwittingly put forbidden items into your system, when you begin to suspect that it is malfunctioning, you need to get septic system repairs as soon as possible.

As you are well-aware, your septic system has three main parts; the tank, the pipes, and the drain field.  While it may be easy to tell when your pipes are clogged or when the tank needs to be pumped, discovering that you need drain field repair can be more of a challenge. However, there are some definite clues that you can watch for which will signal that a drain field repair is needed. 

Just like all good mysteries, to discover whether you need drain field repair, you will need to use your five senses, minus one—thankfully, you don’t need to use your taste buds to figure this one out. To begin, if you hear gurgling or burping noises coming from your drains, it may be an indicator that you need drain field repair.  As you observe your drain field, watch for sewage that is visible or puddles in unexpected places—these are signs that your drain field is failing. Next, use your nose; foul odors around the drain field mean that you need to get it repaired sooner rather than later. Finally, if you notice spots that are warmer than they should be, you know that you need to call in the experts for drain field repair.

When your keen observations have alerted you to the fact that your drain field is failing, contact us at Clark Septic to come and perform drain field repair. We can take care of your drain field issues quickly and effectively, so give us a call today!