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The Drain Field: What It Is and What It Does
Here at Clark Septic, we know everything there is to know about septic systems and all their components. Our thorough knowledge and extensive experience allow us to easily spot potential problems in any septic system, identify the cause, and implement effective solutions. We have firsthand experience with just how serious and unpleasant septic malfunctions can be, and we want to help customers like you avoid situations like that whenever possible. We believe that giving you information about how your system works will give you a leg up in catching issues early and preventing major damage. In this article, we’ll be going over one of the key components of a septic system: the drain field.

All the water from your toilets, drains, and appliances flows into your septic system. The last stop in your septic system is the drain field, a network of pipes and filters that treat the water as it flows out of your tank and ultimately release it back into the water system. The porous surfaces in the drain field accept the water and treat it, catching any waste particles that remain. The drain field and surrounding soil disperse the treated water over time, allowing it to percolate through the layers of earth and become part of the groundwater once more.

Your drain field is essential for treating the wastewater from your septic tank before it rejoins the water table. In addition, drain field problems can lead to sludge backups in your drains and toilets, or leave your yard flooded with foul water. If you suspect that you may have a problem with your drain field, call our team at Clark Septic for a professional assessment.