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it may be time for drain field repair

When thinking about septic systems, you may be wondering what a drain field is and what’s its purpose is. A drain field is used as a filtering mechanism that basically returns wastewater to the ground. Although a drain field can be designed in vastly different ways, its primary function is to clean the wastewater before it returns to the water table. But when things don’t go quite as planned, drain field repair may be necessary.

Sounds simple enough, right? What could go wrong? If this filter system in the drain field stops functioning properly or becomes clogged, things could get messy. Some signs of wastewater not being absorbed into the soil include slow flushing toilets, slow drainage in bathtubs and sinks, and gurgling sounds. Some “messier” signs could include odors, sewage coming to the surface, and wet spots around the drain field site. In other words, it may be time for drain field repair!

Luckily, our team at Clark Septic is equipped to assist you with any drain field repairs if necessary. We understand that the drain field is a critical component in a fully functional septic system. If you suspect an issue with your drain field, we can analyze and diagnose the issue for you in a timely manner. Once the problem is diagnosed, our technicians have the experience to provide an accurate and cost-efficient solution for the issue in your drain field. If you are in the Orlando, Florida area and have an emergency or need a drain field repair assessment, give us a call– we are ready to help.