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Drain Field Repair Can Be a Real Headache

Septic Services LakelandPosted bySeptic Services LakelandFebruary 7th, 2017

The worst septic problems are those to do with the drain field. Typically, other plumbing issues can be addressed with minimal headaches – well, at least these headaches seem minimal in comparison to this one: if the drain field has failed, you’ll need to replace the whole thing.

Drain Field Repair Can Be a Real Headache

You may be in need of drain field repair if:

  • There are persistent odors coming from wet spots on the drain field.
  • Your plumbing becomes slow, or it slows down during the wet months or when you use it heavily.
  • The septic tank is flooded.
  • You still have problems even after having the tank pumped out.

Failure and Drain Field Repair

drain field repairThere are 2 types of failure. Partial failure is when it works in dry weather but not during periods of high household use or heavy rains. Complete failure is when no remedial measures can be taken.

In the case of partial failure, contact a drain field repair professional to flush it out. If deterioration of the distribution pipe has not progressed too far, it is possible that cleaning may solve the issue. If the problem is caused by roots, the contractor can dig up the drain field and inspect it. He will remove invasive plants and trees, which should help the field recover. If the drain field has failed completely, he can help with the design and installation of a new one.

At Southeastern Septic LLC in Lakeland, FL, we offer top-quality residential and commercial septic services, including tank pumping and repair, new installations, sump pump replacement, green swamp inspections, real estate inspections, drain cleaning, and much more. Please contact us today for more information.