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Drain Field And Septic System Problems: 3 Issues That Can Cause Tank Failure

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The failure of your tank is often related to problems with the drain field. It may be due to problems like collapsed lines, failing distribution box or solids getting in the drain field. No matter what the problem is, repairs will be needed to prevent these problems from reaching the tank and plumbing in your home. Here are some of the issues with drain fields that lead to tank failure and plumbing problems:

1. Distribution Boxes That Are Failing and Causing Septic System Problems

One of the most important components of modern septic systems are the distribution boxes. The distribution box of your septic system is what delivers the effluent to the drain lines. The box can become damaged or stopped up with solids, causing the drain field to back up to the tank. Contact a plumbing contractor to help with the inspection of the distribution box and remove anything that stops it up.

2. Collapsed Drain Tiles That Are Stopping Drainage of Effluent from The Tank

The lines of drain fields also collapse due to problems like age or heavy loads over them. In some cases, the drain tiles or lines can be cleared. In most cases, collapsed drain lines will need to be completely replaced, which is something that plumbers will be able to help you with by inspecting the lines and finding what the damage is. With video inspection, a plumber will be able to identify the collapsed lines that need to be repaired or replaced.

3. Solids Getting into Drain Tiles Can Stop Up the Drain Field System

One of the common problems that happen with drain fields is solids getting into them. The solids can get into the drain field from a tank that is failing or has not been maintained. It is important to have the maintenance of septic systems done regularly to prevent these problems. If the problem is due to a failing tank or pipes and fittings that are connected to the tank, contact a plumbing contractor to help with repairs and improvements that will help prevent septic system problems that lead to problems with the plumbing in your home.

These are some of the problems that can lead to damage to your septic tank and plumbing in your home. If you are having issues with your septic system, contact a plumbing contractor to help with repairs and inspection of lines of septic systems that may be damaged.