The drain field of your septic system is something that is often forgotten about, but old lines can have problems. When your drain field begins to fail, it can lead to problems with your septic tank, and then, reach the plumbing in your home. Dealing with the problems in time can help reduce problems and the cost of repairs. Here are some tips to help with the drain field failures of your septic system to reduce the costs of repairs.
1. Drain Field Lines Failing Due to Collapsing and Replacement Solutions
The drain field lines of older septic systems are susceptible to damage from excessive loads over them, such as a vehicle driving over them, or heavy objects being placed in these areas. This can cause the lines to collapse, which will lead to them eventually backing up into the tank of your system. Sometimes, you may be able to have the drain lines jetted to clear them and keep them flowing, but they will usually need to be replaced. Talk with a plumbing contractor about trenchless solutions to replace lines if possible, but they will usually need to be dug up, so improvements can be done.
2. Distribution Boxes That Become Stopped Up with Solids and Tank Pumping
Distribution boxes are another area of your drain field that can become clogged and cause problems with the septic tank. Usually, this area of your septic system will become clogged due to a lack of maintenance and solids getting into the distribution box. It can also happen when excessive rains cause the tank to become overburdened with waste and runoff, which leads to solids getting into the distribution box.
3. Lack of Septic Tank Maintenance That Leads to Overburden and Clogged Drain Fields
Not having your septic tank pumped when needed leads to many serious issues with the system. It can cause the tank to become overburdened and solids to get into drain fields, as well as the plumbing in your home. Therefore, it is important to have your tank pumped regularly, and when maintenance is being done, you will also want to have all the different components of the system inspected for potential problems that need repairs.
These are some tips to help deal with septic system failures and reduce the costs of repairs. Contact a plumbing repair service to help with drain field and toilet repair needs of your system before they become too costly.