When it comes to home emergencies, few are more unpleasant or disruptive than septic failure. We at Lee Kirk & Sons Septic know just how unpleasant septic problems are to deal with, so we want to help you identify potential trouble early so that you can address the issue before it becomes disastrous. In this article, we’ll focus on the drain field and go over three signs that it needs to be repaired.
1. Gurgling Drains- The drain field is a network of pipes and filters that hold the water from your septic tank and slowly release it back into the soil. One of the early signs that you need drain field repair is a gurgling sound in the drains inside your home. Sounds like this often mean that the drain is venting improperly, which means you probably have a blockage in the drain field.
2. Backups- Any time that water or sewage backs up into your home, you definitely have a problem. Backups can be caused by an issue anywhere in your septic system, so we at Lee Kirk & Sons Septic recommend calling a professional as soon as possible to determine whether you need drain field repair or some other solution.
3. Wet Patches in Your Yard- Another strong indication that you need drain field repair is standing water in your yard. Persistent puddles, soggy spots in the lawn, or even areas where the grass is unusually lush and green are all signs that your drain field is malfunctioning. If this happens to you, we at Lee Kirk & Sons Septic encourage you to call our team right away to get the problem taken care of.