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How to Tell if Your Septic Drain Field Needs Repair

Here at Lee Kirk & Sons Septic, we want to help you keep your septic system in good working order, and that includes the drain field. If you’re unfamiliar, a septic drain field is where liquid effluent flows after it passes through the tank, a network of pipes and filters that treats the wastewater and ultimately returns it to the water table. In this article, we’ll go over a few tips on how to tell if you have a problem with your septic drain field so that you can get prompt repairs and avert major damage.

  • Backups. One sign that your septic drain field may have a problem is sewage backing up into your drains. When the drain field becomes too full, wastewater and sewage can be forced back into the tank or even all the way inside your home. If you are experiencing backups in your home or business, we urge you to give our team a call to get a professional inspection of your tank and field.
  • Pooling Water. Another sign that your septic drain field is not working correctly is the presence of standing water in your yard, particularly around your tank and field. If you notice persistent puddles in your yard, ones that stick around even when it hasn’t rained recently, you may very well have a drain field problem.
  • Unhealthy or Too Healthy Grass. A third sign of trouble with your septic drain field is grass that is unusually unhealthy or unusually lush, especially if the difference occurs in the areas near your system. This phenomenon indicates that sewage is seeping into your lawn, which is a problem you should get looked at as soon as possible.