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Most lawns have one section of grass that grows greener and faster, especially during the dry, summer months. If you've noticed this phenomenon, you may be surprised to learn why that section of grass is so special: it's probably directly above your home's septic drain field.
After your home's septic tank has separated incoming waste water, it becomes effluent—gray water rich in organic materials—and flows into the septic drain field (or leach field). Located underground, the soil surrounding the drain field is enriched by the effluent.
The drain field is also a complex part of your home's septic system; when a drain field is installed along with a septic tank, it has to undergo a series of tests. If you're looking to have a drain field installed, repaired, or maintained, we've got the answer; our highly trained, licensed, insured and bonded technicians know plumbing and septic systems, ensuring the one in your home works flawlessly—drain to drain field.
Because the drain field is the last step for effluent in your home's septic system, any issues that might lead to its failure can be prevented by first ensuring your septic tank is properly maintained. Typically, anything that can cause the septic tank to fail will also affect your drain field, resulting in material passing through the septic tank being processed less efficiently, leading to solid material entering the drain field.
There are various signs of drain field problems, and they all start with your septic tank:
In severe cases, a damaged drain field will cause large amounts of waste water to flood your home! It's important to maintain your septic tank and drain field regularly.
A healthy plumbing and septic system begins in the drains of your home and ends in your drain field. If one part isn't properly maintained, the other parts will be affected. If you've experienced some of the signs of drain field problems, give a FloHawks technician a call at 1.800.356.4295 or use our convenient Schedule Your Service tool. We're available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year-round, and we don't charge extra for calls at night or during weekends and holidays.