A septic system that is no longer functioning properly can put you face to face with some very unpleasant side effects. Among the worst is the foul-smelling water that may appear on your lawn after your system gets a strong workout, from doing laundry, say, or from having an unusually large number of people in your house. And the less said about sewage backing up into your house, the better.
What is the likely cause of such trouble? Most likely, it’s an issue with your drain field. The purpose of the drain field is to remove any contaminants from the liquid that comes out of your septic tank. The appearance of nasty sewage is a sure sign that your drain field needs work.
Replacing a drain field takes considerable time and money. Heavy equipment is required, which necessitates that the area above the drain field be dry—not easy, when things are already not working as they should. On top of this, the old system must be removed and replaced, which requires soil removal and replacement and leaves your yard looking much worse.
Fortunately, when it comes to septic repairs in Leland, NC, The Sewer & Drain Medic offers an alternative that works even when there’s water overflowing into your yard, takes only a day’s work and lets you keep some of that hard-earned money in your pocket: Terralift.
How Terralift works
Because the Terralift machine is relatively lightweight, it can be used even on saturated ground without damaging your yard. The machine uses a narrow probe capable of penetrating soil as far down as three to six feet. By forcing compressed air into the soil, it’s able to break up severely compacted soil and create small cracks and fissures. Into these cracks, then, the machine injects air and polystyrene pellets, which leaves the cracks open and allows excess liquid to flow away. Depending on your yard, the machine then repeats the process every four feet or so around each of the drain field trenches.
What Terralift can do for your septic system
The reason a septic system starts failing is often not that something is broken—it’s usually just an issue of the drain field being clogged. What Terralift does is remove clogging and prevent it from occurring again. Unless there’s a serious structural problem with your system, such as a busted pipe, Terralift should eliminate the problem of a clogged and overflowing drain field, and at a fraction of the cost of replacing an old drain field and tearing up your yard. It effectively restores your system to its original state and, because the pellets stay in place, the treatment continues to work long after it’s completed.
Without regular cleaning and maintenance, sewage backups become increasingly likely, and increasingly nasty when they occur. Rather than dealing with the hassle, headache and expense of replacing your drain field, remember there’s a better option. When your septic system needs repair in Leland, NC, call The Sewer & Drain Medic and ask about our Terralift service.