The drain field is where the water that leaves your septic tank goes to be reabsorbed back into the ground. The water is naturally filtered as it travels through the ground. The drain field is a very important part of your septic system. Over time, it can become clogged or damaged. Many times, an issue arises with your drain field due to an overly full septic tank. A clogged drain field is not fixed in the same way you would address a clogged pipe. Drain field cleaning is vital to the overall function of your septic system. A couple of the ways drain field cleaning can be done are:
- Hydrojetting – We can use water to flush the drain field and clear up any clogs. This is a highly effective technique for drain field cleaning and will often prevent you from needing a costly drain field replacement.
- Bacteria – A bacteria packet can be added to your septic system that releases important bacteria that will work to break down clogged solid waste.
If you know that your drain field is acting up and you suspect that it is clogged, then we recommend giving your septic system a break and allowing it to dry out for a little while. This means you will want to limit the amount of water that is sent through your septic system. You may want to limit the number of loads of laundry and cycles of the dishwasher you do in one day as well as repair any leaks or running toilets.