Many different components come together to form a septic system, and they each have their own important functions. The drain field is an essential part of the system and serves a variety of important functions that are worth understanding, as they can require occasional maintenance.
Waste and impurities from the septic tank are released into the drain field, where microbes break down organic and biodegradable matter. A properly designed septic system will have pipes and a porous material arranged in such a way as to prevent runoff, ingestion of wastewater by animals, and biofilms. In the absence of a functioning drain field or in a poorly designed system, these issues will become evident.
Once a drain field installation is complete, there are steps that you as the owner can take to ensure efficiency and a long lifespan for the system, such as never flushing or pouring solids into drains and avoiding introducing fats, oils, and grease as much as possible. Proper use helps prevent blockages in pipes, oil crust formation, and other issues. This in turn will save money by maximizing the life of the entire septic system.
At Sewer & Drain Medic, for your drain field installation, we use a versatile micro mini excavator to create a drain field optimized for proper drainage, absorption, and prevention of problems. Our team knows that your drain field installation can have a direct impact on the functionality of your septic system, so we make sure to use the proper substrate for your specific needs. We are committed to high-quality work and making sure you have a system that will serve you well for many years to come. If you are in the Wilmington, North Carolina area and are ready to discuss your drain field installation, reach out to our friendly team today!