How Does Drain Field Cleaning Work?

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As the system that filters the wastewater to allow the water to be reabsorbed into the soil, your drain field is an important part of your septic system that you want to keep working properly. If you have noticed anything off around your drain field, you shouldn’t delay scheduling any cleaning or repairs.

How Does Drain Field Cleaning Work?

Most often, a drain field issue can be fixed with a simple drain field cleaning rather than more expensive repairs or replacements. Here’s how drain field cleaning works.

  • Start with the inspection: Before we perform drain field cleaning, we often begin with an inspection to ensure that just a cleaning will solve the problem and no real repairs or replacements are necessary. This way, we can more accurately assess the situation, offer the most effective solution, and save you money in the process.
  • Hydrojetting: Once we have fully assessed your drain field, we can move on to the actual drain field cleaning. For the most effective and efficient cleaning, we use hydrojetting equipment that will pump 15 to 20 gallons per minute at a pressure of 3,000 pounds per square inch. This allows us to effectively clear away any slime, clogs, or otherwise. You can rest assured that this equipment is entirely safe for your septic system.
  • Bacteria treatment: Sometimes, if it doesn’t seem that the hydrojetting will do the job for your drain field cleaning, we use a bacteria packet. We’ll add the packet of bacteria to your septic system, and the released bacteria will eat away and break down any solid waste that may be clogging the system.

You can give us a call if you would like to learn more or schedule our drain field cleaning services.