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Drain Field Most Commonly Asked Questions

Drain Field Most Commonly Asked Questions

Drain Field Most Commonly Asked Questions 1. Why is my drain field so soggy? A soggy drain field indicated drain field failure. All drain fields have a life expectancy, and yours may be reaching the end. However, newer drain fields can also experience this problem depending on maintenance history, household water habits, and the surrounding terrain.  2. Is it normal for a drain field to be more green than the other areas of my lawn?

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34 most common questions about septic systems

1. How often should I pump out my septic tank? On average, septic tanks should be pumped out every 2-3 years. However, this number varies based on the number of occupants a home has, the volume of water being used every day, and the size of the system. It must be said that there are many myths circulating regarding septic system maintenance. Some folks believe that septic tanks don’t need to be pumped out. Others

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How does a septic system work?

Septic System Most septic systems utilize gravity to move household waste from the home to the drain field. Think of a septic system as a giant digestive system. Just as substances that we consume go into our mouths, broken down inside of our bodies, and are eliminated, household waste and water go into a septic system, are broken down, and are eliminated as well. A septic tank is like a stomach. It is the first

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How to tell if my septic system is backed up

How to tell if my septic system is backed up

Drains in the house are backing up It is possible that there is something obstructing the transfer line between the house and the tank. We would recommend that the line be jetted to clear any solids that might be plugging up the line, and if the tank hasn’t been pumped in a few years it might be time to get that cleaned out as well. Sewer Smell A sewer smell around your septic tank could

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Drain Field Most Commonly Asked Questions

Drain Field Most Commonly Asked Questions 1. Why is my drain field so soggy? A soggy drain field indicated drain field failure. All drain fields have a life expectancy, and yours may be reaching the end. However, newer drain fields can also experience this problem depending on maintenance history, household water habits, and the surrounding terrain.  2. Is it normal for a drain field to be more green than the other areas of my lawn?

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34 most common questions about septic systems

1. How often should I pump out my septic tank? On average, septic tanks should be pumped out every 2-3 years. However, this number varies based on the number of occupants a home has, the volume of water being used every day, and the size of the system. It must be said that there are many myths circulating regarding septic system maintenance. Some folks believe that septic tanks don’t need to be pumped out. Others

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How does a septic system work?

Septic System Most septic systems utilize gravity to move household waste from the home to the drain field. Think of a septic system as a giant digestive system. Just as substances that we consume go into our mouths, broken down inside of our bodies, and are eliminated, household waste and water go into a septic system, are broken down, and are eliminated as well. A septic tank is like a stomach. It is the first

Continue Reading

How to tell if my septic system is backed up

Drains in the house are backing up It is possible that there is something obstructing the transfer line between the house and the tank. We would recommend that the line be jetted to clear any solids that might be plugging up the line, and if the tank hasn’t been pumped in a few years it might be time to get that cleaned out as well. Sewer Smell A sewer smell around your septic tank could

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