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How to Keep Your Drain Field in Good Condition

Septic Services LakelandPosted bySeptic Services LakelandSeptember 13th, 2020

Your drain field has a limited capacity
Here at Southeastern Septic LLC, we know from experience just how bad drain field problems can get, and we want to help you prevent them as much as possible. In this article, we’ll provide a few tips on how to keep your drain field in good condition so that you never have to call us with a septic emergency.

• Conserve Water. One step you can take to keep your drain field in good condition is to practice water conservation. Your drain field has a limited capacity, and too much water flooding it at once will cause it to back up. To prevent this, you can employ common-sense measures, such as installing low-volume water fixtures and fixing leaky faucets.

• Be Careful with Landscaping. Another way to keep your drain field in good condition is to examine your landscaping and make adjustments if necessary. If you have shrubs or trees planted too close to your drain field (less than 10 feet away), then there is a risk that their roots could tangle around and damage the pipes. We at Southeastern Septic LLC recommend removing any trees or shrubs that are inside that limit and planting grass instead.

• Monitor Septic Sludge. A third way to take care of your drain field is to keep up your routine septic tank maintenance–namely, having the level of sludge in the tank regularly checked, and getting it pumped out as necessary. If too much sludge accumulates, it will spill out of the tank and into the drain field, causing backups. Our team at Southeastern Septic LLC is happy to work out an annual maintenance schedule to ensure that every part of your system stays in good working order.

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