Most lawns have one section of grass that grows greener and faster, especially during the dry, summer months. If you have noticed this phenomenon, you may be surprised to know why that section of grass is so special: it is more than likely above your home’s septic field lines
After your home’s septic tank has separated incoming waste water, it becomes effluent (gray water rich in organic materials) and flows into the septic drain field (or leach field). Located underground, the soil surrounding the lines is enriched by the effluent.
The field lines are also a complex part of your home’s septic system; when field lines are installed along with a septic tank, they have to undergo a series of tests. If you’re looking to have field lines installed, repaired, or maintained, we’ve got the answer: our highly trained, licensed, insured and bonded technicians know plumbing and septic systems, ensuring the one in your home works flawlessly—fixture to field lines.
Drain Field Problems
Because the field lines are the last step for effluent in your home’s septic system, any issues that might lead to its failure can be prevented by first ensuring your septic tank is properly maintained. Typically, anything that can cause the septic tank to fail will also affect your field lines, resulting in material passing through the septic tank being processed less efficiently, leading to solid material entering the field lines.
There are various signs of field line problems, and they all start with your septic tanks:
- Puddles of standing water in your lawn with a pungent odor
- Frequent plumbing backups inside the home
- Draining through fixtures has slowed dramatically
- Odd sounds throughout the home’s plumbing system
In severe cases, damaged field lines will cause large amounts of waste water to flood your home! It’s important to maintain your septic tank and field lines regularly.
Field Line Repair & Maintenance
A healthy plumbing and septic system begins in the drains of your home and ends in your field lines. If one part isn’t properly maintained, the other parts will be affected. If you’ve experienced some of the signs of field lines problems, give Roto-Rooter a call at 251-479-9454 or use our convenient Podium (hyperlink) tool. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year-round.