Field Lines

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 the lines are installed along with a septic tank, they have to undergo a series of tests. If you’re looking to have them installed, repaired, or maintained, we’ve got the answer. Our highly trained, licensed, insured, and bonded technicians know plumbing and septic systems like the back of their hand. Thus, ensuring that the septic system in your home works flawlessly — from 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 an inefficient processing of material that passes through the septic tank. Thus leading to solid material entering the lines.

There are various signs of field line problems, and they all start with your septic tanks. Be on the lookout for:

  • Puddles of standing water in your lawn, particularly 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 lines will cause large amounts of waste water to flood your home! It’s important to maintain your septic tank and field lines regularly.

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, it will affect the other parts. 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 chat tool. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year-round.