Drain field pipes play an important role for homes with septic tanks. The septic system depends on the drain field to efficiently distribute waste back into the ground, which helps prevent septic backups. Mr. Rooter® Plumbing is the licensed local plumber you need for effective drain field services.
How Does a Septic Drain Field Work?
After the wastewater from your home flows through drains or toilets, it goes into the septic tank. Chambers inside the tank separate the fats, solids, and liquids. All the fat floats to the top of the main tank, where it congeals. The solids sink to the bottom and are digested by bacteria. The remaining liquid flows into the drain field, which is a grid of perforated pipes. Tiny holes in the pipes allow liquid to seep into the dirt below, where it’s naturally filtered before harmlessly returning to the groundwater.
Septic drain fields are known by many names, including:
- Absorption beds
- Disposal fields
- Drain fields
- Leach fields
- Seepage fields
- Weeping tiles
Whatever you prefer to call it, you need it to work the right way.
Can a Leach Field Be Repaired?
In some cases, yes. Mr. Rooter Plumbing performs all septic leach field repairs, including:
- Clogged drain field repairs. We accomplish this by digging up the affected pipe and cleaning out the accumulated dirt and solids. You can prevent this problem by only flushing toilet paper and human waste. Also, have your septic tank pumped every few years.
- Root removal. Drain field lines can become clogged by tree roots. Mr. Rooter Plumbing uses specialized equipment to remove tree roots from all kinds of pipes, including drain fields. To prevent this issue, don’t plant trees near the drain field.
- Partial replacement. Collapsed drain field pipe sections can be replaced. Protect pipes from collapse by keeping heavy objects (like vehicles and above-ground pools) off the drain field lines.
Full septic drain field replacement is the best option when multiple collapsed lines or constant clogs are causing ongoing issues. A full drain field replacement will also help the whole septic system operate more efficiently and prevent leach field clogs for years to come.
If you need a new septic drain field to be installed, Mr. Rooter Plumbing is the local expert to contact.
Septic Drain Field Repair Near Me
When you’re ready to address your drain field problems, have a licensed plumber inspect the system and explain all your options. After more than 50 years of experience, Mr. Rooter Plumbing is your local drain field expert.
Turn to us for reliable advice and the best workmanship in your neighbourhood. Call us today or request an appointment online.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can be done about a frozen septic field?
Once a septic field has frozen, the best thing to do is to call your local Mr. Rooter Plumbing. We can use specialized equipment and techniques to thaw the system. Running hot water taps or lighting a fire on top of the septic field will not thaw the pipes and can actually cause more problems.
Why is there yellow grass over my septic field?
If you have a septic tank, everything you put down your home’s drains will end up in the leach field. That includes household cleaners and laundry detergents. If you’ve noticed yellow grass over your septic field, consider switching to more eco-friendly, biodegradable cleaning products to protect your lawn and groundwater.
Can a drain field treatment get my pipes weeping again?
Yes, there are some drain field treatment options that can help clear out solids and get liquids seeping into the ground again. Contact your local Mr. Rooter Plumbing to inspect your drain field and provide expert advice about your best options.