We write a lot about septic tanks, but did you know they’re just one part of the overall septic system? The other component critical to a septic system’s proper functioning is the drainfield.
Water flows into your septic tank from your home, but it doesn’t remain there forever. Once the liquids and solids separate, the water begins flowing into a series of underground pipes — called the drainfield — where it is treated naturally as it percolates into the soil.
The drainfield is where most of the wastewater treatment occurs — if it’s not working properly, it means your entire system isn’t working properly.
There are many reasons drainfield failures occur, but we see the same five over and over again.
If you’re experiencing problems with your drainfield, pumping your septic tank or rootering the drainfield lines may help, but it’s never a guarantee.
Just like with a car, the best way to avoid septic tank and drainfield problems is routine maintenance. Here are some do’s and dont’s for keeping your septic system and drainfield running smoothly.
We offer expert septic cleaning and maintenance for all conventional septic systems, as well as Clearstream aerobic systems.
Give us a call at 210.698.2000 (San Antonio) or 830.249.4000 (Boerne) or contact us online to discuss your septic system maintenance needs.