The drainfield is also often referred to as a leach field or absorption field and is a critical part of the overall septic system on your property.
STEP 1 Septic tank: First, human waste from your home or business will travel via the plumbing system to the septic tank, where it will be separated into three distinct layers:
STEP 2 Drainfield : A drainfield is essentially a designated area of land with large perforated pipes filled with gravel. This absorption area will fill with water and filter it through the gravel to remove waste particles as it moves through to the ground.
STEP 3 Soil: Last but not least, the soil beneath the drainfield will act as the final stage of waste processing, where harmful microorganisms like bacteria and viruses will be filtered out before the water reaches the groundwater supply.
Septic systems are highly efficient and can last decades with proper care and maintenance.
Taking care of the absorption field should be a top priority when owning a septic system. Introducing foreign substances and chemicals into the drains can not only destroy healthy and necessary bacteria in the tank but clog up the field pipes and destroy the bacterial ecosystem necessary for breakdown of waste.
When the pipes in the absorption field get old or damaged, the situation can be urgent. Backup of waste through the pipes can create flooding in your yard or at worst, sewage backing up into your home — a major health hazard!
Our technicians have extensive experience performing full septic excavations. We can remove the old drainfield pipes and provide guidance on percolation testing and permitting. A knowledgeable contractor is essential for this process. We will ensure your new drainfield not only meets the needs of your home but follows all local Florida health regulations and specifications.
Building a new home on a piece of property? Our team has worked with new home builds in central Florida and are ready to install a new septic system when the time comes.
With so many things that can go wrong, having a trusted contractor at hand can make your life so much easier. While a well-maintained septic system generally runs without any problems, when an issue does arise, it can get out of hand quickly.
Each of these issues requires immediate inspection for an accurate diagnosis by a septic company. Delaying action could result in costly repairs and replacements. Our company is available around the clock to respond to your call.
Having problems with your septic system? It can be difficult to know what is causing the issues without a detailed inspection. Using specialized equipment, our technicians can detect common problems and determine the next step in getting the drainfield repaired.
Yearly inspections can prevent homeowners from having to pay for major fixes to their tank and field pipes.
• Atypical odors around the absorption field
• Dark green grass and lush vegetation around the field
• Wet grass and puddles over the septic system area
• Sewage backup through the pipes
The inability of the drainfield pipes and soil to handle waste water is an emergency. Call Septic & Drainfield Depot immediately if your system is showing signs of failure.
Unfortunately, many homeowners or patrons of a business can be too lax when it comes to the septic system. Flushing anything except for human waste and toilet paper can result in clogs and damage to the tank or absorption field.
Refrain from putting any of the following in the toilet or down the drains:
Septic & Drainfield Depot can diagnose and treat a wide range of septic issues you may be experiencing. Our highly trained experts are ready to respond and get to the root of the problem. With years of experience under our belts and a knack for exceptional customer service , we’ve become central Florida’s leading septic company.
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