Your septic system is composed of three distinct parts: the septic tank, the drainfield, and the pipes themselves. When you run water through your septic system, it travels down the pipes and into the septic tank. Once in the septic tank, it divides into three different layers. Solid waste sinks to the bottom of the tank while the oils and fats rise to the top. The middle layer is the wastewater.
The wastewater is piped out of the septic tank through the drain pipe. The drain pipe is a perforated pipe that leaches water into the drainfield. The drainfield usually consists of an impermeable barrier trench. The trench is filled with some kind of physical filtration method such as sand. It also has a microbial environment that breaks down pathogens, viruses, and other potentially dangerous substances. A crack in the barrier of the trench could be a reason you need drainfield repair services.
One of the biggest considerations for your drainfield is the percolation rate. The drainfield needs to be sufficient so it can filter out and consume the waste before it reaches the wider yard, or any sort of water table. That keeps dangerous substances from entering into the water supply. If the drain trench is not properly filtering pathogens, you need drainfield repair services in Covington, GA.
The fine particles used to filter out dangerous pathogens can also clog the drain pipe. A clogged drain can cause your septic tank to fill up unnecessarily fast. Better Plumbing Services, LLC can inspect your drain for clogs.
If you have clogs, the drainfield repair services consist of finding the source of the clog and removing it. Furthermore, they’ll need to advise you on how to prevent future clogs. The material used to filter your wastewater could be the culprit, or it could just be a simple matter of wear and tear.
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