Do you know where your drain field is in relation to the rest of your septic system? Here at William Dustin Septic, we are here to help you with all the parts of your septic system, not just the pumping of your septic tank or occasional septic maintenance appointments. If you have a septic system, you need to take care of every part of it as carefully as you take care of the tank and what goes into the tank. A drain field is the last step in the septic system and needs to be carefully cared for as it is also one of the most delicate portions. In order to avoid digging up a large portion of your property and replacing it with a drain field replacement, here are some steps you can take to avoid premature drain field replacement.
First, know where your drain field is. This is the first, and most important, step in caring for your drain field! Because a drain field is relatively delicate, you need to make sure that you are caring for the ground above it.
Second, keep everything, and we mean everything, off the drain field. This means no driving any vehicle on top of your drain field since it could crush the pipes. It also means you can plant grass and grass only above the drain field. No gardens, boulders, and certainly no trees!
Finally, watch the land above the drain field. Make sure it’s not unusually lush or thick since this can be a sign of a problem down below!
To learn more about drain field replacement and how to avoid it, call us today!