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Nov 30, 2023

How to Maximize Your Drain Field Efficiency

Cheers to your septic system's birthday! It is imperative that you maintain the lifetime and effectiveness of your septic system as a responsible homeowner. The drain field is one important component in this process. Proper operation of your complete septic system depends on a well-maintained drain field.

In this blog post, our professionals from Rooter Man Plumbing will explore dos and don'ts to help you maximize drain field efficiency and avoid unnecessary septic tank pumping, repair, or installation costs.

The Dos

  • Regular Septic Tank Pumping: Arrange for a trustworthy septic company to perform routine septic tank pumping. By clearing out extra sediments and sludge from your tank, you may avoid clogging the drain field. Your complete septic system will last longer if your tank is kept in good condition and lowers the likelihood of drain field problems.
  • Conserve Water: Be mindful of water usage to prevent overloading your septic system. Install low-flow fittings, quickly replace any leaks, and refrain from using several water-intensive appliances at once. Water conservation keeps the bacterial ecosystem in your septic tank in balance and keeps extra water from overflowing into the drain field.
  • Proper Waste Disposal: Only flush human waste and toilet paper down the toilet. Do not flush grease, chemicals, non-biodegradable objects, or other abrasive materials. These may upset the septic tank's normal bacterial equilibrium, causing blockages and possibly even drain field failure.
  • Landscaping Considerations: To assist reduce soil erosion and promote adequate drainage, plant grass over your drain field. Large bushes and trees shouldn't be planted close to the drain field since their roots could damage the pipes. A well-kept yard contributes to your septic system's best performance.
  • Regular Inspections: Make an appointment with a certified septic tank specialist for yearly inspections. Frequent inspections can spot possible problems before they become serious, which can save you money on costly septic tank repair or replacement. To make the most of your drain field's performance, early diagnosis is essential.

The Don'ts

  • Steer Clear of Excessive Water Use: The drain field may experience drainage problems if your septic system is overworked. This may lead to soggy ground and a damaged drain field. Water conservation is not only good for the environment but also essential to your septic system's health.
  • No Strong Chemicals: Because they might upset the natural bacterial balance in your septic tank, strong chemicals like bleach, drain cleaners, and antibacterial soaps should be avoided. These substances may impede the disintegration of particles, resulting in blockages within the drain field. To keep the bacterial ecosystem healthy, use septic-safe substitutes.
  • No Big Gear Above the Drain Field: A drain field region should not be approached by large vehicles, structures, or heavy equipment. These objects' weight has the potential to compact the soil, decreasing its capacity to absorb and process wastewater. Compacted soil can cause problems with drainage and eventually cause the drain field to fail.
  • No Overplanting: Although it's recommended to landscape, stay away from placing big shrubs or trees close to the drain field. These plants' roots have the ability to go into the pipes and interfere with the drain field's ability to operate properly. Choose for grass or plants with shallow roots if you want to keep the drain field structurally intact.

Need a Reliable Company?

Are you in need of a septic tank installation? Luckily, we at Rooter Man Plumbing have dedicated workers ready at your service. Contact our representatives for more questions. 


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