Owning a new home is exciting and can also come with a lot of responsibilities. Knowing where your septic tank and drain field are located on your property is an essential part of owning a septic system, so if you don’t know where the tank and drain field are located, now is the time to find out.
One of the first things you can do when locating drain fields is to locate the septic tank. These are usually well marked by a cement marker about the size of a manhole cover anywhere from 10-20 feet away from your home. After you have located the tank, follow gravity and check for an empty, downward sloping field. This is usually your drain field. Never check for your drain field by digging with machinery — you’ll end up doing more harm than good.
Another way you can check for the location of drain fields is to find the plans for the septic system. You can do this by either talking with the previous owner, the builder, or even check your local health department, since septic plans are required to be filed there in most places. If all these options are not panning out for you, it’s time to bring in the professionals like ours at Tampa Bay Septic!
You can count on us to quickly locate and service any of your septic system parts, including the drain field. Contact us today if you are having trouble locating the parts of your septic system. We would be happy to help!