Our drain field replacement services are competitively priced and handled by skilled technicians.
A drain field is an important component within a septic system. When you rinse something down a drain or flush a toilet in your home, the liquid and solid waste move into the septic tank, which sits beneath the ground. The solid waste remains in the tank, where it forms layers of sludge, while the liquid waste moves to the top of the tank. This waste, called effluent, is treated and moves through the pipes where it enters the drain field. This component includes a series of perforated pipes, which are often surrounded by gravel. When the effluent moves out through the perforations in the pipes, it filters through the gravel and goes back into the soil.
Although drain fields are designed to last for years, certain habits can shorten their lifespan. If you frequently overload the tank, waste might move through the pipes and contaminate the soil. Driving or parking on the ground above the drain field can also crush parts of the drain field. After about 20-25 years, you’ll also need to start thinking about drain field replacement, as this is about the average lifespan for this component.
At Tampa Bay Septic, we offer drain field services, including repair and replacement. We can diagnose issues with your drain field and talk to you about your options. If your drain field is damaged beyond repair or too old to fix, we’ll likely recommend drain field replacement. Our drain field replacement services are competitively priced and handled by skilled technicians.