We offer a variety of services to keep drain fields performing properly.
It never fails to amaze us how much inaccurate information there is out there about septic tanks and drain fields. As a full-service septic contractor, we’ve seen what happens when people follow bad advice about their septic system. At Tampa Bay Septic, we believe it is our responsibility to our customers in Tampa, Florida (and even those who haven’t called us for service yet) to provide education about what you should and should not do regarding drain fields.
The first thing that amazes us is those who believe that it is normal when the grass over drain fields is lusher than the surrounding area. This is actually a bad sign! It indicates that proper drainage and filtering is not taking place, allowing effluent and extra water to feed your grass. And if it is doing that, it could also be contaminating the surrounding soils and your well water. Whether you see lushness, standing water, sogginess, or odors, this is a problem that should be resolved as quickly as possible.
Another tip we want to share with you is to be careful of your landscaping choices. Trees, shrubs, and other landscaping that has massive root systems can be very hazardous for drain fields. It doesn’t even have to be on top of the drain field to pose a problem. Even nearby plants and trees can eventually grow into your septic system, causing a lot of damage.
Finally, we want to share how important regular maintenance and inspections are for septic tanks and drain fields. The sooner we catch a problem, the less damage that can occur, and the less it will cost you for the septic repair. Reach out today if you have questions about drain fields or would like to schedule service.