Drain Fields can fail because of overuse, lack of maintenance, and damage to the system. Symptoms of a failed drain field can include a saturated field, backups, and blowouts.
There are several types of drain fields, but they all distribute the wastewater that accumulates in your septic tank and filters it back into the soil.
A costly drain field repair can usually be prevented by regular maintenance and septic pumpouts.
With affordable routine drain field maintenance, it’s possible to have a trouble-free drain field for many years.
Signs of a Failing System
- Frequent need for pumpouts (many more than the average number).
- Wastewater backup in the house or yard.
- Foul odor from partially treated wastewater on the ground.
- “Blowouts” or holes on the shoulders of the drain field.
- Drain field is soggy when walking on it.
- Pooling water, sewage or muddy soil around the septic system.
- Strips of bright green grass over the drain field.
If you notice any of these symptoms, call Crews Environmental immediately!
Crews Environmental is the leader of drain field repair and has been serving Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres, Cape Coral, Punta Gorda, and Naples for more than 30 years.
Photos of Drain Field Repair: Hydraulic Overload of Septic System