Many people think that having a Windermere septic drain field requires a lot of work to maintain. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Here we’re sharing some easy tips to keep your Windermere septic drain field in optimal condition for proper functioning and efficacy.
#1: Locate Your Septic Drain Field Tank
Many homeowners assume that their Windermere septic drain field and tank are located in their backyard’s wide-open area. However, this is not always the case. Because of this false assumption, people sometimes over-water the wrong areas of their lawn. This detrimental mistake leads to septic waste oozing up through their saturated soil.
So, locating the exact location of your septic tank and drain field is critical; and the best way to locate your septic system is to get in touch with your county health department office. When you request this information about your residence, they’ll send you copies of your property’s plan, completely free of charge. From there, you’ll find exactly where your septic drain field and tank are so you can be mindful of its location when maintaining your lawn.
#2: Protect Your Windermere Septic Drain Field
It is extremely important to make sure your drain field is not obstructed or hindered by anything. Make sure you don’t park or put pressure on your septic tank drain field. You should avoid placing any of the following objects on your drain field for any period of time:
- Building (of any size)
The drain field should be reserved for topsoil and plants only. If any pressure is added to the surface, it will cause the soil to be packed down and potentially break the pipes underneath.
#3: Inspect Your Windermere Septic Drain Field Regularly
With just your eyes and your nose, you can determine whether your drain field is in good health. Often, when there’s a problem beneath the surface, your drain field will show symptoms that include pooling water, pungent odor, and discoloration of grass. It’s important to take pride in your system and care for it as you would your yard. Take good care of your septic drain field, and it will take good care of you!
#4: Call Us When You Need Our Help
With over 35 years of experience serving Eastern and Central Florida, you can turn to Acme Environmental Services for septic tank installations, repairs, replacements, and maintenance. See what our clients have to say about working with us:
“Acme has done a septic & drain field for me. Did a great job & John always been good to work with.” – Eddie H.
“These days it seems like an overwhelming task to get someone to call you back or show up when they say they will, but Acme does! I have used them for over 25 years (2nd generation) both personally and professionally and know them to be timely, fair & reliable!” – Stephen Baker
If you have any other questions about maintaining your Windermere septic drain field, be sure to contact us today! We’d be happy to set up an appointment to discuss an action plan for your septic tank.