Owning a septic system makes your plumbing life simple. But what if you have a clog? Here’s how to tell when you may need Windermere septic drain field repair.
Your septic system is more than just the septic tank. Wastewater flows from the tank through a system of pipes underground. This drain field or leach field is perhaps the most important element of your septic system because if it gets clogged, it could lead to major repairs. Ask yourself these questions when considering whether or not you need Windermere septic drain field repair.
How Can You Tell That Your Septic Drain Field Has Stopped Working?
You should be familiar with how your septic system operates so you can tell when something is wrong. Knowing the signs to look for is part of being a responsible septic technician, and we are passing our knowledge on to you. If you see any of these signs, call our team at Acme right away:
- Slow drainage – If your sinks, bathtubs, and toilets are draining slowly, it could be a sign that you have a clog. Once a clog completely blocks the drain field, your wastewater will stop draining. If you ignore this sign, your problem could get worse.
- Rising water – A clog can cause wastewater to back up into your sinks, bathtubs, and toilets. It can also rise up to the ground above your septic system. At the first sign of rising water, call in the experts.
- Abundant plants and grass around your drain field – We all love to see our grass looking lush, our plants growing, and our flowers blooming, but if you see a particularly dense, lush area above and around your septic system, it could be a sign of a problem. Wastewater is wonderful fertilizer, but you don’t want it feeding your lawn. When a clog causes water to rise up out of your drain field pipes, it could cause that area to have an increase in plant growth.
- Bad odors – We all know the answer to, “What’s that smell?” when we smell sewage. And when your drain field is clogged, it causes wastewater to exit your septic system before it’s been fully filtered. And it smells. You’ll know it when you smell it, and that’s when you should call in our team at Acme to assess the need for a Windermere septic drain field repair.
How Do You Unclog Your Septic System?
If you think you have a clog in your septic tank or drain field, you don’t want to try to fix it yourself. Our team at Acme has been a trusted source of septic services and pumping throughout Eastern and Central Florida for over 30 years. We know how to spot a clog and how to fix it.
If you call us in at the first signs, we can help you with your Windermere septic drain field repair. If you let the problem go on too long, you could need a drain field replacement, and we can do that for you too, but we’d rather help you fix it than replace it.
Do Additives Help With Clogs?
There are plenty of septic system additives on the market claiming to be able to dissolve clogs and help your septic system run more efficiently. The truth is these additives don’t help and could actually cause more harm than good.
Naturally-occurring bacteria break down the waste in your septic system. Additives disrupt the balance of the good bacteria, affect the pH of your water, and cause the bacteria to quit doing their job.
Does Regular Maintenance Help Avoid Clogs?
The best way to avoid clogs is to have your septic system serviced regularly. The Environmental Protection Agency recommends that you should have your septic system cleaned every 3-5 years. Our technicians at Acme can help you get on a regular schedule that fits your needs. If you have added a bathroom to your home or have more people living in your house than when your system was installed, you could need it pumped more frequently.
Regular maintenance will keep your septic system worry-free for many years. And having a go-to septic company for all your septic needs is a good idea too. When you think you have a clog or need any type of Windermere septic drain field repair, contact our team at Acme. We can get things flowing smoothly again in no time.