There are a few steps needed to complete a Kissimmee septic drain field installation, and ACME Environmental Services can do them all for you. Here’s how we take care of your septic system needs.
Your home septic system is made up of a septic tank, a pump, connecting pipes, and a drain field – and with that drain field comes the need for Kissimmee septic drain field installation. If you’re not familiar with this concept, don’t worry. That’s why ACME Environmental Services is here.
What Does A Drain Field Do?
After you flush your toilet, the contents exit your home and run into your septic tank. The septic tank then separates any solid waste from liquid waste, and the liquid wastewater leaves the septic tank and enters the porous pipes in your drain field. Over time, the wastewater is diffused from the pipes and dispersed into the soil.
When Do You Need Kissimmee Septic Drain Field Installation?
You’re going to need a drain field installed if you’re having a new septic system put in, or if your current drain field is failing. How do you know if your drain field is failing? Here are some signs:
- Slow draining sinks, bathtubs, and toilets
- Water pooling on your lawn over the drain field
- Increased plant growth over the drain field
- Foul odors
- Backflow into your septic tank
Evaluating Your Septic Drain Field
When ACME Environmental Services begins your drain field installation, our technicians will evaluate your property and discuss the drain field design that works best for you. Some things we look for when evaluating your property are:
- Soil type to determine drainage ability
- Proper distancing from buildings or gardens
- Location of any underground utilities
Our technicians will educate you on proper use and maintenance of your drain field, and then your Kissimmee septic drain field installation can begin.
Septic Drain Field Installation: Our Process
Before anything can be installed, our technicians will dig trenches. These trenches need to be dug at a very slight angle, and will usually be 3-4 feet deep and 3-4 feet wide. A 1,000 gallon septic tank needs a drain field that is approximately 100 feet in length, so the total length is dependent on your tank capacity.
Our technicians will then spread a thick layer of gravel, and place perforated piping on the gravel. After the piping is in place, more gravel is spread over it, and the gravel is covered with a septic fabric that prevents loose dirt from entering the gravel layer. We will then fill the trench with dirt, ensuring that it’s level with the rest of the yard so that rainwater doesn’t pool over your drain field.
And that’s all there is to your septic drain field installation! Septic system work is easy when you choose ACME Environmental Services. If you’re ever in need of future maintenance or other work on your system, we can take care of that too.