Septic Field Lines Repair Atlanta
HOW TO REPAIR FAILING SYSTEMS: SYMPTOMS / CAUSES / REMEDIES
Water will not drain in showers & toilets / Ponding of waste-water over leach fields.
* Solids or scum blocking septic tank inlet and outlet:
Pump septic tank periodically
Clean effluent filter, if one exists
* Roots blocking pipelines:
Contact commercial root remover services. Many chemicals may harm the septic system.
* System hydraulically overloaded:
Reduce water usage through water conservation.
Reduce landscape irrigation of soils near leach field.
Increase design capacity of leach field to meet actual use of septic system.
* High groundwater:
Construct surface and subsurface drainage diversion facilities upstream of leach field.
Construct new leach field in area without high groundwater.
* Gravel clogged with fine soils:
Soils smeared due to obstruction during wet weather:
Damage due to heavy vehicles or objects:
Replace leach field.
* Excessive Slopes
* Fractured bedrock
* System constructed too close to cut bank
* Gopher or rodent activity
* Replace leach field.
* Repair suspected area, possible replacement of leach field.
Odors from house vent or leach field:
* No Problem
* Atmospheric conditions may prevent dispersion of odors during early morning and late afternoon.
* Increase height of house vent to provide for better dispersion
The waste water exits the septic tank and is discharged into the drain field for further treatment by the soil. The partially treated waste water is pushed along into the drain field for further treatment every time new waste water enters the tank.
If the drain field is overloaded with too much liquid, it will flood, causing sewage to flow to the ground surface or create backups in plumbing fixtures and prevent treatment of all waste water. A reserve drain field, required by many states, is an area on your property suitable for a new drain field system if your current drain field fails.
Treat this area with the same care as your septic system.
Soil Septic tank waste water flows to the drain field, where it percolates into the soil, which provides final treatment by removing harmful bacteria, viruses, and nutrients. Suitable soil is necessary for successful waste water treatment.