Drain fields are an important part of a septic system. Once wastewater has been purified in the septic tank, it then moves through a solid drain pipe into the drain field. The ins and outs of septic systems are not always on the minds of home and business owners. That’s why Alabama septic system owners call upon Phil Crews for all of their sewer and septic related questions and service needs.

Septic Drain Field Installations

Every septic system, from the tank to the drain field, is designed to handle a certain amount of wastewater. Our expert Alabama septic technicians can identify the best size and type of drain field for your needs as well as the best location on your property. From soil type to the number of people regularly using the system, we will help you make an informed decision on the best type of septic system for your needs.

When water from the septic tank enters the drain field, it either evaporates or seeps into the underlying soil. Because septic systems are designed to handle a specific amount of wastewater, it can be a problem when the limit is exceeded regularly. When the drain field remains saturated, a bacterial mat may form along the trench walls. The slimy mat that builds up then prevents the drain field from properly seeping through the walls of the drain field.

Drain Field Repairs

While you may not always be able to tell when your drain field is clogged, there are a few warning signs you can keep an eye out for. The following warning signs will be most obvious on days when a lot of water is being used, such as on laundry day:

  • Drains gurgling
  • Slow draining water
  • Wet spots in the yard
  • Water coming up through the lower house level floor drains

Drain Field and Drain Line Repair

The sewer and septic experts of Phil Crews Septic are experienced in installing new drain fields as well as unclogging and repairing existing drain fields. Whether you need a drain field installation or repair, call our septic team today!

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Signs of Trouble

Toilets run slowly or backup: in the worst cases, the basement is flooded with sewage. This can be the result of plugged sewer lines to the tank, a plugged inlet or outlet pipe, a full septic tank, or a failed drain field.

Septic odors occur in the house, above the tank and drain field, or escape from the vent pipe. If the system is operating properly, there should be no odors. If there are odors, it can be an early warning sign that the system is failing.

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