Leach Field Inspection and Repair
As part of our septic tank services, we offer leach field inspection and repair services to ensure that the liquid wastes in your septic tank are properly disposed of. The leach field is specially constructed to dispose of the liquid in the septic tank and ensure that it undergoes chemical processes that make it unharmful to the soil. Because of its functions, it is essential to keep an eye on it by conducting regular inspections to identify any fault or potential fault. We have workers that are adept in drain field inspection and repair.
What Is A Leach Field?
A leach field is also known as a drain field. The function of the leach field is to dispose of the liquid that leaves your septic tank. It has a number of perforated pipes responsible for transporting the liquid wastes from the septic tank into the soil. It is usually constructed adjacent to the septic tank. If properly maintained, a leach field is known to last between 20 to 25 years.
How Does A Leach Field Function?
The leach field is also part of the septic system that begins with the pipes that lead directly from the building to the septic tank and finally to the leach field. After the anaerobic bacteria has broken down the solid wastes into sludge, and the floating liquid waste starts to overflow in the tank, it is then transported to the leach field. The liquid waste is dissipated into various parts of the soil through the various perforated pipes. The leach field usually consists of many perforated pipes that are 100 feet long and 2 to 3 feet apart.
How To Conduct A Leach Field Inspection
The pipes in a leach field are usually between 19 to 38 inches into the ground and require regular inspection to ensure optimal performance of its functions. Leach field instruction requires a bit of technology and understanding. As a professional septic tank services company, we use pipe and line locators to spot any clog or high fecal sludge concentration in the leach field pipes. We also check for any foul odor around your leach field. When we notice any of these defects, we get to work by helping your repair your leach field. It is recommended to conduct a leach field inspection every 2 to 3 years.
How To Repair A Leach Field
Your drain field needing repair doesn’t necessarily mean you have not properly maintained it. It also gives way after a while, and you have no other choice than to repair it. At Septic Pumping Of Elkhart, we use methods that are guaranteed to repair your leach field adequately. The Terralift method creates cracks and helps loosen dirt in the soil by using high air pressure injection into the soil. Another repair method is using biological products and organic treatments such as yeast and baking soda to resolve clogs and address any foul odor. Other methods that can be used include mechanical aeration and jetting, installation of vents and clean-outs, and drain field replacement. You get professional service when you engage our leach inspection and repair services.