Septic Leach Line repair in Show Low
- Puddles in the backyard?
- Water backing up into household drains?
- Septic odor in the backyard?
- Pumper told you to replace your drain field?
Puddles in the backyard… not good.
A puddle in the backyard could be a sign of a failing leach line drain field. When soil turns to hardpan it stops absorbing water. This hardening of the soil begins where the effluent first enters the leach line drain field. As the soil fails the effluent moves down the run to the next area where it can be absorbed. As the field continues to fail the effluent finally reaches the end of the field and, having nowhere else to go, it surfaces. Water backing up in household drains or slowly draining may be a sign of drain field failure. When the system is functioning properly, wastewater from the household enters the septic tank displacing some of the contents of the tank, which is then pushed to the drain field. If the field is not accepting water everything backs up and your household drains become sluggish or clogged.
A septic odor in the backyard can signal a potential problem in the leach line drain field. If effluent is collecting in the soil instead of draining it may begin to smell. This is an early warning sign to Avery Plumbing so we can take a look at your septic system, leach lines and drain field. If we discover your drain field is failing there are a few alternatives to replacing it. Methods of restoring permeability to the soil include mechanical such as fracturing the earth and injecting small beads to hold open the fractures and allow the passage of effluent. Other methods may involve chemical or bacterial products that penetrate the bio mat and open soil pores. A combination of mechanical methods and additives may work well even in hardpan conditions.
Here’s what to do in a septic emergency
If you find sewage in your house: Lift the lid of the septic tank and check the water level, or call Avery Plumbing to do this for you. If the water is lower than the outlet, the pipe between the house and tank might be clogged. Call Avery Plumbing immediately, (928) 521-2000 .
Some problems can be solved relatively easily. If there’s standing water or a sewage odor between the septic tank and the drainfield, it may be nothing more than a broken pipe and we can repair it.
There’s usually no repair for a drainfield that has failed. We’ll probably need to replace some or all of your system.