While there are a lot of plumbing jobs that can be tackled by a DIY attitude and a little internet research, one of the most common household plumbing issues that absolutely must be tackled by a professional is an issue that deals with your drain field.
You may not know it, but the drain field is one of the most crucial elements in your septic system, and issues with it are very serious. A lot of drain field issues are caused by an excess of water use or a vast accumulation of waste within your septic system. If you leave rain field issues alone they can fester and cause a lot of unwanted backups, as well as plenty of other nasty issues. But, now you might be asking yourself “how do I know if I have an issue with my drain field?” Here are a few signs that you may need to call in a professional to deal with your drain field.
Greener Than Normal Grass
What? Green grass can be an issue? Well, sometimes grass that is a lot greener than normal can be a sign that there is a drain field leak. This is because the sewage that is being released by the drain field can act as a fertilizer for your grass. You can also keep an eye out for black, slimy substances or unexplained wet spots in your yard. All of these signs point to a drainage issue that requires a professional.
Slow, Gurgling Drains
Sure, slow gurgling drains are annoying, but they can actually be a sign of a lot bigger issues. If you are experiencing slow draining that lasts longer than a week, you may have some drain field issues. Gurgling often shows us that there are clogged drain field pipes, whereas slow draining or the need for multiple flushes – sometimes accompanied with a bad smell – can mean you have a clogged or compromised drain field.
This post was written by Joey Denick. Joey is the Owner and Operator of Clog Kings. At Clog Kings, LLC, we pride ourselves on our dedication and efficiency. We know you don’t have time to waste. That’s why we work fast to get your home or commercial building back up and running in no time. If you are looking for a Plumber in Sarasota then look no further because we got you covered!