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The pipes are made of perforated metal, and they’re generally laid out in a row. The effluent is filtered and dispersed through the ground around the pipes using these. There’s gravel and sand around the pipes to further purify the water before it enters the soil.
Slow draining toilets and sinks, gurgling noises in the pipes, sewage odors inside, continuing drainage backups, or bacteria in well water are all possible indicators of a failing septic system. The location of the most powerful odor will indicate where the breakdown in the septic system is.
After or even during a heavy rain, it’s not unusual to get a septic back up. The ground around the soil absorption area (drainfield) may be quickly flooded, making it saturated, which prevents water from flowing out of your sewage system.
The drainage field pipes that fracture rather than clogging up release too much water into the field region. Puddles or spongy, squishy ground may be visible around the area. If a tank inspection reveals high water levels, you might need drain field repairs or a septic replacement.
A septic tank leak is the most common reason for repairs to a drain field. The failure can cause an inexpensive deep patch, or it may demand that the whole system be replaced. Sewer pipe leaks, failure of pumps that keep liquids moving in a wastewater treatment plant, and collapse of the soil are among other causes for drainfield repair.