Many homeowners and business owners are aware that they need to have their septic tanks inspected, but may be less aware of the benefits of a drain field inspection. In fact, you might be surprised to know how many property owners aren’t totally sure where their drain field begins and ends. This can make taking care of the drain field almost impossible. How can you avoid driving over your drain field, planting things in your drain field, etc. if you aren’t even sure where it is located?
When you contact your septic professionals to schedule a drain field inspection, you are giving yourself the gift of peace of mind. This is an opportunity to identify and diagnose any potential problems before they could cause larger issues like backflows and standing water. A drain field inspection allows you to identify exactly where your drain field begins and ends. It also gives you the opportunity to discuss with a septic drain field professional how you can best care for and protect your drain field now and in the future.
Sometimes there are clear signs that you need a drain field inspection and potentially drain field repair. These include standing water in your drain field, foul and persistent odors, areas of overly lush grass in your drain field, and squishy ground. If you notice any of these issues, you should contact your trusted septic company right away and schedule a drain field inspection. This process is made easier if your system has risers installed for easy inspection.