The drain field is one of the most important parts of any septic system. As the final destination during the wastewater treatment process, the drain field is responsible for treating effluent from the septic system and eventually absorbing it into the ground. In most cases, drain fields are designed to last anywhere from 25 to 30 years. If you want to make sure your drain field lasts this long and you don’t run into any significant problems with it, you need to know what you should do to properly maintain it.
The key to keeping your drain field in good shape is to manage your home’s water consumption. If too much water floods your drain field all at once, it may have a hard time managing the treatment and absorption process effectively. For this reason, when you do laundry, you should try to space out the loads you do throughout the course of the week and have your drain field inspected for problems before you have company over.
In addition to proper wastewater management habits, there are other things you can do to preserve the lifespan and functionality of your drain field. For example, you should never try to flush something that doesn’t belong in your drain field down the toilet. Additionally, you should refrain from parking vehicles or other heavy equipment on top of your property’s drain field.
To find out more about what you can do to maintain the drain field on your property, give us a call at Brandon Septic. As a full-service septic company, we’re prepared to meet all of your septic needs.