Elgin, Texas

Leach field being installed at a new residence

Leach Fields

Also known as a drain field, a properly maintained leach field is essential to a fully functioning septic tank system. In fact, most septic system failures result from problems with the leach field due to its reliance on the filtration and dispersal of waste. The Double JP Septic team wants our customers to be informed about the functioning of their leach field, so we have included some helpful knowledge below.

Common Causes of Leach Field Malfunction

  • Old age
  • Excessive water use
  • Leaking toilets, sinks, and shower drains
  • Water runoff/accumulation from excessive rainfall or snow
  • Vehicular/construction damage on top of the field
  • Interference with piping from root overgrowth
  • Pouring grease, paint, or chemicals down drains
  • Lack of regular pumping maintenance

Common Signs of Leach Field Failure

  • Backed-up plumbing system
  • Sewage odors lingering around drains, septic tank, or leach field itself
  • Slow-flowing drainage in sinks, toilets, and showers
  • Lush grass growth over the leach field, often noticeably greener than the rest of the area
  • Surrounding area is soaking wet or has collected standing water

If properly monitored and maintained, a leach field can generally last for fifteen to twenty-five years. Double JP Septic is dedicated to keeping your septic tank system working smoothly and will always provide top-quality leach field servicing with dependable efficiency, ensuring that your system is built to last for years to come. Call today!

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