Some of the costliest problems with septic systems start with your drain field, which is why you want to make sure you do the maintenance that is needed. Maintaining your drain field can help you avoid a lot of problems with your septic system. In addition, there are some improvements that you may also want to have done. Here are some septic system drain field maintenance tips and improvements to prevent costly problems form system failures:
Problems with your home's sewer line are serious. A clogged or cracked line causes sewage to back into your home or spill into your yard. A damaged sewer pipe is a problem that needs immediate repair. There are a few different ways to repair a sewer line, and they involve trench or trenchless options. Here is a look at your choices.
Repair The Line By Digging It Up
Sometimes, the best option is to dig up the old pipe.
Water pooling on your floors can sound like a plumbing disaster, but this is often a symptom of a simpler problem, like a faulty appliance or a leaky drain pipe. The source of your water problem may not always be obvious, but here are three things that could be causing it and some ways you can track it down.
In many cases you'll find yourself lucky in that the source of the water on your floors isn't coming from beneath them, but rather from a nearby appliance leaking water.
Ideally, the water supply in your house should only flow in one direction; that is, the water should always flow from the supply side to the demand (outlet/tap) side before exiting the house as wastewater. However, there are situations in which this doesn't happen as simply as that, and contaminants find their way into your fresh water supply.
Two Major Causes of Backflow
There are two main reasons why backflow can occur and contaminate your fresh water supply.
The drain line attached to your washing machine can clog over time and even smell. This is because there is a lot of lint and hair going down into that drain along with water and soap. All of these things can build up with usage from your washing machine. Don't wait until you're stuck with a clogged line. Some preventative maintenance can keep this from happening to you. Read on for preventative tips and what to do if you have a clog.