If your home is serviced by a septic system, you must keep it in good working order. A broken septic system – whether due to deteriorated or damaged baffles in the septic tank, crushed pipe, or flooded drain field – can create unhealthy conditions, with sewage backing up into buildings or spilling onto the surface of a drain field.
Drain Field Repairs
When a drain field starts to fail you may notice pooling above the ground rather than proper drainage. Sewage may be present, and you may notice a bad smell. In addition, water and waste may not flow down pipes like normal.
Drain field failure can be caused by roots, damaged pipes, heavy rainfall, or several other issues.
Our team of highly trained experts will assess the situation, identify the cause, and make the repairs needed to repair the drain field. If the system cannot be repaired, we will make recommendations and help you through the repair or replacement process.
Septic Tank Repairs
Septic tanks have one inlet to receive waste and water, and one outlet to dispense clear water onto a drain field. At each of the inlet and outlet, a baffle is installed inside the tank to allow water to flow in the appropriate direction. For example, at the inlet, the baffle allows waste to come in, then directs it downward and away from the outlet. When a baffle becomes stuck or rusted, the tank cannot function correctly.
At CLS Septic’s, we repair septic tanks, including faulty baffles, regularly. When a baffle cannot be released or repaired, we install a new unit to replace the function of the faulty one, so the tank can flow properly again.
Pipes feed waste in and out of a septic tank, and then out to a drain field. However, when a pipe becomes damaged, whether crushed, cracked or rusted, it must be repaired in order to regain the integrity of the system.