Your Palm Beach septic system is composed of the pipes that transport wastewater, the septic tank that holds the waste, and the drainfield which removes contaminants from the water before it is absorbed back into the ground. Also referred to as a leach field or leach drain, a properly functioning drainfield is paramount for homeowners and businesses that have a septic system. While septic cleaning and pumping may be the service homeowners and businesses call for most often, when it comes to septic repair, the majority of problems and failures are actually due to the drainfield, not the septic tank.
Symptoms of a Drainfield Problem
Most septic system problems and failures are more often than not due to a drainfield problem – not a septic tank problem. The following symptoms could mean that your drainfield is impermeable; or no longer able to absorb wastewater properly: