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Can My Septic Drain Field be Fixed?

Leaching field being installed on a new home construction site

The first time you own a home outside a town or city you learn a lot. For example, in a municipality, you probably had a city-wide water and sewage service. All you needed to worry about was paying the bill. However, when you are out of town, you need a septic system to take care of waste and wastewater from your home. There are two parts of a septic system: the tank and the drain field. The tank is placed underground between the house and the drain field. It is where the solids in the wastewater remain until the tank is emptied. Then, the fluids go into a drain field or leach field.

What is a Drain Field?

Simply put, a drain field is an area in your yard next to your septic tank that receives the liquids from the septic tank. From there, the liquid either evaporates or is absorbed into the soil. The drain field is three to four feet underground and contains a series of trenches, with perforated pipes and porous material, usually gravel. This pipe system allows the fluids to be absorbed or evaporate in a few weeks to a few months.

With a new drain field of healthy soil filled with oxygen to absorb the wastewater, your system works well and should go unnoticed. But over time, the oxygen in the soil becomes depleted, and bacteria begin to grow. This bacterium creates a layer of dark slime known as biomat that covers the soil. As the biomat builds, the soil can no longer absorb the fluids. As a result, the drain field is not functional.

How Can a Drain Field Be Repaired?

Septic Service Pro can repair your drain field so you can continue to use it. First, we use a hydrojet to blast through and loosen all the biomat and other bacteria clogging the drain field. Next, we use a vacuum on our truck to suck all this loosened material out for removal. After this deep cleaning of the drain field, it can once again absorb the fluids released from your septic tank.

Do You Need a Leach Field and a Drain Field?

Don’t be confused about whether you need a drain or leach field. The two terms mean the same thing. When your drain field begins to pool water or smell bad, it is time for repair. In northern Georgia, call the Septic Service Pro team for superior service in repairing your drain field and other septic system needs.

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Cumming Office

562 Lakeland Plaza, Suite 202
Cumming, GA 30040

Buford Office

6295 Holly Court
Buford, GA 30518

Phone: (678) 899-6457

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Based on 117 reviews

Jim is a true professional who worked with me over months to identify and correct septic field problems. His positive attitude and helpful discussion in resolving issues is the best I found.


Mike and Shane came out and did an outstanding job on replacing our septic pump. Same day service - and they came out on a Friday evening! Mother's day would not have been very happy if they didn't save the day. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!


We had our septic tank pumped and baffle tee replaced. The guys were on time, respectful and quick. They cleaned up very well after the job and even fluffed our pine straw to perfection!! We'd recommend these guys without hesitation.


Michael and Shane did an awesome job. Had to pump the septic,install a new baffle tee and tail out line. Very little yard displaced. Will definitely use Septic Service Pro again. Very pleased.


We live in Dawsonville. The crew that came out was very professional. The company owner explained to me the value and the many details about the septic that I did not know, that is why I chose them in the first place. Excellent service. R.McGary


Jim and his crew installed a new leech field for us quickly and professionally at a very reasonable cost. They handled all of the permitting and inspections and completed the work in a timely manner. Would recommend them to anyone.


Michael and assistant pointed out a leaking toilet that I didn't know I had (saved me $ there!). They also disturbed very little of the yard to get to the tank. Not the super cheapest but no hard upsell when they got here. Very pleased.


The team was efficient, friendly, knowledgeable and FAST to arrive. The bill was extremely reasonable for the work needed to be done. I would HIGHLY recommend Septic Service Pro.


These guys were amazing. Jim and Mike came when they said they would, did the job, explained everything they did. Very courteous,and professional. I am a handicapped person and felt extremely comfortable with them at my home. Thank you!!!!!


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562 Lakeland Plaza, Suite 202
Cumming, GA 30040

(678) 899-6457

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6295 Holly Court
Buford, GA 30518

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