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Drainage Field Problems

Leaching field being installed on a new home construction site

Septic tanks are a convenient and environmentally friendly way to address household or business waste. Like any intricate apparatus, several components work together to ensure optimal processing is maintained. If any element of your septic system fails to function properly, this will eventually have a knock-on effect on other parts.

You may first notice that water in your sinks, shower or toilet is draining slowly. Otherwise, there might be an unpleasant smell outside or emanating from your drains. If this is accompanied by wet patches on your lawn or raw sewage, you have a problem with your drainage field.

What Causes Drainage Field Problems?

A drain field aims to allow treated water from your septic tank to re-enter the environment. However, if your septic system is used excessively, this does not allow r the moisture to evaporate or dissipate through the soil. Too much outflow produces a sticky sludge and may back up the line leading from your tank to the drain field. Similarly, excess rainfall or flooding can prevent the proper completion of the septic treatment cycle.

Inadvertently using your leach field as an emergency parking lot or the placement of garden furniture could cause drainage problems. A drainage field is made up of lateral lines, pipes and trenches. Crushing any of these components or compacting the soil restricts proper functionality.

Septic Service Pro recommends having your system pumped regularly. Your maintenance schedule will depend on the number of people using the sewage system on a regular basis. Failure of the drain field is only one of the issues that can arise from an overloaded septic system, so make sure regular pumping is a priority.

Even if you maintain your drain field properly, it will eventually succumb to old age. Leach fields tend to have a lifespan of around thirty years, and you will notice that backups and slow drainage become more frequent with time.

Repair, Don’t Replace with Septic Service Pro

Many septic service companies will immediately encourage you to entirely replace your drain field at the first sign of an issue. However, this is costly to you and often unnecessary. At Septic Service Pro, we have the skills and equipment to repair your leach field efficiently and cost-effectively.

For septic system issues in the North Georgia area, contact Septic Service Pro today.

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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

Our Customer Reviews

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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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