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Rescuing Your Septic System: The Importance of Drain Field Repair Over Replacement

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A malfunctioning septic drain field can quickly disrupt daily life, causing inconvenience and potential health hazards. When faced with drain field issues, homeowners often seek solutions to restore proper functioning. While some companies may suggest a complete drain field replacement, Septic Service Pro advocates for drain field repair, emphasizing a high success rate in rejuvenating existing systems.

Understanding Drain Field Issues

Septic drain fields can encounter problems due to various factors, with one common issue being the build-up of biomat. Biomat is a slimy layer produced by anaerobic bacteria, thriving in an oxygen-depleted environment within the drain field. Over time, this biomat can clog the drain field, impeding the absorption of liquid into the soil and leading to foul septic odors.

Septic Service Pro’s Approach

Septic Service Pro recognizes the urgency and disruption caused by drain field problems. The company emphasizes a repair-focused approach, especially for homes built after 1980. Contrary to companies proposing drain field replacements, Septic Service Pro prioritizes repairing existing fields with a proven track record of success.

For drain fields containing plastic pipe and gravel, Septic Service Pro employs a comprehensive repair method involving hydrojetting and vacuum extraction. Hydrojetting is used to dislodge built-up material within the drain field pipes. The process involves high-pressure water that effectively clears blockages. Subsequently, a pumper truck with vacuum capabilities is employed to suction out the dislodged material, ensuring a thorough cleansing of the drain field.

To regenerate the drain field operation, our technicians introduce new aerobic bacteria along with a slow-release oxygen powder. This strategic approach aims to counter the anaerobic bacteria responsible for biomat formation. The introduction of aerobic bacteria with oxygen powder helps create a healthier environment within the drain field, enhancing its ability to absorb liquid efficiently.

Effectiveness of Drain Field Repair

Research conducted by biological companies and Septic Service Pro’s extensive experience demonstrates the effectiveness of their drain field repair method. With a remarkable 99% success rate on systems installed after 1980, the repair process has proven to be highly efficient in rejuvenating drain fields and restoring their optimal functionality.

Why Repair Instead of Replace

Septic Service Pro strongly advises against hastily opting for a drain field replacement, especially if your home was constructed after 1980. The repair-focused approach not only saves homeowners from the significant costs associated with replacement but also offers a sustainable solution that preserves the existing infrastructure. By addressing the root cause of drain field issues, the repair method ensures a more environmentally friendly and budget-conscious approach.

In the realm of septic system maintenance, drain field issues can be daunting, but Septic Service Pro stands out as a reliable ally in restoring functionality without resorting to unnecessary replacements. The emphasis on repairing existing drain fields, particularly through hydrojetting, vacuum extraction, and the introduction of beneficial bacteria, showcases our company’s commitment to efficiency, cost-effectiveness and environmental responsibility. Homeowners experiencing drain field problems are encouraged to contact Septic Service Pro for a comprehensive and successful solution to their septic system woes. We proudly serve the Cumming, Buford, Alpharetta, GA, and surrounding communities for all their septic system service needs, including drain field repairs.

Posted on Behalf of Septic Service Pro

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

Septic Service Pro


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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Cumming Office

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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