The leach field, also known as drainfield, is one of the major components of a septic system. Its function is to filter the wastewater released from the septic tank before it leaches back into the ground. Over time, the leach field soil can become compacted, saturated, and clogged due to various reasons. All these problems can compromise the performance of your leach field and even lead to complete septic system failure. This is where leach field rejuvenation comes in.
As the name suggests, leach field rejuvenation involves a number of techniques and methods aimed at restoring the performance of a failing leach field without costly excavation.
Let’s look at each one of these processes in greater detail.
The leach field pipes are cleaned using a high-pressure water jet to clear any clogs and restore proper flow of wastewater. If there are any damaged or deteriorating pipes, they will be replaced.
This process involves using a patented system called Terralift that uses a long, narrow probe and an integral pneumatic hammer to penetrate soil to depths of 3-6 feet. Once in the ground, the Terralift machine forces a blast of air into the compacted soil to create thousands of tiny cracks and fissures in the soil for liquids to pass through. These cracks and fissures are kept open by tiny, polystyrene beads that create a permanent pocket of veins through which wastewater and air will flow. This process creates an aerobic condition that enhances the breakdown of wastewater.
Septic technicians may add beneficial bacteria to your leach field to enhance its ability to filter the wastewater released from the septic tank.
If you’ve noticed any of these telltale signs, it’s likely that your leach field is failing. Make sure you schedule a leach field inspection with a reputable septic company like Septic Blue of Charlotte. Ignoring these signs will only cause more problems in the future.
If your leach field is exhibiting signs of failure and you need help with restoring it to its tip-top shape, reach out to the experts at Septic Blue of Charlotte for help. Here at Septic Blue of Charlotte, we provide professional septic services for residential and commercial properties in several areas in North Carolina. Some of the services we offer include leach field rejuvenation, septic tank pumping, septic tank repair, septic cleaning, septic installations, and more.