Your septic drain field is the most important part of a septic system. This is the final spot during the wastewater treatment process; the drain field treats the waste from the septic system and eventually it is absorbed into the ground.
Septic drain fields should be able to last anywhere from 25 to 35 years. Want to make sure your drain field lasts this long? Then you need to know what you should do to maintain it.
The first step for septic drain field maintenance is to manage your home’s water consumption. If too much water goes through your septic drain field at once, it may have a hard time managing the treatment and absorption process. So when you do things like laundry or run the dishwasher, space out the loads you do throughout the week.
Other drain field maintenance habits: Do not flush an object that doesn’t belong in your drain field down the toilet. And do not park a vehicle on top of the drain field.
In addition, you should be using our Septic Drainer septic drain field maintenance kit every six months to keep your septic drain field properly maintained, extending the lifespan of your entire system. And be sure to check out another of our great products, Bio-Septic Boost!