Septic Field Repair
SERVING THE ENTIRE METRO AREA OF
Portland OR – Gresham – Clackamas
Septic Field Rejuvenation
The main septic field line over time accumulates hair, grease, and soap build up. As a result, a blockage occurs within a home’s septic system.
A septic system consists of a septic tank, the septic drain field, and all the connected pipes. The septic drain field is a holding tank where waste water separates into solids and liquids.
This aforementioned system is useful until the septic drain field gets clogged and can no longer adequately treat the waste water. When the system is clogged a septic field repair is necessary.
Items that Clog the Septic Field
- Cooking oil and grease
- Cigarette butts
- Coffee grounds
- Non-biodegradable detergents and cleaners
- Paper products including facial tissues, paper towels, and disposable diapers
- Non-decomposable materials
- Car oil or grease
The plumbing system becomes compromised when these items accumulate in the septic tank. Also, the property develops a foul odor. It will also slow down water drainage in bath and kitchen sinks. In fact, in severe cases, improper septic system care may even cause the toilets to overflow. These signs reveal that your septic tank needs septic field rejuvenation.
When a Septic Field Repair is Recommended
Septic fields are designed to remove the contaminants and impurities from the septic tank. As time passes, the septic field system slows down and stops the water from draining properly. When this becomes noticeable, it is time for a comprehensive cleaning and septic field repair of the field’s trenches.
What is a Septic Field Rejuvenation?
The septic field rejuvenation process begins with pumping the home’s septic field to eliminate the excess waste. As the waste thins out, a septic field port is installed to give easy access for future septic field cleanings. Then with the help of a high-pressure water jetting, each septic field is jetted down to further break up the material built up in the system.
The septic field rejuvenation cleaning process continues with the use of an oxidizing agent, and more high-pressure jetting to create an oxygen rich environment that keeps breaking down the collected waste material. As this process concludes, our technicians will add the septic tank bacteria booster to continue the breakdown process in between maintenance.