While most people up north tend to think that Central Florida is all sunshine and blue skies, those of us who live here know differently. The truth is that we endure some nasty storms, particularly during hurricane season. While you are busy making the usual preparations for an upcoming storm season, don’t forget to consider the health of your septic system. If you suspect or know that you need drain field repair, it is important to get this done beforehand. There are also some things you should do during and after a storm.
As noted, an inspection before storm season is a smart idea so that any needed drain field repair can be done. You should also make sure that your home’s gutters and downspouts do not direct water to the drainfield area. A drainfield in good condition can handle the added saturation, but if it is even slightly impaired, you could end up in trouble.
During the storm, keep in mind that there is already a lot of water outside, so reducing your water usage inside isn’t a bad idea. If you do notice that the drains aren’t working as well or you have trouble flushing the toilets, you should consider calling for an inspection to see if drain field repair is needed. It is likely the case and you’ll be prepared for the next storm.
As for after the storm, watch to see how readily the water drains from your property, particularly in the drainfield area. If it isn’t draining, but you see most everyone else in the neighborhood isn’t having a problem, you could need drain field repair.
If you are getting ready for storm season or have other reasons to suspect you need drain field repair, don’t hesitate to contact us at Marion Pumper. In many cases, a septic system can be repaired rather than having to be replaced, so it is always our first objective to save you money with repairs. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.