Revive Your Septic Drain Field: Expert Restoration Services in Michigan

Complete Septic Field Restoration May Save You Thousands of Dollars

Revitalize Your Michigan Property with Expert Septic Drain Field Restoration

Septic drain field restoration is a process aimed at rejuvenating a failing or compromised drain field within a septic system. The drain field, also known as the leach field or absorption field, is a vital component of a septic system that receives and treats effluent (wastewater) from the septic tank. Over time, drain fields can become clogged, compacted, or otherwise impaired, leading to poor drainage, wastewater backup, and potential system failure.

Septic drain field restoration aims to extend the lifespan of the drain field and restore its ability to effectively treat wastewater, preventing the need for costly and disruptive system replacements. It's important to work with experienced professionals who are knowledgeable about local regulations and best practices for septic system maintenance and restoration.

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How to Restore a Leach Field?

The drain field, also known as the leach field, absorption bed, disposal field or seepage field performs the task of accepting and processing wastewater, or effluent, from the septic tank before it returns to natural aquifers below the earth's surface. All systems rely on the ability of the drain field soil to absorb water.

In some instances, complete replacement of a failing drain field is not the only solution. Repairing a septic system drain field could save you thousands of dollars. When your septic system fails, we may be able to keep your drain field working, but simply fixing or restoring the old field. We have a trained septic field technician to inspect your septic field to see if it can be restored. Fixing the pre-existing field will require excavating your current field or using a terralift to determine the types of soils you have. 

Chemical Treatments

1. Use an Additive

Chemical treatments include biological products and Septic-Scrub. Biological treatments do not address the buildup of sulfides in the drain field. These products also can take weeks or months before it is known if the treatment was successful. Septic-Scrub treatments offer several benefits including fast action, proven chemistry, and addressing the chemical imbalance in the drain field.

Fracturing Soil

2. Mechanical Aeration

A mechanical aeration process can help restore the flow to some drainfields by fracturing the soil to create new drainage paths. Many professionals have found that combining this type of treatment with Septic-Scrub improves this process.

Drain Field Replacement

3. Replacement

There are times when drain field replacement should be considered. If the drain field is more that 25 or 30 years old, it may have reached its useful life. While a restoration treatment might help for a while, replacement may ultimately be the only practical solution.

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Does Your Septic System Need Restored?

See if we can keep your septic system running. Contact us today for a free evaluation of your septic drain field.