Felix Septic Service Blog
As we experience large temperature drops this time of year, now is the time to consider whether your septic system is at risk of freezing. The freezing temperatures can cause various components of your septic system to freeze up. The most at risk parts are the pipes linking the house to the septic tank. The other components that can potentially freeze are the tank itself and the pipes leading into the leach field.
Whether you’re a Felix customer or not, there’s no avoiding the upcoming winter weather. When the temperature drops, there’s a chance that something will go wrong. Cars break down, things you forgot about outside begin to freeze, and no matter how many pairs of socks you put on, you still manage to feel a chill in your feet. It seems like these problems are completely unavoidable.
Your sewer lines are the last thing you think about – until they stop working, that is. A cracked sewer line can be a nightmare for any homeowner. In the past, repairing your sewer line meant that you had to have your entire yard torn apart. This is not only an intrusive and destructive process, but also extremely expensive. While a cracked sewer line is still no walk in the park, the repair options are much better than they used to be. With trenchless technology, technicians can perform repairs through a minimally invasive process that avoids excavation. This method has been around for a while; however, many homeowners are still not aware of this option.
If you have an older septic system, you may find yourself asking, what is a septic tank riser? Older systems were generally installed to be out of sight out of mind; buried for 15-20 years with no thought given until it involved an emergency call for pumping or repair. Septic tank risers are now typically installed with newer septic systems and for good reason. Septic tank risers allow for easy ground-level access and improved visibility into the performance of your septic system.
While many homeowners understand how their septic tank works, they may not be familiar with the leach field, an integral part of the septic system. The leach field, also known as the drain field, is the underground area on your property where your leach field pipes filter the wastewater from the tank into the soil. The wastewater sinks into the soil, where it is broken down by natural bacteria.