Whether you are renting a piece of property or you own it, if your home is not connected to a municipal sewage system for plumbing and wastewater, you may need to look into a septic system. Some people may be intimidated by this, but with the help of an expert, nearly anyone can build and later maintain the drainfield and other parts of their septic system with a little help and guidance.
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Understanding What A Drainfield Is
A drainfield, also known as a leach field, is a part of the septic system that keeps wastewater out of your house, as well as flushing away human waste. Solids sink to the bottom while any fats will float up.
A drainfield must be located at least ten feet from any residential or business structure, and in many areas a soil test or percolation test must be administered by local health authorities to see whether or not the area in question is fit to use as a drainfield. Drainfields consist of porous and perforated pipes to help carry wastewater away.
Can Anyone do their own Drainfield Installations?
Nearly anyone can do their own drainfield installations, should they so choose, but it may be advisable to hire experts when it comes to fitting and laying the necessary pipes. Some home owners may choose to rent a back hoe or other earth-moving equipment to dig the trench and prepare the field, but local health department authorities will have to administer a percolation test, a soil test and survey the area to make sure it meets local standards and specifications. Those who opt to build their own drainfield may also need to obtain permits to work on the land.
For the most part, the overall septic system or septic tank will need cleaned and maintained, and this, in turn, will help the land owner maintain the drainfield. One of the best ways to make sure the drainfield operates optimally is to never use bleach or petroleum-based solvents as cleansers, and never dispose of petroleum-based waste via the indoor plumbing system.
A drainfield really is capable of maintaining itself, but the home owner needs to be careful not to damage the system by disposing of inappropriate waste materials into the drainfield.
Some home owners may choose to call in plumbing or pipe-fitting experts right away and allow them to handle the situation. This is perfectly acceptable as well as affordable. A professional plumber can help maintain proper permits, help with piping and help with soil and percolation tests.