Rain and Drain Fields
1. Watch for signs of stress on the drain field area.
If you realize that your drain field is holding too much water, checking your gutters and other surrounding runoff gutters again is a good idea. Heavy rains could move or break something that is a quick fix.
However, we don’t suggest trying to diagnose a septic problem when it comes to your drain field. Keep that to the professionals.
Keep in mind, you don’t have to be looking at the drain field to tell if it’s stressed. Strange odors in the house or backed up/flooding drains could also be tell-tale signs of drain field issues. Taking note of these clues can help you combat the flooding by reducing the stress you are putting on the septic system.
2. Reduce stress on your system.
One great way to decrease the stress on your property’s septic system is to be conscious of your water usage. Combine laundry loads and take shorter showers to reduce the amount of water you use.
If these symptoms do not clear up after the rain settles, you should call a professional. The quicker you catch the problem, the less stress you will put on your septic system in the long run.