Drain Fields, Lakeland, FL

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We want you to be well informed about how drain fields work and how you can do your part to maintain the drain field on your Lakeland, FL property.

Drain Fields in Lakeland – When you think about your septic system and keeping it running properly, you probably think first about the septic tank and about how often is should be pumped and cleaned. However, what you may not realize is that drain fields need just as much attention to keep your system running efficiently.


There are a few things to consider regarding the health of drain fields. One important thing to remember is not to park or drive vehicles over drain fields, as that can seriously damage the drain field. Another important thing to do is use only bacteria-friendly and environmentally safe household cleaners and personal cleaning products. If you kill off the beneficial bacteria in your septic system, it cannot function properly. If you use harsh chemicals, they can easily end up in the soil around your home and even in your water supply if you have well water. Excess water is also not good for drain fields. This water can come from the property if your rain gutters are not installed or operating correctly. It can also come from within the house from leaks or just using too much water at one time. It is best to spread out water usage.

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At Averett Septic Tank Co Inc., we want you to be well informed about how drain fields work and how you can do your part to maintain yours. We’ll be there to help and to take care of any maintenance or repairs your drain fields may need. We’ve been serving the Lakeland, FL area since 1958. Give us a call to service your residential or commercial drain field needs.

Drain Fields: Answering Your FAQs

Owning a septic system can come with quite a few questions- particularly if you are new to septic systems! Here at Averett Septic Tank Co Inc., we want to make your septic system ownership easy. We offer a variety of different services in which we can help ensure that your septic system will be in good working order when you need it most. We help you understand the different parts of your septic system and can explain the function of each component. A drain field is something that many people do not fully understand, and we have encountered many people asking some of the same questions. Here are a few of them that we can address here:

What exactly is the drain field?
A drain field is the last line of filtering and dispersion of your effluent water. After the effluent water leaves your septic tank, it goes into the drain field, which is a series of perforated pipes buried somewhat shallowly in the ground.
Why can’t I put anything over my drain field?
A drain field often looks like a big, empty space perfect for your next shed or parking spot, but nothing should be built, driven over or parked on your drain field. The weight will crush your pipes causing damage to your entire system.
Is there a problem with my drain field?
Drain field problems are usually manifested by signs of flooding, foul odors and extra vibrant grass growing around the area. Repairs and regular maintenance can help you avoid these issues.
How can I find where my drain field is located?

Every septic system is a little different based on your property and land. Drain fields should be located under a relatively flat parcel of space with nothing but grass, dirt or gravel on it. If you aren’t sure, a professional like ours can always help find and mark the location of the parts of your septic system.

We hope these answers have been helpful. If you have other questions about your drain field, please give us a call today.

At Averett Septic Tank Co Inc., we offer services for drain fields in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Auburndale, Bartow, Polk City, Plant City, Haines City, Mulberry, Dundee, Lake Wales, Highland City, and Sebring, Florida, as well as throughout Polk County and Eastern Hillsborough County.