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Palo Alto Septic Tank Services

Maintaining a clean leach field can extend its life expectancy by up to 25 years, so regular maintenance is critical. Regular septic system inspections may reveal problems. Smart Plumbers & Rooters of Palo Alto can assist you if you are experiencing issues such as poor drainage, flushing issues, foul odors, or blocked toilets as a result of an unclean leach field. Call us today at (408) 638-6762 as our friendly and knowledgeable staff will gladly assist you with all of your septic tank and leach field needs!

We provide free estimates and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our staff understands that plumbing problems can occur at any time, so don’t be concerned if you encounter one on the weekend or after hours. Simply call us and we will be able to help. Residents of Palo Alto are always welcome to use our services, as there is no additional charge for emergency situations.

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    • Campbell
    • Cupertino
    • Los Altos Hills
    • Mountain View
    • San Jose
    • Santa Clara
    • Sunnyvale

    How Does A Leach Field Work?

    Your septic system and leach field may not be something you think about often, but these two essential components of your Palo Alto plumbing system make sure your bathroom runs smoothly. It is essential to remember that after anaerobic digestion has taken place in the septic tanks, liquids are pushed out into leach fields where any remaining solids or contaminants will be safely disposed of.

    Your septic system consists of three parts: pipes and tanks, plus the drain field or leach field. These elements work together to keep your soil healthy, often located outside your home on flat land.

    6 Things You Should Know About Your Leach Field

    • A leach field, also referred to as a septic drain field, is an environmentally friendly system used for treating wastewater from household plumbing systems
    • This system consists of trenches or beds filled with gravel, stones, or plastic piping
    • A leach field is designed to allow wastewater to slowly seep into the surrounding soil, where it is filtered and purified
    • The size of a leach field is determined by the capacity of your septic tank and how much wastewater needs to be treated
    • Neglected leach fields can lead to water pollution issues, as untreated wastewater may contaminate nearby bodies of water
    • Regular upkeep of a leach field is necessary to guarantee its optimal operation

    How Do I Know If My Palo Alto Septic Tank Is Failing?

    Your septic system in Palo Alto can burst and leak raw sewage into unsuitable places, potentially resulting in harm to animals and plants as well as contamination. This could happen when sewage seeps into the drain field or piping system of a building. Therefore, it is important that your septic system is maintained correctly to avoid this from happening.

    If you have any questions or any of the following issues, please get in touch with us today:

    • Many fixtures leak water and sewage into your home
    • The water that drains from tubs, sinks, and showers drains very slowly
    • Your pipes are extremely loud
    • Pools or wet areas near the drainfield or in front of the septic tank 
    • There are foul odors near the drainfield or septic tank
    • The grass around the drainfield or septic tank is lush and spongy
    • Algae blooms have been discovered in nearby lakes and ponds
    • Nitrates or coliform bacteria may be present in water wells

    Maintaining your Palo Alto septic system is critical to its longevity. A neglected septic system can result in financial loss, health issues, and environmental harm! It’s essential to detect signs of failure quickly so you can get help in time – this will save you money and protect against further problems.

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