The Process Of Flushing Drain Field Lines

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A drain field, absorption field or leach field is the area around your septic tank that allows liquids to absorb into the ground. Without a drain field, the liquids would overflow and cause runoff. This would create a bad odor in your yard and could lead to sewage back-ups. A drain field typically lasts for 50 years or more with proper care. But this doesn’t mean it won’t need some maintenance to keep functioning properly!


If your drain field lines are clogged, it can be difficult to get rid of the problem. These clogs can cause a wide range of issues, including sluggish drains and backups in your home. Hydro-Jetting is an advanced method of cleaning your pipes that uses pressurized water to remove clogs from inside the pipe. This process is a safe and effective way to dislodge stubborn clogs without leaving any harmful particles behind. A professional plumber will insert a hose into your drain system and begin pumping high-pressure water through the pipes to break up and wash away clogs. This process is known to work well on a broad range of materials, from grease and mineral build-up to hair and tree roots.

​Before starting a hydro-jetting job, your plumber will inspect your drain system with video camera equipment to find out what’s causing the clogs. If your sewer pipes have been damaged or weakened, hydro-jetting won’t be the best solution.

Cable Snaking

Snaking a drain field line is the process of inserting a cable through a clogged drain pipe. It can be used to clear a wide variety of clogs and is an effective method of clearing drains that are particularly difficult to reach with a plunger or snake. The process of snaking a drain involves removing the stopper, P-trap and overflow assembly from the drain line. Then, inserting a medium-sized drain snake (about 3/8 inch cable and 50 to 75 feet of cable) into the drain.

​The most important aspect of snaking a drain line is getting the right tool for the job. The best option is a heavy-duty automated drain snake with an automatic safety clutch that protects the cable and operator from damage. Another good choice is a manual drain snake with a telescoping handle that allows you to get in closer and work faster than a standard helix style cable. You can also use a snaking tool that attaches to a hand pump to move the cable around tight bends and traps.

Pipe Cleaning

Keeping the drain field lines clean and free from blockages helps keep wastewater from back up and leaking into your home. If you notice your sewer line clogged, call a plumber to have it inspected. Clogged pipes are a common problem that can occur from time to time. Several things can clog your pipes, including fats, grease, oil and solid waste.

Septic tanks are designed to rely on bacteria that break down the solids in wastewater. Some systems are designed to have more oxygen than others, which can help the bacteria work more efficiently. A septic system that fails to drain is usually a sign of tree roots clogging the pipes, issues with the surrounding soil, structural damage to a pipe or a faulty design. Fortunately, there are ways to repair and renew your septic field lines instead of replacing them.

Sewer Cleaning

Sewer field lines are pipes that carry waste from homes and businesses to the sewer system. They need to be maintained properly and inspected regularly. This is necessary to prevent clogs and blockages that can lead to more serious problems in your home or business. Also, it will reduce the risk of flooding in your area.

A sewer cleaning service is the best way to ensure that your plumbing is working as it should. They can inspect your lines and determine whether you need a more thorough cleaning or one that will only focus on smaller clogs. They will use high pressure sewer cleaning equipment to push a nozzle from one manhole to the next. Water scours the inside of the pipe, pulling debris and roots out with it. The nozzle is then pulled back to the start manhole again, and the process repeats itself.