Clogged pipes

Clogged pipes are a messy business

Clogged drain field laterals are the end of a septic system. Maintaining a functioning septic system is key for extending the life of your drain field. Here, the septic tanks hadn’t been pumped in years which forced sludge and scum into the lateral leech lines in the drain field. Once the lateral lines become saturated with solids/bio-film, the only option is to replace the entire drain field lateral line components.

Remember to schedule your tank and drain field inspections on a routine basis. Island County says the following:

Conventional/gravity fed systems should be inspected every 3 years.

All others (alternative systems, conventional pressure systems, or just about everything with a pump) should be inspected annually.

An inspection is required for the sale of a property.