Kodiak, Alaska
227 W Rezanof Dr
Kodiak, AK 99615
(907) 486-5537

3 Best Practices for Maintaining Your Leach Field December 26, 2018

Kodiak,
3 Best Practices for Maintaining Your Leach Field, Kodiak, Alaska

Septic tanks are probably the most prominent and expensive part of your home water treatment system, but they’re not the only component that needs care and regular maintenance. The leach field also performs a vital role, draining wastewater from the tank back into the soil, so efficiently many homeowners even forget it’s there. However, your leach field does require some occasional maintenance to function properly and avoid common causes of failure.

3 Tips for Maintaining Your Leach Field

1. Pouring Toxic Substances Down the Drain

Everything you pour into the drain will eventually end up in the soil outside. Paints, solvents, and other chemicals can kill the bacteria the system relies on to break down waste, while grease will clog pipes and cause the system to back up. To avoid unnecessary problems with the tank or the leach field, you should never put anything other than wastewater and toilet tissue in your drains.

2. Conserve Water

leach fieldEvery septic system is designed to handle a certain amount of wastewater every day. Exceeding those limits often results in an overflowing tank, backed-up sewage system, and an oversaturated leach field that can’t process water quickly enough. To keep excess water out of your sewage system, fix running toilets and leaking faucets as soon as possible, wait until you have a full load to do laundry, and take quick showers instead of baths.

3. Keep Vehicles Off of the Field

Leach fields aren’t designed to support the weight of vehicles or construction equipment, which can permanently damage your pipes and lead to failure. To get the most out of your leach field, never park your vehicle in that part of the lawn, and try to avoid the area when moving construction equipment around the property.

 

Whether your leach field is malfunctioning or you need an entirely new septic system, MK Enterprises is the contractor to call. As Kodiak, AK’s leading construction company, they offer unmatched expertise, fast service, and excellent workmanship on every project. Visit their website for an overview of their extensive services, or call (907) 486-5537 to speak with an expert and request an estimate.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from MK Enterprises
3 Popular Types of Excavation Equipment, Kodiak, Alaska
Whether you’re building a road, an office building, or a new home, having the right excavation equipment is essential for getting the job done quickly and safely. While all excavator...read more
3 Reasons Every Business Should Hire Snow Removal Professionals, Kodiak, Alaska
Snow removal is a major project for any business, especially for those in Kodiak, AK, which can get over five feet of snowfall every year. While you may decide to invest in equipment...read more
3 Reasons to Hire a Professional for Snow Removal, Kodiak, Alaska
Snow is an expected part of an Alaska winter, which gives you the opportunity to plan ahead and ensure your home or business is ready to withstand the elements. When you trust a...read more
3 Reasons Traveling Professionals Should Consider Short-Term Corporate Rentals, Kodiak, Alaska
Whether you’re a general contractor or an energy industry consultant, travel and extended stays are a common requirement for many professionals. Unfortunately, longer assignments are...read more
5 Questions to Ask Before Signing an Apartment Rental Lease, Kodiak, Alaska
Agreeing to an apartment rental for the first time offers the excitement of independent living and moving forward with your life. However, too many first-time renters make the m...read more