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    Leach drains are installed to support septic tank systems. They are tube-like boxes constructed from concrete or plastic and have openings on its sides, which permit water to soak the surrounding ground. When wastewater passes through the septic tank system, solid waste sinks to the bottom to undertake bacterial digestion, while the liquid flows out out of the tank to the leach drain and into the dirt.

    A diverter valve links the leach drain to the septic tank. When the installation of the leach drain is complete, concrete slabs are commonly utilised to secure the drain and keep debris away. This will help in preventing blockages and makes leach drains maintenance much more difficult than it is.

    A leach drain does not have a common size. Dobson Excavations uses the expected quantity of liquid waste and the kind of dirt as a guide when suggesting the very best leach drain size.

    We offer Leach Drains throughout the entire Perth metro area and South west, such as (but not limited to): Perth, Jarrahdale, Roleystone, Karragullen, Kalamunda, Bickley, Serpentine, Mundijong, Whitby, Hopeland, Keysbrook, Dandalup, Myara, Karrakup, Cardup, Byford, Oldbury, Wellard, Baldivis, Keralup, Rockingham, Port Kennedy, Secret Harbour, Golden Bay, Waikiki, Warnbro, Calista, Orelia, Oakford, Darling Downs, Armadale, Bunbury, Mandurah, Pinjarra, Harvey, Wandering, Collie, Boddington, Crossman, Brookton, Beverley, Dwellingup

    We also offer various other services, such as: mini excavator and digger, driveway construction, digger hire, trench digger, soakwell installation, site works, septic tank installation, land clearing, pool excavation, leach drains, bobcat slasher, excavator hire, bobcat hire, 6 wheeler tipper hire, earthworks and earthmoving contractors

    Maintaining the leach drain will guarantee it remains in excellent shape to keep redistributing wastewater in the dirt. During this process, sludge can build up in the leach drain, and this will reduce the flow of wastewater through the system.

    You need to have at the very least 2 leach drains to enable even disbursement of the liquid. If this is not done, the dirt surrounding the leach drain installation Dwellingup will take in too much water, which will be an obstacle for bacteria to keep up when breaking down the waste. The outcome will be a foul odour which will eventually reach the surface.

    Leach Drain Maintenance Dwellingup

    For the septic tank to operate effectively, it needs the leach drain to perform its functions efficiently. While the bacteria in the septic tank attempts to break down the solid waste that has sunk at the bottom, the leach drain handles the liquid waste. So, both systems are inter-dependent.

    If the leach drain is not maintained appropriately, chances are, your leach drain repair Dwellingup expense will be high, and it could include repair services to the septic tank also, which could be overwhelmed without the support of the leach drain.

    Some of the ways in which you can make sure the leach drains Dwellingup continue to be in excellent shape include;
    • Pump and clean the septic tank of residue at the very least two times or 3 times a year. The pumping frequency will rely on the size of the tank, the size of your household, and the disposal rate.
    • Protect the septic tank system by avoiding the disposal of fabric softener, bleaches, heavy detergents, and biocides into it. These create residue that can block the septic tank system, and ultimately affect the functions of the leach drains Dwellingup
    • Avoid getting rid of non-biodegradable materials into the drain.
    • Don't turn your leach field into a parking area, tempting as it may be. The pipes of the leach drain approximately 6 inches in the ground. The weight of the cars is most likely to damage the pipes, and this might cause leach drain problems. If you have visitors who normally choose the area to park their automobiles, you can opt to fence this location.

    Most of the time, when the septic tank develops problems, it is most likely you have leach drain problems Dwellingup. When you maintain the leach drain properly, it can serve you for approximately 25 years.

    Sources of leach drain problems Dwellingup.

    Considering that the septic systems rely on the leach drain to filter and disperse the wastewater, it is very important to know the most likely root causes of leach drain malfunction to ensure that you can avoid them. They include;
    • Dripping pipes, drains, and toilets.
    • Excessive water usage in your house
    • Excess rainfall which causes heavy water runoff
    • Deep rooted trees and plants which penetrate the pipes, exerting weight on the valve connecting the septic tank to the leach drain.
    • Wear and tear of the system
    • Draining grease, chemicals, paints and various other items into the septic tank
    • Failing to pump the septic tanks often, preferably 2 or 3 times a year
    • Damage from excavators and various other construction devices

    Signs of Leach Drain Damage

    You can easily see if your septic tank or leach drain is malfunctioning even before you call an expert to take a look at the leach drain installation Dwellingup. Some of the signs you need to look out for include;
    • Greener grass over the leach field when compared to the rest of your grass. This shows the waste released into the dirt is not being broken down as required. So, you must find out what is taking place in the septic tank or leach drain.
    • If the location surrounding where leach drain installation Dwellingup was carried out has standing water, is wet or mushy.
    • Sewer odours, typically around the leach field, septic tank, and even around the drains
    • Drainage channels that are taking too long to clear off the water.

    When the leach drain is functioning as it ought to be, the location will have green, short grass, and no puddles. In this state, the leach field presents no harm to you and your household. So, you need not worry yourself regarding children playing in this field. Nevertheless, when you start noticing signs of malfunctioning leach drains Dwellingup, it is best to keep the children away due to the fact that it presents a security and health risk.

    Frequently inspect any exposed devices for signs of corrosion. The septic tank cover need to be free of corrosion, and if you observe signs of rust, it is best to call Dobson Excavations for leach drain repair Dwellingup. We will determine the source of corrosion and execute the essential repair work. If left untreated, the cover of the septic tank might break down, and this can be fatal for anyone who drops inside an active septic tank. Leach drain replacement Dwellingup might be the only solution if it cannot be fixed.

    When you aware of the important things that go through your septic tank and leach drain, you are most likely to have minimal repair work during the lifespan of the leach drain.

    Contact us today for leach drains Dwellingup

    Call Dobson Excavations for the professional installation of septic tanks and leach drains. Give us a call at 0414 755 306 or send out an email at dobson_excavations@live.com or fill up the online form.