07:38AM | 01/11/06
Member Since: 09/06/05
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I am experiencing slow drainage with my septic system. One toilet overflowed a week ago, but I was able to keep using a toilet that was located in another part of house.

I had the two 1000 gallon septic tanks pumped yesterday. My contractor told me that based on the water level in the 2nd tank "my drainfield is not working".

Possible causes:

1. Gone to long between pumping out tanks allowing particles and materials to clog up the drain field system.

2. Last October, a building contractor crossed our drainfield with a load of lumber and latter with a load of sand.

3. We have a silver maple that is approximately 30 feet away from the drainfield.

Any ideas on how I can determine which of these situations is the real culprit.

My drainfield guy offered a service whereby he would pump out (or flush out?) the drainfield lines. However, this would require digging open each individual line. Not cheap and sounds messy.

I see on this website an add in producet called Septic-Free which claims to be able break up blockage within the drainfield lines.

Anybody had any experiences with these options?

If it was your drainfield, what would you do?

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