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Why Are the Weeds Growing Like Crazy in My Yard?

If the weeds are growing like crazy in your yard and you have a septic system, Express Septic Services advises that the system could be leaking. Make note of where the weeds are growing. If they are growing above the tank or drain field, there’s a problem with your septic system. Call us right away so we can come and inspect the system. Once we determine what is wrong, we will make the necessary repairs to restore the system. Once the system is restored, the weeds should stop growing.

Leaking Septic Tank

For example, if your septic tank has a crack or hole in it and the solid waste is leaking out of it, you have just provided natural fertilizer for plant growth. Unfortunately, this also causes an environmental problem in the ground of your yard. The waste and the dirt it comes into contact with must be cleaned properly to ensure there is no risk of bacterial contamination.

If properly cared for, you should get 30 years of life out of the septic tank. This being said, if the tank was not constructed well, it may spring a leak prematurely. Because the waste provides the plant life with the fertilizer it needs to thrive, you will have a patch of weeds growing over the septic tank if it is leaking. We can replace the tank if necessary.

Flooded Drain Field

The drain field also provides plant life with fertilizer. After the solid waste has settled to the bottom of the septic tank, the wastewater flows out of the tank and into the drain field. The drain field treats the water to make it safe and then filters it into the groundwater system. You can unintentionally flood your drain field without realizing it. This will slow down its ability to process the wastewater.

For example, if you have a specific day in which you do laundry, you will flood the drain field. More than one or two loads will not give the drain field enough time to process the wastewater and allow it to percolate into the groundwater system. It’s better to spread the laundry throughout the week so you are only doing one load per day. If the drain field is flooded, there is plenty of wastewater off of which the weeds will feed and grow heartily.

Call Express Septic Services in Greenville, SC, today if you have weeds growing above your septic system. We will inspect the system and repair the problem.

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