What Causes Home Water Damage?
- Plumbing leaks and pipe bursts
- Overflowing toilets
- Clogged gutters and other drainage issues
- Poorly sealed windows and doors
- Natural disasters like floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, etc.
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Did you know
Most of the time, hot water is the second biggest energy cost in a home, taking up about 18 percent of the average electric bill. A water heater that doesn't work well can cost you several times more than a normal water heater.
What Are Leach Lines and When Should They Be Replaced?
In your septic system, leach lines are the primary method of wastewater disposal. They are essentially underground pipes that are connected to the septic tank and are also known as leach drains or leach fields.
The wastewater from your home flows into the tank and is treated by naturally occurring bacteria. The treated water then exits the tank and travels underground through a network of leach lines. These pipes, which are usually made of PVC, are buried in gravel or soil. Without leach lines, you'd have to constantly pump your septic tank, and your yard would quickly turn into a cesspool.
When one or more of your leach lines become clogged, water will most likely pool in your lawn, soaking into the soil and potentially flooding other areas of your yard. A swampy spot on your lawn that never dries out could be the first sign of this type of problem.
If you are having such issues with your leach field, you should have it checked out by a professional as soon as possible. Transou's Plumbing & Septic in High-Point, NC will conduct a thorough inspection to ensure that everything is back up and running smoothly.