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How to Fix a Leach Drain

A clogged or failing leach drain is expensive to replace, but thankfully we now have far more affordable options to restore your leach drain to peak performance without physical intervention. Taking advantage of specialty bacteria and a modern understanding of microbial action, you can restore your leach drain and treat your system without spending thousands.

Warning signs of leach drain failure

The earlier you realise that your leach drain is experiencing issues the easier and faster it is to get rid of any blockages and save on physical repair.Here are the early warning signs to look out for: 

  • Extra green grass over your leach drain 
  • Stronger than usual odours coming from your leach drain 
  • Wet or mushy ground around your leach drain
  • The plumbing is backing up or draining slowly

Why leach drains get clogged

As wastewater systems are used, over time small particles of grease, fat, soap and solids flow through the system and accumulate in the leach drain or septic trench. Depending on how well your wastewater system is performing this build up could take a few months to many years.

The small particles entering your leach drain are unavoidable and are the reason the leach drain exists – as the last filtration before effluent is discharged. If your system is left untreated, these small particles build up and will eventually clog the drainage field.

The best way to avoid this is regular maintenance treatment, but if your system is already clogged it can still be fixed.

How to repair your leach drain

In the past, when your leach drain was clogged, the solution often involved physical intervention or complete replacement which are very expensive. Today, unclogging your leach drain is simple and very affordable when taking advantage of the latest advances in biological wastewater remediation. Our customers have restored their leach drains without the need for repairs.

There are specialty bacteria which are chosen for their ability to quickly digest the fat, oil and grease that are clogging up your leach drain. Adding these specialty bacteria cultures along with the nutrients they need to rapidly multiply and digest waste is the most cost-effective solution to leach drain issues.

The advantage of using modern biological wastewater remediation is that restoring your leach drain provides treatment for your entire system at the same time. Our leach drain restoration products will improve the biological function of your entire system – from your plumbing to your tank and through to your septic trench.

Our biological wastewater remediation solutions are completely safe for you, your family and the environment.

To find out more about how we can guarantee your system gets back to peak performance, please get in touch with us. Here are what some of our happy, long-term customers are saying.

I am writing to recommend your product, EcoCare Activator, to others who may have problems with their septic or leach drain. I purchased Activator 4 months ago as I had a problem with odour; a build up of fats; blockages in my seepage drains and wetness at the surface of my trench. I had been told by the plumber that it would cost me a fortune to replace my entire system. However, that is no longer necessary as the trench is now dry and running well – and the odours are gone. I could not speak more highly of Activator.

Russell Marsh

We have two septic systems, both treated with EcoCare. Systems have remained trouble free and have not required to be pumped out since we started using the product 12 years ago.. An excellent product.

Bryant Ham

I would like to congratulate EcoCare Australia on their product. Since I have been using Ecocare Activator in my septic tank, the problems of the past have disappeared. The previous years of blocked drains, over-flowing, seepage in tanks, etc; have gone. Bad odours and reoccurring problems have ceased.

Peter Perry

We have been using the product for over 15 years in our septic system and have had our system pumped out once in all that time and were told our system was the cleanest they had ever had to service.

Gerry Kelly

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