3 Reasons to Replace a Septic Distribution Box

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A septic distribution box plays a key role in getting rid of your waste. If you're questioning whether you need to replace it or why, here is a quick guide that can help you with this problem.

1. Downhill Flow

One of the most important reasons why the septic distribution box needs to be replaced is because of water flow. The wastewater will flow downward, and you need to make sure you have the proper working distribution box to keep this flowing in the right direction.

2. Drain Field Failure

Drain field failure will occur when the septic distribution box is not functioning properly. This is a huge reason why you need to replace it immediately if you find a problem. When this isn't working, the wastewater flow is uneven and will not distribute to the correct areas.

3. Uneven Distribution

Uneven distribution is a big problem if the box fails. If this occurs, parts of the field will become flooded and overloaded and then slowly, the entire thing will fail. When this happens, you will find wastewater on and in the soil where it shouldn't be. This leads to many other problems that can be costly and harmful to health.