Hey, it’s Mark Reynolds here, to teach you how to diagnose whether your septic drain field has failed. There are typically clear signs of septic drain field failure. Once you understand these, you’ll be better prepared to take action in the event of septic system failure.
These are the four most common signs of septic drain field failure:
1.) Sluggish outside house drains
2.) Foul odors outside
3.) Surfacing or ponding sewage
4.) Liquid sewage running back to your tank after pumping
The U.S. EPA estimates 25% of all septic systems have failed, or are failing, as we speak. So that begs the question: When was the last time you had your septic system pumped? When was the last time you performed preventative maintenance? You may be long overdue for a system overhaul.
We have a saying in the septic business: If your septic system is telling you it’s time to pump, your drain field is in failure mode. Don’t wait until your septic system reaches this critical stage. Take a proactive approach now and save thousands in repair costs later.