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.

These are the four most common signs:

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.

We have a saying: If your septic system is telling you it’s time to pump, your drain field is in failure mode.

Ponding Sewage