Warning Signs of Septic Tank System Failure

Stop, look, and smell!

The most obvious septic system failures are easy to spot.

  • Check for pooling water or muddy soil around your septic system or in your basement.
  • Greener grass in the area of the septic system
  • Sluggish drainage in the home
  • Water coming up through the lower house level floor drains
  • Plumbing backups when you flush the toilet or do laundry
  • Gurgling sounds in the toilet or drains
  • Odors outdoors or in the home