Signs and Symptoms of a Drainfield Failure

Signs and Symptoms of a Drainfield FailureThe drainfield in your septic system plays a critical role in its operation by filtering contaminates from the waste products in the septic tank. If the drainfield isn’t working properly, you may need to have your septic system serviced right away. Check out a few common signs of drainfield failures below.

Pooling Water in Your Yard

Are there puddles in your yard even though it hasn’t rained in days? This could be because your drainfield has become saturated with waste water. If you notice standing water in your drainfield on dry days, schedule an appointment with your septic service as soon as possible.

Foul Odors Around Your Home

When a drainfield isn’t functioning effectively, the effluent from the septic tank will often build up in the soil and release some seriously unpleasant odors on your property. Chances are, one whiff will have you running to your phone to call a septic company.

Waste Backing Up in Your House

In more serious cases of drainfield failure, the effluent from your septic tank may even back up into your home. Your drains might clog, your toilets might not flush correctly, and in a worst-case scenario, you might even see waste spilling back into your house. Not only will this be very messy, it can also be hazardous to your health.

At Freedom Septic Service, we know just how frustrating it can be to deal with a failing drainfield. Call us at (410)795-2947 to schedule an inspection today.

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