What are some signs that my OSS is failing?

Some warning signs of a failure are odors, surfacing sewage, soggy spots with lush green grass growth in the drain field or septic tank area, plumbing or septic tank backups, slow draining fixtures, or gurgling sounds in the plumbing system. If you suspect that your OSS is failing, contact us for assistance.

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1. Can I use my septic system during or after a flood?
2. How do I know if my septic system was damaged by flooding, and how can I get it fixed?
3. Should I use an additive in my septic tank?
4. When is an OSS permit needed?
5. Can I design my own OSS?
6. Can I install my own OSS after I obtain an OSS permit?
7. Do you have a copy of my OSS permit?
8. How do I clean up sewage that has backed up into my house?
9. What are some signs that my OSS is failing?
10. How can I find my septic tank?
11. What is the reserve area?