I just bought a 5 year old investment property, so I've never really used the washing machine plumbing. My new tenant said that the washer is draining onto the lawn outside. I've never heard of this before. There is a pan that the washer sits on that I thought drained outside, but the tenant said that the main washer drain is going outside of a 2" drain straight out on the lawn. Maybe in warmer climates this is ok, but it gets darn cold here.
When I go to the house to look at it, what should I look for?