I'm hoping I can get some advice about this before spending more
money. I HATE not knowing what I'm doing! Anyway, we noticed our toilet
was flushing slowly, and/or incompletely. At around the same time, we
also noticed an odor outside and some dampness. Turns out the septic
tank was full. (We've lived here less than a year, and never had a
septic tank before.) So we called and had it pumped to the tune of
$350.00, which I think was insane for the amount of time it took.
Instantly the problem with the toilet disappeared, so we just shrugged
it off and were happy all was well.
So here it is three days later and the $%&# toilet is flushing slow
again, and sometimes not at all, after being fine since the pumping. I
don't see how it could still be the septic tank, if there was a back up
in the drain field, wouldn't the tank have to refill up with water
first? I don't see any way that two adults can fill a 1,000 gallon tank
in three days.
So I'm mystified. If there was a blockage in the pipe, I don't think
pumping the tank should have helped, right? And the toilet is only about
10 feet from the septic tank, just the other side of the wall. (BTW, the
need pumping, badly.) I really don't want to call this
company back, the guy they sent out seemed way too eager for me to have
a lot of expensive work done. And if I call someone else, I'm just as
afraid of getting taken. Any advice as to things I can do, or check on
would be greatly appreciated.
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