Now it seems we might have another problem. I noticed because I do the garden , that the drain cover from our main waste system is over flowing. It must be because the top was covered with water ( it was a bit stagnant but only water) . I haven't lifted it up. I noticed the ground around the drain cover was also very soggy but since its rained all summer I am not sure how much is rain and how much water leakage.
This isn't the main inspection cover for the septic tank - thats about five feet further on. Thats perfectly dry and there is nothing coming out the top of that at all.
As a temporary fix I have dug up the garden around the drain cover and made it act as a soak away for the water that seems to come out and land there. It was all grass but I dug under the trees and around and made a sort of gutter to run the excess water off into the ground.
Before I tell my husband and he goes off down the septic tank to take a look or digs up the pipe or whatever, what do you think the problem might be? is it the septic tank or is it just some sort of blockage in the drain going into it? Do you think I need to just get someone in or could he deal with it with drain rods?
I don't want to start him off without having some idea what he could be up against. Its winter, its cold, we have had a couple of frosts and he has to work and then look at this problem. Also I have been ill with pneumonia, and I don't want to have to stand outside in the cold watching him whilst he messes and I don't want to leave him alone in case he has an accident/ gets stuck/ needs my help.
Anyone any ideas whether this could be an easily fixed problem or a real disaster?