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Old 10-18-2012, 06:46 PM   #1
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My house is own a septic tank system. I am currently having problems with water backing up in my toilets and the bath tub. I have had the septic tank drained and i have ran the snake through the pipe. What else could be my problem

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Old 10-18-2012, 07:11 PM   #2
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A licecend plumber will be along soon---

In the mean time---If the house lines are flowing into the septic tank---

Did every thing work well right after the pumper truck left? Then start backing up after enough water flowed to refill the septic tank?

If so---here are some of the usual suspects---

Leach field flooded---Have you had an unusual amount of rain?

Leach field branch lines collapsed----Any body drive over the field recently?

Leach field failed

Septic tank baffles or exit pipe corroded and need attention

I own a house on septic---but I don't do service on them---a plumber will be along soon---Mike----

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Old 10-18-2012, 08:09 PM   #3
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"Ran the snake down the pipe" which pipe?
Did you remove the toilet and run a real snake, not one of those 1/2 coiled wire ones down the drain.

Since it was backing up did you run a snake down the vent pipe on the roof to see if it's plugged.
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Good catch--I assumed the plumber did the rodding---
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if the tank was full it could have allowed waste to back up into the house lines which could have clogged the baffle in the tank even though its pumped...you will need to have the lines snaked out with the proper size snake with water running to flush out clog...ben sr
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Lots of good questions asked, so we can give you more info. Waiting for your response.......

How old is the house, and type of piping?

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