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jlgchia 05-23-2008 06:43 PM

***********help Septic Is Backing Up Into Shower************
We just moved into our new home this week. Which is about 4 / 5 years old.

My husband took a shower in the 2nd bathroom today to try it out and water was pouring through our recessed light in the kitchen.

A few hours later, poop and toilet paper blasted through the drain in that shower.

What in the world is going on??? HELP.....

Ron The Plumber 05-23-2008 06:49 PM

The line is plugged up going to the septic tank, it need to be cleaned out.

AZA 05-27-2008 01:50 AM

Sounds like the line needs to be snaked or the septic tank hasn't been emptied.

cru 05-27-2008 07:25 AM

Could be a few other things to like roots, grease poured down lines ect. I would get it pumped out then go from there.

Mike Swearingen 05-27-2008 07:50 AM

Sounds like a clog in the main drain line.
A 4 or 5-year-old septic system should not be having any problems whatsoever, although it may be about due for a "routine maintenance" tank pump-out ($250-$300 here), which should be done at least every five years.
Open a main drain clean-out plug (watch out for the backflow) and sanke the main drain line with a heavy-duty plumber's snake or call a plumber or drain cleaning company.
Good Luck!

Alan 05-27-2008 11:39 PM

Do you actually have a septic tank, or is it a sewer basin with a pump ?


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