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Old 02-05-2010, 06:46 PM   #1
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We only have problems after heavy rains. We just got drenched with about 12 hours of straight rain. Drenched a week ago by heavy rains also. Live in the Atlanta area and we have been waterlogged this year. My upstairs bath is filled with sewer water about 1 inch deep. Our downstairs bathroom toilet usually spills water out the bottom of the toilet when it rains heavy. Nebody know the problem that is causing this?

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OH, and my other upstairs bathroom...no problems????

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1. Your septic tank leach field may be saturated by rain water and unable to handle the normal outflow from the septic tank.

2. Your septic tank or pipe before and after may be cracked (or the septic tank lid not sealing properly) causing rain water to enter the septic tank and overload the leach field (in terms of gallons per minute).

The upstairs bathtub not draining is a separate problem; the drain is clogged.
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It doesn't make much sense to me, but if rainwater is backing up into your plumbing system from the septic tank, it sounds like you are below your septic tank. Are you pumping up to it?

If not, i find it odd that your upstairs would back up before the lower level of your house flooded completely.

Maybe i'm just confused, but a backwater valve on the inlet of your septic tank would prevent anything from backing up into the house from the septic tank. This is just a bandaid however, assuming that is actually where the problem is.
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It can't be a clog because we don't even use that tub and when we came up water was in the tub. So water came into the tub. We never used it. I can't figure it out. Never happened before.
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