water and soap and stink and backup and toilets
Posted 06 July 2010 - 03:21 AM
I hope that this is posted in the right place!
We have a problem with our drainage; ie. toilets sinks showers and septic.
I plan on calling to have the septic drained, its been over 18 months (yikes)
Last night, our basement toilet was overrun with soap bubbles. The soap smelled like coconut, because just an hour earlier the girls took a bath 2 floors up with their coconut shampoo.
We have 4 toilets, 4 sinks, 2 tubs, and 1 shower that seem to be on one drain circuit.We have 3 floors. 1960's home.
This morning, my dear husband was shaving in the top floor bathroom and the sink he was using filled with coconut soap.
Now, on top of this, we have an ongoing situation with the 2nd floor toilet (off the kitchen) that never flushes completely and in the winter time, wreaks of septic.
We have thought about getting all our lines snaked, and replacing the 2nd floor toilet (see below).
What do you think is the best plan of attack?
Any insight on how to combat our septic drama would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you so very very much!
Posted 04 January 2012 - 11:52 PM
Posted 10 January 2012 - 10:18 PM
Also you might want to try to take steps to reduce the ammount of water you are putting into the system. You might just be putting out more than the leach field can take. A High Efficiency washer would help if you are using a standard washer. So would flow restriction facuets and shower heads. If you toilets are old, 3 gallon flush, replace them with 1.6 gal flush models.
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