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Septic trouble. Toilet wont flush properly. Have had a lot

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Septic trouble. Toilet won't flush properly. Have had a lot of rain lately. Just had septic tank pumped. Not sure where septic drain line is or goes. In process of having any utilities in the yard marked. Can we repair this ourselves, and where do I start?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Plumbing
Expert:  Rick Mather replied 7 years ago.
Septic Tank will fill up with water very fast but it releases it out though the leaching fields and if you have problem with the fields the septic tank will continue to back up. on the discharge of most septic tanks there is a filter that gets clogged with any grease or oil if this is dirty it will cause your condiction but if clean your leaching field might be used up and need replacement BIG JOB and expensive
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

So, start by checking and cleaning the filter. possibly replacing it.?


From there, replace the leaching fields.??

Expert:  Rick Mather replied 7 years ago.
Yes check the discharge part of your tank if yours has the filter it will be there it pulls up out of tank straight up. if you pull filter out and water is still back up the fields are soaked
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