What Happened to the Septic Service Near Me?
My sister moved into a home down the street from me. I was so happy she did since we lived far apart previously. She is still unpacking boxes and what not. We live in a really amazing rural area. It is very peaceful. I can hear the sounds of the rooster in the morning as the sun is coming up. I usually start my mornings than with a cup of coffee and the daily newspaper that I received the day before. My husband is usually at work about this time. He doesn’t sleep in ever for reasons I cannot understand. He is always up around four in the morning.
Anyway, I was enjoying my cup of coffee this morning, when I see several missed calls. It was my sister. I tried returning her call but was unable to reach her. She didn’t leave me a message, so I didn’t know what was going on. Being the good sister that I am, I wanted to see if she needed my help. I wanted to be sure it wasn’t an emergency. I get over to her home and knocked on the door. She yelled for me to come in. I could smell a foul odor coming from the bathroom. My sister informed me she has a plumbing problem. I asked her if I could help her, but she didn’t know if I could or how to fix it. I asked her the last time the previous owner had your septic system worked on. She didn’t know and didn’t think to ask before she bought the home.
I told her after attempting to use her plunger in her toilet that we need to get a septic guy out here. I informed her of the importance of septic pumping and tank cleaning. I called the closest guy I knew near me. No answer. It didn’t even get to the voicemail. I then had to google for a Septic Service Near Me. I found one ten miles away. He said he could get to her today. Hours later, he fixed her septic system and informed her of the buildup sludge reducing the effective capacity of my sister’s septic tank. He informed us it was clogging our pipes causing the problem. He left her with a toilet that could flush and the foul odor eventually went away.
She learned after this emergency visit that she needed to ask important questions like last maintenance on the system to know when she needed to clean the system next. When I move into a home with a septic tank, I will definitely ask those questions. That odor was horrendous.