On the other hand, if you thought something would work but it didn't, please let us know that also.
The septic tank problem might be broken pipe, roots, leech field failure, high water table or something else. It might just be bad septic tank design. For whatever reason, the wastewater isn't leaving your house and now you have a very unpleasant backup and possibly expensive septic repair. And, it's an environmental problem!
E-mail your answers to webmaster -AT- swopnet.com. What was the problem? What did you do to fix it? How long ago? Did it work?
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