I had to call for an emergency plumber the other morning, and my septic system legitimately had a leak, but i walked outside one morning & the whole yard was wet.
It also smelled like sewage.
It was gross & embarrassing… To top it off, the toilets wouldn’t flush & the shower wouldn’t drain. There are things I am willing to take a look at on my own. I will do Heating & A/C repairs & electrical complications. I will build things by hand & get under the hood of my car. I will not mess around with water, piping & plumbing; Calling for a plumbing maintenance was a must do. The sewer line maintenance wasn’t too invasive & it was necessary. The girl had to dig up my septic line to maintenance what was wrong, however apparently there was a ton of blockage that caused a crack in the line. That leads to water leaking out & all sorts of gross sewage! Doing underground pipe maintenance is beyond me. Not only do I not have the equipment or the comprehension, I don’t have the grit. Can you imagine dealing with poop & pee & all those smells? I wouldn’t want to dig up tree roots, digging up a septic sounds a lot worse, then however, they did do a trenchless sewer line maintenance that seemed easier. I was surprised the cost wasn’t that much, when you think about how excruciating it is & how much you would pay not to do it, it is quite satisfactory. I would pay 1000s not to mess around with raw sewage & where it drains to. I am really lucky.