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