My husband and I had a plumbing issue recently.
- Our drain field started leaking.
I noticed the smell at first. It smelled like raw sewage being baked in the sunshine. My whole backyard reeked. I thought the concern was with my septic tank and that it needed to be pumped. So I called a septic company and then they informed me the issue was with the drain field. They pumped the septic but left me with a bigger mess. To fix the drainfield would have cost over 6,000 dollars. My husband has a tractor and thought he could replace the drainfield himself. After digging everything up and removing the piping, he was shocked at what a mess it was. Someone installed everything. Nothing was hooked up right! The water was never draining correctly. After all that time and digging, my husband couldn’t do the repair. We ended up calling a plumbing company for a sewer line repair. These people specialized in trenchless plumbing. They could have done a quick patch job or dug right into the earth to fix the issue. I am glad that we exposed all the issues and they took care of the sewer line repair. They got all the new piping levels, fixed the distribution box, and put all the dirt back over it. Now the backyard looks as good as new and doesn’t smell bad anymore. The best part is that it costs us less than six grand since my husband did a lot of the prep work. I also believe this sewer line repair company is a lot more honest and trustworthy than the first business that I called.