Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Septic Tank Emergency!
Ah yes folks, it's been a while since I've posted. It's not that I don't have anything to post about, I had LOADS. Problem is I just don't have the time. Oh I know how boring that excuse is but folks, that IS my problem.
Well, this morning I had another "problem." As I rounded the corner from my bedroom this morning to have my breakfast, Bill greeted me with the latest emergency. He said the grass around our septic tank lid was "all wet." Uh oh!
This has to be one of our worst fears. Mine anyway. When we lived in Pennsylvania we had our own septic field. The twenty-five years we lived there we never once had the septic tank emptied. But of course that was a little different because the overflow of the septic tank went into the field below which probably help explain why the vegetation was also so lush.
Well, our septic tank here has no such feature. We've lived nine years (November 7th is our anniversary). Only once have I had our septic tank emptied. I wasn't sure it needed to be emptied but we had it done because our neighbor said we could get a discount if we both had ours emptied at the same time.
So I checked Angie's List this morning for septic service company. I got a name, McMullen Septic Services. I called to arrange service. "Shelly", who answered the phone told me a serviceman was in the area (Milton). Within an half an hour he was here! WOW! Talk about service.
"Joe", quickly determined the problem. My septic tank filter was clogged. The tank was filled to the top. UGH! (I looked).
He saw the "wipes" that I use. He suggested that while the manufacturer of the wipes say they are "flushable", that doesn't mean they are biodegradable, which apparently they aren't. So I won't be using them anymore. Back to the shower or wet toilet paper. I have to be clean. That's just me.
So folks, I had an emergency this morning and it was taking care of professionally, punctually and with a reasonable cost $313.50 which include a $75.00 of liquid to help the natural bacteria action in my septic tank). How refreshing to get good service at a reasonable price. Of course I posted an excellent review to my account at Angie's List.
Speaking of which, Angie's List is great! They have never left me down. Do I sound like a commercial? Oh well.
Have a great day everyone. My septic tank is clean and I'm ready to roll. Now back to my Scrabble boards on Facebook which is (as I guiltily admit) are taking up so much of my time).