Septic Problems - Sewage Back-up & Gurgling

Pipeline Blockage

Sewage back-up, gurgling, or slow draining sinks and toilets are signs of a possible blockage in the plumbing or septic system. 

Blockages typically occur at the following locations:

A fixture trap  ...more

A pipeline bend. ...more

Pipeline freeze spot...more

Septic tank inlet baffle...more

Septic tank outlet filter. ...more

Broken pipeline. ...more

Drain (leach) field plugging. ...more

Please see the more detailed discussion of causes for leach field plugging presented under "Plugged Drain field - How did this happen?"