Flooding hallway


Old 12-16-13, 11:38 AM
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Flooding hallway

I bought a house last winter and after a month or so our hallways started flooding. We have a septic tank and are on well water so we immediately had our septic drained and pipe to the septic drain cleaned. After this the hallway on the other side of the house started flooding when we used the washer. We rigged the washer to drain straight outside and all has been fine. Now winter has hit again and after our first snow our flood is back in the original hallway. When we shower the water sits in the shower and drains very slow and the hallway floods! There is another bathroom between the bathroom we shower in which is completely dry but the floor in the hallway is saturated. Does anyone know why this could be happening And what kind of fix this would require?
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Old 12-16-13, 12:15 PM
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Welcome to the forums. Even pumping your tank, it will fill up again. Septic tanks are always full, so having it repeatedly pumped won't solve the problem. It appears your drain field has failed and is not carrying the liquid out properly. Not much of a DIY project as specialized tools are used to either clear them, or new ones laid in place.
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You keep saying the hallway floods. Where is the water coming from? Is there a leak in the piping in the house? Even if the septic system has failed or is clogged you should not be flooding the hallway unless you really ignore it and it overflows out a toilet or some other fixture.
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You keep saying the hallway floods. Where is the water coming from?
Yup... it sounds like you have clogged pipes somewhere in the house. Do you have a whole-house trap? A large U-shaped pipe just before the drain pipes go outside?
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