septic lines clogged! Help!
We've lived in our house 13 years and NEVER had our septic system pumped out. I've told my husband for several years now that he'd better have it done, but he has ignored me. Now, in the frozen snowy ground of winter our lines have become clogged and we have had water backing up in our basement shower and leaking around the bottom of a toilet in that bathroom periodically throughout the day.
My husband has taken an auger and tried to unclog it but so far, no good. He claims it has nothing to do with never having our tank pumped out. I am frustrated. He finally called a plumber but with the cold winter weather and with expecting more snow tonight, the plumbers he has called are booked with frozen pipe situations and no one is coming anytime soon. I'd just like to have any comments about my situation and any suggestions for what to do before the plumber gets here. Of course we're not using our water now which doesn't make it great for our bathroom needs.