Don't read this while you're having your breakfast!
Right, you're a woman on your own in a house with septic tank drainage and you find the drains are blocked. So what do you do? Call a man?
No, you put on gloves, lift the two manhole covers at each end of the blockage, fetch the draining rods and do what you've watched someone else doing many times over the last 25 years. Screw them together, the plunger one first, as you push them through the drain, making sure they are tightly screwed and making sure never to twist the wrong way. Keep adding rods and shoving, until a whole load of you know what gets itself unblocked. Bring out the draining rods and unscrew them until they are all out. Then you chuck bucket after bucket down the manhole and go and look at the other end until the water running through is more or less clear.
Wash down the draining rods. Leave everything out in the sun to dry
Took me an hour, sweat dripping.
Really glad of a long shower afterwards.
Good Achievement, but this is about the 4th time in 18 months and it's going to happen again and again because we think when a fence was put up one of the posts went down too far and projects down into the top of the drain pipe causing a problem spot.
This house really needs a new sewer system.
Many Thanks for comments yesterday, didn't get round to replying due to the above!!