Seeking Advice - slow draining toilets on flush

Just today, my toilets started draining very slowly on flush. So slowly that you don't want to stand around watching it drain - it takes I bet half an hour. Useful information for this post: I have a four year old daughter who is just getting the hang of wiping herself. Often she'll use a wet wipe, and she is typically very diligent to put them in the trash. One time she put one in the toilet and then let me know - I fished it out. We've got a septic system, and it rained today. Not a lot at all - but it was raining. Things I tried: Running all sinks in the house (three) simultaneously. They all drained as normal - instantly. Plunging. I'm not great at this, and I'm not certain I ever got a good seal. 6 foot auger. I definitely met some serious resistance near the end of the line - I'm not sure if I hit a bend or a blockage. Drain-O. I read the no draino rule on the sub - sorry - I am ashamed. When I took a shower today, the shower and the kitchen sink (shower is upline from kitchen sink) made a glug-glug-glug sound. Shower is in bathroom that is at the terminal end of the plumbing system. The shower drained fine. The thing I found strangest is that when I was running all three sinks and I flushed the back toilet (the very furthest item from the septic system), the toilet flushed. Thank you for any help. I'm not the handiest, but I'm trying. Edit to add: The back toilet is now flushing. It makes a glug-glug-glug sound as the water flushes. submitted by /u/SchrodingersYogaMat [link] [comments]

Just today, my toilets started draining very slowly on flush. So slowly that you don't want to stand around watching it drain - it takes I bet half an hour.

Useful information for this post:

  • I have a four year old daughter who is just getting the hang of wiping herself. Often she'll use a wet wipe, and she is typically very diligent to put them in the trash. One time she put one in the toilet and then let me know - I fished it out.
  • We've got a septic system, and it rained today. Not a lot at all - but it was raining.

Things I tried:

  • Running all sinks in the house (three) simultaneously. They all drained as normal - instantly.
  • Plunging. I'm not great at this, and I'm not certain I ever got a good seal.
  • 6 foot auger. I definitely met some serious resistance near the end of the line - I'm not sure if I hit a bend or a blockage.
  • Drain-O. I read the no draino rule on the sub - sorry - I am ashamed.
  • When I took a shower today, the shower and the kitchen sink (shower is upline from kitchen sink) made a glug-glug-glug sound. Shower is in bathroom that is at the terminal end of the plumbing system. The shower drained fine.

The thing I found strangest is that when I was running all three sinks and I flushed the back toilet (the very furthest item from the septic system), the toilet flushed.

Thank you for any help. I'm not the handiest, but I'm trying.

Edit to add:

The back toilet is now flushing. It makes a glug-glug-glug sound as the water flushes.

submitted by /u/SchrodingersYogaMat
[link] [comments]