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  • Writer's pictureRyan Schmidtke

Don't Let Your Septic Tank Back-Up!

Updated: Jun 4, 2021

Has this ever happened to you?

It’s a beautiful sunny day and you are getting ready to just relax outside in a hammock or on the deck. You have a great book, or you’re listening to the game or some new podcast (whatever helps you relax).

And then . . . it hits you.

This smell instantly ruins all of your plans and you know exactly what it is. Your septic tank has backed-up.

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Now you are probably thinking to yourself, “It hasn’t been that long since I had it emptied!” Or, “Did the kids flush a diaper again!!” Whatever the reason, it doesn’t matter. It’s backed up and now you have to deal with it.

At this point you’re probably wondering if you accidentally stumbled onto a plumbing blog but bear with me for a minute!

People are kinda like emotional septic tanks.

We can often neglect or ignore our emotional and mental well-being because everything is working smoothly. It only becomes an issue for us after our emotional septic tank is backed up and there is a huge mess to clean up. One of the biggest problems with waiting until something is wrong to try and fix it is by that time the mess usually is harder to fix, is more costly (figuratively and literally), and it usually affects others (neighbours, co-workers, friends, family).

So what if there is a better solution? What if we started to do some preventative maintenance before our emotional septic tank is backed up? What would that even look like? How much is that going to cost? What will you need to change? There isn’t one right answer. Everyone’s specific needs are different.

But what I do know is that by doing some routine maintenance you will save yourself a ton of grief, pain, anger, frustration and yes if your emotional septic tank has backed up or you just feel like you need help in learning some preventative maintenance tools (a.k.a. therapy stuff) give me a shout. I’d love to talk more. I’m here for you.

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