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When I flush my toilet the water goes down but then its as if big air bubble come up from where the water went down and splash some water out of the toilet. Everything was fine until recently. We've had a lot of rain lately, possibly high water table?

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    Thanks for the reply. I should have mentioned that I do have a septic system with a seepage pit.



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Two things jump out at me from your question.
For the water table to have any effect, you would have to have a septic tank with field lines.
Even so, air will not bubble back up into the toilet unless you have pluggage in the vent stack for the toilet.
I would suggest that a first move to correct the problem would be to locate the vent stack on the roof that is the vent line for the toilet and pass a plumber's snake down the line to clear it of debris and allow it to operate properly. It is possible that sewer gasses could infiltrate into the house if the vent line is plugged.
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