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Never a Dull Moment - Plumbing Issues

November 18th, 2013 at 10:33 pm

Picture a cozy Sunday evening at Looking Forward's house. Dinner all done. Fire blazing in the fireplace. Dishwasher washing. Load of clothes in the washer. DS in the bathtub. Shower running.
And then... the shower isn't draining. Neither is the bathtub. The kitchen sink is filling up...

GAH!!!

Thankfully DH is handy. He opened the "cleanout" and flushed it with the garden hose with some success.

I ran to Target in my PJs and picked up two big jugs of Drano. Laughing a bit to myself that I might look like someone trying to cover up a crime.
(Maybe I watch too much violent TV??)

After DH's flushing and the Drano treatment things are better - functional. Smile

Since DH is in the trades he is having a plumber he is familiar with come tomorrow afternoon to do a more through cleanout. Like a rooter service. I think we might have an issue with tree roots, but we'll see what the plumber says.

It is very likely he will give us a discount, but it still could be $100 to $200.

Thankful for an EF at times like this.

2 Responses to “Never a Dull Moment - Plumbing Issues”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Ack! I don't like plumbing issues. I hope it is an easy and inexpensive fix.

  2. snafu Says:

    Fixed? Did you have a tree root problem? You might try a mix of baking soda and vinegar down the drains every 4 months or so if just household clogs.

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