Thursday, February 7, 2013

Ever Had Drain Problems?

Hi neighbors!

I know I have shared some of our plumbing problems before, but here goes one more. A few years ago we had visited northern Maine with the possibility of moving there. During the transition period before we moved we were actually without a home, sort of.  A friend of ours mentioned he knew someone who needed their house watched.  Next thing we knew we were house sitting for a couple. Anyway, we were supposed to watch their home while they were gone for a few of months. After we had been there about 2 weeks we were afraid we were going to need to call Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Service.

The toilet kept backing up. I mean all the way to the top of the bowl.  We would plunge it and then it would start working for a day or two and suddenly it would start backing up again. My husband tried everything he could think of. We tried pouring liquid solutions in to remove the clog, and we tried running a snake down the toilet. Somehow nothing seemed to work.  The next day we were dealing with the problem again.  It just kept happening.

We finally had to call in a real professional. After looking around a little while he decided we needed to have the septic tank drained. GREAT! At least it was not something we had done, but the septic tank was full and needed pumped out. We had to ask a neighbor for a little help finding the tank because it was not our home. After we were able to locate the tank and get someone to pump it out everything went back to normal. No more plunging the toilet.  I was so glad we were able to find the problem and get it solved so easily and so was my husband.  Problem solved.

What is your worst ever plumbing problem? Was it a backed up drain, or perhaps someone flushed something they shouldn't have?  This probably wasn't our worst, but it definitely is one we remember.  I was so afraid we were going to have a major problem and then have to explain what happened.

Disclosure:This is a sponsored post, however all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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