Sunday, November 25, 2012

My Week - Plumbing

Jed's family came in to town late last Sunday. A few people took showers that night and I noticed that the water in our master bathroom would bubble when the shower was going, or even after anyone flushed the other toilet. The water would get high, hang out for a bit despite plunging efforts, and eventually drain a little while later. Well the next morning, I took a shower and the shower didn't drain, so by the end of it I was standing in a few inches of water. As soon as I got out, before I got dressed, and before I could make an announcement that there would be no more showers, I heard the shower start in the other bathroom. I come out, make an announcement not to shower unless you feel like you absolutely have to, and go on with breakfast. My mother-in-law came up and asked me if she could shower and I told her that I wished she wouldn't, but Jed told her that the shower in the guest bathroom was fine to use, so she went ahead and took that shower. Lo and behold both toilets started to overflow and we barely had enough extra towels to soak up the backed up water (which smelled horrid, btw).

Jed had called the plumber we have to use for the home warranty to be effective and they couldn't come until the following day (Tues), but we were all leaving to San Antonio and I knew that he would be super sad if everyone went down there and we had to wait an extra day for this plumber to come, so we rescheduled for the following Tuesday (he couldn't come on the weekend or Monday) and we all headed down to San An. While we were in SA, my mom (who happened to be in town because my sister just had a baby) stopped by the house to check on things and the toilets had stopped overflowing and the water had gone back down.

Fast forward to Saturday afternoon when we got home. We knew we couldn't shower and were reluctant about flushing the toilets, but I had a bunch of dishes in the dishwasher, including all of the bottles that we took down south that only got rinsed and not washed. So I took the chance that the kitchen drain was somehow different or met up with the bathroom one past the clog and I did a quick load of dishes. Bad idea. Not only did the water rise in the toilets, but sewer grossness started coming out of both shower drains as well. Foul.

Since we can't shower or use our toilets/dishwasher/washing machine, we decided to get a hotel for last night and tonight. Luckily we just got done with a trip, so our toiletries were still packed, Logan's pack-and-play was easily accessible, etc. So here we are, 5 minutes from our house, at a hotel until Monday. It's not too bad, just feels like an extension to our Thanksgiving trip. And on that note, I am thankful for a home warranty so that we aren't out a ton of money for this plumbing job.

1 comment:

A Tale of Three said...

This happened to us and ruined our carpets. Turns out it was roots in our pipes. Apparently every couple of years we will have to clean the pipes of tree roots due to our treed lot...what did it end up being at your place?