Day #4 begins - time to call a plumber
By Joliet Jake
January 27, 2016 6:19am CST
I've finally given up the fight and am calling in the professionals. The main drain for the house has been plugged since Sunday morning, which means I can't do laundry, do dishes, use the toilet or anything without waste backing up into the bathtub and leaking around the toilet seal and flooding the bathroom and hallway. (Of course, taking a bath/shower is also out of the question) Since I am on a limited budget, I've been trying to fix it myself, but after a few days of plunging the lines, and buying a plumber snake, and snaking the lines and the rooftop vent, I have been totally unsuccessful. Have you ever wished you had an outhouse? Having to drive to the gas station to relieve myself is really no fun. So I'll have to take a day off from work today (which I really can't afford) to be here when the plumber arrives (which I really can't afford). Bleh. Hope your day/week is going better than mine...
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• United States
27 Jan 16
Oh dear, well it is that bad JJ. In the salon when we had all the sinks back up, we used peroxide (the thick stuff that we used in hair dyes), powdered hair bleach, and vinegar all at once..the drains would unplug immediately. But if you are leaking around the toilet too, it sounds much more serious like. Yep I am sorry you have to take the day off and the cost of the plumber on top of it. Those guys make buccoo bucks. As long as they fix it is the main issue ..I hope you will be able to make up the money you lost.