Gonna try showering in the basement

@lovebuglena (21505)
Staten Island, New York
September 15, 2020 3:16pm CST
My parents called in a plumber to come in tomorrow and see what's causing the leak in the kitchen ceiling (the bathroom is above it) and hopefully fix it. Of course, it won't be fixed tomorrow. I am assuming that tomorrow he will just take a look at what's going, assess what needs to be done, and tell us how much it will cost. In the mean time, since we cannot shower in the bathtub until the leak issue is fixed, I am gonna attempt to shower in the basement. We have a shower there. The shower just has the shower head. There is no hose. And the water doesn't come out of every hole in the shower head. Also, when you open the shower door water leaks onto the floor. Not looking forward to showering there but I guess it is better than nothing. At least I will be clean. Now my hair is a different issue. It's been over a week already since I washed it last. I need to wash it. Not sure how that's gonna go down. I have to find some way to close the drain otherwise all the hair that falls out when I wash it is gonna go down the drain and may end up clogging it. I don't want that to happen. I am wondering if putting a bathtub mat over the drain will help with that.
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• United States
15 Sep
I have washed my hair in the kitchen sink before, so you could always do that if necessary. Is the drain recessed? Is it small enough that you could use the kitchen stopper?
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@lovebuglena (21505)
• Staten Island, New York
16 Sep
I ended up washing it in the shower. I put the bathtub mat over the drain. Picked up a lot of hair from the mat and around it when I was done. Hopefully, none went down the drain.
@LindaOHio (47235)
• United States
16 Sep
I hope the leak will be fixed soon. Our drain always stops the hair from going down. I hope you can solve that problem.
@lovebuglena (21505)
• Staten Island, New York
16 Sep
The guy came over and replaced a few parts (not sure on what they are called) and installed a new shower and seems no leaking in the ceiling.
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@LindaOHio (47235)
• United States
17 Sep
@lovebuglena Yay! Glad to hear it.
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@lovebuglena (21505)
• Staten Island, New York
17 Sep
@LindaOHio Hopefully, this was the only issue causing the leak.
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@JudyEv (222744)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Sep
I'm sure you'll be really pleased to get your shower fixed. We love our shower and are always pleased to get back home to have a really good shower.
@lovebuglena (21505)
• Staten Island, New York
16 Sep
The new shower was installed and the guy fixed the issue he found. So far no leaking. Hopefully, that was the only thing that was causing this and there will be no leaking from now on.
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@JudyEv (222744)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Sep
@lovebuglena All good news. I guess the first thing you did was wash your hair.
@lovebuglena (21505)
• Staten Island, New York
17 Sep
@JudyEv No. I washed it yesterday in the shower in the basement, not in the main bathroom that was causing the leak and where the new shower had to be installed.
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• Peoria, Arizona
15 Sep
At least you have that extra option. Hopefully, it is nothing major and it is just a simple fix.
@lovebuglena (21505)
• Staten Island, New York
16 Sep
The guy fixed what needed to be fixed and ran the water and so far there is no leaking. I hope there was no other problem and there will be no leaking for good. Parents will have to fix up the ceiling though at some point.
• Peoria, Arizona
18 Sep
@lovebuglena That is good! Let's hope the problem was solved completely!
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@lovebuglena (21505)
• Staten Island, New York
18 Sep
@DesirousDreamer Fingers crossed!
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@DianneN (193062)
• United States
15 Sep
I'm sure the leak will be a simple fix. Try washing your hair in the kitchen sink.
@lovebuglena (21505)
• Staten Island, New York
16 Sep
I washed it in the shower, placing the bathtub mat over the drain. I hope none of the hair went down the drain. I picked up a lot of it from the shower floor and the mat when I was done washing. The guy came and removed the thing from the wall and some other thingy from inside the wall and replaced them with new ones. And he installed the new shower. Everything seems ok for now with the leaking. He also fixed some other issues we had elsewhere.
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@DianneN (193062)
• United States
16 Sep
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• United States
15 Sep
Yikes! I hope the ceiling will be fixed soon
@lovebuglena (21505)
• Staten Island, New York
16 Sep
The plumbing issue has been fixed. The ceiling itself will have to be fixed at some point.
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• United States
16 Sep
@lovebuglena That's great
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@CarolDM (95488)
• United States
15 Sep
I have used the kitchen sink many times to wash my hair.
@lovebuglena (21505)
• Staten Island, New York
16 Sep
Never had to do that so far.
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