Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Ew ew ew

Last week we had some really heavy rain and it became obvious we needed to clean out our gutters. Not only was water spilling over the side of the gutters, never a good sign, but we had more water around our drain in the basement, which I noticed when I was down there working out. Naturally I assumed this was from water getting into the basement from outside.

Except that two days later I was down there again and noticed that the drain had been pushed up and there was a clear debris field around it. To be honest, I was really afraid that tree roots had grown through the pipe leading to the sewer and that all that debris was from the yard.

We had a plumber come out to clear out the pipe and he took one look at the debris (of which there was more than before, which was strange since it hadn’t rained . . . ) and said it was our kitchen line backing up. The debris was what was left from our disposal. So $135 and about 30 minutes later, the line was clear and he even cleaned up the gunky bits.

There’s just no way I’d be a plumber. But I’m sure glad someone is.


Jeanne said...

So much better than any of the alternatives!!!!

kittiesx3 said...

You are so right. What was shocking/amazing to me was that the plumber needed only 2 seconds to look at the debris field to know what it was. That takes some experience.