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Old 01-03-2012, 10:01 AM   #1
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okay where to start..... There is a drain in my parents basement where last night was flooding which smell so bad.

The water comes up when:
Toilet flush
using any of the sinks
taking a shower

by the way we do not have a septic tank... and we live in a townhome
please help
the drain is located on the floor by the furnace

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Old 01-03-2012, 10:09 AM   #2
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Call Roto Rooter or a plumber to snake out the drain.

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okay where to start..... There is a drain in my parents basement where last night was flooding which smell so bad.

The water comes up when:
Toilet flush
using any of the sinks
taking a shower

by the way we do not have a septic tank... and we live in a townhome
please help
the drain is located on the floor by the furnace
Ayuh,.... I'd say the drain that exits the house is plugged...

Call a Plumber, 'n have it snaked out...
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Ayuh,.... I'd say the drain that exits the house is plugged...
Call a Plumber, 'n have it snaked out...
Hopefully... that is all you'll need.
How old is the house?
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Hopefully... that is all you'll need.
How old is the house?
thanks the house is about over 35 years old
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My father went to buy a snake but it was 25 feet which i believe it was to short we call a plumer just waiting... which I have a pile of dishes waiting for me to be wash... now is there anything that i should now if the plubmer is trying to scam us. thanks guys..
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...now is there anything that i should now if the plubmer is trying to scam us. thanks guys..
If you have been in the house a long time and this has never happened before then the problem is probably "incident related".
Were there any non resident kids or women visiting there over the holidays? Kids and women flush toys and wash cloths and other things and cooking grease sometimes gets to the 'saturation' point and blocks or hangs up especially if there is root penetration.

At 35 years though the thing to be concerned about is broken pipe.
Have I scared you enough yet?

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you did the right thing calling the plumber......really not a diy for most homeowners....
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okay where to start..... There is a drain in my parents basement where last night was flooding which smell so bad.

The water comes up when:
Toilet flush
using any of the sinks
taking a shower

by the way we do not have a septic tank... and we live in a townhome
please help
the drain is located on the floor by the furnace
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If you have been in the house a long time and this has never happened before then the problem is probably "incident related".
Were there any non resident kids or women visiting there over the holidays? Kids and women flush toys and wash cloths and other things and cooking grease sometimes gets to the 'saturation' point and blocks or hangs up especially if there is root penetration.

At 35 years though the thing to be concerned about is broken pipe.
Have I scared you enough yet?

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Um ya but it got worst the plumber came try to snake it... cut a pipe to get in deep try to put pressure on both ends so now it might be a problem in the outside of the home which we have to wait for the property management to come and take a look .... bad thing about it is i dont think the guy is a plumber.. but my dad is dad he knows everything grrr..
im going to have to stay in a hotel tonight

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