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Renae1121 08-19-2012 12:14 PM

Drain problems
 
Whenever my washing machine or bathtub drains, every drain in the house starts to gargle. The water in the toilets splash up and then is gets lower. If I give the kids a bath let the tub drain and then try to wash a load of clothes water comes out from under the washer as it drains. Help, what can I do to fix this? There is also a smell like dirty sewer water.

joecaption 08-19-2012 12:33 PM

Plugged up vent, stopped up main sewer line, or if your on a septic it could be the tank is full or the drain field has failed.

I listed them in order of where to start working and the simplest and cheapest ones first.

tvanharp 08-19-2012 12:42 PM

How many levels in your home? What levels are the washer and bathtub on?
Any backup will be seen at the lowest drain in the system.

TheEplumber 08-19-2012 03:44 PM

If you have water coming from the floor drain in the laundry rm. I'd guess your mainline is plugging.

Renae1121 08-20-2012 07:49 PM

We are in a one story with a non finished basement. The previous homeowners are friends with my patents and said they never had water down there. Well we have had over a foot of water down there several times, and now I can't get it to dry out either.

I'm so over water issues. Thank you for your suggestions. I will work my way down the list.


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