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OK, I have a question to see what I need to do and to confirm what I have. I live in a townhome and there is a sewer cleanout in our from walk from the sidewalk to the door. This is a 4" cleanout with a drain cover on it. This morning after taking a shower I noticed the sidewalk wet around it and some paper debris around it. From seeing this I thought there was a backup and confirmed it when I ran the kitchen faucet to test and saw water flowing out. I'm assuming this could explain a rotten egg smell I recently noticed from the washer and the dishwasher as well. Not too long ago I found the drain cover loose and discovered neighbor kids putting rocks and other debris down it. I screwed the cover back on but we now have this problem. Am I correct in thinking it's backing up from the debris dropped down there or could I have another problem? Any ideas of what I should do or do I need to call RotoRooter and bite the cost?
 

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OK, I have a question to see what I need to do and to confirm what I have. I live in a townhome and there is a sewer cleanout in our from walk from the sidewalk to the door. This is a 4" cleanout with a drain cover on it. This morning after taking a shower I noticed the sidewalk wet around it and some paper debris around it. From seeing this I thought there was a backup and confirmed it when I ran the kitchen faucet to test and saw water flowing out. I'm assuming this could explain a rotten egg smell I recently noticed from the washer and the dishwasher as well. Not too long ago I found the drain cover loose and discovered neighbor kids putting rocks and other debris down it. I screwed the cover back on but we now have this problem. Am I correct in thinking it's backing up from the debris dropped down there or could I have another problem? Any ideas of what I should do or do I need to call RotoRooter and bite the cost?
Sounds like the neighbors kids did you in. Pull the cap and look down inside if it looks like the pipe sweeps toward the street, then it is probably a clean out. You are probably best off to get a pro in to flush the line. Make sure the cap is tightened afterwards.
 
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