Thursday, May 22, 2008

ROOTER TO THE RESCUE!

OK, so I know this isn't a good story at all, but I just have to tell you what's been going on at our house. A few weeks ago we got the first big rain storm of the season. It was great. The next day Chris went in the basement only to find that there was water all over by the water heater and furnace. We guessed it was just from the rain and talked to our landlord who told us to watch it. So the next week it rained just a little and nothing happened. But shortly after that every time we would use any water in the house our kitchen sink would spit water out and gurgle. Honest, not very cool, especially when your standing right next to it. And sometimes it wouldn't drain.
Monday this week I did laundry and Tuesday morning there was water all in the basement again. And while Chris was down there I went to the bathroom and then he figured out our problem. Our sewer is backed up. Not cool! So we called the landlord and told him the situation, he said he'd get on it first thing in the morning. Well all day Wednesday we didn't hear from him. Wednesday night mom, dad and Alesha came over to watch the finale of American Idol after Spencer's dance program. (YEAH FOR DAVID COOK!) I made them all use the bathroom at the school before we left. Every time we use the bathroom it floods the basement and it stinks. NASTY!! So Thursday morning we got a phone call at 7:30 saying the plumber would be here in an hour. Yeah! Finally!! So we showed him the mess downstairs and he laughed. (NOT A GOOD LAUGH) He drained the pipes and stuck his camera down in there and he couldn't get through. Something was blocking the way. Come to find out, our neighbors ran over the pipe that takes our sewer out to the street to the sewer and totally crushed it. So nothing could get through and stuff was seeping into the ground. NASTY! So the plumber went next door to see if their basement was flooded also, and it wasn't. Apparently theirs just goes straight out to the street in a different pipe and doesn't connect into ours and I'm not sure why our out was in front of their house. Odd. So the plumber talked to our landlord who said he didn't know if he had money for that right now and we might have to move out. When I heard that I called Chris almost in tears. It's only been a little over a month since we moved in. AHH! What would we do? Move in with my mom and dad for a while I'm sure. So I was freaking out and finally after about an hour of phone calls the landlord said go ahead. So they had to dig up the whole thing to replace the pipe that had been run over. UGH! The plumber didn't leave until about 4:30 or 5. And all in all it was around $6000.00. So, be careful when it comes to your sewer, it's not Cheap. But we can use the bathroom and showers again. And my kitchen sink doesn't spit at me anymore. It's wonderful. And we don't have to move. Yeah! I had to take a picture of the RESCUE ROOTER truck. (I figured that'd be better then a picture of the basement.) :)

7 comments:

Anne said...

YEAH! I am so glad that they were able to fix it! I hope things are working good for you now. Thanks for the call yesterday, and I hope you had good dreams last night! Love ya,
Anne! :O)

madsens said...

Hey, not fun at all. That's what happened to our downstairs bathroom at taylors blessing. the pipe in the back yard had collapsed. No fun - sorry.

Jess said...

That is SOSOOSOSO NASTY! I'm glad that it all worked out. What a stressful day! Hopefully you don't have any other problems :) maybe you can use that as another plug (no pun intended) to get your neighbors evicted :) Just a thought. :)

Jess said...

That is SOSOOSOSO NASTY! I'm glad that it all worked out. What a stressful day! Hopefully you don't have any other problems :) maybe you can use that as another plug (no pun intended) to get your neighbors evicted :) Just a thought. :)

Jess said...

oops sorry for the double :)

Kathlen said...

That is pretty gross. I am glad that you don't have to move out, that would have been a pain. What was the Landlord thinking? Even if he did make you move out, he would have still needed to clean up the mess right away. Even if he didn't have the money, right?

Far & Tina said...

ugh! That is gross Kristine! Good thing the plumber man figured it out though. Yucky