I have a raised home. About a year ago we had a sewer backup and got our pipes
cleaned out. Ever since then we have a rotten egg sewer smell coming in only through the back of our house. The smell is strongest when its really cold or really hot. The area underneath our home smells the same way! Where is this smell coming from and why is it only smelling in 2 parts (the bathroom and laundry room in back of house) of the house?? How do we get rid of it? Thanks for any help!
The main sewer pipe in my basement backed up spilling over mostly wet fecal material. I didn't have to the money to immediately call a service provider to come and clean it up. Then dried into brittle "stuff". I doubt any mold grew because my basement is very dry and a bit warm. Nothing was severely damaged or contaminated. The floor is made of concrete if that helps.
Is there any other necessary precautions I also need to take for handling the sewage besides a mask and gloves?
On the garbage disposal side, the sink has now filled with black liquid for some reason. What is going on? Tried running the disposal and using pipe cleaner to no avail.
Rescue Rooter cleaned up my sewer drain last week (I know nothing about sewers, so I just picked first company to do the job...).
During the cleaning (which cost me whooping $254 for one hour of work!), guy mentioned to me that I might have broken sewer pipe under my driveway (which might be true - I also suspect that because of some other factors). He recommends me to run video camera into my pipe to see what is in there.
I was wondering if anyone knows some other company that does it as well? - I am looking for someone who does video for free? - I most likely will have same guy who does video do the repairs....
I also need to have my sewers cleaned with "jet water" (whatever that means - I understand they run water down the pipe really fast...).
House is in 94546 zip code.
Can I also please have some range estimates? - One Co. gave me an estimate (geez - if I charge THAT per hour, I would be leaving next to Bill G.!), another company wants $29.99 just to give an estimate - ridiculous. Estimates should be free...
So, what would be the range for the job?
I think I might have problem with either with pipe or with "container" (pipe from house to place covered by "gate" that hosts "container" and then from "container" to street).
My neighbors keep telling me that they think water from my sewer gets on their property, so I sort of need camera inside for all of us to have peace of mind.
I have issues w/roots growing in our pipes. Getting cleaned can be costly. I once had a proffesional plumber tell me there is a chemical(not drano!) you can pour down your drains regularly and it will kill and keep the roots from bothering the pipes. You have to buy usually @ lowes or hardware stores. I think it was a sulfate or something? Does anyone know of it? Thank you
I know how to do it but its a piece of 3" of ABS-1 pipe and if I cut it off the clean out adapter will fit flush on the piece I cut off and I would want it to actually fit over the pipe instead of flush in order for the cement to hold it in place. How would I do this? The city did a very poor job of putting these sewer lines in they are very ugly in our yards and ABS are pipes that are used in mobile homes not houses.
We had to replace our main sewer line and they dug up the majority of our front lawn in the process. What I'm left with afterwards is the clay/rock that was under my topsoil covering most of my yard. How do I get my lawn back to normal? I don't even know where to begin.
I know the water gets treated & cleaned through several processes & etc, & I've also heard that some treatment plants separate our waste and put bacteria that feed on the feces & other stuff to make it into fertilizer.
What else happens? Details details!
All your answers are detailed & each has new input to supplement others data. Because of this I'm afraid I can't decide which is the best answer, but thank you all very much for the information!!!!
Quote form Wikipedia:
gender discrimination still occurs in the workforce. It has been shown that even if a woman has received the proper education and credentials, they are often not considered for the same job as a male with either equal or less credentials . This has created a greater gap in the income wage gap.
Can anyone support the above affirmation ?
I wanted to get a chemical to dump into the toilet because it drains rather slow when flushed. I went to Wal-mart and looked at products like Liquid Plumber and Drano and all of them say NOT to use them in the toilet.
2. What can I buy and dump in the toilet to clean the pipes and possibly help it flush better and faster?
We're in the city so it's not connected to a septic system but drains into the public sewer system.
Thanks for any help
The double sink in my kitchen is backing up and I am looking for advice as to how to unclog it. I have tried the following:
*Clearing the P-Trap and other pipes below the sink
*Flushing with vinegar and baking soda
*Flushing with Drano (both gel and foaming)
*Using a Shop Vac
*Using a water hose
We have been able to determine that the clog is not upstairs, and so we went down to our basement and tried many of these things with the connecting pipe down there. No other drains in our house are having issues, just the double kitchen sink. We have been working on this for a couple days and still no progress. I am sure it is probably time to call a plumber, but we are hoping to avoid those costs. Thanks for any help!
In the sink in my house, I think the pipes are blocked.
If we run the water, it will fill up the basin and then take ages to drain out - up to hours for a full basin. Is there any way to easily/cheaply unblock the drain/pipes/whatever it is, and make it work like a normal sink?! Thanks!
We just bought this house 1 month ago. Sunday night while doing laundry I noticed that in our laundry room there was water on the floor and that it was coming up through the tiles. I then noticed that the shower in that room also had toilet paper debris in it and looks as if water had backed up and then went back down the drain. I cleaned everything up and assumed it was from the large amount of melting snow and rain we got. Last night I got home and the floor was soaked and after plunging the toilet..that caused sewer water to come up the shower drain. I don't know what causes this. I have looked online and read it can happen with heavy or is this a larger sewage problem??
We are renters and keep having plumbing problem. Toilets keep getting stopped up, sinks drain into the bathtubs, water coming up from various drains. Anyway plumber said it's roots and did some sort of quick fix but is there a chemical or something that will eat the roots or whatever else may be building up in the pipes?
Please don't say that it's the owner's/landlord's job because I know that and that's a whole other question.
Its extremely clogged and we have tried conventional method's and it works but not well.... so i would like to know if any home remedies can do the job?
How much would it cost to have rodding done on sewer line on both ways in single family home in Chicago? Does it need to be done every year and how does the tree roots get in to the sewer lines ?
Where do you plan on working in the near future?
Is this a difficult and costly plumbing job and will I need to have an ejector pump installed??
Presumably, in the early 19th century, rich households were equipped with staff members who would heat water they collected (from public wells, or perhaps private water pumps?) and provide it to their employers; it must have been incredibly annoying. "Turning on the lights" probably meant turning on a dangerous oil burning lamp.
When did it become possible for wealthy houses in Europe to have their own sinks with running water? When did it become possible for the masses to have this luxury? Did flushing toilets become available at this time as well? Where did people dispose of their waste before? When did heating develop so that someone ciuld wake up in the morning and take a hot shower? When could someone "flick on" the electric light in their Parisian hotel room? Were the Americans ahead of, or behind the Europeans in terms of technological development?
i have a dishwasher and a washing machine attached in the kitchen by the way