HELP! When we flush the toilet it comes up through the bathtub!!


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Old 09-13-04, 08:53 PM
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Exclamation HELP! When we flush the toilet it comes up through the bathtub!!

We just noticed it tonight. The entire downstairs bathroom floor is flooded and the tub has water and toilet paper in it. When we flush the upstairs toilet - it comes up through the downstairs tub. What do we do?
 
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Call a plumber to unclog the drain so that you can immediately sanitize the wastewater contamination to protect your family.
 
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Old 09-14-04, 05:58 AM
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Do we call a plumber? or a roto rooter type of guy? sorry first time homeowner and clueless!
 
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Old 09-14-04, 07:13 AM
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The main drain line is clogged.
Rent a heavy-duty plumber's snake, open a clean-out plug and snake the line from your home to the street or your septic system. Or call a plumber or drain cleaning company.
Good Luck!
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Old 09-14-04, 07:17 AM
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thanks to both of you! I have a plumber on his way.

I would like to tip him for coming so fast - what is fair?
 
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Old 09-14-04, 08:19 AM
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Just promptly pay his bill.
Most plumber's will go to an "emergency" situation first, above routine maintenance jobs.
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