Saturday, December 5, 2009

Plumbing Issues

We got a call from my father-in-law yesterday that his kitchen sink was clogged, and needed plumbing help. He'd tried to take apart the trap, but it wasn't the issue, so I called my plumber specialist right away. He didn't have a big snake and suggested a drain cleaner, so I made an appointment for him to come by after lunch. I had errands to run, so I headed down there after my run, got a few things done and then met the drain guy.

I'm glad I didn't try to mess with it as he had a large power snake and used it to clear things, but also he had trouble getting the snake to go down to the main under the house. It kept wanting to move up the other part of the Y where the upstairs bathroom drains. I would have been driven crazy with that.

He cleared it out, but also noticed that a pipe in the crawl space was cracked, something I probably would not have noticed. So I called the plumber back and scheduled an appointment. We need a pressure regulator replaced as well, so I needed him anyway, but now I know I can't let it go for weeks.

$95 later and more to come, things are at least working.


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