This was one of those weeks which should never be experienced by any homeowner! To those of you who recently mentioned you love being a renter – I agree with you when stuff like this happens!
Our hot water heater decided to spring a leak Monday afternoon. John had to take 2 days off for estimates and replacement. He received estimates for both a traditional water heater and a tankless version. Needless to say, traditional water heater got installed on Wednesday.
Thursday evening, we heard a weird noise – almost a gurgling sound. When we went into the master bathroom, the toilet bowl had very little water and there was a weird coating on the floor of the shower. Yep, the sewer line was backed up. A call to Roto-Rooter was made – $500 minimum charge to come immediately or $250 to come in the morning. John took Friday off! It seems the main sewer line has a crack and roots entered and blocked the flow of YUCKY stuff from our house. Roots are now gone but a decision needs to be made about the cracked pipe. Maybe next month??
$2500 later we have hot water AND our sewer line is cleaned out. Gotta love home ownership!!