We almost had a disaster here this afternoon.
I went into the bathroom to get the bleach for the kitchen sink and noticed that the water level in the loo was rather high………… like half way up the bowl.
A couple of whumps with the loo brush and the level went down, but when I flushed it, it rose pretty high pretty fast!
Hubby had a go, and it was no different, so got the big plunger out.
This didn’t work either, and although the water remained lovely and clear, the level was still much higher than normal.
Our access point is in the drive alongside next door’s fence. However, it’s a shared point and Hubby knocked on our neighbour’s door to ask if they had a problem too. They did.
We had a similar problem in the cottage and had a cess pit rather than main line sewage as we have here. We were given a lesson in how cess pits worked and were thereafter extremely careful as to what we put down our drains or flushed down the loo, which we still are. We couldn’t use bleach or loo cleaners there because that would actually stop the bacteria from working in the pit. We discovered that cheap loo rolls were a bad idea too and had to pay extra for a well known brand, though the puppies on a roll were a definite no-no.
It was 5.20 so I called the water board and they are sending a maintenance team out tonight. Hubby managed to get the manhole cover off and the pipes are clogged solid. E-ew.
At 8.40 we were concerned that no-one had arrived yet and it’s pitch black outside.
We rang to check that we had understood correctly, and apparently our job is logged in for 9.30. By all accounts the van comes fully equipped for night working.
Good job I’ve got plenty of tea bags.