SO. Our property management company got in touch with us today, very worried that we had been without water or plumbing this weekend. Luckily, that's not the case. They promised to have someone out to fix the issue today.
The plumbers arrived right before I went to pick the kids up from school, took a look in the bathroom, and gave me a lecture on the importance of flushing. Yes, really.
I listened intently (because flushing is complicated, yo!), and didn't interrupt because I knew that it wasn't going to be that simple. I knew that because I saw what the bathroom looked like before we cleaned it up. They were just seeing what we couldn't get to. And when I say 'we', I really mean Robert, because my previous post showed how useless I am in such situations.
I went to get the kids and when we got back, they had pulled out the big guns. They had to take the toilet off and snake the drain with the large drain rooter.
Umm hmmm, it was way more of a problem than simply not flushing.
Two hours later, they finally left. The younger guy? It was his first day on the job. Betcha he's going to think long and hard about day number two. (Pun not completely intended.) I know I would. That was 500 kinds of gross.
I feel badly for the owners of this house. They just bought it in November and they've had several big issues already. Now we just threw another huge one in their lap - if the toilet backs up again in the near future, they are going to have to dig down and under the slab to be able to figure out and fix the issue. That sounds like big money.
For the millionth time this year, I'm so glad we rent.