Category: Plumbing installations

Waking Up to Plumbing Problem on Christmas Day Is No Fun

Clogged drain

A clogged drain and a flooded basement made for a terrible Christmas Day.
After hosting 21 people at your house on Christmas Eve, your wife made it all of the way upstairs to go to bed. You, however, collapsed on the couch and fell asleep for the night. When you woke in the morning, you stepped onto the floor into an inch of water. Waking up a little more abruptly than you planned, you were devastated to know that the water was a problem in the whole basement.
In fact, you soon realized that basically the entire basement got wet, as high as three inches in some places. It turned out that a tripped breaker caused water to run into, and out of, the water softener all night, and the same tripped breaker caused the basement lift station to not function. Although you were supposed to be hosting another fami

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