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Old 11-07-2013, 10:02 PM   #1
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Has anyone ever seen this before??? It's like a wet black sediment that looks like it came up our shower drain. Help!!



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Old 11-07-2013, 11:55 PM   #2
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Looks almost like a really cool painting of some defoliated trees.

Sorry. Your drain has backed up, and sediment, gunk, and yuckies have invaded your shower as a result. The main drain line will probably need to be snaked.



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Old 11-08-2013, 01:32 AM   #3
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Time to call a plumber!

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Old 11-08-2013, 02:59 AM   #4
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usually that type of back up may have occurred while someone was cleaning a drain. Possibly a neighbor, that is if you have common drains with another unit.Cabling a drain stirs up the sludge and sediments.

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Old 11-08-2013, 10:49 AM   #5
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Well this actually happened at my house a month ago and there were roots in the line.

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Old 11-08-2013, 01:49 PM   #6
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You guys think I can try
Some main line cleaner? Or is that useless?

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Old 11-08-2013, 02:43 PM   #7
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You can try it but if there is roots it won't help. Best bet is to get someone to run a snake through the main. And not waste any money on drain cleaners.

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Old 11-08-2013, 03:37 PM   #8
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Do you know if that came up the drain or from the faucet in the tub? The reason I ask is it looks a lot like sulfur off pipes from a well when air gets into the pipes or someone was working on the system.

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Old 11-08-2013, 04:08 PM   #9
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It's def coming up through the drain. I cleaned it
Out last night and a little came back this morning. I just notched that down the street they were doing some construction to pipes. I wonder if that has anything to do with it.

By the way, the water drains pretty good down that drain.

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Old 11-08-2013, 09:41 PM   #10
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It doesn't matter if it drains good down that drain. It came up through our toilet and tub when we ran the washer and its down stairs everything else is upstairs.



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