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colesdad

01:21PM | 06/26/06
Member Since: 06/25/06
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Everytime our washing machine drains (empties) the water comes up through the drain in the floor and floods the basement. We've had the house (built in 1949) for a year and it seems to be getting worse. This appears to be the same drain as the kitchen sink, but the only time it floods is with the washer (which is in the basement). I've tried snaking it unsuccessfully. Please don't tell me the floor has to be jackhammered to put new pipes in. Thanks for the advice. For a new homeowner who is fairly inept at home repairs, these forums has been very helpful.

Sylvan

02:31PM | 06/26/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1589 lifetime posts
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Over the years piping becomes encrusted with grease (kitchen sink) and soap scum (laundry) snaking is totally useless and a waste of time.

Water jetting scours the lines to a like new internal condition restoring full flow in most cases.

Call a local independent LMP and ask her / him about jetting the kitchen line and the launtry drain and the main sewer.


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