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10:00PM | 01/19/20
I live in a Mobile Home in a Park. We have city water & sewer. About 7-8yrs ago, both our bathrooms flooded when gray water started backing up into the house when the washing machine drained. It was a HUGE mess and insurance claim. Now, fast forward to today: the washer was draining and we had no problems since the last time, suddenly I see an inch of water on the floor and several inches in the shower and tub and the toilet had overflowed even though I hadn't used it recently. Of course, as before it went under the wall and into my closet and bedroom. Last time they had to tear out walls and floors in the bathroom, closet and bedroom. This looks like it will be the same thing. I of course, grabbed the shop vac and cleaned up as much as I could but the damage is done because its gray water.
My question is this: everytime I ask anyone why this happens only after a period of heavy rainfall or snowmelt, they say its the ground water. They tell me its "too high". What the heck does the height of ground water have to do with a closed sewage system?
If anyone can help me, I'd be so appreciative. I am at my wits end. My father was a general contractor and carpenter. He raised me and my siblings to know how to do things. I just spent 6 weeks (I'm disabled so it takes me a while to do things),painting and repairing things (nothing that has anything to do with this issue) in my bathroom and now it looks like its ruined. I'm about all in.
Thanks in advance to anyone who may be able to help me avoid having this happen again.

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