Hi I moved into this home 3 months ago. It was built in the early 50's, not many changes since. The neighbors (who have lived here decades) say this house has NOT had any serious plumbing problems.
2 months ago we had a plumber here to fix the seriously clogged kitchen sink. he upgraded the pipes that lead from the kitchen and bathroom sinks to the main line (both sinks are on opposite sides of the same wall). the sink drains much better but has begun to slow.
Almost 2 weeks ago, we noticed that the floor-drain in the garage had a problem when we ran a load of wash - we found water all over the floor around the washer. I used a 25 ' snake on the floor drain pipe and on the pipe that leads to the roof. Running the washer still produces water on the garage floor.
Yesterday, the shower was running and I noticed water was collecting on the floor. At first thought it was coming from the shower, but noticed it was actually coming from where the toilet meets the floor. The water was warm and clear. I also noticed a tiny clump of lint.
I turned off the toilet valve. Water has stopped leaking, I am thinking about renting a larger snake and checking to see if an o-ring needs to be replaced before calling a plumber.
Any advice is much appreciated.
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