Tuesday, July 24, 2012
One month after move in, I was washing some laundry and my MIL discovered our flooded laundry room a few minutes later. We sopped up the water with mops and our shop vac looking for the culprit. The hose wasn't leaking, the front of the washer was dry, the bottom of the utility sink where it drains was dry . . . hmmm. We tested a few cycles and it didn't happen again, so we thought it was a fluke.
Another month goes by. The laundry room floods again. We dissemble the utility sink and try to snake it. No way. We call out a plumber. The picture above is a section of pipe he cut out after his power snake made no forward motion. No wonder.
$600 down the drain because a hair brained someone poured concrete, sludge, etc. down our utility sink at some point.
I wish I had some lovely makeovers to show you. I wish I had been antiquing and flea marketing and bargain finding. I wish homeownship didn't stink sometimes. Well, blog friends, sometimes it does. With a capital S. Thankfully, solidarity starts with an S too. Anyone want to share some home maintenance projects that stole money from your fun decorating fund?