Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Down the frugal drain

Quite literally....
We might be opening pandoras  box tomorrow - I had to call the plumber! (Insert crying emoji face here)

After coming home from school today I noticed that there was a lot of water in the laundry room floor.  Not good at all.  Thankfully all our clothes are washed for the week - not sure if it's the drain, the up flow pump or the water treatment (hard water) berm tank.  This has been a problem for a couple months, but we have a high water table, a 1960s era foundation and the gutters needed cleaning a couple weekends back - add that to the rain lately.  The fact our sump pump well was dry didn't make me feel better at all.  3 shop vac canisters of water later.....those were dumped into sump pump pit/well and it did its job of removing it.... 

Considering the floor drains In the laundry and furnace area seemed to be draining to it fine.  I'm testing that tomorrow with 5 gallons of water in each drain before the plumber comes tomorrow afternoon.  

So much for a low spend week.  

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