Yesterday, I posted about discovering a leak in the upstairs drain pipe that connects to the main drain the empties into our septic system. Bad enough in most houses but unfortunately in our house the plumbing is located in a crawlspace. To make matters worse, every plumber we contacted was short staffed because of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and said they wouldn’t be able to get to us until next week. What a freaking nightmare.
Late yesterday afternoon one of the plumbers called back and said that he would come down and have a look at it. He did, said he didn’t think it would be that big a deal and told me he would show up the next day (today) after he finished his scheduled appointments.
Today he showed up as promised and had the broken pipe replaced in less than an hours time. I can’t express how thankful I am. The thought of going another day with limited water and bathroom facilities was depressing as all hell.
Anyway, his parts done. My part will come tomorrow when I have to go into the crawlspace with a wet/dry vac, suck up the remaining waste water and spray everything down with a bleach solution and rinse and repeat multiple times. I can’t say I’m looking forward to it.