If your toilet has ever caused your shower to flood, you know just how disgusting that experience can be. But why did it happen and what can you do to prevent that revolting sewage from backing up into your tub again?
This article from eHow.com explains this filthy phenomenon.
Flooding occurs when water (and sewage) from your toilet is, for some reason, unable to properly exit through the sewage and drainage system. And since your toilet is designed to prevent backups into the toilet itself, to avoid releasing dangerous gasses into your home, the water that has been flushed finds its way to the open shower drain.
The number one reason for this disgusting backup is a clog in the mainline of the drainage and sewage system. If the flooding drains quickly, the clog is minimal, but if the flooding takes hours to drain, you could have a potentially large clog.
One of the only ways to deal with this problem is to use a pipe snake. But this procedure can often be too much for the do-it-yourselfer. If you find yourself with a fairly severe clog, it may be time to call a professional plumber. If you have any questions, contact Mahon Plumbing by clicking here today!