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Question DetailsAsked on 4/28/2016

My toilet bubbled and then the bathtub filled up. What's going on?

I should mention that the washing machine was also running during this time.

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Hi there: I've had the same exact problem many times while living in New York and for the past 25 yrs in Florida. What you have is a clog in your main and you cannot clear that by yourself.You need a plumber or a company that has a special piece of equiptment called a Snake or a Roto-Rooter. They are able to get into the main which is located in the pipes in the street. They have pieces of equiptment that go from the pipes in your home directly to the clog somewhere in the street pipe and it can take anywhere from 15 minutes to 45 minutes. Ask for prices before you hire but get it done as soon as possible before all the crap starts coming up in your bathtub and shower rooms and your toilets overflow or you could have a flood of all that dirty water all over your floors. There are companies on line that sell contracts fairly cheap that will cover that one specific problem., which is something you can check out after the job is done---Good Luck



Answered 4 years ago by eexotic1011


Here are several previous similar questions with answers that should work for you - you have a blockage in the sewer line. Possibly partial right now (if it drained back out) but could go to total at any time, so you need a Sewer Cleaning contractor to come out and route or jet out your sewer line. This commonly starts with a backup when washer is emptying (largest volume of water other than full bathtub, then progresses commonly to occurring when showering, then toilet flushing, etc. as the blockage become more complete.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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