my horrible mess

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  1. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    I was rearranging my living room today with my younger brothers help, and I had to take a few things downstairs to my basement for storage when My heart sank and I thought, "Oh shit". I took this nifty quick shot.



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    I will have to call the landlord first thing in the morning! *sigh* apparently the drain is completely stopped up. I had to run down the street to a freakin' convenience store to take a crap, and looks like I won't get to take a shower before work tomorrow. :( 
     
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    Is that ... liquid poo?
     
  3. Runamuck

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    When I first saw the pic, I thought it was blood on the ground. I was like "holy crap, you murdered someone"

    But, yeah....is that liquid poo?
     
  4. Razerwire

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    Yeah what exactly are we looking at?
     
  5. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    its water... about 3 inches deep :(  it wasn't there this morning, and no laundry's been done today, so either its backed up, or else it came in through the walls.


    EDIT: I'm not wading through there to look and see if there's any liquid poo mixed in :puke: 
     
  6. Razerwire

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    Water from where?
     
  7. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    :lol  I just said from where :p  I'm so pissed! One of the rooms down there is carpeted :mad 
     
  8. Razerwire

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    Yeah but from where outside the walls? I hope not from a septic tank.
     
  9. Star Sabre James

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    That totally sucks! I have that problem in my apartment bedroom when it rains very very heavy.
     
  10. REDLINE

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    no septic tank. just city sewers.. It looks pretty clear, and it doesn't reek down there either, so I think its mostly water, probaby rain water seeping in from the ground.
     
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    Sorry to hear about that, RL. Cleaning up messes isn't cool . . .

    I hope your home has suffered little damage and that you are able to get things cleaned up soon! :D 
     
  12. Razerwire

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    Three words: Sears Shop Vac. :lol 
     
  13. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    yeah I know. I already want one. but the landlord'll cover the cleanup, so why should I do it? I have to wait till after work tomorrow anyway as I'd have to buy the shopvac. Hopefully it'll be done before I'm home... course I'll have to deal with the horrible aftermath...
     
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    Forget the Shop Vac. Just hire Adam West.
     
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    While you're out tomorrow, I recommend picking up water absorbing pellets. Keep the receipt and give it to the landlord.
     
  16. REDLINE

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    hmm... I'll look into those. hopefully I can use the employee discount
     
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    Its unlikely to be rainwater from outside, I mean if it wasn't leaking before its unlikely to be it now.

    If your landlord delays in getting back to you I'd recommend getting someone in ASAP, then send the bill to your landlord. At the end of the day, its your home, and your Landlords house, and it sitting in a pool of (possibly) septic water is going to damage that house.

    You may need professional cleaners to disinfect the place as well, are you covered by insurance?
     
  18. Aaron

    Aaron Master of Crystalocution Moderator Content Contributor

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    You'd be surprised. At one of my old apartments if we got a couple of weeks of steady rain it would overwhelm the sump pumps at the low corner of the building and start to flood out the basement apartments (that I had the dubious honor of living in).
     
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    My basement was 6 inches deep in water one time about 5 years ago, it REALLY sucked.
     
  20. Motor_Master

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    Man that sucks RL.

    Im glad my apartment was on the second floor. Course now I have a basement and well that's the one thing Im afraid of is the water table coming up! The last round of heavy heavy rains back in May the unit next door to me had minor flooding in the basement, but mine was fine.
     

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