The house that Whorli and I live in is owned by her parents. We’ve lived in it for basically 1 year now. And in that year, our toilet and/or tub has backed-up (aka, filled with poo) roughly 6 times. It has been a recurring pain in the ass because there’s apparently something majorly wrong with our pipes, yet they are very difficult to get to. We’ve been told that there are tree roots inside our pipes, and that is causing the plumbing issues. Multiple plumbers (and Whorli’s dad and grandfather) have done their best to fix the issue, but each and every time it’s been a band-aid, only to re-occur a month or two later. Hopefully it’s been fixed for good though, as today’s plumber was here for about 5 hours, dug a giant hole in the backyard, and cut open the pipes.
Guess we’ll find out in a month or two.
PS – Who thinks it’s a good idea to go #2 in a toilet when the tub is back-filled with sewage? Whorli did! Result: Fecal goodness fermenting in the bowl for 24 hours.