Monday, October 11, 2010

Water water every were and BOY DOEST IT STINK!

This is a post LONG over due. A few weeks back at 7am I had a tenant knock on my door telling me dirty water was coming up into their tub from the tub drain. I got on my shoes and grab my cell and began calling Lou or maintenance man (have I ever told you how much I love Lou, I'm going to have to give Lou his own post he is awesome). I went to the tenants apartment with the intention of trying to plunge tub, but all ready knew Lou needed to come snake it. Now this tenant lives 5 apartments down from mine on the other side of the complex. As soon as I got inside his apartment Justin was at his door yelling for me. When I asked him what was wrong he told me the office was flooded with water!
As i ran back to my place more and more tenants came out to tell me water was coming up in to their tubs as well. Once I got in to my house this is what I saw in my office.

That is not shiny floors, its carpet covered by 2 inches of SEWAGE WATER!!
Now keep in mind this is my office which is connected to my living room. there where also 3 power strips under my desk that where making the nicest pooping sound and smoking (till I turned off the breaker). Once I got the power shut off I had to crawl under my desk and unplug everything. Can we say YUCK!
As I had Lou on the phone with me he instructed me on how to shut the water off to the building, because it was the main drain for our building that was clogged, and anyone who was using water was just going to make it worse. Not to mention the main drain is in out pump room on the other side of the wall from my office and there was a nice 3 inch geyser coming out of it, along with floaters (poop for those who don't know what that is) OK everyone all at once..... YUCK!!!

So the Laundry room was flooded and poop filled so was the pump room (the room through the door)
Nasty water and poop was all out front my door.
And my toilet had to get riped out so Lou could try to snake the drain starting at the front of the building working his way down.
This by far was the nastiest thing I have had to deal with. I can handle mold and stuff but other peoples poop on my floors DISGUSTING!!!
So now me and the owner are picking out new flooring for the office (not carpet, its a cross between vinyl and tile) Lou is going to come and cut the walls out and fix them so if the pump room floods again it cant come in to my office. I get to repaint the office any color I feel is nice and bright, and I got to spend $40 on the worlds coolest power strip!! Its water proof (shuts its self off if it gets wet), has 15 outlets and is a outlet and phone-line surge protector, with USB power ports. Yep I'm that excited over a power strip.......I need to get out more :)


Kathryn said...

oh. my. GOSH!!! that has got to be the grossest thing EVER! I'm sooo sorry that it happened to you guys!

Beck Family said...

All I can say is I am SOOOOOOOOOO glad it wasn't me.