It's raining in the basement.
July 14, 2012 6:16 PM Subscribe
Sink overflowed in bathroom, it's raining in the basement, now what?
posted by Ruthless Bunny to Home & Garden (6 answers total)
Our bathroom sink was clogged, so I put some liquid drain opener in it, and then I went to flush it with hot water. I closed the door so the cats wouldn't get in and left the water running. About 40 minutes later we discovered that not only had the clog not broken, but the sink backed up.
We have bead board on the wall in the bathroom, it's damp. There's dry wall behind it.
We have oak flooring in the bathroom. We've mopped up all the water from the floor. Although it's warm (as the water was hot) it now seems dry.
The vanity was wet, so I mopped that up.
The water mostly went into the unfinished part of the basement. It's raining in there. We have a drain in the floor, and it's not standing or anything, just dripping lightly onto the cement floor. Some stuff got pretty wet. We can wipe off or throw away whatever is wet.
My big concerrns are the electrical in the basement and the wood flooring in the bathroom. Also, how much do we need to worry about mold?
Ah shit, anything else I'm forgetting?
Also, the damn sink is still clogged.