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My driveway slopes toward my house. At the bottom of the slope is a large drain to keep the rain from coming into the house. In the last 16 years of living here, it's clogged only a handful of times, letting the rain come into the garage, but never into the house. I've always been able to clear the drain before anything awful happened.

Today, I couldn't get it to happen and the rain actually came into the downstairs room. Ugh!

With a five-gallon bucket, I managed to scoop an untold number of buckets of water to out of the garage. My back will not be happy with me tomorrow morning, if the way it feels right now is any indication.

After the water level was down, I started dealing with the downstairs, moving a bookcase, a TV and stand, and a full video-rack out of the way so I could pull up the carpet. I pulled at least 25 gallons of water out of the carpet and padding with my shampooer. Now I'm just waiting for the padding to dry before I can put the carpet back down.

I've called Roto-Rooter to come and check the drain for clearing. It's something I should have done a long time ago. I dread to see the cost, but this sort of headache I can do without.

Date: 2017-04-30 03:52 am (UTC)
notmypresident: (Furry reveal B&W)
From: [personal profile] notmypresident
So sorry this happened. You might want to consider the expense of having a cleaning service that will preempt residual contaminants in the downstairs area to prevent mold. But you probably already thought of that...

Date: 2017-05-01 05:51 pm (UTC)
notmypresident: (Looking for Mr. Fantastic)
From: [personal profile] notmypresident
Floods hit nearby San Jose earlier this year, and folks are still talking about the problems with mold that they didn't expect. It's an unfortunate (and invisible) consequence, but one that should be nipped in the bud ASAP.

Saw on the weather map that the bad weather continues in your region. Here's hoping the best for you.

Date: 2017-05-01 03:00 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dendren
ugh, this sucks. What sort of room was it, is it one you use much or more of a downstairs store room?

Date: 2017-05-08 02:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dendren
tube television???? what is that? LOL

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