If your sewer is clogged up and you continue to run more water down the drains, sewage will start bubbling up through your tub or shower drain and eventually overflow the toilets and sinks. If this isn't a problem for you, then by all means continue to use the facilities.
1 year ago
Last edited at 3:56PM on 2/21/2013
Call a plumber if you can. Or you can go to the hard ware store, (Lowes, Home Depot) and by a snake 50 to 100 feet should do it. And snake all your drains out. Then go by two or three gallons of vinegar and pour them down all of your drains. Don't use your drains AT ALL for at least 5 days to a week or longer if you can, to clean them out real good. Sounds like it could be a main line sewer problem. Check with the neighbors to see if they are having this problem as well. If they are maybe you all can go in together on the cost of a plumber to fix the problem that is if it is a main line sewer stoppage.
1 year ago
Last edited at 4:08PM on 2/21/2013
First we need to know if you are in city sewer or your house is in a rural area and you have a septic system. If city sewer and sewage us coming up via toilet and basement floor drains, stop putting anything down the sinks or toilets; then call the sewer department. If your house is on a septic system, stop using toilets and sinks/showers. You need to determine if the problem is in the septic rank or out in the drainfield. This time of year, the drainfield could be frozen and tank waste is not moving out. If you can trouble shoot these, I'd be happy to answer once you reply.