Why haven’t we made advances in plumbing like we have in electronics and medicine?
I mean, seriously – why do things get clogged up? I have a 2 inch diameter pipe connected to my sink – nothing NEAR that size ever goes down it. And a garbage disposal. I never put grease, pasta, etc down the drain, even through the disposal. I run drain cleaner routinely. Yet my sink or tub or something clogs and gets nasty one or twice a year.
Today it’s something on the complete “west wing” of the house – to include the laundry room and the kitchen sink. Nothing is draining over there, unless you consider flooding two rooms drainage! The good news is the toilets are all on the “east wing”.
I’ve cleaned most of the mess (haven’t clean-mopped it yet because I need to do a load of laundry, which will probably flood the house again – but I have the wet-vac ready this time – I know it’s coming!). But the floors are dry, the kitchen sink is empty, and the awful odor is diminished if not completely gone.
So I have a plumber coming tomorrow. That will be expensive. Very expensive. I’ve decided that since I need a plumber anyway, and since I know I need a new garbage disposal I might as well buy the disposal and have it put in. But then, I have a porcelain sink in the kitchen, which I hate. I want a new composite material sink that doesn’t scratch, or stain, or fade, or chip. And as long as I am getting the sink, I may as well replace the horrid faucet in the kitchen (I have NEVER liked that thing!).
So, new sink, new faucets, new garbage disposal, labor, clear the pipes. I figure $1800.
Because plumbing just doesn’t work.