The problem started when my grandaughter flushed her doll down our American Standard (straight drop, no trap) toilet.
Shortly thereafter we began to experience the two toilets in the house bubbling Then the shower backed up. We checked the 'clean-out in front of the house and it over-flowed It finally drained but you could see water on the street side of the clean-out and it was dry on the house side, this indicated to me that the stoppage was in the mainline from the clean-out to the street. I ran a snake from the clean-out to the street, it looked like the problem was solved, I turned all the water on in the house and it flowed but the first time the toilet was used, the clean-out plugged back up, same thing, water on one side, dry on the other. I had a pro come out for $135 to snake it with a larger snake, he went from the clean-out to the street....same result, water flowed once again but the first time the toilet was used it plugged back up. I call the County and they said the main must still be plugged but what do I do now
A friend said I should dig up the end of the main-line where it meets the street and clean it from there. Any thoughts on this subject? I would be most appreciative.
Louie Nye, the clean-up man