Monday, August 9, 2010

Flooded No More...

For the past couple of days, each time we bathed, our bathrooms were flooded to an inch deep and we have to wade in the toilet. Initially not one inch deep la, but as days went by, the water raised higher and the water took a long time to drain off ...

After each shower, I got to use the suction pump to "pump, pump" till the water could flow faster. A tedious work and a shower was not like a shower at all...

Then few days ago, the water suddenly got stagnant. Helpless!! No choice.. have to call the plumber to come. Expensive also have to pay..

Within half hour he came and saw the situation... haiyah.. he said... "what did u put inside the hole?" Cis, as if I want to put something inside the hole intentionally?

Then what he instructed me to do was.... to hold and cover the hole with the suction pump in one toilet while he went to the other toilet adjourning. From my side, I heard him pumping with all his strength..."pooop, poooooppp...PPPoooooopeddd" very loud... and .... in a short while, I could hear the water all rushing down the drainage hole..

See... no more flood... kau thim!
so now I know how to do already..
one hole must be closed while the other must "PUMP"

For less than 10 minutes labour, I paid RM20...
OKay la... pay to learn, right?

32 comments:

  1. one hole must be closed while da other is pumping ah? lol.... sorry for laffing but my mind wandered off dy..

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  2. Merryn, merryn.. my description of the scenerio was according to what had happened.. serious! please dont be sengat.. :p

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  3. RM20 is cheap la. At least you learn something new. Eh the bikarbonate powder kenot meh?

    I think must be the hair that sumbat the drain. Hair fall when washing hair

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  4. you'll never get your doctor to do house-call at that price!!

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  5. waaa.. imagine that in the hostel bath cubicles... eeeeeeeewwww

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  6. Ewwww! Well, at least you have a good shower back and also know what to do for the next time!

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  7. Hi Reanaclaire, when you next go to the stores selling home stuff. look for DRANO. Its in a cylinder container, like Vim.....

    Get one. Its VERY STRONG. Pour few drops once a month into your kitchen sink, bathroom sink, or where water runs off....wait ten minutes, read instructions first....then open tap, flush it off.

    It is a kind of acid, eats up very fast all the gunk or whatever we find in sinks etc.
    But be careful....it is very powerful. But not expensive. Try it.
    Will save you money call plumber.
    Have a nice day, Lee.

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  8. Makes sense I guess depending how the pipes were aligned!

    RM20 not that expensive for a new lesson learnt!

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  9. kathy: yes, considerably cheap actually and learning something too..



    doc: i know i know.. i expected something higher from this plumber actually..


    medie: haha.. u should know better..



    ginny: ooppps.. hope it wont happen again!


    u.Lee: thanks for suggestion but dont have this brand here la.. anyway, now solved so hopefully no more flood..



    sjb: yes, learn somethign from him ..

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  10. LOL at merryn's comment :P never thought abt that until then!hahah! anyway RM20 means no need to pump yourself daily liow.well spent!XD

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  11. haha now i know. lol i know nothing bout this thingy. rm20 still ok la.

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  12. RM20 is very cheap lor... don't think we can get that price here in KL. My sink always got the same problem too and my hubby will buy a bottle of Coke and pour it in overnight or get those chemicals from the DIY shop and leave it overnight. It works too!

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  13. Luckily you get it done, otherwise, it'll be dirty and smelly... eww.. :P

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  14. Cheap cheap very the cheap, these guys are pro too, have to pay one lah

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  15. Pay RM20 is worth it cos now u know how to do it yourself! Haha!

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  16. Do you have something to cover the hole? If not hair will get into it and you will experience another blockage next time!

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  17. Hahaha!! LOL at Merryn's comment! : D

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  18. beii: i didnt realise what i wrote till i saw her comment :)



    kiasumum: next time i KIV this tip! thanks!



    carol: yes, for a new lesson.. great!



    hayley: it wont be smelly one..hehehe.. i will bathe downstairs..



    foong: yes, diy and save my 20rm.. this merryn.. she thinks of what, i dont know.. didnt realize it till she wrote.. :p

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  19. At least the toilet is no longer flooded..pay RM20 for a lesson...worhty.

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  20. eee...hate these flooding thing in the bathroom. Good that you have learnt some skill. hehe...

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  21. We have experienced the same thing and paid for it - Thank you for your greeting :-)

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  22. Clair: The things we must learn to make things work properly.

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  23. mery: hope it works when i do it next time...


    mnhl: yes, geli hor.. haha.. water from our own body..


    rim: yes, we need to spend to learn..



    fishingguy: yes, hope it lasts..

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  24. Wow, RM20 is cheaplah. Once, a pair of my stoking fell inside the drain hole, called the plumber and he charged me RM60!

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  25. Hahahahahahaha!!! You think just leave like that - go in one hole will not come out the other hole kah? Muahahahahahahaha!!!!

    Blockages - can use boiling water...or you can buy the chemical from hardware shops for clearing block drains...or use the suction pump.

    Your sons can do it lah! Get them to make themselves useful in the house. Chesh!!!

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  26. jessie: wah... stockings can go in meh.. gosh.. hahahaa.. close the drain hole next time.. :p



    stp: aiyoh..sons mana ada??? if wait for them, my bathroom flooded liow.. when they were around, no flood.. i tried boiling water and the soda bicarbonate... gave up.. the fella came 10 mins.. settled!! what to do.. i m very helpless one in house maintenance.. this is one thing i havent learn yet.. ie. being handy in the house.. anyone want to apply being a handyman???

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  27. my sink used to get blocked and it was very frustrating.

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  28. Ohhhh... like that!!! Now we learnt for free claire...

    Thank you!! GBU... ^_^

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  29. wenn: kitchen sinks are more prone to blockage...


    cathj: hahha..do u need it?

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  30. Yoo... must jaga the toilet properly... rosak liao, really busuk leh. Try not to let those hair that fell liao into the drain... later will sekat la.

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  31. This was the right step taken by you to maintain your bathroom in a hygienic condition. Most probably the drainage pipes got blocked somewhere and so it was taking a long time for the water to drain off. Please don't concern over the money. Bye.

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