TW> Looking for some plumbing help here. Our house has 2 full baths which
TW> share the same common line. We use the second floor tub/shower, but
TW> not the first floor. Over the last few days we've noticed that the
TW> first floor tub makes "gurgling" sounds and has a slight backflow into
TW> the tub while someone is taking a shower on the 2nd floor. The
TW> drainage in the second floor tub is ok, but there can still be some
TW> pooling while taking a shower. I have cleaned out and built up hair,
TW> and have also plunged the tub, which helped drainage for a few days.
TW> Is there anything I should or can check to see where the problem is,
TW> or should I contact a plumber?
Sounds like you need to contact RotoRooter. Do you happen to have a
big tree near your sewer line? Probably roots in the sewer, which are
trapping toilet paper and "other stuff", causing the main sewer to
drain slowly. You're not getting a backflow into the second floor tub
because it is on the second floor! That water is draining into the
main sewer, but not fast enough, and backing up and out the first
available exit: lowest is the tub, second-lowest is the toilet, third-
lowest is probably the washing machine's drainpipe. (You don't have a
basement, do you?)
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