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My neighbour above me let out her bath water this morning

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My neighbour above me let out her bath water this morning and it came flooding up through my shower base plug hole. Later, I had a bath and when I let out the water, the same thing happened, the shower base is only a few inches deep and it overflowed quickly. I have poured heavy duty drain opener down the shower but it hasn’t solved problem. I left it several hours as instructed. There are some tiny leaves and tiny pieces of polythene coming up with the water. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Plumbing
Expert:  canuck the pro replied 6 months ago.

Hi, my name is ***** ***** I have been in the plumbing and plumbing repair field for 20 years. I will be glad to help you today.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Thanks Mike.
Expert:  canuck the pro replied 6 months ago.

There is a blockage beyond where most of the piping connects together. It could even be a broken pipe in the main sewer pipe. If you are quite handy I could tell you how to fix it but it will be a very large amount of labor. Is this something you would like to handle on your own? I would recommend professional help in this case but I want to help any way I can.

Expert:  canuck the pro replied 6 months ago.

Is there any chance you have a sewer ejector pump?

Expert:  canuck the pro replied 6 months ago.

It would look like the first picture on the right on this page click here

Expert:  canuck the pro replied 6 months ago.

Or something outside with one of these things on it click here