So after almost two months of putting up with a clogged outdoor drain (I was in denial that it needed fixing), I finally dealt with it. Originally when water began backing up three feet into the yard, I called Roto Rooter and had an ugly experience with them. (They never showed up after several repeated phone calls.)
Yesterday’s rain storm here in Philly made me realize that I couldn’t put off dealing with this problem any longer. Part of the wake up call came from having dampness begin to back up in the basement. And really, who wants that right?
So this morning I got up and consulted the oracle that is Angie’s List to find a good local plumber who also does outdoor drain clearing. I called the plumber at 8:30am. Someone came over at 10:45am. And after only 10 minutes I had a free-flowing drain that finally offered me some peace of mind. My only frustration with the whole process is that it cost me $149. For having only spent 10 minutes here, it would seem that service should cost a lot less. Hmmmm. Maybe I could get in the clog cleaning business. It seems to be rather lucrative, albeit somewhat messy.
Anyways…the main point here is Angie’s List rocks. If you haven’t signed up for them yet. You should. It’s come in handy more times than not.