We have a tri-level with a basement. In the basement is a drain for the a/c unit and for the humidifier on the furnace. However, we have been having problems with this drain.
Last August the local water dept (Denver water) came out to back flush the sewer system. This appears to be common practice all over the city. Well, shortly after that we started having trouble with the drain in our basement. It would back up bringing with it little bits of food I called them, they said it wasn't their problem, and they were not responsible.
Well, we managed to clear the line with special attachments for garden hose. Forces water through the pipe at a high rate. We did clear it once, and had problems again a few weeks later. My solution was to not use the garbage disposal. We've been fine now for a few months, until last night when I noticed a smell from the basement. Water is once again backing up.
Another thing I've noticed is it's just when water is run through the kitchen (located just above the furnace room) The bathrooms don't seem to cause water to back up the drain.
I want to know if this has happened to anyone else? Is this a city problem or my problem? At first I thought it was the city, but after thinking about it, it may be mine as it is only one room causing the back ups.
Any suggestions? Recommendations on a good plumber in the Denver area?