Hi. I've been a on again off again viewer of TOH and love the show. Glad to see a community of DIYer's offering useful advice. keep up the great work.
Now to my problem. My fiance and I just bought a house which wound up being somewhat of a fixer upper. It's in a nice neighborhood so we were willing to take everything head on. The problem is the house is a single floor (no basement) dwelling. This isn't a problem in itself because the laundry room is located toward the back of the house by the attached garage. However, there's a drain on the floor which is supposed to take care of any unwanted floods from the wash basin, although, it hasn't been doing much draining. The first flood we had was a result of the wash basin overflowing -- the floor was submerged in 2 inches of water which I then had to scoop out with a bucket. I solved this problem by buying a mesh lint trap to go over the hose. This seemed to have worked temporarily. The second flood just happened tonight except the water was actually coming out of the floor drain rather than overflowing from the wash basin. I'm at the end of my rope and don't know what to do. I'm not sure if this is a simple snaking job that any plumber can take care of or if it's a flaw with the house. Is this something I can do myself or should I consult with a plumber and see if they can fix it? Thanks.