Finding Plumbing Assistance for Low Income Families

My husband is on a fixed income and owns his home through Habitat for Humanity. We have an emergency with our bathroom, the toilet is backed up into our tub and when we try to plunge either one it backs up into the other. We had the septic drained today in hopes that it was the problem. It was full and was cleaned out, but the back up is still there and has been since Sunday.

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We can't afford to pay for a plumber to come out and do anything. We have tried about everything we could think of and search up online and nothing is working. We don't know what to do and need help really badly, but with being on SSI and only so much a month for normal bills we really can't afford a plumber. Is there anything we can do? We are in bad need of a miracle right now.

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September 26, 20190 found this helpful

Call Habitat to see if they have someone to help,also social services in your county,explain that you have a Habitat home!

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September 26, 20190 found this helpful

Have you contacted the Habitat office that started your process?

Have you talked to the company that did the septic tank draining/cleaning?

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I would hope one of the two could get you back on track.

Prayers for solutions!! Post back what you learn!

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September 26, 20190 found this helpful

It sounds like you have roots or something in your sewer line. I would try and speak with some people in your local church or even talk with Habitat for Humanity to see if they can help you out. You will need the pipes routed out and this normally isn't such a major job but it will more than like cost around $150 to $200 to have it done.

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September 26, 20190 found this helpful

I would contact Habitat for Humanity and local churches.

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September 27, 20190 found this helpful

Since you have already had the tank drained you may be able to do a DIY and take care of this. There are some very inexpensive plumber snakes available at large stores but the best place to go is to Ace Hardware or even True Value and ask for help. Explain everything to a manager of the plumbing department and see what they recommend.

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This is the best place to start.

Habitat cannot usually help with individual/personal repairs as they would open themselves to a very wide area and they are not equipped to do this.

You are making payments every month and Habitat knows everything about your overall health and most likely your financial situation as well.
I have worked with Habitat and they do not want these homes destroyed by something like this.
Please make an appointment (no phone calls please) to talk with someone about this problem.
Habitat may not be able to help you directly (mainly because of setting a precedent for future complaints) but they may be able to find someone that can assist you.

If you belong to a local church you may be able to talk to someone as there are many times members who can help with something like this.
Please do not make telephone calls for something like this as a call never gets the same response as someone caring enough to pay a visit.

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Do not make an appointment unless it becomes absolutely necessary (except at Habitat).

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