I know there is a river whose streams make glad the city of God. I'll take that one.
There is another river, one whose streams flow from under your bathroom wall. Unfortunately, we got that one, too.
I guess this is the Year of Water for the Raising Five house. We've had plumbing issues ALL YEAR LONG. That's what we get for buying a thirty-four-year-old "fixer upper," huh?
This weekend, we noticed that when we used the shower in my bathroom, there was a lot of water on the floor. We just thought it was because the shower curtain wasn't sealing well. But then we noticed that there was water even when the kids used the tub. It was coming out of the wall, several inches away from the base of the tub.
Yesterday, we had our plumber friend come check it out. He said he thought there was a leak under the tub. For some reason it just didn't sound right to me, because there was no water in the wall behind the tub. But whatever, he's the expert, right? We stopped using the tub and started using the detached shower (which is very small so we hardly ever use it).
This morning, after just one shower, I saw the water coming out of the wall again, not only when I use the detached shower, BUT ALSO WHEN WE FLUSH THE TOILET!
Oh. My. Gracious! I can't even let myself think of WHAT KIND OF WATER has sopped into the insulation in our wall! EEWWW. This is definitely a daddy job. (I have forbidden him to go out of town until we get this thing figured out!)
Needless to say, I called our insurance company immediately. We have a slab foundation, so most likely there is a leak in the drain pipe that's under several inches of concrete. I'm sure there's damage to the wall, the woodwork, the shower stall (which was completely torn out and rebuilt just four years ago when it had a shower pan leak), and that they will have to jackhammer the ceramic tile to get to the pipe. The foundation is sagging in that corner of the house, so we might have to have that repaired first.
Not exactly the news I wanted to hear. Big sigh.
I know we will get through this, but ugh. Did it really have to be A TOILET WATER RIVER?