WARNING TO THE MEN READING THIS - This post contains information that may make you uncomfortable. This is a ladies issue...
So I told you about the water in our basement because of the backed up drain. I, of course, was convinced this was faulty construction on Ryan's part. Well, it turns out I'm to blame. It seems that my "flushable" ladies products were the culprit. REALLY?!?!?! I've never had this issue in any of my residences in over 15 years, but this house that has been standing for two months? Clogged. Nice. I'm still not convinced it was totally my fault - I mean every woman I've asked is a flusher. My husband and I went round and round about this - me telling him he was totally ridiculous, him finding articles on the internet trying to convince me. Well, all it took was a little camera and viola....the argument was won by my husband. In addition, the plumber noted that two lids that are on the lines outside were switched when the landscapers were working. He said this may have contributed to the problem because of a lack of pressure, or a vacuum malfunction thingy. I'm not totally clear on it, but if takes a tiny bit of the blame off of me, then I'll take it. We spent the entire night last night sanitizing the basement. Oh, what fun. That was the first time that I spent any time in the basement, so that's a positive.
The other good news? Our PM responded promptly. When it was pushed off to Ryan Service, they responded promptly. That was a good feeling. We also discovered how uneven the floors in our basement are. Nice big puddles in one location with no way to the drain, and other parts completely clear. Something to bring up at our 10 month. The water never reached the sump pump, so it wasn't activated. I'm so glad we didn't have the basement finished. It wouldn't have been pretty.
So use my story as a warning to my fellow flushers :)