How do you stop water from coming up a basement sink drain when the toilet is flushed upstairs?
Have a plumber snake out your drains.
ANS 2 - Install a flapper valve section on the sink drain pipe so water can go down but not up - cheap and very easy to do.
Why would a basement floor drain bubble up water when the water is turned on upstairs or the toilet is flushed upstairs?
It is quite possible that your main pipe to the city sewer system has become blocked somewhere between the basement floor drain and the man city sewer line. Could be a result of items flushed down the toilet(s), or damaged pipes as a result of age, tree roots searching for water, etc. Suggest having your main access to the city sewer system checked by camera.
There is a blockage in the waste line. Have you flushed the basement toilet to see what happens? Try running the upstairs shower and see what happens. (use two persons , one up stairs, one downstairs so you can control the amount of water that rises in the toilet.) There should be a "clean out" cap somewhere downstairs near the point where the waste line exits the house. It is here that one would "snake"…
There is a main drain that runs from the basement through the roof where it is the vent for the system. If you look at the layout of the house, the upstairs bath is most likely over the downstairs one or the kitchen. If you look on the roof, you will see a 4 inch pipe coming through the roof that should be over the upstairs bath. The sink and shower drain into that and…
The gurgling in your kitchen sink drain trap is because your drain system from you upstairs toilet is not vented properly. As the flow drops down the vertical drain pipe from the upstairs it sucks the water out of your kitchen sink drain trap and causes it to gurgle. It could drain the kitchen sink trap and allow sewer gas to flow into your kitchen. The fix is to either install an Air Admittance Valve…
What should you do if you have not flushed an upstairs toilet for about five months and the bowl is now completely dry?
Why do you hear water rushing down the pipes when the upstairs toilet is flushed or when the sinks are drained?
The toilet is the lowest point, fluids seeks the lowest level, other sewage is coming up through your basement toilet. The system might be installed wrong or there is a blockage in some discharge pipes. Call a plumber, it can be really bad, when I was a kid we had our whole basement flooded with two feet of raw sewage after a big rain storm.
Toilets are made to handle human waste - urine, excrement, vomit, blood, ejaculate. Toilet paper is also designed to be flushed down the toilet as it breaks-up in water. Toilets are not bins, you cannot flush items like tampons, sanitary pads, pantiliners, softcups, condoms, q-tips, diapers, clothing, baby wipes, bathroom wipes, feminine wipes, or general rubbish.
When an upstairs toilet or shower is drained the basement toilet gurgles and drains when you flush the basement toilet at any time it's a VERY lazy flush unless you lightly-tip it off the wax?
Your vent pipe for that part of the plumbing is either blocked or non-existent. Having to tip the toilet off center slightly is letting air enter into the system, something that should be happening under normal conditions if the vent pipe were working properly. That vent pipe needs to be snaked out and cleaned.
When toilet is flushed upstairs the sink drain in kitchen downstairs gurgles why and how can I fix this?
What should you do if your shower gurgles when the toilet is flushed and the toilet doesn't always work and you also get a drain pipe leak in your basement when too much water is used at the same time?
What would cause a downstairs toilet to start running when an upstairs toilet is flushed both toilets keep running until a faucet or the washing machine is turned on?
the most likely answer to this question is a faulty washer, the reason it keeps running until the washing machine is turned on is cause the pressure is being withdrawn from the toilet. replace the washers to the toilets and monitor. if this fails you may have to consider replacing all the mechinisims inside
Your toilet will gurgle and bubble when flushed due the flapper valve on your toilet, or small vent pipe and even because of a crack in the toilet. To overcome this plumbing issue try changing the toilet flapper, which does not cost much, and if the issue is a major one contact a professional plumber near at once.