Over the weekend my apartment flooded. Apparently flushing paper towels down the toilet is a bad idea, especially when combined with a dodgy sewerage pump and a full washing machine. I was oblivious to the whole thing until the washing machine had finished it’s cycle, even though I was in the bedroom next to the bathroom the whole time.
The hallway, bathroom, kitchen and bedroom were drenched. Luckily, it was water from a washing machine and not effluent otherwise it would’ve been a real disaster. Thankfully a very helpful plumber and carpet cleaner guy fixed the problem for us. If you’re curious, the best way to dry out flooded carpets is to use big fans and a humidifier which any reputable carpet cleaning service offer.
A few hundred dollar later, the problem was sorted, and a valuable lesson was learnt. Seriously, don’t flush paper towels down the toilet. Ever.