I am asking this specifically regarding my upstairs shower, which always has about 2 inches of standing water in the drain. It drains, except for one day when it backed up a little bit.
My local Home Depot guy recommended that I treat it with something similar to Drano, but after two treatments, it still has standing water. Another trip to HD and a different guy later, I am told that there should always be some water in the P trap. Can anyone tell me about this?
There is old insulation which has been there since 1991- stepped on, moved around, and soiled by rats in past years.. Even found a new, dead rat while getting the estimate, which was not
a nice surprise. Anyway, they are suggesting that all old insulation be removed, due to rat feces, etc, and blow in new..for a total of about $3500. I am now thinking of waiting until it cools down, remove the old insulation myself (can it be put int the garbage?) and then have somone blow new in. I am a 53 year old female do-it- yourselfer, but not thrilled about messing around up in that attic, especially if there are more furry surprises...
Any thoughts on how to do it better, and cheaper??
Commented on Jul 25, 2011
Thank you all for your suggestions! I had the house sealed almost 5 years ago but I think when
the new roof was put on it could have created some new openings (?). So, I will deal with that again and consider everything that you guys have said. I am not a young person, and not looking bad back so I have some thinking to do! Thanks again!