Originally Posted By: tallen
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I can tell you from personal experience that the drains may work fine one day , and the next day BAM your home is flooded.
I was out of the country for 2 years. My home was vacant. I get home and checked out everything> all is well or so I thought. Two weeks after I returned to my home I flushed the hall toilet at 11:00 pm, 11:05 pm I noticed my hall carpet was getting darker ![icon_confused.gif](upload://qv5zppiN69qCk2Y6JzaFYhrff8S.gif) 11:06
Holy crap! the Master bedroom stall shower is overflowing
11:07 call the Sunday night plumber (ouch)
11:45 he clears a clog (contents unknown) most likely palm roots. 12:30 call the Black water clean up crew. 1:00 am carpets pulled and all furniture removed. 7 fans installed ( to dry it out). Call Home owners (State farm) Next day 6:00 am remove all baseboard, kick plates and wet sheetrock. Sleeping and living in the living room.
To make a long story less long
I spent 1.5 months in my living room. My insurance company cancelled my policy after 7 years. My HO insurance went from 300 to 1200.
The palm trees have been removed
Like Jeff said if it is not visible it's not your fault.