Well guess what he pulled out?.....
We have no idea how that got into this drain.
It has been covered since we moved in 11 years ago. Chris went to The Home Depot and bought some main line cleaner. He poured a whole gallon down the drain and it seemed to be working.
Chris was in the basement and I ran upstairs to use the bathroom. When I went back down to see if he needed help, the basement floor was covered with water. Those of you that know Chris know that he usually can fix just about anything. When he can't it drives him crazy to have to pay someone else to fix it. I think that runs in his family. So we called both of our parents to see if they could recommend a plumber. We called the one that my mom uses. He told us that it sounded like our main sewer drain was blocked. He was leaving town for a week and told us to just call Roto-Rooter.
We made an appointment for today at 2:00pm and he showed up right around 2:00. He brought a huge electric snake down to the basement and after about 30 minutes the pipe was clear. He said that there were tree roots growing in the sewer drain about 30 feet out from the house. He ran the snake out to about 110 feet from the house to make sure it was clean out to the city sewer. Their work is guaranteed for a year. If it happens again within a year, they will come and clean it again for free.