MoneyConsumer AlertsTaking Action for You


New home nightmare: Sewer water bubbling up in shower of Ruskin house

sewage bubbling up from shower
Posted at 7:43 PM, Dec 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-19 02:37:16-05

RUSKIN, Fla. — Sewer water started bubbling up into the shower shortly after the Anglins and their two children moved into their Ruskin home in August.

But shortly after, they discovered sewer water bubbles up from their shower drain every time they flush the toilet too. In the kitchen, the water sits clogged in the sink for days, which forced the family to do dishes in the bathtub.

“It is definitely a nightmare for our family.” said Chandler Anglin.

The couple hired two licensed plumbers and both found serious problems with the plumbing installation.

The family also discovered electrical issues, which cause the power to shut off in the kitchen if they use more than one appliance at a time.

ABC Action News looked in their complaints and found the home never underwent a county inspection after the previous owners remodeled because a project engineer signed off on the work.

When Consumer Reporter Jackie Callaway reached out to that engineering firm by phone, the company said it would make all the necessary repairs – free of charge.

Anglin said she’s thankful for the help.

“I want a functioning home for my kids,” said Anglin. “That is all I want.”

The Anglins hired a home inspector. But a home inspection won't uncover problems that might be hidden underground or inside the walls. Experts recommend potential homebuyers hire a licensed plumber and electrician to probe for any issues before buying a home.