Toilet not flushing after flood

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igloo256

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Hi all,

New to the forum.
We have two toilets at home. One doesn't flush well (does this gurgling/bubbling thing) and one used to work. The city flooded for a couple of days and now neither toilets work. The water still "drains", no actual flushing. It goes down VERY slowly.

We have recently (two weeks ago) cleaned the vent. Today, we asked a plumber to come in with a snake to clean the drain, there were bits of trees roots? He wasn't able to fully unclog the drain, says the machine is striking something that can't be pulled out. We have replaced the wax ring as well.

Yesterday, while doing laundry and washing dishes, there were resurgences of water from the shower drain.

We have no idea where to go from here. Please help! Any experiences welcomed and appreciated.
 

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What decade was the home built? You may need to camera the line and see why it's being blocked? Sometimes the ground will settle and cause problems with sections of pipe.
 

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What decade was the home built? You may need to camera the line and see why it's being blocked? Sometimes the ground will settle and cause problems with sections of pipe.

The home was built in the 1950s. Would we need to replace the entire pipe if sections are causing troubles.
 

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Let's not jump to such dire actions just yet. You haven't got a complete evaluation of the problem yet. Of course total replacement could be the final answer, but there's still much to be learned. Obtain the services of a well recognized plumbing company that can run the camera and be able to give you a professional opinion of the the extent of the problem and what might be done to correct it.
 

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Let's not jump to such dire actions just yet. You haven't got a complete evaluation of the problem yet. Of course total replacement could be the final answer, but there's still much to be learned. Obtain the services of a well recognized plumbing company that can run the camera and be able to give you a professional opinion of the the extent of the problem and what might be done to correct it.

Sounds good. Will do.
 

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Additional question: is there a way we could get a plumbing diagram/blueprint for our house? Would the city hall have it?
 
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