We had to turn the water off at the street until my friend came back with supplies.
My friend and I were helping out a buddy with a job. He is an independent building contractor and he specializes in drywall projects. My buddy and I were helping with the drywall project. The house was already half done at the time. One of the items that was finished was the plumbing and all of the contractors were using the indoor plumbing during the day when we were working. My contractor friend went to grab supplies at the local hardware store. While he was gone, my buddy decided to use the bathroom. We had Mexican food that day for lunch and my friend was in the bathroom for a while. My coworker joined me and then we continued with the drywall. A couple of minutes later, we started to smell the most horrible and disgusting odor coming from inside of the bathroom. The door was closed, but the smell was unbearable. When my friend and I saw brown water coming under the door, we rushed into the bathroom and saw that the sewer was backed up. I immediately called the contractor and informed him that the sewer line was backed up. We tried to fix the toilet, but that did not help at all. We had to turn the water off at the street until my friend came back with supplies. Thankfully, the issue wasn’t our fault. The sewer line was backed up outside and a plumbing contractor had to be contacted as well as the homeowner. I thought we were going to lose our jobs if that sewer line issue was our fault.