I live in a very old house and it was very cold and pipes burst everywhere.
When the plumbers came, I told them that they need to fix the leak from the upstairs bathroom and that we had to shut off the water supply because of burst pipes.
They fixed all the pipes in the basement, 1st and 2nd floor. It was a total of 56 pipes.
They demolished ceiling, broke open the walls, ripped the kitchen cabinets to get to the pipes.
When they finished with all the pipes and left, I started to take a shower in the attic and the water started to flow up in the 2nd floor shower and bathtub drains.
He came back to clean the sewer line with an electric snake.
It did not help so they said that they need to put a triple lever on the tub.
That also did not help - water started to pour from a second floor bathroom into the kitchen.
The plumber sad he would have to take out the second floor stand-up shower, break the floor to find the leak and fix it.
They also sad they would have to break though cement in the kitchen ceiling if they would not be able to find the leak.
I am a poor student and already paid them $2700. That is what they charged me for fixing pipes and sewer cleaning.
They said that it would be at least another $1000 to fix the leak!
They said that they gave me a huge discount because they felt bad for me and that it was and still is a $10000 job. 2 people worked for a total of 30 hours.
I've been up for 5 days, 30 days without hot or cold water and I would appreciate any advice here.
Did he do everything right?
Did he gave me a discount?
What else can I do to fix the leak?
Can water that started to flow up in the 2nd floor tub and shower drains be from broken pipes?