This toilet is in a half-bath off the kitchen near the laundry room. It’s a bathroom very few people use, even I don’t.
But just now, doing a load of laundry, I heard water gurgling. Also never a good thing. I got up and followed the noise to the toilet where the water was bubbling up inside the toilet.
I had no idea what was causing this so I went and grabbed the plunger and went at the toilet. The more I plunged, the more the gurgling started coming from the pipes under the SINK in that bathroom. I turned the faucets on to make sure the pipes weren’t frozen because that sink is on an outside wall. Nope. Plus, that half bath backs up to the furnace room so it’s always incredibly warm.
After plunging I flushed the toilet and it didn’t unclog. But the gurgling stopped.
The phone rang so I went and answered it. By the time I got back to the toilet, the water was down and it flushed fine.
Totally odd that it gurgled in the first place while the washing machine was on. Oh to have a plumber in the family. I’m going with it was a one time fluke until it happens again. 😀
Old house. Old plumbing. Sigh.