As the shower water was going down the drain IN the shower, it was coming OUT the bathroom floor drain, and right under the bathroom door, and into the hallway, lounge room, and bedrooms!
All our carpet is sodden with water, and we have used every towel in our possession in a vein attempt to lessen the damage. After a call the the building managers, we had an emergency plumber come who did clear out the blocked pipe. We had to knock on our neighbors doors to ask for fans to borrow, and we now have four pedestal fans blowing in every room of our apartment. Our wooden furniture is also precariously propped up using anything we could find (I am worried it might rot?!?). *sad face*
I now have 12 wet towels that need to be put through the wash, a house that looks like a bomb has gone off, and a cat who thinks this whole adventure has been a little bit too exciting.
Two positive thoughts though:
1) Leaked shower water actually smells very nice - must be all the body soap bubbles!
2) I am so grateful that during my cleaning spell today, I did not bother to mop the floors!