Saturday, July 26, 2008

Plumbing Woes!!!

So, a week ago I called the Plumber. We had been hearing water running that sounded like it was coming from the refrigerator. When he went under the house we found a nice flood going on. He was able to do a temporary fix for the night and then came back Saturday morning to start the clean-up process. He found one big leak that was caused by the refrigerator water line that was apparently hooked up wrong, and it caused several other smaller leaks. The old galvanized pipes were a mess, and only getting worse. We decided to go ahead and have the house re-piped with copper. We knew we would have to eventually, we just hadn't planned on doing it this soon. After the crawl space was all dried out the Plumbers came back on Monday to start our re-pipe. A couple of years ago we had remodeled the bathroom's upstairs and the plumber we hired said he would change out our pipes to copper then. Well. when our plumbers on Monday started getting into their work they found that the previous guy didn't do everything we apparently paid him for. So, long story short we had plumbers here thru Friday evening. We had water at night in the downstairs bathroom & one working shower, but during the day nothing. Thank goodness we live across the street from the park with Restrooms. Kendall thought it was fun to go Pee at the Park. Lesson to all, if you hear water running check it out before it is too late and you have a flood. I guess these are the joys of home ownership, especially in an older home.

4 comments:

DebLawson said...

Oh my, what a mess. Sometimes I hear water doing something funky in our fridge, but I think it's just the ice machine doing something! We have the basement under the kitchen, so I suppose we would know if there was a flood under the fridge? Maybe??
Glad you guys got this problem taken care of... sorry it had to happen in the first place! UGH!!

The Fear Fam said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that. I was actually at the park this week and saw the plumbers outside your house... I knew it couldn't be a good sign. :)

Hartley Family said...

That's a bummer! I'm sorry to hear about all that. It's true what they say they, location, location, location!

Meghan said...

Oh no! Glad to hear you got it taken care of quickly. Thank goodness for the park!!