Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Wanted: 24 Hour Emergency Plumbing Service

Have you ever had a plumbing emergency in the middle of the night and did not know where to find help?  Well, one weekend not so long ago we had some visitors in the house, and I don't know what exactly happened, but by the time they left on Sunday evening, the showerhead in my aunt's bathroom was leaking.  Unlike in the United States (and other countries, as well) where there are 24/7 plumbing services like the 24 hour Emergency Services from Roto-Rooter, I could not think of anyone in my area whom I could call to get it fixed that night. I tried to do some damage control but it only worsened. I was getting a little desperate, and so I decided that the next best thing is to close the pipeline leading to this bathroom to avoid getting up in the middle of the night just to check if the pails were overflowing and prevent waste of water.  You can imagine my annoyance over the inconvenience!  

The very next day, our regular plumber came and checked the damage. It seems that because of time, rust, poor maintenance and wrong usage, the shower just conked out.  He recommended changing the shower valve and knob. Since this also meant breaking down some tiles, I threw frugality out of the window and bought a new showerhead as well!

This is what I wanted...
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This is what I actually got...

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Oh well, heheheh...

Like everything that happens to me in life, I saw this as a lesson, albeit an expensive one.  But because of this experience, I learned that we should never take our plumbing for granted. It is not enough to just keep everything spic and span. Aside from our daily cleaning of our bathrooms and faucets, we should schedule for preventive maintenance at least once a year and be on the lookout for all kinds of leaks around the whole house. We should act quickly for any sign of trouble and make an arrangement with the plumber to answer emergency calls anytime, whether day or night. I am thankful that our plumber has graciously agreed to be on call 24/7.   

Oh, and you know what? I found out much later that our local water district have people on duty to answer emergency calls...for free!  But they only troubleshoot and make emergency measures and we still have to call our regular plumbing services for the proper repairs.




Disclaimer:This is a sponsored post however, all the points and views are my own.







26 comments:

  1. Maintenance or regular replacement is the key I guess, I like the comical part about your expectation and "in-reality" with your shower. haha

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  2. We also had problems with the plumbing before due to wear and tear. It was more expensive to do an overhaul so we also learned that to prevent a major spending spree it is best to do regular maintenance.

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  3. A simple but deep rich experience. Thank you so much indeed everything has lessons we just have to seek it.

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  4. I guess with plumbing you have to go with the expert but it's good to feel secure having 24/7 help when needed.

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  5. agree! doing some maintenance and check ups will help us save more money and eveyrthing when the time comes! Indeed prevention1 xx

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  6. I thank God for not needing one in the middle of the night. It would really be a hassle for us. But I guess we should be thankful that there are services such as this to call on to in case of need.

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  7. Plumbing is a tough job and sometimes it is hard to find good plumbers. Good thing that you found one that is available 24/7.

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  8. Thanks to the existence of plumbers. I, myself, don't know how to fix these fixtures. Good thing they're one call away. :)

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  9. I actually thought of a business idea for this. How about creating your own 24/7 plumbing service? That might be feasible in your area. What do you think? :)

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  10. Hehe I feel pretty lucky that my condo has a 24-hour service when it comes to things like these. I've never had plumbing problems but I have locked myself out before - the admin were saviors!

    P.S. Appreciate the honesty on disclosure :)

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  11. It's always best to have a plumber in the family to take care of the mechanics instead of hiring a pro outside. I suddenly remember the characters in Sims and I'm not sure if you can relate but they have skills to improve and learning for them to manage their own plumbing. :)

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  12. Ww never know when we needed a plumber.Good thing is ,here in my place, i can call a plumbers anytime and easily find one that are available for emergency job.

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  13. Plumbing problems are really quite inconvenient and wasteful of water. There is really a lack of emergency plumbing services in our country.

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  14. Great thing about living in apartments is we can just call on the owners/managers and they will do all the work!:)

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  15. 24/7 plumbers or plumbing services here in the Philippines are pretty hard to get and find. Why? plumbing services and labor here in the Philippines doesn't pay that much unlike in the US!.

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  16. 24/7 plumbing services or plumbers are pretty rare here in the PHL. Why? Simply because the pay for the labor and service they usually give is pretty cheap and lower than the average unlike in the US and EK.

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  17. Its really a bummer to hear some leaks in the middle of the night. Good thing ours is still good but I might tell them to have it checked by a plumber.

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