Home Repairs : Fixing a Hole

So… a while back I came home late from a softball game to see a note from my roommate, reading something along the lines of “There is a moderate to a serious leak in the basement :(“. Checking the basement, there was indeed a lot of water coming from the ceiling, and saturating the walls. After shutting off the water, we did some looking around and weren’t really able to figure out what the problem was, but we had a decent idea where it was. As this was something we couldn’t fix on our own, we thought that getting in touch with a professional plumbing company like Lavergne’s Plumbing & Heating would at least get this leak fixed.

The next day, the plumber showed up, and after some checks, he knocked a hole in my wall… There he found the old laundry hook-ups, spigots and all, still sitting there, uncapped (and nicely dripping water into my wall). Also present was a nicely uncapped drain pipe into the sewer, filling my walls, and probably the rest of my house, with sewer gas. Awesome! I have a friend in Australia who had a seriously bad leak in her apartment, she called up Melbourne’s leading commercial plumber in her area and got it fixed as quickly as possible so I was hoping the same was going to happen in my predicament too, it may have been in Australia but I was hoping the plumbers here worked as fast as that!

Problems with your sewer line at home are a massive inconvenience. Furthermore, removing sewage in a sanitary way can be extremely difficult. Consequently, keeping your sewer system in good working order is vital. If ever you encounter any issues with your sewer system it is therefore crucial that you reach out to an expert technician to avoid any future plumbing mishaps.

Anway, the plumber capped off all of pipes as needed, and took off… leaving a nice big hole in my wall… plumbers don’t fix walls. So, below is my work fixing the hole.

8 thoughts on “Home Repairs : Fixing a Hole

  1. I would like to point out that I saw this coming. Welcome to home ownership.

    Doug | Thursday, July 20, 2006 | 4:11 PM

    Congrats. It is an excellent looking house. It is only when your sewer
    backs up at 3 a.m. that you will know the true joy of home ownership,
    however.

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