It’s Thursday, 2:15 in the afternoon. A Tallahassee plumber, who arrived at 9:00AM, has just left my home.
The result of a call from the utility company warning of a potential water leak. My previous months water bill was $191.22 for 24,339 gallons of water (I had the sprinklers on every day).
But…since paying that bill I began hemorrhaging nearly 128,610 gallons in three weeks at a cost of nearly $400. And, I was told “… it’s still leaking!”
After checking the irrigation system (sprinklers) I discovered my worst water leak nightmare. A pipe beneath the garage slab was leaking. Water was pouring outside and into the neighbors yard. Drywall was wet up to 18″ high. Outside the brick wall was wet to the same height. The fifteen year old indoor/outdoor garage carpet was soaked. [Read more…]