Saturday, May 7, 2011

Plumbing Woes

So this isn't really a remodel yet. We discovered a leak in the concrete slab two days ago. We called the leak detector people to come pinpoint the leak. The plumber then came and proceeded to dig about 4 1/2 feet down and 3 feet square only to find that the leak is not where they other guy thought it was. Now he's on his way back over here to dig a second giant hole and possibly remove our sink and cabinet to find the leak. It's going to cost a minimum of $1,500 for all of this. The plumber also said to expect our water bill to be really high since we think we've had the leak at least 3 weeks before figuring out what the problem was. As the plumber was digging and working, a man from the gas company came and said our gas bill has quadrupled (from the water heater running continuously) in the last month so that's going to be another $200-300.

Hopefully the plumber is going to find the leak relatively easily today, I really don't want this to end up costing any more. It looks like it's going to be a week or more before I have a bathroom with a shower again. Good thing both sets of our parents live in town so we can either stay with them or shower there if we need to.

X marks the spot, or so we thought.
 Some of the dirt they pulled out of the hole


  1. Where is the dislike button for this! I hope it gets fixed soon and doesn't cost so much!!

  2. It's really disappointing to found out it was just that one leak caused all of the problems you encountered. But on the brighter side, it's still in your advantage that you found out the problem at once. At least it all can be fixed at the same time, and I hope this will be the last time you'll encounter this.

    - Darryl Iorio @