Plumbing Challenges

@Fishmomma (11565)
United States
April 17, 2013 3:38pm CST
I know its hard to believe how much it can cost to solve a problem. This time its the plumbing and my husband wanted to wait longer to solve this life challenge, as he didn't think it was bad. Now its going to cost over $4000 because of the waiting. It would have been much worse if we waited 6 months like he wanted to wait. The problem is plumbing and one toilet wasn't working and the other was going down slow. If you have slow toilets don't wait because it could be the same problem we experienced now for the second time. Lets go back quite a few years, as I wrote about the $15,000 plumbing bill that happened in our other home. The line was completely blocked and a new line had to be put under the house. It still didn't work and we had to replace the line going to the street also. This time its just a small part of the outdoor line that is blocked and it has weeds and twigs. Now they are digging up part of the yard to fix the problem. The high amount of money is for 3 people working on this problem. I'm glad the inside is now finished, but the outside will take another day to get all the permits to fix it. What have you had to replace that you thought would be a low amount and it turned out expensive? Plumbing and Dental are the most painful places to call, as I know its going to be bad news and costly.
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@chertsy (3817)
• United States
18 Apr 13
All I can say is wow. I can't complain anymore about the cost of my plumbing bill. We had a clog and our garbage disposal was a disaster. After almost 20 dollars of clog removers, and buying a snake it didn't work. Our bill came to be almost 500 dollars because the clog was under our home. We have a cement bottom, so it was a pain in the tush to get to. That was the cheapest part of the bill. The removal and installation of the new garbage disposal was the most. I agree don't wait on problems because all it will do is make the matter worse and the cost to go sky high. Now hopefully my water bill will go down since I also got him to check out my leaky toilet for free.
@Fishmomma (11565)
• United States
18 Apr 13
We did have lower bills in the other house after all the work was done. I'm sure it will make a difference in this house. I know the water bill has been so high and it has to go down. Thanks for posting.
@MoonGypsy (4613)
• United States
17 Apr 13
yes, plumbing can be very expensive when you least expected, but dental is REALLY expensive. i thought i was taking my son in for a regular cleaning and it turned out that he had two cavities. that western dental always has a way of billing you up.
@Fishmomma (11565)
• United States
18 Apr 13
Dental bills are high! I know we almost qualified to write off some medical because of the high costs. Its one of my least favorite places to visit and I have only had 2 cavities and I'm over 50. Its the high office visit charges that upset me, as you can see I have great teeth. My poor daughter has my husband's teeth problems. Thanks for posting.
@ElicBxn (60444)
• United States
17 Apr 13
Do NOT wait on dental, it only gets worse. Honestly, so does plumbing. Now, a few years back I had a BIG plumbing problem and it took multiple trips by the plumbers to get it fix - FINALLY. They should've given me a discount because if they had figured it out sooner, it might've cost less!
@Fishmomma (11565)
• United States
18 Apr 13
The plumber told me today that a customer had to move out of her house, so they could work on her plumbing. Talk about a nightmare. This all started last night and will be finished tomorrow for me I hope. Last night he looked at the toilets and clearly his look told me everything I needed to know my credit card isn't used often, but this has to be finished. Thanks for posting.
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