Invite a Plumber for Christmas of 2017
I moved to Sunnyvale, California in 1996. My family joined me in December. Just a few days before Christmas, the gas line to the house corroded through and sprang a leak. We were without heat or hot water. I moved my family to stay with relatives. Merry Christmas.
Skip forward to Christmas of 2000. We now lived in Santa Rosa, California. My brother and I were driving down the driveway when my wife gave us a frantic call. The water pressure was low. We explored a little bit and found out that the water pump at the bottom of the well had a broken connection. This was a weekend, so we were suddenly thrown into the well repair business. We fixed the pump string and had water by nightfall.
We moved to San Diego a year later. I walked into my garage the day after Christmas in 2015. There was water across the garage floor. The water heater had corroded through. We had a plumber come out and replace the water heater that Monday. I’m noticing a seasonal trend in California plumbing.
We moved to Louisiana a bit over a year ago. My wife noticed that her feet were wet when she loaded the clothes dryer late last night. The water heater is leaking. I replaced the drain valve on Christmas eve.
I’m not sure if this the real thing, or only a diversion before the big failure that is yet to come.
I’m looking for a plumber who wants to join us for Christmas eve, 2017. That seems like cheap insurance.
Merry Christmas and enjoy indoor plumbing while it lasts.