Indoor plumbing is a somewhat modern technology that became readily available to Canadians by the 1950s. Prior to that, indoor plumbing was a luxury reserved for wealthier households. Can you imagine having to leave your house in the middle of a Winnipeg winter’s eve just to use the restroom? We can feel the frostbite on our fingers and toes just thinking about it!
Thanks to indoor plumbing innovations in the last 70 years, we‘ve stopped having to question how things work. Need to get rid of something gross? Flush it away – let it disappear into the abyss. Where is it going? Most of us aren’t exactly sure – once we flush it, we forget about it!
We forget about it, that is, until it reappears unexpectedly and causes a big mess in the bathroom. In your moment of panic, you may even start to think that outdoor plumbing doesn’t seem so bad after all – as long as you know where not to shovel, you’re unlikely to have a plumbing emergency in your outhouse.
An increased need for professional plumbers came with the rise of indoor plumbing. And as you may well know, most plumbing emergencies don’t work on a 9-5 schedule. That’s why We Love Plumbing offers longer regular hours than most plumbers in Winnipeg, and why we offer emergency plumbing services 24 hours a day. Keep reading for some hilarious but unfortunate stories to understand exactly why we need plumbers available 24/7!
“We got an emergency call around 2 a.m. from an apartment owner that had a faucet break, that then led to water flooding out everywhere. When we arrived, we found the tenant holding his hand over the water pipe of the wall-mounted sink faucet, directing the flow into the sink. He had been doing that for about 2 hours to keep from flooding the apartment!” — Steve Ferguson, owner of Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Oakland-Berkeley, California
“One evening we received a call from a casino we often work with who had complaints of a backed-up sewer line. When we arrived, the clog was so bad that the foreign object had been pushed into the main sewer line, backing up all pipes throughout the casino. If we didn’t act fast the entire casino would have flooded with raw sewage! A combination of sawing, digging and jetting led us to the culprit of four “Thomas the Train” toys that had been flushed down the toilet in the daycare of the casino.” — Tim and Robyn Roth, owners of Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Yavapai & Coconino Counties, Arizona
Lots of parents can vouch for the fact that this isn’t a casino exclusive story but a common occurrence in their own homes. So, to avoid a literal train wreck, and a huge mess, if you find that your toilet is acting funny, call We Love Plumbing right away, and we’ll get that taken care of for you.
The Invisible Plumber
“In the middle of trying to sell our house, my husband accidentally broke the hot water pipe to the washing machine while trying to unscrew the rusted connection from the wall. Hot water started gushing inside the wall, and I ran for buckets and towels as my husband raced to turn off the water main. Two hours later, as the emergency plumber was cutting into the drywall, the doorbell rang. Our real estate agent was standing outside with potential buyers! As my husband greeted them, I ran around the house and threw the towels, buckets and mops into the garage, pushed the washer back into place, and told the plumber to go wait in his truck, which was prominently sitting in our driveway. The couple toured the house while my husband and I suffered heart palpitations. They ended up buying our house. And luckily, they never did ask what the plumber was doing in the driveway…” — Kiersten Jarvis
We really wanted to make sure you understood why We Love Plumbing offers 24-hour emergency services – if the unexpected occurs, we will be there. We are a full-service plumbing company who cares about our Winnipeg community. We want everyone to enjoy the comfort of their homes.
Give us a call at (204) 654-6106, we are available to you all day, every day!