Plumbing is a respectable trade that offers a professional career but allows a person to do a variety of incredible things. A Roto-Rooter plumber is able to meet new people every day and make their lives more pleasant and comfortable by fixing their broken fixtures. He has the distinct benefit of being able to see his handiwork done to perfection which gives a sense of accomplishment knowing a job has been done well.
There are many parts of a plumber’s life that most people probably have no idea exists. For example, have you ever imagined that he might be called out at three o’clock in the morning to fix a sump pump for someone? He has all the parts and equipment loaded into his truck, so he is ready to respond no matter what time of day it is. He can go any hour of the day or night, seven days a week.
He may be called to address a problem that a homeowner has concerning water that is leaking into his basement. Just for the fun of it, imagine being the professional plumber who has been called. Take a mental journey with him as he responds to the needs of this particular homeowner.
You get dispatched and as you drive up to the home, you wonder what new situations await you on this call. You greet the homeowner at the door and he explains his problem. As you examine the mysterious leak going into his downstairs bedroom, you realize it is right below the upstairs bathroom. As you walk upstairs, you are starting to get a picture of the possible causes of this leak.
The moment you enter the upstairs bathroom, you recognize the problem. It is a little-known problem to many homeowners. The caulking on their tub has rotted and water is entering through the old caulk, dripping down behind the tub, and finding its way into the downstairs bedroom ceiling. You pull out your clipboard and write up an estimate to re-caulk the tub including the cost of caulk and the labor costs of your professional work. Your customer is delighted that you found the source of the problem!
You scrape off the old tub caulking and wipe down the surface very well. You apply a mixture of bleach and a compatible detergent to rid the area of mold. After the surface is dry, you run a bead of new caulking, practicing all the applicable plumbing tips you have picked up over the years that make the job look impeccable.
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