Nightmarish Emergency Plumbing Experiences

Former presidents of the United States from John Quincy Adams to Barack Obama have enjoyed indoor plumbing in the White House. The White House first received indoor plumbing during the term of John Quincy Adams through a garden pump with nine spout holes that was attached to a well. President Franklin Pierce made significant improvements to plumbing as well as toilet facilities. Today, White House plumbing is luxurious with both hot and cold water piped in. Does the White House experience plumbing emergencies? Probably not.

Some plumbers have shared their nightmarish experiences during plumbing emergencies. Steve Ferguson of Mr. Rooter Plumbing responded to a call for emergency plumbing services due to toilet stoppage. He checked the pipes and found the source of the stoppage – upper and lower dentures of a customer who had one drink too many the night before and got sick.

One night, Tim and Robyn Roth received a call from a casino that they often work with. The complaint was a backed up sewer line. When the plumbers arrived on the scene, a foreign object has been pushed into the main sewer line. The plumbers had to undertake a combination of digging, sawing and jetting to reach the culprit. Children in the casino’s daycare have flushed their toys into the toilet. If they did not act fast, the whole casino would have been flooded with raw sewage.

Emergency plumbers often find different items in their customer’s plumbing system from a soup bone, eyeglasses, hypodermic needles and condoms. Steve Ferguson tells a story of an upstairs toilet clog which required them to pull back a dead raccoon from the drain. In another pipe clearing job, they found wheat that was dumped by the homeowner into the toilet. They had to shovel and vacuum to remove the wheat from the pipes.

Residents within and around Welling have so much to be thankful for because they can easily call P4U Emergency Plumbers during plumbing emergencies. Reliable and friendly service is provided at the most reasonable cost. Aside from immediate assistance during plumbing emergencies, service like bathroom and boiler installations as well full bathroom refurbishments are also provided.