I have tried to do everything as a parent that my parents never did for me. When my kids want to go to the park, I take them. When they want to have guitar lessons, they get them. When they want to go see a horse in the wild, I find one. So when my youngest son Toby asked me to have his friends over for a ninja party after school one day I of course thought, what a wonderful idea. Here I am, two days later with a blocked drain, no running water and a prospectively large drain repair bill. Toby and his friends decided to see how many little ninja action figures they could fit down the kitchen sink. At least we now all know that it is twelve. It doesn’t make many replica ninja action figures down a kitchen drain before it blocks and ruptures the entire thing. Thank you Toby. Having blocked drains in Melbourne can be pretty frustrating. Water is fairly essential and at the moment we are barely getting any. We’ve managed to find one tap that seems to work because it’s not connected to the main pipe, thank goodness. I have made arrangements for a drain unblocking company in Melbourne to come and fix it all up. It looks like we’ll have another 24 hours at least functioning at very dehydrated levels. I am hoping they can remove the blockage and fix my pipes without it costing too much. I have tried explaining the consequences of his actions to Toby but he is still reeling at the success of his ninja party and has even begun planning the next one. I don’t have the heart to tell him that it is never happening again. I have been told it is highly unlikely that any system parts will need replacing so I am praying we will still be able to afford our summer holiday this year.
The last thing I need is another problem with the pipes. I bought an old rundown house from a friend in the hopes of flipping the place for a tidy profit. Unfortunately the expenses keep adding up and I get the feeling I’m not going to break even on this project. It’s always a risk when buying an old home for profit, the problems blow the budget out and you end up in the red. I desperately need to flip this house for profit within two years in order to pay back the loan on the place. If I can’t get this place sold I’m going to be in lot of financial trouble…again. I have a bad feeling that the drains are seriously blocked and may need a sewer repair. Melbourne plumbers have to deal with these kinds of issues every day, I just hope the costs aren’t going to spiral out of control.
I don’t know much about pipes, I can’t be sure of anything until we the drain inspections. Melbourne contractors are pretty quick when it comes to quotes so I should know very soon how much it’s all going to cost me. They can use little cameras to snake down the drain and see if there are any major issues that could be expensive. I am a little worried that it’s going to cost me a ton if they find that the drains are rotted away with age. The good news is that if don’t find anything too serious it shouldn’t be expensive to have them cleared. I have my fingers crossed that most of the drains are going to be in good condition. There may be a few problems with tree roots blocking areas of the pipe but nothing that can’t be handled. The drain replacement team have dealt with bigger issues than mine thankfully. These skilled guys have the experience to fix any drain problem or replace parts of the sewer to keep things flowing smoothly.