25 Sep Denver Plumbing Errors Costing Thousands of Dollars in Repairs and Hours of Work
“A conduit on Denver Water’s Einfeldt Pump Station broke at about noon Saturday, flooding the intersection of University Boulevard and Buchtel Avenue.
After several hours of work, crews were able to shut off water from the 36-inch pipe shortly before 9 p.m., said Denver Water spokeswoman Stacy Chesney.
The intersection of University and Buchtel was closed following the break and was expected to remain closed while crews waited for the water to drain. The draining process was expected to take a few hours. Chesney said workers would then begin to clean up the roadways before reopening the intersection.”
Last month, Mcglone Elementary school had to postpone its opening because of a broken pipe, making students lose precious classroom time, and costing the school thousands of dollars and many man hours to repair the resulting damage. When public places experience such problems, the consequences affect people in a much farther scope than the vicinity of the broken pipe. Thankfully, repair crews work as expeditiously as possible to minimize the fallout. However, when your pipes at home break, you’re not likely to receive the same amount of attention as broken plumbing in city hall would, so you’re left to fend for yourself. In most cases, you’re not really familiar with how the whole thing works.
Your ignorance makes you easy prey for unscrupulous plumbers who may seek to make huge profits off of your problems, especially when they are of an emergency nature like having major plumbing leaks. This is why you should only rely on people who have a track record for being fair, while providing the best quality service. When seeking Denver plumbing companies to have work done, it may be quite a task finding one that would do the job right, yet not charge an exorbitant sum. Your safest bet would be to stick with notable establishments such as Total Plumbing Inc., which offer a very personalized style of dealing with each customer.
Plumbing in Denver is relatively difficult to manage than in most other places because of the city’s altitude and the occasional freezing temperatures that could cause pipes to crack. That’s why it is necessary to steer clear of the type of plumbers who are known to be opportunistic and pop up only during emergency and crisis situations. Trust in those who are up front about their deals, and who can deliver promptly and effectively.
(Broken Water Pipe Snags Traffic, thedenverchannel.com, January 3, 2012)