CongratulationsYou've worked hard for years and the degree is finally in your hands. Now what? Some of you may have lived at home, others in a dorm, still others in off campus housing with several room mates. Did you ever have to worry about plumbing problems? Most of the time, you picked up the phone to call the landlord or property manager and he dealt with it. Maybe you had to be home for the Storrs CT plumber to come for the repair. Either way, it wasn't something you were responsible or had to pay for.
The moment you've been waiting forReal life. It's what you've been working toward and waiting for. You're off to make money and make your dreams a reality. You're entering the world of bosses, schedules, and deadlines. When a plumbing emergency comes up, you aren't going to have the flexibility you did while in school. Also, your landlord may not be as forgiving when 'accidents' happen. The bottom line is, you're going to have WAY more expectations put on you, now that you're a bona fide adult.
Since we've been handling plumbing emergencies for about 30 years, we'd like to offer some advice to our local Storrs CT college grads. Life is tough enough. Let's get you started out on the right foot!
Plumbing adviceNo matter where you choose to live, there are some things you should keep in your back pocket. They will save you time, money, and a whole lotta aggravation. Ain't nobody got time for that!
- Find your whole house shut off. If your water heater starts leaking, or a pipe bursts, it's CRUCIAL to find this. It will protect your belongings from water damage. For city water, it's usually by your water meter. If you have well water, it may be near your well tank or near your well pump. Each location is different, so it's important to know where it is BEFORE a plumbing emergency strikes.
- Know your equipment. Do you have a gas or electric water heater? Do you have a furnace or a boiler? When something goes wrong, having this info handy will help when you have to call a Storrs CT emergency plumber. Your landlord should know this, but may not have records at his fingertips when you need it.
- Be careful with YouTube. We've visited many homes and apartments where a well-meaning college grad tried to fix the issue instead of calling the landlord. The DIY approach is admirable, but usually makes the problem worse. Read: more expensive and could void your lease.