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    Water leaks

    Well last night at about 7pm my wife says "Jay you're not going to like this one bit" as she points to our kitchen ceiling that has a rather LARGE water stain. Our master bath upstairs sprung a leak and caused some issues for us downstairs. Thankfully my plumber (actually his dad as its a family business) came to bail us out at 8pm last night. He had me shut down the water and was at my house within 30 minutes to fix the problem.

    The reason I am posting is to let others know the best way to remove water stains so you don't have to repaint your ceilings/ I have an open concept house so it would have been almost half my downstairs if this did not work...yuck!!!! So the magic solution is to mix bleach and water in a 1:1 ratio in a spray bottle. Then just spray the area and blot off with a white towel and it works wonderfully as I can't even locate where the water mark was on my ceiling any longer. I had to do it twice but it is now clear as can be Sadly my last house I had tons of water issues so I am adapt at hiding the issues, lol.

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    Not a good year for you for house issues..... good luck friend!

    Oh yeah..... watch out for mold in the ceiling.
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    The good thing is we found it quickly and its all repaired. There really is no place for the water to stay...it was a straight shot down to the ceiling and ceilings soak up water like a sponge , but thankfully its dry. If I did not notice it and it continued it could have been a disaster as we would have had to replace half the downstairs...my ceiling has a stupid swirl pattern they used in the late 80s/90s and its impossible to match.



    Quote Originally Posted by cpjones View Post
    Not a good year for you for house issues..... good luck friend!

    Oh yeah..... watch out for mold in the ceiling.

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    Sadly this year has been tough on the house front. My bathroom woes are going to cut into my Aruba time, lol. I think we are going to start to update our baths one at a time and in order to do that I need to remove at least 2 Aruba trips each year. Our trip next month may be our only one till next summer if we go ahead and start the remodel.
    Quote Originally Posted by cpjones View Post
    Not a good year for you for house issues..... good luck friend!

    Oh yeah..... watch out for mold in the ceiling.
    Last edited by Aruba4ever; 06-05-2018 at 04:54 PM.

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    the joys of home ownership

    wishing you well jay!!
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    Joys is right, lol. If I was younger I would study to be a plumber because WOW do they rake in the cash! $245 for a part that costs less than 5 dollars and less than 30 min of total work....

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    the joys of homw ownership

    wishing you well jay!!

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    Something else to consider, from my humble beginnings in billing from a water utility...any time you have a water leak that raises your bill, contact customer service. You may be able to get some type of leak adjustment off of your bill. Obviously this varies by company, but worth a phone call. It is especially important to get sewer charges knocked off your bill (if they are billed together), most companies base your sewer charges off of your water usage so if you had a leak that did not go down the sewer pipes, you should not have to pay for those. This becomes more important in the winter because a lot of places base your summer sewer charges off of you winter water consumption; this allow for watering grass and washing cars that occur in the summer where water does not go back into the sewer system, unless its a combined system. So if you have a busted pipe and a lot of water loss in the winter, you could be paying extra sewer charges all summer long. Not all utilities make adjustments, but I have seen people get enough money back to pay for a flight
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    absolutely!!
    i think so many of our young people should be taking vocational courses instead of college.
    boy, do i wish that my husband was an electrician or a plumber!
    Quote Originally Posted by Aruba4ever View Post
    Joys is right, lol. If I was younger I would study to be a plumber because WOW do they rake in the cash! $245 for a part that costs less than 5 dollars and less than 30 min of total work....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    absolutely!!
    i think so many of our young people should be taking vocational courses instead of college.
    boy, do i wish that my husband was an electrician or a plumber!
    I always joke with Jon and tell him my next husband is going to know how to work on cars. He always says back "mine too". I work with a lot of guys who are in trades and they are remarkable - they can fix anything!

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    People use to joke about the trade schools...they are NO joke anymore if they ever were, and its where they are producing many future business leaders IMO.

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    absolutely!!
    i think so many of our young people should be taking vocational courses instead of college.
    boy, do i wish that my husband was an electrician or a plumber!

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