Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Late Post - Plumbing Emergency

As if the Ebola, enterovirus, and tuberculous outbreaks around here weren't bad enough, we now have to deal with a plumbing problem.

Actually, it's not the plumbing that's the problem. Instead, one of the reverse osmosis filters that softens and conditions our water has sprung a leak. Unfortunately, this particular filter sits in a cabinet underneath the kitchen sink. The water from the leak flowed towards the back of the cabinet, away from the doors, so it took us about a week to discover it. I know it was a week, because the filters were serviced one week ago.

Needless to say, everything in the cabinet has a soggy bottom. Not a big deal, because we keep cleaning supplies down there, and most of them are in plastic bottles. The bigger issue is the warped wood base and back of the cabinet. I'm also a little concerned about mold growth down there, underneath the cabinet. The leak is not that big of a deal - probably just an o-ring that wasn't seated correctly. The bigger issue will be what the wood is like once it dries out.

There's no charge to fix the problem, but the filter company can't come back until Friday (unless we want to pay extra for an after-hours service call). There is a cutoff valve built into the system, so at least the leak is stopped for now.

Oh well, things could be worse...


XS3mdrvr said...

Looks like that poor guy is having an e-bowla moment ;) Hope your sit-uation ;) fares much better.

CenTexTim said...

XS3 - Good one! (Actually, good #2).

And thanks for the good wishes.

XS3mdrvr said...

You're welcome. I find a little levity can lighten the loads when the going gets tough,
and we know that's looking more and more like the new normal ;( lately.