Wednesday, March 21, 2012
One of my children moved back home for a while and brought two children with her. Things happen and sometimes we need some help to get back on our feet. Hubby and I understood but our budget exploded! Groceries cost twice as much, and so did the gas, electric and the water. But the water bill strangely more than doubled. As each month followed another we were getting further and further behind in our bills.
Once my daughter was able she and her children moved back out on their own and as we watched the utility and grocery bills went back to their original cost, but not the water bill. It only went down a few dollars! I went into the water department and talked to them for possible reasons for the increase in cost and they suggested we check for leaks. The kitchen, and bathroom sink both dripped. The bathtub dripped too and the toilet ran if you did not wiggle the handle after using it. We went from our previous three month bill of between $40.00 to $50.00, to one of around $160.00. Now we needed to rework the budget to get our plumbing fixed and see if plumbing repairs would make a difference in our water bill.
Hubby and I are cautious spenders, and he is a senior. Any time we can save money with his senior discount, we do, so we began to search online. We found Temecula plumbers which offered a discount for seniors of 62 years of age or more. We just had to mention their site when we made our call. They also offered a discount if you were getting multiple repairs. We met both qualifications. Murrieta plumbing services offers free estimates and takes care of a wide range of plumbing needs from the dripping faucet to a major plumbing job like installing a new kitchen or bathroom. We have been trying for a number of years to get a bathroom installed on the lower level of our home. Maybe we can save enough on our bills to finally make that dream come true!
1. Is there a major or minor repair in your home that you have been putting off?
2. Do you do repairs yourself or call a professional?
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P.S. My water bill is back down to $40 - $50.00 after we got the leaks repaired!
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