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Plumber Causes Major Flood In Apartment

Published on 1/1/2017 by cobblewagen
The landlord calls in a plumber who foolishly tries to repair a leak without first turning the water off.

Full description: The woman with the steam vacuum is the tenant of this low income apartment with her two children. They reported a leaking bathroom sink to their landlord. The landlord, a Persian female, calls in a Mexican self-appointment plumber named Wilmer. Wilmer is the kind of cheap labor that cuts corners to try and save money.

It should come as no surprise, in this desperate part of town, that buildings are not up to code. This means, in order to shut the water off for this one apartment, the entire building's water would have to be shut down. The apartment complex requires a $150 fee to be paid every 30 minutes the water is turned off. The shut off valves and water heaters are behind locked doors and are only accessible by the complex staff. This is obviously a flawed system compared to the ideal of each apartment having separate shut off valves. The landlord is far too cheap to do anything about it.

Wilmer tried to please the cheap landlord by repairing the leak with the water still on, in an effort to save $150. He gets underneath the sink and unleashes a 90PSI torrent of steaming hot water (don't worry, the minion slippers are fine). All in all, two apartments were ruined, the tenants had to vacate the apartment for repair, and the landlord lost money.

All hiring and decisions were exclusively between the landlord and plumber. I recorded this video to document the damage, holding the landlord accountable for her mistake in hiring this person, as well as to capture the epic moment of failure.

I am not a tenant here, so I had no interest in getting myself blasted with water over this guys mistake. This video is a perfect example why someone should not attempt working with pressurized plumbing without shutting the water off and relieving the water pressure beforehand.

In the first 3 months, between Liveleak, WorldStar, and YouTube, this video has pulled in 1.3 million views!

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