Another day another problem at work.... when will it end?
So I had a small water leak in my kitchen, nothing major, just required a corner join to be replaced and and resealed, and we're back to normal... but nothing is ever simple here, small things becomes a bloody mini adventure!
Plumber guy thinks it's a 30 minute job tops until he finds out we have to shut the water at the mains, as there is no inline stop tap on the pipe leading to the leak, so we have to close the water off at the mains, which surprise surprise doesn't actually close it off 100%, as it's prehistoric(think 30 years+ minimum!) and a bit seized! So he goes outside the building to locate the main water stop and flip open the watermeter thing approx. 5m in front of my shop, there we see a meter twirling away, and no water running inside the shop apart from a slow dripping water leak! He told me to contact STW water first thing in the morning, as somethings not right, it shouldn't even be moving, never mind the flow he can see on the meter, and it's costing me money!!
So after being sent forwards and backwards between billing and water&sewage @STW, I'm finally getting someone out to see to it in the next 24hrs to check for leaks between the meter and the building. I've been informed by the bods @STW any damage or repair work needed between the meter and the building is my responsibility!
I'm now praying that there's is some sort of leak, and that a repair will help me save money in the long run, as the water bills are quite high, but I'm also fearing a a hefty bill for any repairs required!
Anyone can offer me advice on the situation, or have I done pretty much all I can on the situation? Also, when it comes to an actual repair, do I have to go with SWT contractors and just pay what they want, or can I find a third party to carry out the work. The problem I have here of course is, I need an immediate fix, but I don't want to be ripped off!
What do you guys think?