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Emergency Plumber = EF Withdrawal

August 29th, 2016 at 03:14 am

Our weekend was mostly pleasant with the exception of having a sewer blockage!

B noticed on Saturday that the kitchen sink wasn't draining so had a look at it but couldn't fix it. On Sunday I was doing the morning dishes and it just wouldn't drain at all. B had a play around with it and first outside flooded and then inside flooded! We cleaned it all up but then B realised he couldn't fix it so we got his uncle to come today to have a look.

It turns out we have two sewers- one for the kitchen and because our house is long the other is for the bathrooms, toilets and laundry. So thankful it was only the kitchen that went!

His uncle came and then someone else had to come out to finish the work- total cost $160.

As September is a hugely expensive month this is going to be purely a withdrawal from the EF. To me an EF covers emergency needs (house, car, health) and unemployment assistance. Therefore this event falls under that umbrella. I will also reduce my challenge by that amount accordingly as this has been a reduction in savings.

7 Responses to “Emergency Plumber = EF Withdrawal ”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    That's really cheap for plumbing work! I have to pay a plumber $100 just to come and look.

  2. scottish girl Says:

    That is definetly an emergency, glad you had the EF there.

  3. Trying to get ahead Says:

    Sorry about your plumbing issues but glad that you were prepared!

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    Boo for that kind of repair! But the funds are available and the perfect reason we have emergency funds. Smile

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Truly an emergency...good you have an emergency fund from which to draw.

  6. snafu Says:

    Sorry you've had a back-up. I've no idea what type of system you have but as it's month's end, it's typical here to dump about 3 Tablespoons of baking soda down every drain followed by about 1 C vinegar, wait 15 minutes or so and pour a kettle of nearly boiling water down every drain.

  7. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Thanks guys, you all keep me on track with my savings so I am prepared! CB the plumber was a family friend, that's why it was so cheap. Good tip Snafu, thank you - maybe we can avoid that emergency in the future.

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