It was another late night for one of the city's most dedicated professionals. Known as the hardest working man in his area, this fifty five year old Queens plumber was literally up to his ankles in freezing cold water as he wrestled with a leaking pipe. He grimaced in determination as the wrench held the nut between unforgiving teeth and he cranked as hard as he could on the hand grips. |
Victory! The pipe seemed to have temporarily given in. With the professional's instinctive understanding that time is of the essence, our hero reached out his left hand and grabbed the metal duct tape without having to look for it. A professional knows where all of their tools are at all times.
A few deft turns of the wrist, and there was enough tape in place to enable him to drop the wrench. The sound of it hitting the concrete came very soon after the splash, and the work man smiled to himself. He could tell that the drains were taking care of the overflow already. Twenty seconds ago there would have been a deeper sound when the tool hit the surface of the water.
Quickly, and with the obvious dexterity of someone who has performed a task so many times that it has become as natural to them as breathing air, the water technician finished wrapping the temporary fix around the pipe. Duct tape is a very handy thing to have, but it is never a good idea to assume that it will be a permanent or even particularly long lasting solution. It is, however, incredibly good at temporarily halting a problem while you address it properly.
Which of course is exactly what the professional did. With the leak controlled, he shut off the mains and drained the pipe. It was a simple matter to replace the problematic section, and in only a few short minutes the greatest Queens plumber was on his way to solve yet another crisis.
About The Author:
Pullini, our family owned and operated services are ALL IN HOUSE. From cement to asphalt to expediting! It was a simple matter to replace the problematic section, the greatest Queens">http://www.pullinisubsurface.com”>Queens plumber was on his way to solve crisis. (http://www.pullinisubsurface.com)
Related Articles -