The Pikes Peak Region continues to see both light rain and snow, even a mix in some places so far in the early afternoon hours. Eventually this afternoon, the rain will change all into snow for the Pikes Peak region, while areas to the south and east start picking up on rain. By the overnight hours, all will be in the snow category. This looks to end by the early morning hours on Sunday. For a look at totals, current radar, as well as the detailed forecast, click on the Weather Tab.
Her granddaughter discovered the problem. Sewage coming up through a lower level drain.
Millie McGuffin is blind so she had no idea about the extent of damage till she called a plumbing company.
Millie says workers put a camera in the line and told her it would cost upwards of $17,000 to clear out the roots.
Millie says, "I was told by one of them if I don't take care of it I could have a tsunami. He used the term, tsunami."
Millie signed paperwork, paid the company $6,000, and then tried to take out a loan for the rest. That's when her daughter Natalee got involved.
Natalee says, "It seems as if they're taking advantage of people that are nice, that are trusting."
Natalee wanted a second opinion so she called Dan Burleson with Mr. Rooter Plumbing. His bid came in much lower, almost half the price of the first company.
Dan says, "Please get a second opinion... I encourage every customer I go to cause I know where I'm at."
Dan not not only covered up the ten foot gaping hole the other crew left behind, but also told Millie and Natalee about a program that helps those who are disadvantaged.
Millie applied and got $7,300 worth of work done free... thanks to a fedral grant administered by the city.
Only problem since millie signed a contract with the first company she was still on the hook for the $17,000... So I called an attorney who helped her out for free.
He was able to negotiate a deal with the first company which agreed to only charge millie $1,000 for work performed, releasing her from the contract.
We also talked to two other plumbing companies and their bids were also much lower than the first.
Bottom line, it really pays to do your homework. By talking to different companies you get a better feel for the issues you're facing, the level of experience each crew offers, and if the price you're being asked to pay is a fair one.
$2.3 million dollars in federal funds is available every year in Colorado Springs for those who qualify.
It's based on income and other requirements, but the program pays for everything from electrical work and emergency sewer repairs to hot water heaters and new furnaces.
To learn more head see the link below.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus