Pumping Cellars / Mixed Emotions
With the heavy rains yesterday our department did a few pumping details
Does your dept. pump cellars?
Some departments around us have given it up all together.
Over the years we appear to have gone from pumping out everything, to flooded basements that are about to create a hazard with the utilities like power and heat.
I have mixed emotions. Yes it is not the fun and excitement that I signed up for, in fact it gets down right boring.
What bothers me is as you arrive at the houses that are last on the list and the homeowner comes out with "Took you Long enough". I feel like telling them to do it themselves or buy or fix their sump pump!!!!
Then there are the ones that won't even say "Thank You" as your leaving.
Lets not forget the ones that we do after every big storm. I'm at the point that I'm going to recommend at our next meeting that we give out sump pumps in addition to smoke detectors.
Then there is the little old lady on the fixed income that is so appreciative and would give you the sweater off her back.
I also feel bad for the people who have major damage / cracking of their basement floors and you know they can't afford to fix it.
I also can't loose site of the fact that the water is as damaging as if the people had a fire.
Just venting... Wish it was snow instead of rain:eek: