I moved into this bungalow some 18 months ago and had only been here a month or so when the toilet got blocked. I thought a blocked toilet must be my fault, so I got someone to come and fix it. He said it wasn’t the toilet that was blocked but the drains and that it was nothing I’d done. I asked the agent if I could get the money refunded, but they said the drains were checked before I moved in so it was down to me. A few weeks later, without having done anything it happened again. This time I got Dynorod, whose engineer told me it was because the drains had been a replacement for an original cesspit and they were not very efficiently done. The landlord here insists on doing his own repairs, so when I had a problem with the electrics he came out and while he was here said he would have a look at the drains. There was nothing wrong that time, but he wanted to look anyway. A while after that he came deliberately to check the drains, so he knew there was a problem with them.
Last week I had another blockage and knowing that he knows there’s a problem, I asked him to come and sort them out. I didn’t see why I should pay when he knows they are faulty. After he’d done them he started ranting about how I’d put kitchen roll down there instead of toilet roll. Ever since I can remember I’ve used kitchen roll if I ran out and so does everyone else I know, and never had a problem. Also he never mentioned this the other two times he’s been. Then he started shouting at me and saying he couldn’t keep coming and doing them – I’d never asked him before; the other two times were his own idea.
I was really upset as I am a widow, living alone and am 67. I thought he had a bloody cheek, especially his attitude, and had it not been for my dogs I would have told him where to shove it there and then. It is not so easy to find somewhere in my price range when you’ve got dogs.
I don’t really know what I want from posting this, but I saw the other lady’s thread about the problems she’d had with her drains and the landlord refusing responsibility, so I thought I’d post in support. I am now actively looking for somewhere else; were it just me I could stay with my daughter, but she doesn’t like my dogs!
Thank you for reading.