Watch: “Plumber’s” epic fail leads to two flooded apartments
This is the moment a “plumber” flooded two apartments by trying to fix a leak without turning the water off.
The video was posted by YouTube user Cobblewagon, and has been watched over 100,000 times.
Cobblewagon claims the landlord hired the man to do the repair on the cheap, and the pair didn’t want to pay “the $150 water shut-off fee”.
“At no point were the tenants given any choice in the matter,” Cobblewagen explains in the video description. “This entire incident, from the labor to the decisions, was purely between the landlord and plumber. I recorded this video to document the damage, holding the landlord accountable for her mistake in hiring this person, as well as to capture the epic moment of failure.
“The 2 apartments affected by the flood are to be entirely renovated by a legitimate contractor at the landlord’s expense.
“A small leak was beginning to saturate the bathroom sink cabinet in this apartment, causing swelling of the wood. The tenant (the lady with the steam-vacuum) called the landlord to have the leak repaired, as well as a new faucet installed.
“The landlord tried to save money by hiring this man. The “plumber” made the decision to repair the leak without shutting the water off in an attempt to save the landlord from a fee he thought would be unnecessary. It was soon found that he was overconfident in his ability to repair the leak, and the resulting ensued.”