Back in 2018, Jack Ward and Sons received a call from a Nashville man that needed assistance feeding an auger cable through his sewer pipe. We quickly dispatched one of our service members to the gentleman’s home only to experience one of our most memorable DIY mishaps.
As our handyman exited his vehicle, he was immediately greeted with a loud welcome, “I’m back here, come around!” What he found next was surprising! The man calmly told our technician that before he got to work, he needed a helping hand because his arm had become stuck in the pipe. He explains that the auger he used was too short, so he used his arm to add an extra foot of length, feeling that he almost had the clog out. Little did he know that when he would stick his arm in, it would become stuck. The two men gave it a little tug and his arm came right out.
The man was grateful and they both discovered he had been right about almost reaching the clog. He was only about 3 feet from having been able to dislodge that impacted pipe.
Our technician left the scene with not only a funny story to tell but a message as well. The moral of this story is: don’t stick your arm in pipes. They might seem safe from the outside, but this story could have ended much worse. If he had not called prior to getting stuck, he might have had to wait for help to find him, possibly causing damage to his arm, or he could have needed emergency intervention to safely cut his arm out of the pipe.
DIY methods are always very satisfying when approaching a well prepared, but never compromise safety! If you need assistance with any plumbing job big small give us a call today.
Jack Ward and Sons Plumbing
Is your home or commercial business suffering from a plumbing mishap or disaster? Call Jack Ward & Sons today at (615) 227-2811 for assistance with getting things back on track!
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