Need Help With Plumbing Repair?

I am a single mother of two and have a bad sewage leak under my house in need of repair. There is a lot of water under my house that is on the ground. It has caused my floors to rot out that are now caving in in two bedrooms and the kitchen.


It also has allowed mosquitos to breed under my house. They come inside and are biting my family. I am in desperate need of some help for my home and my family. Is there anyone that can help me?

By Michelle W. from Port Allen, LA

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January 4, 20155 found this helpful
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It seems you may be asking for financial "help" from Thrifty community members so undoubtedly you do not realize that most of us are just trying to make ends meet and save a little for repairs when the time comes.


The first question - do you own the house?
If so you can go to all the usual places (mentioned before) and apply for assistance but most likely - if the house is in this much disrepair - you will be informed to find another place to live as you are placing yourself and your children in danger by living under these conditions.

I do not believe you will find anyone that will do this much repair so maybe you should just be asking for housing assistance.

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January 7, 20181 found this helpful

My name is Martin Chalmers I'm 75years old I have an under ground water and sewer line busted that needs repair I can't afford to pay for it alone I'm on SSI living off an low income check each month it's gone when I pay bills help me please

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March 19, 20190 found this helpful

After plungered toilet did not acquire drainage, I moved the toilet only to see a dark muddy filmed which did not drain after pouring hot water.


Septic system.

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January 28, 20200 found this helpful

Im in need of help with my plumbing asp i have my grandkids staying with me and its a Health Hazard

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June 5, 20200 found this helpful

I'm on low income disability single I own my own home I have a really bad Plumbing problem underneath my dishwasher the pipes broke down into the drain in has to be rerouted I've been without kitchen sink usage for 2 months how can I get some help?

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August 15, 20200 found this helpful

I live in Tulsa Oklahoma and have 5 kids and single mother I just started a new job today. I have a sewer linking and I can't afford to fix it. Can anyone help me

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May 2, 20210 found this helpful

Dont let the negative response deflate you, there are quite a few grants available for low income, elderly and/or disabled individuals and also veterans. A main line plumbing leak is no joke. Im assuming it resulted in a backup on main level with additional leaks below which most likely has caused structural damage to the floors and also walls. This is a very dangerous health situation. Even if the water appears to be clear it is still sewage and contains bacteria that can eventually cause serious health issues.


You should get a water cleanup and restoration service to the property as soon as possible and also If you are the property owner, homeowners insurance should cover some if not al of the damage and might also pay for a place to stay while the work is being done. Additionally, the plumbing company may offer payments. Its worth a shot!

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January 2, 20150 found this helpful

The fact that you are a single mother has nothing to do with your need for help. I feel you threw that in for sympathy. Talk to the Department of Social Services and the County Welfare Office in your area and see if they know of any resources. Also, IF you have a pastor talk to her/him. Sometimes they will take up a special offering to help a needy member of the congregation. There might even be members of the congregation that can do the repairs and/or donate whatever supplies are needed. Repairs have to be made as soon as they are noticed and before they get really bad.

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July 12, 20170 found this helpful

Yes it totally had to do with her need for help. Single parent households are very much harder to keep together. It is so hard for a single parent to find time and funds to get problems fixed in the home.


You could have left out the first few sentences in your response. Shame on you.

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July 12, 20170 found this helpful

Just like the ones that say they are seniors. It's their current status. Just like the single mothers current status.

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January 3, 20150 found this helpful

This federal site may help:!portal/1012/article/2719/Housing-Help-Home-RepairsModifications

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September 17, 20190 found this helpful

I'm first time home buyer lately found out that my outside sewage plumbing is clogged up don't have that kind of money to fix it like to know who can help me do this I really appreciate it

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