About lunch time today we finally had a visit from someone from the council who was here to look at the leak. After being out there for half an hour or so, he came back to us and told us it was all down to a rusted screw that had caused some pipes up near the roof to come undone. Before he left we mentioned the hole in the roof itself, and he just said, "oh, well, I'm not here to fix that. The leak should be fixed though."
I wont go in to the details of the whole conversation, but the short version is that the guys who are meant to be coming to actually fix the roof are working on other roofs so can't do it right now. We know that's true, because the roofs in question are near here, so Kelly's seen them at work, and they've spoken to me when I've been out with Kero.
My issues are that:
1. They've been working on the roofs over there for 5 weeks now, and had actually started seeing to ours first (they stopped while waiting for the aspestos to be taken care of, and were "meant to" start working on our roof again back at the end of July).
And, 2. What? The council only has one group of guys to do each job? Because, if that's the case, then it's no wonder it takes them so long to do anything! And, wouldn't it be a bit stupid to have that few people to do the work when you own about 75% of the homes in an area? Surely they've got more people than that who can fix a roof!
Still, it's rained since the guy left, and we've not had any obvious leaks that I've noticed. So, I guess they fixed the immediate problem. I doubt very much that replacing that screw to fix that pipe has done much to help the guy upstairs though. I also think that would have only fixed the immediate problem, since if the screw was that rusted, the pipe probably wasn't replaced when the work was done recently, and if it wasn't replaced, chances are it's going to need to be replaced in the not too distant future. *Sigh* If only they'd do the whole job instead of just patching things up or doing only what "has to" be done. It would save a lot of hastle (not to mention their money... As Deanna pointed out in the comments of yesterday's post).