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Anglo-friendly plumber in Nice?!

Posted by Andrew.Wilk - Created: 14 years ago
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Posted by stgeorge-182529 - 14 years ago

Hi Lynnettejane !

I'll send you his details by e-mail but it is highly unlikely his enterprise would contemplate ' a small problem' and if called out he would charge for ' le deplacement ' and advise you to use a local plumber ( surely there must be one in Villefranche ? ) . This Company are currently redoing the plumbing systems in whole apartment blocks in Nice, and are also working for the Insurance Companies so I imagine their work load is pretty heavy at the moment !

Good luck anyway

 

stgeorge

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Posted by lynnettejane - 14 years ago

Hello St G, i also could do with a plumber for a small problem, would he come to Villefranche? Would appreciate his phone no., could you email me with same, thankyou, regards Lynnette

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Posted by rosetta-185721 - 14 years ago

That was quick - thanks, St. George!

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Posted by rosetta-185721 - 14 years ago

hi St.George,

I need a plumber in Nice - could you email me or post the phone number of your Mr. Cohen?

thanks!

Rosetta

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Posted by stgeorge-182529 - 14 years ago

You see - it was easy really - apart from the inconvenience ! Unfortunately I have a similar problem ( the braze seams on the old lead pipes eventually suffer from electrolytic action and start leaking ) and in this particular case it's been aggravated by minor earth tremors causing subsidence and matey down below who knocked down part of a supporting wall some years ago without asking !

Good luck with the mason and wait till he tells you that the tiles to be replaced no longer exist/made in that size and you'll have to have the whole lot redone !

Support our friendly French artisan I say, and lay in coffee, Scotch and Pastis with a gusto - he'll be back on the weekends when you're down , just when you need him the most - you wait and see if I'm not right !!

stgeorge

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Posted by Andrew.Wilk - 14 years ago

Sound advice as always, St George - the Syndic selected the plumber who knocked down half our bathroom wall in search of a water leak from a communal water pipe entombed six inches behind our wall. They have also chosen the mason who will be coming in to repair the damage done by the plumber. And I have signed all my French neighbours "degats d'eau" claims so the Buildings Insurance can sort out the payments.

Ah the joys of communal living....in France!

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Posted by stgeorge-182529 - 14 years ago

Normally the Syndic will advise a plumber - but this may be more complex than you describe. If it is rented accommodation the landlord is responsible - if you own within co-proprietaire , in a residence or immeuble , your Insurance should cover any intervention and they will send an expert to constat whatever the damage is ( if serious enough to warrant ), once you've sent a constat de degats d'eau or informed your Insurance about the problem .

I can only advise if you send me more info.( who is the Syndic ?) I have an excellent French plumber ( Mr.Cohen )who speaks perfect English who could well intervene but it would have to be on a completely official basis - I'm curious as to why you need an english speaking plumber anyway - a broken pipe or a leak is the same here as it is in China and it's not the London call out cost of £95 either !

 

stgeorge