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Boiler Repair Nightmare for mum and children

A single mum and her 4 children were without heating for 6 days due to a faulty boiler. They had to resort to visiting friends to wash and keep warm.

After numerous complaints her boiler was fixed after 6 days.

Miss Blake, a Six Town Housing tenant, has four children, Kirk, aged nine, Stevie, aged six, Jorja, aged three, and one-year-old Keith.

Miss Blake, a Six Town Housing tenant, has four children, Kirk, aged nine, Stevie, aged six, Jorja, aged three, and one-year-old Keith. She said: “The boiler had been leaking acidic water from the internal overflow pipe. People came out to look at repairing it but they ordered all the wrong parts and then glued the leak with solvent cement and even taped the leak. But nothing worked due to the acidic water being so corrosive.

“This left me and my four children without heating and hot water for a total of six days. They offered electric heaters which use a lot of power and I said no. As a single mum, I simply can’t afford to be putting more electric on my meter.

“I had to keep myself and my children warm and clean by going round to friends and family.”

This week, however, repairs were successfully carried out and the boiler is now working.

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