Burbank family helped by plumbers

September 30, 2013 by  

A family from Burbank that had been struggling to cope in their condo has recently been helped by two plumbers, Jim and Dave Schuelke.

The twins run their own business, Schuelke Plumbing, and came to the rescue of the Cothran family when they discovered that one member of the family was disabled and unable to use the existing bathroom.

Dorothy Cothran, 77, is married to John, 78, who has osteoarthritis and Parkinson’s disease. The existing bathroom in the condo was not suitable for disabled access but the family managed with the help of a caregiver.

During a routine call out to fix a leak that had flooded the garage at the complex, Dave Schuelke went around the homes to check that there were no leaks elsewhere. It was at this time that he met Dorothy and learned of the family’s plight. After making a call to his brother Jim, the twins decided that they would install a bathroom with disabled access and facilities, free of charge.

The work on the new bathroom soon got underway, with a shower that could accommodate a wheelchair, steel bars to help Steve (the couple’s son who has had a leg amputated as a result of diabetes) support himself, and a toilet and vanity unit with an adjustable height.

Although the provision of a new bathroom will certainly have gained recognition for the twin plumbers, their altruism would certainly be worth promoting on either their website or their digital business cards.

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