We live in a high-rise residential flat. It is the common type of inhabitat for expats like us to live in a condominium-style residence because it is affordable.
We moved in our current flat last 2007. So we have been here for the past 6 years and the fixtures and wall paint is either chipping or starting to show wear and tear. Recently, we had an issue with our heater. It is winter so we definitely need hot water for bathing. The maintenance service of this building only delivered our new heater yesterday after 3 weeks of endless follow-ups. Now, I am seeing a new problem arising in our bathroom. The shower and flush are leaking.
There is a serious plumbing issue in our building. I think it is not only plumbing but also the overall maintenance service the building owner is providing or should I say lack of service. I just have to keep wiping the floor with a mop or squeegee to make sure that the floor is dry and no one will slip because of the leaking.
I wonder if we will have the same issues as these if we had moved to Calgary, Canada. Will we also worry about these inconveniences once we are there or we can easily look up the telephone directory or internet for plumber calgary or calgary furnaces. There will be plenty of hits regarding those searches because Canada has numerous plumbers and furnace service companies listed.
Some of our friends who migrated to Canada have no problem with heating or plumbing matters at home. I am sure they face some problems as well and if they do, the service is prompt and excellent unlike here. I even tried searching for providers in the internet for Calgary and other parts of Canada and the search yield a lot of results. It only goes to show that these kinds of services are better offered in Canada but not in the Middle East.