Stuff National: “Rats chew through water pipe causing thousands of dollars in damage”

Brian Turner has a rat in his ceiling and he’s not sure what to do.

This month the rodent, or rodents, repeatedly chewed through tough plastic water pipes in his roof causing water to flood his New Plymouth home.

Turner’s had to call in a plumber to fix the leaks but the cost to repair the damage to his ceiling, carpet, wallpaper and warped door frames is set to reach an estimated $8000.

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