DENVER -- At 87, Helen Maes is having to cope without any hot running water. But not for long. FOX31 viewers have come through again, and her problem is about to get solved. We have had tremendous response to this story, and many offers to fix her mystery leak.
“I put water in the pans and I boil it, then I put water in the sink ... when I lift the pans it's little hard on me," she said.
She tearfully considers the reality of possibly having to leave her home if the problem isn’t fixed.
The right plumber will most likely have the solution Maes needs. Her daughter Francesca told the FOX31 Problem Solvers a mystery leak has forced her to shut off the hot water.
The pipe has been leaking a half gallon of water per minute since February.
“It makes me feel that I'm not safe," Francesca said. "I don't know what's going to happen to the house.”
Francesca must take her mother to the local recreation center just to take shower.
Maes and her daughter are willing to pay for repairs, but have a limited budget after paying more than $2,000 to have other repairs done.
The leak is under the floor in the laundry room.
Anyone who can help is asked to contact the FOX31 Problem Solvers.