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Murphy's Law

10/22/2018 (Permalink)

Murphy’s Law

   It’s Murphy’s Law that if you own a house, something will go wrong – you may even have a catastrophe – right?  OK – who is this Murphy and why is he in charge of the law in the first place? 

   If you “Googled” it, you will find many different versions on the subject, but it’s actually Edward Aloysius Murphy Jr. who was born in 1918.  Murphy was the eldest of five children.  He attended West Point and immediately commissioned into the Army Air Corps and saw action against the Japanese in China and Burma.  He was a successful pilot and aerospace test engineer.  Murphy decided after the war to involve himself in the technological aspects of aircraft design, and went to work as a research and development officer for the Air Force.  It was during this period of his life that Murphy became involved in the experiments that would give rise to the naming of his Law, “If anything can go wrong, it will and at the worst most possible moment.”

  No matter whether you have a brand-new home with new plumbing, new shingles on the roof, and new appliances or you have an older home, you’re bound to have a leaky pipe, loose shingle, or one of those appliances, such as a washer, dishwasher, or refrigerator hose fail.  And, of course, with Murphy’s Law you’re never home when it happens!

  We may not be able to stop all of those catastrophic losses to your home, but when they do happen – remember to call SERVPRO of Sussex County at 302-856-9768 to help with the clean-up.  SERVPRO will respond to your home within a few hours, extract any standing water, set drying equipment in place and make sure all your clean-up needs have been met.  All of our technicians have met the IICRC training requirements.  SERVPRO of Sussex has a 24-7 answering service for all your cleaning needs.  Whether it be water, fire, odor, mold mitigation, crime scene clean-up, interior duct cleaning, carpet and/or upholstery cleaning – call SERVPRO of Sussex County at 302-856-9768.

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