Contractor Hired To Install Specialized Shower Stops Coming To W - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

Contractor Hired To Install Specialized Shower Stops Coming To Work

Posted: Updated:
A look at the unfinished shower at the Landrau's home. The shower allows Luis Landrau to roll into in a portable chair. A look at the unfinished shower at the Landrau's home. The shower allows Luis Landrau to roll into in a portable chair.

It wasn't the rain showers outside that had a Mays Landing, N.J. family down in the dumps Tuesday.

It was the shower inside, where the sound of water coursing from the shower head triggers a flooded bathroom and a flood of emotion from Carlos Landrau.

"I love my son and I want everything for him to be good," Landrau told FOX 29's Bruce Gordon while choking back tears.

Multiple Sclerosis confines 43-year-old Luis Landrau to a wheelchair full-time.

Among his needs- a specialized shower that allows him to roll into in a portable chair.

But even with the water directed at a back wall, the barrier-free shower put in by contractor Dominic Sabato last fall, leaves water on the bathroom floor within seconds.

"I like to do things on my own," says Luis. "So a shower would feel good."

But he can't use the shower because of the flooding.

"I was mad, actually," said Carlos, when he first saw the water running across the bathroom floor. "I was mad because I said, it's like I'd been taken!"

Landrau says he paid Dominic Sabato more than $1,600 to install the roll-in shower last October.

Landrau claims Sabato and his son stopped short of completing the job, then stopped coming, entirely.

Landrau says he called Sabato and wrote letters, to no avail.

"He even said, ‘we'll stay all night if we have to, just to finish the job.' And that same weekend, he never showed up!"

With a carpenter's level, it's easy to see why the flooding occurs.

The shower floor appears to be perfectly level- no slope to keep the water inside the shower area.

The drain actually sits slightly higher than the floor tile, and at shower's edge, the floor drops off slightly, into a separate- and lower- tiled area with no drain.

Gordon reached Dominic Sabato by phone Tuesday.

He promised to return to the Landrau home Wednesday, to begin the process of rebuilding that shower floor.

Meanwhile, Luis waits for the chance at a real shower.

Not a sponge bath, but a real shower.

And his father, worries.

"I try to, you know, do things right for him to make his life easier..."

We're going to hold Sabato to his promise to rectify the situation.

We'll keep you posted.

  • Send Email To FOX 29 News

    Have problems? Tell us.

    FOX 29 News is #GettingResults.

    * denotes required fields
    We're sorry, but only one entry is allowed per person.
    Thank you for your continued interest.

    Thanks for contacting FOX 29 News!

  • Getting ResultsMore>>

  • Getting Results: Woman Says Her Car Was Damaged By Plow Truck

    Getting Results: Woman Says Her Car Was Damaged By Plow Truck

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:05 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:05:44 GMT
    When a worker for a State Agency accidentally does you harm, you might expect to be compensated in some way.However, when an Emergency Proclamation is declared all bets are off/Sheila Bradley-Oben searched for photos that illustrate the scene when her son called her the night of February 13th.“He was like, 'Mom, I have something to tell you...your car has been damaged.' and I said, 'damaged?' what happened?” Oben explained.She says her 2002 Nissan Altima was covered in a mound of ice and snow...
    When a worker for a State Agency accidentally does you harm, you might expect to be compensated in some way.However, when an Emergency Proclamation is declared all bets are off/Sheila Bradley-Oben searched for photos that illustrate the scene when her son called her the night of February 13th.“He was like, 'Mom, I have something to tell you...your car has been damaged.' and I said, 'damaged?' what happened?” Oben explained.She says her 2002 Nissan Altima was covered in a mound of ice and snow...
  • Fox 29 Gets Results For Residents Fed Up With Illegal Dumping

    Fox 29 Gets Results For Residents Fed Up With Illegal Dumping

    Monday, April 14 2014 9:51 PM EDT2014-04-15 01:51:35 GMT
    Residents along the 8400 block of Crane Street have been putting up with "short-dumpers" in their neighborhood for years.
    Residents along the 8400 block of Crane Street have been putting up with "short-dumpers" in their neighborhood for years.
  • Veterans' Career Expo Held On Pearl Harbor Day

    Veterans' Career Expo Held On Pearl Harbor Day

    Friday, December 7 2012 6:04 PM EST2012-12-07 23:04:33 GMT
    December 7th, 1941, is of course "a date which will live in infamy." Seventy-one years ago today, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, drawing the United States into World War II. The assault on the Hawaiian
    December 7th, 1941, is of course "a date which will live in infamy." Seventy-one years ago today, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, drawing the United States into World War II. The assault on the Hawaiian
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Fatal Shooting Near Widener University Prompts Campus Alert

    Fatal Shooting Near Widener University Prompts Campus Alert

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:53 AM EDT2014-04-24 15:53:09 GMT

    A report of a deadly shooting Thursday morning just off Widener University's campus led to an alert urging school community members to "please remain indoors until further notice," but police have now given the all-clear.

    A report of a deadly shooting Thursday morning just off Widener University's campus led to an alert urging school community members to "please remain indoors until further notice," but police have now given the all-clear.

  • Evesham Police: Suspicious Package Found In Municipal Complex

    Evesham Police: Suspicious Package Found In Municipal Complex

    Evesham Police: Suspicious Package Found In Municipal Complex

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-04-24 15:50:26 GMT
    Evesham Police Department are conducting an investigation into a suspicious package found inside the lobby of the Evesham Municipal Complex.Evesham Police Department are conducting an investigation into a suspicious package found inside the lobby of the Evesham Municipal Complex.
    Evesham police are investigating a suspicious package found Thursday morning by an officer that forced a shutdown of the Evesham municipal complex.
    Evesham police are investigating a suspicious package found Thursday morning by an officer that forced a shutdown of the Evesham municipal complex.
  • Police: Man Tried To Board Plane At Newark With Assault Rifle

    Police: Man Tried To Board Plane At Newark With Assault Rifle

    Police say an Indiana man tried to board a flight for Chicago with an assault weapon at New Jersey's Newark airport.
    Police say an Indiana man tried to board a flight for Chicago with an assault weapon at New Jersey's Newark airport.
Powered by WorldNow

25 FOX Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone (781) 467-2525

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices