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Smoke Detectors.............

Why are all the servicing companies so worried about smoke detectors?? This is something that is BEYOND comprehension. If it goes off and the house is vacant, who hears it?? Mold can be growing on the walls but if the smoke detector is missing the world is going to end???
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So true.



I guess they want the mold spores to know they are about to die.

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I think it was explained in another thread, it is based on local ordinances, and conveyence condition. Although, I just bought an REO which was maintained by SG, and it was one of the biggest hack jobs I have seen, no smoke detectors, hand rails feel over when I touched them, garage door would not open, etc. Inspector could not even inspect garage.
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probably an insurance thing, as in if it burns down and they didn't have smoke detectors they don't get paid. Kind of like how we winterize burned down houses sometimes.
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Gives them something to invoice? Its probably an insurance thing.
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We actually never see that. We briefly worked for Safeguard who bitched about smoke detectors alot, but none of our other clients do.
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I never hear a thing about them. We don't do sales cleans so we don't get the Carbon Monoxide tester, Smoke Detector complaints. We don't put out air fresheners or any of that other ridiculous crap either.

I have replaced many sump pumps and installed dehumidifiers in properties with no electricity over the years.

Why do I care? It pays the same either way.
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I never hear a thing about them. We don't do sales cleans so we don't get the Carbon Monoxide tester, Smoke Detector complaints. We don't put out air fresheners or any of that other ridiculous crap either.

I have replaced many sump pumps and installed dehumidifiers in properties with no electricity over the years.

Why do I care? It pays the same either way.

So true
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It may have more to do with the loan type and possibly location. WI requires CO detectors to be installed in all rental properties and any property that has a permit pulled for electrical modification. Every VA loan I've done in the last year required smokes and CO installed to WI code on the initial service. Other loan types were 1 smoke and 1 CO per floor. Other types we bid the install.



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I wouldn't necessarily call it ridiculous crap. It's just a different stage in the process. Generally doing the hardcore preservation work on pre-sale/post-sale properties for HUD, then if you work on them getting ready for sale, you're doing things to make the property more attractive, in addition to preservation.

Sounds like you just do not do any REOs.

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I never hear a thing about them. We don't do sales cleans so we don't get the Carbon Monoxide tester, Smoke Detector complaints. We don't put out air fresheners or any of that other ridiculous crap either.

I have replaced many sump pumps and installed dehumidifiers in properties with no electricity over the years.

Why do I care? It pays the same either way.
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