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Husband got a wo to dewint a property. He winterized it in October and took numerous amounts of pictures to show the water meter was removed and the shut off valve/lever was ziptied off. All open water lines were capped, etc.

He goes out to the property this morning for the dewint only to find the water meter reconnected, zip lines cut off, water lines uncapped, toilets full of crap literlly, and a damaged pipe. He has called the company to report it.

Now I do know that this property was a 5 Brothers one before this other company took it over. I also know that who ever the 5 brothers contractor was who "winterized" it in March of 2013 left the water meter on, the hot water tank full of water, uncapped lines and did not clean the toilets. I don't know if the client looked for back charges against the original contractor and they got pissed or what, but this is just bizarre.

Again thank god for plenty of pictures and we also have proof that we had been out to the property a few weeks after to install a chimney cap and those PCR pictures also show everything still intact. So someone went out for some reason and messed with the property in the last month.
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Husband got a wo to dewint a property. He winterized it in October and took numerous amounts of pictures to show the water meter was removed and the shut off valve/lever was ziptied off. All open water lines were capped, etc.

He goes out to the property this morning for the dewint only to find the water meter reconnected, zip lines cut off, water lines uncapped, toilets full of crap literlly, and a damaged pipe. He has called the company to report it.

Now I do know that this property was a 5 Brothers one before this other company took it over. I also know that who ever the 5 brothers contractor was who "winterized" it in March of 2013 left the water meter on, the hot water tank full of water, uncapped lines and did not clean the toilets. I don't know if the client looked for back charges against the original contractor and they got pissed or what, but this is just bizarre.

Again thank god for plenty of pictures and we also have proof that we had been out to the property a few weeks after to install a chimney cap and those PCR pictures also show everything still intact. So someone went out for some reason and messed with the property in the last month.

SOOOOOOOO Right. 60 dollars for an external hard drive BEST investment EVER made. I still have pix from 16 years ago.
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SOOOOOOOO Right. 60 dollars for an external hard drive BEST investment EVER made. I still have pix from 16 years ago.

Agreed we have an external hard drive just for photos also.
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I have seen instances where the broker, the buyer, etc have just did an end around on the national and had their guy perform work on the house, knowing that it doesn't affect the banks pocketbook. Buyer, inspector, whomever pays or gets paid at closing outside of closing. May be one of those....
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Here the water company is the only one thats supposed to pull the water meter.

And they take it with them.

So if its re-installed they'll have record of who paid for it. Because they DO NOT
hook it back up with out pre-payment of fees.

Professionals are people who can do their job when they don't feel like it.
Amateurs are people that can't do their job even when they do feel like it.
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Here the water company is the only one thats supposed to pull the water meter.

And they take it with them.

So if its re-installed they'll have record of who paid for it. Because they DO NOT
hook it back up with out pre-payment of fees.
unless it was never shut off at the curb>
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unless it was never shut off at the curb>


Obviously in the scenario in the original post the water company either was not called in the first place or they were paid by some one to hook the meter back up and turn on the water.

Professionals are people who can do their job when they don't feel like it.
Amateurs are people that can't do their job even when they do feel like it.
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