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Don't do a job Half Way in my area

I get a call to go to Murray, KY and provide a 3rd bid. It's grass cut time and I think maybe we should keep the national happy so I do the dreaded "FAVOR". This order was for a roof bid, and a bid to pump out crawl space, etc.

Upon arrival I see that the crawl space is dry, the roof is intact, I inspect the attic and all is well. Upstairs bedroom is pristine but the downstairs is a wreck. It turns out the damaged area is directly below 2 bathrooms. After a little inspection it turns out there is no antifreeze in the toilets. Wint stickers say the wint was done on 12-18-13. I called the client from site and they have started making their noose!

This is what happens when people don't know what they are doing.
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As much as I dislike the National/Regional model that this industry has become, I hope that contractor swings!

A lot of the blame for the demise of this industry rests directly on the shoulders of these very hacks.

Iíve already told you more than I know.
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As much as I dislike the National/Regional model that this industry has become, I hope that contractor swings!

A lot of the blame for the demise of this industry rests directly on the shoulders of these very hacks.
The Regional will end up paying for this. You know the guy that did it is either long gone or doesn't have the funds to pay. This is going to require all new hardwood floor downstairs, new carpet in 2 rooms upstairs, plumbing repairs, drywall removal and repair, then painting. This is a larger nice home so I expect the repairs to run in the 20k range.
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This is the very reason i stopped doing favors, the hell with trying to keep these clowns happy. I come the conclusion they can take it or leave it, less company's means more focus on doing a better job. After dropping lps my turn around time is better, my contractors are happier. We are getting more work because of the quick turn around, getting more local work now, LIFE IS GOOD.

From the looks of that ceiling it would appear that someone went in and did a drywall wall cut out patch job.

That 20k you said it was going to cost to repair, is that before 25% discount or after...LoL.

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This is the very reason i stopped doing favors, the hell with trying to keep these clowns happy. I come the conclusion they can take it or leave it, less company's means more focus on doing a better job. After dropping lps my turn around time is better, my contractors are happier. We are getting more work because of the quick turn around, getting more local work now, LIFE IS GOOD.

From the looks of that ceiling it would appear that someone went in and did a drywall wall cut out patch job.

That 20k you said it was going to cost to repair, is that before 25% discount or after...LoL.

Do they take a discount on a chargeback??? LOL! I bet they at least try!
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i see this everyday

i ee this everyday. the natinol has a co. they are making into a "big" vendor..well every dewint or wint we come to his horrible.. not drained, or broken pipes, or most seem to have had gravity drains.. we had one where they didnt put the rubber washer in the water meter and was leaking all over,, I sent an email to our field qc person saying come on.. this is just common sence.. I was told to mind my own.. so i noted the new damages,.. hardwood floor, carpet and cabinets are all water logged..

I have came across freeze damage, to not noting the damages.. only to find out there is no damages when they say the system doesn hold..

but hey if they want this "big" vendor to do all there work go right ahead.
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They MAY have winterized it but either forgot to turn the water off or someone turned it on. No way in hell a busted toilet tank would do that much damage to a floor when it thawed. That was water RUNNING for many days................
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They MAY have winterized it but either forgot to turn the water off or someone turned it on. No way in hell a busted toilet tank would do that much damage to a floor when it thawed. That was water RUNNING for many days................
I agree with this. I also wonder if the property was frozen when they winterized it? I had to do a couple of thaws this winter because the other contractor didn't have heaters. I was told by the client at that time that the were catching guys faking wints. Who knows?
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That's what it sounds like to me.

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I agree with this. I also wonder if the property was frozen when they winterized it? I had to do a couple of thaws this winter because the other contractor didn't have heaters. I was told by the client at that time that the were catching guys faking wints. Who knows?
I've run into a few faked wints this year. I saw a photo from one contractor who somehow magically got his 15 amp compressor to run on a 900 watt harbor freight generator. I'm sure I will get that de-wint job, can't wait.
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I've run into a few faked wints this year. I saw a photo from one contractor who somehow magically got his 15 amp compressor to run on a 900 watt harbor freight generator. I'm sure I will get that de-wint job, can't wait.
When you get $8.00 a wint you have to hit $100.00 properties a day to make any money. Who has time to drain a water heater?
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