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  1. #1
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    Default I need to raise my prices

    I should reserve the right to tack on a hazardous duty surcharge.

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    Default Re: I need to raise my prices

    Gee Matt, what are you talking about?

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    Default Re: I need to raise my prices

    What was "This Side"? What a disaster that place is.

    Jim Robinson
    New Mexico, USA

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    Meth lab????


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    Looks like some Temple University frat houses I've seen.

    "It takes a big man to cry. It takes an even bigger man to laugh at that man". - Jack Handey

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    Default Re: I need to raise my prices

    Shoulda bought a backhoe when you had the chance.

    John Kogel, RHI, BC HI Lic #47455
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    I always wonder why they want to pay for an inspection on places like that.

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    Default Re: I need to raise my prices

    Maybe you should charge less, since there is less to do. No windows to check for operation, no electric to look at in detail, no appliances to look at if functional and so on.... Looks like a sight seeing trip...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Garry Sorrells View Post
    Maybe you should charge less, since there is less to do. No windows to check for operation, no electric to look at in detail, no appliances to look at if functional and so on.... Looks like a sight seeing trip...
    I have to agree. Looks like the walls are in pretty good condition for the anger that was in that home. Most expensive repair looks like the electrical (never seen that done before). The reason a HI is needed is to determine the extent of the damage. I had one a couple of years ago where the water heater had been removed and when the city turned on the water the house was drenched. Water sprayed on the ceiling and walls before they turned it back off. Now that was a mess! Oh ya, and there was a pile of human crap at the front door.

    The beatings will continue until morale has improved. mgt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vern Heiler View Post
    I had one a couple of years ago where the water heater had been removed and when the city turned on the water the house was drenched. Water sprayed on the ceiling and walls before they turned it back off.
    Or the drains plugged and the water turned on before leaving.
    *check the drywall a foot or lower with a moisture meter.

    It Might have Choked Artie But it ain't gone'a choke Stymie! Our Gang " The Pooch " (1932)
    Billy J. Stephens HI Service Memphis TN.

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    I was actually only there to do a crawl space pest/dry rot inspection on 14 units. This was the unit with the access hatch. Of course, there was no power and it's funny.... I just snapped a few pictures to document things and didn't even realize just how bad it was until I got home since it was totally dark


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    Wimps!
    I once had a second attempt inspection at a townhouse in Woodbridge VA. When I got there the real estate agent was standing outside and wouldn't let me go in the house. It seems someone had broken out a window and she was afraid someone may still be inside. She had called the police. Well, in the best "Cops" format, the police showed up and went in with guns drawn. In the mean time I had sidled over to the broken window and found a pair of sunglasses and blood on the broken glass in the window and on the ground. I knew no one was inside and they never got in. The window was a metal frame with clip locks at the bottom. The really smart attempting burglar had broken the glass at mid window and lo and behold the lock wasn't there. It was at the bottom of the window. The fool tried to reach through the broken glass down to the lock clips and must have slit the heck out of his arm. Longer story abbreviated - no one was found inside and since the AC wasn't working in mid summer, I had to put an ice pack on the thermostat to get the furnace to start.

    I've seen worse than in the pictures. Short sales and estate sales. The estate sales were the worst. The family's had come in and trashed the place from one end to the other looking for something they may want to keep.

    The above statements are expressed solely as my opinion and in all probability will conflict with someone else's.
    Stu, Fredericksburg VA

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    I wear a respirator and latex gloves if there is rotting garbage thrown about, and/or excessive human or animal excrement on the floors and walls.

    Mike Lamb
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lamb View Post
    I wear a respirator and latex gloves if there is rotting garbage thrown about, and/or excessive human or animal excrement on the floors and walls.
    Try as I might, I just can't let this stand without saying something.
    Got pictures?

    ' correct a wise man and you gain a friend... correct a fool and he'll bloody your nose'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lamb View Post
    ... and/or excessive human or animal excrement on the floors and walls.
    Yeesh, I'd wear one with minimal human excrement.

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    Default Re: I need to raise my prices

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Cantrell View Post
    Got pictures?
    Probably. I should have a distressed buildings file.

    Mike Lamb
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