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  1. #1
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    Default The Foreclosure Blues

    Real winner of a “winterizing” job at today’s foreclosure. First, badly burned the back of my hand on the boiler’s recirculating pump removing the boiler’s front cover – the idiots did not notice the power switch for the boiler was reversed (off was up) and the pump had run for two months with no water in the boiler – the pump housing measured 327F with the IR thermometer. Then, the client comes and tells me the WH is running… sure enough; the idiots had drained it, but not turned it off at the gas valve or the in-line valve in the supply line, and the burner had kicked on.

    "Welcome to our foreclosure!"

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    Default Re: The Foreclosure Blues

    There is no pride in taking care of a home anymore.

    We live in such a disposable society, that homes have become as such.

    Maintenance is a thing of the past and the larger the home, it seems to worsen.

    I know I have tried to move away from it or those who don't care about their homes, but it seems you can't run far enough.

    rick


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    Default Re: The Foreclosure Blues

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Hurst View Post
    There is no pride in taking care of a home anymore.
    rick
    Rick,

    I'm sure their Rebuttal would sound something like.

    ??? It Came on the Last Time I used IT!

    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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    Default Re: The Foreclosure Blues

    Well, now I truly HAVE seen everything...

    The clients walked on the property above, told me that I had not charged them enough for the value of the service they had received, and insisted on paying me what they thought the inspecton and report were actually worth...


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    Default Re: The Foreclosure Blues

    Yet another "Chicago Style Winterization" yesterday. Even the termites had left town for the winter. Plenty of "Caution Winterized" stickers, though.

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    Default Re: The Foreclosure Blues

    Michael, as much as I have complained about inspecting dumps like these as well, I would gladly be inspecting that house as opposed to what I have been inspecting lately which is nothing. Hopefully things will pick up a little bit now that the holidays have passed and the weather around here being pretty good.


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    Default Re: The Foreclosure Blues

    That toolbag on the window sill looks a bit like a purse.

    rick


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    Default Re: The Foreclosure Blues

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Hurst View Post
    That toolbag on the window sill looks a bit like a purse.

    rick
    European carry-all.


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    Default Re: The Foreclosure Blues

    You should have have seen the Realtor's "purse".

    Michael Thomas
    Paragon Property Services Inc., Chicago IL
    http://paragoninspects.com

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