licensed professional: Unprofessional Plumbing Work - 01/18/17 02:49 AM
What I saw was unprofessional plumbing work.
The phone call said that a contractor (in the carpet industry) said he also did remodeling on the side and completely reworked two bathrooms.
The plumber that was sent was unfamiliar with the work he was asked to do, and did not appear to be licensed.  There were a few signs in that regard!
When one of the bathrooms was first used a stain was seen in the kitchen ceiling.
The contractor said it was because there was some water "left on the other side of the drywall" after the work was done and that it would not … (12 comments)

licensed professional: This Is An Electrical "Repair" You Will Not Believe - 06/21/16 08:52 PM
This is an electrical "repair" you will not believe.
This is so disheartening.  What good is a license in a trade if it is demonstrated over and over that it means nothing?  In recent years my problem with the trades is the absolute disappearance of professionalism.  I could point to many reasons for this, but let's just leave it at the word professionalism.
My clients had a house fire that necessitated pretty much a complete rebuild.  While some aspects of the house remained, they needed virtually new everything.
The restoration company they selected has given them problems from the start.  To say they have … (13 comments)

licensed professional: "All Repairs Done By Licensed Professionals, With Receipts Provided" - 07/26/12 08:30 PM
Pick your phrase when a sales contract's addendum identifies something and the seller agrees to get it done - all repairs done by licensed professional, with receipts provided."
It doesn't matter how you word it.  This phraseology is to prevent Uncle Bob from coming over and "fixing" something wrong.
SO WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU GET REPAIRS LIKE THIS, WITH A RECEIPT PROVIDED BY A LICENSED COMPANY?
Incredibly, you might be thinking you are looking at the same "repair."  NO!  These are two different "repairs!"
This roofer is consistent however - they look remarkably similar to three more "repairs" on … (25 comments)

 
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