adj 1. Done well: produced and completed with skill and professionalism
When we take on a task, we aim to complete the job in a satisfactory manner. Homeowners take pride in their properties and I surely believe desire any work done, either by them or by contractors, to reflect their pride of ownership. This should be especially true in those out of the way or not so visible areas. Just because you can't see something is no excuse to cut corners and perform sloppy work.
The other morning I was inspecting an older ranch home. Upon pulling up to the curb it was apparent, at least on the exterior it was well maintained. Newer roof, paint looked newer too, the shrubs just a little too mature, but well kept.
Entering the home I found it was vacant. Right off I noticed the kitchen had been given a face lift. I could also see and smell the hardwood floors had been refinished. Both bathrooms were also redone. All in all the work inside and out was good, without any issues.
That is until I opened the kitchen sink cabinet to inspect the plumbing. I was shocked, appalled by the work that had been done out of view. In spite of what the bottle of cleaner says, this work was not so fantastic.
It was not finished.
The first and most noticeable thing was the new wiring. Hard to miss that tangle of yellow spaghetti. Would anyone honestly believe that is finished or safe?
Looking under the new garbage disposer to the right, I found the contractor failed to install the wire connector. With all the loose tangled wires and an unprotected wire entering the unit, I believe it wouldn't be too long before the sheathing is rubbed through from bumping. After all no one goes under the sink cabinet too often, right?
But that is not the end. The cover over the junction box is open. It was made for two switches. It is low in the cabinet and could get wet. Or an object could find its way in through one of the openings. A cover without holes would be more sensible and safe.
And that is still not all. You may notice the clear tube next to and behind the electrical box. That is the dishwasher drain. It should be installed high up on the cabinet with a "high loop". The loop acts as a trap to prevent any gunk from the sink drain back flowing into the dishwasher.
There is some way to go before the work under this sink is finished.
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