FAQ - While you are here, can you also take a look at something else?

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FAQ - While you are here, can you also take a look at something else?

 

Plumbing repairs in SacramentoYou call a contractor and the repair work begins, you feel comfortable with him, and you’d like some additional work done. It makes sense, he’s there anyway and probably more than happy to help out.

This question comes up a lot!

Why didn’t you request this earlier? It is my guess that if the contractor is new to the client, they may not yet be sure that they will want them around any longer than they have already committed to. If the contractor is polite, clean, and well behaved then maybe we will have him look at some other things that need to be repaired.

The benefits of the contractor knowing in advance of the possible jobs that he may be doing are numerous. It is best if the entire project is known ahead of time.

Electrical repairs in SacramentoYou may save some money – If the contractor can get all the things done without making a additional trips, you are saving him time and fuel. I may not have time to leave and get the additional supplies that I could have gotten that morning.

You may save some time – If you have to make arrangement with the dog, or meeting at the site. You will not have to do this as often, the job can be done sooner.

You may be making the contractors job easier – Many professionals will not admit this but if you treat him with respect and trust; that goes a long way with many in the trades.

 

My job is to get your work done quickly and efficiently, don’t be the weakest link in me getting that done. Help me to be a better contractor; get everything on the table early so I can do what I do best.

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Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Tom,

Kinda like a Realtor being at the home to let me in.

Then being late and saying "Just come by and pick up a key" Really?

I hate that. Being on top of what's going on is the best way to be. Everyone saves time and money.

Have a great day working in the Sacramento area.

Best, Clint McKie

Aug 20, 2013 08:14 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Good advice Tom.  I've found myself guilty of saying "while you are here" but it's not intentional.  

Aug 20, 2013 08:27 PM #2
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
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Great advice AD Model.  Don't you love looking inside the cabinet to see a receptacle on the wall just under all the water!?

Aug 20, 2013 08:39 PM #3
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Lenn Harley
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Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

HA!  I suspect that additional work is not mentioned because they figure that, once the contractor is already there, they'll take care of these "little things" at little or no cost. 

Aug 20, 2013 09:23 PM #4
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

This is something that many homeowners wouldn't have realized...the other side of the story!

Aug 20, 2013 09:27 PM #5
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
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Good morning Tom. Yes this is a real question and happens a lot for the reasons you mention. Good point. Suggested.

Aug 20, 2013 09:50 PM #6
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Clint - That does happen sometimes doesn't it?

Aug 20, 2013 11:35 PM #7
Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
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Roger - Many times we think of things that need fixing while other things are being done.

Aug 20, 2013 11:39 PM #8
Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
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Jay Man - Two powerful forces - Water and Electricity - within inches of each other!

Aug 20, 2013 11:39 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Lenn - That happen a lot too! But not a FAQ!  :)

Aug 20, 2013 11:40 PM #10
Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Sharon - It is something to think about isn't it?

Aug 20, 2013 11:41 PM #11
Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Sheila - Thanks for the suggestion! The Question comes up nearly everytime I go out.

Aug 20, 2013 11:41 PM #12
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Brad MacKenzie
Brad MacKenzie - Duxbury, MA
Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore

That is an odd way that some people operate. I can understand it sometimes; other times, people seem constitutionally predisposed to this sort of sideways approach.

Aug 21, 2013 02:12 AM #13
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Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

Tom -- as you note, if you know all the things they are concerned about, you can make sure you have most of the needed materials with you, even if you don't normally carry them around all the time.

Aug 21, 2013 03:27 AM #14
Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

It takes all kinds, we just need to figure out who is who Brad.  :)

Aug 21, 2013 01:08 PM #15
Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
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Knowing ahead of time just makes a lot of sense Steven.

Aug 21, 2013 01:09 PM #16
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