A Short Week, Emergencies Grow in Urgency. Be respectful!

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A Short Week, Emergencies Grow in Urgency.

Be respectful!

 

As we move into the holidays, we get to experience the joy and love of family and friends. Many of us get the opportunity to both travel to other homes as well as play host to visitors ourselves. There can be some stress involved with all this merriment.

It has been our experience that the emergency calls that we get during the holiday season can be the most stressful for the client and us. For the client, it is a matter of having a problem with the guests coming or already in the home. Imagine having a bathroom out of commission with out-of-town guests staying with you. Or having the heater go out on Christmas Day. This can be troublesome.

For the contractor, the stress not only lies in the disruption of his own holiday but in knowing that a very real problem exists at a bad time for someone else.

I may be the contractor called to fix that bathroom problem that you are having, that means that I am leaving my home and guests to fix it. Even if it is not on the holiday, the short work week adds to the pressure of getting things done. The scheduling can be a bit tight in getting all the emergencies done on short notice.

Of course the contractor knows that you are celebrating the holidays and need to have your home functioning at its best for the guests. Any contractor with a smidgen of respect wants to get things all squared away before the busy days for you. Remember that the contractor is there to solve the problem, he was not likely the source of it. Be respectful of his time and efforts to solve your emergency repair.

 

 

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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Seems like stuff always happens at the most inopportune time and becomes an emergency, I sure hope people are respectful of your time during the holidays.

Nov 24, 2014 11:26 PM #1
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Jon Kolsky
Kolsky Realty & Management - Long Beach, CA
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366 ~ I can tell you love what you do and you enjoy helping those in need... And I know for a fact "you" always do your best to help out those in need, especially during the Holidays

Nov 25, 2014 01:21 AM #2
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Debbie Gartner
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Oh yes, I can relate to this so well. This is our busiest time of year, right before Thanksgiving and everything seems to be an emergency.  For us, it would really help if people just planned ahead and ordered in mid Oct.

Nov 25, 2014 09:50 AM #3
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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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Brian England - I think things will work out if everyone plays fair.  :)

 

Nov 25, 2014 11:06 AM #4
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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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Jon Kolsky - I think you are on to something my friend.

 

Nov 25, 2014 11:07 AM #5
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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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Debbie Gartner -I bet you get this all the time.

Nov 25, 2014 11:07 AM #6
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Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

Down here I am finding that it takes MONTHS to get windows replaced! I miss the good old days where there wasn't a permit needed and you could do what you wanted to your own home. Now they measure to see what percentage of the homes windows you are replacing to determine the type of glass required. It takes so long to get through the process!

Nov 25, 2014 11:15 AM #7
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
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Hello Tom,

Yes, everyone needs to remember that if their Holiday is being disrupted by an emergency...so is the person's that is working to resolve the problem!  Be respectful and thankful for their time and expertise!

Nov 25, 2014 11:23 AM #8
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Tom well said too often people become so "entitled" what if you just did not respond then they would be SOL and realize what a great service and sacrifice you are doing....Have a quiet Thanksgiving, Endre

Nov 25, 2014 01:10 PM #9
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I think you nailed it on the head Lisa Von Domek , thanks for the comment!  :)

Nov 25, 2014 01:51 PM #10
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