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yeshuaisiam

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Just had a guy text me who was a medical doctor.

He said his water heater broke, and they got all the water shut off. He had 2 rooms that were "soaked" with water.

I told him that I charge $125 per room for emergency water removal. I would give him priority and re-schedule all the other appointments I had to immediately remove the water - and "will come RIGHT NOW". I thought this was a STEAL.

He came back and said "he is working with several quotes and my quote is twice the price as everybody else".

I laughed at first, then it kind of freaked me....

Do people really sit there for a couple of hours figuring up quotes for water removal? Standing water only damages a home further, I can't imagine it at all. If it was my home I MAY call 2 people, perhaps 3... If one seemed ridiculous that is... But if somebody was like "I will come right now", that kind of service costs IMHO.

Was this a ridiculous quote, because he sure made me feel that way?
 

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Just had a guy text me who was a medical doctor.

He said his water heater broke, and they got all the water shut off. He had 2 rooms that were "soaked" with water.

I told him that I charge $125 per room for emergency water removal. I would give him priority and re-schedule all the other appointments I had to immediately remove the water - and "will come RIGHT NOW". I thought this was a STEAL.

He came back and said "he is working with several quotes and my quote is twice the price as everybody else".

I laughed at first, then it kind of freaked me....

Do people really sit there for a couple of hours figuring up quotes for water removal? Standing water only damages a home further, I can't imagine it at all. If it was my home I MAY call 2 people, perhaps 3... If one seemed ridiculous that is... But if somebody was like "I will come right now", that kind of service costs IMHO.

Was this a ridiculous quote, because he sure made me feel that way?
He's a Moron Bro! Your price was Fine!
 

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100 bucks and hour for extractions, this is with a TM.
Rent out equipment.
 
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"Oh....you're a Medical Doctor, let me get out my self-important calculator". Since most extraction companies charge by time...your are being feed bs about their rates. I don't work for obviously dishonest people!
 

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"Oh....you're a Medical Doctor, let me get out my self-important calculator". Since most extraction companies charge by time...your are being feed bs about their rates. I don't work for obviously dishonest people!
Huh? Over my head Mitch...Please explain...!
 

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Nice knowledge! Well it's almost sharkin' season , so I put up a fishing pic. I go out to Tomales Bay, about 45 minutes away. If you check out my youtube site prosteam47 my youngest son is on video trying to catch them with his bare hands. We are in a school of about 100 of them in the video.
 
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Just had a guy text me who was a medical doctor.

He said his water heater broke, and they got all the water shut off. He had 2 rooms that were "soaked" with water.

I told him that I charge $125 per room for emergency water removal. I would give him priority and re-schedule all the other appointments I had to immediately remove the water - and "will come RIGHT NOW". I thought this was a STEAL.

He came back and said "he is working with several quotes and my quote is twice the price as everybody else".

I laughed at first, then it kind of freaked me....

Do people really sit there for a couple of hours figuring up quotes for water removal? Standing water only damages a home further, I can't imagine it at all. If it was my home I MAY call 2 people, perhaps 3... If one seemed ridiculous that is... But if somebody was like "I will come right now", that kind of service costs IMHO.

Was this a ridiculous quote, because he sure made me feel that way?
tell him to get a Shop Vac and F right Off!
 
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This is a tactic used by property managers to try and get you to drop your price...hate those deushce bags! the nerve it takes to try and rip off a carpet cleaner by using this tactic is sickening... people like this deserve a bait and switch...
 

aloha one

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Nice knowledge! Well it's almost sharkin' season , so I put up a fishing pic. I go out to Tomales Bay, about 45 minutes away. If you check out my youtube site prosteam47 my youngest son is on video trying to catch them with his bare hands. We are in a school of about 100 of them in the video.
Dang! Step up to the BULLS! They dont Bite they take CHUNKS!
 

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This is a tactic used by property managers to try and get you to drop your price...hate those deushce bags! the nerve it takes to try and rip off a carpet cleaner by using this tactic is sickening... people like this deserve a bait and switch...
Emergency Water Removal is something you definitely don't want to dicker around with trying to save a few bucks! The dumb ass is risking mold and rot damage! What a moron!
 
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aloha one

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This is a tactic used by property managers to try and get you to drop your price...hate those deushce bags! the nerve it takes to try and rip off a carpet cleaner by using this tactic is sickening... people like this deserve a bait and switch...
AMEN my Man!
 

aloha one

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Ah so so been a rough few months slaving for da man you know... people being tight...but had a good solid 1300 day today..
Dang Brah..Way to Go Amigo! Damn I wish I had met you earlier! Never Know..What life Brings eh Brudda!