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Harrisburg Pressure Washing Articles
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We’d had the exterior of the house painted twice previously, by companies other than ’s estimate came in at about the same amount as those two previous jobs and was significantly below two other estimates we received this summer. We told him so and allowed him to look at the job again. His second bid was 10% higher than the first but was still low enough to be worrisome given past experience. We eventually accepted his bid but we were prepared to unilaterally reduce the scope of work to help ensure a quality result on the scope that remained.
We never made it that far.
Which was a good thing because, in the two hours they were actually engaged in the job, they did a lot of damage to the house. Three-quarters of the windows screens they came near with the power washer had been shredded; no effort to remove or move them and no request that we do so. Significant sections of the wood had been gouged and/or feathered by too-high pressure applied at too-close a distance – they were removing far more than just dirt and paint. (Granted, it’s old wood on an old house but the extent of the damage should have told them they were using the wrong tool for the job.) An entire side of one
So we fired them.
That he did not have a
Overall experience was wonderful. An estimate was given and advised him had an event planned at our home and needed it done by a certain date. He did a phenomenal job with the power washing and staining. He kept his word and the job was completed in plenty of time for the event. I had several compliments at the event agout how nice the deck looked. I have recommended his service to other people and would utilize his services again,”
DO NOT HIRE THIS PERSON.
The business is basically one person. I had NO problem with his helper. Actually, the work the helper did far outweighed the work that
The "sub-contracting" that is done is for one of his friends that does work.
At one point, there was the main roofer with a helper, and there was
The roofer did work VERY hard. I had 4
One morning when the roofer gave
Other days he would leave early or go somewhere and come back. When the painting work got held up because the roofer was the one replacing wood around the windows
To this day, the job is still not done.
All the guys left my door open constantly. The electrical outlet was inside and the screen door didn't have spring to it. They just ignored that and left it wide open. One day when the roofer was there alone I stopped and the front door was propped all the way open. The back door was also. He had opened the front door and put the jam in the screen door so he could carry his wood out. It was open all day, feet from the
Right when it started raining during Hurricane
I did research and found out from a reputable company that looked at the paint cans
He was told by the paint company to use a masonry primer. Yes, he did use the correct primer. But he was to use the primer in the straight form out of the can.
When you paint asbestos shingles, which is highly recommended to seal in the fibers...you need to be very careful to NOT have paint runs on them. If you see runs, you need to get a brush or roller and cut it in so it doesn't run. I've got runs all over my house. It goes down the side of the house, then down the concrete wall at the bottom and then went onto the concrete porch and formed a puddle. I did get a company to look at it that is a reputable painter and as soon as he saw it he could tell the paint was thinned out.
At one point I told
He then told my husband that he was going to get the paint company to come out and look at it. This was during the heavy rains of
So...here I am. I have now sent him a certified letter for signature and this was on my list to do second. The Post Office tried to deliver my peice of mail at 9:15 this morning. Just like I figured he'd do....he either didn't answer the door or he was sleeping from his stooper and didn't hear it. If they can't get him to claim it in 15 days it will get returned to me. Needless to say, I am already preparing my next step. Why wait until the 15 days are up. Unfortunately right now I can't tell you what I am going to do next because he does have access to this site when his girlfriend pulls it up for him.
How can he honestly think that this is MY fault? I wish he would tell me. How did I make the paint not stick?
I seriously think that he has done this type of thing to so many people and they just let him get away with it. They don't know how to go through the process and don't know what to do. I feel sorry for all those people.
You see....in the last year and a half I have lost both my parents, both my in laws and my only brother.
No more. I now can't trust anyone anymore. He has ruined any trust I ever had and there ARE good contractors out there. Unfortunately for him he isn't one of them.
The whole time he was there he complained about money and being broke and not having jobs. I don't think he gets it. When you do a GOOD job for someone is when THEY will tell people. AND AT THE SAME TIME......when you do a BAD job for someone is when THEY will tell people too.
I'm truly confused why he wonders why he's not getting any calls!!
GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL.
A good painter is listed here on Angie's List. Last time I checked they had 9 rated A reports. In fact, I spoke to their paint supplier and they are VERY highly recommended and do a fantastic job. PLUS.....they don't take ANY money until the job is completely done. F, 1st in name.
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