posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 07:59 AM
Morning all. Over much discussion with my wife we came to a decision on this situation. I checked my in box and these folks replied that my price was
a little on the high side, but they could swing it. Then stated that they would have the place cleaned out by the months end. I let them know months
end was not going to work for me as I will be in the middle of a new project at the end of the month. A project that will last 5 weeks and I was
afraid I want be able to do the flooring install.
Then I let them know the following. Being licensed & insured in my state to perform work in my field, I was obligated to report un-safe living and
working conditions I may come across. That it was purly for my safety and a liability issue. I let them know the floor substructure was unsafe in the
kitchen area and that the bathroom floor was breaking through to the under the house area. I let them know whoever does the work will have to repair
all the issues I laid out.
I also told them someone from the county inspections dept will be making a visit out to address my concern. That I was obligated to report a hazzard
and unsafe conditions. Here's where I went under the table a bit. I called a friend who is a building inspector and his wife works for the county
health dept. I told Tim the whole story, explained my situation in it all and that I was concerned for these kids & dogs not really concerned about
I asked if he would go out & inspect, I had to go and fill out a official form outling my concern. I asked him to take your wife with you when you go,
she can & will do something I nor Tim are able to do. I can report, Tim can condem the house , but the wife has the real power here.She can address
the living conditions with the home owners, where I can't.
Guys I am in business, this could and probally will hurt my business in some way. Phone calls and bad reviews will come I know. But I feel I have done
all I can do in this. Tim will let me know the outcome, he assured me of this. He also said " It must be real bad , because I have never known you to
report any one for anything, ever. And we have known each other since 6th grade." I said it was as bad as I have ever encountered. I hope I did the
right thing. As far as out right calling DSS. I could not do that. What I did do works for me and allows me to have a clear concience about it all.
I just hope it all works out. If and when I hear any more about this, I will try to refresh the thread and let you all know. Thanks for the advice,
it helped a great deal in coming to a decision. PS. I have several friends who are inspectors in one dept or another, but I called Tim because Tim
is a dog guy, he owns and raises Chocolate Labs and I figured he would speak up about the conditions the dogs are in. Plus his wife is health
inspetor. So folks, did I do the right thing?