How clean should a contractor leave a house when finished
Originally posted by Deborah B.:And for the love of someone. take your coke/coffee cups with you when you go. especially the ones with tobacco spit and cigarette butts in them. Of course, that might be regional.
No it not regional. I yet to see a job site with smoking that doesn end up with butts on the ground. I manage projects for clients on a large michael kors outlet online family compound and I don allow smoking by anyone, anywhere on the 2 acre property. The crew butts are on the ground right michael kors outlet online outside the gate on the public sidewalk.
On my last rehab/resale I hired my agent to manage the rehab. The GC he uses also owns a cleaning company. I didn write a check for labor until the job was finished. The rehab was entirely completed, and cleaned top to bottom michael kors outlet online AND the windows washed. No trash anywhere on the property. It was like a miracle. They set a new standard for me.
Speaking of trash: I now require that the contractors and subs to remove all of their own demo debris and trash as part of the bid. No dumpsters, unless they order one, and they can use any cans on the property. Painting crews are horrible about this where I am, so I lock or hide the cans. Marie Poe, do you mean the contractors cannot use existing dumpsters or trash cans on the property? That makes sense to me. Glad you pointed it out b/c I wouldn have thought of it ahead of time!
Fortunately, I have a contract with 35% of the payment coming at the end . so if there a lot of trash or debris, that last check isn being cut until the garbage is outta there!
Originally posted by Karin DiMauro:
And K. Marie Poe, do you mean the contractors cannot use existing dumpsters or trash cans on the property? That makes sense to me. Glad you pointed it out b/c I wouldn have thought of it ahead of time!
Yup, that exactly what I mean. Trash/debris hauling is now required to be included in any quote for my jobs. If there is a demo quote (trash, flooring, sheetrock), the contractor needs to order and pay for the dumpster if they need/want one. A lot of crews in my farm are used to hauling and have trailers. They can try to go crazy on the mark up for trash removal. But usually they want the job and will make their son or brother or cousin haul everything in a trailer to the dump. $100 versus $350 500. Roofers already order their own dumpsters or bring trailers where I am. Carpet guy always take the old car michael kors outlet online pet (even if they didn remove it, I ask the demo crew to set it aside for when the new flooring comes.) The painters, plumbers and electricians are harder to train because they been spoiled. Their crews often create a ton of debris but aren used to removing it, even when the removal was included in the quote (even if it only one or two 30 gallon contractor trash bags). They have trucks, they have guys, they know where the dump is. I show no mercy.