Anyone going to Texas?

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  1. Desk Jockey
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    The problem is that it sounds much more glamorous than it is.

    What is needed is gutting of all affected materials. Carpet, pad, drywall, then wash down, then dry (if power is restored).

    Meanwhile where do you stay? Do they have power, water, food, fuel?

    Payment? Who can you trust? I'd be Leary of being a sub unless you know the company. I've heard many a first hand story of how the insurance company or property manager shorted the invoice. Shit rolls downhill and you didn't get what you thought you were.

    Just go in aware if you go.
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    I know several smart hard working guys who have lost their shirts doing the "chase".
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    "The problem is that it sounds much more glamorous than it is."
    True. I worked the Mississippi River flood back in 1993. I still remember the smell of dead fish as long as my leg lying in the middle of the street rotting, and the sight of coffins popping up out of the ground and floating in the river. I felt sorry for those National Guard troops that were charged with retrieving the bodies. They didn't sign up for that.
    A disaster area is something to see, and something you never forget.
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    "Payment? Who can you trust?"
    I go for Doctor offices first. They write you a check, and it's good.
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    Remember most all of the damage will be rising water so no coverage outside of fed flood insurance.

    we only work for businesses.
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    They suck, we don't work for them. Too many "We don't pay" line items. I suppose they have their reasons but in the end the restorer is the one taking the hit.
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    We're leaving Saturday morning for Texas. Headed towards Houston, but will be going through Louisiana on I-10 west, so we'll stop wherever we're needed.
    I'll let you guys know how it's going at some point. Just hoping we can get a motel room somewhere within a couple of hours of the Houston area.
    If you are in that area, pm me, and I'll pay cash for referrals.
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    Good luck!
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    Let art looking for a hotel right now. And book it right now if available.
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    How many pieces are you coming with and how many dudes?
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    I have it on good authority that this will go down as the most costly water damage in history
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    Hey Michael, we're not big, just getting started. I've got 12 xxl dehu's and 47 air movers, a couple of air scrubbers and generators. That's about all I can get in my 14 foot box truck anyway. There will be three of us. I know that's not enough equipment to get rich with, but.... I've invested about 100k (cash) so far and it would be nice if I could get it back the first 4-6 weeks we're in business.
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    Also have an xtreme xtractor w/vac pack and another flood pumper and 2 sump pumps. I've got two Injectidry floor drying systems but will probably leave them here.
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    Stevie, when you get here, PM me if you need some extra laborers. I've got a surpluss of people here cause I'm waiting on a couple big commercial jobs. So we have too many people for the residential jobs. With 3 or 4 extra laborers you can finish the gut in 6-7 hours
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    I didn't see this before. I went to work for the devil 3 months ago. I originally took a spot as a business development manager. Now I am running this storm for the green devil.

    Lockhart are you down here?
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    I sold my first 1.5 million dollar job. Aren't I awesome?
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