I honestly tried to walk.

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  1. Nomad74
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    Well, once again I got another urine hole. The owners are trying to sell the house and wanted the carpets cleaned. I walked in and was immediately hit with dog and urine odor. The carpet looked horrible. The last renter had lived their 8 years and never had the place cleaned.

    After doing my inspection I flat out told them I couldn’t clean the place and they really needed to repalce the carpet. I pointed out the heavy wear and the delaminated seams. I explained the wear portions will alway look dark.

    The guy looked totally distraught and asked if I could just make it look better. I said I could clean it, but the carpet was just so worn out, they need to rip it out. Reluctantly I agreed to “clean” it and made clear it was against my better judgment. I did not do any urine work. It just wouldn't have been worth my time or his budget.

    I almost quit and walked out after the first room. I was just so pissed at this neglected worn out poly carpet.

    It’s really hard for me to walk away when the owner is pretty much begging my to do anything I can to make it look better. I really tried to walk away. It did come out better than expected, but I know it’s still loaded with urine. All is documented in the invoice and I made him initial next to the part agreeing it should be replaced.

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    You should let Jimmy smell your vacuum cleaner.
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    It does look a lot better

    But I dont get someone trying to flip a house without spending a few $k knowing that they will generally make more by replacing than not.

    Admittedly I dont know your property market
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    The owner wants to give a carpet credit to the new buyer but just wanted it look better for showing. If it were me I would have just ripped it all out.
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    yeah I ripped the carpet out of a bedroom for an older guy where his ailing bedridden wife had been so he could sell up

    there was no loving ripping that carpet out but the bare floorboards looked better than the carpet
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    You used your vac on that?:eekk:
    do you carry two vacs on the van?

    .L.T.A.
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    WHY ON EARTH DID YOU VACUUM THAT?

    IDIOT!
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    Not me I explain I can clean it and it will look better BUT the smell is forever replace the carpet to fix the problem. jz.
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    I think you did what you could, Damon. No telling what the owner has been through. It looks a LOT better.
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    Yes I vacuumed. I vac and edge everything. So many push pins, screws, dog hair, and candy wrappers. You gotta vac.

    I will be holding a MB auction for the filled Vac bag. Bidding starts at $1
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    so what was the tool box for?
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    Does the bag swivel?
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    Just saw this.

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    If it smells it won't sell.


    Clean sells.
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    You win. Pm me your address.
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    is that a devastator wand?
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    Yes, That is wand #3. I'm too poor to get the latest and greatest model. But my wand still kicks ass.
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    anyone bring a vac like that into my house....I'd punch them in the stomach so hard they'd puke

    ..LT.A.
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