Yesterday, I entered a crawl space and ended up laying in a puddle of bleach on the vapor barrier. My monogrammed shirt was ruined (I had on coveralls, but it soaked through). Seems the owner had sprayed everything down with bleach (to remove spiders he said afterwards) and didn’t tell me anything about it. I didn’t smell it because I had a respirator on.
I expect to have losses to my equipment and clothing due to normal wear and tear. I do not expect to have to encounter bleach and eat those costs. I didn’t realize the issue until I got home and took off my clothes.
How would you handle? I feel like the seller is responsible, but don’t know how to get him to pay. I would like someone to pay. Am I making a mountain out of a molehill?
This is a new Realtor for me. But she beat me down on the price and left her former inspector over my $25 discount. Therefore, I have little expectation that she’ll be loyal to me. I’ve never met her. This was only a $275 inspection for me–the shirt loss ate about 10% of that.