I had a customer call me today quite agitated that i did not specifically remark that the hot and cold water supply pipes under the kitchen sink should be replaced. I typically don’t miss things like that but the house was riddled with hard water problems. I indicated in the report the water softener did not appear to be working and that all the faucets and plumbing fixtures need to be replaced apparently due to the quality of the water. this all stemmed from a leak which was found in the boiler room which they claim i should have suspected because there was a bucket in the boiler room. At the time of inspection there was no leak in the boiler room and I have no idea why the bucket was there.
Anyway, the plumber indicated the pipes under the kitchen sink were in bad shape and needed to be replaced. I went there with the plumber today and, although the pipes had corossion on them, there is no way i could readily ascertain their quality. Anyway, the plumber told me it would be a $150 bill to replace the hot and cold wated supply lines. Plumber was pretty good about telling me about his dicussion wioth the owner and, once he saw my report, commended me on the items i did pick up and report on. He did admit saying to the owner (yesterday) that I should have mentioned something abpout the pipes under the sink.
Owner is a real drama queen, perhaps the witchiest female i ever met (even worse than my ex-wife). I am considering paying the $150 bill but am afraid it might set a precedent and cause further grief down the road.