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    Quote Originally Posted by BCMS View Post
    Smashing $1700 worth of safety glass window with a gum nut hidden in long grass in a new property I have picked up on the first visit.
    This is after doing a careful lap of the complex and removing all the builders rubble from the lawns.
    Did you put this back on them BCMS
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    Getting sprayed with dog **** while whippersnipping edges first lawn of the day. That makes me very grumpy

    Did it taste good?

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    Did it taste good?
    You can normally tell when it is PAL DOG FOOD
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    I have to wear it this time Bluey.
    I always charge extra than a quoted standard service for the first visit to a newly built complex. Often 3 to 4 times a standard service price as I know how slack builders are and how much crap they leave around the place. I thought I had cleared it all but unfortuneately one gumnut got by my inspection run.
    It's a good contract though with a great client that will earn me plenty once we get it up to spec.
    Still sucks to flush a couple of days profits on one stuff up. And it is the first window I personally have ever broken.
    Live and learn I guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCMS View Post
    I have to wear it this time Bluey.
    I always charge extra than a quoted standard service for the first visit to a newly built complex. Often 3 to 4 times a standard service price as I know how slack builders are and how much crap they leave around the place. I thought I had cleared it all but unfortuneately one gumnut got by my inspection run.
    It's a good contract though with a great client that will earn me plenty once we get it up to spec.
    Still sucks to flush a couple of days profits on one stuff up. And it is the first window I personally have ever broken.
    Live and learn I guess
    Do u have Insurance?

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    I do.
    Will be contacting them tomorrow to see how claiming would effect my premiums.
    If it raises the premiums too much it isn't worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawnmowing Wheelers Hill View Post
    You can normally tell when it is PAL DOG FOOD
    It was a shocker. A hidden little land mine. The people dont even own a dog ohhh OHH NO PLEASE tell me in wasn't human $@#T

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluey View Post
    Yes your right. We need to cover ourselves for this. I don't have a lot of commercial clients but all I have I have a contract with. The Americans do it for residential lawns and I can see some merit in that too.
    I have a standard customer agreement that i have for all my clients, it points out stuff like termination of services, payments, frequency of services etc. Had it looked over by a legal beagal and gave it the thumbs up....So now, no sign no services.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gremlins Property Services View Post
    I have a standard customer agreement that i have for all my clients, it points out stuff like termination of services, payments, frequency of services etc. Had it looked over by a legal beagal and gave it the thumbs up....So now, no sign no services.
    would u be able to post up the form so we can see how it all looks

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    Again !! and there is more rain forecast for tomorrow.
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    Again !! and there is more rain forecast for tomorrow.
    yuk..... .....

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    Again !! and there is more rain forecast for tomorrow.
    Ever get that sinking feeling? Least it wasn't still there for the second photo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCMS View Post
    I do.
    Will be contacting them tomorrow to see how claiming would effect my premiums.
    If it raises the premiums too much it isn't worth it.
    I feel 4 u BCMS, what happens if u've missed another one
    , u really need to talk to them about this.
    There's nothing u can put into place to stop it happening again, thats the problem!
    If there's such thing as an accident, this is it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gcsmow View Post
    Again !! and there is more rain forecast for tomorrow.
    Air down, lock the hubs & put it into low range.
    Ever thought about fitting a winch??????
    Oh, let me guess..................your in OLD?????
    Cheers Fred.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCMS View Post
    I have to wear it this time Bluey.
    I always charge extra than a quoted standard service for the first visit to a newly built complex. Often 3 to 4 times a standard service price as I know how slack builders are and how much crap they leave around the place. I thought I had cleared it all but unfortuneately one gumnut got by my inspection run.
    It's a good contract though with a great client that will earn me plenty once we get it up to spec.
    Still sucks to flush a couple of days profits on one stuff up. And it is the first window I personally have ever broken.
    Live and learn I guess
    I can understand your not wanting to put them off side. I personally think it should go back on them. I have a clause in all my quotes that says any breakages that occur from items hidden in the grass becoming projectiles we will not cover. When I get a new client I go through this with them and particularly if it is overgrown or with rubble around. Gravel in garden beds or scoria or big wood chips all fall into the bracket. Anything really. I did this after I replaced an $800 sliding door that I broke with with a toy truck that was hidden in the long grass. I thought about it afterwards and it was not my fault. I have never had one problem from then on. But touch wood have not broken another window either
    Cheers

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