WATER ALWAYS WINS
Done any plumbing, roof repairs, pool fixing, sump pump installation or bathroom tap replacement? Anytime you work with water you either go into the project knowing this fact or you walk away from the job knowing it…WATER ALWAYS WINS!
It’s the reason we write out the cheque for $160.00 to the plumber for the 15 minute repair job on the long weekend. WATER ALWAYS WINS.
Whenever I’m picking up stuff at the plumbing supply store, I don’t know if it’s my ignorance, my limited plumbing vocabulary or maybe it’s the fact that WATER ALWAYS WINS, but I always end up leaving Bartle and Gibsons with my tail between my leg, with more stuff than I actually need and ear and eye full of attitude from the over or under helpful salesperson.
I suspect they are saying to each other behind my back as I walk out the door “He’ll be back. Water Always Wins.”
Bought a house lately? Walked through a “professionally finished” basements? Done any renos recently? Hired any skilled tradesmen for strategic parts of the project? When it's got be be done right, when it’s got to look good, when it can’t leak, when it has to work, you'll either do it right the first, second or third time or you'll hire a professional. As the pros say from the sideline, “you can pay me now or you can pay me later.” WATER ALWAYS WINS. ELECTRICITY ALWAYS WINS. TRIM ALWAYS WINS.
When it has to be done right, on time, the first time, consider hiring a pro.
They’re more available these days. Their fees are negotiable. Their workmanship will be what you expect. Remember it’s not what you expect, it’s what you inspect. Don’t sign off or shell out any money until you’ve had a long look at the work and the workmanship. Don’t pay until they produce. Whoever has the money has the power.
Bob the builder chants “Can we build it? Yes we can!” I love that “can do” attitude. But when you just can’t do it hire the pros. They can. It has something to do with the right tools, the right training, the right experience.
If you are going to tackle something new, here’s a tradesman tip from my ole buddy Ron Saul:
“Every job’s got the price of a tool in it.”
“Drip…drip….drip….Water Always Wins.”
ACTION QUESTION FROM COACH LORNE
You're just not getting around to doing it, so, who do you need to talk to so you will be comfortable hiring the right person to do the job right?