Amazingly It Both Sucks And Blows!

As you know, we had a new bathroom fitted over Easter. It's great. We are really happy with it.

In our old bathroom we used to get little spots of black mould above the shower, so we thought we would have an extractor fan fitted there to fix this issue. The fitters put in a very nice droplight/extractor fan.

When they first showed it to me working I heard a little rattle coming from it, the same rattle that you hear from a PC fan when it is about to fail.

"That fan is about to fail." I said.

"Nah, they all sound like that at first. It will settle down" came the reply.

So, a week later, when the fan had failed, I called the fitter and asked him to come and fix it. I won't go into the fact that he promised to do it on Tuesday but never turned up or phoned so Victoria stayed in all day for nothing and Alice missed her swimming. In the end I had to work from home yesterday (Thursday) and my god he actually turned up.

He fixed the fan which took about 2 hours as he had to go and buy the part after poking around for 30 minutes and left in the knowledge of a job well done.

I was having a shower this morning and was admiring the new, quiet extractor fan when I noticed that it was not in fact sucking at all, but blowing the steam back down into the bath!

How useless are these people?

I will be phoneing 'Andy' this morning to ask him to return, again!!

Victoria and I are getting a bit sick of these bathroom fitters. When the bathroom was first being fitted the workmen were clean, friendly and worked hard. We then had a gap to get the tiling done and when they returned to fit the shower/radiator etc they were surley, stroppy and acting like we had offered them a shit sandwich instead of the cake Victoria had been feeding them. They then said they were not taking the rubbish away and they then charged me an additional £120 for some undisclosed reason. After this we have the fan issues and the fact that 'Andy' just didn't turn up or phone on Tuesday and we have a bad experience.

I can't work out what is wrong with these people. They have the skills and do great work but as soon as you give them a cheque (even if it is not for the full amount)they can't be arsed.

My family, who have had more work done on their houses than me, all say that all workmen are the same and you have to put up with it as there are not enough plumbers etc about. Bollocks I say. In every other business you have to be friendly and polite to get by, why not bathroom fitters, builders etc?

Anyway, that is my rant over.

I should have called this post 'Plumber Review' and had one word in it : SHIT!

I'll let you know what 'Andy' says when I call him this morning.


Tony Ruscoe said…
When we had our bathroom refitted, the guy who did it all on his own was friendly, more than reasonably priced and even came back to reseal the bath and replace some pipe work free of charge a few months later.

Had I written a post reviewing his workmanship, I certainly wouldn't have had to label the post with "wankers"!

Sounds like you and your family have just been unlucky...
The Author said…
When I had my bedroom window repaired the workman tramped mud all over my carpets and when I asked him what he was planning to do it about it - he said that as they were my carpets it was my problem. If I have workmen in I have to take Valium.

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