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Andy Allen

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If your tiling a kitchen floor, would you remove the white goods...... washing machine, fridge freezer, oven....etc ..
 

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Nope. Not anymore.
Used to do. Learned that if I ask in advance, they'll get everything out.
And if I take them out they risk damage and leaks.
I'd rather just tile.
 

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I always ask customer to remove them, unless they are to old to.
more often then not I'd turn up to find they have not been removed
 

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I add that if I remove the white goods it is extra dosh........ customer 99% of the time, removes them.
 

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Every job different, some no chance... Others just help em out if they need it.. Think I've mentioned before about a small scratch on a stainless worktop end panel taking a range oven out, customer made me buy him a new one, so when it came to putting it back in asked him come out of work to shift it, huffing and puffing he tried to pick it up with the door and it shattered all over the floor... Karma restored!!
 
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Pulled the handle of an oven once getting it out...

Difficult to do as well if you work on your own, some of them washing machine are very heavy...
 

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Blinkin multitraders.
What's wrong with sticking to tiling?
:mad::mad::mad:
 

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Don't tell me you'd see a little old lady without a washing machine or starve to death cuz you didn't push her oven back in :)
Same little old lady would call me back if there's a problem with the decade's old crusty washer on the water inlet or a slight scratch on the cooker that had been there for years.

Let her starve I say!
 
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I find the older generation are the one's that get it out without a problem, if they can't do it they get ''auntie Jackie's sister's brother boy" to help them..

It's the younger generation that can't be bothered, looked at a job today, young couple, told them they would have to get the washing machine and fridge freezer out the way, you could clearly see it was beneath them to do it.......or they didn't have a clue....
 

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I politely ask the customer to remove white good prior to Tiling, if they are struggling or too old I will move them for them.
 

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Slightly different but I started a full kitchen renovation for customer who had gone away for a week and hadn’t bothered clearing any of the cupboards, spent the first half day packing bloody tins of food and cutlery in boxes. :mad::mad::mad:
 
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