Friend of mine had a massave water damage leak at his home. He had been gone for two weeks to find a supply water line serving the toilet broken spewing water like a fountain. You could have floated a boat in that house. TOTAL LOSS of building contents & sheetrock including the ceiling sheetrock, cabinets, etc.....
A restoration company has removed the sheetrock and pretty much cleaned the place up & dried it out. They billed his insurance company for the work and my buddy also received a nice check for damages - he had great insurance by the way.
He wanted me to take a look at the hvac system. The existing gas furnace up flow in a closet was gone as was the floor it sat on. The cooling coil was still there, supply plenum & flexible duct system. The refrigerant lines were butchered/torn in half and left open to the world....an no the service valves were NOT closed at the 042 3 yr. old Goodman outdoor unit. Drain line to the evap was BROKEN off, not cut. The flexible gas line was left dangling ...gas was not capped...gas stop at the appliances and at the meter were closed though. The flexible ducts were laying on the ceiling joists & sagging pretty bad as I looked up to view them. I pushed on the sagging parts and they were ALL full of water...bunches of it....Pwhewwww stunk too.
Now my friend has signed the check over to the restoration company already.... He paid for clean up which was all done ok except for the a/c system. Now he has refrigerant oil & a duct system full of moisture. O yeah, did I mention the evap. was turned 90° in the closet so the access panel is facing the wall? Yeah, nice huh? So pretty much he is going to have to pay to remove this evap, plenum, & duct system when it should have been done and paid for by insurance.
How are these restoration companies getting away with hiring hacks to remove these closet systems? Obviously it was done by grunts.
I forgot to take my camera ......I am just sick about it too. I could really stirr up some trouble then