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Safeguard Properties Contractors Beware, Dangerous business practices Ohio
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I have been working as a subcontractor inspecting foreclosed homes for a company called “safeguard properties” for about a year. Their business practices have me concerned for my health and safety; as well as the health and safety of other hundreds or maybe even thousands of subs they have working for them throughout the country. I have recently become ill and I’m concerned that it may be mold related.
As an inspector, they send me to look through foreclosed homes and assess the condition and value. My concern is that they continue to send me to homes that I have already told them could be dangerous or hazardous without doing any repairs or warning me or the other inspectors that there still is a problem. Here are some examples:
I told them (in writing and with photographic evidence) on numerous occasions about a property with extreme amounts of mold through-out. I told them that it was dangerous and should be taken care of. They have sent me back on 6 occasions and refuse to do anything about the mold.
They sent me in a house 4 times where the floor was caving in.
I inspected a house that was infested with fleas and I told them in my report that it needed to be fumigated. The next time I went back, nothing had been done about it which of course I didn’t know until it was too late. I was attacked by fleas as soon as I walked in the front door.
Speaking of attacked, I still have a scar on my arm from when a person living in the house let their dog loose on me.
I went into a basement to take pictures of the furnace in one house. I saw snakes and immediately left. I put in my report that I couldn’t get pictures of the furnace because of the snakes. They told me that I should send them pictures of the snakes! I know that sounds about ½ funny but this company is ridiculous. I get paid $8 to inspect these houses and this company does not care what environment they are sending me into, even after they are told repeatedly of the danger and or health risks.
Bottom line is this; do I have a case to sue them for the work environment?
If I refuse to do the job they will just find some other unsuspecting fool.
I have tried to tell them of the problems and they just don’t care. They refuse to improve the work environment and knowingly send myself and numerous other inspectors into dangerous places. The least they could do is tell you that they didn’t remove the mold, fix the floor, or fumigate like you had asked.
Please let me know your’ thoughts. Thank you for your time.
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