Windy City Pat told me about a roofing company that contracted to do his home and not only overcharged him, but didn’t do their job properly either. It took all sorts of threats to get them to make things right. It took so much grief and hassle out of Pat that he decided to do something about it.
Pat recalls, “I talked with a friend of mine who was a city building inspector, and he told me an old roofer’s dirty trick. Toss a couple bars of plain soap into the tar bath used by the roofing company (Pat’s mark). I did this unobserved during a lunch break, hitting all three baths they had going on a large industrial project. It made the tar bubble over in all the wrong places, took them three days to clean up their mess,and some money to settle some potential lawsuits for the spillage.”