From the Star-Ledger, read and learn…
Arlene and John Dolce wanted to get rid of the damp smell in the basement of their Roseland home.
After seeing an ad, they called Aqua-Dri Waterproofing.
“We thought they’d be reputable,” said Arlene Dolce, 65. “We were lied to.”
The senior citizens said the company was dishonest about contract provisions and refused to refund a $3,000 deposit. Here’s how it happened.
During the initial inspection on Oct. 5, Arlene Dolce said the salesman declared there was black mold — the dreaded stachybotrys chartarum — which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says can lead to fungal infections in those with compromised immune systems.
Given that they’d both had health issues in the past, the Dolces wanted it gone.
The cost? $20,000.
They were shocked at the quote to treat the 878 sq. ft. space, so the salesman quickly started to drop the price, they said. $12,000. Finally, $10,000, but only if the couple would sign the contract that day. They’d have three days in which they could cancel the contract if they changed their minds, Arlene Dolce said the salesman explained. READ THE REST BY CLICKING HERE
Warning, when a salesman starts dropping his price, they are probably trying to rip you off!