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This Is Why You Should Never Go With The Cheapest Contractor...What A Nightmare

DECEMBER 9, 2015  —  By Mike Cahill  
Mike Cahill

Mike Cahill

Mike is ViralNova's resident Editor of the Weird. If it makes you say "OMG! That's terrible!!!" then Mike probably wrote it. Despite the subject of his articles Mike is surprisingly well adjusted. When he's not writing, he's making music, performing, and producing podcasts.

When your home needs repairs and your bank account is feeling a little empty, it's always tempting to go with the cheapest contractor. While doing so will be a great relief to your finances in the short term, the same can't be said for what will happen a few years down the line.

The old saying "you get what you pay for" might have fallen out of fashion in recent years, but that doesn't make it any less true...which is a lesson that these homeowners learned the hard way.

It all started with a leak that the homeowners just couldn't seem to find or fix.

That's when they called in Redditor 20pennySpike, who works as a plumber. He quickly got down to business tearing out the cabinets to find the source of the leak.

It quickly became apparent where the issue was coming from.

The wall behind one cabinet was covered in deadly black mold.

More grossness.

The leak was so bad that they had fungus growing behind their cabinets.

No thanks!

Finally, they found the source of the leak.

This capped pipe was bent at an angle.

According to 20pennySpike, it must have been bent by the cabinet installers, which means that it had been steadily leaking for at least two years.

Here's the scene of the nasty crime.

(source: Reddit)

Luckily, 20pennySpike was able to fix the pipe and stop the leak, but you can bet it cost the homeowners a pretty penny. Let that be a lesson for you when it comes to choosing contractors.