When the "Experts" Get It Wrong! - Biard & Crockett

When the “Experts” Get It Wrong!

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We’ve all had experiences with contractors, technicians, or other service providers that made us shake our heads!

While most are honest, hard-working professionals, there are always a few who seem to have no idea what they’re talking about. Here are some humorous stories of so-called experts dispensing ridiculous and flat-out-wrong advice!

I once had an electrician tell me I didn’t need arc fault breakers because “electricity doesn’t arc, it flows.” Um, right. Of course, arcing is one of the main reasons you DO need arc fault protection! – Mike R.

A roofer once tried to convince me that shingles don’t need replacements until they are so worn you can see daylight through them. By then the decking is probably rotted and you need a whole new roof! – Sarah L.

But my favorite was the heating and cooling tech who told me insulation would make my house hotter in summer. I guess he thought the insulation would trap the heat like an oven or something. Clearly, he had no clue how insulation actually works to resist heat flow. – Ian H.

A heating and cooling contractor once told me that closing vents on the first floor would force more cool air upstairs. In reality, this just strains the system and reduces airflow overall. – Mark S.

I also had a tech insist that a bigger air conditioner would cool better on hot days. But an oversized unit actually cycles on and off more, removing less humidity. – Jessica P.

While there are many humorous stories about so-called experts providing ridiculous and wrong advice, it’s important to remember the serious implications of following bad advice. Our team of experienced and certified technicians is here to provide you with the right advice and quality service you can trust. At Biard & Crockett, we’ve been serving the Orange County, CA community for 63 years, offering professional and reliable plumbing, heating, and air conditioning services.

So next time you need home services, remember to do your own research, get multiple opinions, and consider reaching out to us at Biard & Crockett – your trusted service provider.

Call us anytime at (714) 602-1299, or schedule an appointment on our website.

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