Basically, HIU Repair was a type of remedial service for “Home Improvement Issues” like ceiling leaks, hard water, etc. It was essentially an agreement with the homeowner to fix the problem for them if they paid a fee and attended a one-hour training session at the home improvement store where the service was being performed. This training lasted about an hour and could be had for $125.00. At the conclusion of the training, the contractor handed you a check for $125.00, issued you a yellow tag on your house and you were free to go.
The basic principle of Heat interface unit Repair was that the homeowner had paid a certain amount of money to solve a problem that had nothing to do with the house itself, which was also not associated with any sort of money. The Problem the HUI Repairman was supposed to solve was his own ego by knowing the problem, so he would have to solve it for himself, just as he would have to solve the toilet in the neighbor’s house to get a raise in his own department.
A HUI service contractor could come in and fix all sorts of plumbing problems within a week. He also had the capability to fix or troubleshoot anything else, at a reasonable cost, for free, if the homeowner would just pay for the service.
One could argue that in order to give the typical HUI repairman, who did not specialize in “HUI Repair” the time necessary to perform the type of plumbing work necessary to repair or remodel a house, the HUI service had become redundant. The “specialization” of the HUI repair business has led to HUI Service becoming the far superior choice. The HUI service is, in essence, “repairing” the homeowner’s inability to follow instructions.
If the HUI Service contractor happens to be able to visualize the result of what he is doing before he begins the job, he can perform much better. While HIU Repair may have seemed to solve the problem at hand, it wasn’t really solving the problem – it was merely replacing the problem with something else.
In fact, HIU Repair costs more than HIU Service. It costs the homeowner additional money and makes the homeowner, and the contractor, even more upset.
HIU Service is an effective means of opening a window on the job, particularly in areas where there is high moisture and where a leak or burst pipe could occur. But HIU Service is limited to addressing major piping problems or where there is no other way to remove the problem.
Of course, HUI Service is not intended to replace all plumbing problems. It is designed to solve the problem and to ensure that it does not happen again. It is meant to preserve the value of the house.
For example, the HUI Service of today, most of the time, will consider pipe drying when it comes to the ceiling. It is simply to repair a few minor leaks, prevent the leakage from getting worse, and to avoid further damage. It does not resolve the whole problem.
So, should you use HIU Service? You should consider a two fold answer to this question. Should you hire a HUI Repair company and then order a replacement wall so you can start over, or should you hire a HUI Service and then use that same plumbing tool to build a new wall?
If you happen to be extremely careful with your piping and you never try to do much more than a basic repair and you never try to replace anything more than a wall, you might want to think about hiring a HUI Service to get it done. Otherwise, you may end up losing even more money, possibly beyond repair, if you opt for HIU Repair, rather than a HUI Service.