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Heat Tape and the Water Crock under each home

posted Jan 15, 2018, 6:04 PM by Josh Warner   [ updated Jan 15, 2018, 6:16 PM ]

Nice little project to finish the evening and weekend with. We can’t buy a day off with all the frozen brokers.
Everyone has been working really hard and together keeping our customers water and sewer flowing and the snow cleared Kim Valentine, Tracy Valentine, Che Flores and all the others.

For those who don’t know this is the water crock under each home - it depends on the homes Heat tape to protect this pipe and this area too. Heat Tape is very important.

















Opened the third box of 500ft of heat tape yesterday.

posted Jan 6, 2018, 4:52 PM by Josh Warner

Opened the third box of 500ft of heat tape yesterday.
Over 1000 feet of heat tape installed this past week. That is a bunch.
Everyone is working real good and taking on this deep freeze
I have some new people but they are doing great
Couldn’t do it without my great help
Kim Valentine Tracy Valentine Che Flores and a few others that don’t use Facebook but they are great to and Kim and me sure appreciate all their good work and willingness to jump in there and get this work done so our customers life’s can get back to normal.
J.L. Warner Mobile Home Repair installs and maintains Heat Tape for Mobile and Manufactured Homes
Heat Tape for Mobile & Manufactured Homes

Snow Removal has two rewards

posted Dec 15, 2017, 12:08 AM by Josh Warner

Snow Removal has two rewards, of course money is necessary. But nothing beats the appreciation our customers and just the people in Scio Farms shows us - it really is what keeps all of us going at JL Warner. And I get the credit, and it’s my name on the doors of the trucks, but I have some wonderful people that are dedicated to “going above and beyond” and making all of this possible - and the texts and messages and calls we received - it’s just so nice to be appreciated.

J L Warner Snow Removal
J L Warner Snow Removal
J L Warner Snow Removal
J L Warner Snow Removal



Another bathtub - Tracy Valentine plugging away

posted Dec 8, 2017, 6:13 PM by Josh Warner

Another bathtub Tracy Valentine plugging away and getting it done. She is not replaceable we’re (I) am lucky to have her.



Thank you Scio Farms

posted Oct 21, 2017, 5:07 AM by Josh Warner

Thank you Scio Farms for a great summer season, I'm looking forward to the best fall leaf cleanup and Winter ❄️ snow removal seasons too - keep us in mind for your fall cleanups and winter snow removal jobs and remember before we know it the robins will be back.

Also check your heat tapes and skirting seal those skylights and chimneys this is a great time for getting ready for winter. I want everyone to know where your water shut off valve is and will come show you where it is and how to use it if your unfamiliar with doing that. It's a great thing to know and I'll come show you for FREE

Thank You Scio



You guys hit another one out of the park on Thursday 10-20-2017

posted Oct 21, 2017, 4:50 AM by Josh Warner   [ updated Oct 21, 2017, 4:50 AM ]


Friday Octorber 20, 2017

posted Oct 21, 2017, 4:44 AM by Josh Warner


Be Careful when hiring a contractor

posted Sep 21, 2017, 2:11 AM by Josh Warner

I had the opportunity to look at a project in Scio Farms that was completed recently. It was replacing water damaged insulation under a bathroom. The job was done by an unlicensed contractor and obviously a very inexperienced contractor. Even though the job looked neat and tidy I noticed the trap of the shower above sticking down under the insulation and completely exposed to the elements of winter. I also noticed that the new insulation was not the correct type for a mobile home and was no where near enough (it was the kind used with a blown in insulation machine) there was no R-value rating. It was just a mess. If left like this the pipes will freeze at this home this winter and they will break.

I don't particularly care if you hire my company if you are one of the folks who can't stand us over here at JL Warner please at least hire a contractor that is licensed, has insurance and maybe a few references from similar jobs. I see this all to often, it isn't good for my trade, it certainly isn't good for the poor homeowner that just paid someone to do a job and the finish product is useless and has no value, and when homes get repairs like the one I looked at today it isn't good, BE CAREFUL.

Some alternatives to JL Warner would be:
Dennis' Mobile Home Repair from Wayne
Acclaim Mobile Home Repair from Ypsilanti or
Glass' Mobile Home Repair from South Lyon any of these companies I feel know how to do the job correctly and will try their best.

I'll even give you the phone numbers to these contractors but please let's keep Scio Farms and the homes in Scio Farms comfortable for the people that live in them today and in future.

Personally I depend on a healthy Scio Farms for my business. We do about 30% of our total work in Scio Farms so it is in my best interest to make sure that all of the homes in Scio Farms stay in good condition. That's why I am posting this - please stop inviting these unlicensed and uninsured "businesses" come work on your homes.

I have contacted the bureau of construction codes and filed a complaint against this unlicensed person and have reached out to the Michigan Manufactured Housing Association for advise on how to better protect homeowners (and licensed contractors) from having these types of things happen. It's out of hand.


A day in the life of a mobile home repairman

posted Aug 25, 2017, 2:45 AM by Josh Warner


A huge Thank You to my little baby nephew Matt Northrup

posted Aug 11, 2017, 2:27 AM by Josh Warner


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