AJ, you did the right thing.. I do alot of landlord work, and I just call them and tell them that I get out there fast and I expect to be paid within a couple of weeks. Never had anyone give me a hard time and most are understanding. I just explain to them that I have to buy parts, gas, and other expenses and if someone doesn't pay me reasonably fast, I can't work for them anymore. Maintenance men don't pay the bills, but I have told them I can't come out because you boss owes me money. It's hard to give up a customer, but....... its not worth the aggrevation and you can replace them with another good paying customer.