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Honestly when my family and I first arrived at Taza we didn't know what to expect. However, after dining there I can honestly say its some of the best food my family and I have ate in years. Whether it was the the delicious Falafel appetizer or my incredible Mediterranean chicken dish, everything was amazing. If you're in the area or even in Tampa looking for great Mediterranean food, I highly recommend visiting Taza Mediterranean Grill.
The WORST customer service EVER!!! I normally order online with no problems. Today I had to call in because we have a rewards card with an expired date, although it clearly says funds don't expire. You apparently have to call in to get a new card issued every time the expiration date goes by. First thing that made me angry for the day. 2nd thing, my account gets passed over from one foreign woman to another who has to call me back to take my order. Please keep your business lines open for the call?!?! Wait 15 minutes, no call. I call back. I get a helpful woman who wants to take my order once I say i have a rewards card with an expired date that I need fixed... I get hung up on. Call back a 3rd time for a manager, who says he can help, but ultimately does nothing but say that I have to call another number to get a new card issued. I was making a $200 order. all I wanted was the $20 left on the rewards card. I WILL NEVER USE STAPLES AGAIN FOR MY COMPANY!!!! WHAT A JOKE!!!
I just had my supply lines in my whole house repiped by Gideons & Greco Plumbing. I have used them for my business for several years and they have always done very good work. Naturally, they were the first company I called when I decided to repipe. I also priced out 4 other companies and Gideons was one of the fairest offers. I was very impressed by their work, and I was equally impressed that they cleaned up after themselves. I highly recommend Gideons & Greco Plumbing.
Had a terrible “buying” experience here. Buying is in quotes because they ended up convincing me to lease instead through flat out lies and half truths (such as pushing a fantastic leasing rebate several times only to find out later it was for a specific term length and the leasing person chose another term lease without telling me it didn’t qualify for the $5500 rebate she kept mentioning, and telling me flat out that there is NO termination fee, that Kia doesn’t have that and I just hand the keys back in – later found a “disposition fee” and was told well no, there isn’t a fee… DOT DOT DOT… IF you buy another Kia, that should have been part of her initial answer). I’ve given feedback and NEVER been contacted, they don’t seem to care at all that I was unhappy with the experience and felt deceived.Now less than a month later my door handle is broken – pulls too far out and jams in that position so my driver door won’t open. Called TWO WEEKS ago and let them know about the problem but they insisted I bring it in to look at before they order the part (how many parts could it be with such a specific problem) so my fiancé took it in (so they could have been very pleasant to deal with, I’m not sure) and of course they don’t have the part so have to order it. Was due in in five days. On day 6 after no word we call to find out it’s on back order and they don’t know when it will be in. It’s been almost two weeks now. The guy also said when he took it in they’ve seen a few of these and think there may be a recall for this issue on this car – if you knew that in advance why make us waste our time taking the car in when you know you don’t have the part?! So I still have a messed up brand new car, waiting on them to get around to fix it, definitely what you want a month into having a brand new car, and especially when you didn’t care for their customer service to begin with. Not impressed by Brandon Kia – at all. Would not recommend it.
I just had work done on my Rondo's AC, the service agent Ashley was wonderful. I am a little disappointed in the results of the work done. The air is cool but not really cold.
Great customer service and shopping experience. I was approved for the car that I went to see and wanted. Approved me for financing well bellow my budget. Thank you QAUTO.
We recently leased a Kia Optima from Courtesy Kia of Brandon. Great experience and extremely helpful service from the sales team! My daughter is extremely happy with her car! Thanks to all at Courtesy Kia/Brandon!
I'm giving this 5 star rating to both the sales and service management team. I purchased a new 2015 Dodge ram 1500 crew cab. There were some factory paint issues discovered that in many cases I would think would turn into a nightmare for a customer normally. Many thanks to Robert, Trent, Keith, Thomas and Brandon (finance) who all were involved in the situation and who ultimately help me find a satisfactory resolution. Five star service is a rarity these days but these guys get the high marks for making it a great customer experience through a frustrating one nonetheless. The integrity of everyone involved was impeccable and for these reasons they get this 5- star rating thank you! Not everything in life or business goes right but how you handle it when something goes wrong tells a lot about the company and for this reason as well the management team gets a five star rating. I've seen plenty of companies do the wrong thing when something goes wrong and I am super grateful that this was not one of those experiences!
I was very pleased with jay, my sales rep and entire staff. my credit now is on the bad side because of some late payments and of course other dealerships running hard inquiries on me. Basically others simply said no and did not even make any effort. But q auto they had good vehicles and were willing to work with you even if u have bad credit. Jay worked with me, even pulling up several cars that would be a potential for me and showing me around the cars....they stayed late just for me past dealership time to get me into a good car for a good payment...so I really appreciated that they took extra effort....like I told dealers before..life sometimes knock u down...and its the ppl who help u wen ur down the most r the ones worth keeping around....credit score will go up anytime but at that point I can pick and chose any brands and dealership but because they worked with me ill always be looking to do business with them first..no doubt....and since the guys dont work on commission they r that much more relaxed too..
Avoid purchasing a car from here. Please take my advice. The salesman will sweet talk you into buying anything. You are better off getting a lower rate at a real dealership on adamo or tampa instead of a whopping 22% apr rate. Save yourself the headache and money.
If you own a house or commercial building, you're bound to need a plumber at some point. Here's a list of the different kinds of plumbing services you might need assistance with:
You might only think of needing a plumber when the pipes in your house burst. However, a plumbing contractor also installs all of those pipes, whether they're made of PVC or copper, in your building. Professional plumbing services also lay pipe in place for wastewater, rainwater runoff and even air conditioning systems.
Not only do they install pipes, plumbers set up sewer lines and vents as well as gutters, down pipes and storage tanks for residential and commercial facilities.
Just like getting a regular oil change for your car or truck, your home's pipes and water system also need regular maintenance and check-ups to ensure they're running right. This is why plumbers also offer upkeep services to test your entire plumbing system on a monthly or biannual basis to catch any issues with your pipes before they become an emergency.
This type of work spans from moving a water line or cleaning a sewer line to installing an ice maker or even a hot tub.
Most likely, you'll need a plumber in case of an emergency repair. Services can run the gamut from repairing a clogged toilet and leaking faucets to replacing whole water heating systems. Some jobs can take just a few hours while others might require a day or two of work if the repairs are extensive, such as replacing a hot water heater.
Other tough jobs could require your plumbing contractor to put his or her carpentry skills to work by sawing through walls to get to your pipes.
You can also hire a plumber to get the cost-saving advice you need. If you're interested in buying a new home or property, it's smart to hire a contractor or a plumbing service to not only tell you if the building's foundation is sound, but also if the pipes are in good working order. You wouldn't want to purchase a new house and repair the damage someone else did to the property. This is why many plumbers also offer consultancy work to check a facility's water and gas systems and advise home and building owners on best practices they can perform to minimize damage to their pipes.
Having plumbing work done, whether it's for your home or business, can be incredibly expensive. That's why it's vital for you to ask a plumbing service the right kind of questions before you hire them. You want to do as much due diligence on your part as possible to get a professional who will not only do quality work but also charge you a fair price for it.
It's best to hire a plumber to do a simple, everyday maintenance task for you first so you can judge his or her work. If you're happy with it, save their contact information so you'll have them on hand in case you need an emergency repair. This can spare you the extra worry and anxiety of having to track down a plumber if you have a broken pipe. Additionally, it can save you from being overcharged.
However, what should you ask a plumbing service if you've never even hired one before? Here are a few questions that can help you identify the professional from the amateur:
Are you licensed and registered?
Some states do not require plumbers to be licensed, but for the safety of your house, the people living under your roof and for your pocketbook, you'll want a licensed plumber to do the needed work.
A licensed plumber means the person completed the necessary education or training required to work as a professional tradesperson. Hiring a licensed plumbing service means the people working on your building are knowledgeable about water and gas pipes. If you use unlicensed workers, you run the risk of them damaging your home even further and endangering you by doing faulty work.
Check your state's laws beforehand, as hiring an unlicensed plumber could be illegal where you live.
Not only do plumber apprentices have to complete their training and education to receive their licenses, they also are required to pass a criminal background check and carry liability insurance. Hiring just anybody can make you vulnerable to fraud since unlicensed plumbers might not know what they're doing or could pretend to fix something and end up charging you for the incomplete work.
Are you insured and bonded?
A trustworthy plumber will have both commercial liability insurance as well as be bonded. The insurance and the bond protects the plumber from paying for any damages made to your house out of pocket. Having professionals that carry both of these policies can protect all of you from any mishaps that could occur while they work on your building. Remember, not all plumbers are the same and not all of them carry the necessary insurance and bonds to protect themselves and your home from damage or shoddy work.
How many years have you been in business?
Not only do you want a licensed and trustworthy professional, you'll want one who's been in business for a few years. More experience also means the plumber will have a prior work history you can check. A more inexperienced plumber might not have many customer reviews or examples of his or her work to show you.
What, if any, professional associations do you belong to?
It can never hurt to ask plumbers if they're part of a professional association, whether it's a state or national group. Being a part of a professional organization provides an extra guarantee that the person you hire is licensed and offers you a warranty for their labor.
May I have a list of references?
While it's advisable to ask friends, family and neighbors if they can recommend a good plumber, they might not have anyone you can call. With that said, it's best to ask a plumbing service for a list of references that you can contact to get a good picture of the kind of work their business does and if it's quality or not.
Before you hire a plumber, contact their past customers if you're able to. These people can be a wealth of information if you ask them the right questions. Pose the following queries to these former patrons when you get the chance:
Do you offer a written warranty for your work?
Whenever you make a large purchase, you always request a receipt, right? Well, you will want a written warranty for any work or repairs done to the plumbing in your house. You want someone that's doing major maintenance or repair work on your house or commercial building to stand by his or her labor. Before you hire a plumber, ask him or her if they offer written warranties.
Will I need a permit for this work?
If a plumber needs to do major repairs to your house, the work could call for a permit. You'll want this since a permit provides added assurance that the work is done correctly. Having this added measure in place means an inspector will check the work your contractor or plumber does to ensure he or she did the job correctly. If you ever plan on putting your house or commercial building on the market, a real estate agent and prospective buyers will also want to check any large work you did to make sure it was done properly.
To keep yourself safe from fraud or a possible scam, always remember to ask plumbers for their license along with a written warranty for their labor. Besides this, further safeguard yourself by checking their references and ensure they or their company is insured and bonded to do their work.
While it's smart to get maintenance work done on your pipes every once in a while, there are a number of prevention tips that will not only prolong the life of your pipes but also help you save on your water bill. Here are a few you should keep in mind:
Be mindful of how much water you use in your bathroom, kitchen and even outdoors when watering your lawn. Make sure your toilet handle works properly and doesn't stick. You don't want it continuously flushing. Replace your old shower heads with more efficient low-flow options that can cut down on the gallons of water you use each morning.
Simple things such as turning off the sink while you brush your teeth or only running your dishwasher or clothes washer when you have a full load to clean can make more efficient use of water.
You won't always need to call a plumber to help you fix a nasty clog if you treat your pipes right. Don't use your toilet or kitchen sink like a trash can by stuffing hard to flush material down the drain or pouring fats and oils down the pipe. Throw coffee grounds and eggshells in the garage instead of in your sink. Also, only use your toilet to flush human waste and toilet paper, because any other materials could clog your commode.
Frozen pipes are hazardous and can cause massive amounts of damage to your home. To prevent your pipes from freezing during the winter, run your faucets at a trickle and keep your house's heater at 55 degrees Fahrenheit or above to keep the water flowing.
Plumbing problems come in all shapes and sizes. The following are some of the most common, as well as how to fix them:
If you turn on your bathroom or kitchen sink in the morning to find brown or rust-colored water coming out of your faucet, don't panic. The discoloration is most likely due to old iron pipes or recent use of a hydrant or water main that disturbed the usual flow of water. Keep your water running for a minute or so and it should run clear after a while.
Leaky and Dripping Faucets
Having a leaking or dripping faucet can run up your water bill. To fix it, first shut off the water under the sink then remove any decorative parts of the faucet and replace the washer and O-ring before reassembling everything.
Your water heater could be the cause of a lot of issues around your home, from a lack of hot water to foul smells and popping sounds. Hire a professional plumber to take care of the more complex jobs that a heater can require. However, if you're having hot water issues, you can simply examine the thermostat and adjust it accordingly.
If you hear odd sounds coming from your water heater, it could be due to sediment building up. To get rid of this, make sure you clean out the heater every few months. However, if you hear a boiling noise, it could mean the heater is overheating and you should call a plumbing professional as soon as possible.
Drain and Toilet Clogs
Before calling a plumber, try to unclog your drains and toilets yourself by using a plunger. Make sure you use a standard bell-shaped plunger for your sink and shower drains and a plunger with a flanged end for your toilets. If neither type can loosen the pipe blockage, put a plumber's snake to use. Ratchet the snake down the pipe to eliminate any clogs.