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2818 Satsuma DrDallas, TX 75229
Sergio V , Was great and personal. First, in order to serve our needs, he gave up his lunch to be on site w/in 40 min vs 2 hours.After I showed him on the Thermostat setting of 69 with inside temp reading of 75, Sergio, immediately ascertain the issue w not cooling properly.Investigating the …
2616 Manor WayDallas, TX 75235
Awesome company. I will never use another company for my AC and Heating needs. I had a unit installed about a year ago. The salesman, installers, and service men were courteous and knowledgeable. They kept everything clean during installation. I am planning to have my second unit replaced b…
4181 Billy Mitchell DrAddison, TX 75001
Local company , guys always showed up on time. Replaced entire gas line in back yard . Did good clean up afterwards . Workers were good guys shot straight . I think they look out for the customers. It was a bad situation but they fixed it and got it done. Very pleased with their perfo…
6725 Hillcrest Ave Ste ADallas, TX 75205
From Business: Hooper Plumbing & Air Conditioning is a a family-owned and operated business that has been serving the Dallas area since 1923. We handle all your needs related to HVAC systems and plumbing, including heating and air conditioning problems, pipe leaks, clogged drains and more. Call for a free estimate.
Dallas, TX 75219
I know every a/c company in Dallas was swamped this summer. Our a/c stopped working I made a few calls to some a/c company's placed on hold a few times a few automated voices and I thought I would never reach a live person much less have someone come out and help. I found Jade Air late On a Fr…
3333 Lee Pkwy Ste 600Dallas, TX 75219
This is the truth. This is the best money I have every spent. No jack hammering a slab, no stone floor repaired, no wood floors destroyed no digging no trench. These people are really pros. They are not cheap but as daddy said "you get what you pay for" and I did not want to tear up my house to …
5610 Dyer StDallas, TX 75206
had a clogged sink. charged by the hour and very fair. most other places i called would only come out to provide an estimate and would not give a ballpark cost or time/range estimate over the phone, which can be a waste of time if you need to take off from work. will definitely use again. s…
11055 Plano RdDallas, TX 75238
From Business: As a family owned and operated company since 1903, Dallas Plumbing Company continues to serve the Plumbing, Air Conditioning and Heating needs of homes and commercial businesses in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. We service ALL MAKES & MODELS of Air Conditioning and Heating Systems and Plumbing products. In 1955, the company a…
13232 Elmspring RdDallas, TX 75253
From Business: ALERT! WE ARE NOW A PART OF THE GOOD CONTRACTORS LIST. ALL OUR WORKED IS BACKED BY A FREE $10K GUARANTEE! Delong Services, Inc. has been in the business of locating and excavation of underground and foundation related water, gas, and sewer leaks since 1991. We specialize in the use of electronic testing and locating equipm…
3825 Bryan StDallas, TX 75204
From Business: City Wide Mechanical is a mechanical contracting company that specializes in commercial and multi-family construction services. The company performs HVAC, sanitary plumbing, process piping, sheetmetal fabrication, installation and mechanical equipment service for the greater Dallas area. City Wide Mechanical was founded in…
I live in a house built in 1940 and my sewer lines were also original, made of cast iron and clay. I was warned a few years ago that the entire line would need to be replaced, but I decided to ride it's usefulness out to the last second. Which I did, until the weekend before Christmas. My toi…
2405 Interstate 30Mesquite, TX 75150
Exceptional Service - Reasonable price! Al diagnosed the problem and fixed it in no time - with minimal expense! Will definitely use again in the future, as well as recommend to friends. Cannot say enough good things about our experience with Flow Plumbing!
3730 Dilido Rd Ste 422Dallas, TX 75228
From Business: We fix: *Dripping Faucets *Water Leaks *Stopped Drains *No Hot Water *Gas Leaks *Slab Leak Location & Repair *Water or Sewer Pipe Replacement *Trenchless Minor Digging *Tankless Water Heaters. Seniors Discount
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Sergio V , Was great and personal. First, in order to serve our needs, he gave up his lunch to be on site w/in 40 min vs 2 hours.After I showed him on the Thermostat setting of 69 with inside temp reading of 75, Sergio, immediately ascertain the issue w not cooling properly.Investigating the attic status not causing the issue, immediately went to outside unit. Testing Voltages to the unit as well as on the unit and the Capacitors.None present. Then check condition of Capacitors, which were shorted w no ohms. To eliminate the Compressor, Changed out the Voltage Cap first. (NOTE: Prior to this He removed the top panel of unit to disconnect the straps of Wiring from Compressor, which may have caused the CAP to fail. With the electrical wires strapped to the cooling lines may have caused false current readings, etc. to the Capacitors). After replacing the V Caps, Out side unit was running. He continued to proceed w checking the Amp draw. With unit designed for 64 amp. Amp draw should not be more than 0.4 = 25.6 amp. It was drawing 28 amps. He recommended to install a Hard Start to unit to extend the life of the compressor. He did and rechecked the amp draw, which yielded only 6 amps after the Hard Start part. He then checked the A/C Freon, GOOD.In my observation, I saw that Sergio was a professional in all aspects in knowledge, experience, manners and professional courtesy.Therefore, It is my pleasure to give Sergio a 10 out of 10 rating for services on MAR 10th, 2018 at Honeybee Ln, Frisco.My only regret, is it was unfortunate, the unit issue was not discovered with the recent evaluation status only a few months ago with potential failing part(s) by another technician.Regards,Jerry
Chris was great. He checked our furnace out, made sure it was running to peak efficiency. Excellent service.
Wonderful experience from the first phone call I made to inquire about service to the finished work. The office were responsive and super helpful in working around my schedule. James did an excellent job and my tile & grout looks brand new. I very much appreciated his promptness (even arriving a few minutes early) which is rare these days but super helpful with busy schedules. I highly recommend Groutsmith Dallas!
I live in a house built in 1940 and my sewer lines were also original, made of cast iron and clay. I was warned a few years ago that the entire line would need to be replaced, but I decided to ride it's usefulness out to the last second. Which I did, until the weekend before Christmas. My toilets wouldn't flush, so I had Mr. Rooter come out to open my lines (I've had to do this in the past due to root intrusion). Unfortunately too much of my line had collapsed and I had no choice but to replace it. I decided to use Mr. Rooter to replace my line and Moses, my technician, did a wonderful job holding my hand through the entire process and making sure the job was performed quickly, competently and to my satisfaction. We hit a few snags with rain, the holidays and waiting for the City of Dallas, but the entire job was finished by December 29 and everything is working properly. I can even run my washing machine and take a shower at the same time, something I’ve never been able to do. I would definitely recommend Mr. Rooter.
Very positive experience. Joseph, especially, took the time to answer our questions and explain what he would & did do. John, who provided the estimate, was very knowledgeable and helped a lot in selection of sealant color. Would recommend this firm to anyone wanting to make their shower squeaky clean!
Water was dripped in my faucets. Nothing major, but just small drops. We didn’t think about it. Our bill was three times more. They fixed this problem in 20 minutes.
Keith D.NegativeWe contracted Eugene Johnson through a recommendation of one our landscape designers. Eugene was personable and touted commercial work in his portfolio and integrity while doing business-then gave his personal guarantee that if ANYTHING was wrong with his company's work or if we were not please in any way he would fix it-for life! He was so sincere and nice we believed him. So now here's the rub: We needed all of our old iron sewage replaced with PVC. Yes a big job. We had tunneling done instead of hammering through the foundation and Eugene said he would oversee and take care of that too. The job was done and we paid Eugene $30k+ for all the work. Our foundation company did a sewer test and the new pipes FAILED! We contacted Eugene with this info. At the same time we hired another plumber to open a test tunnel to inspect Eugene's work independently and he discovered that not all the iron pipes had been replaced; that adapters from PVC to iron pipes had been used and that the PVC pipes themselves had not been strapped to the foundation! So when the foundation moved (as it does in Texas) the pipes would not move with it. This cause the test failure. After two meetings with Eugene (one which included the tunnel company guy that tried his best to put blame on us for the failure) Eugene now will not return our calls and has disappeared. Now we have to fix everything with another master plumber as we do not want our whole sewer system for the house to completely fail. Eugeneknows of this and still will not return our calls or emails. DO NOT USE THIS GUY!
This was my first time using Koen. After dealing with an upscale Dallas company for several months trying to get my leaking shower fixed, I was referred to Koen by a friend. The shower faucet was installed wrong and the cartridge that had already been replaced three times by the previous company was no longer available. I did verify this fact. The only choice was to change a duel climate control faucet to a single control faucet. Koen did not haggle over prices, they were upfront with the estimate, did all the work themselves without me having to call in additional services for tile removal and replacement, and made it simple and easy after months of being brushed off. I found the team professional and informative, and I am loving my shower again. It is finally not leaking, and looks great. I will use them again in the future, and I will recommend them. Thank you Koen team. I am very pleased with your help in fixing a frustration problem.
He snaked the main line and answered all our plumbing related questions. THANK YOU
Yuck. These people were horrible - at least the service tech that came out. Our appointment window was between 2 - 4 and they showed up at 1! First of all, we called them out to come to our house to fix a leak under my mom's sink in our mother in law suite, in her kitchen. The leak was under the sink and the tech just said, " well this is really cheap plastic piping", it should be stainless steel. I said, "OK". So where is the leak coming from"? He said, from the pipe. However, he hadn't really even turned the water on yet. Once he did , he saw the leak was coming from behind. My mother had also said that she had heard a rattle in the garbage disposal and I had mentioned that to him. The tech said, "You just need to get a new disposal as well don't repair them, we only replace them but if you buy a new garbage disposal we'll give you all the new parts under the sink for free." He NEVER turned the disposal ON to hear it or to see if it was actually even broken!! Then, he comes back with a quote after a few minutes in his van and says for a new 3/4 Horsepower garbage disposal it would be $790!! I have bought a FULL Horsepower Insinkerator disposal for clients (design clients) for less than 1/2 that!! Talk about a mark up!To just replace the piping it was going to be $297 then when I told him we just wanted to replace the piping and I asked will it be all stainless steel he said no it would be plastic. He said in order to be stainless steel they have to replace the garbage disposal. Then he said we needed a basket strainer and it would be an additional $99 for that so total of $396!!WHAT A BUNCH OF RIP OFF ARTISTS! After I told him, no thanks. He immediately said "Bye" and walked away. He left all of the piping undone under my mother's sink - he didn't offer to put it back or anything!!! The entire time the guy was smacking his gum and had an attitude and was unprofessional and a little bit rude. After he left, I went and looked in her garbage disposal and it was just a screw in there! I got the plumber who came to fix the leak later the same day to remove the screw and fix the leak. How much did he charge? $65 INCLUDING parts.Don't fall for their high pressure tactics! I would NOT recommend this company at ALL.
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.