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PLEASE READ: Dec 5, 2015: $30 part installed in 15 minutes, $592 bill. In my opinion, EXCESSIVE BILLING. Our furnace was maintaining low setting at 50 degrees but would not turn on once turned up. Technician arrived. First suggestion was to replace entire furnace since it is a Lenox from 1994. I said I might agree but I don't have the money since this is a new home to us. Second suggestion was that the induction motor was not working which caused the system not to turn on, estimate was $900. I said I would shop around, hard for me to do that cost. At last he said he "spoke too soon" and the control board was not working. Estimated cost is $468. I said to do it. By the time I returned from getting a coffee half a mile away, no more than 15 minutes, the work was done and he was packed up. Before I paid I Googled the part. On numerous websites the part is no more then $30. Yes, $30, please click link below. When presented with that information the technician had nothing to say. So effectively I paid $438 for 15 minutes of labor plus $89 for the show up fee, which was not credited toward my bill as advertised, foolish me (total $592). I think any reasonable person would say that the cost of this visit is excessive. I gave my word to pay so I did. Speaking with the company's "Quality Assurance" representative, she said that their value is that they send out qualified personnel that are drug tested and screened and the convenience of having the part with them. She also suggested that the cost includes the warranty on the part, but seriously, its a $30 part!? So I paid $438 for standard practice in any business. Always google materials cost before you accept an estimate from this company (if you read this and still want to use them!). AJ Perri is in my opinion taking advantage of consumers not having any knowledge about HVAC material costs or labor costs. They are short sighted as I will be replacing my entire system, just not with them. Please tell your friends of this review if they are considering using AJ Perri for anything. If the company has any objection to the facts presented, I dare them to respond. Happy to post my receipt if necessary. Yes, the system works now.http://www.supplyhouse.com/Lennox-40K82-Control-Board-BDC3-1?gclid=CjwKEAiAs4qzBRD4l-2w7qOoqEMSJABauikXoUYPk4wtn-XI_u1Fk4rlMXgmuTNerQFxyfRMzFe8jBoCqx3w_wcB
AJ Perri took over for Gilson. It was the best thing that ever happened as they have been the best HVAC company I've ever had.
AJ Perri installed a Rinnai tankless hot water heater after the sales department convinced me about how much better it would be than a traditional hot water heater and how the benefits would offset the great disparity in cost. After a few years (while still under warranty) the Rinnai unit began to emit a loud rumbling noise, started beeping, showed an error code, and stopped producing hot water. Multiple service calls have been made regarding this issue, each time resulting in having to miss work while I wait for a technician. After about six times of having no hot water (including for a whole week in the winter), waiting for service calls, having parts replaced, etc. I was assured by the technical advisor that the problem was resolved. After the second to last assurance I was promised that if I had one more issue that the unit would be replaced.This promise was unfulfilled when the unit again stopped working. The technical advisor worked on the unit and I was told that the problem was clearly resolved and that the unit would be fine. I asked for my warranty to be extended because I was not confident that there would be no further problems. AJ Perri extended my warranty and promised that if I had the same issue again that the unit would be replaced.Yesterday the unit again had the same issue and I had no hot water. I spoke with the technical advisor this morning and reminded him of the agreement to replace the unit and he informed me that he would have to have a technician look at the unit before he could do anything. I arranged for the technician to come out, again having to miss a day of work, and during scheduling asked to speak with someone above the technical advisor. I was told that I should speak again with the technical advisor, to which I replied that I would prefer to speak with someone above him as he has not been able to resolve my issue (even with multiple visits to my home). I was told no one was available but someone would call me back. I am waiting for a response from AJ Perri. There customer service is deplorable. It is very difficult to speak with anyone in any sort of authority. I have had my air conditioning, heat, and hot water all replaced with this company before I realized how little they care about their customers.
Please be advised that a representative form AJ Perri Inc came out to see my parents for an air conditioning problem. Their home is six years old and instead of diagnosing the problem, they sat down with my mom and dad and told them they needed a brand new unit which cost over $15,000. My dad is in a wheel chair and suffers from dementia and my mother has althseimers. When the nurse that was over the house saw my dad give the man a $5000.00 check, she proceeded to call me. This deal was done on Sunday, 9/7/14, contract issued and signed by my dad. The work was scheduled to start Monday morning on 9/8/2014. I had my fathers friend call the company on Monday morning, told them not to come, and we called the bank at 9:00am to stop payment on the check. When my brother brought over his repair man, the fuses were blown and replaced for $50.00 and the system works fine.
Saturday morning awake to a leak! What to do? Call AJ Perri they call you back ASAPset up an appointment ASAP and if that wasn't enough let me know as a brand new customer I got a 1 time free visit. WOW what is there not to like about a company with 40 plus years of service and honest. Thank You AJ Perri ruthann
I am very happy with the service that Joseph provided at my home. He seemed very knowledgeable about the job he was doing and because of his outstanding job I will continue to use AJ Perri in the future.
The AJ Perri plumber, Herbert, came out to mu home and it was great! He went above and beyond and I am very happy with his work and performance.
I am so happy with Dave’s work. He was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. I was a concerned customer, but Dave came out and changed my mind about AJ Perri!
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.