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First encounter Aug 2017 to repair some minor plumbing problems and replace water heaters. Had to have multiple call outs to get the hot water heater fixed. Finally got tired and had them replace the units. This is out of pocket at premium rate. But, to be fair, they units were old. But, when the installed the tankless water heater they damage the computer unit to our irrigation system and then denied responsibly. Perfectly functional the day before they came to work. I come home to find the sprinklers running in the back yard and the control panel to the sprinklers smashed. They had installed a drip line for the heater to the exterior of the home...near the panel. They deny that they were responsible. Of note, the plumber sons who is probably 16 years old proudly tells me he installed the drip line. Given the situation and the time there is no other reasonable explanation than they damage the box. Have to have an emergency all out to get the system fixed because it is locked into the on position. Cost me $$$.Now in 6 months later, the supply pile to the new water heater is leaking. Active leak, buckets of water every day, drywall damage. So, I call and leave a message (after hours) no response from them the next day. Called again and given an appointment. Wait 4 hours and they text me they will be a no show, at the 4 hour point. They reschedule 2 days later. They show up today and say it isn't related to something that they did. Ok, fine. You are here, just repair it and I will pay. We'll it is Noon and they say, "we don't have any time today to fix the problem." I'm like then why did you come at all and why didn't you come the other day? Ok, when will be back? Plumber, "I'm not in charge of scheduling but I know we are busy." But, he then relates he can come back tomorrow (Saturday) on his "day off" and fix it at emergency rates. Sigh..."you are fired."I wanted to like Hebert Plumbing Inc. but the just can't seem to get it together. I recommend avoiding them.
Extreme Builders built our waterfront home and I could not be happier! Great to work with, honest and hard working. Highly Recommend.
Tony and Mike came to my home promptly at 8AM today, January 9, 2017 to give me an estimate for buying and installing a new water heater. I wanted to purchase another water heater from Lowe's, but after listening to Tony and his 34 years of knowledge and experience, I decided to go with his recommendation of a Rheem 50 gal water heater to replace our old one. We could not be more satisfied with the new water heater. East Bay Plumbing installed it the same day and we are very happy with the same day service. Amazing company with professional service and honesty. In my opinion, East Bay Plumbing is the best in the business. Thank you Tony and Mike. -Ken and Jean Naranjo
This was the first time we had used Nguyen's plumbing services; but it will not be the last! We highly recommend Khoan Van Nguyen and he will be our first call!! Two days before Christmas Eve, while other plumbers were "off" until after Christmas, Mr Nguyen and his crew quickly came to our rescue, were prompt and professional. Thank you!!
MY OPINION: DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY WHATEVER YOU DO!! Bought a brand new Rheem AC unit from them and had them install Feb 2014 bc they had the best price after shopping around. The owner, Luis, assured me he had a great technician to install it and we would have nothing to worry about. Had nothing short of 10+ service calls within the last year and 5 months for both heating and AC issues. Consistently rude every time you call, poor response time and then expect you to get home at drop of a hat when they do call you back, usually the next day. They will always tell you the owner Luis will call you. He won't get back to you most of the time and even if he does you will just be wasting your own time talking with him. Completely incompetent company, owner and staff from our experience. Finally after a total failure of a brand new AC unit 17 months after purchase (in mid-August!) we decided to call another HVAC company to come take a real look at it. Fan and motor completely broken due to poor install. Technician was able to list about half a dozen other things done poorly on the install contributing to our endless service calls. I will be reporting this to BBB, Ken Amaro, whoever will possibly help other people not have to go through this. This company operates like a total fraud and should not be in the HVAC business from our perspective. PLEASE LEARN FROM US AND SAVE YOURSELF!
I first called Doug several years ago when I had a problem with my grinder pump. Not only did he repair it at a reasonable cost, he showed me how to fix it and maintain it. After several years the pump finally went out. I called him on a Sunday and he had the pump installed the next day. He charged a reasonable price and no extra charge for coming out on a Sunday. I had checked on the price of the pump on the internet he did not charge more then the retail price. Another plumber quoted my neighbor more then $1000.00 more for the same pump. Doug does business with a simple hand shake ,the old fashion way, no invoice or bills. He has earned my trust and I definitely will call him and recommend him in the future.
They were on time and got the job done, and the price was less than I thought it would be. Thank's Doug.
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.