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The first time that we ever used this company was shortly after we moved into our new house. One of the things that was &quot;fixed&quot; by the previous owners was that the cross duct had fallen, and they repaired it by using duct tape and zip ties. When we called them to have a repairman come out we told them that we had a small crawl space under the house and that the duct was laying on the ground. They sent a very large man out who couldn't fit under our house, but instead of just saying that he couldn't fir under the house, he said that he didn't have any plastic in his truck and didn't have any coveralls so he couldn't get under there. They finally sent someone smaller out the next day.The next time was because the wiring for the AC was completely toast. They fixed the wiring. Next time, same issue. Then this Christmas they heat went out. Since we were actually paying from our own pocket this time (Old Republic Home Warranty was pointless) they said that we needed a whole new unit! My mom was here and she told him that he just needed to fix the wiring (again). It turns out, that the unit hadn't been serviced or cleaned since before we bought it. The water condensation was dripping down into the electrical components of the unit and shorting out the system. In April we had the machine serviced and completely cleaned. The month after that the electric company sent someone out to check out meter because we had used TWICE the amount electricity that we had ever used in the 3 years we had lived here. Then, the AC wouldn't come on a month later. I called them to come look at it. Then it needed ANOTHER part. I told the guy that we could write them a post dated check for it. He called the owner, the owner said that we could write the post dated check, and they would hold it until the date, which was about 5 days away. Three days later, they put the check thru, not once, but twice! There goes $60 in bank fees.. which cause all kinds of crazy stuff to happen with out account. Someone else calls my husband (The wife I'm assuming) and she was VERY rude to my husband, told him that I never asked to write a post dated check, that I lied to him about the whole situation. That last situation just left a terrible taste in my mouth, and we will not be using Manley again. (Yes, I do know that it's my fault for writing the check, but the OWNER approved the post dated check, and I took his word for it.)I can say that the techs, for the most part, are very friendly and do know their jobs. But when it comes to actually being helpful.. that's a no. They could have told us the FIRST time that they were here that the machine needed servicing and cleaning instead of waiting THREE YEARS to tell us.
My Realty Company hired this company to come when my a/c went out last night. Literally called me a few hours after i contacted my realtor and said they could be there in 20 mins. Which was awesome cause it was 98 degrees outside today. Technician named Brian knocked on the door, was very friendly and started getting the problem located immediately. Found out my fan motor went bad, but sadly he didn't think he could get the parts and approval from my realtor till tomorrow. So we thanked him, offered him some water and started setting up fans and preparing for hell. Around 6:30 right in the middle of a conversation about should we get a hotel. I hear a knock at the door, its Brian!!!!! He went out of his way to come back and make sure my two kids, mother, brother in law, gf, 2 dogs & myself had a/c for the rest of the day & night. We are so grateful for him he was kind, professional, knowledgeable & an all around life saver.
I would recommend these guys. I called around and they were not the cheapest, The reason I didn’t go with the cheapest was because I figured they would tell me I needed to replace the whole unit. They got the job done and I would use them again. The guy they sent to the house was nice too, not rude or anything. The only thing I didn’t like was after I scheduled them to come out here I had tried calling back a few times to make sure they would take my card for the payment and nobody was answering the phone.
I am so amazed by how fast and reliable this company is! It was really hot and my a/c unit stopped working. I called and spoke to a really nice employee who set my appointment time around my schedule with no hassles. They were professional and courteous, just what I needed to help me with my issues. They even allowed me to make payments on the work that was completed- which was perfect for me! I recommend them to all of my neighbors!
My experience with this company Manley Heating and cooling was good. They fix my A.C. back in the middle of June 2015. That when the highest of the high summer heat to break any records of the heat index. They came out and found that the problem was with my fan and motor. It was back up in running in no time for my family. Definitely will be added to my contact for routine maintenance each year of the seasons.
Had a problem over a July weekend with an a/c unit over in Emerald Ilsle. The service person Nick was super nice, helpful and fixed my problem! They responded and came on Monday. And no extra charge other than my service charge pursuant to American Home Shield. Will use them again.
We have been customers of this company for many years but as of this winter our calls have not been answered or returned. So we are going to another company.
No complaints! Logan arrived to my home on-time and fixed my unit as promised at a great price. Highly recommend these guys for any heating and air issues!
great job, great price, on time job well done
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.