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4690 W Post RdLas Vegas, NV 89118
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As a homeowner and consumer advocate with over 40 years of plumbers experiences in 3 states, I rate my 11/4/2015 experience with Union Plumbing as one of the BEST. Bought a gas Rheem water heater from Home Depot 7/1/2014. On 10/29/2015, no hot water. Phoned Rheem's 800# and spent 38 minutes with tech trying to restart it but pilot would not light. Tech "said" he was ordering a new control module that I would receive at my home by next day air. Within 2 hours, received call from Union Plumbing to schedule the service call but I said I was waiting for the part and would call back to schedule. No part arrived the next day so I phoned Rheem to get the tracking #. After over 15 minutes on hold listening to elevator music, operator apologized and said initial tech did not order the part, which she then ordered. I phoned Rheem on 11/2/2015 and obtained FedEx tracking # so I then phoned Union to schedule service for 11/4/2015 and was told tech would arrive between noon and 4PM. Ian Hickman phoned me 20 minutes before he arrived at 2:30PM. I watched Ian drain the tank and install the new Honeywell WV8840C1605. During the process Ian educated me on the fact that many of these Honeywell parts are failing and being replaced in Rheem and AO Smith water heaters due to coating on the probe and faulty circuit board. The new part has improved stainless steel probe, circuit board and even a nice blue indicator light replacing the orange one. One hour later I could hear and see my water heater doing it's job. Having renovated my home and replaced Kitec fittings over the past 2 years, I've experienced 5 different plumbing companies in Nevada. Thank you Ian and Union Plumbing for a first class experience!
I must say that a person gets weary about selecting the right plumbing service that you can trust and KenO of Mike's Drain & Plumbing showed you can count on him. I hired this co. because he did a small job in my condo a few months ago, and because we live out of state....he was very honest as to telli us to wait on a small job till we return to Vegas since we need to be present. So he fixed a small leak for us that was needed at that time.I was telling him about my toilet slow water flow and he went to check it right on the spot since it was our last day the next morning. He opened the cover on one of toilets and showed us why. On my next trip I would call them for estimate. Well I decided to give a call a few monthsearlier and see if they would handle the job without me making a trip out. Having met KenO face to face, he seemed to know his job and very sharp worker. Everything through communicating with the office from start to finish was A++. It's great to feel you have reliable, honest workers taking care of you. He's smart, does a nice clean job, on time and explains everything. If anything need attention to, he will tell you. I felt he covered our backs very well! Give them a call, 24hrs service...I'm happy I can rely on them!
I must've made a gypsy mad or something, because I just bought a house and not even 3 weeks into it, the water heater kicks the bucket. I just decided to bite the bullet and get it taken care of ASAP as I had no real choice in the matter. I called a few companies but thy were either busy, too expensive, or both. I stumbled upon this company and they seemed pretty good so I gave them a call. They were very nice on the phone and listened to everything I had to say.We talked for a bit and luckily I had called right after someone else had canceled their appointment for the day. That meant that I was able to be scheduled for later in the day. They said they would come out between 2:00pm-3:00pm that day and take out the old heater and put a new one in. They called me 30 minutes before they came out to let me know that they were on their way. They arrived on time and got to work right away. The old heater was out and the new one was installed in what seemed like no time at all. They asked me whether or not I wanted to keep the old heater, but I told them to take it away. They two guys that came out were very respectful and both had a good sense of humor. Its good to have a good company to help ya when something like this happens.
Last week, I hired the "A-Better Plumbing Company" to repair the leak on the main water line between the house main valve located in the garage and the water meter located underneath the street sidewalk. The water leak was at the bottom of the pipe located between the garage wall. Additional challenge to this repair project was replacing the two original one inch size pipes with one and quarter inch size pipe between the water meter and the house main valve. The repair crew including the owner of the company worked as a professional task team. I was satisfied with their work because: 1) soil and rocks from the digging area was placed on fabric to protect the landscape. 2) they dug out a deep trench underneath the sidewalk for access to the piping under the garage wall. 3) once the repair project was completed, they landscaped the property to its original condition and removed all debris. The repair job was completed nicely! I would definitely recommend this company.
I had a plumbing emergency this morning. I went to turn off the water in my washing machine, and the piece that turns off the water broke off in my hand, and there was water spraying full force all over my laundry room. Thank goodness my husband was able to turn off the water valve. Not knowing where to turn, I looked up Las Vegas Plumbers on the internet. I called Absolute Plumbing and Brondy Johnson answered immediately. He said he would be at my house between 11 and 12, and he showed up at 10:50 a.m. He quickly found the problem, explained the repair to me, and had the job finished in a short time, While he was there, I also showed him a problem with my kitchen faucet and dishwasher draining. Brondy was able to install a new kitchen faucet for me and install a new drainage hose for my dishwasher. We were very pleased with his work, and I feel the cost was fair. Thank you Brondy for a job well done!
I have used this company many times over the years for a variety of maintenance issues as well as new projects in my home and have NEVER been dissatisfied with them. I recently used them again and wanted to share my praises only to find some really absurd complaints. They are honest and eager to provide great customer service if given the chance. I've had too many friends truly ripped off in Las Vegas so I tell everyone I know to use them! They will work with you to accommodate your schedule as much as possible, not only do they offer you a time frame for your appointment but they will call you and let you know they're on their way to your home...all you have to do is answer your phone. Their prices are very fair, because let's face it a business is in business to make money. I don't know about you but I don't go to work for free and I don't expect to hire someone to do work in my home for free either.
Ideal is my only go to company for ANY plumbing or electric work. I had to use them again last saturday when I failed to fix something myself.( note to self )You tube makes every fix seem easy! So after my try at fixing a leaky faucet and after 3 hours of wasted time I gave up. Now my leaky faucet was a stream of water that I couldnt turn off! Im freaking out thinking its Sat and noooooo way I would be able to get a company to come out. I couldnt just turn off my water with a house full of guest that needed to use it! Thankfully someone answered at Ideal and was kind enough to listen to my frantic cry for help. Within 2 hours Terrence ( I think was his name) showed up. He was nice enough to let me stand over his shoulder while he fixed the problem and answered all my questions. Thanks guys once again for outstanding honest service! ohh and I didnt get the extreme bill for being an "emergency " call.
I needed a plumber fast (because a particular large home store would not install my new dishwasher, nor my washer and dryer because there was slight corrosion which the plumber said wouldn't make a difference, the installers were just lazy) I randomly picked Orchard Plumbing out of the phone book, it was a holiday and the actual owner came within a few hours. He said he really didn't think these items under the sink needed to be replaced, and I appreciate the honesty. I asked him while he was there if he would install my new garbage disposal and he did, quickly and efficiently. I then decided to have the items the large home store installers said they wouldn't install because of slight corrosion, he sent one of his employees. Both men were extremely friendly, fast and did a great job. I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of a good, honest plumber.
Had Ideal out again today, one of my bulbs literally blew up one night & burned the string right in half on my backyard lights...see my photos. I thought they'd be a goner, I had Ideal install them several years backs for my parents 50th wedding anniversary soirée & use them every chance I get! They're so beautiful I've had several neighbors actually stop by asking where I got them! They illuminate my yard with such a great ambient light & I just LOVE them! I always write reviews when I'm traveling & forget my local guys! Here's to you IDEAL Services! Thanks for everything! They've done landscape lights, interior lights, did all the electrical, plumbing & installed my a/c units on my home addition & recently the plumbing & lighting in my kitchen remodel! This is truly a one stop shop. Support your local small businesses!
I needed a plumber to complete several repairs that had accumulated around the house in recent weeks. Based on Yelp reviews, I chose Pure Plumbing, and am delighted to report the Yelp reviews were right. Service here is top notch. The scheduling process was easy, professional and accommodating of my schedule. The plumbers (Joe H and another) arrived exactly when they said they would and were polite, professional and competent. The office sent me a text message about ½ hour before the plumbers arrived and called a few days after to check in on the service. Then, they sent me a thank you note with a Starbucks gift card. Nice touch! This is a company that’s focused on quality of work and service – their customer is important and they’re appreciative of my business.
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.