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2315 Castle Royale DrLawrenceville, GA 30043
From Business: All Plumbing Needs Service Company provides top quality plumbing service and products to the Atlanta area. All plumbing needs service is a family based small busi…
Serving the Lawrenceville Area
These guys are great. Called them on the 4th of July and luckily was able to get there last appointment of the day. I called because a bathroom tub…
225 Peachtree St NE Ste 1720Atlanta, GA 30303
From Business: Need a good plumber? Roto-Rooter is North America's largest provider of plumbing & drain cleaning services with more than 600 locations in the US and Canada. Roto…
Serving the Lawrenceville Area
From Business: Atlanta Plumbers provides general plumbing and drain service throughout the metro Atlanta area. From Buckhead to Marietta, Alpharetta to Decatur, Roswell to Dalla…
4200 Industrial Center Ln NW Ste 100Acworth, GA 30101
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3981 Tradeport BlvdAtlanta, GA 30354
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After we had our 4th pinhole leak in copper pipes, we called Delta Mechanical, who started the repiping work within a few days, completed it in just a few more, and put the walls back like they were originally -- all for a very good price. Ivo, the plumber who did the work, was great to work with, and easy to have in the house.
Great people great service keep up the good work. They went out their way to ensure I was happy with their work, its took long hours and lot of patient to complete the job but they did it. Their professionalism and attention to details are second to none.
A+ Service! I called Roto-Rooter because another plumber could not unclog my kitchen sink. They were here soon after I called and were able to unclog it in about 30 mins. I would recommend them.
ULTIMATELY SAVED $1000, THEY WORK FAST AND CLEAN UP PROPERLY, STAFF IS SMART FUN AND HARDWORKING, AND WORKED AROUND MY GAS LINE! MADE A CUSTOMER FOR LIFE BUT SHOULDN'T HAVE TO EVER SEE AGAIN THANKS TO JON! DETAILS HERE IF YOU WANT A QUICK READ: I would like to start out first by saying that no one is happy about having work done to their septic tank but this is the one time that I was. I called them out to just pump my tank so I could get some relief again by a backed up tank. I had them out the year before with a technician Richie that was awesome and I was just having a pump then too knowing that any work to septic is generally very pricey. Richie pumped me out for the fee as quoted which was never my experience in the past as I have been charged almost $700 by a Pink company for the same work. Hoping Richie would come out again it was an off day so I told them any would do. They sent me Jon. First in Jon popped the tank and said "Wow, this problem will continue with these issues here" so I explained my situation with finances and how having it pumped as needed is the best I can hope for until I save up. He told me he could pump me out and gave me multiple tips and advice to reduce the impact I was having on my system until I could get it fixed. I had done my research and spoke with many on what needed to be done, watched videos, and read articles so I felt on top of my game to ask questions about the issues I having. Jon answered all my questions with answers I had already come across as well as any and everything else I didn't know so I was completely informed. We spoke and he told me he could give me a price on installing a new baffle, being I had the old 1980s broken concrete one, and I would look at getting the work done further down the road because I just don't have piles of cash lying around so was just not interested currently. He covered everything up and handed me the paperwork to sign and I saw the estimate. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SCHEDULE CAUSE HOLY CRAP THAT'S A FRACTION OF 3 OTHER PLUMBERS!!! He said I can do it right now if you want. After having me pumped and already closed back up he opened everything back up and got to work. He not only removed the old and installed a new baffle system but they were to pump the drain field to remove all solids (I missed this part), and they ran a jet through my line to clean it all out. When I came out during the jetting Jon walked me along my line and explained some things to how he believed the system ran, ways to keep it in shape, and options for future work should I ever want someone else to do it or to manage it myself. THE WORK HE DID INCLUDED THE PUMPING CHARGE!!! By their lowest competitor they were $600 cheaper and that didn't include their pumping fee which was way more so really I saved $1000! The thing is I was trying to get in touch with that other guy for 2 days to do the work but he wouldn't ever respond after my initial consult. I had to look back at my records to see who pumped me last time since I had such a good experience that time and boy I am glad I did. Do not hesitate and call this company and have them come out. The girls in the office will always put a smile on your face, Richie was so memorable I had to find the company again, and Jon was a knowledgeable hardworking perfectionist that made my week. And yes that is a gas line they never touched digging the lid up 3 times, 1 extra time was for me to take pictures. WAY TO GO ROOTER PLUS, I WILL SEND ANY BUSINESS I CAN YOUR WAY!! GREAT JOB!!
I have never trashed or do I believe in trashing anyone company. What I do believe in is honest people who want to work for a well established company to make a living for their family, and a company that believes and hold the highest standers in their employees. So this came as a shock three times over when three of our dear friends were let go for not doing work that they knew and believe to be dishonest. They were misled about the job from the beginning, To make it worse their last check was slashed into. Losing a job, then money taken from these families. This Company owner and their Vice Pres. has no heart, no compassion, they are only out for their self, and how much they can make. Please check this company out before your family is hurt like our dear friends. I rate this company a zero .
Do not work with this company! They do not pay their employees on time, they don't pay their customers and don't pay their vendors. Buyer Beware of dealing with the Dickerson Group. - Jay
June 2014 our hot water heater needed to be replaced so we went to Home Depot and set up an appointment through their store. Georgia Delta Mechanical, Inc. in Lawrenceville, Ga is who came out. They came out, installed a new hot water heater & my boyfriend noticed that the installer was using OUR hand truck to move the old & new one & thought no biggie. Well IT’S A BIG DEAL since that very hand truck is GONE. We didn’t notice it was missing until a month later when we went to use the hand truck. So I called Georgia Delta Mechanical & explained what happened, I simply asked that our hand truck be returned & it would be all good. The person who answered the phone said they would have a manager call me back, no call back. As a matter of fact I called 3 separate times & each time I was told a manager would return my call. NO ONE ever called me back! Home Depot did actually call us & let us know that Georgia Delta Mechanical had called stating that we were claiming their installer had stolen a dolly. They said all of their installers have dollies on their vehicles so we were lying. We have gone through the whole process & I have talked to everyone in Customer Care & the Sedgwick Claims Company that Home Depot uses & NOTHING! So feel free to use Georgia Delta Mechanical but be aware they will steal your stuff!
We purchased 2 toilets from the Home Depot last weekend. Home Depot exclusively uses Delta Mechanical for their installations. Yesterday one of their employees came to our house to install them. End result, 1 doesn’t flush unless you hold the handle down (he disguised this while showing her the toilet works so she would sign off, then told her not to use the toilet for 3 hours so the caulk could set up) the other one has a tank that rocks (he told her that was normal!!?). We went back to the Home Depot last night to try and get someone else to come fix the problems and were told that someone would call me the next (today 9/29) morning. I did get a call from Janet who explained that she didn’t have anyone in our vicinity today and that she could have someone to our home Monday between 2 and 6. As my wife had already taken Friday afternoon off and couldn’t miss anymore work, I explained to her that someone would either need to come out today (Saturday) or after 5:30 on a weeknight. She said she would have a manager call me Monday. In the meantime we’re stuck with 2 toilets that don’t work correctly. The installer was difficult to understand and rude to my wife who has 10 plus years in commercial property management and is used to working with trades people. She said he spent a good portion of his time trying to make sure he wasn’t blamed for anything that might go wrong with the installation and also fixing phantom problems he “discovered”. Problems my wife and I both knew didn’t exist previously. Please believe me when I say I’m not taking any pleasure in this……all I wanted was a couple of toilets installed correctly. If you buy something from Home Depot let someone else install it!
I called Delta to have my TPR valve replaced on my water heater. It was supposed to be a $75.00 service call. The guy came out and wanted to check the water pressure first. He said that I had water pressure of 70 psi and needed a new regulator. Cost $274. I paid for the regulator. After he left, I looked at the old regulator which said adjustable from 25 to 75 psi. The new one said the same thing. Called to see why I needed a new one at 70 psi if they are adjustable to 75 psi. Woman in office got argumentative and said "nothing can be done until I talk to the manager on Monday". Monday they called and said we will take off the regulator and put the old one back on and you pay $75.00. Huh? Now I have to be inconvenienced a second time after being argued with and waiting all weekend to hear something. Looking at the new regulator, the guy evidently didn't have the right fitting so, he jammed 2 female threaded ends together with a bunch of caulking. I'll need another plumber to straighten this out!
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.