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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…
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
From Business: CityWIDE Plumbing is your choice for high quality and experienced plumbers who have been serving customers in Acworth and surrounding areas for many years. Our fu…
2315 Castle Royale DrLawrenceville, GA 30043
From Business: Our company's focus is to be your first choice when plumbing problems arise and Professional Plumbing Service is needed. We take pride in our work and we treat ev…
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WORST PLUMBING JOB ANYONE HAS EVER SEEN!!! EVEN TRUE OTHER PLUMBING COMPANIES AND NEIGHBORS!! Been fighting with them since February 2017. they take advantage of people that do not know about plumbing issues, and use emergency repairs to extort rates. they do not do plumbing work to meet code. they use pex connects/sharkbites on high pressurized lines because they are too lazy to run real copper and solder lines like true professional plumbing should be done. They write up very vague 2 line estimates so that they can justify doing and using the cheapest labor and materials ever. then they over charge for the crappy work and will not return your money when they are busted for unlawful work. RUN AWAY!!!!!
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.
Horrible business practices! We had a water leak a few feet from the water meter. My normal plumber was out of commission due to surgery, so after a few phone calls and searching I came across this company. They came out the next day. I meet them in the driveway and after working for a few minutes, they needed to run to the hardware store to get a coupler that they didn't have on the truck. They came back 30 minutes later and finished up in the next 15 minutes. I gave them my card and told them to email me the invoice when it was ready. The next day, I get an email from the owner (who was not on the job site) and the invoice is for $325! I messaged him asking if he could explain why the charges were so high. He informed me that his guys were there working for 2 hours (not drive time) and the material was expensive. I told him it was a very simple fix and they were here and hour total (not including shopping time). I then asked him to email me a itemized invoice.He reduced the time on the invoice to 1.35 hours worked (still not true) and said that was $200 for labor and $75 for parts (he knocked $50 off the original invoice). He listed the parts on the invoice as well. I then pulled up Home Depot's -where they went- website and shopped the parts - $32.00!!!! I know this is lengthy, but I feel that they just pulled some random numbers out to charge and tried to get away with this. I wouldn't use them again if they were the last plumber around.
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 .
lt a good plumbing business wave you call and no one pick up some one call you back see it you need a pumbung today or tomorrow
Excellent service. He came and did the work as promised at a very fair rate. I would recommend him to anyone. Thanks Frank.
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!
Please not recommended at all.......He doesn't do a good job....even when you try to open his website it doesn't go. He came to fix my pipe and before i knew it...it was leaking again....
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.