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Decide if a traditional water heater is right for you, and how to find the right one.
Decide if a traditional water heater is right for you, and how to find the right one.
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Rafael returned my call within 5 minutes. He was professional and friendly as was Jr who arrived within the hour to replace my garbage disposal and 4 bathroom sink faucets. They did an excellent job and cleaned up everything upon completion. The costs were reasonable. I would recommend this business to anyone needing a plumber. Lynn F.
Francisco V. is a person who works at the place. His is a fake review meant to inflate the score of the company. Today we had a terrible experience with them, they towed the car out of our work parking lot and illegally tried to hold it. We had to get police and city of Miami involved for them to finally release. Total crooks.
Worst company I’ve ever dealt with. Ignore my calls after not showing up at all! I pray no one ever deals with this company!
Called Peters Plumbing for a broken pibe in the wall that was leaking ....they cocatedx the leak and repaired the pipe....great peaple....will use them again
I used Bob's plumbing last week to fix a stoppage on the kitchen sink, which they did however in the process they cracked the water trap under the sink when introducing the snake from the top side of the sink, as this did not resolve the issue they had to introduce it via the air vent in the roof. I call that afternoon to report the issue, however since it was just after 4:30pm (when I believe they close) but before 5PM they did not answer at which time I left a message. I did not receive a call back until the following day after 3PM not to come and fix the problem but to make an appointment to come the following day to look at the issue. At which time I took the decision to fix the issue myself as we now had two days of leak. This weekend I noticed that the gutter where the plumber placed his ladder and lifted the equipment to access the roof was dented. on Monday I called the office to speak with a manager, who was not available so I left a message for a call back, as of today they still have not called me. Based on this experience, considering I had used them in the past, I am unable to recommend their services.
Our kitchen sink was clogged, and, after trying EVERY online "hack" (boiling water, salt, vinegar, baking soda, open P-trap + wire hanger, Dran-O, etc.) to try and solve it ourselves, we opted to call Roto Rooter (after having no such luck).We have used Roto Rooter many (3-4x) times, and they always get the job done and never disappoint. I will admit, they are a little more expensive than calling your local Plumber, but, we like working with them because they are a reputable company with trained professionals who guarantee their work. About 5 years ago, we used them for our bathroom; we ended up having to call them to come back out, and without hesitation, they came back to fix the issue for good at no additional cost. We called yesterday (Friday) around 4:30pm and we were issued a service window of 8am - 12pm on the next day (Saturday). This morning (Saturday), we received a call at 7:30am from a friendly dispatcher stating that our technician would be arriving after 8:00am. Juan G., our tech, arrived at 8:30am. He was very nice, pleasant and had an extremely professional demeanor (he was actually also very funny and had both my husband and I laughing.) He got the job done in no time-- we were so happy.We so often take things like running water and working pipes for granted, and, when hiccups like this pop up, it really puts a damper on the day. It's always great when things are back up and running -- thanks to JUAN G. (Tech #814) at Roto Rooter for saving the day!-Mike & Jessica F.
They were able to find my leak under the floor, Nice to work with someone who knows what they are doing.
Roto Rooter techs Joe and Alain #1667 were amazing. They are on time, courteous and professional. Five Stars all the way!
About a week after moving into a new place with lots of remodeling, the shower drains and toilet backed up. I couldn't go long without being able to use the shower or toilet so I scheduled Roto-Rooter online. It was an easy process and someone was there the next morning as per my request. It was a bit of a messy job but all was taken care of within an hour or so. Hugo Delgado (#3570) was my technician. I was very happy with his service. I gave 4 stars instead of 5 for the overall rating only because I feel like the price was too high. I needed to get it done so I paid it. Sometimes you've got to pay more for immediate service.
Called Roto-Rooter for an estimate and they set up an appointment. Technician Mr. Hugo Delgado was dispatched, and he arrived ON TIME!!! Did the estimate and set up another appointment to pass the camera on the pipes. On the second appointment, he came ON TIME again!!! Explained the problem and solution, and we agreed on the project to be performed. Again we set up the date and time for this huge project of breaking the floor and replacing the old pipes with PVC. This third time, again he was ON TIME, which shows great responsibility and courtesy. This time he came with another Technician, Mr. Luis Damian. They explained the procedures on the project, which they completed in a timely manner and when finished left everything clean and tidy! I would recommend them 100% !!!They provided EXCELLENT service and Roto-Rooter is very LUCKY to have these two gentlemen work for them!!!
Mistakes happen, and when it comes to owning a carpet or rug, mistakes usually mean stains. The plush softness of carpet and rugs comes with a price: the time and care required to clean them. Cleaning your carpet or rugs can require some extra work and special techniques that differ from typical hardwood or tile floors. In some cases, you may even need to hire a professional to get the best results.
For minor stains or routine cleaning, it's possible to effectively treat a carpet or rug yourself. If a thorough vacuuming doesn't get rid of dirt in certain areas, here's how to tackle them on your own.
A number of liquids can stain carpet or rug materials, including wine, coffee, nail polish, or blood, to name a few. Depending on what caused the stain, the carpet or rug's material, and how long it's been there, you may need to use different techniques or cleaning supplies to get rid of it. In general, though, keep the following ground rules in mind for stain removal:
Take these steps to remove a stain as soon as possible to prevent drying.
Some stains may come out with little more than water or a mild soap. More serious stains may require a solvent to make removal easier. The best solvent to use depends on what caused the stain.
-Water-soluble stains: These include berries, cola, food dye, jelly, mud, washable ink, or wet paint. Mix a solution of 1/4-teaspoon nonbleach detergent (or white vinegar) with 32 ounces of water.
-Dark water-soluble stains: Chocolate, coffee, mustard, tea, wine, and bodily fluids often stain much more readily than other water-soluble materials and need a different solvent. Use 1 tablespoon of ammonia mixed in 1 cup of water first. If this doesn't work, try combining one part chlorine bleach with five parts water. These solvents may remove color from certain fabrics like wool, so check with the manufacturer for the best cleaning method.
-Oils and waxes: This would include glue, gum, nail polish, and cigarette residue. The best way to clean each of these varies - some may need to be simply scraped off or, if possible, frozen to make it brittle and then chipped away. Most glue can be dissolved and removed using a solvent like rubbing alcohol. Nail polish may also be dissolved using rubbing alcohol or with nail polish remover containing acetone.
Unfortunately, some stains may prove difficult to remove using household products. In any case, vacuuming and spot cleaning may not be enough to get your carpet or rug looking like new again. That's why many homeowners opt to hire a professional carpet cleaning service on a regular basis, around once every 12 to 18 months.
When it comes to heavy-duty carpet cleaning, you have many options to pick from. The two most common methods for cleaning carpets are steam cleaning and dry cleaning.
Steam cleaning is a common method for professional carpet cleaning, but the name is somewhat misleading. Steam-cleaning services use machines that utilize hot (but not boiling) water in combination with a vacuum. The water is heated inside the machine and sometimes mixed with detergent before being sprayed directly onto the carpet. At the same time, a vacuum sucks up the water almost immediately after hitting the fabric. The hot water extracts far more dirt and stains than would be possible by hand.
Cleaning machines using hot water extraction can be purchased or rented for home use, but they aren't always as powerful as what professional cleaning services use. Improperly drying the carpet may also cause bacteria or mold growth. Professional cleaners also employ a number of other methods to pre-treat the carpet and ensure adequate drying. For these reasons, professional carpet cleaning may be preferable to do-it-yourself methods.
Carpets or rugs can also be thoroughly cleaned using a dry-cleaning method. As the name suggests, there is much less water involved in dry cleaning, which means the carpet can be ready to use in less time. Using powerful solvents to break down dirt and stains, dry cleaning puts less physical stress on the carpet, and thus might be better in the long run. However, dry cleaning is usually more expensive than hot-water cleaning services. In addition, the chemicals used to dry clean carpets might irritate pets, people with sensitive skin, or anyone sensitive to strong odors.
Before choosing a professional carpet cleaning service, make sure you will be getting what you paid for by asking the right questions and doing your homework.
Again, there are pros and cons involved in using a hot-water-based cleaning service or dry cleaning. Take into consideration not only cost, but how long the process will take from start to finish, including drying time. Also take note of the material your carpet is made from, and consult the manufacturer if possible to learn about the best ways to clean it. If you or your family is sensitive to any chemicals, be sure to keep this in mind and ask about what chemicals are used.
You can find reviews of most professional carpet-cleaning services online, as well as information about a company's specific process, the chemicals used, and cost. It's also wise to ask friends and family members about services they've used in the past to get a recommendation. Don't always go with the service offering the lowest price, or hire a service who advertises door-to-door or over the phone, unless you have done thorough research on them.
Carpet cleaning services will be entering your home, potentially while you aren't there, so you want to feel comfortable with the business you trust with this responsibility. Ask if the company conducts background checks on employees, as well as if they are insured in your state. Without liability insurance, a mistake that results in damage to your home or furniture may be your responsibility to pay for.
If you've found a carpet-cleaning service you can trust, ask to get a quote. This may involve specifying exactly what services you would like performed, as well as the size of your home's carpeted area. Make sure you understand exactly what is included in a quoted price. Some businesses may charge extra to move furniture, clean stairs, or use special treatment methods. It's also common for businesses to sell customers on products and services they don't need. Don't hesitate to ask questions if any detail about the quote is unclear.
If you instead want to rent or buy a carpet-cleaning machine to use yourself, you have many options to pick from.
Since heavy-duty carpet cleaning isn't a frequent activity for most homeowners, many choose to simply rent one of these machines. Of course, renting is usually much cheaper than owning a machine or hiring a service, which is the biggest advantage in this situation. But not all rental units perform equally, and some might require extra drying time or the use of special solvents that will cost more. There's also the time and effort that goes into carpet cleaning - renting a unit means you must also move furniture yourself and pay close attention to ensure you're operating the unit correctly. Making a mistake could mean damaging your carpet or the unit itself. Also, improperly drying carpet could allow harmful bacteria and mold to grow. Before renting a carpet cleaner, make sure you're up for the task at hand.
Homeowners can purchase carpet cleaners ranging from compact units to full-size industrial-strength machines. Besides price, take note of the features of a unit and compare them to what you most need from a carpet cleaner. Some models specialize in removing allergens from pet hair, while others may work better on tough stains, for example. Another key consideration: Make sure you have room for it. Some carpet cleaners can be bulky and require ample storage space.
Other features you may want to look for in a cleaning unit include:
Make the right choice in carpet cleaners by considering all the options available to you and how they fit into your needs and budget.