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2755 Highway 46 SDickson, TN 37055
From Business: Peery Enterprises, LP actually started in 1986 as Bruce Peery Company and Dickson Realty. My father, Bruce Peery, saw a future in Dickson with Real Estate. He was…
2122 N Thompson LnMurfreesboro, TN 37129
From Business: For over 15 years, we have served the Middle Tennessee area in all its property management and real estate needs. We are a full service company specializing in in…
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Katie Hagan did an amazing job with our Divorce & Parenting plan modification! She is a true professional. Her work was timely, diligent and thorough. She is very knowledgeable about our Davidson court system and I had total peace of mind in her abilities as an attorney and advocate for our family. Couldn’t be happier and would highly recommend!
DO NOT USE MORTON!Very pricey!Very misleading!They will prey on you during vulnerable situations!$450 to install at $112 faucet - ouch!When I asked for a 10% discount via email, he replied saying if I were more professional that he would have give me a discount. Really!?!?
On a cool Sunday morning as we prepared for church, we woke up to our downstairs toilet over flowing with water. The water was pouring onto the floor and the bathtub was about half full of residual back flow. It was a nasty mess and my attempts to plunge the problem were unsuccessful. I knew I needed a professional, but who could I call on Sunday morning? I thought of a few companies I know that specialize in this type of service and as I began calling down my list all I got was an answering service telling me “all agents are busy at this time”. I finally made it down my list to Roto-Rooter and when I called I got a real person on the phone who took my number and informed me that the plumber on call “Roger” would be calling me soon. Roger did call me and let me know he would be here in about 2 hours. He then called about an hour later and told me he was on the way. Roger was respectful, professional, and knowledgeable about the problem I was having. He immediately got to work and within an hour my problem was solved. Thank you to Roro-Rooter for your immediate service. If I have any more plumbing issues they will be the first on my list of plumbers to call.
Wow! We were very surprised and shocked to see a review like this for David Balfour. We can attest to the fact that the negative review on here is nothing like our experience whatsoever. It is a shame that some people like to post disparaging remarks about others, without ever knowing (or caring) about the consequences of such posts. We (my wife and I) can honestly state that David was nothing but the utmost professional as he helped us purchase a home. Generally buying a house is a stressful situation for us, but that was not the case with our most recent purchase, and we have David Balfour to thank for that! David's vast knowledge and experience of the Nashville housing market was amazing, and so helpful as we visited houses in various neighborhoods around the city to find a home that was perfect for us. He was attentive, responsive and truly listened to what we needed. We never felt as though we were not his #1 priority, and if he was not available (he is a popular real estate agent, after all) he would always get back to us within a reasonable time. We saw the other review on here and it was surprising, since that is nothing close to our experience. We came to leave this review because working with David Balfour was like having a family member help you buy a house :)
First class real estate firm. Honest, patient, and trustworthy. 5 stars for sure....and I'll be back next time I need to sell or buy.
Well let me say so far I have not had any issue with this business and they have taken care of my needs as I expected. They are very prompt with there service calls and respectful when they arrive. In the past I used them alot over the years and when my trouble re-appeard I called on them and they came to my rescue right away. The tech new what to do right away when I explain to him my problem and fixed it in a short matter of time . I recommend Roto -Rooter to anyone and I think they want have any regrets with there services. Thank you Roto-Rooter.
Had a main line clogged on a Saturday afternoon. Not too many plumbers available or willing to handle a call during that time but Scott at Roto-Rooter stepped up. Involved some major work but was fixed within an hour. Scott was very conscious about taking the approach that would lead to the least amount of cleanup. Hard working guy. Received a call while at my house and was headed off to help a lady with a water leak at 8PM Saturday night.
'm selling my property and only upon listing it for sale do I discover that there are outstanding invoices for property management to this company that they never informed me about.They have multiple ways to contact me, yet I've not received ONE invoice or phone call, or email or even in the mail box... on top of that - they've had the audacity to charge me late fees for invoices I never recieved.Not happy.
I called Roto-Rooter to come check out our slow-draining bathtub. They told us they couldn't give us an estimate over the phone, but we figured how much could it be? The serviceman showed up, shut the bathroom door behind him (I've never seen a plumber do that), and ran his wetvac for about 10 or 15 minutes. The rest of his call was spent sitting in his truck doing who only knows what only to come back and charge us $296.95! To run a wetvac for a few minutes! My husband and I were floored and tried to correct the problem only to discover that Roto-rooter charges a flat fee of $265 plus a shop fee of $31.95. Yet they couldn't give an estimate. Unbelievable. Save your money and shop elsewhere.
Buyer beware! Find a different place to rent from! They are very pretentious in dealing with landlord/tenant situations!Units are small and overpriced. Amenities are VERY modest for the price.Also, double check rental sites, because they have multiple prices posted for the same units.Office management is reasonable, but the broker needs a class in Miss Manners, when dealing with tenants. The area is in transition, with multiple crimes happening weekly.
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.