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Very Pleased with Holt Plumbing! I had a broken drain pipe under kitchen sink, also had new garbage disposal installed. I called Holt Plumbing, the lady who answered phone was very helpful, answered all questions patiently and I did not feel hurried or rushed at all. She gave me the hourly rate which was more than fair. After speaking with her at length I didn’t call anywhere else, I set an appt. for the next afternoon. I received a call when the LaVergne area plumber, James, was on his way to my home. When he arived he was polite, professional, surveyed the work to be done and gave a price estimate before starting. He was friendly, quick, left no mess, explained what he was doing, had me look at and test sink and garbage disposal when he was done to be sure I was satisfied, etc. While we chatted he mentioned that Holt Plumbing was a great company to work for and that the people there were just down home family people. I had asked him if I could add a tip on to the credit card charge for him personally because I was pleased with the work and pleased with the bill, but he replied that he was paid fairly by the company already and that if I was happy enough with his work the best “tip” I could give would be to call the office and let them know. I did. If I ever have another plumbing need I will be calling Holt and requesting the LaVergne area man, James.
Folks, can we stop blaming the plumber and put the true blame back on the warranty company? I used Hers and His first when a had a home Warranty for a home I'd just purchased. Although the warranty (2-10)was crappy, the service I received from Hers & His was first class. 1 year later, my WH was leaking from the TMP valve and my tub faucet had graduated from a drip to a steady stream. I called Hers & His to schedule a plumber to make the repairs. 20 minutes later Daniel the plumbing technician called to let me know he was 10 minutes away from my home. There were two plumbers that arrived from this company, Daniel and Josh. They were professional, personable, patient and prepared. They asked questions for clarification. They were patient and thorough in explaining the why's and how's and educated me on the maintenance of my WH and other products(thanks a bunch Josh). I felt that what I paid for the service was very affordable and reasonable. It was a great customer experience that they created and kept the ownership the entire visit. I will use them again.I would like to add that they do the same great service regardless if a home Warranty is used or not. They do not nickel and dime you and limit your repair service like a home Warranty does. I will use them again.
I like this company for three reasons:One, they guarantee all their work. They guarantee your satisfaction period. Also, they warranty most of their work for 6 years; if you develop leaks, they'll come do the repairs free of charge.Two, they don't bill by the hour; instead, their plumbers bill by the job. It may seem higher priced upfront, but it actually gets you better quality in the longer run. The job can take much more than a plumber estimates, and you don't have to pay extra.Three, their plumbers are not paid on commission and do not try and oversell anything. In fact, they offer cost savings options whenever possible.Four, their work is the best in town. A+ quality.In short, if you have plumbing issues, Morton should be your first call. They also have an outstanding HVAC repair department.
My family, my friends, and I have used Holt Plumbing for over 20 years. They are the fairest and best value in town. I have never had an issue with any work performed and felt I was always treated fairly when they were done. I have referred Holt Plumbing to all of my friends, and none have ever come back to me and say they were not treated with courteousness and fairness. The employees at Holt Plumbing are very service oriented, they try to get as much information from you as they can to give the plumber a heads up as to what your problem is before they arrive, that way there is no wasted time in getting you back in business as quickly as possible. I recommend Holt Plumbing highly, you will be sorry if you called someone else.Sincerely,L. Wilkes
I would rate 10 STARS if it was a choice! Hers & His is thee most outstanding, “got-it-together” company I have dealt with in a long time. Professional, follows through, and does exactly what they say. Jeff Lamons (Nashville) was incredible handling, coordinating and get the job done in a timely matter. (This was not some leaky faucet, this was 300' of new water line from the street) I cant say enough and for me to sit down and write a POSITIVE REVIEW is unique and deserves every good word. I wish they could share their business skills with companies like COMCAST! It would be a better world! Thank you guys! We have shared your company with everyone regardless if they need work done. Much success to you! Patty & Tony Jones
We had a hot water heater stop working suddenly and needed a plumber asap. We are somewhat new to the area and Morton was recommended to us by a friend. We called around 10 am and they were able to come out and assess the issue within 1 hr. The water heater needed replacing and they were able to get the new heater and replace it same day. I was very thankful! My only small quibble was that there was some discolored water that spilled on our concrete basement floor when they drained the old unit. It would have been nice if they could have cleaned that up before leaving. But overall very happy with our experience and will call them again if we have a plumbing issue.
When I had a plumbing emergency, I felt I really was at a plumber's mercy. I had heard about the service Morton Plumbing had provided to some of my friends and decided to call their office. My friends were not kidding about them, they were fast, fair, and did a excellent job. They saved me, stopped the leak in my wall, and even cleaned up the mess. I know they must have put us at the top of their list, because the plumbing truck arrived within 10 minutes of my call. I am so glad I called Morton rather than any other plumber. I am sticking to them for any other emergency and when my water heater needs replacement.
I'm a repeat customer of Morton Plumbing and will call them when our air conditioner needs service as well. They train their crew to be respectful. They take off their shoes or wear covers so they never track in dirt or mud into your home. In all the years they have come and serviced our toilets, water heaters, clogged drains, they have never asked to use the restroom. I would not have minded, but they obviously take care of that before they enter my home and I admire the professionalism. They guarantee their work but I have never had to have them come back and fix something. They do it right the first time.
I have used Morton Plumbing for years. It is no surprise to me that they were voted the best plumbing company in Nashville by The Scene Readers. Most people think Hiller would have won, but sometimes the smaller companies with truly great service shine above the rest. I was thrilled to hear they are doing HVAC repair now. They have some experts on staff that can handle and air conditioning repair. If your home needs a new unit, they will replace your current one with a new unit that is highly efficient.
I called Maddox Plumbing at 9:30 in the evening because my water heater was leaking all over the garage. They came right over, and prior to doing any work, gave me a complete run down of the problem. Unfortunately it was leaking internally and had to be replaced. They stayed until a bit past midnight. The work was done very well in a timely manner. The guys even cleaned up, and took the old water heater so I didn't have to deal with it. I would highly recommend this company
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.