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3603 Metro PkwySan Antonio, TX 78247
Tubing was cracked under the sink. Randell Nunn was early for his scheduled appointment. He come in and quickly realized the issue we were having with the supply tubing under the sink. He obtained the parts he need form his truck and proceeded to repair the issue so we could get the water back…
126 El Mio DrSan Antonio, TX 78216
I recently had a plumbing crisis... And Alamo Plumbing Solutions was the best decision I made. A gentleman by the name Santiago was very knowledgeable about the job and was very quick to fix the plumbing issue. I will definitely recommend Santiago from Alamo Plumbing Solutions to my family and f…
13106 Lookout RdgSan Antonio, TX 78233
THIS COMPANY AND IT'S EMPLOYEES ARE THE BEST IN TEXAS. THEY ARE HONEST,CLEAR ON THEIR PROPOSAL,POLITE,FAST,CLEAN AND NEAT WORK ETHICS,THEY WILL WORK FOR YOU! I AM 100% SATISFIED AND HAPPY WITH THE SEWER LINE REPLACEMENT FROM THE HOUSE TO THE STREET. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM. RICHARD A. MCLARTY …
11403 Jones Maltsberger RdSan Antonio, TX 78216
I have been getting fall check ups from Comfort Air for over five years--since they installed my Carrier A/C system on July 3, 2003. Comfort Air has been doing both a spring check up and a fall check up for me every year and they have been thorough and very professionall in every aspect of thei…
PO Box 591805San Antonio, TX 78259
In 2014 I was in charge of our park maintenance out in Bulverde. Due to the unusually cold weather, we had several occasions when we had pipes freeze and break. A-Tex was a Godsend! They came out right away, assessed the situation, and gave us a very fair quote for the repairs. In addition they …
330 W Broadview DrSan Antonio, TX 78228
My sink backed up last night and I looked for a small plumbing company this morning. Roland's was prompt, courteous, and reasonably priced. Abel and Jon even noticed another minor problem under my sink and fixed that and tightened the faucet too. I am very happy with the service and will reco…
Po Box 790661San Antonio, TX 78279
From Business: Please Visit Our Web Site or Give Us A Call For More Information; 24 Hours / 7 Days A Week; One-Hour Emergency Service; Free Estimates / Phone Quotes; No Extra Charge For Nights, Weekends, Or Holidays; Major and Minor Repairs; Replace Water Lines Without Digging Yard Up; Our Plumbers Are Not Commissioned Salesmen; Major Im…
7847 Fortune DrSan Antonio, TX 78250
I would like to thank you and your staff for their prompt response and service. The service tech, Jeremy, was very understanding and courteous. He was very knowledge. The hot water tank was leaking at the top valve and very rusted. He replaced the hot water tank. He explained the different types…
2013 West AveSan Antonio, TX 78201
We had no idea who to call ... our water heater went out, impressed with the whole operation... from the dispatcher to the gentleman that was sent out to service our heater which in the end had to be replaced because the part that was needed was no longer made. We were kept informed during the …
11403 Jones Maltsberger RdSan Antonio, TX 78216
These guys helped me out of a huge jam. Woke up on a Sun. morning and the house is super hot. Called Comfort Air Engineering and they came within an hour. The tech said it was a freon leak and wouldn't be able to fix until tomorrow but would add freon to get us through the day. I told them i …
9710 N Interstate 35San Antonio, TX 78233
we had a water leak in our water line, and it was flooding our front yard. We did alot of research on plumbers in the area, and decided to call on time elmer. Ernest was the plumber that came out, and I have to say he is highly recommended in our book! He doesn't b.s you on what NEEDS to be done…
16018 University Oak Suite 102San Antonio, TX 78249
My Central A/C and heating of course would go out in our weird cool and hot, humid weather. MR À/c and Mr plumber installed 2 units at a great price and came back several times to make sure everything was 100 percent operational. Brandon is A GReat Tech, plus Ally at the office always followed u…
13355 Rolling CrkSan Antonio, TX 78253
From Business: J.C. Enriquez and Son is a ful service Plumbing and Remodeling Company. We do everything replace water fixtures & faucets, waser & gas lines, Water Heaters, Fix Yard and Slab leaks, Sewer and Drain Cleaning, Sewer and Drain Inspetions. We also do full Kitchen & Bathroom Remoseling,, tub replacements, Shower Pans, Ceramic F…
9915 Powhatan Dr Apt 5gSan Antonio, TX 78230
From Business: With over 20 years of experience, People’s Choice Plumbing knows that the most important part of our job is you, our customer. We vow to provide each client the time needed to provide the best service possible, while diagnosing your problem in the most prompt, efficient way. When things go wrong, you need someone you can t…
15440 TradesmanSan Antonio, TX 78249
From Business: Mission has been installing and servicing plumbing, air conditioning and heating systems of exceptionally high quality since 1956. We have the expertise to handle all of your mechanical system needs. We provide high quality installation and service at competitive costs. We are proud of our policy: do your absolute best to …
San Antonio, TX 78251
I met Mr. Gomez through my daughter-in-law, in May of 2015, after relocating back to San Antonio from MN to spend some time with my family. Their home needed lots of TLC including everything from flooring, painting, plumbing and just about everything in between. Usually, these guys come out…
9272 Us Highway 87 ESan Antonio, TX 78263
From Business: Jon Wayne is here to help; whether you need a repair, a second opinion or a completely new system, Jon Wayne is hands down the best contractor to call. We will be happy to send out one of our highly skilled team members to evaluate your home and inform you of the best options. We will then work with you to get your home to…
542 N Ww White RdSan Antonio, TX 78219
From Business: When it comes to your plumbing, you want a reliable company that has the experience and equipment it takes to get the job done right the first time for a fair price. We are a family-owned and operated company with over 35 years of experience in business. Legend Plumbing & Rooter is your source for honest, dependable plumbi…
9355 Bandera Rd. Suite 112San Antonio, TX 78250
Russell and Jon have come to fix issues on 3 different occasions. They explained everything they were doing and answered all of the questions that I had. They gave me tips on how to keep my sink from getting clogged up again. They are readily available and always pleasant. I have recommended the…
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Very prompt, professional, and reasonably priced. The tech was very knowledgeable, respectful, and did exactly what he stated he would do prior to starting the job.
They overcharged me $1795.16 now I'm going to have to take them to court to get my money back, they quoted me priced items to do then only emptied septic tank and replaced the cap on septic. They also refuse to return phone calls, my daughter called from out of State then they promised to return some money but I'm still waiting on my refund. Call the BBB if you've had problems with this company and turn them in for all mis handle of money or management.
They were able to come out to our residents on the 4th of July. Our water softener went out and it clogged our toilets, faucets, washer, etc. they got to our house in an hour and were able to get us up and running in two hours. Our technician was very knowledgable and was able to get things fixed in a very short time. We just want to thank him again!
From the very beginning Wes was informative and helpful. When Jonathan came out to service our AC units, he explained everything fully, he did not try to push us to purchase the part to make our unit work more efficiently..... he just explained why it would help and how it would benefit us. NO HARD CLOSE....I hate that 😡. In the end, it just made financial sense to keep the AC unit up to speed and purchase their “Rescue Club” memebership he suggested- but we already knew we were going to get that from the beginning......Thanks to Wes!
I have used Wills AllPro a number of times now and have always been happy with the service. They are reliable, prompt and friendly technicians. Will definitely use them again!
We had a water main pipe burst at the pressure reduction valve. We called RotoRooter for a free quote, and ultimately chose to have the Nick complete the repairs. He worked with us on pricing and made everything completely painless for us. I absolutely recommend Roto Rooter San Antonio, excellent people, customer service was great, and they had Nick at our house in under an hour.
I'm a general contractor. I hired Tony Alvarado to do a large home Remodel in Bulverde. The guy Tony sent out was not a good plumber at all. We had a ton of problems with him on that job. After that job, talked to Tony about another job and found out he had fired the guy that did a bad job in Bulverde, so I hired him again for a small commercial job in Leon Valley. Everything started off well until it came time to get the gas line inspected. It turns out Tony isn't even a licensed master plumber. He uses his cousin's license. Apparently his cousin let his license expire and Tony wasn't able to pull a gas permit for my job for several weeks. When he finally got the license renewed he failed the first 2 inspections. Now all I need is for him to come install the toilets and the water heater and call in his final inspection and he's not responding to my calls after telling me for 2 weeks now that he would come take care of it. I'm in trouble now and Tony Alvarado is nowhere to be found.
Randell Nunn was one of the most professional and courteous service representatives I have encountered regardless of industry. He truly cares about his customer and his work and had a very positive attitude regarding the challenging issue we were facing. I commend him and Roto Rooter and enthusiastically recommend them.
I cannot say enough about the outstanding experience we had with Roto-Rooter and the technician and his assistant that came to our home to investigate a massive toilet overflow causing thousands of dollars in damages. Our warranty company sent a plumber from a company that did not get rave reviews and other than flush our toilet with and without toilet paper to try to recreate what had happened he did nothing to investigate the plumbing involved with this toilet. Roto-Rooter used their camera to snake through the plumbing, through the cleanout and to the sewer. He determined there was nothing in our plumbing that would have been a contributing factor to the over flow. He was thorough in his evaluation and in the process educated me on the process. He and his associate were prompt, professional, courteous and respectful to the event that occurred in our home. They replaced the toilet, that my warranty company refused to, cleaned up and said they would dispose of the old toilet. I asked if any plumbing company has the ability to investigate the plumbing and he said yes. Furthermore, if they did not check the plumbing they were not doing their job well. I would highly recommend Roto-Rooter of San Antonio!!
Tom Cooper came out right away and was very informational, he quickly found our issue and explained it to us showing us his tests. He made quick work of our problems and kept us happy with his funny disposition. I would definitely recommend Tom to anybody in need of assistance.
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.