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I absolutely have a new plumber on record! I will be using them again should anything come up in the future!
Several months later, not having heard back, I called
I explained to
I showed the plumber the other problems. A new
Another old toilet also had a leak at its flush pipe, an active leak that had been repaired ten years before, successfully until just now. This one he said could be repaired to the tune of 500 dollars. He wanted to replace everything in the tank (all of which functioned fine). I felt the old, sturdy parts that worked better than the new toilet's parts should not be changed.
Then I showed him the water heaters in the basement, because my sink faucets' hot water had become progessively feeble over the last few months, and I guessed that calcium deposits, which build up more in hot water piping than cold, had narrowed the channels from the hot water heaters. The hot water heaters, however, were working well, producing more than enough hot water for simultaneous showers and baths in the four bathrooms. When there at the heaters, I (not the plumber) noticed a slight, slow red thick leak from a fitting on one of the water heaters and asked that, in addition to checking the hot water pipes for debris, he include a repair to close this small leak. There was a small damp patch at the base of the heater, possibly from the spring rains or from this leak or some other leak, he suggested but did not investigate for another leak. What he did was suggest that the heaters be replaced (despite the fact that they were producing plenty of hot water overall) to the tune of more than 3,000. His estimate for cleaning and repairing the pipe that might have been the cause of the slow hot water in the sink faucet and stopping up the small leak was 265 dollars.
We went to the kitchen sink, where the hot water of the faucet had, as in the other sinks, become feeble due to some kind of blockage in the hot water pipe. The disposal was old and not a high-end one, which works, though not very efficiently. His response, (you can probably guess) was to install a new one to the tune of 745 dollars. His estimate for fixing the feeble hot water faucet was $160 but he only gave the estimate when I requested it after he proposed the replacement.
I reiterated to this plumber that I did not remove and replace appliances that were working and that had long worked better than more recent ones. All I wanted was to get the repairs done to the existing fixtures.
But this plumber simply was not interested in such repairs and when I asked for certain estimates said that he had not looked at the problems carefully enough to diagnose them and estimate the repairs.
Wow. What a mismatch of customer and serviceman. And what a contrast between the conclusions of two different plumbers of the same company within a few months.
And note that I had had to really keep at
I should say that prior small plumbing repairs by
I called a second company (Chicagoland Plumbing, Inc…see review for 6/23/14) who encouraged me to call the manufacturer (
I was very displeased and would definitely not recommend this company to anyone. I clearly could have ended up spending a lot of money when I did not need to, along with having to replace my favorite faucet).
I also had him replace a part in the shower valve, which was $150 not including the part (I supplied) but he told me the cost in advance.
I obtained four quotes, and offered the system for a reasonable price, and was the only company to provide me with a solution to the airflow problem on the second floor. They suggested moving a
At the end of the job, all of the connections were clean. The airflow to the second floor is much stronger, and the system is very quiet and efficient. When I had the inspector from the municipal building department come for the final inspection, he told me that everything looked great and it's what he expects from
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