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The furnace was running roughly. I got his number from Angies List. He told me what day and time he could come and he was prompt. He ascertained that the furnace was very dirty. He went out to his truck, brought in all the necessary tools and the vacuum and got to work. He was there for about 1 1/2 hours total. He gave me the bill, I paid him and that was that. You have to breathe a huge sigh of relief. A conscientous person is hard to find.

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is still doing a remarkable job. He's prompt, reliable and caring. Comes when he says and does the job right. Couldn't ask for more. He even calls after the fact to see if everything is going well.
- patricia O.

Everything went very well. Had a bit of trouble getting work scheduled due to large amount of emergency calls he received (it was dead of winter, during a heavy cold snap. Lots of frozen pipes). He worked efficiently with great care for the cleanliness of my home. Dealt well with my nosey dog. A few small problems (not related to his work, but rather the equipment) were dealt with quickly at no additional cost. A very poilte, friendly plumber.
- anthony D.

On the morning of 8/14/13 we woke up to a large mount of water in our basement. After clearing out all the items and cleaning/drying the floor we could not figure out where the water had come from. That afternoon after work we decided to turn on a couple faucets at once and realized that the water was pouring out of the escape valve by the main septic/black water outflow pipe. The problem was only with high volume flow like a shower not slow volume like flushing a toilet or using the sink. We are members of Angie's List so we decided to call
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based on their good standing. WHAT A MISTAKE!!!!!!
At first all seemed well -
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the technician arrived promptly, was courteous and seemed well informed. We informed him that we have lived in our house since 2009 and the septic had not been pumped since 2007 - it is just two of us and an 1000
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tank so we explained to him that we wondered if our tank was full. We went out in the yard and gave him the land survey map of the property that indicates were the septic tank is and the leach field. He could not locate the tank - he was only poking the ground looking for it out by the leach field - never close to our home. (Now we know that by law, new construction has to have a septic tank within 20 feet of the home - he never even looked there!) After not finding our tank in order to open it and tell us if it was full, he proceeded to open the main septic outflow cap in the basement. He inserted a snake about 10 feet in and immediately said it was getting "bound up" and that he needed to look with the camera. He told us that the camera was an additional $500 but that he would not charge us. That seemed wonderful. He inserted the camera and showed us "large roots in the pipe" with standing water beyond them so he could not look any farther. He then proceeded to tell us that our whole yard needed to be dug up with machines and the entire pipe replaced. The quote for this work was just shy of $5000 and could be started in the next couple days. The quote included up to 20 feet of pipe replaced, but he stated that it could be a lot more depending on how many feet of pipe were affected. (Now, knowing what we know, there is no way it would be more that 20 feet because of law) We were devastated. He said he would try to snake again and establish us some sort of flow so that we could at least flush toilets minimally for the next couple of days - no showers though.
He then insisted that I pay a 50% deposit for the 5K estimate in order for him to be able to inquire about scheduling the following morning - this seemed very abnormal to me. Luckily I refused and said that I only felt comfortable paying a deposit if I knew when the work could be completed. He left and said he would call us in the morning with more information. We couldn't sleep once he left. Something seemed amiss - How could roots just suddenly obstruct flow? How could we need to dig up our yard without first checking the tank to see if it was full (it had not been pumped in 6 years!)? How did he know where his camera was in relation to our septic tank - he couldn't find the tank outside?
The next morning while waiting for
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to call us back, I called a local plumber in the area that was also recommended on Angie's List. He waned me on the phone that
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is FAMOUS for this SCAM! They come to your house in the night - tell you the snake is bound up - use the camera to "prove it" and then quote thousands of dollars to dig everything up and replace it all. My suspicions were now starting to seem justified. I asked this plumber if he could come in the next few hours to give us a second opinion - he obliged.
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called later in the morning and said that they couldn't get the "DIG TEAM" here to our house until Friday morning I said that for now I would pass on scheduling the service because this was an "urgent matter" and I needed to get it fixed that same day. Then it got really shady -
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proceeded to tell me that he would CANCEL the scheduled work that the team had on the books for that day (Thursday) so that the Dig Team could come to my house the same day. I told him that I didn't feel right cancelling another customer that was in a similar bind as myself just for my own benefit - that did not seem like good practice to me!? He then told me that ours was a "BIGGER more costly job" and that they didn't want to loose the work - WOW!!!!! Now I knew I had done the right thing - this was very poor business practice and was starting to seem very unethical! I politely declined and said I would call back if I had trouble finding someone that could come that same day.
Bill, the local plumber, arrived a few hours later. He immediately found the lid to our septic tank and dug WITH A HAND SHOVEL for a few minutes. The tank was a mere 10 feet from our house under some a few inches of mulch in the landscaping bed! He informed us of the
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of 20 feet from the house law. The tank was full to the brim! and had some small roots in it where the pipe enters the tank from the small decorative bushes that are planted over the tank on the mulch bed.
Turns out that
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the night before had his snake and his camera IN OUR SEPTIC TANK - the 8 or so feet of pipe that we have is in perfect shape- no blockage - no tree roots - no damage. We simply had the septic tank pumped out on Thursday and used a shovel and rake to remove the hair like roots from the entrance of the pipe to the tank.
How can this be!!!!????!!!!
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was going to come to our house - dig up our leach field b/c that is where they thought the tank was! - charge us $5000!!!! AND WHAT THEN!!!!!!!???? WE JUST NEEDED OUR SEPTIC TANK PUMPED!!!!!! The estimate that
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gave us didn't even mention the septic tank!! Were they going to check it first? At least try to find it? See if it was full? Even if our pipe would have needed to be replaced no heavy machinery was needed - a
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shovel removed the inches of mulch and soil that were in the way!
I would not recommend
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to ANYONE - buyer beware! I am also contacting the Better Business Bureau and the NY consumer protection board. These people are trouble and scam artists to boot!
- Andrea S.
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PO Box 246
Hopewell Junction, NY

A. Salerno Contracting Corp.

P.O. BOX 526
Rhinebeck, NY

A.H.T.Plumbing and Heating Contractors

81 Westwood Ave
Ellenville, NY

ABC plumbing and mechanical

11 friendship lane
Red Hook, ny

Absolute Shower Doors

949 New York 376
Wappingers Falls, NY

AIM Green Construction Services LLC

50 Homer Place
Poughkeepsie, NY

Al Schwegler Construction

P.O Box 31
Bloomington, NY


Kingston, NY

AllPride Construction Inc.

Wappingers Falls, NY

Always There Home and Office Repair

44 Morehouse Ln
Red Hook, NY

Ameri Tech Concepts

Wappingers Falls, NY

Ames Construction

89 Cardinal Rd
Hyde Park, NY

Appliance Pro

240 Lily Lake Rd.
Highland, NY

Appolo Heating and Air Conditioning

95 Airport Drive Suite 1
Wappinger's Falls, NY

Appolo Heating Inc

868 Burdeck St
Schenectady, NY


Clintondale, NY

Aseproc Constructions

218 Osborne Hill rd
Fishkill, NY

Basement Systems Of New York

P.O. Box 524
Bullville, NY

Bath Fitter

1 Charles Blvd
Guilderland, NY

Benjamin Custom Modular Homes Inc

3156 Route 9W
Saugerties, NY

Brian Hommel Home Improvement

749 Kings Hwy
Saugerties, NY

Brookside Properties

6 Rinne Road
Wallkill, NY

Builtwell Builders, Inc

42 West Kerley Corners Rd
Red Hook, NY

C.R.Lambert Construction

40 South dr.
Hyde Park, NY

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north
Birmingham, AL

Campbell General Carpentry, Inc.

69 S Partition St
Saugerties, NY

Capstone Plumbing & Heating Inc.

59 Pitcher Ln
Red Hook, NY

Carlotti Concepts Construction

2 sawmill rd
Saugerties, NY


422 New York 52
Carmel, NY

CFK Plumbing & Heating

100 Andrews Rd
Lagrangeville, NY

Chad Demare Plumbing & Heating

256 Battenfeld Rd
Red Hook, NY

Champion Window of Albany

12 Petra Lane
Albany, NY

Charles Licare

120 Avondale Dr
Myrtle Beach, SC

Chris Juliano Plumbing & Heating Ltd

777 Centre Rd
Staatsburg, NY


Highland, NY

Clark Construction

P.O. Box 522
New Paltz, NY

Cleveland Plumbing & Heating Inc

po box 515
Hyde Park, NY

Creative Construction DCR, Inc.

3 Cusa Drive
Highland, NY

Creative Kitchens

789 Old Rte 9
Wappingers Falls, NY

curt's home & property

Olivebridge, NY


PO Box 509
Rhinebeck, NY

Daka Plumbing & Heating LLC

2561 Rte 55
Poughquag, NY

DeMarco Plumbing and Heating

765 South St
Newburgh, NY

Diamond Cutter Tile & Stone Installation

240 Leedsville Rd
Amenia, NY

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd
Indianapolis, IN


Stormville, NY

Dunn & Son Design Construction

16 Seaman Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY

Dutchess County Renovations

216 Barrytown Rd
Barrytown, NY

Dutchess Property Management, INC.

15 Amherst Road
Red Hook, NY

E and S Plumbing

2539 South Ave
Wappingers Falls, NY

Ethos Construction

beekman rd
Hopewell Junction, NY

F&F Plumbing and Heating

3 Westview Terrace
Poughkeepsie, NY

First Class Remodeling Inc

36 Mountain Pass Road
Hopewell Junction, NY


PO BOX 1372
Hopewell Junction, NY

G.M.C.Plumbing & Heating

100 Kent Rd
Wappingers Falls, NY

Gary Macabe

165 Stickles Ter
Kingston, NY

GCM Heating & Burner Service

7 Daley DR>
Holmes, NY


Saugerties, NY

Giorgio's Home Improvements

155 Miller Rd.
Hopewell Junction, NY

Go Green Express Home Services

145 S William St
Newburgh, NY

Handyman Andy

45 Finnish Lane
Lagrangeville, NY

Herriman Construction

12 Pells Court
Poughkeepsie, NY

High Tech Home Warranties

PO Box 24881
Raleigh, NC

Home Improvements & Repairs by John Gasparro

P.O. Box 1266
Pleasant Valley, NY

Hot Water Solutions Inc

31 Stone Rd
West Hurley, NY


West Hurley, NY

Hot Water Solutions Inc.

West Hurley, NY


1278 Route 311
Patterson, NY

Hudson Valley Home Improvement Services LLC

1502 Patrician Court
Peekskill, NY

ISE Plumbing & Heating

5 Schoolhouse Ln
Poughkeepsie, NY


Poughkeepsie, NY

J OConnor construction

434 Harman St
Brooklyn, NY

J.H.MILLER Plumbing, Heating and Air

15 Virginia Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY


Poughkeepsie, NY

Jim Beyer Plumbing

1503 Clove Valley Rd
Lagrangeville, NY

Joe of all Trades

1791 Glasco Tpke.
Woodstock, NY

Joe's Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning

132 Dutchtopwn Rd.
Saugergies, NY

John Ossenkop & Son

288 creamery
Hopewell Junction, NY

JP Carpentry & Handyman Services

250 Vineyard Ave
Highland, NY

K & N Plumbing and Heating

5 summit avenue
Poughkeepsie, Ny

Kiall Avery Contracting

101 Montgomery St
Tivoli, NY

Laffin Plumbing & Heating

Clinton Corners, NY

Lawn Care - Property Management

797 Chestnut Ridge Rd
Millbrook, NY

Leighton's Water Treatment

1284 Churchland Lane
Saugerties, NY

Local Dad Repairs

27 Old State Rd
Hopewell Junction, NY

Lowe's - Mooresville

509 River Hwy
Mooresville, NC


Poughkeepsie, NY

Malcarne Contracting Inc

22 E Market St
Rhinebeck, NY


Kingston, NY


Poughkeepsie, NY

Mid Hudson Plumbing

PO Box 4727
New Windsor, NY

Mid Hudson Septic LLC

PO Box 1214
Millbrook, NY

Mid-Atlantic Waterproofing of NY

6 Executive Plz
Yonkers, NY

Mid-Hudson Home Improvement

121 Teetsel Rd
Saugerties, NY

MJA Plumbing and Heating, Inc.

54 Poplar Ave.
Pine Plains, NY

Mr Rooter of Poughkeepsie

75 West Rd
Pleasant Valley, NY

MTG Home Innovation L.L.C.

42 Forest Meadow Dr.
Salt Point, NY

Murello's Plumbing and Home Improvements Inc

663 S Hillside Rd
Wappingers Falls, NY

My Way Home Improvement Inc

83 Brandy Ln
Wappingers Falls, NY

N & S Supply Of Fishkill Inc

205 Old Route 9
Fishkill, NY

Nottingham Contracting LLC

1 Main St
New Hamburg, NY


5195 Marshall St
Arvada, CO


Poughkeepsie, NY

Palermo Tile, Kitchen & Bath

505 Old Indian Rd
Milton, NY

Phoenix Mechanical Corp

26 Vreeland Avenue
Elmsford, NY

Plass the Plumber Inc

34 Hoffman St
Poughkeepsie, NY

Pro Services Plumbing and Heating

54 Elizabeth St
Red Hook, NY


150 Noxon Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY

Quinn Renovations LLC

3536 New York 199
Pine Plains, NY

R.A. Mechanical

41 Lakeview Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY


1427 ROUTE 44
Pleasant Valley, NY


1572 Route 9
Wappingers Falls, NY

Red Hook Plumbing & Heating

1 Dogwood St
Red Hook, NY

Remodeling Concepts

4 Marshall Road #212
Wappingers Falls, NY

Residential Renovations Inc

105 Spencer Drive
Red Hook, NY

RICCI&SON plumbing and heating

136 stringham road bldg 9b
Lagrangeville, NY

RiverView Enterprises

Wappingers Falls, Ny

Robert Bumbolow remodeling & repair

1185 Beekman Rd
Hopewell Junction, NY

Roberto Plumbing & Heating Inc

10 Seaton Lane
Woodstock, NY

Robertson John Plumbing & Heating

16 Big Meadow Ln
Poughkeepsie, NY

Roland Green Plumbing and Heating

604 Otis St
Kingston, NY

Royal Flush

Poughkeepsie, NY

Royal Flush Plumbing & Heating

87 Grove St
Beacon, NY


1 Titusville Heights Road
Poughkeepsie, NY

Sarkis Simonian

78 Lighthouse Drive
Sauterties, NY

sciortino and sons contracting

180 E Meadowbrook Ln
Staatsburg, NY

Scrubs LLC

Poughkeepsie, NY

Shane Scoville Painting and Wallpapering

33 Skidmore Rd
Pleasant Valley, NY

SJH Enterprises

5 Wildwwod Drive
Wappingers Falls, ny

Spirit & Truth Plumbing & Heating

PO Box 355
Salisbury Mills, NY

Standby Power Systems

1606 Tanner Ave
Burlington, NJ

Statewide Basement Systems

18 McAllister Dr
Pleasant Valley, NY

Statewide Home Inspection Service Ltd

1400 Route 82
Hopewell Junction, NY

Steed Home Restoration Inc

5926 N Elm Ave
Millerton, NY


26 Spruce Ct
Fishkill, NY

Technical Service Specialists Inc.

509 Route 212
Saugerties, ny

The Floor Nerd

60 Beach Road
Pouquag, NY

Tillson Technical Services

21 Carroll St
Tillson, NY

Tom Sutton Electrical Plumbing & Heating

542 Glasco Tpke
Saugerties, NY

Top Hammer Construction Corp

78 Cove Rd
South Salem, NY

Totally Tankless, LLC.

PO Box 1134
Wappingers Falls, NY

Trademark Contractors LLC

563 Amboy Ave
Perth Amboy, NJ

Unique Construction

324 S Ohioville Rd
New Paltz, NY


Staatsburg, NY

Wentland Custom Millworks & Interiors

PO Box 174
Big Indian, NY


Poughkeepsie, NY

Xquisit Contracting

Poughkeepsie, NY


551 Hosner Mountain Rd.
Stormville, NY

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