Plumber foots the bill for repair mishap, member says
I hired Plumber Mike’s of Hollywood, Fla., to repair a leaking valve to the water inlet at my house. The valve was leaking, but functional, and a technician made repairs. Two days later, the pipe he replaced burst.
I have a large water bill and no running water. Maybe he just had a bad day. I’ve left two messages to this supposed 24-hour company and haven’t heard back yet.
Later, we got the leak fixed. We still have a huge water bill. The owner actually called to apologize for being inaccessible over the weekend when the initial repair failed.
The plumber that came over initially and secondarily to make the repair was rude. During the first visit, I overlooked it. His second visit, I didn’t. He was going to leave the broken pipe scattered on the ground and kept saying the initial repair failure was due to a cracked part that he installed and not his work. However, over-tightening a plastic connector will crack it, too. The office staff is friendly, but the plumber was just not professional. I want a $295 refund.
Senait Araia, Davie, Fla.
We called the customer and apologized for not answering the phone. We offered a resolution with the water bill and are waiting to hear from her.
Michael Cocking, owner
Editor’s note: The company canceled the customer’s payment and she says she considers the matter resolved.
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