Jack Of All Trades in Miami, FL with Reviews - YP.com
By: Brad W.
Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Services
Roto-Rooter has come to my house several times, sometimes on an emergency basis, & has done great work. Most recently, 1 tech (Humberto) came out at around 10 pm to look at a leaking pipe, & the next day Aloys (technician 970) came out (assisted by Leo the 1st time, with some help from Francisco) & performed what turned out to be more-extensive-than expected repairs both inside the wall & outside the house (replacing a faulty shut-off valve). They did great work, it was a very fair price considering the extent of the work, & they stuck to their estimate even when the work turned out to be more involved than expected (which has been the case on at least 1 other occasion). They got my water turned back on by the end of that day, which was a great relief. The outdoor shut-off valve ended up with a lot of hidden problems that weren't visible until he opened up the old valve/pipe, & he & Leo spent a hot few hours making sure the water came on before dark. A week later, Aloys came back to do a quick, temporary fix of some very old, leaking fixtures in the shower/tub (which will allow me a bit of time to be able to pay for the bigger, long-term fix that is necessary), & he (once again) was here quickly, did an amazing job (again, at a very fair price -- he put in a lot of time & didn't charge much), was very personable/considerate. The fixtures are very old, with nothing replaced on them/in them (gaskets, seats, cartridges, stems, etc.) for at least the 14 years I've lived in the house. I was very happy he was able to provide the temporary fix until I can pay for, & allow time for, replacement of the faucets, diverter, etc. I've had great experiences with other techs, too -- off the top of my head, I can think of one's name (Marlon) who came out on an emergency basis & diagnosed what was causing a washing machine to back up into my kitchen sink, then spent several hours clearing out an old, narrow, hard-to-reach pipe with decades of hard-water buildup that was causing the problem. Plumbing emergencies can (obviously) be stressful & financial nightmares, and I've been very happy with Roto-Rooter. I recommend the company (and I highly recommend Aloys, Marlon, Leo, and although I had less experience with them, I also recommend Humberto & Francisco).
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By: Frank S.
Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Services
4/2/2015Company: "Roto-Rooter Plumbing"Plumber dispatched: Aloys; Badge Number: 970--Satisfied Customer--Issue: Downstairs toilet would overflow into the living room creating our own personalized Lake Okeechobee.Resolution: Proper snaking and camera investigating revealed that construction work done by a company hired by AT&T damaged the piping connecting our home with the city's main pipe. The construction company miscalculated and bore a cable through the PVC pipe. The cable would act as a blockade for incoming toilet paper, causing it to accumulate and create a clog. Luckily, the snaking removed the clog; however, not until the PVC pipe is replaced and cable removed can we resume utilizing toilet paper. Take note that the remainder of the more than likely arduous work will be handled by "Roto-Rooter" and their professionals. Which leads me to the overview..Overview: If you're a distressed reader with any sort of plumbing issue/dilemma, and are hesitant to make the call -- your prayers have been answered! "Roto-Rooter Plumbing" is your best and only option within South Florida. Immediately upon making the call you will be astonished to discover, in a positive light, of course, that "Roto-Rooter" truly lives up to their "The Plumbing Experts You've Trusted For Over 80 Years" moniker. We were lucky to be assisted by a fine gentleman named Aloys; 'badge number: 970', whom was a consummate professional that will respect you and your home. He is bilingual. His fluency in both English and Spanish bridged the gap between family members, allowing for them to grasp the intricacies of the situation with relative ease. Aloys is quite knowledgeable about the profession and arrived with all the proper tools to handle any known plumbing disaster under the scorching South Florida sun!"Roto-Rooter Plumbing" and Aloys, the Stumbaugh family gives you a 5 out of 5 stars!
By: Martha M.
Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Services
I called on a Monday morning after the landlady from the unit below me called to say her tenant had water leaking into her bathroom. When I called around 10:30 a.m.I was told that they would place my call as an emergency call. They said they could arrive between 11 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. At 1:30, I called to check the status of the call. I was told that the plumber that had experience in the issue I was having was at another job and would come to my condo as soon as he was done. The lady was not very nice. I had to explain to her that the tenant had to be at work at a certain time and we would not have access to her unit once she left. I was literally told, "I don't know what to tell you, he has to finish his other job." Luckily, the plumber Rafael #3619, did make it before 3:00 p.m. The tenant was still home and we were able to resolve the issue, quickly. I did have to pay for the assessment $271.00. Which is not a bad price. I called other plumbers in my area and the average cost to come out was about $300 for an assessment. At the end of the day there was only a small, slow leak that could be fixed by my husband. Rafael was very knowledgeable, friendly, courteous and gave us tips on how to resolve the problem. In Miami I am very weary of plumbers that make up an imaginary problem and charge an arm and a leg to "fix" it. I am glad that it was nothing major, thank God!!! If I ever run into another plumbing issue I will definitely use Roto-Rooter again. You have experienced plumbers working for you. My experience was a good one! Thank you Rafael!
By: Raymond S.
Miami Shores Plumbing
Miami Shores Plumbing has been a great fins for me and my girlfriend since we moved to Miami. When we first had a problem with our toilet, we were not sure who to contact. We were both new to using plumbing companies since we are recent college graduates, who just started living on our own. We asked our maintenance man in our building who recommended a company he has had past success with named Miami Shores Plumbing. We than took his advice and looked on Yelp for reviews. We looked on yelp and saw the company only had two stars. This worried us at first. But we asked our maintenance man why the ratings were so poorly. He said those reviews don't add up to the service they have provided for him and his friends in the past. So thankfully we followed through with MSP plumbing and found out that he was in fact right to the point when it came to there knowledge and skills in the plumbing industry. We recommend MSP plumbing to anyone who is unsure who to use in the Miami area for plumbing.
By: sufromca
MCI Construction Inc
I hired this company to do some work in my condo in Florida. I am from out of state and first time owner of a condo. Of all the contractors I called, Carlos, the owner was the one who told me that I needed City of Miami permit to alter any flooring in the high rise. We signed the construction contract where every detail was noted. I sent him all the paperwork needed including the floorplan. He knew the process and was able to secure the city permit before I landed in Miami. The job was to put in soundproofing, the new marble flooring, paint the condo, and few items. The job went through inspections and the permit got its FINAL status on the last day of the contract. Even though the time was limited the job was done. I would recommend Carlos Montenegro. He is a licensed contractor. (By Su S, California)
By: Maria M.
Miami Emergency Plumbing
I had an emergency with my home's pipes, they were clogged and full of dirty water. We tried fixing it ourselves at home but the tools we had weren't doing the job and the dirty water/smell weren't going away. I called several plumbing services and one even told us from 10pm to 2am was that they were available and it was 5pm. After calling serveral services, Miami Emergency plumbing's plumber Diosvani gave us a call back and informed us that he was on his way. He got to our home as soon as possible and he did the job very quickly. Within 15 minutes the pipes we unclogged and the water was running as normal. He was very kind and professional. We were all very pleased at home with the job and Diosvani. We will definitely be calling him if we have any future problems. �������� Big tumbs up for the service.
By: goodfaithgroup
Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Services
I Called Roto-Rooter out to repair a pipe on the side a house that was leaking badly. I scheduled it for the following day at a time agreed upon by both the tenant and Roto-Rotor. They were there on time, explained the problem to me over the phone, and gave me a price. They made the repairs that same day and the problem was corrected. My only complaint is that I asked the Roto-Rooter plumber to take before and after pictures and email them to me. He said he would email them as soon as he got to the office. The next day I hadn't received the pictures so I called the office and was told that he wasn't scheduled to back in the office until the following morning, and that the pictures would be downloaded and sent as soon as the plumber came in. I did get the pictures the next day. Thank you
By: Eddie R.
Fernandez Finishing & Painting Corp.
I just used this company to complete the stucco on a new home I am building and I am satisfied with the results. Jorge ( the owner) did everything exactly how I asked and the quality of the work was good. My only complaint was the amount of time it took to complete the scratch coat since he only sent 1 worker to do it. However, once the scratch coat was completed, he finished the 5000+ sqft home in a little over a week to my satisfaction. I must admit, that I read the negative review below AFTER I had hired him and naturally, I became very concerned. So to make sure I didn't have any issues, I kept a close eye on his workers and monitored the job as much as I could instead of leaving them alone. Overall, I'm quite happy with the results and I would not hesitate to use him again.
By: Judy K.
Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Services
This was my fourth time using Roto-Rooter. This job was for an emergency replacement of a kitchen faucet. I called for service late afternoon on a Friday and had a technician at my house several hours later. The dispatcher was timely in keeping me informed of the status of the next available plumber for my area. The technician, Miguel H. (178), was very polite and professional. He worked efficiently to get the job done as quickly as possible. Before leaving, he was very thorough in making sure his work area was clean and that we had no questions regarding the operation and maintenance of the new faucet. I recommend this technician and would use their service in the future.
By: cielesza
Rosher Dick Plumbing Inc
I called this company to come out and fix a clogged toilet. Since I was not going to be home when they came, we agreed on a price over the phone. I told them that I would make out a check for the agreed upon price. I asked if any additional charges would be incurred. I was ASSURED that $175. would be the TOTAL amount. They did come out at the specified time. The technican was able to unclog the toilet. He did not provide an invoice and demanded another $10. from my son. He said that the work amounted to another $10. My son, confused, gave him $10 more dollars. I truly believe he wanted lunch money. Will not use this company again.
Tips & Advices
If there is ever a dispute regarding payment over the course of the project, a contractor or subcontractor could place a payment claim, or lien, on your property. To avoid this, ask the contractor to sign a lien release, which is a legal agreement that states that any payment accepted is final. This can come in handy if a contractor has his or her own payment issues with their subcontractors. Signing a lien release form certifies that any payment made by a client to the contractor is enough to pay for any goods or services rendered.
Absolutely ask. Paying too much up front offers the homeowner minimal leverage if the quality of work does not meet expectations or contractual specifications. Try to establish a reasonable pay schedule, such as paying 10 percent of the total cost for each 10 percent of the work that is completed. Include this payment plan in the contract, as well.
Before any money changes hands, there should be a contract to sign. Make sure the specifics of the work and all costs are listed in the contract, including details. If you forget to have something included in the contract after signing it, there's rarely a chance of recourse.
Ask the contractor for proof of their certification before signing anything, as well as their proof of insurance. You should also check your homeowners insurance policy to see if they offer coverage for contracted work. You may want to call your insurance provider and ask for more details on what your plan will and won't cover.
Yes. Plans for how the work site will be cleaned at the end of each day as well as at the conclusion of work need to be put in writing. An experienced general contractor should make every effort to keep the workspace clean and prevent dirtying or damaging any other area. Even so, talk with the contractor about the daily schedule, the logistics of transporting workers and equipment, and how cleanup will be handled.

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