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ASAP Plumbing Service #2

Phone: (210) 330-3547 4054 N Panam Expy, San Antonio, TX 78219

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  • 6 complaint(s) filed against business

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  • Length of time business has been operating
  • Response to 6 complaint(s) filed against business
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Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

6 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 4 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 1
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 5
Total Closed Complaints 6

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

20 Customer Reviews on ASAP Plumbing Service #2
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 2
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 18
Total Customer Reviews 20

Additional Information

BBB file opened: September 30, 2010 Business started: 09/22/2010 in TX Business started locally: 09/22/2010 Business under new ownership as of: 02/01/2011 Business incorporated 09/22/2010 in
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Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners
929 E 41st St, Austin TX 78751
Phone Number: (800) 845-6584

Type of Entity

Sole Proprietorship

Business Management
Mr. Eli Villarreal, Owner Ms. Belinda Villarreal, Office Manager
Contact Information
Customer Contact: Ms. Christina Aguilar, Receptionist
Principal: Mr. Eli Villarreal, Owner
Business Category

Plumbers Plumbing Drains & Sewer Cleaning Water Heaters - Repairing Construction & Remodeling Services Handyman Services Propane Gas Plumbing Home Improvements

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Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Summary

ASAP Plumbing Service #2 has received 0 out of 5 stars based on 0 Customer Reviews and a BBB Rating of A-.

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

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  • 4054 N Panam Expy

    San Antonio, TX 78219 (210) 330-3547


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Complaint Detail(s)

7/14/2016 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

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Complaint: I was required to use ASAP Plumbing through my home warranty company. I was extremely displeased with the service I received. I filed a claim with the warranty company on Tuesday due to a plumbing stoppage in one bathroom. I will give ASAP credit for contacting me the same day. The problem did not seem too serious at the time, so I agreed to delay service until the following Monday. However, the next evening the stoppage affected two bathrooms with sewage backing up in both shower and bathtub. The next morning (Thursday) I contacted ASAP to see if they would agree to come sooner. I was told by the office worker that I would need to contact my warranty company to escalate the claim to urgent. So that is what I immediately did. My warranty company arranged to have ASAP come out on Saturday. The warranty company rep put me on a conference call with himself and the ASAP rep; an appointment was scheduled for Saturday between 10 am and 6 pm (with a courtesy call to be given 30 minutes prior); all three of us acknowledged the appointment. On Saturday I waited around all day with no call. At 5 pm I was nervous that they would no show (not to mention disgusted by the fact that raw sewage had been sitting in my apartment for 3 days), so I called ASAP. The person who answered the phone said she would have someone call me. ***** called me back close to 6 pm to say that I never had an appointment. When I explained to her, that I did and that the representative from my warranty company was on the phone when it was scheduled, she merely stated that I was incorrect. She was completely apathetic and unapologetic. She said that no one would be out that day and that it was unlikely that anyone could be out before Wednesday. I reminded her that I had SEWER WATER and SOLIDS in my apartment. She showed no concern or compassion. On Monday morning I called my warranty company back and asked if they would send a different plumbing company as soon as possible. I was told that ASAP would be there that day and that using a different company would only take longer. I reluctantly agreed. A plumber from ASAP did show up that Monday. Unfortunately, he was completely useless. He said that there was no cleanout to the plumbing in my condo and that he could not tell what was causing the stoppage. He said he would come back three days later with additional equipment to diagnose the problem, but my warranty would not cover it because there was no cleanout. He said the charge for that would be over $500 and might not fix the problem. Keep in mind he left with raw sewage still in my apartment--fixed nothing. I thought about it, then wisely called a different plumber that I know and trust. He was out of town, but came over the very next day, located the cleanout immediately, fixed the problem and only charged me $320. I have voiced a complaint with my warranty company and am seeking reimbursement for the $320 from them.

Desired Settlement: I feel that ASAP should refund the $65 service fee that I paid them and apologize to me.

Business Response:

In response to the complaint, We sincerely apologize for the miscommunication between the homeowner, the warranty company and also ASAP. We try our best to accommodate every homeowner as best as we can in regards to the situations they may be experiencing in their home. We originally called to schedule an appointment with the homeowner for Monday, then shortly after we received a call from the warranty company to expedite the work order on Saturday due to the urgency as tenant had no facilities. Between the time scheduled and us arriving to the home we received notification to cancel the work order from First American Home Buyers Protection and as protocol we then removed the work order from Saturdays schedule. Once the tenant called our office on Saturday at five pm we were already closed and she spoke to our answering service which does not work for ASAP they only answer phones and relay messages, they have no clue in regards to who is on our daily schedule and advised the tenant to contact the office Monday morning. Monday is when the office spoke to the tenant and immediately arranged to have a technician go out that same day. Once technician arrived, he attempted to clear the stoppages through commodes and stand up shower drains but unfortunately he was unsuccessful due to lack of an accessible clean out pertaining to the upstairs apartment. The technician called the warranty company with the diagnosis along with recommendations and the warranty company denied claim due to no accessible clean out and will not cover any access needed ( removal of commodes, getting on roof to access vents and installing clean out.) to access plumbing stoppages, that is why we gave a bid of $595 to extract water from drain system, remove commode(s), go thru roof vents and also run a camera to attempt to clear stoppages which the warranty company, homeowner and tenant did not approve the cost. So yes we walked away without completing work because we would not get paid to do additional work needed to clear stoppage. Our hands our tied with what the home owners and warranty company approve, which then home owners and tenants as herself suffer the consequences and we are made to look as the "bad guys". I do apologize, but we can not reimburse you $385.00 when the warranty company only paid us $65.00 for the labor to date.   


Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID ********, and find that this resolution is satisfactory to me.


***** *****

6/10/2016 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: Our water heater was leaking. We have a home warranty through American Home Shield. They assigned ASAP Plumbing to do the repairs. The salesman that visited the home to inspect the damage added numerous charges to his bid as reported to AHS, supposedly to bring the water heater to code, and to make it far more secure and sturdy than it was previously. It seemed fishy from the beginning. But the rep assured us his install would be far superior and far more secure than the one we had previously. The two guys that performed the install were punctual, polite, and did a good job, being especially careful to not make a mess. The new unit was installed and we now have hot water. Our concern is the quality of workmanship did not seem to be consistent with how the salesman assured us it would be. Not to mention the additional $700 out of pocket cost to us beyond the $75 service fee charged by AHS. Case in point, the old expansion tank was reused, when he told us it had to be replaced. Some pipes that seemed flimsily installed previously were simply duct taped to studs in the attic. The most significant changes made in the install vs what was there before is to have used a few different plumbing fixtures, i.e. flex hoses vs fixed hoses. Bottom line, the install was little to no better than the previous install, and the work to do the install was not worth the $700 additional cost to us.

Desired Settlement: We feel we were totally ripped off, taken advantage of in this transaction. Technically we approved the out of pocket cost before the work was done. But our approval was predicated on the install being far more secure and stable than what we had before. When all said and done, the new install seems to be no better than what we had previously. In addition, the expansion tank was reused, vs being replaced with a new one as we were told would happen. We believe a partial refund on our $700 out of pocket expense is in order. Perhaps to the tune of at least half of the payment. It seems very clear to us the AHS vendor, ASAP, padded their estimate to make up for the small amount they make on a transaction of this nature. We've written to the company expressing our concerns, but to date haven't received any reply. In addition, We followed up the written correspondence with phone call to the phone number for ASAP. To date, despite a follow up call, still no response. We feel the BBB is our last resort at a fair resolution.

Business Response:

We sincerely apologize for the delay in response and for any inconvenience this may have caused.  I am responding to the complaint filed by Mr ******.

Asap only uses licensed and certified plumbers and technicians.  We do not have any salesman or techs on commission.  As for the water heater, we have to bring the water heater to current code as we are licensed plumbers.  Modifications were due to height and width of the water heater which was taller and wider than the water heater that Mr. ****** had.  So therefore, plumbing modifications were needed to adapt to the new water heater.  We had to make modifications on the fresh water pipes and temperature and pressure drain modifications due to water heater being wider and taller and more energy efficient.  We also had to install a vacuum relief valve and thermal expansion tank per plumbing code. As far as the thermal expansion tank being reused and not properly secured, I sincerely apologize.  It was on the work order and should have been addressed at time of install.  We would like to return to your home and install a new expansion tank and secure the pipes coming out of the wall as promised on our proposal along with refunding you an additional $200 for your inconvenience.  The service technician in charge of your install has been reprimanded and is no longer with the company.  Please accept our apologies and we hope you allow us back into your home to rectify all.  This is not normal working procedures for our company.  Again, our apologies and we hope to hear from you soon.  

Thank you


Office Mgr

Consumer Response:

Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID ********, and find that this resolution is satisfactory to me.

Please advise if I need to contact ASAP Plumbing to arrange the follow up visit, or if they'll be calling me. My home number is ************.


******* ******

9/8/2015 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes



Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:




**** *****

8/28/2015 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: I had a service call in with ASAP submitted through my home warranty company for a water heater repair. The technician arrived and was friendly. He looked at my water heater and stated that it would have to be replaced due to an internal failure. He took some measurements of my exterior (pvc) drain lines and then called my home warranty company. About 30 minutes later I received a call from my home warranty company stating that the water heater was recovered but the company stated that my water lines would have to be modified, my drain line would have to be modified, and a vacuum breaker was required on my new tank totaling an additional $640 in costs not covered by the home warranty. To put this in perspective, a vacuum breaker is a $3.00 part from Lowes or Home Depot, the drain line is entirely PVC and if it did require modification it would be less than a couple of dollars, and my water lines are in perfect shape with no leaks or corrosion on them. In addition, I had to still pay a service fee of $75 to ASAP because that is what my Home Warranty contract states. So I can pay $300 to replace the water heater myself or pay $640 +$75 to ASAP plumbing to make unnecessary modifications to my plumbing and install a water heater. My biggest gripe with this is the that nothing is in place to prevent contractor's like ASAP from coming out to residences and writing exorbitant estimates for uncovered services and then collecting a $75.00 service fee. This is a terrible business practice and borderline fraud in my opinion.

Desired Settlement: If the business is going to operate in this fashion they should not be eligible for the service fee if they are not willing to make reasonable accommodations for their repairs. In this instance there is no modification required to my plumbing in order to handle the installation of a new water heater. The warranty company states that these are the contractors costs and the contractor states these costs are associated with necessary modifications required by the home warranty company. I would like a refund of the $75.00 service fee which is essentially an overpriced estimate at this point.

Business Response: First and foremost, I would like to apologize for the late response in addressing your concerns on your out of pocket expense not covered thru your home warranty company.  I understand we diagnosed a water heater leaking internally, not being repairable, and needing to be replaced.  Due to ASAP Plumbing Service #2 holding a state plumbing license, we have to obey state and city codes.  As explained in detail to home warranty of America and to you, both verbally and in writing, we were prepared to do the work needed to replace the water heater but needed to get authorization from Home Warranty of America and from you the homeowner.  We received authorization from Home Warranty of America but not from you (homeowner).  Home Warranty of America only covers the cost for the water heater, removing water lines from the water heater, reinstalling the brand new water heater, and reconnecting existing water lines.  First, we need to install a thermal expansion tank per code as there is an existing pressure regulating valve in water system and both need to work together.  Second, an atmospheric vacuum breaker is required per code due to anti-syphoning fitting so that no water leaves your water heater preventing elements to not be submerged in water and possibly causing an electric short and possible fire.  Third, temperature and pressure valve and drain did not have proper fall nor clearance 6 inches rom ground as required by code and must be modified to adapt to dimensions on new water heater.  Fourth, we must modify fresh water pipes to adapt to vacuum breaker, thermal expansion tank and height of new water heater.  Fifth, we need to install a pan drain to avoid future secondary water damage to your home.  Sixth, there is a removal and disposal of water heater fee.  Seventh, inspection of new water heater is required by the city and the state and require a permit fee.  ASAP will give a one year warranty on parts and labor along with balance of your manufacturers warranty on your water heater.   Again, I apologize for any confusion and/or the inconvenience this may have caused.   As far as the $75 service fee, that is a set price for Home Warranty of America's contract holders.  

4/6/2015 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: Called ASAP Plumbing this morning to see why my request for service paved 2 weeks ago hasn't been started. I spoke with ******* informing her the original request was back in November when I thought I doesn't want the service through American Home Shield. I changed my mind. I informed her that lay week I called AHS again asking for ASAP plumbing's information to call them directly since they have not called me. ******* was rude talking over me when trying to explain this and when u asked for her boss, she hung up on me. I called back and she hung up on me again stating her boss B***nda was not there after asking her to take my information she the manager could call me back. This is unacceptable customer service. They failed to abide by the contract with me through AHS bycoming out for service and then to have such disregarding behavior from their front desk staff. PLEASE HELP! Thank you!

Desired Settlement: They need to comply with the contacted request for service. The faucet should be replaced in a timely manner.

Business Response: Received a call from Mrs ****** asking for her faucet to be installed at her home.. ******* then informed her she would need to contact American Home Shield who is her service provider as several months ago we received a email stating she no longer needed our service and was going to accept a cash out from AHS and have it replaced on her own.. So without payment or authorization we could not service her at the time.. She began to get upset and demanded service so again we explained to her she needed to call AHS she refused and wanted to speak to a supervisor which ******* informed her was not available till later that day.. ******* then had other calls coming in and explained to Mrs ****** the protocols of reopening her claim which she refused and ******* had to end the call as there was not anything that could of been done at the time as explained several times... Mrs ****** then contacted the BBB which is disputing service call of $75.00 which per AHS needed to be collected by ASAP as we did initially went to her house months ago to attempt to service her faucet which needed to be replaced.. As explained we didn't deny service we just needed payment from either party once job would be complete which at the time we had no authorization to proceed with install... 

Thank you,
*** **********

Consumer Response: Complaint: ********

I am rejecting this response because:

They do not address why their customer service representative ******* was RUDE.  

For clarification: She refused to hear me when I repeatedly informed her I did in fact call AHS one week prior and was told they were waiting for a response from ASAP plumbing.  She did not acknowledge that she understood that fact so we could proceed from there.  She continually talked OVER me repeating the same sentence to call AHS (which I had) then promptly hung up on me.  When I realized she simply would not listen, I asked for a manager, in which ******* stated she wasn't there and hung up on me a second time.  At no time did I raise my voice or respond in an unprofessional manner unlike their customer service representative, *******.  In fact, the manager never called me even after asking ******* that she pass on the information.  Not once, have I been given an apology for the UNPROFESSIONALISM.  If ******* had numerous calls as they stated, she should have simply stated that she would call me back at a more convenient time when she could find out where the disconnect was since I was stating I had already done as suggested by calling AHS (where I was informed the ball was in ASAP plumbing's court).  There is no excuse for RUDENESS.  

Additionally, since placing the BBB complaint, this company has since refused services to complete the work because they stated I was a difficult customer.  I was only difficult to them because I stood up for myself when being bullied by their receptionist.  However, in light of the way this company treats their customers, I would never utilize their services and certainly never recommend them again.

BTW, I am not asking for $75 be returned, only that it was the amount paid for services rendered. 

What this company does owe me is an APOLOGY for the way their representative spoke to me.  I have used them numerous times in the past providing them generous income, the least they could do is accept responsibility for their misconduct in this situation.  THAT IS THE ONLY ACCEPTABLE RESPONSE!


****** ******

11/5/2014 Advertising/Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: I have filed a separate claim against American Home Shield. September 15, 2014 To Whom It May Concern : As a senior citizen, I think it is very important that I bring a situation to your attention in hopes that it would stop predators from taking advantage of people when it comes to the maintenance of their homes. Recently, I had a leak in my upstairs bathroom from the toilet. I called American Home Shield to request repair service. I called American Home Shield because I am on their Combo 3 plan which includes plumbing that covers normal wear and tear. ASAP Plumbing Service #2 was sent out. When the ASAP repairman came over to my house, he immediately tried to capitalize by advising me that it would cost $1000 to fix something that was previously fixed in 2011 by Immediate Response, who was sent out by American Home Shield. My out of pocket cost for that visit was $60. American Home Shield paid the balance. On July 27, 2011, Immediate Response fixed the leak by replacing two wax rings on the toilet. ASAP said that it would be three to five days before they could come back with the part that they needed to fix the toilet. ASAP did not even put my toilet back in place. It sat in the middle of the bathroom floor for a whole week. The next thing I know Saints Restoration is called out to my house by ASAP. ****, of Saints Restoration, advised that there was extensive water damage. He insisted that I call my Homeowner’s Insurance company because he needed to rip out my walls to repair the minor repair needed on the leaking toilet issue. **** over-dramatized the water damage by telling my insurance company that the canned goods in my laundry room needed to be thrown away from “black water” damage. **** was on the telephone with State Farm telling them that my house needed to be evacuated so that the water damage issue can be contained. **** tried getting me to sign a work authorization/agreement that I had refused to sign because I am a senior citizen on a fixed income and needed to review the issue with my children. His persistent behavior, also, made me nervous. Surprisingly, enough I did receive a claim number from my insurance company, State Farm along with a breakdown stating that my deductible was higher than the estimated services. Not once did I authorize any work to be done by Saints Restoration; therefore, a claim should have never been initiated. ASAP did not come back in a timely fashion and seemed bothered that I did not use the services of Saints Restoration. ASAP eventually came back and stated that he would “put a band-aid on the problem and get out of your house”. I stressed that I was not going to pay for additional work that I did not need. ASAP left and I was forced to have someone else come out to fix the problem. For $60. If this sounds familiar it is because ASAP has pulled this before. My daughter found this review on the Better Business Bureau page. “Wanted to charge me over $1,000 to install parts worth less than $100. This was outside of the cost to install an appliance that was already covered by my home warranty. They started trying to upsell me from the second they walked in. Later talked to a guy at the local plumbing supply who said they were ‘on his personal list of people not to call.’” I called my insurance agent out to my house to access the situation. He found it ridiculous that a job that was under $100 had escalated into the thousand dollar range and that I was being taken advantage of. My agent advised that I should not pay either company anything. He, also, took pictures of the paperwork from Saints Restoration and ASAP Plumbing State Farm did not see any of the black water damage nor did State Farm see a need for evacuation of my home for walls to be knocked down. They even found the canned goods to be safe. ASAP did come back and was upset because I had refused to be taken advantage of and was not going to pay $1000 for work he had not done. Within a week’s time, his price had lowered to $275. I declined. He became upset and left. I am out of pocket for the $75 that was the initial amount I had to pay as part of my agreement with AHS. AHS would not cover any of the charges because they claimed that it did not fall under the category of normal wear and tear. Oddly enough, this is the same situation that was repaired in 2011 and covered by AHS. No work has been done between 2011 and now, so unless there is a new definition of “normal wear and tear”, I feel that AHS baits and switches its clients in an attempt to take their money and do not have their clients’ best interests in mind. The 4189 Better Business Bureau complaints that have been filed in the last three years have me concerned that I may need to find another home maintenance company. I am sure that a huge issue with the customer service of AHS is that all of their agents feel empowered to be supervisors. I spoke to at least ten agents and none of them would let me speak with a supervisor. American Home Shield, ASAP Plumbing, and Saints Restoration should be ashamed of themselves for trying to exploit their customers especially the elderly. Sincerely, ***** **** **** ****** **** *** ******** ** ***** ***** ********

Business Response:

ASAP responded to a work order from American Home Shield Home Warranty @ Mrs ****'s home where there was water leaking from a pipe/flange and a commode from an upstairs bathroom coming thru ceiling down to first floor causing severe secondary damage to the home.  After diagnosis AND her making ASAP aware that this is the second or third time this has happened, ASAP found the flange was improperly installed.  Technicians called American Home Shield for authorization to make repair.  AHS only covered a partial amount of repairs.  They would not cover access and modifications necessary to make the repair due to tile, hardy board, motar & plywood creating an obstruction.   Mrs. **** was advised and was given a price to make the access and modifications to make the repair.  She was also advised that the failure caused severe secondary damage.  We recommended for Mrs. **** to call a water restoration co.  to help her with the clean up. The technician then left the home. A few days later, we received a recall from AHS to make the same plumbing repair as the previous plumbing companies had.  We advised Mrs. **** that it will fail again in the future with out the proper access and modifications to properly make the repair.  We advised her that ASAP will not guarantee our work.   This complaint is due to AHS not covering 100% of the cost of the repair and the severe secondary damage to the home AND  Mrs. **** not wanting to pay to make access and proper modifications.    I apologize for the delay. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.



Thank you

ASAP Plumbing Service #2


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