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- Response to 2 complaint(s) filed against business.
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Contractor's State License Board
9821 Business Park Drive, Sacramento CA 95827
Phone Number: (800) 321-2752
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Business ManagementMr. Bob Bennett, Owner
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Complaint: Failure to repair after failure of installed part and overcharging of labor. On July 28, 2012 Bobs Air Repair (technician ****) had come to my home to diagnose why our air conditioner was not properly working. After the initial inspection the diagnosis of the problem was a blockage of the AC system and most likely the failure of an evaporator valve. The technician left and then returned on Monday July 30, 2012 and was at the residence for one hour and "Pumped down system into condenser. Opened Evaporator." (From the invoice) The technician stated that he needed to identify the part that needed to be replaced and would go to the place that offered the warrantied part. The technician left at 1030 called to say that he was still working on getting said warrantied part. I had to call the technician at 1530 that afternoon for an update and was told that it would take two days for the part to be delivered from southern California. on August 1, 2012 the technicians (**** and another gentlemen) showed up to repair the part. The technicians installed the part and tested the system. At the time the system ran fine and was working. The technicians had left the house at 0945. I worked for the next two days and my wife noticed that the system was not cooling anymore and that the outside AC condenser was cycling on and off at thirty second intervals. I told her to turn off the system and then contacted Bobs Air Repair. Before the installation of the new part the condenser was running fine but no cold air was coming out of the vents. On August 8, 2012 ****** came to the house and looked at the pressures at the condenser and noted that the pressure readings were far from adequate indicating that there was a blockage in the AC system consistent to the problem that I had originally called for. ****** then called me at work to advise me of the problem and said that he would be back on Wednesday August 8, 2012 diagnose the blockage and repair it again. However because of a discrepancy that I had with ****** of the billing of labor and actual labor I was not going to have Bobs service come back to the house. Instead at the suggestion of the builder of the home I contacted the original contractor that had installed the AC system to come out and fix the problem. The AC contractor came to the house and diagnosed that the evaporator valve that was installed by Bobs Air Repair was the bad part. The original cost of diagnosis and installation of the warrantied part was $736.49. $75 of this was for the initial diagnosis. The remainder $661.49 was labor for the installation of the warrantied part. I was told that one half hour of labor was billed for paperwork leaving $608.49 for the remainder of the labor to install the part. This was paid in full in cash.
Desired Settlement: I attempted to contact ****** Air Repair and receive a refund for his services on August 14, 2012 and was told that he would split the $661.49 with me. However after trying to discuss the matter with him further was hung up on. I am attempting to get a full refund because if ****** had on August 4, 2012 went into the attic where the AC unit is and checked he would have found that the valve that his technician had installed was bad. However he wanted to come to the house at a later date and do another inspection and a "full flush" while on the clock and charge for it. On Bobs website, business cards, commercials and the side of his truck it states "Fixed right the first time." It was not fixed the first time and when he had to come back to my house the problem he wanted to charge me more to repair the repair that was supposed to be done the first time. i understand that it was a warrantied part however the amount that I was charged for labor minus paperwork was $608.49 when in all actuality the total time the technicians were here was less than three hours.
Business' Initial Response
BBB's Final Determination: After reviewing the position of all parties, BBB determined that the business made a reasonable offer to resolve the complaint. However the consumer did not accept the offer.
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