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Kwiatkowski Plumbing

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Phone: (412) 653-1231 Fax: (412) 384-5086 View Additional Phone Numbers 1338 Streets Run Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15236

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Factors that raised the rating for Kwiatkowski Plumbing include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
  • Response to 1 complaint(s) filed against business.
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.
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Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

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

Additional Information

BBB file opened: January 28, 1998 Business started: 01/01/1975 in PA Business incorporated: 01/01/2005 in PA

This business is in an industry that may require professional licensing, bonding or registration. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

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Pennsylvania Attorney General List of Registered Contractors
16th Floor, Strawberry Square, Harrisburg PA 17120
Phone Number: (888) 520-6680
Fax Number: 717-787-8242

Type of Entity

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

Business Management
Mr. Richard Kwiatkowski, Owner
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Richard Kwiatkowski, Owner
Business Category


Alternate Business Names
K-Plumbing Co
Industry Tips
Home Improvements - Heating & Cooling Home Improvements - Plumbing Pennsylvania Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act

Additional Locations

  • 1338 Streets Run Rd

    Pittsburgh, PA 15236 (412) 681-9525 (412) 881-8383 (412) 422-6606 (412) 781-5354 (412) 243-5171 (412) 751-4246 (412) 221-5404 (412) 831-5403

  • PO Box 10942

    Pittsburgh, PA 15236 (412) 364-7321 (412) 653-1231

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Additional Phone Numbers

  • (412) 221-5404(Phone)
  • (412) 243-5171(Phone)
  • (412) 422-6606(Phone)
  • (412) 681-9525(Phone)
  • (412) 751-4246(Phone)
  • (412) 781-5354(Phone)
  • (412) 831-5403(Phone)
  • (412) 881-8383(Phone)
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Complaint Detail(s)

1/14/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: I had requested an estimate for a sewer line. The plumber came to the prospective job site and charged a service charge of $250 for an estimate for the work. The service charge had been paid in full, but they have yet to provide an estimate. Numerous attempts by phone and email have been made, but response. Nearly a month has past with no response.

Desired Settlement: Refund payment for service charge, as they did not fully complete their end of the agreement to provide an estimate.

Business Response:

To Whom it May Concern:

Kwiatkowski Plumbing was contacted by *** ********* on Septembers, 2013 to verify if any damage occurred to the lateral sewer line due to a sink hole. The City of Pittsburgh suspected a problem in the line, and recommended that the client have a plumber confirm the location of the issue. Kwiatkowski Plumbing informed the client that we charge a fee of $249.00, for the use of our camera services and that it is only to possibly verify & locate the scope of damages (if any) to the lateral sewer line with no guarantees of the results. Kwiatkowski Plumbing attempted to run a camera from the basement house trap out to the street on September 10, 2013. A blockage was located and communicated to the client approximately at 10 ft, or outside the home’s front steps.

It was determined that the blockage would require digging from these front steps and most likely out into the street. It was discussed at the time of the service call that the project would be upwards of $40K, but Kwiatkowski Plumbing would verify and confirm with the client a specific amount. The confirmed amount of $45K-$55K was not communicated to the client. Unfortunately, Kwiatkowski Plumbing determined that the project was outside of the scope of services that could be handled at the time, due to manpower needed to complete this large job.

Kwiatkowski Plumbing apologizes for any miscommunication on our part. The pre-approved charges to the client were for the use of the camera to verify for any issues, not for providing an estimate.

Our clients are not just a job, but also a working relationship. Therefore, by sending our professionally trained plumber to the home at the clients convenience with a fully loaded truck to ensure you the client receive immediate service is what we strive to achieve. Reviewing the job and guaranteeing you the upĀ­front pricing before any work has begun is our assurance to the client that we make every effort to be the best at client care and services. Therefore, we are reimbursing a partial refund to ***** **** of $ 100,00 / Check# *****, We hope that this resolves any question that customer service and concern comes first with our company.

BBB's Final Determination: Business offered a resolution. Consumer did not pursue further with BBB and the matter was assumed to be resolved