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Phone: (412) 367-0815 Fax: (412) 367-1844 2524 Cole Rd, Wexford, PA 15090
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- Response to 3 complaint(s) filed against business
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|Problems with Product/Service||3|
|Total Closed Complaints||3|
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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
The number is PA033519.
Type of Entity
Business ManagementMr. Matt Mertz, President
PLUMBING CONTRACTORS PLUMBING DRAINS & SEWER CLEANING SEWER CONTRACTORS WATER HEATERS-REPAIRING HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING GARBAGE DISPOSALS-HOUSEHOLD WATER HEATERS-DEALERS BATHS AIR CONDITIONING & HEATING CONTRACTORS - RESIDENTIAL KITCHEN & BATH-DESIGN & REMODELING PIPE THAWING
Alternate Business NamesMertz, Matt Plumbing Inc
Industry TipsHome Improvements - Heating & Cooling Home Improvements - Plumbing Pennsylvania Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act
2524 Cole Rd
Wexford, PA 15090 (412) 367-0815 Directions
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Complaint: Good Morning: My wife and I have lived here in ********** for 33 years and have never felt the need to complain about any of the services we have received from the numerous companies we have done business with over the years. We are not complainers and we have always been open minded enough to give the benefit of the doubt in questionable situations. However, our experience today with the following company has not only caused us to stop trusting this organization, but has also caused us to end our business relationship with them as well. And, for the benefit of others who may be trying to decide who to trust with their plumbing business, I hope this information will be helpful: Matt Mertz Plumbing, Inc. ***** ***** ******* ******** ** ***** Back in April, we decided to replace our kitchen faucet and my wife purchased a $200 **** faucet from *****. We called Matt Mertz Plumbing to do the installation. This week, we noticed that the cabinet space underneath our kitchen sink was leaking water. My complaints are as follows: When we called Matt Mertz Plumbing to return to our home to fix the leak, they could not find the original invoice for the work in their system and told us that if we did not have it, they would not do the work under warranty. We, of course, had a copy of the invoice from April, so the job was scheduled for this morning. It's a good thing we keep copies of things like this, because it is clear that they either have an inadequate record keeping system, or they do this to everybody to avoid warranty work. When the worker (Phil) showed up this morning, he told us that all **** faucets from **** ***** and ***** are "knockoffs," not real ****s, and that he would have to charge us to repair the faucet. If all ****s at **** ***** and ****** are indeed "knockoffs", does it not make sense for plumbers to provide a courtesy warning to this effect BEFORE they install the "knockoff," perhaps advising customers that the faucet they have purchased is not authentic and that if it fails, they will not honor the warranted installation?? This warning was never provided by the worker who originally installed the "knockoff" **** faucet - we were only made aware of this by Phil - after the fact. We do not believe that the **** faucets at **** ***** and ***** are "knockoffs" and we think that the only reason Phil told us this is because Matt Mertz Plumbing wanted to charge us for the service call. We told Phil that the original Matt Mertz installer did not tell us up front that the **** we purchased was a "knockoff." We also told Phil that if Matt Mertz Plumbing proceeded to charge us for this service call, we would end our business relationship with them. At that point, he said he would only charge us half for the service call and that he had already informed Matt Mertz Plumbing that we were planning to end our business relationship. It obviously did not matter to them that they were losing a loyal customer. Phil gave us an invoice for $65 and expected payment before he left our home. I no longer trust this organization and I hope this information will help others who are weighing their plumber options.
Desired Settlement: Just a quick follow-up to this situation. It has now been 6 hours since Phil showed up from Matt Mertz Plumbing and the faucet is still leaking; in fact, it is worse now than before we contacted them to fix it. So, not only did they charge us $65 for a service call that should have been under warranty, they did not even fix the leak...
To whom it may concern:
We are responding to a complaint about our business. The reference Id is #*********
Matt Mertz Plumbing, Inc. always attempts to please every customer. In this particular case, we did attempt to call the customer to solve the issue and had to leave a voicemail but did not receive a return phone call. We do not tell our customers that **** ***** or ***** faucets are knock offs, we do however tell our customers that we do not warranty any customers supplied parts. In attempt to satisfy this customer, we returned to the home, replaced the cartridge at no charge and only charged a half an hour of labor. The reason why we charged the half an hour labor is because we do not warranty any customer purchased parts. Please understand we keep detailed records of all service provided by Matt Mertz Plumbing, inc., in order to avoid situations like this and we make sure that our customer's receive the best service.
Let me know if you have any further questions or concerns and I hope that this issue will be resolved.
Matt Mertz Plumbing, Inc.
|11/24/2014||Problems with Product/Service | Complaint Details Unavailable|
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