BEN FRANKLIN PLUMBING- MR SPARKY ELECTRIC - ONE HOUR HEATING/AC... A national company that is a complete SCAM!!! Tell ALL your friends & family! Senior Citizens BEWARE! They were oh SO pleasant on the phone! And they did arrive the same day as scheduled. My toilet had a little (LITTLE) leak in the "shut off valve". I expected a screw on the pipe needed to be tightened... According to the service man.. this was a huge emergency (although it had leaked for 6 weeks without any major issue- I just shut it off completely when not "in use" to stop the leak). $ 236 (WITH A $40 COUPON!!!) for this professional to fix it... It took a $15 part & less than 10 minutes to fix. Ok with service call... How about $60? Nope! Almost $250! The repair man spent the next 90 minutes giving me a "FREE INSPECTION" whereby my house "needed" a new water heater ($3000), all new sinks, faucets, pipes under the sinks... Total.. Are you ready for this? $6000+++ ! Suspecting a scam, I took the estimates to 3 other plumbers... They would have fixed the shut off valve for less than $50 and estimated all other repairs under $3000 WITH WARRANTIES! Ben Frankin Plumbing is related via a national franchise to Mr. Sparky Electric & One Hour Heating/AC. They are endorsed by Tom Martino, the TV news caster, who (is supposed to) stand up for the consumer. With the number of price gouging complaints on this site, I presume Tom Martino is PAID to help sucker us trusting consumer into forking over 4 times the amount for services from these crooks. STAY AWAY FROM BEN FRANKLING PLUMBING, MR. SPARKY ELECTRIC AND ONE HOUR HEATING... Do NOT TRUST TOM MARTINO! WARN YOUR NEIGHBORS & FRIENDS! ESPECIALLY SENIORS!
I called Ben Franklin Plumbing. They charged 70$ for a service call and the only thing the guy did was tell me I needed a new hot water heater and that it would cost me close to 2500$. He didn't drain the tank or stop the leaking or anything! It is for a traditional, every day 40 gallon water heater in a condo. I had another plumber do it for under 1000$. Great job trying to rip me off but I will NEVER USE BEN FRANKLIN PLUMBING! Please reconsider if you thought about using Ben Franklin plumbing