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Old 12-03-2015, 10:25 PM   #1
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http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/sewer...SSoSA5MHGvGRdw

These guys are showcasing one of the worst water heater installations I have seen. Somehow they are 5 star rated on Home Advisor and Thumbtack. Guessing because they are cheap as hell and the Homeowner doesn't have a clue as to what to look for.
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In his video he said he has NO Negative reviews. I find that very interesting.




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I couldn't help myself. Haha
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I just did a check and found out he's not even a licensed plumber. Shows you how much a Home Advisor background check is worth.
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I found 5 negative reviews and he's been in business for less than 1 year.
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This guy has gold teeth or a grill... nothing more to be said.
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Wasn't their a guy on here selling sewer equipment whose company was sewer surgeon?
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I called Johnson County Contractor licensing yesterday to let them know about this guy. They told me they didn't have any authority since the guy wasn't licensed and that I needed to call a city he was working in. I called the city of Olathe and they told me to call Contractor Licensing. I called CL for the second time and spoke with the program director, who happens to be a pretty good guy.

We had an in depth conversation about the restrictions and regulating for governing unlicensed contractors. He was not only frustrated with the unlicensed contractor but also with Home Advisor. Home Advisor states that they have verified his trade license on the State level. Kansas does not regulate licensing on a state level. This is a blatant misrepresentation to the user and something the program director also had a big issue with. Here is the link credential on this guys HA profile.

I ended up calling the city codes administration back and apparently the licensing director had also called him to educate him on enforcement. I believe we will soon have greater enforcement here in Johnson County that could lead to the arrest of guys like the Sewer Surgeon. At least with the guy should fit in okay there with his "grill".

This guy is incredibly ignorant, his HA & Thumbtack profile states he had performed water heater and sewer line installation as well as the city the work was performed. This may be all the information needed to lead to the business owners address.

As for Home Advisor, a lawsuit is surely just around the corner. They are giving people a false sense of security, giving people the impression they are sending out a licensed contractor. I welcome everybody to visit their Yelp page http://m.yelp.com/biz/homeadvisor-golden-4

I am considering setting up a gofundme page to setup a lawsuit, I believe they are already dealing with several others for different reasons.
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Loved his video where he was doing a water line repair in basement using pex and sharkbites!
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Google is partnering with IAC's HomeAdvisor to better match homeowners with contractors like plumbers, electricians or landscapers, the company said Friday.

As of Friday, homeowners searching for contractors on Google will be shown results that are "HomeAdvisor screened and approved" and come with profiles, price estimates and the ability to "book now" or schedule an appointment to compare estimates for work. HomeAdvisor helps by screening all the contractors listed on its site — rejecting 15 to 20 percent of applicants. It charges an annual fee of $300 to be included in its listings.
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