Lew Plumbing & Heating Ltd

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BURNABY BC V5G 1R6
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Tony Fay from Vancouver
Tony Fay from Vancouver
2 reviews Vancouver, BC
10/10

water pipe burst

Our basement pipe sprung a small leak and Lew Plumbing came within a couple of hours. The serviceman was quick to stop the leak and replace the pipes and connectors. Great, prompt, friendly service. Recommended.

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David in Burnaby
David in Burnaby
3 reviews BURNABY, BC
10/10

Leak in main water line to house

Lew Plumbing & Heating Ltd
6042059436
BURNABY
BC
V5G 1R6
CANADA

I received excellent service from Liam. He was very professional and courteous. When he arrived, he found the leak right away and administered a temporary fix. He came back as promised and worked very quickly. Liam finished under what he quoted me and only charged me for the time it took him. Thanks Liam! I highly recommend Lew Plumbing.

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COLETTE in New westminster
COLETTE in New westminster
4 reviews New Westminster, BC
7/10

DRAIN CLEANING ESTIMATION

EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE. VERY PROMPT. PLUMBER CAME AND TOOK A LOOK AT OUR HOME RIGHT AWAY. THE EMPLOYEE WAS VERY KNOWLEDGABLE AND PERSONABLE. WERE ABLE TO EXPLAIN THE PROBLEM AND SOLUTION IS A WAY WE COULD UNDERSTAND.

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Bob in Vancouver
Bob in Vancouver
1 review VANCOUVER, BC
10/10

Pipe leak

We had a pipe leak and our basement was filled with water. These guys were really great and fixed the problem in no time. They were very polite, they knew what they were doing, and they did it for a good price. We were very pleased with the work and we haven't had a problem with this since.

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Marilyn Cheung in Vancouver
Marilyn Cheung in Vancouver
2 reviews VANCOUVER, BC
9/10

Replaced boiler

Gord did an excellent job replacing my super hot boiler with a raypak; it's been over 2 yrs; have had no problems; Gord knows his raypak boiler very well; explained to us why the raypak is superior to the old super hot; Gord informed us how the raypak is more efficient than the super hot

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Dr. CHAN in Vancouver
Dr. CHAN in Vancouver
1 review Vancouver, BC
10/10

Kitchen & Washroom renovation

Gord of Lew Plumbing and his team does top notch work, very experience at what they do and with a professional attitude, someone you can trust that will not rip you off, unlike so many fly by night "so call" plumber. I have recommended Lew plumbing to all my family and friends, they definitely get all my business...because I can trust them, with no come back's and the work is done right the first time.

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dee in Burnaby
dee in Burnaby
1 review Burnaby, BC
10/10

sump pump in back yard quit working

woke up to lots of water in the basement, the pump quit had to get in plumbers and restorators, Gord and his team did an excellent job digging up the old system putting in a new double alarm system and alarms in the house, it was alot of work and I am happy to say I dont think I will have this problem again, it was good working with them because they explained what they were doing and my options, will reommend and use them again thanks Gord and team!!

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H. Wang in East Van
H. Wang in East Van
1 review Vancouver, BC

First Review

2/10

Plumbing and heating services

In late 2009, we had heating problems in our house (the different heating zones weren't operating separately). We called Lew Plumbing and Heating, and they came to fix the problem. They wound up coming back at least once or twice after the initial visit because after they left saying the problem was fixed, we discovered it wasn't. To their credit, they didn't charge us for the additional visits to fix their own mistakes.

In September 2010, we called Lew again because our basement sink was plugged. Their technician brought a snake and couldn't get the snake in more than 5 - 6 feet before coming up to a solid block or dead end. The technician told us we had a broken drain connection, and that we would have to smash up the concrete slab to try and find where the broken connection was. The technician was there about 25 minutes, and charged roughly $250.

The suggestion that we had a broken drain connection was very troubling to us. Not only did we have potentially expensive and disruptive repairs on our hands, it meant we had no immediate relief with the sink. We had a series of short term tenants coming to stay in our suite, and we had to heavily discount the rent to compensate for the unusable sink. To boot, our kitchen sink upstairs was connected to the same drain line, which meant that we had to wash dishes in the bathroom for several weeks. All a major inconvenience.

After our tenants left, we called Lew again to see if they could come with a camera to find the broken drain connection. They didn't have room in their schedule to do same-day service, so I called another plumbing company. The second technician was going to put the camera down the sink drain, but decided to try and snake the drain quickly first. He had no trouble putting 20-25 feet of snake in. The plug was removed, and the sink drain (for both the upstairs and downstairs sinks) has been working perfectly ever since.

The second plumber explained to me that he used a "drop head" snake, which has a metal head that pivots and drops with gravity. This makes it much more likely that the snake with go downwards and find the right drain path. I spoke with the technician from Lew's, who conceded he did not use a drop head snake.

I wrote a letter to Lew for a refund for failing to get the job done, but didn't hear from a manager for around two weeks. I called Lew, and a manager called me back. He told me a letter was in the mail to me, explaining that I wouldn't be getting a refund. He started challenging me about my version of the facts, and questioning the second plumber's opinion on what might have gone wrong with the Lew technician. When I said it was short-sighted of the manager to not refund my money, because I would tell people about my poor experience with Lew, he told me that was "slander." True statements cannot be slanderous -- that's the law. The phone call was not a pleasant experience.

And a little epilogue: that letter that the manager said was in the mail? It's been over two weeks since that conversation and I haven't seen any letter. I doubt anything had been put in the mail.

From technical service to client service, I can't think of a worse experience I've had with a skilled trade outfit than with Lew Plumbing and Heating. I certainly cannot recommend them. They only get 2 stars (instead of 0) because they came back to fix our heating problems for free in late 2009.

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Lew Plumbing & Heating Ltd. provides both Residential and Commercial plumbing, heating, air conditioning, sewage/ drainage and emergency services for Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond, North and West Vancouver (North Shore), Surrey, Coquitlam and the Lower Mainland.
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