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Peterson's Heating, Cooling And Home Maintenance Complaint - Untrustworthy, Poor Workmanship And Overall Illegal

Review by uppy on 2009-06-03
LANCASTER, WISCONSIN -- This business is a joke. They do work for cash instead of receipts so they don't have to stand behind their work. This person has done 6 projects on my home and I've had to redo 5 of them within 2 yrs. They wired up an outside electrical line with indoor wiring. They spliced together 2 different gage wires without use of a box, brackets or bushings. After being confronted about it not being up to code and tripping the breaker constantly. He denied doing the work. Now I have to pay to have it done twice. I also need to reinsulate the bottom of my mobile home and have plumbing redone that he messed up.

He has even been called to our home to fix a leaky sink drain 3 times and it still leaks. This person should not have a license or a business. DO NOT let him near your home. You'll regret it and so will your pocketbook.
Yes it was my bad for having him do 6 jobs.Although all the work he did held up at the time and then went bad later down the road.For instance he installed a water heater and one year later I spotted the fittings leaking.Rather than admitting he didn't install it properly he charged me a service call and said it was due to corrosion from the city water.He replaced a shower drain and 2 weeks ago I spotted that leaking more water than what went down it.He installed an air conditioner in our wall and when a strong storm came the next year we had water coming into the house.I took off the trim he had installed and found a inch and a half gap above the air conditioner from him overcutting the opening and the unit was tilted the wrong way.He installed shutoff valves and new drain piping to our kitchen sink and didn't flare the cold water line properly so it leaks.He cut one of the drain pipes too short so it leaks also.I had him unclog a drain pipe extending the full length of our mobile home and he installed 3 ferncos without tightening them after slicing away at all the plastic holding up our insulation.Come winter the ducts had cold air and sewer gas coming from them with icicles hanging from the drain where he installed the ferncos.Now we have to reinsulate and it cost me 300 dollars to have someone else fix the ferncos.I would've done it myself but I am medically disabled after losing my leg in a accident.
I have filed a complaint with the city chamber of commerce and consumer reports.I just wanted others to be aware of crooks like this.
Comments:7 Replies - Latest reply on 2009-06-05
Posted by Soaring Consumer on 2009-06-03:
Could you please click the Edit Review button and post the rest of what this company did to you?
Posted by old fart on 2009-06-03:
Maybe the poster's house just burned down as a result of faulty wiring...?
Posted by PepperElf on 2009-06-03:
and... "they work for cash"

that doesn't mean they're not going to "stand behind their work"
that means it's possible that they're trying to avoid reporting it on their taxes

Posted by spiderman2 on 2009-06-04:
and you had them do work on your home six times? After once bad experience, I would have found someone else.
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-06-04:
Fool me once, shame on you...fool me six times..er, well.
Posted by old fart on 2009-06-04:
An anonymous tip to the IRS would give you a certain satisfaction... give it a try... for that matter, forget the anonymous angle and just report him.
Posted by PepperElf on 2009-06-05:
>:) lol that'd be interesting

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