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Clackamas, OR 97015
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Rescue Rooter /Jack Howk Portland - Clackamas, OR
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I recently had my plumbing replaced by Jack Howk Plumbing. The service plumbers involved were very professional and the entire process went very smoothly! In the future I will u...

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DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY! Had a blockage in a bathroom toilet from an ant trap that the cat knocked into the toilet. Their ""technician"" (a term I use loosely, con man would be ...

Editorial review from Citysearch 11/26/2013

6 plus hours since our supposed appt. and counting. Many calls from the secretary , like one every hour. Cost me $200 in lost wages due to expecting them to probably show up 3 hours after appt. Wish I had read all the previous reviews before calling this company. Two thumbs down and two fingers up! Hope you read these reviews before bothering to call them. Sure wish I had !! more

Editorial review from Citysearch 7/23/2012

After reading all the other reviews, I realize that I was not the only one dissatisfied with this company. They came out to fix a plugged toilet ( they weren't able to do the job) and found that I really needed a completely new plumbing job. After charging me $300 I had them leave and called a qualified plumber out who fixed it in less than 15 minutes. Qualified plumber inspected my plumbing and noted that everything was OK. DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY. more

DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY! Had a 5/11/2012

DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY! Had a blockage in a bathroom toilet from an ant trap that the cat knocked into the toilet. Their ""technician"" (a term I use loosely, con man would be more accurate) attempting to get it out got his snake stuck in the toilet. He then had to charge us to remove the toilet, an additional charge and then broke his snake off in the toilet and informed us that we will need to purchase a new toilet. He told us that they start at about $640 but could give us a 10% discount. Do not use this company, they are scam artists. Please use someone else and save yourself grief and money. more

Highway Robbery 7/29/2011

Our water heater is leaking - we need a new one. Their estimate for a new water heater plus the pressure relief valve and expansion tank is $3900! But they didn't separate parts from labor. I checked the cost for parts and came up with $1200. That's $1700 in labor!!! For a job that will take no more than 5 hours and more likely between 3 and 4!!! Do the math. That's about $300 per hour. Really. I will say they are friendly, professional and responsive. But how much does that really cost? more

DON'T DO IT!!! COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME! 6/27/2011

My disabled mother called this company for help with a leaky water faucet, and a water faucet that isn't working at all and just drips. After attempting to repair it myself, I gave up and had her call a plumber. She got this name out of the phonebook and scheduled an appointment for the next day. They stated they'd be here between 11:30am and 1:30am. They also stated they would call when they were on their way. Called them at 2pm asking what was going on, they stated they were busy and wouldn't be able to make it till the first appt in the morning 8am-10am. I found this extremely unprofessional and decided to check online about reviews, GLAD I DID. Cancelled the appointment for tomorrow morning and went with a competitor that seems MUCH more professional and has yet to have a bad review (out of 36!) Don't bother with this company, big waste of time and from what I'm reading, a huge waste of money! BYE JACK HOWK! HELLO PROFESSIONAL PLUMBING SERVICE! more

RIP OFF 1/12/2011

I have complained several times to Jack Howk and Rescue Rooter with no result. Promises were made and not kept On April 3, I called your company to come out to my house to fix my plumbing problem. I had sewage backing up into my basement tub and toilet. Your company?s tech came out and inspected the situation. He proceeded to try and remove open the basement cleanout in the laundry room, streetside of the tub and toilet. He spent over an hour trying to get that cleanout open using various tools. He was unable to open that cleanout but did manage to totally mangle the cleanout cap. He proceeded to open the other cleanout on the other side of the house but the cleanout was too small for his camera. He called another tech that had a smaller camera but he could not come out until the next day. At this point I asked the tech if I was being charged for all this time. He informed me that there was no charge until he determined what the problem was and then he would give me an estimate. Two techs returned the next day, ran the camera down the cleanout and found NO BLOCKAGE in the main drain. At this point after an hour, your techs went back to the laundry room. SIX FEET away from the first cleanout, in plain view on the floor, they opened the cover to the backflow preventer, discovered the blockage and cleared the blockage. This operation took less than 30 minutes from start to finish. I paid $383 for a 30 minute fix! more

Terrible experience 11/21/2010

I called them on a Saturday, about noon, when my water main broke underground. They have been around for years so I figured they must be doing something right. The person who answered the phone told me that someone would be able to be there by about 2:30 pm as they are busy, but someone would call back within a half hour to narrow it down. Nobody called, so after 2:30, I called them back and told them if they are too busy I understand and would call somebody else so I could get my water service restored. They assured me they would be able to take care of it and someone would call me and that the plumber that is scheduled for me is finishing up on another job and will be coming to me next. After another hour, I called them and asked if I was getting a plumber today, as I won't be able to call someone else this late and it will be getting dark so it will be difficult to see to work outside. The lady on the phone said she'll check on the plumber's status. When she returned to the phone she said he is already en-route to my home so should be here in a few minutes (A LIE). This is approximately 4:00 pm. At 5:45 pm, Jack howk plumbing called and informed me that it is taking longer for the plumber to finish on the other job and won't be able to make it tonight, can they re-schedule for tommorrow. I declined as it was obvious to me that they couldn't handle the volume and didn't care about their customers. I don't mind being told ""we are too busy to handle your request"" What I do mind is being lied to throughout the day and leaving me no opportunity to go somewhere else. Any decent company would have said they were to busy and recommended someone else.This experience left me with a bitter taste in my mouth regarding JACK HOWK PLUMBING and no water to wash it down with (pun intended). more

very positive experience 11/15/2010

The plumber (Willie Garza) who helped us with multiple clogged drains was personable, explained everything, and charged a very reasonable rate. We have called Jack Howk 3 times in the past & had similarly positive experiences. more

Consumer Beware! 9/13/2010

We recently used Jack Howk plumbing, and would not do so again. Their rates are high, they will write a vague contract if they can get away with it, and then leave the job unfinished. more

Worst Experience Ever 7/26/2010

I have used Jack Howk Plumbing in the past when they were transitioning from the name Benjamin Franklin Plumbing. At that time, their pricing seemed reasonable and the service was good. more

Great Job! 4/16/2010

I recently had my plumbing replaced by Jack Howk Plumbing. The service plumbers involved were very professional and the entire process went very smoothly! In the future I will use Jack Howk Plumbing again and recommed others do as well! more

BEWARE - Worst Ever Experience with a ""service"" company 12/13/2009

Unbelievable that his company is still in business. If there were a negative rating I'd have given it to them. I hired these guys to fix a blocked pipe, it took two weeks (and more than a dozen calls on my part) to get the job done. Original estimate $2000, actual bill $11,000 (at my demand they reduced to $8000!) No follow up, no updates without my calling to get status, no exceptional circumstances (job involved digging up 20-30 foot of pipe and replacing). Icing on the cake - when the job was finally done they wanted payment before they left the site, and were disrespectful, agressive and rude to my administrative staff. Lesson learned. Pros: Not a single thing Cons: Unprofessional, no customer service skills, agressive more

This company will completely RIP YOU OFF!! BEWARE! 3/23/2009

I called them out after calling around town to see what a new water heater and installation cost. Average was around $750 (50 gallon). When they guy got there, he was rude from the start. Didn't want to answer questions, just wanted in, get his money and out...is the impression I got. Pros: Local Cons: Terrible customer service. Charges 4+ times what others do more

on time 1/23/2009

I called they guys here awhile back. the y were able to come out and they were on time. the guy was nice and was able to find the clog. he had it cleared up in on time. more

Good Service 8/25/2008

I read the reviews here and didn't think Jack would be the best one to come out to my house so before I tried to get someone out and I called a few other companies first but they weren't able to get out to my house that day. Pros: Excelent service and warranty. Cons: Price is a little high, although well worth it! more

Terrible Demeanor 5/15/2008

Contacted through Benjamin Franklin Plumbing (he contracts for them) for an estimate for garbage disposal install. He showed up with the wrong information and, upon learning that only wanted a bid, wanted to charge me a $59 ""show up fee"". When I told him that I only asked for a bid and was not told about the fee, he proceeded to call the home office on speakerphone to complain about how ""well I guess I'm leaving here with no money"". The lady on speakerphone said ""well I guess he just won't get serviced then!"". He then told me that they'll bid big jobs for free but not some tiny little $650 job because ""we can't make any money like that"". Cons: Worst customer service I've seen in a SERVICE INDUSTRY more

IF YOU DONT WANT TO WORK FOR A SLANDEROUS COMPANY 5/7/2008

THIS COMPANY STARTED OUT GREAT , FRIENDLY , AND REALY TOOK CARE OF THEIR EMPLOYEES UNTILL THEY MEARGED WITH THE OTHER COMPANY NOW THEY FIRE PEOPLE WHO MAKE THEM THE MOST MONEY AND EVEN TELL THE ""HEAD HONCHES"" THAT ANY PROBLEMS THAT MAY HAVE UPSET CUSTOMERS DUE TO FALIER ON THEIR WORK ETHICS THAT THE PERSON WHO NO LONGER WORKS THEIR IS THE ONE THAT DID THE DAMAGE OR DID NOT COMPLETE THE WORK. THEY WILL EVEN USE A NAME . SO IF YOU HAVE WORKED FOR THIS COMPANY AND DONT WANT A BAD RECOMANDATION I SUGGEST THAT YOU WORK FOR A COMPANY THAT HAS LISCENCED EMPLOYEE THAT DO NOT HAVE MAJOR CRIMONAL RECORDS. THEY LIKE TO KEEP THE ""BAD APPLES"" AND DIS-MISS THE ONES THAT MAKE THEM MONEY. IT'S TOO BAD THAT MONEY HAS OVERPOWERED THE FACT THAT NORMAL HARD WORKING CITIZENS HAVE TO HEAR SLANDEROUS THINGS THROUGH CUSOMERS AND EMPLOYEES , PAST ,PRESEANT , AND FUTURE. HOPEFULLY THEY WILL HONESTLY LEARN HOW TO RUN A BUISNESS WITH LISCENED EMPLOYEES. Pros: WILL CHARGE TOO MUCH ON THEIR WORK Cons: SLANDER NAMES OF EMPLOYEES more

Per-job pricing WAY too much 4/5/2006

My regular plumber (Ackerman Plumbing) was not available, so I called Jack Howk. It was $49 to come out which didn't seem too bad. But, they have this ""per-job pricing"" that gouges customers. My faucet would have taken less than 20 minutes to fix, with $25 in parts, but the plumber had to charge me $189 on top of the $49. A per-hour plumber would have only charged me $70, including parts. I kicked him out. Pros: Quick to come out Cons: Price Gouging, Over-Priced, Expensive more
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  • In need of a plumber in Clackamas? Look no further than Rescue Rooter /Jack Howk Portland for emergency repairs and routine maintenance for your sewer and water lines.

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    Sunday:24Hrs,Monday:24Hrs,Tuesday:24Hrs,Wednesday:24Hrs,Thursday:24Hrs,Friday:24Hrs,Saturday:24Hrs
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    Clackamas

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