137 Main St. W Shelburne, Ontario
+1888 349 7971
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Terms Of Service

Plumbing, Pumps & Water Softeners

The terms for service from Manax Plumbing and Heating LTD. (“US”, “WE”, “OUR” or “MANAX”) YOU (“YOUR”, “YOURSELF”) agree to the following terms and conditions. If You do not agree to the terms of service, please do not use Our services. You understand that service may not be rendered until such time as You have agreed to the terms and conditions set herein.

GENERAL;

The Disclaimer and Terms of Use (the “Terms”) are to be read by You together with any terms, conditions or disclaimers provided in the pages herein. The information, material and content provided in the pages of Terms of Service (the “Information”) may be changed at any time and without notice. Changes may be made to the Terms at any time without notice by updating this posting. You agree to review the Terms regularly and Your continued access or use of Our service will mean that You agree to any changes.

SERVICE CALLS;

1. SERVICE CALL TIME WINDOW;

We will provide an approximate time window of when a Technician may arrive (Morning or Afternoon). We DO NOT provide exact times for service calls, ONLY TIME WINDOWS. We cannot foresee all possible outcomes of the jobs prior to Yours. (This is why We will text and/or call before We come to Your home to update You as to Our ETA.) If We cannot service You on the day agreed to because of conditions out of our control We will attempt to advise You as soon as We know.

There will never be a “Missed Call” charge to You, and We will not provide compensation to You should we be unable to provide service within the agreed call window.

2. YOU OR YOUR AGENT WILL BE AVAILABLE;

YOU must provide a cell number for our automated system to update you as to the status of YOUR call.
Because We text You at the mobile number you provide, and, should no one be at the location when we arrive, We will attempt to call the number(s) on Your account information. We will wait approximately 15 minutes, during which time we will attempt to contact you again. Should You not be available or unreachable You will be billed a “Missed call” charge that must be paid before any further service will be provided. This fee is the current service call amount, and 1 hour labour and can be requested from the office. This charge MUST be paid before we book Your return visit.

3. MANAX OR THEIR TECHNICIANS MAY CALL YOU;

Prior to arriving a Technician or Office Staff may call You to confirm that You are in fact home. This number may appear on call display as “Private Caller” or “Unknown”. Please answer this call. Should You not answer this call We may proceed to the next call on Our schedule and may not have appropriate time left to return to Your location to complete the job as You requested. Should you provide a cell number/email You may also receive text/email updates as well to keep you informed of who the technician is and approximately when they will be arriving.

4. CANCELLATIONS / "MISSED CALLS";

Subject to the above, You may call Us at least 24 hours before Your call window to cancel with no charge to You. You may then book a new time should you so desire. If You call within the 24 hour prior to Your time window You will be billed a “Missed call” charge. All "Missed Call" charges are billed out at the current Service call amount, and one hour labour plus tax. This fee must be paid before any further work is to be completed.

5. PARTICULARS OF AND ADDITIONS TO THE SERVICE CALL;

Please be as specific as possible with the call taker or while online booking about the service You require. We cannot and will not provide other services that are not disclosed when the original call was taken however we would be more than happy to return at a later date to make those repairs for You.

6. EMERGENCY CALLS;

Emergencies are the following only;
1. Plugged Main Drains. Complete loss of service or flooding of raw sewage.
2. Plugged Toilet (if it’s the only one you have.)
3. No Water Calls. Eg. Pump Failures, Burst Pipes, ETC.

Misrepresentation of an Emergency call will incur a surcharge of $150.00, Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm and $250.00 for anytime thereafter, including weekends, over and above any other charges including our minimum charge.

We always attempt to service Customers with emergent situations as fast as possible. We ask for Your understanding should We need to reschedule Your service call due to one of these situations arising.
You will never be charged a “Missed Call” and We do not provide compensation should We need to reschedule Your service call due to an emergency situation arising.

7. CANCELLATION OF AN EMERGENCY CALL OR AFTER HOURS CALL;

If a Technician has been dispatched, and, if You cancel an Emergency call, You will be billed a cancellation charge of $150.00 Monday to Friday and $250.00 On Weekends and after hours.

8. SERVICES WE PROVIDE;

We are a Plumbing, Well Pump and Water Treatment Company. As such we service plumbing related items and systems, well pumps, irrigation pumps and related pressure systems, hot water tanks & tankless systems, water softeners, iron removers, UV systems, RO systems and other such related industry items. We will not make repairs or alterations to other services such as electrical, HVAC, framing etc. If you are unsure if We service Your item please just ask and We would be happy to clarify.

9. MINIMUM CHARGE;

We charge a service charge for all calls to cover costs such as liability insurance, WSIB, office staff, fuel etc. and one (1) hour labour to cover the cost of the Technician.

10. OUT OF AREA CHARGES;

Should You required Our service in an area we do not normally service We reserve the right to add an additional charge for the extra time to get to and back from Your location. You may inquire from the office if there will be any such charge for Your area.

11. LABOUR CHARGES;

We charge by the half hour rounded up to the nearest half hour. We attempt to stock our trucks with a variety of materials but are unable to account for every option or outcome that we may encounter as such we bill for the time required to order, purchase or pickup material for your job. 

12. AFTER HOURS CHARGES;

Due to Governmental regulations We must pay Our Employees overtime. All after hour and weekends calls are billed out at time and a half starting from the time the Technician leaves their last location until they have completed Your job. All other parts are billed at regular rates.

13. PAYMENT;

Payment is expected upon completion of Your service call unless other arrangement are made with the office. We accept Cash, Check, Visa, Master Card, American Express, Interac E-Transfer, ACH Payments & Debit*. All Materials remain the property of Manax Plumbing until paid in full. Manax reserves the right to reposes any materials or equipment that has not been paid for in full. We also may seek compensation for damages to the material / equipment and or for loss of time or associated cost with enforcing our rights under this agreement.
*(Available only in store only)

14. LABOUR WARRANTY;

We want you to be 100% Satisfied with Manax Plumbing. This is why we strive to give you the highest possible level of service. This is also why the workmanship and materials that we provide are covered by a 1 year warranty. Should any defect in material or workmanship occur during this period, we will, at our discretion, repair or replace the affected item at no charge. Manax Plumbing does not cover consequential or incidental damages or for any work required to access to the material or workmanship that has failed for any warranty related issues. Any warranty from a Manufacturer supersedes any warranty expressed or implied by Manax Plumbing or any employee of Manax Plumbing. You can take care knowing that the work is completed and/or overseen by Technicians registered with the Ontario College of Trades for plumbing work and water treatment installation and repairs, with the Ministry of the Environment for well pump installation and upgrades, and T.S.S.A. for gas hot water tank and tankless installations and repairs. In the unlikely event that there is a problem you can rest assured knowing that you are protected by our liability insurance for any work that was completed by Manax Plumbing. All of our Employees are covered by WSIB as mandated by law. Certificates are available upon request (a charge may apply for office administration)

15. WARRANTY FOR DRAIN CLEANING;

We do not warranty drain cleaning jobs unless a video inspection has been completed. This is an extra cost to the drain cleaning service and the warranty will only extend to the current condition of the drain. The warranty for drain cleaning is 30 days. Any material that enters the drain that is not normally flushed down a drain will result in another drain cleaning charge.

16. PARTS WARRANTY;

All Parts are warrantied through the Manufacturer and not through Manax. Should you have any questions about parts warranty please inquire with the manufacturer. Please be aware that most manufacturers DO NOT cover the cost of labour to remove, return or install any warranted parts.

17. RESPONSIBILITY TO MONITOR AREA;

It is the responsibility of the owner or their agent to monitor the completed work for a continuous 72 hours immediately following the completion of work by Manax for leaks, and in the unlikely event one should develop, control the leak by any means necessary. This may include turning off the water supply and draining the system of water. Please call us as soon as possible to make arrangements for further repairs. There will be no charge for this follow up so long as the cause is a defect in the workmanship of Manax or their Technician. Manax will not be responsible for any damages as a result of leaks not reported to us immediately and if no actions were taken in a timely manner to control said leak. Because of the potential for leaks and damages, any continuously unoccupied or monitored building following service by Manax will have the water system left off. Upon the arrival of the Owner or their agent they may turn on the system and monitor immediately for leaks. Should there be a period where no person may monitor the system, it is to be turned off to mitigate the possibility of damage occurring.

18. PAYMENT TERMS;

ALL PRICES ARE CASH DISCOUNTED. ALL JOBS ARE C.O.D.

FOR ACCEPTANCE OF ESTIMATES;

RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS;

A 50% deposit of the full amount (including Tax) is required upon acceptance of any
estimate. A further 25% upon commencement of work, followed by the remaining 25%
upon completion of the work. (Unless the remainder of the work can be completed in 1
day in which case the balance will be due upon completion).
For your convenience we accept Visa, Master Card & American Express (there will be an administration fee of up to 3.25% of the total including tax) and Interac E-Transfer, ACH Payments and debit transactions *(Available In store only). 
No terms will be given directly through Manax Plumbing. No exceptions. Rentals and
financing are available. Please inquire in store or with sales staff.
A $100.00 fee will be charged for all NSF returned cheques or charge backs to cover
Bank charges, Office Administration and other inconveniences.
A charge of 2% per month or part thereof (26.8% per annum) shall apply for any
outstanding balance effective the first day after the completion of the job.

COMMERCIAL / INDUSTRIAL CUSTOMERS;

A 50% deposit of the full amount (including Tax) is required upon acceptance of this
estimate. A further 25% upon commencement of work, followed by the remaining 25%
upon completion of the work or passing of the final plumbing rough in inspection. (Unless the remainder of the work can be completed in 1
day in which case the balance will be due upon completion).
For your convenience we accept Visa, Master Card & American Express (though there will be an
administration fee of up to 5% of the total including tax) and Interac E-Transfers, ACH Payments and debit transactions *(Available In store only).
Any account terms given will be OAC and are net 30 days from the date of compilation of the job. Maximum Credit limits may apply. An application must be filled out prior to work
commencement and a fees may apply. Financing is available and must be applied for
before work commences.
A service charge of 2% per month or part thereof (26.8% per annum) shall apply for any
outstanding balance past the net 30 day mark.
A $100.00 fee will be levied for all NSF returned cheques or charge backs to cover Bank
charges, Office Administration and other inconveniences.
All Commercial / Industrial jobs are net 30 unless otherwise agreed to in writing.

19. OTHER TERMS & CONDITIONS;

The Owner or their Agent shall not contract any work directly or indirectly with the subcontractors, suppliers or sub trades of Manax Plumbing. All business related to the Plumbing, Water treatment or Well System will be conducted through Manax Plumbing exclusively.

The Owner shall remove all items from the work areas and any areas required for access by Manax Plumbing. The Owner shall remove articles from the walls and other locations that are not secure or may be dislodged or damaged, in all areas of the building affected by the work and/or access to the work and/or services. Manax Plumbing holds no responsibility for items left by the Owner in any areas that are affected by the work, including access points and traffic through the building. Should the area not be free of obstruction or items a further charge will be levied for time required for the area to be cleaned by the home Owner or their Agent at the current rate charged per hour or part thereof per Technician by Manax Plumbing for wasted time.

The Owner acknowledges that space may be needed and must be provided at the site for the storage of material and equipment and that any stored material and equipment are under the responsibility of the Owner.

Any additional site meeting shall be subject to an additional minimum 4 hour labour charge, plus additional hourly labour charge for any time committed beyond the 4 hours following arrival.

If it is required to move service meters, payment of any service connection fees or service upgrade fees are the responsibility of the Owner.

If included in an estimate or quote, installation is for simple fixtures only. If the Owner chooses another fixtures that requires more time to install, that time will be an extra to the estimate or quote. All rough ins are as per industry standard dimensions. Please be aware that not all fixtures are the same and it is your responsibility to furnish rough in dimensions and/or fixtures before work commences. Any modifications required after the acceptance of an estimate or quote is the responsibility of the owner and will be billed at a minimum 4 hours, plus additional hourly labour charge for any time committed beyond the 4 hours following arrival and is due upon completion.

Materials to complete said aforementioned changes are considered an “extra”. Manax Plumbing will not be responsible for any cost associated with the facilitation of the aforementioned changes.

A copy of any drawing/plans must be provided to Manax Plumbing before work commences. If drawing are not provided and/or the rough in dimensions and styles are not included within the plans, then a list of fixtures and where they are to be installed must be provided in writing and locations marked for their installation. If no list or Drawings are provided any changes or omissions are not the responsibility of Manax Plumbing and will be billed as an “extra”. Should a further visit be required then a 4 hour minimum plus time to make required repairs or changes will be billed.

The Owner agrees to permit Manax Plumbing to display a sign on the property until two full weeks after the completion of the project (at which time they may contact Manax Plumbing for the removal of said sign), and to let Manax Plumbing use photos of the project for participation in awards programs and for promotion, in print, in the media, or for website use. Manax Plumbing will not release your information to a third party at any time without your express permission. On occasion we may wish to give your name as a reference to future clients and will contact you for your consent to do so.”

Except as otherwise itemized, all materials to be removed from the premises shall be disposed of by the Owner, and if any such removed materials can be salvaged, reused or recycled, the benefit shall belong to Manax Plumbing. The Owner may designate an area to deposit excess or unusable material on site.

20. QUICK EXCLUSION LIST;

Any changes to building or other codes related to work being completed after date of acceptance.
Any work requiring existing system to be brought up to code not described in estimate or invoice
Cutting and removal of drywall, insulation or concrete to access or install plumbing in walls, floors or ceilings or repairs to the aforementioned.
Hot water tank or tankless units not described above in estimate or invoice.
Mixing valves.
Building of any walls, ceilings, partitions or other non-plumbing related construction.
Building Permits.
Time needed or waiting for inspections.
Trap seal priming valves.
Water treatment systems or parts thereto not described in the estimate or invoice.
Well pump systems or parts thereto not described in the estimate or invoice.
Finishing Trim out and labour.
Landscaping - sod, retaining walls, asphalt, interlocking stone, Etc.
Electrical – panels, conduit for wiring, disconnects, switches, plugs, feed lines etc.
Flooring.
Painting.
Trenching.
Any other non-plumbing work.
For a complete list please see below (Exclusions)

21. EXCLUSIONS;

Unless otherwise stated on the Invoice or Estimate, the following are not included in any pricing provided by Manax Plumbing;

Structural Cutting. Including but not limited to Excavation, Backfilling, Compacting, Boring, Chipping Coring, Painting, Priming, Wall Papering, Drywall - removal or repairs, Surface preparation, Patching, Restoration, Plastering, Concrete Work – Cutting – Removal – Repairs – Patching, Tiling, Grouting, Caulking. Rigging, hoisting, relocating, setting-up, or commissioning materials or equipment either existing or supplied by others. Electrical work or connections. Gas (or other fuel) Connections. Vapour barrier, Fire barriers, non-plumbing related insulation. Removal or disposal of asbestos, mold or contaminated soils or materials. Main water shutoffs. Sprinkler systems. Permits, Licences, Blueprints, Drawings, Parking fees/fines. Material storage costs. Removal of construction debris and waste, or any excavated material. Temporary heat, light, power or sanitation required. Night, weekend or holiday work. Carrying out work during such time frames (outside our control) shall be subject to additional rates and fees. Proper or improper operation, installation, or malfunctioning equipment, material, systems and/or any attachment thereto, whether existing, concealed, or supplied by others, Damage or malfunction of newly installed material or equipment resulting from the Users or their Agents misuse, abuse, incorrect operation or lack of necessary maintenance. Any such situation shall void all warranties.

Any delays preventing us from carrying out our work which resulted from incorrect or defective material supplied or caused by the Client or the Clients Agents. Such delays shall be subject to additional hourly labour charges based upon our additional time committed, and/or an additional minimum of 4 hours labour charge for each additional site visit required as a result to remedy the situation.

22. HIDDENS & UNKNOWNS;

All Pricing For New plumbing Rough-in Estimates is based on Stick Frame Construction. (Wood Framing)  If other means of constructions are to be employed the customer must inform Manax in writing (this does not include blueprints) as to the technique being used and any special instructions required or that must be observed.

While we make every effort not to damage any pipe, wire or other hidden item we cannot know what is concealed in walls, ceilings or under floors. Any information that the owner has about any hidden items must be provided in writing before work commences on the project. Due to the nature of the work needed to be completed and the fact that some of the work needing to be carried out involves accessing pipes and mechanical systems hidden in walls, ceilings and floors, Manax Plumbing cannot and will not be liable for any damage arising from accessing said systems. If any damage occurs it is the responsibility of the owner or their agent to make or acquire said repairs, or reimburse Manax Plumbing for repairs made on their behalf. Manax Plumbing is a Plumbing, Water Treatment and Well Pump Company and as such will not make any repairs to items not directly considered to be part of those trades. Should any of the work require digging or other such excavating, “locates” must be ordered and received before any work will commence as per Ontario Law. Should the Owner/Agent forgo this, it is then the Owner/Agent and only the Owner/Agent that shall bare responsibility for any damage, destruction, or other situations arising including but not limited to death, destruction of property, loss of use, loss of income, fines levied, Etc.

23. ERRORS or OMISSIONS;

Any errors or omissions in an estimate, quote or invoice, whether by omission of the Owner or Manax Plumbing, will not hold Manax Plumbing liable for the completion or related cost of said error or omission.
Please advise us if there is anything missing from the estimate or quote that you feel should be included or was missed.

23. EXTRA & CHARGES;

Any changes to the scope of work on the estimate/quote/invoice must be in writing, either written or electronic, and changes must be agreed to by both parties. Any change may be considered an extra and may incur a charge that is over and above any work stated in this estimate/quote/invoice. Depending on the extent of the extra, a deposit may be required. All extra costs will become due immediately upon completion of said extra. The minimum charge for and change will be a 4 hour charge plug materials

24. ACCEPTANCE;

Our estimates or quotes are considered accepted when either a deposit is paid or payment (wether in full or in part)  is received, when a purchase order is received by Manax Plumbing or when written confirmation or acceptance is received either by electronic or other suitable means.

Upon acceptance our estimate becomes a contract.

The customer shall contact Manax Plumbing to set a date for the work to commence as soon as possible after acceptance. Work shall commence no later than 30 days after acceptance unless otherwise agreed upon in writing or stated in the estimate or quote. Manax Plumbing shall not be responsible in any way for delays outside the control of Manax Plumbing. If work has not commenced within 30 days the estimate or quote will become null and void and any cost incurred by Manax will be deducted from any monies returned to the customer.

25. CANCELLATIONS;

Any cancellations will incur a minimum 25% fee for the return of materials ordered and will be deducted from any monies returned.

26. WATER TEST RESULTS:

All pricing for water treatment equipment is based on testing done on the day of the initial visit or results supplied by owner/lab. Please note that water quality can and does change over time and may affect the operation of the units installed or the quality of the product water. Manax cannot know the future quality of the water supply and thus cannot guarantee the quality of the product water if parameters change.

27. OTHER SERVICES OFFERED;

Constant Pressure Systems
Well Pumps
Pressure Tanks
Pump Controls
Water Softeners
Iron Removers
UV and Hydrogen Peroxide Systems
R.O. Systems

27. VALIDITY;

Our estimates / quotes are valid for 14 days from the date on the estimate/quote unless otherwise stated in writing. Should you require an extension please ask as we cannot guarantee prices past the 14 day mark.

28. NON DISCLOSURE;

Reproductions, distribution, or disclosure of any contents of this document or of any plans or drawings for this work, or use of same other than for this work by Manax Plumbing, or for internal purposes of the owner, is prohibited except with the written permission of Manax Plumbing. This document and its contents are copyright© Manax Plumbing. The names and logos of third party products and companies in this or any document from Manax are the property of their respective owners and may also be trademarks.

 

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