Bob Sable Services

Minneapolis, MN

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

I have 31 years in the soft water business.Over 25,000 families have used my installation service.Great care is taken not to leave a mess and to make sure you understand the products.My prices are very low for both sales and service. I haul away old equipment at no extra charge.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I like driving around every day and meeting lots of great people.Each repair call and installation is unique so I have to think about what I'm doing and how to approach the job.

Location

Minneapolis, MN 55428

Background check

Complete

Years in business

32

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

134

Reviews

91 Reviews
  • Bob B. May 31, 2017
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    Good value, efficient.
  • Jacob H. May 9, 2017
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    Fair price, quality work, and they did the job in a timely manner!
  • Cindy K. May 8, 2017
    Water Treatment Repair or Maintenance
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    Bob cleaned my basement family room. Good job. Efficient.
  • TEJAS C. May 3, 2017
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    Re-Installation of a Reverse Osmosis System. Bob was very prompt in responding to the request and rectified mistakes/errors which happened during a previous attempt at installation. He was very willing to help. His work is fairly priced. I would certainly recommend him for work with water treatment systems.
  • Mike M. Mar 5, 2017
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    Excellent service and work
    Quick service and a job well done. We had a new reverse osmosis water filter Sysytem installed. Works great and our water is so good now.
  • Brad H. Mar 3, 2017
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    Replaced water softner.
    Bob was early for our appointed time of replacing water softner. Did a very good job in a timely manner.
  • Ron J. Jan 25, 2017
    Water Treatment Repair or Maintenance
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    Water softener repair
    We had our water softener go out and Bob Sable returned my message in less than 30min.
  • Erhan E. Jan 13, 2017
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    Great Experience
    On time, fast, very experienced and knowledgeable, easy to communicate, friendly, honest, great pricing. What else can be said?
  • Noelle N. Jan 6, 2017
    Water Treatment Repair or Maintenance
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    Water Softener Repair
    Bob was on time and very efficient. He completed the job in under an hour. Amazing and friendly.
  • Jenna M. Oct 13, 2016
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    Great work!
    We had such an amazing, easy, experience with Bob Sable Services. His staff and himself are very professional, and they did a great job!
  • Jason S. Aug 13, 2016
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    Bob is great. Nice guy and explained everything. Highly recommended!
  • Katie C. Aug 3, 2016
    Water Treatment Repair or Maintenance
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    Bob was great. Showed up on time, quickly fixed my water softner and gave me recommendations to keep it running without issues. Best price best service, he is now my go to guy! Thanks Bob#
  • Perry P. Jul 15, 2016
    Water Treatment Repair or Maintenance
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  • Mercedes R. Jun 17, 2016
    Water Treatment Repair or Maintenance
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  • Tj L. Apr 28, 2016
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    Bob did a great job. It was quick and easy. He laid tarps down to protect our floor all the way from the door to the utility room, and gave me great instruction on how to use the softener. I would highly recommend Bob.
  • Thomas E. Mar 9, 2016
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    Could not be happier with Bob Sable Services. They were on time, quick, efficient, and professional. Bob gave us a great rundown of how the Clack works, how to set the time on the unit, and what the different indicators meant. They were also brought drop cloths to protect our floors, which I thought was great. I would recommend him to anyone in the area.
  • Anne L. Feb 23, 2016
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    Bob and Jason were very fast, friendly and on time. Explained everything I needed to know and made sure I got my questions answered. Very clean and conscientious.
  • Melissa P. Feb 4, 2016
    Water Treatment Repair or Maintenance
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    Bob contacted me and offered to walk me through a few troubleshooting steps with my water softener for FREE before he came out for a service call. He helped me (I claim to know nothing about water softeners) over the phone to troubleshoot and solve the problem with our softener. It was a salt bridge and he described over the phone how to resolve the issue. I followed his instructions and it worked perfectly. Really nice and professional over the phone and didn't take advantage of a situation to make a few dollars on what would have been a 5 minute visit. I will call Bob again in the future for maintenance or repairs. That kind of service goes a long way in my book! Thanks Bob!
  • Myca K. Nov 30, 2015
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    Installed quickly, he's familiar with product. Bob is easy to communicate with : ) Went over and above our expectations!
  • Robert H. Nov 27, 2015
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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  • Chris C. Sep 2, 2015
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    Bob and Jason did a great job. They were actually early for my job. They had to do some additional work, but the price didn't change that he quoted me. I hired Bob because of all the five star reviews and they were right. I wish more businesses were more straight forward like Bob. I would hire them again any day.
  • Steve K. Aug 26, 2015
    Water Treatment Repair or Maintenance
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    Was on time. Rebuild water softener controller. Everything is back in working order at a fraction of what new softener would cost. Will definitely recommend.
  • Brian M. Aug 13, 2015
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    He installed a water softener for me. I did not previously have one so there was some rerouting of pipes. He was still in and out in under an hour and explained the system and gave a recommendation on which salt to use. Passed the city inspection so no complaints.
  • Laurie R. Aug 5, 2015
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    I couldn't be happier with Bob installing my new water softener. They were very professional, efficient and tidy.
  • Linh H. Jul 11, 2015
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    Bob was very prompt with the schedule and he was very honest. He came to my house and made sure the water softener will fit in my house. Also there was no hidden cost besides price he quoted for the complete service. Bob takes pride in his work so I highly recommended.
  • Ara B. Jul 9, 2015
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    Bob was extremely professional and knowledgeable. I have a rule about no shoes in my house. However, I didn't have to say anything as he and his assistance placed a tarp along the route to the basement as to keep everything clean. They did their work fast and pricing was very competitive. I'd highly recommend his services to all.
  • Brenda G. Jun 26, 2015
    Bob came out to look at our water softener and it was no longer working to soften our water. We set up a time for a new water softener to be installed. Bob is fair and honest. Our new water softener is working great! I would highly recommend Bob he is very knowledgeable.
  • Samantha G. Jun 25, 2015
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    Bob was excellent! He answered all of my questions and arrived on time the day of service. He even explained how everything worked! We built a brand new home and his prices were lower than what our builder quoted us at "builder cost". Thanks Bob!
  • Gene S. Jun 20, 2015
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    Professional, prompt and friendly. I would highly recommend him.
  • Amy R. Jun 3, 2015
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    Great service and he knows his stuff!
  • Lavanya K. May 27, 2015
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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  • Rob L. May 4, 2015
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    Bob and Jason were great! They were on time and answered all of my questions. I would recommend them to my friends and family.
  • Warren B. Apr 12, 2015
    Purchased a new softener from Bob and have been very happy with both the installation and the operation of the unit. Installation was done on date and time promised and in a very professional manner. I recently had a follow-up question about my new softener and Bob was quick to get back to me and reply to my inquiry. Based on my experience with Bob and Bob Sable Services, I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone.
  • Jamie R. Apr 10, 2015
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    You're a fool to not hire Bob. He showed up when he said he would, worked fast, and clearly knows his stuff. Couldn't be happier with the installation he did for me. A+ for service, quality, and price.
  • Will O. Mar 28, 2015
    Water Treatment Repair or Maintenance
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    Bob was prompt, fast, and got the job done. He prides himself on honesty. Since I don't know much about my softener, he taught me about it and was very knowledgable. I would recommend Bob to anyone.
  • Kirby G. Mar 16, 2015
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    Bob helped me with installing a new water softener for our house. I'm a new homeowner with basically no experience, but Bob was more than accommodating to my inexperience. I was very surprised at how quickly he was able to schedule me on short notice and was even able to finish the job sooner than expected with an early start. I was not expecting to be able to have work done until I returned home from a week long trip, but he was able to fit me in with his busy schedule. Bob arrived promptly, assessed the location for the softener, and was able to start work quickly. The whole process was efficient and "painless" because he knew exactly what he was doing. Upon completion, Bob explained to me the setup, what salt I'd need, gave me plenty of information on the company he obtained the softener from and his own contact info should any questions or issues arise. In general, Bob was very friendly and at no point did I feel "uncomfortable" with the experience. His experience in the field was very noticeable and I feel confident that the work he did was well worth the cost. I will also add that his pricing was VERY reasonable and actually even less than what I anticipated. If you're looking to save money on this type of job but without sacrificing quality in the slightest, there's no doubt that Bob is who you can confidently hire. I was encouraged initially when he contacted me by the number of positive reviews he has on here. I couldn't find a single rating under 5 stars. Now that I've had him do this work for me, and given him a 5 star rating myself, I definitely see why. He earns the 5 star reviews by doing superb work. Thanks Bob! I'll definitely be recommending you to anyone who I hear needs work done!
  • Robert J. Mar 16, 2015
    Water Treatment Repair or Maintenance
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    On time and on schedule. Isolated the problem quickly and resolved same within a few hours. Would highly recommend and use again
  • Laurie R. Feb 23, 2015
    Water Treatment Repair or Maintenance
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    Bob was prompt in making contact and coming out to remedy the situation. Bob was thorough in explaining the issues, solutions, and costs. He did not try to oversell us bells and whistles. Honest, friendly and knows his products. Thanks Bob!
  • Wes A. Jan 29, 2015
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    Bob was great to work with. I asked him a ton of questions prior to the job, which he happily answered both via phone and on this site. His quote was well under the 3 other companies I reached out to. The work itself appears to be done correctly and neatly. He put in a new water softener with some changes to the overall plumbing within an hour, pulled the permit for me, and arranged to have the city inspector give it the OK. I would not hesitate to work with him again!
  • Tanya F. Jan 21, 2015
    Water Treatment Repair or Maintenance
    Verified Review
    Bob came out immediately and was able to diagnose and repair them problem on the spot. He had the parts right there with him. He explained the problem and answered all my questions. It turned out that he was the original installer of the 15 year old unit. I would definitely use him again and have no hesitation recommending him.
  • Eric M. Jan 18, 2015
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    Bob installed a water softner for us in our basement, where there had previously been a unit. Although the old unit had been removed, the new one did not align easily, so Bob added some new piping and it looks great. He was on-time, professional, and took time to explain the correct usage of the machine. It probably took Bob about 1.5 -2 hours to do it. I would recommend him to a friend.
  • Jeremy B. Dec 30, 2014
    I called numerous local businesses looking for assistance with my water softener. Bob was far and away the most professional and practical. He came out diagnosed my problem with the brine tank and took the time to troubleshoot and fix the issue. Unfortunately, the softener was on it's last leg. When I called Bob to let him know, he immediately came out and replaced the unit, credited the prior service to the install and did a fantastic, efficient and professional job. Having to find reliability and local service that is professional and trustworthy is challenging, but Bob Sable Services was FANTASTIC!
  • Gaurav G. Nov 27, 2014
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    Bob was super professional and arrived right on time. The installation went great and he definitely has a lot of experience in installing water systems.
  • Chris L. Nov 18, 2014
    I needed a new water softener for a newly built townhome. I did my research and discovered that the valve is really the part that makes or breaks a softener system. Clack is the brand that everyone seemed to prefer. And the best way to get one is a local independent distributor/installer, not the big national chains. I saw the great reviews on here and decided to go for it. Bob's bid was very reasonable and way less than the builder was charging and for a much better product. I was concerned that the tiny utility closet would hinder the install but Bob found a way to squeeze everything in with room to spare. He also made it so I can move the salt bin around if necessary. Overall I am very pleased with Bob's work and attention to detail. I highly recommend his services.
  • Rachel W. Nov 12, 2014
    Water Treatment Repair or Maintenance
    Verified Review
    I just bought a house and was told that the water softener was broken so I have Bob come out to see if this was the case. It happened to be working just fine but Bob took the time to run it through it's cycle and explain everything to me in detail. He is very knowledgeable and I would have him out again if an issue arises.
  • John S. Nov 10, 2014
    Water Treatment Repair or Maintenance
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    Bob was on-time even though weather was terrible; diagnosed and corrected problem; gave me suggestions on how to prevent problem in the future; adjusted clock for daylight time change 0 very efficient, clear and concise, professional - I highly recommend!
  • Shelly H. Oct 7, 2014
    Water Treatment Repair or Maintenance
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    Bob took the time to explain the problem and resolved it. Thrilled to have found Bob and would highly recommend.
  • Jeanne C. Sep 26, 2014
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    Bob came to bid and he installed the same day. Nice guy. Straight shooter. Tons of experience. I'm happy.
  • Aaron J. Sep 16, 2014
    Water Treatment Repair or Maintenance
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    Bob was excellent. He found the problem with my softener (I caused, oops) and fixed it easily at the flat quoted price that was more than fair. He also managed to come out that same day and on my schedule. I was very impressed.
  • Kevin D. Sep 13, 2014
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    Bob arrived on time and completed the work as expected in a very professional manner. He provided and installed a water softener. I would highly recommend him.
  • Don B. Sep 8, 2014
    Called Bob due to all of the good reviews on here and believe me he deserves all of these outstanding reviews. He was on time and installed the new softener within an hour plus took away the old softener. He did an excellent job and I would not hesitate to refer friends to Bob for their water softener needs. We checked numerous places and Bob's price for his top of the line system was $2,700 cheaper than one of the systems we were seriously considering at Costco. His prices are way below what others are asking and you get a "GREAT" system for a very low price.
  • Ny C. Aug 20, 2014
    Water Treatment Repair or Maintenance
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    Mr. Sable arrived promptly on schedule and worked on the unit immediately. He was very professional and thorough with the answers gave us very honest recommendation about our unit.We are very satisfy with his work and price. Would recommend him to everyone we know anytime.
  • Diane D. Jul 31, 2014
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    One word...incredible. Bob arrived exactly on time and did the work quickly and efficiently. He also cleaned up after himself. When the inspector came to look at the job he said it was done perfectly. I compared several softeners and installation prices and bob was very reasonable and offers a great product.
  • Matthew S. Jun 30, 2014
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    Bob helped us install a water softener we purchased elsewhere. His bid was fair and reasonable and he was extremely responsive in getting back to us to set up a time for the install. He arrived on time, was courteous and professional. Would highly recommend.
  • Keith L. May 26, 2014
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    Bob put in a new softener system for me - was able to install it next day for a very reasonable price, and had the job done on time in less than 90 minutes. I would highly recommend him.
  • Vanessa E. May 24, 2014
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    Bob was friendly and patient as he explained how the water softener worked and gave his recommendations. He is knowledgeable, honest and fair. He got my old water softener working but said that if it stops working or if I decide to replace it, he'll use my repair fee towards the purchase & installation. Thanks!
  • Charlie F. Mar 27, 2014
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    Very courtious, professional, and helpful.
  • Vanessa K. Mar 12, 2014
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    I just moved into a town home and had no water softener. I got about 7 different quotes, and Bob Sable services provided the best water softener at the best price. He came and installed the system for me, and made sure I understood how to use it. (I am a first time home owner.) He answered all my questions about improving my drinking water quality as well. I would definitely recommend him to friends and family, and I will be hiring him again for my future water purification needs.
  • Jason V. Mar 11, 2014
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    Bob replaced my old water softener system with a new Clack WS 1 dual tank unit. I consulted several different plumbers and water softener companies before going with Bob, and I feel confident I made the right choice. Bob was all that you would want in a service provider: prompt, courteous, detail oriented, competent, and fair. But what really set Bob apart for me was his approach to helping me find the right solution for our household. I ask lots of questions, and Bob was patient and responsive to each one, never pushing a solution or product, instead I genuinely felt he wanted me to find the right fit for my budget and my preferences. Bob made suggestions, which I followed up with research of my own, and every time his recommendations were spot on. Bob is honest, hard working, and knows his stuff. He provided an up front quote and honored that quote throughout. No surprises, no gotchas, not gimmicks. I give Bob my unqualified recommendation for water softener or water filtration system repair or installation.
  • Donna P. Mar 10, 2014
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    My water softener was not working and I did not know why. Bob came 2 days later at the promised time. He went right to work on the diagnosis. After he determined that the unit was functioning correctly, he stayed to figure out why our water was hard. Turns out our resin was dirtied with iron. He simply used an 'iron out' cleaner and now I have suds again and clear glasses from the dishwasher! Bob was polite, informative and affordable! I will use him again. I wish he did other appliance repair, but he sells himself as a water professional and that he is!
  • Heather M. Mar 5, 2014
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    Bob is the perfect example of what customer service should be. He was efficient, knowledgable, and very fairly priced. Our water softener seems to be in working order, and he gave us some helpful hints for the future. Look no further, he is the best!
  • Amber H. Feb 27, 2014
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    Bob was great at getting back to me quickly. He came the next day to check out my softener and told me what would be needed. He didn't pressure me at all and after I called him he installed a new one quickly and at a great price! Thanks Bob! --Amber
  • Erin W. Jan 8, 2014
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  • Ricardo O. Jan 5, 2014
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    He was on time and tried hard. He came twice and reviewed everything. Also charged a flat fee which I liked
  • Kate B. Dec 25, 2013
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    Was on time, efficient and friendly. Will definitely use again!
  • Linda S. Nov 23, 2013
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  • Katie O. Oct 5, 2013
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  • Stacy N. Sep 24, 2013
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    Honesty is very important to me and he didn't miss the mark. Especially when all I needed was SALT. Yes..Embarrassed. But I also got a lesson on water softeners and how they work or what to expect from my water where I live. I would recommend him to all my friends and family.
  • Brian M. Sep 24, 2013
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    Professional, couteous, thorough, punctual, affordable! Highly recommend!
  • Terri B. Sep 23, 2013
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    Bob reached out to us right away. He provided reason we were seeing clear sancy grit coming through our pipes and told us to bypass the softener to limit the impact on other fixtures. He fixed what he said he would when he said he would for the amount he said he would- there were no surprises. He explained his work and gave recomendations to keep new equipment working efficiently. I would definitely work with Bob again, as well as recommend him to others.
  • Eric B. Sep 17, 2013
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    I had Bob install a new water softener recently and I couldn't have asked for a better job. He was professional, polite, and quick. Thanks again Bob! -Eric
  • Jazmin K. Sep 14, 2013
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    I would not hesitate to work with Bob again. He fixed what he said he would when he said he would for the amount he said he would. He explained everything he was doing and even gave some tips to keep equipment working efficiently. Highly recommend.
  • Kevin S. Sep 11, 2013
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    Bob scheduled the repair appointment right away and came out to assess our water softener issue. He took time explaining what the problem was and was able to fix it on the spot with the proper replacement part. Great service! Kevin
  • Steve P. Aug 11, 2013
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    On time, quickly diagnosed problem, a tad spendy for 15 minutes work ($75). Would recommend him to anyone, nice and friendly.
  • Jennifer J. Jul 9, 2013
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    Professional and promptly fixed the issue. Thank you!!
  • Mira . Jul 2, 2013
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    Bob was prompt, professional, and helpful. He explained the basics of the water softening system to me since I grew up in a lake-fed water table and had never needed a water softener before.
  • Ronald C. May 30, 2013
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    He came on time did a great job even did some extra work. His price was good
  • Brad S. May 12, 2013
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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  • Erin D. Apr 27, 2013
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    If you are looking for an honest, reliable guy - it's Bob! Very pleased with my service - would highly recommend Bob to others. How can a guy on a horse be bad??
  • Rick B. Apr 9, 2013
    Bob made the replacement of our water softener very easy and is service is very competitive.
  • Chris S. Mar 20, 2013
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    Bob is the type of guy you want to do business with. Nice guy. Looks you in the eye. Tells it like it is. No up-selling. Gives you a fair price. What more can you ask for? Highly recommended. -Chris Sage Chaska MN
  • Shannon B. Feb 15, 2013
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    Bob did a fabulous job very knowledgeable and priced very fair would recommend him and definitely would hire him again.. Thank you Bob..
  • J. B. Feb 6, 2013
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    Came within an hour of the first call. Highly skilled in the trade of water softener repair. Did not come just to sell me a new unit. Friendly. Can fix parts, not just replace them. Did so. Saved us some serious money. Reasonable fee.
  • Andy B. Jan 11, 2013
    Bob was over today because my softener quit working. He arrived when he said he would and was a pure joy to work with. He seemed to be very knowledgable about softeners and explained to me in great detail how they work. HIs pricing wasn't too shabby either. I would recommend Bob Sable to anyone for their softener repair or installation. Again, thanks bob.
  • Dustin Y. Jan 8, 2013
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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  • Don Y. Dec 4, 2012
    I have now used Bobs service twice. I could not ask for better service. Not only did he do what was needed, he took the time to teach us a little about how our Softener worked. Last week, I called him to come over again. I was worried about having my water back on line again. I called him at nearly 10:00 PM hoping he could come out the next day and help us. He took the time to talk with me over the phone that night and after spending more than a half hour had us back on line. I would highly recomend Bob for your needs.
  • Dennis S. Nov 15, 2012
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    Bob did an excellent job on my water softener install. I could tell he has a lot of experience, and he went the extra mile by sticking around and making sure that everything was operating right. Thanks!
  • Ang S. Oct 13, 2012
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    Fast service. Has us up and running in no time. Emailed last night and problem was fixed today! Now that is fast! Very affordable as well. Thanks....will recommend to anyone
  • Erle P. Oct 10, 2012
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    Bob Sable Services installed my water softener. Bob was very professional, knowledgeable, on time and completed the work quickly. He had to provide some piping and couplers. He even requested a city permit on my behalf and his total bill was well within the other estimates I received. I recommend Bob with no reservations whatsoever!
  • Nathan A. Jun 20, 2012
    Water Treatment System Installation or Replacement
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    Bob offered to look at our old water softener to see if it could be repaired; it couldn't, but he didn't charge us for that visit since we purchased a water softener from him so that was great. Bob had a helper the day of replacing the softener and they laid down drop cloths to not dirty up our stairs/basement - we were very happy to see that! The install only took about an hour and they removed the old unit - very glad as we weren't sure what we would have done with a broken 20 year old water softener.. In short, we couldn't have been any happier with the entire experience - great service, great price, and from what we can tell so far a great new water softener as well.
  • Lou H. Jan 1, 2012
    In mid December we purchased a water softener and $300 installation from a major hardware store. Upon minimal inspection, the installer said our installation would be hundreds extra and wanted to put the softener in a weird spot to save a couple of feet of piping. I declined that install. I called Bob Sable Services and he came out that day and installed it for the $300. He was quick and efficient and clearly knew what he was doing. He also set it up for use and answered my questions. I supplied the old blankets to protect areas of a finished basement that we wanted to keep clean so I am not sure what protection Bob would normally use. It's been a couple of weeks with no issues. I would highly recommend Bob.

Q&A

How did you get started doing this type of work?
This is a job which really benefits people every day. I always get calls from people thanking me for my work and getting their softener or drinking water system working right for them.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I trouble shoot older softeners often I can keep them working at very low cost. One of my pet peeves is that some companies come out on a so called service call but all they really want to do is sell a new system. I'll give you my honest opinion mostly involving a repair. I warranty all of my work.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Ask for reviews. Honest people will rise to the top. Will the pro help trouble shoot over the phone? If not steer clear. He only wants a sales call. Most of the time I help the customer on the phone first. When I need to I come right out to help. People cannot believe that I will help on the phone for free.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Most people think we in my industry are plumbers. We are specialists in water treatment and installation. Plumbers can connect the pipes but most don't know or care about application or repair.