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Resource ID: #24186
Subject: Consumer Affairs
Source: KING-TV (Seattle)
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Date: 04/24/2008; 05/13/09; 07/07/08

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In Seattle, "Stop Freakin', call Beacon" is the catch-phrase that propelled Beacon Plumbing into an instantly recognizable brand and the region's largest emergency plumbing service. We found the company doing unlicensed plumbing work, shoddy repairs, and overcharging customers. Ensuing investigations revealed that the man in the Beacon uniform might not be a plumber at all and that his former dress code may have included pinstripes at the State lock-up.

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