Fresno Drain Pipe Installers

in Fresno, CA

39
Drain Pipe Installers are
in Fresno

8
Drain Pipe Installers in Fresno
are top rated

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Rated by
James H.
"We met this guy at the Fresno Home & Garden show. I have a drainage issue in my back yard and explained it to him. He showed me what they could do and said he could take care" of the problem. We called later in the week and had to leave a voicemail for the guy who handles this stuff. I never got a call back. This went on a couple more times. Finally the guy calls back and schedules a time to come out and see my yard to give me an estimate and explain what they can do for me. He never shows up. We reschedule. No show again. This place must be so busy making money they don't need my business... and I'd recommend they don't get yours either.
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Rated by
Steve H.
"Avoid this company like the plague. Underestimated bid, does not perform promised work, intrudes into your personal life (must be entertained), Guarantee is worthless, substandard materials" used, substituted items picked with inferior quality products but charged more than better quality items, the work he does will begin to fall apart after two years (do not let him shorten the statute of limitation from four years to two). Very personable but his word is worth nothing.
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Rated by
Belinda S.
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has been our plumber for over 11 years. They were our plumbers when we lived in our original home and when we moved into our current home 5 years ago, we brought" them with us - we wouldn't want anyone else.
, that's Art and
, is family-owned, dependable (we know they will get right back to us when we phone), reliable (because their work is always guaranteed. If we have a problem, they'll get to the root of it.), and they are fair and reasonable. They are great with our animals, and they were very considerate of our elderly mom. It is a relief to have folks like Art and
whom we can trust and contact with any plumbing problem we might have. They are more then a plumbing service- they are truly nice people.

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From the sounds of it, you have a clog between the floor drain and the connection to the city sewer (unless you have a septic tank).  The lower flow rates of sinks / showers / dishwashers probable don't cause a backup like the washing machine does.  A couple of suggestions.

1.  Snake the drain line with a spade tip snake, twisting the snake as you advance it.  This should clear the partial blockage.

 2.  If feasable, have your washing machine discharge into a utility sink and put a strainer on the drain to catch the clothing fibre (fibres and grease from the sink probably made the clog in the first place not to mention a garbage disposal).

3.  Replace your floor drain with one that has a backflow preventer (looks like there is a ping pong ball in it).

 Good Luck

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It is not uncommon for a plumber to have to go get the parts necessary to repair and complete the job.  It is very hard to determine what the problem is over the phone and it is not until the repair process begins that the parts needed to resolve the problem is discovered.  It may also depend on if the plumber is using hourly rates or per job rates.  I would hope the time to get the parts would be minimal and the charge would be as well!
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FYI: CPVC and PEX are two different materials and installed differently.  PEX is not intended to be glued but instead has special crimp fittings.  PEX is a brand name of one product that is manufactured slightly differently by others as well so it is important that the same brand fittings are used to match the pipe material.

Mobile homes used CPVC for years and some still do.  It works fine but is not as strong as a properly soldered copper pipe system.  Is the contractor installing this new plumbing a licensed plumber?  I'd be surprised if he is since he's using CPVC and not PEX (or similar) or copper.  PEX pipe is even cheaper than CPVC when run by a knowledgable plumber.  It doesn't require nearly as many joints since it comes in rolls and can flex through spaces easily.

There are some groups raising a fuss about BPA and other chemicals found in plastics that don't like the use of CPVC, PVC, or PEX pipe.  I haven't seen the results of any lab tests to confirm or dispute their concerns.  As far as durability goes it's fairly safe as long as it's properly installed and secured.  It is not as susceptible to hard water damage as copper.  It absolutely must be insulated along it's entire length to protect it from contact to other materials as well as freezing.  Also, the fixtures in the house need to be grounded electrically since the pipe itself provides no electrical protection against accidental shock or electrocution.  In a copper plumbed house the system is grounded so static electricity, a short in a wire near a water line, or lightning strike will carry the current out through the pipe instead of through the water to you, ideally.

If it's installed correctly you should be fine but make sure the contractor knows what he is doing and follows the proper procedures to use CPVC pipe.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services
www.thomeservices.com
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It is usually cheaper to remove part of the ceiling below and patch it after the leak has been repaired.  Remember that water can travel before settling in one area, causing the spot you've seen.  Just because it is below the toilet does not mean that the toilet is the problem.  The cheapest option is to pull the toilet and check the floor around the wax ring to see if it has been leaking.  A new wax ring only costs a few dollars.  When was the last time you caulked the shower in that bathroom?  The water can leak around the corners or at the door (if you have one) and travel along the floor joists until it pools in a lower spot on the ceiling below, then seep through.  It could also be a seal at the drain of the tub or shower. 

I get a few calls a year for this sort of thing.  It's usually something simple but can be a nightmare to diagnose, especially if the problem is intermittent.  Start with the simple possibilities and use deductive reasoning to narrow the possibilities.  Before you do a lot of damage it may pay off to hire a reputable contractor to help you make sure you've exhausted all of the imple and more obvious possibilities.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services
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The simple answer is ,"No!" The only way to effectively clean grease and scum from a drain line (or a neighborhood, jk) is with high pressured water. The machine they use is called a Jetter, many drain cleaning companies have them.
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Do you know the age of the existing valve?  Are you sure the existing valve is a ball valve and not a gate valve?  Gate valves notoriously fail after prolonged periods of being either open or shut.  The rubber washer breaks down or gets mineral build up on it and then it won't shut off.  Whether the valve is bad or not it's a lot cheaper to replace it while he's got the area dug up and working on those connections than having him return to dig it up and pull it all back apart again due to a leaking valve.  The valve will run around $20 and the pipe isn't much either (price depends on the type of pipe).  Labor is an few minutes so he likely isn't charging you any more in labor costs to put the new valve in than he would to do the rest of the work anyway.

Like Vern said, he has a minimum amount he has to charge to cover his costs and still make money.  Being a contractor of any sort is not cheap with all of the government regulation, higher fuel costs, tool costs, etc.  It probably costs him at least $200 a day just to be in business if he's a self employed independent.  More for someone with a shop and answering service, etc.  Most plumbers around here are going to charge at least $100/hour with a minimum charge.  It'll probably take him 2-3 hours to install everything so he's really not out of line.  You might be able to find someone a little cheaper but check their reputations.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services
San Antonio, TX

Drain Pipe Installation reviews in Fresno

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Rating
Instead of patching a portion of sewer pipe because of blockage, found it advisable to replace the total pipe to the main trap. The owner and his crew worked a day and a half trenching, cutting away a portion of the patio cement, replacing the pipe and re-pouring the cement for the patio. Other days were used to replace all the kitchen sink pipes and snaking the lines. The owner honored his Angie's List coupon even after giving me a discount because the work was more extensive than originally thought. I would absolutely recommend this company. They did an excellent job.
- Sharon B.

All Drain Pipe Installers in Fresno, CA

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All done construction

4225 E North Ave
Fresno

AM & PM Plumbing/Rooter

1383 N Abby
Fresno

ARC - Aleman Roofing and Construction

3942 e Clinton ave.
Fresno

Artman Plumbing

827 Hoag Ave
Sanger

BI Construction

3164 N Marks Ave #133
Fresno

CALIFORNIA TREE & LANDSCAPE

2427 S ORANGE AVE
Fresno

Clovis Plumbing Services

3603 Alcove Way
Clovis

ELLIOTT'S SPRINKLER & LANDSCAPE

PO BOX 22556
Bakersfield

Fresno Plumbing & Heating Inc

2585 N Larkin
Fresno

Goode Plumbing

952 Pierce Dr
Clovis

J.J. 'LL Do It

218 N Magnolia Ave
Clovis

JRM Construction

6651 N. Bendel
Fresno

LIDYOFF LANDSCAPE DEVELOPMENT

4460 W SHAW AVE
Fresno

Michael Granat Construction

PO Box 4046
Clovis

Morris Levin & Son

1816 So k St
Tulare

Nankervis Construction Co.

2220 Stuart Ave.
Clovis

Northgate Construction

7775 N Palm Ave Ste 102-55
Fresno

Olsen Landscape Design

1506 North Farris Ave
Fresno

Pacific Plumbing

2393 Ashlan Ave.
Clovis

pacificwestconstruction

5555 E International Ave
Clovis

pacificwestconstruction

5555 E International Ave
Clovis

PETERS BROTHERS NURSERY

1135 S GRANADA DR
Madera

Prime Plumbing

24455 Road 211
Friant

Pro Rooter & Septic

2367 S Anna St
Fresno

Quality Landscape Services

1416 Clovis Ave
Clovis

Rapid Rooter Drain Master & Plumbing Experts

375 W Bedford Ave #103
Fresno,

Ray Arnold Plumbing

PO Box 218
Kingsburg

Repipe 1

27281 Las Ramblas Ste 200
Mission Viejo

SOD Builders, Inc

800 West El Camino Real
Mountain View

Sprinkler Medics

4363 N Valentine Ave
Fresno

STEELESCAPES INC.

4363 N VALENTINE AVE
Fresno

Visalia Plumbing

PO Box 6008
Visalia

Wade Plumbing Company

716 N. Dartmouth Ave.
Clovis

WCC Plumbing

1512 Mildred St
Hanford

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