Greensboro Drain Plumbers

in Greensboro, NC

138
Drain Plumbers are
in Greensboro

40
Drain Plumbers in Greensboro
are top rated

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Thomas L.
"The sink became clogged on Sunday evening while doing the dinner dishes. After working with the plumber's friend and trying to get the disposal to unclog the drain, I called
" and Drain (approximately 8:30 p.m. Sunday evening). My call was answered promptly by an employee (not just an answering service) who scheduled a visit the following morning. The service person "
" called when on the way and arrived within a half hour of the expected time. My assumption of a clogged trap was incorrect. The line was clogged further down and required the use of the power snake to clear the line. The whole job took no more than 1 1/2 hours from start to finish. I gladly paid the $85 charge and was thankful I had not tried to clear the problem myself. The service person was prompt, courteous and professional in every way. He was careful to clean up after himself.
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Rated by
Brenda R.
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was very professional. He located the out take in my garage where he hooked up his machine. The whole process took about an hour. He cleaned up after he had" cut out the roots in my pipes. I thought the price was very reasonable. I would call them again if I have another problem. I have no problem recommending them.
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Donna B.
"It worked well for about 3 weeks. This morning problem started again! Called once I came from work around 4p.m.,he came as soon as I called. He is here today taking the toilet apart" to find that clog. He said that he couldn't do it from underneath the house since it was only one bathroom with the problem. Nice young man, very kind. Will cost me another $95 though; that's $240 in all. Hope this works! I think the first visit was a little too costly just to snake a pipe on the roof, but he had to work this time. I was misled by other reviews when I chose this plumber because most of them ranged his work at $65.00. He charged me over double that amount the first time. He gave me a thirty day guarantee this time though. If the work is good this time, I probably would call him again.

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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
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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 Cleaning reviews in Greensboro

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arrived on time for the appointment. He was very professional in appearance as well as behavior. The job was much more involved than I had originally indicated. He found problems under the house and sent pictures to my phone so that I could see the work that needed to be done. The price was very fair considering the amount to time and work involved. I would certainly use this company again as well as recommend it to others.
- Barbara E.
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They were very responsive to my call. Even returned a call to me after hours. An appt. was set up for the next day and when they were running a little late they called with a new approx arrival time. They came at the appointed time and took care of the problem quickly. I will definitely be using
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& Sons again
- Debbie B.
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This is the second time I have used
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& Sons. They were remarkable, clearly the best plumbers I have ever used in every way. First of all, I called Monday morning 9/16 to schedule a time to come out. I was expecting them to make an appointment not the day I called.
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, the father, said he had just had a cancellation and would I like them to be out in an hour. And they did! They were right on time.
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and his son
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came. They were professional, friendly, and explained everything they were doing throughout the work. And they cleaned up when they were done. I do a lot of renovations on a very old house so I'm used to working with contractors, electricians, plumbers, etc. After this experience, I would never use another plumber. Thanks guys!
- Joanie T.
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Called this person for an estimate on drain replacement. Said he would stop by to see the job and get back with me - I never heard from him again. The job was a typical drain replacement in an older home in area he worked. It was slack of him to never reply.
- Nancy O.
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Estimate for PVC kitchen drain clearing was $199.99, but some time was taken up attempting to figure out whether or not to accept an Angie's List coupon (ultimately, despite being within the printed date, it was not). Estimate for a proposed hose bib addition was $650, a good $470 more than my previous estimate from another plumber.
...More /> To avoid having to pay the $70 diagnostic fee, had the representative go ahead with the drain cleaning. I explained that I had attempted to clear it with both manual and drill-attached power augers to no avail, and was told not to use sodium hydroxide as it is acidic (not according to what I read, which states it is a base). The representative used a power auger through the drain, and borrowed a knife (I have since bought another) to feed it through, rather than detaching the pipe at the trap. The representative said he had cleared the drain, removed the auger, and claimed to have tightened the PVC joints below, and proceeded to charge me $189.99 ($10
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coupon). Meanwhile, I ran the washer (connected via a Y), and
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and behold, the kitchen sink backed up again. The representative had to call for another drain auger and drainer, while I put a new bowl under the drain that was still leaking.

Attempts to fix the drain using the first and second (70-foot?) auger from the washing machine did not work. Listening indicated that the drain pipe went straight down after a bend in the PVC, and connected to an older cast iron pipe. The first representative disconnected the pipes at that junction by crawling into the crawlspace, and as expected, water oozed out and spilled over the basement wall and into the floor drain, covering the plumber with mud. The first auger was apparently able or nearly able to reach the main drain, but was unable to clear the clog. The second plumber had to bring the larger auger into the muddy mess to get there, but they were finally able to clear the obstruction, which was reportedly a plastic bag that may have been previous plumbing or pipe construction-related debris (not sure what the source was--
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Plumbing had installed the latest PVC pipes in 2009). The representatives more than doubled the bill to $390.

So, ultimately,
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was able to fix the issue, which was a relief. The rate was fair considering the amount of time/effort/climbing/crawling/mud involved. But ultimately, the headaches at every turn, necessary or not, left me feeling kind of numb, and I'm sure the representatives won't be clamoring to come back here either . . .
- Trent S.
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The manager of the work was very good. I thought that their prices were kind of high. I had their phone number from the previous work that they had done for me and I was very pleased with them. I recommended them to some other people and everybody that used them was satisfied with them. I have been very pleased with them.
- Sandra B.
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While I was getting ready for a dinner party, I noticed raw sewage flowing from a bathroom, down the hall and into a bedroom. I called my regular plumber, and agreed to week-end rates. Before I knew it, Vortex arrived and cleaned the drain in a matter of minutes. The man who came suggested I save myself letting this happen again at an inconvenient time (is it ever convenient?) by scheduling them to clean the drain once a year for about $50. I will definitely do that in the future.
- Elizabeth B.

All Drain Plumbers in Greensboro, NC

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Burlington

5 star bathroom remodeling

2507 Sharpe Rd
Greensboro

A Plus Express Drain Cleaning

5626 Atwater Dr #9
Greensboro

Able Sewer & Drain Cleaning

1600 Brookhave Mill Rd
Greensboro

Above & Beyond Construction

100 Rockbridge Ct.
Kernersville

Ace Hardware Jamestown

715 W MAIN ST
Jamestown

ACME PLUMBING

205 W MAIN ST
Thomasville

Affordable Plumbing Heating & Air Inc

3704 Madison Ave
Greensboro

After 5 Plumbing, LLC

3348 Alma Ln.
Burlington

Agnew's Plumbing and Repair

1042 sandy cross rd.
Burlington

All & All Maintenance & Cleaning LLC

1457 Embler Rd
Lexington

Allure Plumbing

20 Whitaker Pl
Thomasville

Ander Walker Plumbing, Inc.

319 Elam Ave
Ramseur

AR Home Improvements, LLC

216 Athens Drive
Winston Salem

ASSOCIATED PLUMBING CO

1441 RAILROAD ST
Burlington

Bare Tech Plumbing

PO Box 39375
Greensboro

Big Chair Repair llc

001 Salem St
Thomasville

Birdie Home Improvements LLC

488 Long Perryman Rd
Winston-Salem

Bodenheimer Plumbing Service Inc

2860 Ridgewood Pk Dr
Winston Salem

BOONE'S PLUMBING CO

179 WOODSAGE LN
Elon

Branson Plumbing & Solar

5608 Clarence Rd
Julian

Bud Matthews Service & Building Co Inc

545 Old Farrington Rd
Chapel Hill

Carolina Plumbing Co

719 Mattress Factory Rd
Mebane

Carolina Spa Repair

1530 Gideon Grove Church Rd
Stokesdale

CARVER PLUMBING CO

2916 SWEPSONVILLE SAXAPAH
Swepsonville

Chuck Keene Septic Tank Pmpng

6745 Coltrane Mill Rd
Greensboro

Clayton King Company

512 Massey Rd
Mount Airy

Craven Plumbing And Propane

PO Box 152
Wallburg

Crystal Clear Plumbing Repair

5340 Cypress lane
Climax

Dease Plumbing LLC

107 Back Forty Dr
Winston Salem

Derek McBride

506 wray st

Doby's Plumbing And Repair

PO Box 868
West Jefferson

Dotson Plumbing

223 N Cherry St
Kernersville

DOW PLUMBING

5114 W MARKET ST
Greensboro

Earl On Call A Handy Man Company

556 Brintle Rd
Reidsville

ECONOMY PLUMBING SERVICES, INC.

2621 DALLAS AVENUE
High Point

EDWARDS & MILLS INC

107 S WALNUT CIR
Greensboro

EW Property Maintenance

Serving the Triad
Winston Salem

Excel Plumbing Inc

PO Box 15722
Winston Salem

Ferg & Son Plumbing

1024 Payne Road
Rural Hall

Forsyth Rooter Service Inc

2960 Griffith Rd
Winston Salem

Friddle Mark Plumbing

PO Box 623
Summerfield

Garner Paint Company

PO BOX 20387
Greensboro

Gary Griffin and Son Plumbing Company INC.

2324 Wickham Rd
Kernersville

GREENSBORO PLUMBING & HEATING

6905 Downwind Rd Ste G
Greensboro

GRUBBS PLUMBING CO

5049 DAVIS RD
Winston Salem

Guy P Harty Plumbing

3905 Walker Ave
Greensboro

Gwyn Electrical Plumbing Heating And Cooling

3941 Westpoint Blvd
Winston Salem

H & H EXCAVATION, L.L.C.

371 MT. ZION CHURCH ROAD
Stokesdale

Hambright Plumbing

2534 Loeschs Ln p o box 44
Bethania

Handyman Services

5090 Cobblestone Rd
Winston Salem

Hayden & Sons Plumbing

705 Lakedale Rd
Colfax

HnH Plumbing Inc.

2618-A Battleground Ave #295
Greensboro

Hopkins Plumbing & Water Filtration, LLC

409 Fernway Drive
Burlington

House Doctors

3048 N Old Greensboro Rd.
High Point

INNOVATIVE DESIGN

5412 FIELDBROOK DR
Greensboro

Ironwood Property Solutions Inc

203 Perry Road
Jamestown

J.W. Smith Plumbing Inc.

5114 W Market St
Greensboro

jasuns handyman service

3203 ymca camp road
King

JD Plumbing, Heating, & Air Conditioning

4416 Bennett Memorial Rd
Durham

JEFF KIRBY

3973 VICKEY MILL RD
Mebane

Jimmys Plumbing & Repair, Inc.

1730 Jackson Lake Rd
High Point

JJ's Plumbing Y2K

3837 avera ave

Johnny's Plumbing Repair Service Inc

1026 N Main St
Burlington

Johns Plumbing HVAC

PO Box 8496
Greensboro

JONES PLUMBING INC

302 Concord St
Greensboro

Jones Rooter Service

5519 Hill Farm Rd
Archdale

Jordan Service Co

5252 Bedrock Rd
Julian

JW Smith Plumbing Inc

5114 W Market St
Greensboro

K's Plumbing

Mount Airy

KELLY PLUMBING

PO BOX 328
King

Ken's Construction

1 Coltsfoot Ct
Greensboro

Laddie Co

1655 Crawford Rd
Graham

Leonard Power Vac & Home Improvement

5950 Skylark Road
Pfafftown

Les Plumbing

407 Edwardia Dr
Greensboro

Liquid Assets Plumbing Inc

PO Box 18502
Greensboro

Lorrie Long Realty

P.O. Box 491
Pleasant Garden

LOWELL'S PLUMBING INC

1140 Toulon Ave

Lynch Plumbing Inc

508 Rock Cliff Ct
Winston Salem

MARK COOK PLUMBING CO INC

490 FORUM PKWY
Rural Hall

Martinez drywall and paint

306 E Clemmonsville Rd
Winston Salem

Master Plumbers of NC

PO Box 570
Stokesdale

Mega Plumbing Services

617 W. Elm Street
Graham

Model Plumbing Company

7519 New Cut Rd

Mr Rooter Of Alamance County

1707 Tucker Street
Burlington

NC Green Plumbing Inc

PO Box 1385
Carrboro

Old Men Doing Young Men's Work

400 Hibler Rd. Apt A
Greensboro

Personal Plumber LLC

12162 Shiloh Dr

Pete Wall Plumbing Co

835 Winston St
Greensboro

PHIL ORR PLUMBING COMPANY

1013 Twyckenham Dr
Greensboro

Pierce Plumbing

PO Box 6273
High Point

Platinum Plumbing

200 Pomona Drive
Greensboro

Plumbing Professionals

5007-A Lawndale Dr
Greensboro

Precision Plumbing

5327 Vickrey Chapel Road
Greensboro

Pro Plumbing Heating & Air

446 Teebo Road
Lexington

R W Billingsley & SonsInc

806 Way St
Reidsville

R&R Plumbing

7204 B Stinson Hartis Rd.
Indian Trail

Randell McLendon's Plumbing Co.

2966 S. Church St.
Burlington

RBM SERVICES

P.O. Box 485
Pleasant Garden

Real American Services

4340 river birch loop
Greensboro

Rob & Sons Sewer and Drain

1330 Wiley Lewis Rd
Greensboro

Root 24

895 Calindia Wy.
Lewisville

ROTER ROUTER

Greensboro

Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Services

131 Crosslake Park Dr
Mooresville

Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Services

8820 Midway West Rd
Raleigh

SesCon Inc.

2001 Janell Dr
Greensboro

Sink Plumbing & Electric Co

2814 S Main St
Winston Salem

Sloan Plumbing

225 Forest Dr
Kernersville

Stanton Plumbing & Maintenance

PO Box 77702
Greensboro

Stephen's Plumbing Service

2002 Lancey Dr
Thomasville

T W CARMICHAEL PLUMBING

4360 MARANDA RD
Winston Salem

T&T Rooter Service

4906 Thornbrook Ln
Winston Salem

Tedder Construction

2024 Pine Bluff St.
Greensboro

The Plumbing Service Co

305 Pineview Dr
Kernersville

VANN BOYS SEPTIC SVC

4675 US HIGHWAY 64 E
Franklinville

Vortex Drain Cleaning

252 Dover Circle
Greensboro

WATER HEATER SERVICES

5400 Audrey Rd.
Greensboro

WILLIE SAUL & SON PLUMBING INC

3115 ALTAMAHAW RACE TRACK RD
Elon

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