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"I would use this service again if I could afford the full price, and that's why the 'B' overall . The other reason I rank them a 'B' on" professionalism, and this is true of many kinds of repair/remodel people that come into your home, is their boots are dirty from other jobs, etc., and they don't put covers on them or take them off. So that is a general comment, not just this service. Once they've cleaned a drain, they are standing in the shower running water to make sure everything works, what do you think is going to happen next? The floors and carpets get dirty from the wet, dirty boots and then it's clean up time for you. That's exactly what happened. My hallway carpet has to replaced because of a bathroom remodel. Be sure to ask them when they arrive, most have the boot covers in their trucks. Otherwise they are professional.

-Judith L.

"Service technicians were extremely clean and professional in what could be a very dirty job. Two other companies were unable to fix the problem, but
" said they would not give up until it was solved. Due to the nature of the clog, they returned with a licensed plumber so they could have all work completed as required. I cannot recommend
highly enough, would certainly use them again, and would be loathe to call anyone else.

-Craig M.

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What are the warning signs of a main sewer line clog?

Highly rated plumbers describe the warning signs that your main sewer line is clogged, provide tips on unclogging the line, and explain how to avoid scams.

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Use a plunger as your first line of defense with a clogged toilet. It can also fix clogs in the bathtub or shower, but be sure to fill the base with an inch of water to help the plunger seal before plunging. (Photo by Katie Jacewicz)
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Plumbers say the most common cause of toilet clogs is the use of multi-ply toilet paper. Other culprits are baby wipes and other allegedly "flushable" products.

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Leaky plumbing messy area under the sink
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It's a good idea to get to know a good plumber before you have a plumbing emergency. Also, watch out for these red flags of possible plumbing-related scams.

Angie's List member Ronald C. of Roseville, Mich., had to install a new drain pipe after tree roots grew into the old pipe forming a clog.
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How often does a sewer drain need cleaning? Angie Hicks responds to a member who wants to know if sewer drain cleaning should be done regularly or as-needed.

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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!

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

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
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.
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

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They got here in less then an hour (which they admitted was due to conveniently having just finished a job in the area.) They cleared the clog (which was under the foundation, based on how much of the snake he fed in) in about half an hour. They left everything clean, and gave instructions for how to help avoid having the problem recur.
- Michael L.

The service went really well, and the final bill was within range of the estimate. Further, they did additional services that we hadn't expected. The plumber was very patient and professional.
The plumber took a look at the bath tub problem, gave me options for how to fix it, and started on the kitchen sink. He had to remove part of an iron pipe, which was very noisy, but expected. He re-sealed the drain plugs and re-installed new pipes. Then he installed a new drain trap on the bathtub, replacing and old cylindrical trap that was prone to clogging.
Once he was done, I could hardly tell he had been in our house, other than having new plumbing. It went well and we haven't had problems with leaking sinks or clogged bathtubs since.
- Chris S.

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came within a few hours of calling him, was right on time and did a great job. He is the nicest guy, to boot! He cleaned up the mess and told me how to help avoid the problem in the future. I will definitely use
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again if and when I have the need. It's not often that a plugged drain can turn out to be a relatively painless experience!

- Robert F.

I can't recommend
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highly enough. We did a load of wash on Saturday night that caused the basement floor drain to back up. I didn't think anyone would be able to come until Monday, but I called
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number and left a message. I heard back from him 15 minutes later at 9 at night on a Saturday night! He asked about the problem, I described it, and he suggested he come over on Sunday. I didn't want to pay a premium for Sunday service, but he told me he was fully booked on Monday, and if I could allow him in on Sunday, there would be no premium.
We agreed that he'd come at 9 on Sunday morning. He was on time, asked the right questions, and got his machine down into the basement and in an hour the lateral was running freely again. Did I mention this was on a Sunday morning? And that I was not charged a premium?
Here it is Sunday night and I'm still waiting for calls back from all the other service providers that I called.
My hat's off to
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. He said he's been in the business for 30 years, and I can tell you why - he's considerate, thorough and polite. I highly recommend him.
- Tom L.

Tech arrived on time, quickly assessed the problem with my slow draining Laundry Tubs as lint build-up in the drain pipe. Within 15 minutes that problem was fixed. As there is a one hour minimum, I asked him to run the main Sewer to the street, which he did and found nothing exceptional.
- Brian P.

I can't say enough about good things about
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. I was so satisfied with his work, I (almost) hoped to have more clogged pipes in my old house just so I could have him come back! As it turned out, I had a very
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problem to solve, yet
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took the time to explain how my drainage system worked, pitfalls to watch out for if I try to unclog the pipes myself, and ways to prevent the problem from happening again. The price I put down was actually lower than the one I paid; he gave me a break for helping him during the job.
I told him that I was puzzled but not put off by his two low evaluations on Angie's List. Since he doesn't check his Angie's List ratings, I pulled the reviews up and showed him. One of the low scores was for a job that was erroneously attributed to his company. The other one isn't worth discussing; suffice it to say that the customer withheld vital information from
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in the hopes of getting something for nothing. Even in remembering this difficult customer,
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if ill will.
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takes pride in his work, is knowledgeable, friendly, trustworthy, and everything else that one would want in a tradesman. Hire him!
- Peter C.

just fine - very prompt.said the price was a little less than what he advertises since I called from angie's list. It didn't take long - now for the clean up.
- Charles C.

He was unprofessional. He was upset because the day before we had tried to clear the system with draino. He said he could smell it . He was rude and very unprofessional He did not speak to us as if we were intelligent professional humans. He spoke down to us making us feel as if we had done something terrible. It was embarrassing to us , cost us a lot of money that he took and just left in a
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Then we had to call someone else and pay all over again for it to be done. I would never even have this person on your web site. No one should have to be subject to this type of treatment.
- Gail F.

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4 Lakes Plumbing Inc

4617 Dovetail Dr

A+ Plumbing

11014 Blackhawk Dr
Blue Mounds

Advanced Homes Services

837 Royster Ave

All Clear Plumbing LLC

112 E Kohler St
Sun Prairie

All Season Exteriors

408 S Madison St

Area Septic Installation

W331 N4544 Emley Dr

Avid Plumbing LLC

2330 Vondron Rd

Benjamin Plumbing Inc

5396 King James Way




7352 Darlin Court Unit 1



Chris Elke Plumbing

4705 Lafayette Dr

Cletus's Home Service LLC

429 Fairway St
Mount Horeb

Cooper Plumbing LLC

161 Horizon Dr

Drain Cleaners

3000 Syene Rd

Easy Way

1310 Baitinger Ct
Sun Prairie

Edgerton Rooter, LLC

401 second st

Foster Plumbing And Repair

E5270 County Rd WC
Spring Green

Greg's Rite Now Rooter LLC

1305 Northport Dr


Mc Farland

Handyman Matters of Madison

5613 Stadium Dr.

Happy To Help Home Improvement

5725 Elder Place

Hometown Plumbing LLC

3610 Lexington Ave

Innovative Plumbing, LLC

135 Emily Ln

J O Plumbing

509 S Hill St
De Forest

J O Plumbing Incorporated

P. O. Box 646
De Forest

Jack of All Trades Handyman

406 N Walbridge

Jensen Plumbing & Heating Inc

204 W Lake St
Lake Mills

Kevin J Check Designs

404 Frost Woods Rd







Madison Sewer & Drain Cleaning

837 Oregon Parks Ave

Mark's Reddi Rooter & Plumbing

1425 Gilson Street

Mefford Plumbing LLC

5850 Knickmeier Rd

Oasen Plumbing

3862 Johns St


Sun Prairie

Personal Plumber LLC

12162 Shiloh Dr

Pete's Plumbing Service LLC

3734 Richard St

Plumbing Pros

917 Walsh Road STE 106

Plumbing Pros

917 Walsh Road

Property Image LLC

PO Box 44181

Re-Bath of Central Wisconsin, Independently Owned

230 N Koeller St.
Oshkosh Wi 54902

Right Choice Rooter Service LLC

532 N Willard Ave

Rocket Rooter

202 N Main St


4808 Ivywood Trl

S & S Plumbing LLC

N7333 Rock Lake Road
Lake Mills

Schepp Plumbing & Pump Inc

N7228 Circle Dr



Stahl Plumbing Service LLC

PO Box 620425


7750 US HWY. 14

The Country Plumber

P.O. Box 539

Triggs Plumbing

1723 Beld St

Waubesa Plumbing LLC.

5529 Sheil DR.

Ziegler Plumbing & Repair

7625 Grinde Rd
De Forest

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