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Raymond T.
"After an initial miscommunication (details below) of which Angie's List and I each own a share, Bill came out for a look a week ago. After sizing up the situation, he offered" two options (repair or replace) and quoted prices. I chose to replace. The original builder had failed to install shutoff valves for the shower and had simply walled over the access to the plubming. Bill offered to make the access he needed. However, I am a woodworker and a cheapskate, so I opened the wall and installed an access panel before Bill's return trip to do the job. We exchanged pictures and documentation via email to speed up the process. Bill was a clear and responsive communicator. Bill got the job done on the second trip despite my schedule constraint and despite the fact that the new valve was missing a piece of the trim. He made a special trip to his supplier during the job in order to get it done that day. This was a low-priority job because we have our primary shower on another floor and Bill scheduled himself appropriately. Had it been an emergency, I feel he would have adjusted his schedule accordingly. Re the initial miscommunication, apparently there is not an obvious difference between the Angie's list "Schedule Now" and "Ask a Question" buttons in terms of what the recipient sees. I relied upon "Schedule Now" to communicate the fact that I wanted him to come out. I was detailed about the problem, but not clear in the text that I wanted him to do the job. Bill's initial response was as if I had asked him for free advice. Once I understood the problem, we got it sorted out. Again, the job itself went well from start to finish. Bill and his helper kept their time committments, worked professionally, and cleaned up after themselves. Bill is the first one I will call the next time I need help with a plumbing problem.
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Angela K.
"I have been putting off getting a new water heater for over a year. I finally bit the bullet. I found an Angie's List deal from Turtle and figured I would give it a shot. Even" tho when ordering it wouldn't let me pick a weekend, I made a comment about needing a weekend installation. Within 2 hrs of the purchase I got a call confirming my order AND letting me pick a Saturday! Order was placed on a Tuesday and by Saturday I had a new water heater.
and his partner came on time, were respectful of the house, and we're done within an hour!! Although the water heater brought was a short one and not a tall, it fits perfectly and there were no issues. I am extremely happy and will probably be asking them to do some more things in the future.
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Tess Y.
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is the real deal. I had an idea of what I thought would be a solution to the overflow problem, which he patiently listened to. Once we got to the basement, though," he saw the problem right away and was legitimately annoyed by the sloppy work done by the contractors who built my house (Apex). Tacking up the tubes and shimming the one pipe didn't actually have anything to do with the issue at hand, but he did it for free because he felt that it was the right thing to do. He's not the most personable guy, a little gruff, but I didn't need a best friend, I needed someone to make my washing machine operable. He gave me an estimate up front which was exactly what I paid. He came right on time and it took exactly as long as he said it would. When I had more overflow issues in September, he came back, added some pipe to make me happy, didn't charge me a cent, and said I just needed to be changing my mesh filters more regularly. Unfortunately, he let me down recently when I had a plumbing emergency. I called his cell and he didn't get back to me until much later in the evening, citing some issue with his phone not showing him missed calls. I don't know if he needs to replace his phone, if he forgot to check it, or whatever, but ya
pick up your emergency line.

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Angie's Answers

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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
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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

Plumbing reviews in Philadelphia

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made it through our lengthy list of home repair projects. He mentioned that he always tries to do the work as if the house were his own, so he works carefully and with attention to detail.
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was extremely efficient and didn't waste any time. We felt that the work was high quality, and we appreciated his suggested solutions for other repairs that were not on the list. Our house is 100 years old, so we often need creative solutions.
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finished all of our requested projects with half an hour to spare, and then he volunteered to help put together an Ikea dresser that was sitting in boxes in our living room. He said that he wouldn't be able to finish it, but he could at least start it. He made good use of his time, and we definitely felt like we got our money's worth!
- Kristen M.
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My property for sale was vacant and I received a $400+ bill one month for water! I no longer lived in Philly and had an important meeting at work, so I was scrambling to find someone who could quickly go over and investigate. I checked Angie's List and saw that
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almost immediately. I explained what I thought the problem was and he was at my condo within a couple hours. He fixed the problem with no hassle and a great price given the short notice! A month or so later, I called again when my realtor told me she thought the toilet was potentially running again and without fail,
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came over and found the issue and corrected it. I've never personally met him, but he was a pleasure to deal with over phone/text and made what could have been a nightmare a pleasant and quick experience! Would recommend him to anyone.
- Mary G.
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are the best! I'd trust them with any remodeling or home repair job. They are very detail oriented and perform work in a timely and professional manner. All work done is A+ quality and reasonably priced.
- Brent W.
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I am an out of state landlord and my tenant had a problem with a leaky toilet.
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of when they would arrive and everything went very smoothly. It was very helpful to me that
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's crew reported that the tenant had a pest control issue, so in addition to fixing the toilet and preventing further water damage to the underlayment, they went above and beyond to report a problem that could have gotten out of hand very quickly - which saved me a lot of extra time, money and headaches!

- mike M.
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First, I ordered 1 Big Deal via computer which was # 1501317 but for some reason it charged me for 3. The mistake of the additional charge I see as sometimes things happen, but after calling to schedule the service 4 times and no return call I no longer want to wait on this company. Was told that the Angie's list rep would call but nothing. I will pick another company from your list. So I would like the return of the entire amount of 147.00 which was withdrawn from my account on 9/11/2014.The "F" grade is for T.
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's company, NOT Angie's list. Thank You in advance for your help.
- Stephen D.
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I had an issue with my heater not shutting off. I was able to manually shut off the system until I could have it serviced. I called
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very late Saturday night and left a message with their answering service. I received a phone call that night and had someone come out to the house the next morning (Sunday). My heater was inspected and since I have an older unit they needed to send someone else out that was more famliar with the older equipment. Someone came out the next day and determined that I needed a new thermostat.
The thermostat was installed and I was very pleased with their service. Everyting is working well.
- Cameron D.
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They arrived a bit late but it went fine. He had to leave and order a part and come back in a day or two. I had to call them to get them back to install the part.
- JOAN F.

All Plumbers in Philadelphia, PA

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Tri-County Water Services Inc

3685 Leike Rd
Parkesburg

Trimark Plumbing & Drain Service

125 Diamond Rock Rd
Phoenixville

Turtle Tech Inc

9422 Kirkwood Rd
Philadelphia

TWO GUY'S & A GIRL LLC.

2726 KIRKBRIDE ST
Philadelphia

Tyler Plumbing Co

119 Otter St
Bristol

U Say It, We Paint It

534 Rosalie st
Philadelphia

UCMS Inc

4871 Summerdale Ave
Philadelphia

UGI Heating Cooling & Plumbing

2221 Sycamore St
Harrisburg

ULLMAN PLUMBING AND HEATING

204 JUNIPER RD
Havertown

UMBERTO'S

Lansdowne

Undergound Answers

504 School st
Morton

UNDERGROUNDONLYINC

51 Cleveland ave.

Unique Indoor Comfort

14 Union Hill Road
Conshohocken

Universal Enterprise

240 Fleet Wood St.

Universal Mechanical Connections Inc.

1008 W.Airy St.
Norristown

Universal Services

123 W Washington St
West Chester

Unlimited Plumbing Solutions

515 Faith Dr
Norristown

Uri Construction

1217 Genesee St

US Sewer and Drain, Inc.

PO Box 1072
Langhorne

Valley Air Indoor Quality LLC

2625 Bristol Rd.
Warrington

Van Loon & Sons Plumbing & Heating

403 Greenwood Ave.
Wyncote

VAN MASCIANTONIO & SONS

427 BLACK SWAN LN
Berwyn

VAR Construction Inc

3396-98 Miller St
Philadelphia

VARANO CONSTRUCTION CO

1404 MANORWOOD DR
West Chester

Verified Construction

1950 Butler Pike
Conshohocken

Versatile renovation solutions

7321 ogontz ave
Philadelphia

Vertex Mechanical Inc

21 Stevens Rd
Stevens

Vesey Plumbing & Heating, Inc

2625 Bristol Road
Warrington

Village Home Inspections, Inc

25 Fox Farm Ln
Downingtown

Vince Hee Roofing LLC

114 Poplar St
Ambler

Vince Messantonio Plumbing and Water Care

138 woodbine way
Plymouth Meeting

Vincent Goffredo Plumbing And Heating

PO Box 19791
Philadelphia

Vincent Mallace

132 Charles St

Vincent Nicastro

2969 W Lincoln Hwy
Sadsburyville

VITALE PLUMBING SERVICES

5432 LANCASTER AVE
Harrisburg

VOGT DRAIN CLEANING

4909 SYCAMORE AVE
Feasterville Trevose

Volkert Remodeling Inc

1160 Lake Dr.
West Chester

Vortex Plumbing & Drain Cleaning

PO Box 60148
King Of Prussia

VS Remodeling

6038 Overbrook
Philadelphia

W & J Frankland Builders

103 Laurel Dr
Coatesville

W BRADFORD PHILLIPS GENERAL CONTRACTING

3016 MATHERS MILL RD
Lafayette Hill

W D Sheehan & Sons Inc

1500 Clayton Rd

W J Quinn Enterprises LLC

7408 Whitaker Ave
Philadelphia

W T Galbraith

200 Powelton Ave
Lansdowne

W.B. Scott, Inc.

735 Cedar Hill Road
Ambler

Wallace Plumbing & Heating

7802 Beverly Blvd
Upper Darby

WALSH BROTHERS PLUMBING AND MECHANICAL

3617 GARRETT ROAD
Drexel Hill

WALTER A DWYER INC

152 S. Main Street
Ambler

WALTER KRAMER PLUMBING

6 W RHODES AVE
West Chester

Walter W Walden

6119 Spruce St
Philadelphia

Waltons Construction

510 Heather rd.

Warrington Plumbing & Heating Co

2324 Street Rd
Warrington

Water Heater Express

1680 Narcissa Rd
Blue Bell

Waterproofing One

4093 Hollow Rd.
Phoenixville

Waters Heating & Cooling

622 Swamp Rd
Doylestown

Watson Plumbing & Heating Inc

112 W South St
Kennett Square

Wayne Powell Custom Builder Inc

695 Woodview Rd
Avondale

Wayne Thim Plumbing And Heating

130 N Henderson Rd
King Of Prussia

We Care Free Estimates.com, Inc.

4533 N Front St
Philadelphia

WEGMAN BROTHERS

2612 OGLETOWN RD

Wells Brothers

315 Windsor Ln

Wells Contractors

9446 Kirkwood Rd # A
Philadelphia

WEST CHESTER DESIGN/BUILD LLC

PO Box 3537
West Chester

West Jersey Remodelers

804 Bellview ave

WESTTOWN HANDY SERVICE

906 TYSON DR
West Chester

Wexford Builders

100 Wexford Dr

Whinnery & Son Painting LLC

7629 Parkview Rd
Upper Darby

Wholesale Granite Marble & Tile, Inc

130 E Lancaster Ave.
Ardmore

William G Day Co

PO Box 7548

WILLIAM GRUBER

2775 WALTON RD
Rushland

Willie's Plumbing

122 E Broad St
Quakertown

Winter Plumbing, Heating, & Air, LLC

2659 Barnes Avenue
Roslyn

WITTMAIER PLUMBING & HEATING

215 E HOMESTEAD AVE

Wolf Construction

6019 Grant Ave
Bensalem

Wood Plumbing

2603 Barton Ct

worldwide mechanical

1215 glossy ibis ct

Worley & Obetz Inc

85 White Oak Rd
Manheim

Worthington Plumbing & Heating LLC

PO Box 428
Newtown Square

www.toohnetwork.com

1235 cayuga street

Ye Olde Village Workshop, LLC

113 Golf Drive
Mountainhome

YEAGERS KITCHENS & BATH INC

1949 JERSEY ST
Feasterville Trevose

Yoder Plumbing & Heating Inc

102 Krepps Ln
Pottstown

Young and Bowman

201 Doyle St
Doylestown

Your Home Handyman Services

State Street
Kennett Square

Your Home Solutions

1601 Rockwell Road
Abington

Your Local Handyman

15 W Cuthbert Blvd

Z-Best LLC.

3427 w 3rd st
Marcus Hook

ZERO WALLPAPER SCRAPING

2929 N LAWRENCE ST
Philadelphia

Zoom Drain & Sewer Service

915 S Trooper Rd
Norristown

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