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"Mr.
and his crew are a very friendly, capable and professional group of plumbers. The job was completed on the promised date and time and" to my satisfaction. The new toilet equipment supplied and installed by them has been working satisfactorily since its' installation. They were punctual, came on the agreed date and during the indicated time slot. All their recommendations relating to other plumbing issues at my home were good, and Mr.
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-Harinder S G.

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"I noticed a slight dip in water pressure after the install. I plan to reach out to them to have a look. But I am satisfied that they will give me a great customer" service experience. There is a need depending on where you live to have the job certified by San
inspector. React Fast plumbing does not have any control over the schedule, but
did a great job keeping me in the loop as she tried to coordinate this for me. Definitely will use them again for any of my plumbing needs.

-Tony M.

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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

Plumbing reviews in Anchorage

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took my call late in the evening and came the next morning, on time. He also helped me shut off the water over the phone as I texted him pictures of the pipes - which saved me an entire night of mopping! He fixed a burst pipe and I had heat and hot water in a few hours. I wouldn't hesitate to call him again since he is knowledgeable, prompt and most importantly - fixed the problem quickly.
- anita B.
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No work done, but the initial plumber sent to our house from
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Plumbing was courteous.
Also, I really have no "Overall" rating because no work was done. However, your review forced me to pick a grade anyway to complete this review. So I picked "Bad" because I was surprised by the high expense of large company work in California.
- Deborah M.
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I have a whirlpool water heater. On a Sunday night the control(gas valve) was leaking water. I called
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and there answering service was great. I had several plumbers called me from
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. I told them my problem and what I have done. Both techs told me I did the right thing and Amber would call me in the morning. The next morning
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called me and told me he was on his way and would be at my home in an hour. Meantime, I called whirlpool and told them my problem. I let them know that I had water coming from the gas valve and I thought I had a cracked tank. Whirlpool informed me that the seal on the gas valve had cracked and they would overnight me one. The water heater has a 10 year warranty and the water heater is only 3.5 years old. While I was on the phone,
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showed up and I showed him where the water heater was at. I trust
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as he has done work for me in the past. After I got off the phone,
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said he would do the job for $399.00. I asked him how hard it would be to change out the gas valve? He said it was very technical. I told him the part would be here in the morning. He informed me that either he or another tech would be doing the job. I was to call Amber the next day to schedule. I called the next day and Amber told me that no one would be able to get to me until tommorow. I did not want my wife to go another day with out hot water so I told Amber I am going to have to call another plumber. To make a long story short I was told from a friend that
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with
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plumbing is a great person and is a great plumber. I called him and he sent two techs over to my home and they did a great job. When my wife went to pay them, they told my wife that the bill was $105.00. $294.00 cheaper than
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. Thanks for not being able to come out to my home
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. I found a new plumber. One that does not try to get rich off a job.
- Bonnie & Thomas R.
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was responsive in getting our water tank replaced and was willing to accommodate on timing since we needed to plow and shovel snow in order to get him access; he cleaned after his work and removed old tank; and all for very reasonable cost. I would definitely use him again and recommend him to others.
- John C.
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we've used this company before so we called them when it was time to take estimates for this big job. The entire experience from start to finish was awesome. Everyone who worked with us; the office staff, sales manager and the technicians were polite, pleasant and professional. The lead technician
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made sure to explain everything we needed to know in detail about our new HVAC system. He is clearly extremely knowledgeable and seemed to really enjoy his work. The other technician
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was also super nice and they both worked VERY h****** installing my new unit as my home is old and there were some issues to be ironed out. All in all a very good experience and I would highly recommend this company.
- Cynthia L.
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the technician got a lot done in a relatively short amount of time (~5 hours) and we were very happy with the quality level of his work. I appreciate that he listened to our issues and worked with me to solve some challenging problems we were facing, and that he made sure to double-check with his management on keeping within building codes so that I feel secure that we've done work correctly and safely.
- Mariko D.
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When I found a leaking pipe in my basement I knew I needed a professional in a hurry but didn't have a relationship with any local plumbers. I called
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at 10:00am and explained the problem and was told someone could be to my house that morning. My expectations were exceeded when I got a call back in 15 minutes to let me know that the plumber had finished his previous job and was on the way.
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arrived as promised, quickly diagnosed the problem and provided what I believed to be a reasonable estimate. He got to work right away and was quick, professional, and courteous. By 11:30 he was cleaning up and what I believed would be a day(s) long ordeal was already solved and in the past! He had replaced the problematic length of pipe, refilled the system, and bled out the air already. I would use their services again and recommend them to friends.
- Sarah S.
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Extremely professional. Scheduling the appointment was easy and extremely accommodating. They asked what worked best for us, were punctual and professional. Gained my confidence and will recommend
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for any plumbing services. A satisfied customer.
- chris H.

All Plumbers in Anchorage, AK

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A&J Mechanical Inc

11805 Gregory Rd
Anchorage

ACE Heating Inc

2780 N Heather Mae Cir
Wasilla

AIRTEMP ALASKA LLC

5406 LAKE OTIS PKWY
Anchorage

Alaska Sewer & Drain LLC

PO Box 221914
Anchorage

ALKOTA PLUMBING & HEATING

6189 DEBARR RD
Anchorage

alpha company

4031 Lore Rd
Anchorage

Always On Call Mountain Mechanical

1300 Winners Cir
Anchorage

American Do All

2303 W 21st Ave

American Home Shield

889 Ridge Lake Blvd

An Image Builder LLC

5040 Riverton Ave
Anchorage

Anchorage Plumbing and Heating

7640 King St
Anchorage

Anchorage Property Solution

9100 Elim St
Anchorage

Anchorage Water & Wastewater Utility

3000 Arctic Blvd
Anchorage

Annesi Plumbing and Heating

3601 Spinnaker Dr
Anchorage

Arctic Chain Plumbing & Heating

1200 E 76th Ave
Anchorage

Arctic Restoration

3705 Arctic Blvd
Anchorage

Arizona Service Plumbing

7157 N Camino Verde

Bayshore Plumbers

3158 Rolison Rd

BELLEVUE FIREPLACE SHOP

208 105TH AVE NE

Bighorn Remodeling & Repair LLC

PO Box 671462
Eagle River

Bill's Handyman Services

5600 Lk. Otis Parkway
Anchorage

BRS Svc

355 W 34th Ave
Anchorage

BRUIN ENTERPRISES

200 W 34TH AVE
Anchorage

Burton Repair

Anchorage

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Cassidy's Plumbing & Heating

6651 Wes Wy
Anchorage

CCCM Inc

8 Lonsdale Rd

Central Plumbing & Heating Inc

212 E International Airport Rd
Anchorage

Chuck's Plumbing

1511 E Fowler Ave

Chugach Sewer & Drain

3317 Jerde Cir
Anchorage

Circle Plumbing & Heating Inc

2317 Raspberry Rd
Anchorage

Cornerstone Remodel & Design

601 w.58th
Anchorage

CRAFTSMAN DESIGN & RENOVATION LLC

1100 SE Grand Avenue, Suite 202

CURRY'S DRAIN CLEANING-STEAM

5821 TONGA ST
Anchorage

CWM Services

9580 Carlson Rd
Anchorage

D H Plumbing & Heating Inc

7741 King St
Anchorage

D'S DIVERSIFIED SVC

15201 W Drowsy Dr
Big Lake

DENALI HVAC INC

1300 E 68TH AVE
Anchorage

Denali Sewer & Drain

2835 Rose St
Anchorage

Diamond Standard LLC

PO Box 877389
Wasilla

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

DISCOUNT MECHANICAL HEATING

650 W 58th
Anchorage

Down Home Repairs

2809 Klamath Drive
Anchorage

Drain Masters Inc

9138 Arlon St
Anchorage

Dry Out Systems of Alaska Inc

521 W 41st Ave
Anchorage

Eureka Services

12408 Winterpark Cir
Eagle River

Extreme Heating & Air Inc.

17141 N. Eagle River Loop Rd.
Eagle River

First Call Plumbing

8415 Morro Road

First Class Plumbing And Heating LLC

7861 Cox Drive
Anchorage

FM2 Inc.

1451 E Parks Hwy
Wasilla

Fusion Plumbing

10125 Baffin Street
Eagle River

Ghosh Psychiatric Services LLC

6407 Brayton Dr Ste 100
Anchorage

Good's Repair

3307 Boniface Pkwy
Anchorage

H & M Plumbing And Heating

PO Box 222225
Anchorage

HALCYON OVERHEAD DOOR

4848 San Felipe Rd Ste 150-124

Hale Construction

15161 E. Mallow Circle
Palmer

Handy Tom's

Anchorage

Handyman Matters

7350 SW Landmark Ln Ste 114

Handyman Services of North America

6115 Chevigny Street #1
Anchorage

Hays Plumbing Co Inc

7010 Fulton Rd

Hicks Construction

4400 E Mariah Dr.
Wasilla

HOME DEPOT INC

400 RODEO PL
Anchorage

ISAACS PUMPING SVC

6218 Quinhagak St
Anchorage

Jensen Construction

3307 Boniface Pkwy
Anchorage

JERRY WOODWARD

PO BOX 161284

Johnathan Enterprises

10730 Constitution St.
Anchorage

K & G Quality Construction

1600 Turpin St
Anchorage

Klebs Mechanical Inc

1107 E 72nd Ave
Anchorage

Las Vegas Handyman

4710 W Dewey Dr

LIBBY THAWING SVC

2525 W 69TH CT
Anchorage

Lindemann's Services

7410 Solarset Circle
Anchorage

Lorenzo Enterprises

8051 Jesters Pl
Anchorage

M & J Builders

PO Box 232514
Anchorage

Maintenance Man

4502 Mc Phee Avenue #1
Anchorage

Moore Heating and Cooling

1801 E Dowling Rd
Anchorage

MOUNTAIN TOPS LTD

6605 ARCTIC SPUR RD
Anchorage

My Good Handyman

1922 Logan St
Anchorage

North Country Builders of AK, Inc

3435 N Daisy Petal Cir
Wasilla

North Star Septic LLC

159 W Canterbury Dr
Wasilla

NORTHERN SHEET METAL

8301 SCHOON ST
Anchorage

Nova

3810 Collister Drive

NuFlush

5195 Marshall St

One Stop Services Inc

7654 Old Harbor Ave
Anchorage

Oyster Construction

5003 Nottingham Wy
Anchorage

Partusch Plumbing & Heating Inc

8301 Schoon St
Anchorage

Patrick SOS Plumbing & Heating

2301 CHANDALAR DR
Anchorage

Paxton Plumbing & Heating

12801 Huffman Cir
Anchorage

PINNACLE MECHANICAL INC

5821 ARCTIC BLVD
Anchorage

PLUMB RIGHT

1216 82nd Ave N

Plumbing & Heating Doctor, Inc.

1025 Coville Lane
Palmer

Polar Maintenance

8661 Flamingo Dr
Anchorage

Preferred Plumbing & Heating

335 Main St Loop
Kenai

ProServ

2017 Humble Hollow Pl

Quality Handyman Services Inc

13479 E Highbush Cir
Palmer

Quality Home Services

18634 S Lowrie Loop
Eagle River

Re-Bath of Anchorage

6623 Brayton Drive
Anchorage

Rock Engineering

4333 Butte Cir
Anchorage

Roto-Rooter - Anchorage

6100 Cordova
Anchorage

Sani-Therm

7374 N False Pass Cir
Wasilla

Slayden Plumbing & Heating Inc

3230 E. Palmer/Wasilla Highway
Wasilla

South Central Plumbing & Heating

3419 Jerde Cir
Anchorage

SUMMIT MECHANICAL PLUMBING HTG

2927 WESLEYAN DR
Anchorage

The Handy Hubby

5931 Keyann Circle
Anchorage

The Plumbing And Heating Co

8411 Airport Blvd
Juneau

The Renovation Co

PO Box 13204
Trapper Creek

Tony's Enterprises

7239 O'Brien St
Anchorage

TRAVIS THE HANDYMAN

4448 Fairview Ave

Tub Renu

PO Box 111338
Anchorage

valley pump and well service

2200 W Success Dr
Wasilla

Vindean Contracting LLC

PO Box 90260
Anchorage

Wasilla Heating & Technical Services

960 E Susitna Dr
Wasilla

Yoder Plumbing

14001 N Rosita Dr

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