Oakdale Drain Plumbers

in Oakdale, CA

59
Drain Plumbers are
in Oakdale

13
Drain Plumbers in Oakdale
are top rated

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Rated by
Tyrone W.
"Not just a great Plummer but an all around great guy.The first call was for a clogged shower.He fixed that @ a cheaper rate that he quoted me and he fixed a rocking toilet at no charge.Then" he came on another call and installed a different toilet at a reasonable price. I found me a Plummer.
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Rated by
Martin F.
"After two prior attempts by other plumbers to clear our kitchen sink drain,
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arrived on our doorstep. He assured us of his" thoroughness, explaining that he would not leave until the job was correctly completed and the result we desired had been obtained. He has as good as his word. The job was intelligently approached after he had asked quite a few questions in order to understand what he was dealing with. He went to work quickly and efficiently, explaining what he was doing and why, and and then showed us what he had done. The job was promptly and completely finished, and the work areas left immaculate. I can't recommend this company in general, and
Brown, strongly enough. It became clear that there's very little that
hasn't encountered during his time in the plumbing business, and that experience and thoughtfulness is what he brings to bear on your plumbing issues. He does an excellent job and I strongly recommend him!
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Rated by
Mike E.
"It appeared our main line needed to be snaked, so we called them out to take a look. The technician came over and by the time he got there the clog in the main line had apparently" worked itself out. He was there for 2 minutes and his bosses still made him charge us $85 for flushing a toilet. I would reluctantly stomach that cost if their policy was calmly explained to me via a kind, thoughtful and customer service oriented response; however, the two company representatives I spoke to were impatient, combative, and short with me on my call. This was the second time I have used their service and each time the interactions with the plumbers have been excellent - the same cannot be said for the treatment I received from their customer service group and management. I will most certainly use one of the many other reputed companies in this area for plumbing work next time I have an issue.

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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 Oakdale

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and he was exceptional. He came on time and quickly solved all my troubles with the drain. He even took my garbage to the trash for me. He was careful to clean up after himself. I was very pleased and will not hesitate to call them again for my Plumbing needs.
- Flora D.
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I found
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on Angie's List and after reading the reviews and checking their rating decided to call and schedule an appointment for some minor issues my mother and I needed to have taken care of. They were very professional on the phone when iAds the appointment and I assumed all would go well. The employee they sent arrived promptly at the scheduled time and was very polite and professional on first meeting. After showing him what the issues were and asking for a price quote, he stated that he would have to step outside to call his employer privately. That should have been my first clue that this was not going to go well. After several minutes he returned and quoted a price of $585.00 to do the job, and that this was a "discounted" price. I was also told that if we did not accept the price and let them continue with the job we would be charged a $75.00 service call. In other words, he had my elderly mother and me over a barrel. I felt we had no choice but to go ahead with the job, as we were going to be charged regardless. The "insides" of the toilet tanks that I thought were going to be replaced, ended up being "rebuilt". This included replacing a flapper in each toilet tank and doing a "hydro clean" on a valve. The hall bathroom still has issues with the toilet "running". The cartridge that was replaced in the kitchen sink did absolutely nothing to stop the constant dripping of water and the Dragon employee told me after installing this piece that we should have replaced the whole faucet! After listening to the faucet continue to run and drip, I was fortunate enough to have a family member come and replace it for me. Needless to say, I will not be calling this company ever again.
- CATHY A.
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After trying some DIY 'fixes' that didn't work, I realized professional help was needed. The double sink was not draining and, after my failed efforts which included plunging, a leak developed as well. I called K&K a little before noon and
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arrived at 1:30. He diagnosed the problem which mainly originated with an incompetent initial installation (not me) causing water to stand in the pipes and grease to congeal instead of being pushed out. He replaced the garbage disposal which had failed and the drain trap which had come loose (see first sentence). Two hours later the repair was completed and I learned a few do's and
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'ts about kitchen plumbing. I can't tell you how appreciative I was with K&K's responsiveness and expertise. I would recommend them wholeheartedly.
- Bill J.
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, the plumber, three hours because there were no clean outs in the system. He had to remove a tolet and snake through the piping. He inspected the piping with a camera to insure the line was clear after snaking . He was very professional.
- Mary H.
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He was very professional. He put shoe covers on without being asked to do so. That's huge in my book. He went straight to work and knew exactly what was wrong with the toilet and repaired it quickly. Cleaned up after himself with each step of the repair. Cleared my tub drains and suggested things I could do for faster running drains. I was very pleased with his kindness and professionalism. Just an all out nice guy.
- Lisa K.
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over to my house in less than 2 hours after I called for help. The friendliness and helpfulness of
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would definitely convince me to call again. Oh and I got a $10 discount for finding them on Angies List. Thank you Copseys.
- Tonya P.
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First he walked in making stupid joke about me going to their office and blowing up the place. All I asked was the location of the office. The technician walked in and gave me every excuse why he couldn't do the job. obviously he couldn't deal with modern day plumbing that I have in my kitchen that was installed nine years ago. He said he couldn't work on it. we've had other plumbers worked in that kitchen over the years without any problem. he wanted to make a whole in the pipe and I said let me make a phone call. The lazy guy left the house and ran away leaving my house door opened. This is rude and unprofessional. I called the office and the supervisor was very unprofessional too. This is a useless company to deal with.
- olugbenga J.

All Drain Plumbers in Oakdale, CA

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A-1 Quality Plumbing

3892 Old Oak Dr.
Ceres

A-1 Quality Plumbing Contractor

2601 Oakdale Rd. Suite H2 #179
Modesto

Abba Builders & Construction

517 Stein Way
Waterford

abp/allbayplumbing Inc

2632 Acapulco Way
Modesto

Aiden Plumbing

La mesa way
Manteca

All Phase

3200 W Monte Vis Ave
Turlock

Alpha Team

Oakdale

American Heating & Air

762 W Los Felis Ave
Stockton

Ameriserve Repiping

7716 Balboa Blvd
Van Nuys

APOLLO DRAIN & ROOTER SERVICE

2343 MICHIGAN AVE
Modesto

ASAP PLUMBING SERVICE

P O BOX 1451
Oakdale

Beutler Air Conditioning and Plumbing

1961 Optisolar Ln
Mcclellan

Brown Plumbing

PO BOX 1420
Riverbank

cth Installations

2314 Reile Ave
Escalon

D-Best Tile

784 Elm Ave
Gustine

Daniel Snedegar Handyman Unlimited

4637 E Service-Road
Ceres

DeHart Plumbing Heating & Air Inc

311 Bitritto Way
Modesto

Donald Mount Construction

PO Box 4279
Manteca

Erwin & Sons Plumbing Services

11013 Fish Dr
Modesto

Fred Hill Mechanical Inc

1137 Needham St
Modesto

Garcia plumbing and drain

4836 Littleton way
Salida

HANDYMAN TO THE RESCUE

2364 Victory Ln
Turlock

Hpi plumbing service

2908 E Whitmore

LINGLEY ENTERPRISES

4218 Technology Dr
Modesto

Lovotti Air

2216 Stewart St
Stockton

Marengo's

po box 690531
Stockton

Mariposa HVAC Maintenance

1609 Bryn Mawr Way
Modesto

Martin Plumbing

1221 Post Rd
Oakdale

Maximus Development Inc

3355 Myrtle Ave
North Highlands

Mr. Drain Plumbing of Oakdale

964 Fairfax Dr
Oakdale

Mr. Drain Plumbing of Patterson

477 S 2nd St
Patterson

Mr. Drain Plumbing of Riverbank

2767 Stanislaus St
Riverbank

Mr. Drain Plumbing of Turlock

2488 N Walnut Rd
Turlock

Mr. Drain Plumbing of Waterford

12262 Yosemite Blvd
Waterford

Northstar Property Services

1614 Courtyard Drive
Manteca

P.M. Handyman exspress

2317 Valmora Dr.
Stockton

Paramount Plumbing

6167 Jarvis Ave
Newark

Phil's Plumbing and Rooter

4508 Serena St
Denair

Pinnacle Plumbing Service

2401 E Orangeburg Ave
Modesto

Preferred Plumbing & Drain

655 Birchwood Way
Turlock

Preferred Plumbing & Drain

503 Bangs Ave
Modesto

Priority Plumbing Co

P.O. Box 578157 Modesto, Ca
Modesto

RC Plumbing

915 E Market St
Stockton

Repipe 1

27281 Las Ramblas Ste 200
Mission Viejo

Reyes handyman Services

PO BOX 577004
Modesto

SIMPSON PLUMBING

672 W 11th St
Tracy

Stanley S.Plumbing and Drain.

7233 Excalibur Circle

Super Drain Plumbing

1221 W Fremont
Stockton

Thorsen's Plumbing Heat & Air Inc

2310 North Walnut
Turlock

Tony's Plumbing Service

3900 Pelandale Ave
Modesto

Weber Plumbing

POBox 1164

WILL PLUMBING

1657 Wylma Way
Modesto

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