Santa Maria Drain Plumbers

in Santa Maria, CA

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Rated by
T B.
"A date was set and they arrived on time. The clog was in the underground drain system that gutter downspouts drain into, so a long snake was involved. He had to change the head of the" snake to clear the clog which was a very long tangled mess of wires that were part of a heat tape that was to keep the gutter clear of ice. As I recall, it only took an hour or so from arrival to departure. I can't imagine how the heat tape went from laying in the gutter to underground. But the gutter is now draining properly :) No more overflow during rainstorms.
Rated by
Nancy D.
"My wife bought coupon, we waited a few days and did not hear back. Meanwhile, I decided to identify another plumber through Angie's List. That plumber called me in 5 minutes, and" we set up a time to initiate work. I did not know my wife had purchased a coupon for another plumber. Now I would rather get a refund because the 2nd plumber was so responsive, while the first ones did not respond.
Rated by
Stella N.
"The service technician came out very quickly and cleared my tub. I was super impressed with the knowledge that the tech had and felt very confident in his abilities. I will only call"
when I need work done. I didn't know until that day that
also did plumbing. You can guarantee that I will recommend this company to my friends.

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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

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!
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
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

Drain Cleaning reviews in Santa Maria


Cliff from
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& Drain lived up to all of the reviews given. Showed up same day, on time and open two clogged basement drains. Cliff was very professional and he charged in the price range quoted and guarantee the work done. I would not hesitate using Cliff at
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& Drain again.
- Anna Marie F.

I called about 9:15 to make an appointment. The guy was done and gone by 11:00! I guess I wasn't expecting such fast service. The tech was pleasant, explained what he did, and was efficient. Charge was $59 for the service call then $24 for every 15 minutes.
- drew E.

Normally snaking a slow drain is something I'd do myself (or ask a friend to do). However, this was a new-to-me home and I had no idea what would be down there! From the minute I called to inquire until the serviceman left, ABLE was a great company to deal with. The office staff were easy and handled the scheduling in a 3 minute phone call. The confirmation calls were made as they were supposed to be and the serviceman arrived right on time. He was in and out in 20 minutes for the charge quoted (when she heard I found them on
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, the scheduler even told me to print the coupon on
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for $20 off)). the serviceman was neat and professional and even helped with two other issues. One can be fixed by us and one we will be calling ABLE to come back and do. Thank you for making this a painless process!
- Carole F.

My experience with
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was a really great one. I feel that the company and the services provided were very professional. I was having a problem with my kitchen sink because it wasn't draining properly. I called
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and notified them of the problem I was having and they were very fast and efficient. He was able to come to my house the next day and fix my sink with a very reasonable price.
I would definitley recommend
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service to anyone who wants their problem fixed accurately and efficiently.

- Mondana M.

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were on time for the appointment and were very personable and professional. They carefully and neatly covered the floors, moved a rug out of the way so that it would not be damaged. They explained every step of the work to be done and were very efficient so that our hot water was only off for a short amount of time.

After removing the old tank they cleaned the space and snaked out the overflow drain before installing the new water heater.

I highly recommend
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and will not hesitate to use them in the future for my plumbing needs.
- Patricia M.

We needed repairs to rental property in
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. They were very professional and quick to respond to the flooded basement. All of the work was done without us having to travel to
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. I would use
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again as our first choice on any plumbing or heating problems and was happy to see they also have a location in our Cranberry/Pittsburgh area.
- Kathy R.

Toilet was clogged beyond my amateur attempts to clear it with "plumber's helper" or snake. Called
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, and left a voicemail on Saturday, 10/25. Monday morning at 7:00am I received a call from their office and was offered a time window that day between noon-2:00pm, very acceptable. Then, at a bit past 8:00am, I received a second call; plans had changed -- could he come now? Of course!
The technician (did not get his name) arrived a few minutes later. He cleared the clog in a few minutes, as I expected. He then offered to replace an interior part (sorry, I don't know the exact name of it) with an improved version, which he did quickly. Everything works very well now. The fee charged, which included the new part, was quite reasonable in my estimation.
The plumber was prompt (3-1/2 hours early, actually!), professional, took care to be neat, and did an excellent job. This was my second experience with
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this calendar year, and I have become a fan.


All Drain Plumbers in Santa Maria, CA

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4 J's Plumbing and Drain Cleaning

311 Lafayette Drive



Aaron's Plumbing

615C Central Ave

Accelerated Building Contractors

P.O. Box 15453
San Luis Obispo

All American Restoration

1130 E Clark Ave
Santa Maria

All Star Home Improvement

12500 Riverside Dr
Valley Village

Allen Docimo Professional Handyman Services

48275 Silver Valley Rd
Newberry Springs

Ameriserve Repiping

7716 Balboa Blvd
Van Nuys

Angel Wise

43306 22ND STREET W

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing

8860 Palomar Ave

Cal Coast Construction

381 N 4th St
Grover Beach


P O Box 67


PO Box 9973
Moreno Valley

Clay's Septic & Jetting Inc

952 Live Oak Ridge Rd


711 E OAK ST
Santa Maria

Easy Flow

PO Box 126794
San Diego


325 W Church St
Santa Maria

Emerald Plumbing

2311 Henderson Dr


Santa Maria

Fernando's Custom Kitchen Cabinets

500 W Washington Blvd

First Call Plumbing

8415 Morro Road

Folkrod Plumbing

PO Box 822
Grover Beach

Griffin Plumbing Inc

PO Box 2537
Santa Maria

Handyman Jeff

San Luis Obispo

Henry Schmitz Plumbing

811 Crenshaw Ct
Paso Robles

Hoffmann Family Plumbing

2933 Augusta St
San Luis Obispo

IE Plumbing Design

519 Carol Pl
Arroyo Grande

Jack's All-American Plumbing

2011 Preisker Ln
Santa Maria

Jacob's Plumbing & Heating

PO Box 2772
Santa Maria

Jerry's Plumbing

319 N Russell Ave.
Santa Maria

Jerry's Plumbing & Heating

PO Box 4810
San Luis Obispo

Kingkong Construction

2225 62nd Ave



Lanini's Plumbing and Heating Repair, INC.

310 North Russell
Santa Maria


P.O. BOX 1166


P.O. BOX 1166


PO BOX 1736

Mid Coast Plumbing

PO Box 1110
Pismo Beach

Morro Bay Plumbing

PO Box 1414
Morro Bay

Mr. Rooter Plumbing of the Central Coast

1514 South Broadway
Santa Maria

New Standard Construction

123 East D St.

North County Septic Service Inc

P.O. Box 2282
Paso Robles

Number One State Plumbing Inc

1607 W Burbank Blvd

P E Cannon Plumbing Service

43740 Tranquility Ct

Perez Plumbing

218 Stansbury Drive
Santa Maria

Power Plumbing Inc

223 Granada Dr
San Luis Obispo

Precision Maintenance and Repair

P.O. Box 807
Santa Maria


540 W Reid Ave

Ranch Hands

PO Box 1898
Santa Ynez

Reliable Repair Remodel

1813 W Loquat Ave

Repipe 1

27281 Las Ramblas Ste 200
Mission Viejo


3380 Broad St
San Luis Obispo


3380 Broad St
San Luis Obispo

Stillman Enterprises, Inc.

PO Box 79
Arroyo Grande


2706 Montego Bay St

Water Fixers

2004 Preisker Ln Ste J
Santa Maria

WCC Plumbing

1512 Mildred St

Wm Rieck Plumbing Co.

801 E Chestnut ave.


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