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"I have had this service done before. This was a much more complicated situation. Called early afternoon to schedule service. Delayed tech arrival a couple of hours" at my request, because I had some business to take care of outside the home.
, the tech #283, arrived promptly at the scheduled time. He survey the problem and quickly started to work. He correctly identified the problem, and started cleaning the drain. The volume of tree roots blocking the sewer was extraordinarily large and it required multiple passes to clear the roots.
kept clearing the roots until he was sure that the sewer was clear. A camera inspection of the line has been scheduled for the next day. Considering the difficulty of the job, the work was completed quickly and professionally.

-Robert S.

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"A corner in our basement, where there was a plumbing wall, was periodically seeping water. My son and I cut through the drywall and found that the PVC drain from" the upstairs appliances, sinks, and showers had just been set into a rubber sleeve attached to the cast iron drainpipe in the basement floor, but never clamped in place. The rubber sleeve was deteriorating, and water was leaking out. So I bought the "Big Deal" from
, where you get a house call plus $100 towards plumbing repairs, for $39. The day I called,
had a cancellation and so was able to come that same morning and check out the problem. He said the rubber sleeve was dry rotted, and explained that he couldn't just replace it alone, because the pipes are not flexible to allow for maneuvering, so he would have to cut away part of the existing pipe in order to install the new rubber sleeve. As part of a routine inspection, he checked our water pressure, and found that the pressure was too high--80 psi instead of 60. He also pointed out that "code" now requires that if you have a pressure reducing valve, which we do, you also have to have a thermal expansion tank, which we do not. He said we weren’t required to install it because our plumbing was installed before the requirement became code, but it would be important to have if we were to sell the house.
recommended reducing the pressure by adjusting the pressure reducing valve on the house intake pipe, but when he attempted to adjust it he discovered that the valve was not functioning--it would not reduce the pressure below 80 psi. He explained that to save wear and tear on the pipes, it would be good to replace it with a valve that could lower the pressure to 60 psi.
told me that their fee for cutting the drywall was $150. Since we had already cut through the drywall, and it was just a question of expanding the hole a few inches in each direction, he agreed to waive the drywall charge, if I also agreed to put in a pressure expansion tank. He gave me a list of costs: $508 for the new rubber connector and pipe repair $500 for the new pressure reducing valve $210 for the expansion tank
did a great job. It was clear he knew what he was doing. He is skilled in cutting and fitting, and in welding. He is personable, friendly, and explains patiently what he is doing. It took him about 4 3/4 hours to finish all three tasks. He cleaned up everything before he left. I was pleased with his work. And even though it wasn’t an urgent job, I was happy to get it done that same day. Still, it seemed kind of pricey to me.
explained that there is a fixed price for each kind of plumbing job, regardless of how easy or how difficult it is in each particular instance. So, for example, drain repair is $508 whether it takes an hour or all day. The same for the other two jobs. In our case, there were no complications in the installations. The total was $1118. I hadn't realized how little of the total cost went for parts. The cost of the parts (including the new rubber connector and pipe, the pressure reducing valve, and the expansion tank, plus copper pipe, solder, etc.) was under $175. I had paid $39 for the “Big Deal” (which included the house call plus $100 towards the repair.) My total at the end of the day was $1118. So that means $1043 was for labor and overhead. I haven’t hired a plumber before, so I
’t know, but $200 an hour seemed a bit steep.

-Catherine S.

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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 Dawsonville

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Went very well. He called me back quickly on a Sunday night and told me the app price. He said would come bye the next morning at 8:30 and he was here at 8:30. He left to do a prior commitment and said he would be back after 12:00 noon. He called me at 1:30 and said he was on the way. He was here at 2:30 and he had the job done by 5:00pm. He also did an excellent clean up. I am very pleased.
- Patrick M.
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I found
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to be very helpful. In the middle of snow storm in
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he came the same day of my call to help with a leak in the basement. He went out of his way and came to help me long after his work hours. I am greatly thankful to him for his services and time and would recommend him to anyone.
- jaswinder S.
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I found
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on various websites and, because all his reviews were excellent, I decided to call him. I got his voice mail, which states that he will return all calls within 2-3 days and, true to his word, he did. I gave him a synopsis of the problems he would encounter once here, and when he arrived he had most of the parts that needed replacing. The only set back was the faucet leaks and immovable bathroom hot water faucet. This is because he needed 4 new cartridges, which he told me I could get for free from the faucet company, saving me hundreds of additional dollars. On the second visit, he replaced all cartridges, stopped all leaks and got the bathroom faucets turning as smooth as butter. I don't know why I didn't do this sooner. Thanks Nick for your professionalism, assessment and treatment.
- janet M.
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It has been a while since this job was done so I am going by recollection. Here is the jist of the situation, I purchased a new toilet to replace myself and while doing so the piece that you attach the toilet to the floor with (I think I it is called a flange but if not that is what I will refer to it as) broke cause it was really old. I called
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because I had used them before to clean out my drain line and they did a decent job and was fair on the price. When they got there I had the old toilet already removed, the area cleaned up and new exactly what the problem was and what needed to be done. I am a DIY type of person. I ask what the cost was going to be. They responded verbally with around $250 dollars so I said go ahead. After they replaced the flange I asked how much additional it would be to have them put the new toilet in place. I had already purchased it. The man said Something like just a little bit more thinking 20 dollars or so. So I had them put the new toilet in place that I had already purchased. The men completed the work in less than 30 min went to the truck to write up a reciept. They returned with a bill of $550 dollars. When I hit the roof about the price he gave me a song and dance about how he thought he new the price and apologized profusely. But said they have to go by what was in the book and they don't replace these often enough for him to remember. Because I was really mad he offered to remove the 50 dollars but said there was nothing more he could do. I told him to get out of my house and I would never use this company again.

Word to the wise, Unless you like being LIED to and CHEATED I would NOT use this company.
- rose M.
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arrived on time as scheduled. He worked on installing shop lights and outlets in the basement. His work was neat; he cleaned up the area. His work was excellent and done at a fair price. He worked in the attic crawl area.
- CAROL W Z.
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I called
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after-hours about a burst pipe and (in this very busy time of year) they sent
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within a half hour. The service was efficient and
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was very helpful in giving tips about preventing future issues. Extremely happy with the service--first time I've used
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and I will be using them again.
- Robert G.
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Great. Right on time. Very professional.
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had also fixed a leak under our house a few months earlier as well. Will use in the future for sure!!
- Kathleen L.
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He was polite, and punctual. He did a good job, but he had to return to because there was a minor problem after he left. He returned promptly to correct the problem and did not charge any additional amount. I would use him again.
- Ed R.

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1 Roof Atlanta

5751 W Stewarts Mill Rd
Douglasville

A Drain Doctor Plumbing LLC

3499 Keith Valley Rd ne
Dalton

A R PLUMBING INC

616 DEANS DR
Dawsonville

A1Roofman

PO Box 66
Ellijay

AA Marble & Granite LLC

4235 Steve Reynolds Blvd.
Norcross

Air Dynamics Mechanical

16 Sandhill Shady Grove Rd
Carrollton

All About Septic & Plumbing LLC

5748 Kent Rock Rd
Loganville

All Choice Plumbing LLC

P.O Box 125
Mc Caysville

American Home Shield

889 Ridge Lake Blvd

Amos Pump Service

4609 Sewell Rd
Cumming

Appalachian Contracting Services

487 Morrison Moore Pkwy W
Dahlonega

AquaGuard Foundation Solutions

581 Webb Industrial Dr
Marietta

Arlis Home Services

30 Ridge Crest Dr
Blairsville

Armored plumbing and remodeling

191 royal ct
Dahlonega

Arrowood Plumbing

P O Box 711
Lula

ASB Business LLC

PO Box 1937
Adairsville

Banks Septic

2015 Dahlonega Hwy
Cumming

BE Right Enterprise Inc

1363 Stone Lee Way
Stone Mountain

BILLY BELL PLUMBING INC

6690 LAWSON CIR
Gainesville

Bowens Home Repair

186 Tanners Beach Rd
Carrollton

Brock Plumbing Contractors

P.O. Box 492
Dawsonville

Brookfield Residential Const.

MAIN ST
Sandersville

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

CIRCLE D CONTRACTORS INC

1163 NEW BETHEL CHURCH RD
Dawsonville

Circle D Contractors, Inc.

1163 New Bethel Church Rd
Dawsonville

Complete Plumbing Service

75 Bentley Pl Way
Covington

Crumbley Plumbing

235 Suttle Mill Lane
Summerville

Cutting Edge Installations

171 Staton Rd.
Cleveland

D & J PLUMBING, INC

540 LORD RD
Commerce

D & J's Tool's of Trade

283 Bert Rd nw
Rome

D.J.'s Complete Paintinh & Remodeling

1066 HWY192 South
Twin City

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Do It Right General Contractors

11163 Hwy 53 East
Marble Hill

Dockery's Electrical Plumbing & HVAC

263 Camp Creek Rd
Cornelia

Dry-Pro Basement Systems

2953 Interstate St

Eagle Home Improvement

30 Summer Ln
Covington

EGS Plumbing and Contracting, Inc.

9208 WALDEN BROOK DR
Lithonia

Engineered Solutions of Georgia

2260 Northwest Parkway
Marietta

Fortune Plumbing Inc

3754 Leach Circle
Gainesville

G Force Plumbing

5044 B U Bowman Dr Ste 101
Buford

GDS Custom Quality Services

209 Willie North Street
Carrollton

Gee Heating & Air, Inc

PO BOX 7525
Gainesville

Global Builders

1632 Canton Rd
Jasper

Granite Transformations

3740 Dekalb Technology Pkwy
Atlanta

Greg Daniel Inc.

865 War Hill Park Rd
Dawsonville

H & S Supply Company

229 N. Saint Augustine Rd
Valdosta

Handy Hero Inc

745 Atlanta Rd.
Cumming

Heritage Plumbing Inc

PO Box 598
Ball Ground

House Dr

5025 Union Church Rd.
Flowery Branch

John K. Cox Plumbing

945 Taylor Springs Road
Vidalia

Ken's Construction

1 Coltsfoot Ct

KLP Plumbing Solutions

PO Box 253
Porterdale

Lakeside Plumbing

938 Greensboro Rd
Eatonton

Leslie's Roofing LLC

6220 Falcon Ln
Gainesville

lookbook home improvement

35 Ituha court
Covington

MARSHALL PLUMBING

192 HICKORY HILL DR
Dawsonville

MARSHALL PLUMBING

192 HICKORY HILLS DR
Dawsonville

Michael Carr & Associates Inc

821 Jett Roberts Rd.
Jefferson

Mize Construction

34 Souther Trl
Murrayville

Mobile Home Repair

512 Cobby Cir

Mountain Man Remodeling

185 Mountain Laurel Ridge
Dahlonega

Mr Handyman of NW Fulton and E Cherokee Co

185 Robert Gibby Rd
Dawsonville

NuFlush

5195 Marshall St

One Stop Renovators and Handyman services

53 Toto Creek Dr W
Dawsonville

parker plumbing service co

4539 gillsville hwy
Gillsville

Parker Service Company

4539 Gillsville Hwy
Gillsville

Plumbing Central Inc

215 Six Hills Lane
Alpharetta

Prestige Remodeling

pobox 82279
Atlanta

Pruitt & Pruitt Gas Services

174 Stacie Ln
Dawsonville

Rex Owenby Construction INC

1402 Kiutuestia Creek Rd
Blairsville

Right Choice Plumbing, LLC.

120 Johnson Dr
Braselton

ROC SOLUTIONS INC

780 Grizzle Rd
Dawsonville

Summit Design/Build LLC,

922 Hwy 81 East
Mcdonough

SWEETMAN'S PLUMBING SERVICE

6154 DAHLONEGA HWY
Clermont

Terry Southern Builders

260 Mack Long Rd.
Ellijay

Throndsen Home Projects

82 Waverly Ct
Dawsonville

Tony Perks Plumbing Inc

271 Pevey Rd
Ellabell

Tony Walls Construction Co. Inc.

3436 HWY 27 S
Carrollton

TRIANGLE CONTRACTING INC

408 Savannah Place
Mcdonough

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