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came back and replaced all the parts in the tank of the toilet [ using parts I had previously purchased]. He said there would be no charge" as he felt bad about having to come back. Although I had originally thought the price was high, it goes to show that you get what you pay for! Where can you find a plumber who returns at no charge, and does professional work with a smile! I highly recommend
and Son!
was also very knowledgeable regarding my
equipment. Thanks again

-gary S.

"I had tried making the repairs myself, but was unable to fix problem. Several high water bills later I decided to check Angie 's List for plumbers. After reviewing" CDS comments and their special deal on the labor I decided to give them a try. I was very impressed with the quick call back. The young man arrived on time and was very professional. He explained what was wrong and made repairs by replacing the supply tube, fill valve and flapper. Job took approx 30 mins to complete. Great job! !!

-Artiga Q.

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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
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Plumbing reviews in Clive


Technician was prompt and very professional. He let me know what he was doing and why. RotoRooter is substantially more expensive (3x) than other other local services but can come same day. This is our 4th time with RotoRooter over a 20 year period and have complete confidence in their service.
- Debbie R.

I live in a new construction town-home. My neighbors (in the same building) had a problem with their toilet drain getting clogged and the waste water backing up and leaking under the toilet and into the bathroom floors. Roto-Rooter (who diagnosed their problem) told me that it was because of a construction error. Not wanting to have to completely tear out my bathrooms like they did, I called
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to give me an estimate on checking to see if my home suffered from the same construction error.
Clive Plumbers Provider Name Locked
(I'm so bad with names - I think his name was
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) arrived, I explained what I wanted. He told me that the "construction error" I described was not actually a construction error and that checking for that situation would not accomplish anything. He gave me helpful advice on what might cause the problem the neighbors had and told me what to look out for.
He was at my house for maybe 10 minutes, got along well with my dogs, was polite and kind (and not condescending), gave advice that made sense, and charged me nothing. It was a very positive experience and I will definitely call them next time I need a plumber.
- Sandra K.

The install took about 4 hours, which was about 2 hours longer than expected. Was very thorough and made sure that everything was working properly before leaving the job site.
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the technician was awesome, very professional and very knowledgeable about what he was doing.
- Jeri F.

His service was prompt and friendly. He showed up on time and his work was professionally done. He cleaned up after the job. I found his prices very reasonable. I have hired him many times to make plumbing repairs in my present and previous home. I have had some difficult and unique plumbing problems and he always was able to fix them properly--even the mistakes made by another plumber. I trust him and his crew and will call him again for any plumbing issues that I have.
- Scott C.

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originally quoted me to replace my AC unit and/or furnace in May when the evaporator coil started to leak. At that time,
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refilled the unit with freon and told me it could last all summer since the leak was small. He also told me that his quote was reasonable and he encouraged me to get competing bids. He also offered to just replace the evaporator with a new coil that could later be upgraded to the new refrigerant if I wanted to save money. He really did map out all the options for me. The AC did last another 5 months unit the end of October. During that time, I got quotes from at least 4 other HVAC companies.
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original price quote was about $1000 cheaper than the next best quote for identical equipment. Due to the way my house is insulated, I needed a high efficiency furnace. Unlike the other contractors,
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price premium for the 95% unit was very reasonable. Also, they included the upgraded communicating thermostat where others had that as a $400 upgrade. They arrived on time and did a professional installation. Their installers were very nice people who have worked for
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for many years. The new unit (a
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) is very quiet, works great, and has a long warranty. I am very happy with it.
- Ron N.

Well, he was here for almost 2 hours and charged us for 2 hours @ $150 and $25 for materials for a total of $325. It might just be a little Midwest mentality, however, I know our plumber from back in Indiana would have been able to do this leak for probably under $100. A bit too expensive we thought. He was very responsive to my wife's call however. I was out of town but returned before the work was completed. Did offer us some advice on a couple other issues which he needed to get parts for and said he would call before he returned. Well, figured it was worth my time to run to Home Depot and do the fixes myself. Wrote a check then left him a message and pretty much wrote it off as a learning experience.
- Jeff W.

Fantastic. We woke up the morning of the service with no hot water. Called
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and they had a serviceman at our door within an hour to see what the problem was. Our water heater was shot. I also asked him to check out our sump pump as I had a suspicion is wasn't functioning. Both the water heater and sump pump were replaced by early afternoon of the same day we called. The technician also showed me exactly what was wrong with both units so there was no question in my mind what was needed.
Early this evening we had a problem with our gas heater. Called
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, a serviceman called back within a half hour and we made arrangements for him to perform a check up on our heater tomorrow morning.
Maybe we've been lucky with the quick and efficient service, but I don't think it's luck, I think these guys know what great service means.
By the way, they do great work as well.
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- Steve F.

The management was responsive and quick to offer the service call. They gave me a window as to when the plumber would be available and called as soon as they knew when he would be arriving. The service person was very courteous and professional. I didn't get any other estimates- although their price was a little higher than I expected, but I did like the fact that they were quick to respond and completed the job within an hour.
- cynthia R.

All Plumbers in Clive, IA

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02 Remodel

4304 98th Street


Des Moines

A Little Bit of Everything

1209 Lewis Ave
Des Moines

A Perfect Finish Drywall & Construction

6640 Mott Ave
Windsor Heights


PO Box 218

AMC Plumbing

Des Moines

American Home Shield

889 Ridge Lake Blvd

American Plumbing Supply Co

504 E Grand Av
Des Moines

Apple Plumbing

3370 N Hayden Rd

Ark Construction LLC

PO Box 22237

B & J Plumbing, Heating & A.C.


Bath Fitter

930 Justin Dr

Baxter Comfort Solutions

102 E Watson Ave


2664 R63 Hwy

Benchmark Construction LLC

1900 Cedar Street


3355 SE Crossroads Drive

Better Basement Technologies LLC

5782 NW 2nd St
Des Moines

BHS Handyman Service LLC

2719 E Grand Ave
Des Moines


2124 59TH ST


2502 SW 31st St

Busy Bubbles Laundry

6401 Hickman Rd
Des Moines

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Calvert Heating & Cooling

2013 Crown Clair Dr.
West Des Moines

Can-Dew Construction

614 SW 59th St
Des Moines


590 Se Meadowlark ln

Central Iowa Handyman

3775 EP True Pkwy #111
West Des Moines

Chuck's Plumbing

1511 E Fowler Ave

City Plumbing

1525 E Lincoln Way

Clarks Plumbing Inc

608 NE 8th St

Cook Plumbing

1425 Fuller Road
West Des Moines

crazyhorse plumbing

po box 1952
Des Moines

Creekside Construction Services

4603 NE McDougal Ln

Cunningham Inc

808 South Market

Cyclone Pest Management

4483 Independence Dr
Pleasant Hill

Dan Can Fix It LLC

575 N 9th St

Dave's Construction

804 Redwood Drive


Des Moines


6666 NW 4TH ST
Des Moines

Dickerson Mechanical, Inc.

129 N. West Street

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Dix Plumbing

27513 Prospect Ave

Eric Eugene Woods

417 Wilson St.
Van Meter

Firstcall Construction & Restoration

3910 SE Capitol Cir

Flushed Away Plumbing

304 N Water St

Gateway Plumbing

556 E 190th St

H&H Plumbing

32411 170th St

Haes Construction

818 Sw Ankeny Blvd

Handy Guy

5712 SE 25th St
Des Moines

Hauser Plumbing & Piping

1111 North C Street

Holt Plumbing & Heating Inc

245 Railroad
West Des Moines

Hughes Home Improvements LLC

809 Cade Court
Des Moines

Jason Young Plumbing

4301 70th St

John Schossow

4427 86th St Apt 31

KC Handyman Services

1848 Fuller Rd
West Des Moines



Kitchen & Bath Ideas

1570 Paonia St

L&M Plumbing

651 Long Street

Lazer Electric LLC

2785 NE Broadway Ave.
Des Moines

Leaky Pipes Plumbing

720 Valhigh Rd
West Des Moines

Lenhart Plumbing Inc

23589 Nantucket Rd

LifeStyle Plumbing Inc

PO Box 309

Lil' Brother Construction

3623 Douglas Avenue
Des Moines


505 NE 12th St.

Michael Harris, LLC

126 1/2 S. 11th Street
West Des Moines



Miller Plumbing

9121 Hammontree Dr

Modern Mechanical

675 NE 45th Pl
Des Moines

Modern Touches LLC

6781 Hickman Rd

Monkeys Auctions

69 Johns St

Mr Fix It and Remodelworks

606 SE Boone Dr

Mr Workman, Inc

1021 24th St
West Des Moines

Mr. Sewer Rooter

2734 East Cutler Ave
Des Moines


5195 Marshall St

O'Leary Enterprises LLC

5231 Pommel Pl
West Des Moines


Des Moines

Patriot Unlimited, Inc.

103 North Iowa Street

Perfection Services Heating & Cooling

2736 Bennett Ave
Des Moines

PipCo Home Repairs & Remodeling

5926 NW 106th St

Polk County Heating & Cooling

201 N 3rd St
Polk City

Premier Construction Services

5461 Sandstone Dr
West Des Moines

Premier Plumbing, Inc.

121 SE Shurfine Drive

Priority Plumbing Co The Comfort Group

1911 NE 58th Ave
Des Moines

Pro Plumbing Company

903 NW 37th Ct

Pronto Heating & Air Conditioning

7588 Washington Avenue S

R & D Plumbing

302 1st Ave N

Red House Remodeling

5904 Ashworth Rd
West Des Moines

Richardson Plumbing Co Inc.

3307 SE 18th Ct
Des Moines

Right Way Plumbing LLC

2508 38th St
Des Moines

Rooter Man

4260 N Baseline St
Des Moines


4005 SE Grimes Blvd


10301 Dennis Dr


676 44TH ST
Des Moines

Sims Plumbing co

4765 NE 31 street
Des Moines

Smith's Sewer Service Inc

PO Box 351

Swieter Home Lawn and Snow LLC

2900 Capitol Ave
Des Moines

T & T HomeCare

4835 NE 30th St
Des Moines

The Plumbing Company

10200 Dennis Dr

TPI Plumbing Contractors

33082 Ute Ave

TR Plumbing

3510 Dubuque Ave
Des Moines

Tru Contracting

6111 Meacham Dr
Des Moines

Two Rivers Renovations

P.O. Box 41304
Des Moines

Umthun Construction

11651 NW 121st St

Veldkamp Construction Services LLC.

4532 Boulevard Place
Des Moines



Wayne Rhiner Plumbing LLC

541 5th St
West Des Moines


810 SW Ankeny Road

Woodmaster Remodeling

885 NW Aurora
Des Moines

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