Marion Plumbers

in Marion, IA

59
Plumbers are
in Marion

35
Plumbers in Marion
are top rated

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Marc D.
"Went very well. We always use
. They are always prompt, quick, and do the job right. They are friendly and describe what needs to be done before doing it. And" they clean up nice as well. For the work they do, I believe they charge fair rates. Once they leave, I rest assured. We have had
come out several times over the years, but never for the same problem twice.
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David P.
"technician spent approx. 40 minutes on site. 15 minutes doing his job, 25 min. looking at his I-phone or in his truck. The checklist of maint. procedures on the receipt that I signed" had things checked off that he did not perform. I called office and told them and they said that they would schedule another tune up if I liked. Got a call from the dispatcher at approx. 5:30 the day of the second scheduled appt. saying that the tech. was running late due to an emergency and would be late (scheduled appt. time was after noon). Another scheduled appt. was for a week from that day in the AM ! This tech was great. As originally suspected this tech performed many more req"d tasks and was surprised when I told him that the original tech didn't perform half the tasks he did!
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David M.
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and his crew are always fun to have working on my yard. They work hard and clean up after themselves.
brings good listensing skills and" great ideas to the table which make him an unusal contractor. This is the third of five projects he is doing for me. Next spring he will complete the front yard and then in two years he will be putting in a soaking tub and deck for me. His work has always been superb and reliable. I would recommend him to anyone who needs work done.

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Plumbing

One of the most common winter home problems is frozen pipes. Warming up the pipes is the easy part, but actually finding where the pipe is frozen can be hard.

copper piping
Plumbing

When temperatures dip below freezing, there's a chance your plumbing pipes could freeze. See if copper or PEX pipes stand up best to winter weather.

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Plumbing

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Angie's Answers

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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
Todd's Home Services
www.thomeservices.com
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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 Marion

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The plumber was prompt and did what he was supposed to do. He also gave me a quote for work he thought we may need in the future. Our water heater is over twenty years old and will need to be replaced very soon. I feel very satisfied with this experience.
- Donna M.
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Made an appointment, technician came to my house on time, he kept a stop watch in his hand and repeatedly asked us for money for the consultation, very unprofessional. When making the appointment over the phone, we were never informed that there would be a charge for having someone come to the house to give an assessment and price to install an overhead sewer. After about 35 minutes we finished up talking with the technician to get him to leave because we felt uncomfortable with the way he kept asking us for money, very strange and unprofessional.
- Joyce S.
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Everything was done when they said it would be done and for the price they quoted. I am really impressed with the knowledge. I thought it would be a nightmare and have a lot of problems. It was great. These guys know what they are doing. No problems at all. The system works great.
- Stephen M.
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The gentleman that came out was prompt, and professional. I showed him the broken flange, and after examining it, he said the pipe was at an angle so one side of the flange was higher than the other, and this
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to the cracking. We went down to the basement, where he was able to find the pipe in question, and sure enough, it was (visible to the naked eye) not straight. He recommended replacing the pipe before the elbow so that he could ensure it was straight, rather than trying to fix an angled pipe under the floor of the bathroom. That solution seemed to make sense to me. He was done in about an hour and a half to two hours.
I would have no reservations using
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for my future plumbing needs.
- Timothy K.
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It was a Big Deal purchase. They did a very good job. I was pleased with their service. There was no extra charge. There was only one individual. He was honest and truthful regarding our A/C unit. He recommended some services but was honest in stating that it would not probably change our cost and it probably would not be a good return on investment although that would be the next step that would be required and he suggested that we maintain what we have because this is more cost-effective to us at this time. We were very appreciative that he relayed to us what was actual and what was required as a suggestion. He was just very, very pleasant and personable. I would absolutely use them again.
- Christine D.
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Made an appt on friday, they were out at the house on monday. They inspected the gas line and helped me out with 2 other minor issues I had related to the piping with mo extra charge. great service. but waiting for the city of gretna inspector, thats a different story.
- Lori G.
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He was on time and did most of the fixes on the list. One of the faucets turned into a more challenging fix, and
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worked his way through it with extra parts from Home Depot. Overall, I was pleased with the work
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had done
- Linda A.

All Plumbers in Marion, IA

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1 Call Plumbing

2917 Paris Rd
Walker

A-1 Save $$$ Plumbing & Drain Cleaning

3037 Elaine Dr. N.W.
Cedar Rapids

A2Z Heating & Plumbing

4218 Yvette St SW
Iowa City

Acr Drains

2 loctions
Cedar Rapids

Affordable Plumbing & Remodeling

816 1st Ave NW
Cedar Rapids

American Home Shield

889 Ridge Lake Blvd

asap plumbing

805 29th St NW
Cedar Rapids

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing

5801 16th Ave SW
Cedar Rapids

Bill's Plumbing & Heating

703 S Dubuque St
Iowa City

Bob's Home Improvement Co

2145 Echo Hill Rd
Marion

Bouchard's Home Improvement

7612 Sandhurst Drive NW
Cedar Rapids

Brown Plumbing Co

1429 Summit View Ln
Cedar Rapids

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Canterbury Construction

2660 Northview Dr
Marion

Cedar Valley Heating & Air Conditioning

5960 4th St SW
Cedar Rapids

Colony Heating and Air Conditioning

2224 16th Ave SW
Cedar Rapids

Colony Plumbing

2474 285th St NW
Tiffin

Cunningham Inc

808 South Market
Oskaloosa

Dallas Bayles Handyman Service

409 Memorial Dr SE
Cedar Rapids

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Doerrfeld Solutions LLC

2612 Handley Dr. SW
Cedar Rapids

Done Done Services

2949 Old River Rd. SW
Cedar Rapids

Hamm's Home Interiors

1134 S Gilbert St
Iowa City

HANDYMAN SERVICES

413 E 4TH ST
West Liberty

High Quality Home Maintenance

1323 O Ave NW
Cedar Rapids

Innovative Engineers Inc.

2871 HEINZ RD SUITE B
Iowa City

J&S Home Sercives

983 eastview ave
Marion

JP Plumbing and Heating

4418 adams ct ne

Loman Construction

1432 WILD PRAIRIE DR
Iowa City

Magick Men Maintenance

PO Box 7
Cedar Rapids

Mr Rooter

1560 300 30th Street
Brandon

NuFlush

5195 Marshall St

One Call Home Repair

1962 Covington Rd
Palo

Quality Plumbing

1625 7th Ave
Marion

RABE HARDWARE INC

317 LOCUST ST NW
Blairstown

Reece heating cooling plumbing

4045 Deer Valley Dr
Marion

Reegans Heating Cooling & Plumbing

4615 Indian Ridge St SW
Cedar Rapids

Shaffer Plumbing and Heating

803 N Division Crt
Anamosa

Source One Heating & Cooling

5920 Main St
Troy Mills

The Water Shop

4995 Waterway Ln SW
Kalona

Tomlinson Cannon Cole

3466 Dolphin Dr SE
Iowa City

Valenta Plumbing

1100 H Ave NE
Cedar Rapids

Wichhart Repair

1160 Hauer Dr
North Liberty

Wills Way Consolidated Building Services

41 North Scott Blvd.
Iowa City

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