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"Second time we've used Grumpy Drains. This time kiddo flushed a 7" comb down the toilet. Same day response. They worked us in sooner than expected with" initial call. They were up front about pricing.
was in and out quickly. Cleaned up. Nice guy. Will use again for any drainage future drainage issues! Thanks again!

-Rebecca L.

"I got an estimate for the plumbing rough in, digging drainage and water line to existing water line, and connecting to
Water. I called 5" different companies.
was recommended by a fellow contractor. As far as price, they were the second lowest and a fair price. I actually chose another company that was a little cheaper but also referred by another fellow contractor. We had the concrete company come and dig out the area for the slab and get the forms ready. The first plumbers were supposed to be there the next day to do the rough in before the slab could be poured. They came to examine the site and said they were backed up and if they wanted us to come the next day, we would have to pay extra for the guys to work overtime. It was almost double what they quoted. They had about 30 days notice on when the project was starting. We decided not to go with that company, they were not professional at all. I called
and told them what happened. They worked us into the schedule. We only lost a day of word due to the change in plumbers. I am very happy with their work. The crew was professional and nice. This was a custom rough in and we had to make a few changes due to change in tub/shower design. I will use them again when we finish the project.

-Alicia C.

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What are the warning signs of a main sewer line clog?

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Use a plunger as your first line of defense with a clogged toilet. It can also fix clogs in the bathtub or shower, but be sure to fill the base with an inch of water to help the plunger seal before plunging. (Photo by Katie Jacewicz)
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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
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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
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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.
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 Freeport


I had first called about the water in the upstairs shower and scheduled an appointment. that night the lift went out and we called them again to come out before the basement flooded. He did come and check but said he would need to come back and he was there first thing in the morning with everything he needed, came in, fixed everything quickly and efficiently and was on his way. I knew from the call, what the hourly charges were, and from the night before what the estimated charges would be and there were no surprises, except he didn't charge me for the visit the night before since " I didn't do anything and don't think it's fair to charge you for that."
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explained all he did and why he did it, and let us ask all our questions.
Now a few words from husband,
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. I can't believe my Wife is writing such a glowing review about a service that charged us whatever the amount was ( the Wife / Boss doesn't let me see the checkbook). Seriously, though,
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, the Young Man who fixed our problem, was a pro.
- lori J.

Our sewer lateral backed up into the basement late at night... I called A & J based on previous work they had done at 9:30 on a Thursday night... I live in St.
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and the owner replied that he was all the way down in
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, and referred me to a St.
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company who didn't answer the phone.
The owner came out about an hour later and snaked out the sewer both ways (out to the street and into the house) and made sure it was done right....
I have the magnet on the fridge and will be calling
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to snake our drain every 8 months or so!

- Andy H.

They guy let us see the video. I called them back later and they were very helpful and answered all my questions. It was a good deal. They also explained everything to my husband over the phone which was extremely helpful.

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was very thorough and cleaned up all debris. He also took the time to explain what he was going to do and also once the jobs were complete he reviewed his work. Courteous, thorough and reasonable cost best describes
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- sandra O.

Provider was on-time and turned around an inspection report and estimate the same day, which our
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will review.
- Alan M.

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was right on time as usual. He examined the problem and explained what we needed to do. He flushed out the clog in the dishwasher drain. He showed me the clog and explained what caused it. He then replaced the old garbage disposal I had with a better, more powerful one. He explained that I did not need to replace it but he had so many better versions of it at great prices that I decided I could use a newer one... and it is working flawlessly.
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is, by far, the BEST service provider I have ever used. He is punctual, honest, sincere, and extremely professional. He always recommends the best option for the user, as opposed to trying to sell or do something that is not necessary. He explains every step of what he is doing and why he is doing... so that you know, you learn, and you understand.
I strongly recommend him to anyone.... with no reservations at all. He is simply the BEST...
- Selim E.

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was referred by another plumber who was too busy to do the job. On the phone, we were assured he knew how to install wall hung toilets but apparently he didn't. It took several hours with much pounding and banging. Several weeks after the installation, we noticed a leak in the ceiling below the toilets. We called him and he returned to "fix" it. After a couple of weeks, the leak resumed. We called a second time and he returned, this time asking if the leak only occurred when we flushed the toilet. We told him it appeared to be so. He told us the tank was leaking and that there was no gasket made for where the tank attached to the toilet bowl. He placed putty there and also caulked around the toilet where part of the unit attached to the wall. After several weeks, the leak was back. In the meantime, we researched wall hung toilets and realized that the leak was where the outlet of the toilet attached to the drain pipe. We also were aware that the standard wax ring was not appropriate for a wall hung toilet. There is a special foam or fiber ring for wall hung units. We concluded that he had not used the correct ring and decided not to recall him as he clearly did not know anything about correctly installing wall hung toilets. We called someone else and after discussing wall hung units on the phone, asked this company, who does commercial as well as residential service, to come. They quickly came and it took them exactly one hour to remove the unit, correctly install the proper gasket and install nuts and fiber washers where there had been none. We wish
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had just told us he had no experience with wall hung toilets in the first place. We do not recommend
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and would not use him again for any job.
- Jan J.

Everything went as planned
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arrived on time. The heavy one piece units were removed from the second story and the flanges were checked,cleaned and new bolts were installed. The Persuade models use a different mounting system requiring brackets too be installed On the floor. a template is provided.
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completed the mounting systems and each toilet installed in the proper alignment on the first attempt The angle stop valves were all replaced and new connectors were installed .The toilets all worked without any problems or leaking connections. The water levels were properly adjusted and the toilets were sealed at the base. The work area was kept clean and care was taken to ensure that all components including toilet seats were properly installed.
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is a pleasant person and enjoys his work. I would definitely use this company again.
- Glenn M.

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Premier Plumbing Service

68 Monterey St

Pro-Tech Plumbing

1742 S Ihms Blvd

Rent A Hubby

600 E. Lincoln Hwy Unit 114

Rooter-Man FP, Inc.

226 W. Jackson

Rooterman FP, Inc.

226 W Jackson St

Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Services

6904 Forest Hills Rd
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333 east state
Loves Park

Toni's Plumbing Service, Inc

200 W. Jackson St.

Wayne Schofield Plumbing

1003 Longhorn Ct

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