Spencer Plumbers

in Spencer, IN

60
Plumbers are
in Spencer

30
Plumbers in Spencer
are top rated

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Rated by
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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Rated by
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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Rated by
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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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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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 Spencer

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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 Spencer, IN

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A+ Restoration Services

1602 W Smith Valley Rd, Unit 4
Greenwood

ACE APPLIANCE

PO BOX 8311
Bloomington

ADVANCE AUTO PARTS

214 E TIPTON ST
Seymour

Advanced Restoration & Waterproofing

2981 State Road 45
Nashville

American Home Shield

889 Ridge Lake Blvd

Austin Construction

4588 Old State Road 46
Nashville

BATH FITTER

5701 W 85th St
Indianapolis

Benjamin Lake

805 Heather Ln

Bolls Heating & Cooling

3648 W 16th St
Indianapolis

Bone-Dry Waterproofing Inc

2529 Ridgemar Court

Built by YOU

1935 N Locust Ct
Bloomington

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Challies Plumbing

10811 E Greendale DR.
Seymour

Commercial Service

1833 S Curry Pike
Bloomington

Confidence Heating And Cooling

2439 Macville Rd
Gosport

Constructive Innovations

1040 E Thornton Dr
Bloomington

Crane Remodeling & Contracting, LLC

7156 S Stain Ridge Road
Bloomington

D&M Mechanical

4748s 1250e
Loogootee

Darrell G White Home Repair

2149 Hulman St
Terre Haute

David & Sons

3013 S. Stratford Dr.
Bloomington

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd
Indianapolis

Douglas B. Spencer Artist, Craftsman, Builder

10122 E. Dobson Road
Bloomfield

Edens Painting and Remodeling LLC

8747 Fielding Ln
Indianapolis

Electric Services and Plumbing Inc

1000 W Allen St
Bloomington

Evans Professional Services

3608 Cockrell Rd
Bloomington

EVERGREEN HOME IMPROVEMENT

1132 S ROGERS ST
Bloomington

EXTREME MAINTENANCE

1369 W STATE HWY 46
Spencer

Galloway-Beck Plumbing Heating Cooling

640 S Main St
Martinsville

Golden Hands Construction

334 S Jackson St
Bloomington

GOODMAN HEATING & COOLING

310 A ST NE
Linton

Harris Services

5123 South Production Drive
Bloomington

Hoosier Services & Mechanical

5943 N. Britton Rd.
Solsberry

Indiana Foundation Service

624 N Front St
Whiteland

Jones Plumbing Inc

4160 Freedom Rd
Spencer

Justin Dorsey Plumbing

2378 State Road 236
Danville

Keith Construction

3113 Dunn Rd
Freedom

Lee Supply Corp

6610 Guion Rd
Indianapolis

Leslie's Roofing LLC

6220 Falcon Ln

Low Dollar Companies

4056 12B Rd
Bourbon

Lowe's

350 N Gates Dr
Bloomington

Mann Plumbing Inc

1750 W 17th St
Bloomington

Mark Miller Backflow

249 Byrkit Street
Indianapolis

Md Plumbing

P O Box 46
Harrodsburg

Moore Restoration Inc

3610 Shelby St.
Indianapolis

MORGENSTERN HOME SERVICES

PO Box 3533
Bloomington

NuFlush

5195 Marshall St

PAUL YOUNG PLUMBING

5371 N OLD ST RD 37
Bloomington

Plumb Crazy

7921 S Zikes Rd
Bloomington

Pritchett Bros Inc

108 Briarwood Ln
Bedford

Riverway Plumbing

PO Box 8
Smithville

Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Services

1820 W Vernal Pike
Bloomington

Service Resource Heating & Air Conditioning

7170 East State rd 45
Bloomington

Sierra Heating & Cooling

8485 S Fairfax Rd
Bloomington

Sure Seal Restorations

223 W Dodds St.
Bloomington

Wilds Restoration Services

1901 N Sherman Dr
Indianapolis

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