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"Excellent. I called Mr.
at 9pm on a Saturday night about my hot water heater and he returned my call within 15mins. I told that the water" heater was leaking around the top seam (not around the pipe connections), the bottom around the seam and at the element covers. I told him the water heater was very old and needed to be replaced. He told me that if I could purchase the water heater on the next day, Sunday, let him know and he would pick it up and install on Sunday. He picked up the water heater the next day, Sunday, and installed the same day. Mr.
has provided plumbing services for my home several times and I am always pleased with his work. He is very reliable and honest. If you ask him a question, he explains what he is doing and why. He does not elevate the charges for unnecessary work, and explains why it is not needed. I recommend his services.

-Deanna N.

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did an excellent job. In addition to fixing the crack, he did some extra work to straighten out the drain line that the original builder" did a bad job on. Above and beyond my expectations.

-Frank B.

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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
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Plumbing reviews in Valparaiso

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Normally I always use Angies List, but this time I used the plumber that my long time handyman called to do the work,
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and Sons. I did not realize that the $2300 charge was exorbitant. The price was quoted before doing the 6 hours of work (2 men). The work seemed fine and my handyman repaired the holes in the side of the house. The second visit on 10/31 was for an unrelated leak. They removed the toilet and replaced the ring. I didn't find out until the third visit that the plumbers used the same rotting toilet bolts when re-bolting the toilet. The plumber lied to
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, his boss, and said that I told them to use the old bolts. Really???

We were out of town when my handyman checked the house on November 12th and found water leaking just as it was before the toilet was repaired. I felt I had no choice but to tell the same plumber to correctly find the leak. After making 3 holes in the bed rock of my house, they found that the water was coming through a cracked outside electrical outlet. The outside sprinkler water was going right through the outlet into my house. This was probably going on for several months or more. Upon my return a week later I was presented a with bill for $1980. The plumbers probably worked a total of 8 hours for that. I tried to negotiate the price for the last to visit down to $1000, accepting the price of the
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bill of $2300. The hourly rate was astronomical.
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would not agree .His excuse was, "Our truck says, 'We do not charge by the hour'." I gave him one week and told him I would then "tell all" on Angies List. It's been over two weeks and I haven't heard from him.
PS My handyman no longer recommends this company.


- Roberta K.
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Office staff was excellent. The plumber showed up on time and immediately went to work. He installed both toilets quickly. Did a great job with calking and cleaning up and when finished removed the old toilets. The plumber was friendly and answered any questions we had. A complete professional.
- William G.
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It is certainly refreshing to call for service, have them contact you almost immediately, schedule an appointed time, and for them to show at said time. It is even more reassuring that
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hires well-informed and honest folks. My self-diagnosed plumbing problem was incorrect and that is what the company told me. I appreciate that and will contact them again for true plumbing issues!!
- James S.
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I was living with slow drains for couple years,
after being ripped off by a series of underground companies previously.
I was paralyzed by fear from previous experiences.
but
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of Clogbusters have restored my faith that good people
and good companies exist in the plumbing/building trades.
Clogbusters Big Deal via Angie's List got the camera inspection for reasonable price.
They then let me do some excavation to save money,
then came back and hydrojetted all underground lines.
They still honored the Big Deal rate,
and the savings has more than paid for Angies List membership.
Also note, the Big Deal was for sewer pipe cleaning,
but Clogbusters honored the deal for my septic drain field.
Another plus is even though they're based in Hillsboro,
and I live in Damascus, there was no issue with my location.
Cannot stress enough how impressed I am with Clogbusters.
- mike M.
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we had a pipe burst in our front lawn and it was costing us alot on our water bill. We called four othe place and this one was by far the least expensive and they did the job in one day,the other quoted 3,000 and up and the job would have taken more then 3 days.This one same day same service done all at once
- susan B.
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Arrived as scheduled, friendly, went right to work.
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and
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were very positive and straight forward with what was being done. First two days had the same crew, on the third day a new crew member came with them, this person didn't want to follow instructions! While removing Tank on one toilet it somehow was damaged and
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replaced it with no problem. One water line was left disconnected in the wall behind the refrigerator and when water was turned on, it was quickly realized and the issue was corrected. Crew cleaned up behind themselves each day. Very impressed and would recommend
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to others.
- Bobby K.
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I love this company. They go above and beyond. So nice to be able to count on a company that cares about the client. I have had a multitude of issues. Their staff is professional and courteous. Work is done in a timely manner. All repairs are explained and priced fairly. In 40 yrs this is the most reputable company I have hired.
- Patricia F.
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In addition they removed my glass shower doors so that my sister may use a shower/tub chair and replaced a thermostat in the sun room.
The guys were terrific, and their work splendid,
I have tried other plumbing contractors,
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's are the best
I am sorry I cannot remember their names and I am sorry it took so long to write this
- stephen P.

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Action Plumbing

PO BOX 488
Dyer

ADAMS PLUMBING SERVICES INC

8414 SCHREIBER DRIVE
Munster

All Construction

462 South 500 West
Valparaiso

All Services Plumbing

670 Madison St., Suite D
Crown Point

ALL-RIGHT PLUMBING

318 WOODLAWN AVE
Michigan City

American Home Shield

889 Ridge Lake Blvd

Anderson and Anderson Construction

670 N Madison St
Crown Point

Apex Construction & Remodeling

2743 Highway Ave
Highland

AR Construction

6218 Abercorn Ave
Portage

AREA PLUMBING & SEWER CO

7219 WHITE OAK AVE
Hammond

ARM Mechanicals, Inc

PO Box 221
Kouts

Around the Clock Handyman

112 Main St
Valparaiso

BATH FITTER - BFU300

1020 E MCKINLEY AVE
Mishawaka

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing

8183 Grand Blvd
Merrillville

Benjamin Lake

805 Heather Ln

Besco Air Inc

5406 N Elston Ave

Better Home Service

902 Calumet Ave
Valparaiso

Blacks Plumbing

1145 Commercial Drive
Schererville

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

City Supply, Inc.

4301 Ohio St.
Michigan City

Dave's Decks & Construction

10324 West 100 North
Michigan City

DESIGN CONSTRUCTION NWI INC

256 INDIANA AVE
Valparaiso

dFlo Plumbing LLC

6212 U.S. HWY 6
Portage

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd
Indianapolis

Doug Bush Handyman

9145 Liable Rd
Highland

Duneland Home & Hardware, Inc

1018 North Karwick
Michigan City

DYE PLUMBING & HEATING SVC CO

1600 LAKE ST
La Porte

Eccentrics

453 Hayes Leonard RD
Valparaiso

Edens Painting and Remodeling LLC

8747 Fielding Ln
Indianapolis

H&L Handyman and Remodeling

6805 Forestdale Ave.
Hammond

HandiCo Inc

2205 W Armitage Ave

Handy Joe

217 169th St
Hammond

HandyPro

902 Calumet Ave.
Valparaiso

Hays & Sons

757 E Murray St
Indianapolis

HESSVILLE PLUMBING INC

3935 165TH ST
Hammond

Hines Plumbing, Inc

360 Indiana Ave
Valparaiso

Home Works

5398 Chase St
Merrillville

HOOSIER HOMELAND CONSTRUCTION

144 W 350 S
Valparaiso

Keske Construction

1887 peactree ct.

Lakeshore Painting

3029 Franklin Street
Michigan City

Leslie's Roofing LLC

6220 Falcon Ln

Maglish Plumbing, Heating and Electric

310 West US Highway 6, Suite B2
Valparaiso

Mann Made Plumbing

9476 Calumet Ave
Munster

ManUp

3336 176th Place

Meyers Htg & Clg Inc

100 N Griffith Blvd
Griffith

MIDWEST CONSTRUCTION CO

1331 BROADWAY
Chesterton

Miracle/EcoWater Systems

802 Franklin St
Valparaiso

Mr. & Mrs. Fix It!

7775 Burr Street
Schererville

Mr. Rooter Plumbing Of Northwest Indiana

207 Nickleplate Ave
Valparaiso

Natural Gas Experts

2988 N Regal Dr
La Porte

Next Plumbing

3108 Santa Barbara Blvd

Northwoods Construction LLC

2698 N Van Gogh Dr
La Porte

Northwoods.Construction LLC

2698 North Van Gogh Dr.
La Porte

NuFlush

5195 Marshall St

Old Farts Construction

220 s. linda st.
Hobart

ONE CALL DOES IT ALL LLC

2206 SILHAVY RD
Valparaiso

Patriot Plumbing Service inc

1121 Breuckman drive
Crown Point

Perfect Solutions Co

506 Dexter Dr.
Crown Point

Pierce Plumbing Inc

3334 Michigan St
Hobart

Plumbing Solutions

3100 Cascade Dr
Valparaiso

Polar Heating and Cooling

13361 Southwest Hwy

Prime Contractors, Inc.

6609 74th Place
Schererville

Priority Home Repair

1014 N 50 W
Chesterton

Q & A Plumbing

PO Box 9669

R and R Painting and Remodeling

503 Oak Street
Michigan City

R J CONSTRUCTION

13713 77TH AVE
Dyer

Reichelt Plumbing , Inc.

451 Winston Lane
Chicago Heights

RIPPE WELL SERVICE

261 N 475 W
Valparaiso

S&B Painting and Remodeling

9044N 375W
Michigan City

Salyer Plumbing

2209 165th St
Hammond

SCHANDER REMODELING INC

2814 Lyndale Way
Long Beach

Septic Solutions LLC

495 W 450 N
Hobart

Service Doctor

5150 E US Hwy 30
Merrillville

Service Plumbing

6709 E 125th Ave
Crown Point

Shulton Painting & Drywall

7588 Springfield Hills Dr

SIMPSON MECHANICAL

3651 West 800 South
Union Mills

St John Plumbing, Inc

11051 W 97th Ln
Saint John

STEEL CITY HOME IMPROVEMENT CO INC

6930 BROADWAY
Merrillville

Stulga Plumbing

6627 Monroe Ave
Hammond

TERRY'S SEWER SERVICE

8235 LINCOLN ST
Merrillville

THE PLUMBER INC

1280 N INDIANA AVE
Crown Point

TIGER PLUMBING

2839 Highway Avenue
Highland

Tilford Plumbing, Inc

5640 Lute Rd.
Portage

TIN CRAFTERS HEATING & AIR INC

7509 RANDOLPH ST
Hobart

TLC Plumbing Inc

PO Box 429
Griffith

TRADITIONAL HOMES

573 WEDGWOOD DR
Valparaiso

Valparaiso Plbg & Htg

51 Indiana Ave
Valparaiso

Vemco Plumbing

416 Martin Dr
Crown Point

Vic's Drain Cleaning

6713 McCook Av
Hammond

Von Tobel Lumber & Hardware

256 S Washington St
Valparaiso

Weiler Inc Plumbing & Heating

456 Campbell St
Valparaiso

WEILER PLUMBING-HEATING & A/C

456 CAMPBELL ST
Valparaiso

Wilds Restoration Services

1901 N Sherman Dr
Indianapolis

Window World of NW Indiana

1558 W. Lincolnway
Valparaiso

Young Plumbing

5361 US Hwy. 6 #C
Portage

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