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on Sunday, after our kitchen drain pipe totally clogged. He arranged to come to our home the very next day. The clogged line" was original to the house and needed to be replaced entirely.
figured out how to reroute the new pipe to avoid having to tear up flooring, saving us added expense. What impressed us most is that he stayed with this project until it was finished, even though it meant a few hours of unscheduled labor. We had anticipated only a consultation,, since it was the busy holiday season; but we were relieved and grateful that he was committed to solving the problem right then.
is knowledgable, professional, creative, and incredibly nice. Not only did he solve the problem, but he and his assistant made sure that the very messy work space was completely clean when they left. We couldn't be happier with the service and will definitely use this company again.

-SUSAN B.

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"All drains were extremely slow. Didn't know if they were frozen or just clogged.
showed up within 24 hrs of call. Due to the age of" the house and add ons' over the years, it was difficult to determine where the clog was.
stuck with it and after several different ways of attacking the problem was able to find the problem. Great guy and excellent service.

-Dan R.

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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

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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
Todd's Home Services
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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.
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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 Lowell

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the service tech arrived within reserved appointment. He was professional, friendly and skilled. He explained everything to me and also offered additional preventive services.
- Dave M.
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They told me I did not need the service offered in the deal, but they did clean the drain for me. One plumber came out and completed the work in about 45 minutes. He was good and efficient. He was a little abrupt, however. I had no problem scheduling the deal.
- JUDITH G.
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Came within 30 min of call for service from landlord who lives in WV (out of state).
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was wonderful! Got right to work and did a great job!
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was very personable!
- Crystal B.
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Gleon was a super nice guy. He was prompt and reasonably priced. His work was very thorough and is a professional you can count on!!
- Christyne J.
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From the moment I called, the lady on the phone was so caring and polite. I described the problem and asked if they could come out. She told me that
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would call me right away...and he did. He asked me several questions on the phone to identify the problem and it was exactly as he said. Bones in the garbage disposal had eventually caused a back up in the main drain stack under the foundation from the kitchen sink and it backed up into the laundry tub and overflowed the downstairs.
He arrived very quickly, had all the tool necessary and was very polite and careful about covering flooring and cleaning up afterwards. I was very impressed that there was more mess.
This is a first class operation and I would use
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- Sandra L L.
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I couldn't be happier. Mr. Gleon
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was on time, did an excellent job, showed me the problem, discussed the plan to fix it, showed me the repairs and explained how it was an improvement over what the previous company had left me with. He cleaned the area up afterward and was kind and courteous throughout. And even with a little added expense becoming necessary, he was less expensive than the second estimate I had gotten. I have found my plumber.
- J W.
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I was thoroughly pleased with their promptness, professionalism, and accommodation. I asked for them to call me when the technician was on his way to my house so I could leave work to meet him, and they did. We drove up to my house almost at the exact same time and I did not miss more time from work than expected. Extremely trustworthy as well. The bill was hefty but it was what I would expect considering the work done including diagnostics. I would recommend them to anyone who has any plumbing issue.
- Kate H.
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We had used
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service a few years ago for the same problem. At that time we were told it could last 2-5 years. When we ended up with the same trouble three years later, it seemed on track. At that time, the service was about $375 which included the camera to find the source of the block and the water jetting to unblock.
Forgetting who we called last, we had another company come out to perform the same thing. Upon arrival we were quoted $495 for the first 1.5hours with that company. We declined their service and were happy to remember it was
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We scheduled
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for the next morning which was their next available appointment. Then received a call a short time after letting us know they could come right away due to a cancellation. They were there and gone within 20 minutes. No camera needed this time and the charge was $190.
Their pricing compared to others get's an A+. Still expensive for 20 minutes, but far better than other quotes.

- Kristine M.

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A+ Plumbing & Mechanical

2671 116th Avenue
Allegan

A-Cook's Plumbing Heating & Cooling

4000 Alpine Ave. NW
Comstock Park

ADVANCED SERVICES CORP

208 KIDD ST
Ionia

All Area Plumbing LLC

1915 Pinegrove Dr.
Jenison

All-Flo Plumbing

2130 Three Mile Rd. NE
Grand Rapids

All-Pro Plumbing & Heating

292 Main St
Coopersville

BOSMA BROTHERS PLUMBING

3042 STAFFORD AVE SW
Grand Rapids

BUDGET PLUMBING

4160 40th Ave.
Hudsonville

Charon Repairs

PO Box 342
Grandville

Custom Upgrades, LLC.

747 44th St SW
Wyoming

Doctor Rooter

908 Orchard Ave
Muskegon

Foundation Specialist LLC

2925 28th St SE
Grand Rapids

G R Metro Plumbing LLC

1918 Rogue River Rd NE
Belmont

Godwin Plumbing Inc.

3703 S Division Ave.
Grand Rapids

GREAT LAKES SEWER & SEPTIC

2345 E MCMILLIAN RD
Twin Lake

Griffin Sewer

846 Dorchester ave sw
Grand Rapids

Herrema & Sons Plumbing

2691 Division Ave S
Grand Rapids

KENTWOOD PLUMBING & HEATING

3411 32ND ST SE
Grand Rapids

McDonald Plumbing

7791 Eastern Ave SE
Grand Rapids

Midwest Heating & Cooling

1625 Walker NW
Grand Rapids

Miller Pumping LLC

11007 Chicago Dr
Zeeland

Mr Plumber LLC

1508 Philadelphia SE
Grand Rapids

Mr. Rooter Plumbing of GR

900 Pannell Ave NW
Grand Rapids

NYSTROM BUILDERS

5995 12 Mile Rd NE
Rockford

Paul J Sommerdyke Plumbing Inc

1011 Grandville Ave Sw
Grand Rapids

Peter Somerdyke Plumbing

3555 32nd St
Grand Rapids

Petersen Plumbing & Heating Inc

1610 Coit Ave NE
Grand Rapids

Plumbing Professors

40665 Koppernick Rd.
Canton

Plummer's Waste Group

4750 Clyde Park Ave SW
Wyoming

RAPID ROOTER PLUMBING

2479 152nd Ave
Holland

Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Services

32 Jonquil St SW
Grand Rapids

RYAN'S MODERN SEWER CLEANING

316 Bradford St NE
Grand Rapids

Scotts Plumbing Drain Rescue

10690 summit ave
Rockford

Septic Works

4755 Egner Ave
Cedar Springs

The Service Professor Inc

4770 50th St SE
Grand Rapids

Total Interiors

491 Houston St
Muskegon

Vander Hyde

1058 Scribner Ave NW
Grand Rapids

Wasko Sewer Service

1740 7th St NW
Grand Rapids

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