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"I called
for a leak in the yard. It was an emergency so I expected to pay more for the repair. The tech that showed up gave me a quote of" $563.00 to dig up and repair the line if it was only a broken pvc line, total cost for everything. He continued to say he may have to dig the entire line from the sidewalk to the house if and older type of pipe or copper line was used and this could run in the thousands to repair. After I assured him the house was just recently built and I was sure the builder used pvc pipe he told me the repair would take 4 to 6 hours to complete.
evidently sends their plumbers out on emergency calls with a truck but no 1 inch pvc pipes, he dug a hole and then disappeared for 3 hours claiming he was going to Lowes and Home depots around town trying to find 1 inch pvc pipe. While he was touring Lowes and Home depots I called the
operator to try to find him and they were unable to determine his location. I went to the closest Home depot and purchased the pvc pipe myself. Once he returned he told me he went to three surrounding towns to fine pvc pipe so he did not have to open the shop which would cost an additional $300.00. I ask him if that meant my bill would be $263.00 since he told me the entire job including repairs would be the price he quoted. He said no it is still 563.00 so I don't know who the $300.00 savings was for, and I have no idea what he was doing besides padding his bill since his original estimate was 4 to 6 hours to complete the repair.The whole mess started at 2:30 and ended at 7pm, the actual repair took about 30 minutes. When he left the yard was a huge mess looked like gophers dug up the yard. Horrible mess, terrible plumber unprepared for minor plumbing problems. don't CALL THESE GUYS UNLESS YOU WANT TO GET RIPPED OFF.

-lois G.

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"This is my 3rd time that I use this company. I am a landlord and also flipped houses. They are very professional. The price is not outrageous like other companies." The house sat emptied for 3 years so, it has black sludge in the kitchen pipe. The wall has to be cut so, they can snake the drain.

-Thasarin M.

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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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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 Belton

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The owner,
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, arrived promptly, diagnosed the problem, explained what was needed to repair it, then returned with the supplies and got the job done. He had my water back on in about 2 hours including getting the parts. He even cut out extra tree roots near the lines that could have caused future problems. Loved that he was proactive when many companies would have left the roots in hopes of more work for them. This is the only company I will use and highly recommend him!
- Pamela D.
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Failed to do the job the first day, had to bring them back the next day, and while they finally cleared the blockage, they failed to cap the pipe, which left me with a leak. I tightened the cap and the leak finally stopped, but I was very unhappy with two failures of service in a row.

- David K.
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At the beginning of our long ordeal, I asked knowledgeable friends for plumber recommendations, and of the "quality" names provided, the first plumber, in the town of Front Royal, took 3 DAYS to reply to my desperate phone call, then said sorry, he forgot to call me, but they were TOO BUSY anyway. And he did not even offer to put us on a wait list! The second plumber, located in Middletown, DIDN'T EVEN CALL ME BACK at all! The third plumber, from Manassas and registered on a Lowes handyman list, called me back TWO DAYS later, but by then Pipe It
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had come and gone and we were very happily awash in fresh, clean, blessed WATER. Let me tell you, it is pretty nasty to be without water for ANY length of time. Surely we spent at least $100 on bottled water, and even that was not enough to cover toilet flushing, laundry, washing hands, bathing, cooking, dish washing (even with paper plates & cups), kitchen cleanup, water for pets & house plants, house cleaning, etc. And, taking sponge baths and washing hair using water bottles is definitely not very pleasant or effective. Plus, do you know how HEAVY those big blue plastic 5
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water bottles are to lift??? My husband & I are both 73 years old and got worn out having to hoist and move the water bottles around. Towards the end of our misery we were seriously considering melting snow on our
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to use for flushing toilets! Pipe It Plumbers of
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, Va., called me back within ONE HOUR and came to our house that same afternoon. I was so happy I felt like hugging them even before they got to our door! They checked out every possible scenario involving our water supply (a well) and quickly solved the problem (pressure tank switch & gauge) using parts they carried in their truck. They were extremely courteous, cheerful, very CLEAN, listened carefully to our concerns, and gave us information about how our whole water system works. I will NEVER, EVER use any other plumber except Pipe It Plumbers of
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, Va. and most HIGHLY recommend them.
- Barb M.
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Tech arrived in 1 hour of phone call. Protected floor and went right to work had Drain cleaned in couple of hours very professional.
- David M.
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Very accommodating to my schedule. Showed up promptly and completed the work in a timely fashion. Very friendly and explained everything he was doing. I am so pleased to have this work done!
- Holly K.
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was at our house at the advice of another plumber who did not do excavation. They arrived on
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30 and worked for three days, including Feb 1, the day of the blizzard in our area. The guys
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hired were very diligent workers. They dug nine feet down without anything more than shovels and saws to cut tree roots. On the 2nd,
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came back to pick up a check and said he routed the line 60 feet without a problem. We had written the first check incorrectly so notified
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on Feb 3 that we still owed him money. He came out the 4th and my husband told him that we were still hearing gurgling in the pipes and the water in the clean out
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's team had put in was moving very slowly.
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told
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it was normal, and said he would come out in three months to rod us out again, but within the week we were having issues and our pipes continued making noise. Within two weeks the water was blocked again from the clean out by roots 15 feet out. We had to have the original plumber back in to reroute the
line. He told us he had tried for quite awhile to reach
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, but could not.
I emailed
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outlining the above, but got no reply. I tried calling but the line did not connect. I had had no issue reaching him prior to this.
Not at all satisfied with this company and will not hire them again. Our yard has a huge sunken hole in it due to the guys digging in the blizzard and not being able to continue filling in the hole. They also left a large amount of clay soil piled up against our SIlver Maple tree, which is not good for the tree especially after all the roots that were cut.
Learned a lesson the hard way to never hire based on another plumber's recommendation regardless of how good the other plumber is.
- Nancy D.
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I called and was told that they would give a free estimate. The man who arrived took one look at my water heater and said I needed a new one since I had a tiny (and I mean tiny) bit of rust around the plate at the top. He also looked at the date and said my water heater was 14 years old. Since our unit was only 7 years old, I found that impossible. He then said I needed a new water heater with a heat expansion tank. If I didn't want the rust to happen again I would also require a filtration and water conditioning system. I told him I did not want that and maybe he should look at the water heater elements to see if one of them was not working. He insisted that I just needed a new water heater and this "system". All this to the tune of $3,759.00. I thanked him politely. I had someone else come look at the water heater, which is 2 years old, and found that the reason I did not have enough hot water is because one of the elements was turned to the lowest possible setting. It is working great! I feel that this was a bait and switch plan. I never asked for a new water heater. I definitely never asked for, nor wanted, a water filtration system. I believe this is the reason for the start of Angie's List...to avoid this kind of business. I have used Angie's List many times and have always (until now) been pleased with the results. This business deserves an F rating and should be investigated for its bait and switch and strong arm tactics.
- NIKKI D.
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Arrived earlier than expected, which was great for my schedule. They were thorough & professional. They explained the situation, the problem and then resolved it. Again,
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responded to the situation and the quality of their work was outstanding.
- Joe J.

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1050 W Innovation Dr
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A W B HANDY HANDS RESOURCES

7212 S BENTON
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Aarons Services

P.O. box 24085
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AB May

7100 E 50th St
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Accurate Dimensions Construction LLC

233 S.W. Greenwich Drive
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Advocate Master Plumbing

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Affordable Energy Solutions

4445 NE Blue Jay Dr.
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Affordable Plumbing & Sewer

9026 W. 64th Place #203

All Pro Plumbing

1213 N. Old Mill Rd.
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All-n-One Plumbing & Drains

PO Box 520811
Independence

Allure Painting & Renovation

111 N 1st St
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Andy's Pipe Dream

15954 S Mur Len Road

Angel Services

3611 Olive St
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Anthony Weir Plumbing & Remodel LLC

8404 E 105th St
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ASAP Services

11800 Shawnee Mission Parkway Suite 22

B & L PLUMBING SERVICE INC

301 NW CENTRAL ST
Lees Summit

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing

7748 Troost Ave
Kansas City

BLUE LINE PLUMBING

13505 S MURLEN

Bob's Root'r Service

9105 E. 69th Terr.
Kansas City

Breckenridge Builders Inc.

2315 W 104th Terrace

Burkin Plumbing

50 North 74th St.

C&C Mechanical llc

901 Ute ave.

CHARLES G JAMES CO

3965 West 83rd

Collins Plumbing LLC

9203 Noland Rd
Kansas City

Dale's Services

1608 Speas Dr.
Blue Springs

Drains R Us

401 NW Essex Dr.
Lee's Summit

Elite Property Services

15621 W 87th st pkwy

Everyday Mechanical Inc.

2616 NW 86th St
Kansas City

EW Plumbing LLC

15882 W 158th St

First General Services of Kansas City

708 NW R.D. Mize Road Suite J
Blue Springs

Four Way Plumbing Co

607 N Scott Ave
Belton

Fred The Handyman, LLC

504 Oak Drive
Raymore

Full Nelson Plumbing

8109 1/2 N Oak Trafficway
Kansas City

GOLDEN'S PLUMBING CO

211 NE LANDINGS CT
Lees Summit

GRT PLUMBING

19058 W 319TH ST

Handyman Barrett LLC

19419 Bryn Mawr Dr
Independence

Harbolt Plumbing, Inc.

12017 W 74th St

Hemenway Home Improvements LLC

23513 West 58th Street

Heritage Exterior Design LLC

124 N Prairie Street
Liberty

Hudson Plumbing

23208 e us 24 hwy
Blue Springs

Hydro Physics Pipe Inspection

7823 N Park
Kansas City

JC water services

22204 East 275th St
Harrisonville

JOE LILLIS PLUMBING

8415 W 113th St

JOHN R LESAN PLUMBING & HEATING CO

11803 S. SPAINHOUR RD
Lone Jack

Johnson County Home Service Plumbing

4011 Bonner Industrial Dr

Kansas City Power Washing & Home Repairs

4140 Prospect Ave.
Kansas City

KC Home Solutions, LLC

804 N. Meadowbrook Dr

KC Metro Plumbing LLC

15621 W 87th St Pkwy

KCERW LLC

2809 N. Twyman Rd.
Independence

KEVIN GINNINGS PLUMBING SERVICES

903 LOCUST
Harrisonville

Kurt's Plumbing Inc

10729 West 109th ST

Ladd Service Company

408 E 4th Street

Lumberjack Construction Inc.

9431 Somerset Drive

Lutz Plumbing Inc

PO BOX 860483

Malnar Remodeling

7415 stearns

Malnar Remodeling

7415 stearns

MARIONIX INC

1401 WOODLAND ST.

MEL Contracting

1040 NW S Outer Rd
Blue Springs

Metro Mechanical Services, Inc.

228 Marshall Road
Platte City

Midwest Heating Cooling & Plumbing

13228 Holmes Rd
Kansas City

Morgan Miller Plumbing

PO Box 499
Grandview

Morris Pool Services

66th st
Kansas City

Mr Plumber Inc

3057 Merriam Ln

Nick Triano Plumbing

1650 Madison Ave
Kansas City

Parks Roofing and Renovations

3843 Montgall
Kansas City

Paxton heating and air

4138 ne kelsey rd.

PLUMBING PRO

26904 S STATE RTE C
Freeman

Precision Plumbing

3245 Roanoke Rd
Kansas City

Pryor Mechanical

221 NW 180th Street
Smithville

QUALITY PLUMBING INC

1731 HOWELL ST.
North Kansas City

QUICK RELIEF PLUMBING

P.O. Box 16109

R Mech Heating Cooling & Plumbing

1421 Wabash Ave.
Kansas City

Razor Rooter / Any-Time Sewer Service

3014 NE Excelsior St
Kansas City

Reddi Services Inc

4011 Bonner Industrial Dr

Rescue 1 Plumbing

PO Box 2039
Lees Summit

ReTouch Design-Build-Renovate

6025 Metcalf Lane, Suite 310

Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Services

1550 Liberty St
Kansas City

Segers Properties LLC.

7221 Troost Ave.
Kansas City

Sehorn Mechanical

9902 E 53rd St
Raytown

Shuler Enterprises

8510 Riley St

Snake 'N' Rooter

3370 NE Powell Rd
Lees Summit

Suburban Home Services

312 E. 78th Terrace
Kansas City

Superior Plumbing & Gas‎

8426 Clint Dr
Belton

The Plumbing Pro

12519 Blue Ridge
Grandview

The Repair Shop

101 Gore Road
Raymore

TNG Field Services

PO Box 410352
Kansas City

TOTO

1155 SOUTHERN RD

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