Durham Drain Plumbers

in Durham, NC

184
Drain Plumbers are
in Durham

75
Drain Plumbers in Durham
are top rated

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Rated by
Cyrethia M.
"Nothing like starting your Saturday with a clogged kitchen sink. I thought some professional strength drain cleaner would do the trick but after a quick trip to the store I returned" to find more nasty water in the sink and water spreading on the countertop. After waiting without success for the drain cleaner to work, I knew I needed an emergency plumber. After a few unsuccessful tries with other companies I called
at
. He was very responsive and said he could be at my home in 45 minutes -- and within 30 minutes he and his partner arrived.
and his partner unclogged the drain in record time and they were so careful doing their job that I couldn't tell they had ever been in my house when they were done -- no mess on the counter or the floor. Needless to say I was very relieved to have the problem solved. I plan on having
back to the house to do a water jet cleaning of my pipes. I highly recommend this company.
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Rated by
Jerry W.
"l called one day and and
came the next day to investigate and give an estimate for the repair work. A heater duct had to be removed first by others. Got it" moved the next morning, called
and the same plumber came back that afternoon and stayed till 7:00 pm till he got the work done. They called to let me know when they would be there and they were punctual. The serviceman was knowledgeable and courteous. He did only what was needed and had me look at and check work. I will call
next time I need plumbing services.
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Rated by
Daniel B.
"I called on Thursday afternoon before a holiday weekend and
was able to come out the next day. I was given a two-hour approximate arrival window, and he arrived" within that space. He was very friendly and professional, and happy to answer all of my questions about that particular job and his business in general. I'm no expert in evaluating the craftsmanship of a plumber, but I was pleased with the work, everything is working great now, and I would hire these guys again if the need arises. I found them pleasant and agreeable to deal with.

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Does your toilet gurgle? Are you hearing a "glug glug" sound? Have it checked out; a noisy toilet often signals a blockage in your residential plumbing system.

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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
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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 Durham

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showed up on time, and was very knowledgeable and very thorough in his assessment and recommendations. We really needed to understand the system before we can move forward wit bother home improvement projects.
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's identification of this system and his recommendations will create a great path forward.
- Corey G.
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explained what he was going to do after seeing what the problem was. He was very professional and friendly. I called in the morning and he said he'd be there some time in the afternoon between 12 and 5. There were other jobs ahead of me and after completing the other jobs he called to let me know he was on his way. After completing the job he made sure the drain was flowing properly. I was very pleased and gave me $30 off the price for mentioning Angie's List.
- Vikki C.
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We had a water heater go out late on a Friday and
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was able to get a replacement for us that same day.
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does great work. we've hired Pekney plumbing for a number of projects and we've always been happy with the results. On a few occasions the issue ended up being significantly less than what we originally anticipated. Rather than take advantage of the situation like some people might
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explained everything and saved us time and money.
- Michael M.
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Kitchen sink wouldn't drain and started filling with water when bathtub above was used. Called
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arrived within the hour, and worked for almost 3 hours to try to unclog the drain. When he wasn't able to clear it after many attempts, he let me know that he had to go to a couple of other jobs, but that he had another idea and would be back when he had finished the other work. Sure enough, he came back at around 7:30 that night (after working on jobs ALL day), and was able to clear the problem. For all of this, he only charged the usual cost! (Which is quite reasonable, anyway.) He is now lovingly referred to as "King
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- JO S.
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was great. He took my call right away and was over within a couple of hours for an urgent but not emergency block.
He understood the problem right away, cleared it out, and gave me a couple pointers to hopefully prevent future problems. Very professional.
- Marc H.
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was here within 30 minutes of requesting service. He quickly identified the problem, worked his magic and then left having created a very happy new customer. I found him to be very knowledgeable, trustworthy and personable too!
- Marlene T.

All Drain Plumbers in Durham, NC

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3D Professional Services

4348 Karlbrook Ln
Raleigh

3G construction

Burlington

3rd Generation Plumbing

2201 Stonehenge Srive
Raleigh

5 Star General Services & Maintenance

3518 Mayfair Street
Durham

A & A Plumbing Co

323 Goodwin Rd
Durham

A & L Plumbing & Piping

PO Box 71932
Durham

A A Plumber

209 Neuse River Pkwy
Knightdale

ABC Plumbing Company, Inc.

PO Box 280
Clayton

ABN Plumbing

300 Center Height
Apex

Acme Plumbing

636 Foster St
Durham

Acts Construction Inc.

P.O. Box 942
Holly Springs

Advance Pumps & Plumbing Inc

PO Box 1225
Carrboro

Affordable Plumbing

3000 Dearborn Dr
Durham

After Hours Plumbing and Pump Service

2006 New Sharon Church Rd.
Hillsborough

ALL ABOUT PLUMBING 4 U

144 Burnt Branch Rd
Marble

All Trade Contractors

PO Box 4451
Cary

ARS / Rescue Rooter Raleigh

517 Pylon Dr
Raleigh

Aus Plumbing Inc.

45 Blazing Star Ln
Bahama

Barbour & Pourron Plumbing

114 Lee Court
Clayton

BEASLEY'S SEPTIC TANK SVC INC

2511 ROLLING PINES AVE
Durham

Bill's Handyman Service

41 Christys Way
Roxboro

Bill's Hire-A-Hubby

4220 Old Graham Rd
Pittsboro

Bill's Hire-A-Hubby

4220 Old Graham Rd

Bizzy Bee Plumbing Inc

1939 High House Rd
Cary

BLAKE QUALITY PLUMBING SERVICE INC

5111 N WILLOWHAVEN DR
Durham

Bobby Davis Septic Tank Services

5835 Family Farm Rd
Morrisville

Bobby Dickerson Plumbing

1156 Kimball Dr
Durham

Bolton Construction and Service, LLC

1623 Old Louisburg Rd
Raleigh

Brad Johnson Plumbing

Tyonek Drive
Durham

Brian Yates Plumbing

5186 US 501 S
Chapel Hill

Brooks Handyman Services, LLC

404 Wolf View Dr
Raleigh

Brooks Plumbing & Heating Inc

3808 US Hwy 421 N
Vilas

Bud Matthews Service & Building Co Inc

545 Old Farrington Rd
Chapel Hill

Bud The Handyman

324 Harvest Row Ct.
Cary

C & S CONTRACTING INC

4605 TREADSTONE CT
Raleigh

Carolina Fix-It, Inc.

303 Rose Court
Benson

Carolina Plumbing & Water Systems

719 Mattress Factory Rd
Mebane

Carolina Plumbing Co

719 Mattress Factory Rd
Mebane

Carolina Plumbing Specialists

6121 Country Heritage Lane
Wake Forest

Cary Plumbing Co

226 E Cedar St
Cary

CDK Plumbing and Drains

4312 Mandavilla Way
Apex

Celey's Quality Services, LLC.

636 Old Roberts Rd
Benson

CENTRAL CAROLINA SEPTIC TANK

1407 BAPTIST RD
Durham

Chambers Plumbing And Piping Inc

1418 Miller Rd
Hillsborough

CHAPEL HILL PLUMBING INC

810 WARD ST
Chapel Hill

Contract Plumbing of NC Inc

PO Box 1924
Fuquay Varina

Corasaniti Home Services

214 Rocky Lane
Hillsborough

Crown Plumber

19358 Wrenbury Lane

Dauenhauer Plumbing

3416 Robards Ct

Dennis Plumbing Inc

9124 Hunters Green Drive.
Zebulon

DLW Service Inc.

129 Woodhaven Dr
New Hill

DR DRAIN INC

5209 WOODS END RD
Hillsborough

Drain Magic,inc.

p.o.box 91182

DRAIN SOLUTIONS INC

101 GLADYS LN
Hillsborough

DURHAM PLUMBING REPAIR

2806 DUBLIN ST
Durham

Durham Plumbing Services

2508 East Club Blvd.
Durham

E.W. Gladden Plumbing and Piping

4740 Old Hwy 75
Oxford

Eagle Plumbing Inc

PO Box 146
Morrisville

Earl On Call A Handy Man Company

556 Brintle Rd
Reidsville

EAS Professional Painting

5213-107 Wynslow Park Drive
Raleigh

Eastern Mechanical & Plumbing of NC, INC

311 Star Ruby Dr
Knightdale

Evolution Plumbing, Inc.

PO Box 1704
Sanford

Faison Plumbing Plus

2555 Capital Dr
Creedmoor

Flow-Teck

901 Willie Gray Rd
Timberlake

Four Seasons Plumbing Inc

30 Bella Way
Asheville

Garrison Plumbing

1200 Manco Dairy Road
Pittsboro

Green Grove Landscaping & handyman services

140 bpw club rd apt d9
Carrboro

Green Horizon

619 Foster St
Durham

Gregory Home Improvement

3514 East Geer St.
Durham

H B Inc.

2625 Hunters Meadow Lan.
Raleigh

H.R.S

P.O Box 1203
Durham

HARMON PLUMBING SVC INC

1405 OLD OXFORD RD
Durham

HERITAGE PLUMBING CO LLC

7224 SHAWAN RD
Wendell

Heritage Plumbing Company

7224 Shawan Rd
Wendell

HILLSBOROUGH PLUMBING CO

1020 Hwy 57 North
Hillsborough

Home Logic Handyman Services LLC

300 Oleander Road
Carrboro

Horizon Plumbing LLC

2206 Hopeton Ave
Raleigh

Hydro Dynamics,LLC

8134 Primanti Blvd
Raleigh

J C Johnson Plumbing & Septic Service

608 Cornerstone Ct
Hillsborough

JACS NC, LLC.

4724 Hargrove Road
Raleigh

Jay Blais - Fix A Lot

232 Knollwood Dr
Chapel Hill

Jayks LLC

1808 Angier Ave
Durham

JD Plumbing, Heating, & Air Conditioning

4416 Bennett Memorial Rd
Durham

JIM HARRIS PLUMBING

4908 DERBYSHIRE PL
Durham

Jordan Plumbing and Piping, LLC

2200 B Dominion St
Durham

Just Josh Odd Jobs and Designs

7509 Idolbrook Ln
Raleigh

JVG PLUMBING

PO BOX 51875
Durham

K & K Plumbing

PO Box 22198

k&s plumbing llc.

2100 coley creek ct
Willow Spring

King's Plumbing

2533 Buckingham Dr
Franklinton

Laddie Co

1655 Crawford Rd
Graham

LARRYS HOME & OFFICE REPAIR

4220 JAMES RD
Raleigh

Legacy Plumbing Company

7416-C Chapel Hill Rd
Raleigh

Loyd Plumbing Co Inc

102 Goshen St
Oxford

Maintenance Men On Call

2201 Royal Birkdale
Cary

Meetze Plumbing Co Inc

10009 Broad River Rd

Metro Rooter Plumbing

355 S McDowell St
Raleigh

Metro Rooter Plumbing - Raleigh

621 St George Rd
Raleigh

Michael & Son Services Inc

5740 General Washington Dr

Michael and Son

4001 Atlantic Ave
Raleigh

Minyard Plumbing

389 Starnes Cir Dr
Taylorsville

Moss' Plumbing

121 Deer Farm Lane
Willow Springs

Mr Rooter Of Alamance County

1707 Tucker Street
Burlington

Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Wake County

2001 Deep Forest Dr
Raleigh

My Favorite Plumber

7309 Hihenge Ct. Apt. #3
Raleigh

NC Green Plumbing Inc

PO Box 1385
Carrboro

NCWaterHeaters.com

1695 Nc Highway 242 N
Benson

ONE CALL PLUMBING

3525 Mossdale Ave
Durham

Pam The Plumber

1443 Richard Rd

Pete's Plumbing

555 West Hargett Street
Raleigh

Pipetechs Plumbing

6600 Mt Herman Rd
Raleigh

Plumbing Concepts Inc

1501 Grassy Hills Ln
Holly Springs

Plumbing Express

7711 Welborn St
Raleigh

Plumbing Plus

2021 South 1100 East

PlumbV Inc

Chapel Hill

Poole's Plumbing

3708-101 Conquest Dr
Garner

PRECISION PLUMBING

PO Box 216
Goldsboro

Prince Plumbing Company

P O Box 1092
Pittsboro

Progressive Plumbing

110 Fortune Way
Raleigh

Project Services Inc

135 Clancy Cir
Cary

R & L water pump service

1545 appaloosa trail
Franklinton

R&R Plumbing

7204 B Stinson Hartis Rd.
Indian Trail

Raleigh Plumbing & Heating Inc

5060 Trademark Dr
Raleigh

ROBERT PAGE SEPTIC TANK CLNG

146 PINE RIDGE RD
Mocksville

ROOTERMAN

1405 OLD OXFORD RD
Durham

Roto-Rooter

301 Sharp St

Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Services

1700 Orr Industrial Ct
Charlotte

Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Services

8820 Midway West Rd
Raleigh

Rural Plumbing & Heating Inc

701 E Six Forks Rd
Raleigh

Sagewater Plumbing Express

7711 Welborn St
Raleigh

Sal's plumbing and drain

2212 Gresham Lake Rd
Raleigh

Sards Plumbing

2801 Margot's Ave
Wake Forest

Schwartz Plumbing Company

1129 Corporation Parkway
Raleigh

Scott Zimmerman Plumbing

7429 Saunders Rd
Willow Spring

Speedy Nelson

105 Rother Ln
Durham

Starr Service Co

300 Sherwee Dr
Raleigh

STEVE'S PLUMBING

PO BOX 209
Hillsborough

Straight Flush Plumbing

978 Mitchell Rd
Lillington

STREAMLINE PLUMBING & ELECTRIC INC

6521 Mt Herman Rd
Raleigh

Tri Pride Plumbing,LLC

7413 Six Forks Rd.
Raleigh

Triangle Emergency Plumbing

3305 Durham Dr.
Raleigh

Triangle Service Experts, Inc.

5929 Crepe Myrtle Ct
Raleigh

Turner Plumbing Service

PO Box 5244
Cary

VILLAGE PLUMBING CO. INC.

436 NORTHSIDE DR.
Chapel Hill

Wake Sewer & Drain Cleaning

121 W Morgan St
Raleigh

Walker's Plumbing Service

PO Box 71267
Durham

WT Murphy Plumbing Co

412 Shambley Rd
Mebane

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