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"very badly. there was obvious leakage behind the shower wall. a man came in and after he cut a foot of perfectly good tubing he called his supervisor who pressured" us to re plumb the entire house for $13,000. After we said we just wanted the leak fixed, the same worker came back cut a 2x5 foot hole and repaired the leak at the manifold. He proceeded to use his shop vac to remove the plaster debris. But once he opened it, the wall had mold. He did not cover the furniture, paintings etc and aspirated the plaster with the mold. His vac did not function properly and blew back the plaster debris with the mold into the bedroom. I was at work but my husband said that the dust was so thick in the room you could hardly see. In addition there were five grease spots and tools left on the bedroom carpet We called the assurance adjuster; she advised us to get some mold remover spray and cover the hole with plastic sheet until the proper HAZMAT people could be called to remove the mold entirely. That took four days of having the bathroom tented and us living in separate bedrooms. I send a report to the BBB and a letter of discontent to
and cooling. I received an apologetic.phone call from the CEO who promised to do right by us. I mentioned that the $1,400 dollars he charged us was excessive and the treatment unprofessional. We are still waiting

-PATRICIA F.

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"How did it go? It was great!!! I received a response within hours not days. I was told they would be out on Monday morning and they were. The above two statements" may seem unimportant, but believe me if anyone has had similar experience like mine they to would be singing
praises as well. However, that was just the beginning. What can one say about plumbing. Well there was a leak and they fixed it and at the rate I was quoted. BUT: there was more. It was the way the work was done: professionally-friendly and polite with no sarcasm or complaints. I also received tactful explanations instead of criticism since in live in an older home as to what had caused the problem that soooooo many other plumbers were unable to find. I don't feel that the plumbing problem was all that common but
didn't give up. He stuck it out until the actual problem was found and then he fixed it. All this was accomplished within a couple of hours and there was no mess for me to clean-up. I would most definitely call on them again if I ever have any plumbing problems and I have also told family and friends. Thank you

-Candy C.

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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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was the representative that came to my house. I asked if he was a licensed plumber. He responded that he just reads about it. I believe he was joking?
The cost seemed extremely high. They quoted me $705.96 to fix the shut off valve in my
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- Chris G.
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During dinner on Wednesday night, I heard the sound of rushing water from our basement game room. I went downstairs and opened the door to our storage room (about a 4X12 foot space), only to discover water gushing from an overhead pipe. I turned off the main water control to the house, but even though it took only a few seconds, I was completely drenched. The storage room floor had about a half-inch of water, and many of the items on the shelving units in there were wet. I called
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returned my call within minutes. After making sure that I had turned off the water, he told me he'd be at our house as soon as he completed the job he was on at the moment. He was here within an hour, and he quickly fixed the problem, soldering the broken pipe. He also arranged for his apprentice to come out that same night to begin the process of drying out the room.
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arrived within another hour, bringing the equipment and setting it up. He even took individual items off the shelves and hand-dried them for us. The following night,
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I can't say enough about
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, as well as all their employees, are always professional and friendly and incredibly good at their jobs. I would hire them again in a second (obviously), and I would urge anyone with any kind of plumbing problem to call
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- ROBERT G.
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They arrived right on time and made a quick diagnosis of the problem after I showed them the areas where I saw the leak was occurring. After doing some quick measurements in the basement to determine where they'd need to open the wall upstairs to gain access to the pipe,
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carefully opened up the wall and was able to locate a hairline fracture in the pipe about 4-5 inches long. It didn't take them long at all to cut the section of broken pipe out and replace it with a plastic piece. Now there's no leaking from the pipe anymore and my basement no longer has a puddle of water collecting around the stack. They were very courteous and friendly, they thoroughly explained everything and they walked me through each step, even helping me take photos so I could show my other half (who was at work) the work they were doing. I was prepared for a worse-case scenario, and luckily it only took them 2.5 hours and the cost of the repair was very reasonable and affordable.
- Greg K.
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has always been very quick to respond and quick to schedule appointments. They have also always been extremely fair with their prices which I feel like is a rare find. I have never been worried about being taken advantage of with this company and they have always been professional, responsive, and well-organized. I will continue to use this company in the future.
- Kathleen G.
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Quoted the price in advance over the phone and held to it. On time, took about as long as expected. Cleaned up the work area well. Did some minor drain clean out at no extra cost. Made no effort to upsell any services, something that has annoyed me in the past with other service companies.
- James R.
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arrived within the scheduled time and after assessing the situation and changing a washer, told me that my old faucet was in great shape and that he would be happy to replace it but that at the moment replacement was not indicated as we were able to stop the dripping. with the washer replacement. He didn't charge me for his time and I was able to get a refund. I appreciated his honesty and would definitely recommend this company if a fair deal and honest service is what you are looking for.
- Liis T.
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Since the drywall ceiling had already collapsed from the weight of the water,
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had easy access to see what happened and why. He said the cold water supply line to the upstairs island sink had broken from freezing. At first he thought that there must be some nearby outside hose bib that was the source of the cold. He looked around and noted that this water line ran directly under the upstairs kitchen stovetop downdraft vent that vents directly to the outside of the house. The tube was very cold and very cold air was back between the joists where the ceiling was still intact and where the vent runs. He said that it was the pipe freezing that caused the break. I asked him what to do to prevent in the future and he suggested that I get some flexible winterizing-type tubing like the kind that was wrapped around my hot water line (he said he didn't have any with him but that I could get it at Home Depot) to wrap around the water line between it and the vent. He said that they sell stuff that has adhesive on it so that you can just wrap it around and the sticky stuff will hold it on the pipe. Water service was restored in about 1/2 hour.
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was great. He explained things well and answered our questions and was very professional--not to mention very efficient.
- Eleanor N.
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was very quick, professional and honest. The price was the same as the estimate provided over the phone. I thought the per hour was a little expensive, but that may be the running rate for plumbing. all in all I'd use this company again.
- Ronald D.

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PO Box 26
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A & I MECHANICAL SVC INC

37 COMMERCIAL ST
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A & J Plumbing

59 Osborne Rd.
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A REAL PLUMBER

26 TICE RD
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Acute Builders LLC

19 New Hampshire Ave
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Adams Heating & Cooling Inc

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Ado Construction

215 Sand creek rd
Albany

Advanced Mechanical

37 Western Ave
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Affordable Remodeling LLC

7967 Mykala St. NE

Albany Plumbing

231 Central Avenue
Albany

Albany Tankless Water Heaters

260 Osborne Rd.
Albany

All Around My Home Solutions

106 Clamsteam Road
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All Points Construction

PO Box 237
Greenville

Allura Solar

2575 Johnson Rd
Schenectady

Almindo Plumbing LLC

1 Norge Rd
Delmar

American Home Shield

889 Ridge Lake Blvd

Amore Builder's

p.o. box 1752
Latham

ANTHONY CERONE BUILDING SERVICES

382 BLUE FACTORY RD
Averill Park

Appolo Heating Inc

868 Burdeck St
Schenectady

ARK Water Solutions

105 Wyman Street
Scotia

AW Construction

9 Chipmunk Chase
Saratoga Springs

B and M construction

5 wembly place
Gansevoort

Bath Fitter

1839 Central Avenue
Colonie

Bath Remodel Pro Inc

7 Maple Ave
Watervliet

Bell Energy Systems Team Inc

365 Broadway
Saratoga Springs

Bennett Contracting Inc

693 S Pearl St
Albany

Bischoff Remodeling Inc

212 Gutha Rd
Delanson

Brant Dean

11 Oak Ln
Stillwater

C & E Rothermel Inc

Po Box 401
Kinderhook

C.W. Davis

11 Jones Lane
East Berne

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Capital District Construction

22 Pinewood Rd
Guilderland

CAPITOL DISTRICT SUPPLY CO INC

252 WASHINGTON STREET
Saratoga Springs

Champion Window of Albany

12 Petra Lane
Albany

Chas G Burch Supply Co

760 State St
Schenectady

Chase Contracting

PO Box 61
Ballston Spa

Clear Water Pools

1100 Rte 29
Greenwich

Compass Realty, Inc

PO Box 272
Cropseyville

CONCEPTS IN COMFORT

220 OLD QUEECHY RD
Canaan

Couture Contracting & Modular Homes

383 Stuffle Street
Cropseyville

Creative Interiors

58 Arcadia Ct.

CTC Mechanical

P.O. Box 6276
Albany

Custom Contractors

124 Paine St
Green Island

Custom Cuts Building and Remodeling Inc.

133 Lower Herrington Rd.
Johnsonville

D & R CONTRACTING

41 Devonshire Way
Clifton Park

David P Garrity Plumbing & Heating LLC

112 Sagendorf Rd
East Greenbush

DecoGranites Inc

155 Ushers Rd
Round Lake

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Duell Plumbing, Heating and Cooling

165 Freemans Bridge Road
Glenville

Dwight Plumbing and Heating Inc

455 South St
Rensselaer

Dymling + McAvoy INC

P.O. Box 820
New Lebanon

Dynamic Kitchens and Baths

15 Thistlewood Dr
Queensbury

E & M Construction

443 Wilson Hill Rd
Hoosick Falls

Elite Home Renovations

116 Bluebird Terrace
Fort Edward

ELMONT TILE CO & Plumbing

389 MILLER RD
Rexford

Empire State Plumbing, Inc

260 Osborne Rd
Albany

Excellent Exterior and Deck Company

481 Miller Rd
Clifton Park

Excellent Quality Home Improvement

82 Bradford Street
Albany

Farrell Brothers Inc

6 Simmons Ln
Albany

Father & Son Home Improvements

114 9th Street
Saratoga Springs

Fixd It

Averill Park

Funari Plumbing and Electric Inc

32 Broderick Street
Albany

G T HOME IMPROVEMENTS

PO BOX 311
New Baltimore

Get it Done Contracting

2nd street
Albany

GILCO CONSTRUCTION GROUP LLC

2785 MARIAVILLE ROAD
Schenectady

Greenwood Contracting, Inc.

18 Lincoln Ave.
Watervliet

GREG MUELLER

289 MELICK RD
Canajoharie

GUILDERLAND PUMP INC

6230 HAWES RD
Altamont

H2O Solutions

2401 Rte 9
Mechanicville

HANDIMAXX

Watervliet

Hardworkin John

PO BOX 476
Delmar

HOME DEPOT

600 N GREENBUSH RD
Rensselaer

Home Helpers Co-Op

111 Columbia Tp
Rensselar

Hunt Companies, Inc.

515 County Route 45
Argyle

I & T Building Mechanics

Albany ST
Schenectady

ICC CONSTRUCTION

136 DAVIS AVE
Waterford

Inside Out Construction

219 River Rd
Glenmont

Isis Heating and Air-Conditioning

70 osborne street
Albany

J C RUSSELL GENERAL CONTRACTOR

503 SACANDAGA RD
Schenectady

J R Donnelly Llc

PO Box 180
Rensselear

Jade Enterprises

2543 County Hwy 107
Amsterdam

Jamcore Home Improvements

31 Collegeview Dr
Albany

James & Doraine Bushnell

43 Martins Hill
Ravena

JAMES D WARREN & SON INC

69 4TH AVE
Albany

JDC Contracting

52 Phillips St
Amsterdam

Jellco Construction INC

PO Box 4550
Saratoga Springs

JMM Plumbing & Repair

27 Glenwood St
Albany

jnd tree service

110 forbes st
Amsterdam

JPH Property Solutions, LLC

1121 McClellan Street
Schenectady

JR HOME IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR

384 BLOSSOM HILL RD
Ravena

JRS-Handyman

100 Lawrence St
Rensselaer

JS Services

340 Dunham Hollow Rd
Averill Park

Kearns Company

3 Horseshoe Bnd
Ballston Spa

Kenny's Homework

239 Antone Rd
Corinth

Kepner Kitchens LLC

22 Rugby Rd
East Greenbush

LAWLOR CONSTRUCTION LLC

467 KNICKERBOCKER RD
Schodack Landing

Leslie's Roofing LLC

6220 Falcon Ln

Level Best LLC

207 Riverview Rd
Rexford

Living Water Service

52 Fairway Blvd
Gansevoort

LMN Construction

18 Ethel Dr
Albany

Long Energy

170 Myrtle Ave
Albany

Mark Kaczala Plumbing & Htg

25 Dodge St
Wynantskill

MAROTTA CUSTOM REMODELING

1105 TRINITY AVE
Schenectady

McBain Carpentry Services

2519 2nd Ave
Watervliet

Michael's Plumbing & Heating

PO Box 166
Cropseyville

Mike Darling Construction

220 Oakwood Ave
Troy

Mr Fix It

5-B Cypress Point
Clifton Park

Mulholland's On Call Plumbing and Heating

99 Walworth St
Saratoga Springs

MUSTARI MECHANICAL SYSTEMS

12 FAIRWAY CT
Albany

My Dryer Vent Guy

PO Box 4530
Schenectady

Naum Shkaf Painting and Roofing

1420 Best Rd.
East Greenbush

New Scotland Tile & Marble Inc

378 New Salem Rd
Voorheesville

Night Owl Mechanical

105 County Route 312
Westerlo

NML Contracting & Roofing

PO Box 11213
Albany

Northeastern Masonry & Chimney

1650 US Rte 9W
Selkirk

NuFlush

5195 Marshall St

NY REPLACEMENT PARTS CORP

16 INDUSTRY ST
Poughkeepsie

PC contracting

7 Curt Blvd.
Saratoga Springs

Pete The Plumber NY

492 Giffords Church Rd.
Schenectady

PIPELINE PLUMBING AND HEATING

5 HIGHFELD LN
Albany

Prestige Plumbing Services inc.

1065 Beverly St.
Rotterdam

Price Mechanical Contraacting

PO Box 176
West Lebanon

Quality P.M., Inc

199 Delaware Ave # 1
Delmar

ReBath of Albany

9 Solar Dr
Clifton Park

Rich Construction

PO BOX 733
Nassau

Richard's All Around Home and Property Management

1306 Buskirk West Hoosick Road
Buskirk

RJK Renovations

900 Rock City Rd
Ballston Spa

RM Construction

2772 Maida Lane
Schenectady

ROBERT H GOYER INC

3726 NY HWY 43
West Sand Lake

Rolling Rooter

178 Beaver Dam Rd
Selkirk

Ron's PropertyMaintenance Inc

12 Kenlyn Drive
Albany

ROTTERDAM SEPTIC SYSTEMS INC

22 Iroquois St
Rotterdam Junction

S C Bass Plumbing Inc

486 Central Ave
Albany

S.Y.N.N. Enterprise

3 Elm St
Nassau

SandStar Remodeling

1203 W Marion Ave

Saratoga Builders LLC

8 Champion Ln
Saratoga Springs

SCHIRMER & SONS INC PLUMBING AND HEATING

360 SNYDERS CORNER RD
Averill Park

Sj Roberts Plumbing

po box 454
Broadalbin

SJH Enterprises

5 Wildwwod Drive

SK Plumbing

Johnsonville

SKYLANDS SERVICES, INC

50D Delaware Ave
Delmar

Southwood services

31 Fisher Blvd
Slingerlands

T & T Construction

1358 Van Antwerp Road
Niskayuna

Taylor'd

422 Vley Rd
Schenectady

Testo Kitchens Inc

495 Campbell Ave
Troy

THE BUILDING CONNECTION

34 SHERWOOD LN
Burnt Hills

The Glass Guru

1 Hillview Ave
Rensselaer

The Magical Tile Wizard LLC

132 Fellows Rd
Clifton Park

Today's Total Home

1117 McClellan St
Schenectady

Versatile

470 Troy Schenectady Rd.
Latham

W R L CONTRACTORS

1817 RTE 43
Averill Park

Water Resource Technologies

860 Hudson River Rd
Mechanicville

WAYNE'S PLUMBING & HEATING

918 Sacandaga Rd
Schenectady

WTPI Service

PO Box 1146

yankee home improvement

7 vista drive
Scotia

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