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my home rather than fixing the plumbing problem because it was the better solution. It is useless to fix the problem when the" pipes are actually 50 years old. Sooner or later, another problem would appear and it would be a hassle to call another plumber again. Moreover, it would put me at ease knowing that the pipes are new and won’t burst anytime. The estimator came on time and showed a “can do” attitude. This was reassuring. The estimate came 30% less than the first company and the work was completed within 2 days instead of the 5 days the other company have promised. It was quality work. Yes, other company may match them but I
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First - NOT full septic tank - if that was the case you would be getting backup of sewage into the lowest drains in the house, and possible very slow flushing or refusal to drain out of the bowl - the opposite of your case.

Second - I assume you are the owner. If a renter or on a lease, this type of problem may be the responsibility of your landlord, depending on the terms of your lease or rental agreement.

OK - two possible situations here - low water in BOWL, or low water in TANK. I am assuming your toilet flushes OK, with adequate water to clean out the bowl, and that it is a typical type toilet with a tank sitting on the back of the bowl. If this is not the case and it is a designer toilet or looks like those at public restrooms (no tank), then the BOWL answers still apply if it is initially refilling OK, but if not enough refill water coming in at all then call a plumber.

First, low water in the toilet BOWL case. If the water in the toilet BOWL is low after flushing, I see four likely causes, in order of most likelihood -

1) the fill valve is not putting enough water into the toilet bowl. If you take the top off the tank, you will see a small hose (typically black plastic) coming from the fill valve (a vertical mechanism, usually at left side of tank, that the incoming water tube or flex hose connects to the bottom of on the bottom side of the tank). While the tank is refilling after a flush, a steady but not large flow of water flows through this fill tube and down into a vertical pipe or tube (usually brass or plastic and about 3/4 inch diameter, which stands almost full height of tank). The small tube puts water into this pipe, from where it flows into and refills the toilet bowl. This is also the overflow tube, which keeps the tank from overflowing if the fill valve fails to shut off. If the fill valve has a problem or the fill tube has a blockage, it may not be letting enough water into the bowl. Also, check the tube is actually pointed down into the overflow tube - if the clip came loose, rusted away or broke, then it may just be filling the toilet tank rather than the bowl. Check that a steady flow (will not be a real foreceful jet) of water is flowing out of this tube into the overflow pipe while the toilet tank is refilling. You should also see the bowl filling up at this time. If it come in but does not fill high enough because it does not run long enough, some fill valves have an adjustment - check fill valve manufacturer website for instructions. Others just have to be replaced - doable if you are handy at home repairs (see web videos on how to do it), or call a plumber for probably about $150-200 to replace fill valve (have him replace the flapper valve at same time if you get this done).

2) there is something like a rag or string caught in the trap (the waste passage within the toilet body itself) which is slowly wicking the bowl water down the drain - would be solved by a good snaking. If this is the case, the bowl will fill fully after flushing, but then slowly (typically many minutes to hours) drain down to just filling the start of the oval or round drain passageway where the waste passage starts to curve up into the toilet body.

3) blocked sewer vent pipe (which vents sewer gas and lets air into the sewer system so when you flush the traps in drains and toilets and such do not get sucked dry by the vacumn caused by the exiting flow. If this is the problem, then several drains in your house may have the same problem, or drain slowly. When you flush, the water will drain totally down the pipe and almost all the water in the bowl and trap will go down the drain too, typically with a gurgling sound for a few seconds at the end as the air seal is broken in the trap, then a small amount of water will flow back from the trap into the bowl, leaving you with water in the entrance curve to the trap but nowhere near normal height in the bowl - maybe not even enough to fill the entrance of the drain passage.

4) a crack in the toilet, letting water gradually leak out of the bowl onto the floor or into the subfloor. If this has been going on for long at all you should see water on the floor, or water coming out in the ceiling downstairs, or in the basement or crawl space under the toilet.

Case 2 - the problem is low water in the toilet TANK - since this is a sudden problem, two likely causes:

1)  the float arm has corroded or the float setting has moved. Look in tank for any broken part. You may have a black ball on the end of a metal or plastic arm connected to the fill valve (which is the part, normally at the left side of the tank, that the flexible or copper tubing comes into at the bottom of the tank), or it may be a sliding cylindrical float that slides up and down on the fill valve (typically all plastic) - see if it is broken or loose or alll corroded up (for the arm type). When you flush, this float hangs down (if lever type) or slides down the fill valve (cylinder type), opening the fill valve so fresh water comes in to fill the tank and bowl. As the tank fills it lifts this float, till at the proper elevation the bouyancy of the float shuts off the fill valve. If the setting on this float has changed then it will either cause the toilet to "run" continually because it is trying to overfill the tank (float shuts off at too high a level, so water is continuously flowing down into the overflow tube and into the bowl); or it will shut off too soon, causing only a partial tank fill. There are adjustments to adjust the float shutoff setting - typically an adjustment xxxx on the arm-type, and a slider stop clip on a small rod for the sliding type. See web videos on how to adjust this, or call a plumber.

2) your flapper valve (in bottom of tank, the part a chain or cord or rod connects to the flush handle, which opens it when you flush the toilet, leaks. If it leaks AND the fill valve is working, the tank level drops till the fill valve opens, then the tank refills. This repeats at intervals, with the tank refilling periodically even though it has not been flushed. May need new flapper valve or just a good wiping of the sealing surface to remove grit that is causin it to leak. If this is the problem you will have a slight flow of water into the bowl continually, and will probably see a slight ripple in the toilet bowl.

3) water is leaking out of the fittings or bolt holes on the bottom of the tank. If this is happening enough to make you notice low takn water level, the tank will refill periodically the same as if the flapper valve is leaking, plus you will have water on the floor and dripping off the bottom of the tank.

 

Fill valve and flapper valves each cost around $15 if you do it yourself (you can buy just replacement flapper for less if that is the problem and the matching seal is good, but that is rarely the case). A plumber call to replace both probably $150-200, ASSUMING your water shutoff valve (at the wall, under the tank, with a flex or copper tube coming fromit up to the toilet tank) will work.. If it will not shut off the flow of water, then add another $50-150 to replace that, depending on how it is plumbed and whether he has to cut into the wall to replace it (rarely required). If you do go and have a plumber do it, have both the fill valve and flapper valve (and flush handle, if aluminum or brass and corroded) replaced at the same time, as all tend to go out with age - every 10 years or so. You don't want to have to call the plumber to replace another part in just a year or two.

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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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Well , you've certainly started a debate that will endure forever , but personally , having worked with both products , PEX is a better product . Now granted , the 1st time i used it

I was not impressed , cause it leaked.......NOT because the product was at fault, it was because I did not understand how to use the product !

The trick to using Pex , is to make certain that the fittings seat, they MUST be pushed together with force, and if you do not push with force to get the seat to seal, it leaks .

Therefore , when using PEX , you have constantly to be aware of leaving room to make your connections -Properly !

The beauty of PEX is that it bends , it is flexible and decreases the labor factor ,although the connection costs are often 100-300 % higher than copper , but again , it can cut labor costs in half  and it is safer to work with,  NO FLAMEs!

Plumber reviews in Wagener

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Immediate and courteous communication; contacted me the moment I purchased an Angie's List deal. Very professional staff. I was pleased with how soon they could come out to my rental property. Technician did a great job and communicated with me and the tenants about arrival time. We will use this contractor again.
- Nicole L.
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This was one of my biggest mistakes of my life (buying $200 worth of service by
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to install a recessed water box where my new refrigerator was going to be installed later the same day. I asked them for an approximate estimate over the phone and they told me they couldn't give me one until they showed up at my house. When the technician arrived at my house, he told me it would cost me $623. I told him that was very high for just installing a recessed water box. I then asked him what the breakdown for the parts and labor are going to be. He then told me he couldn't give me the breakdown and he had got the price from the price book that he was carrying with him and it is a fixed price that his company charges (he showed me his price book). I can't understand if the price is fixed, why they couldn't tell me the price when I had called them a week ago. When I told the technician I was going to leave my feed back on Angie's List about their high prices, he told me he did not want to do the job for me. I told him I really needed the work done that day before the installers for my new refrigerator showed up. I reminded him that I had partially paid for and arranged for this service a week ago and I did not think I could find another plumber within such a short notice for the same day. He refused to the work even when I told him I was going to pay for their unfairly high price (I called the Angie's List customer service while the technician was at my house and told them about the fact the technician was refusing to do the work. The Angie's List representative even heard the technician saying he was not going to do the work). The Angie's List customer care representative then gave me the name of several other Plumbing companies that were all "A" rated (
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was "B" rated before my rating). I called one of those companies and they were very professional and showed up at my house within an hour and they quoted a price of $368 for the same job that
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was going to do for $623. They completed the job to my total satisfaction and just in time before the installers for my refrigerator showed up. I am leaving an "A" rating for the other company who were so professional and with a much more reasonable price (they even waived their $49 service call fee!!). I WOULD NEVER DO ANY KIND OF BUSINESS WITH
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AGAIN. I guess there is a reason why their overall rating was "B" and not "A". From now on I am going to only use companies with an "A" rating on Angi's List.
- Ali B.
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I called
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at 6:50 AM and explained I had a shut-off valve leaking from the ceiling of my basement.
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Hessil answered the phone and said he would be out later in the afternoon around 4:00 or so.
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called at 3:50 PM stating he was on his way. He arrived at my house around 4:30. I showed him where the leak was and he got right to work. By around 5:10 he was finished. He replaced both the outer water outlet and the indoor shut-off valve. He showed me how it worked and he finished up. The work quality was very good. He was very professional and did a decent job. The cost of $230.00 less a $30.00 coupon I feel was excessive considering he was only here about 40 minutes. If the charge would have been around $125.00 I still think he would have made good money. That being said if the need came around I would call for his services in the future.
- paul C.
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Appointment was scheduled for 8:30 so I told work I would be late. Plumber called around 8:30 to say he was almost there but showed up after 9:00. Not a big deal. He showed up looking like he had been on a bender and was not happy to be working. Reeked of cigarette smoke and constantly left for cigarette breaks. Had to get a utility sink put in which didn't seem like that big of a job so I surprised it cost over $400!! He had to reinstall water lines to the washing machine but somehow that got messed up. I called and left a message after 5PM and got a call back same day. Very good except whoever I talked to wasn't happy I asked to have someone else out but said he could have someone I have worked with in the past out. Next day wife gets a call saying someone is on the way and it is the same guy. She was told only he was in the area and the person on the phone had an attitude about it. Like we were out of line asking for another person. Seriously. Why is that an issue?? We had to get the work done quick so he did come and fix the problem although he wasn't very happy to be there. I have had work done by them many times in the past and they always did a great job and I always felt the prices were fair when done by other plumbers. I referred friends to
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. This time we felt like we were treated like we were the problem and probably won't be using them again or making any referrals. My reviews reflect past experiences too so I gave them better reviews than if I just did it based on this one experience.
- Leonard N.
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Brown was polite and friendly. He appeared to know his job and worked quickly. The only complaint I have has nothing to do with
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. The company told me someone would arrive between 12 and 2pm. No one came until after 6pm.
- Doris O.
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and his assistance showed up right on time, they were very professional. Went straight to work to locate the leak issue that we had, discovered what the issue was, turns out to be something
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and easy to fix.
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made sure to clean up any debris that was caused from the open ceiling (that we had opened up) and trying to find the cause of the water damage. Both were professional, friendly, and efficient. They listened to what I had to say as well as spoke to my husband on the phone to help with the issue. Should I have any further plumbing issues or needs I will definitely contact
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- Vickie M.
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did a great job in re-sealing my sink. He went above and beyond making my sink water tight and did a great job. Very conscientious in keeping the site clean, educating me in the installation problem that was the original cause of the seal failure, and advise on how to avoid future problems. I will definitely use
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- Joyce A.
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My 15-year old garbage disposal was leaking like a
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answered. He was available for the time that I needed him even though it was late in the day. And even though my afternoon appointment kept me well after our set appointment time,
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re-arranged his schedule to accommodate my change in plans. The work was performed in a professional manner. He was easy and pleasant to deal with and charged me a fair price for his services. I will definitely use his company again for plumbing services. Thanks,
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- JB W.

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124 Woodcraft Dr
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111 PARKWOOD DR
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311 Harmon St.
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100 Blue Pine Ln
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7324 Fairmont Dr
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40 Pennington Dr
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975 Brookhaven Dr.
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Andy On Call

144 Holly Rd
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401 Huger St
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Best Rate Back Flow

3919 Amarilo Dr.

BR McGinty Mechanical Contractor

24320 Interstate 30
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6601 Platt
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Brown Construction

1378 Estes ln.
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Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Carolina Plumbing of SC, Inc.

1821 2 Notch Rd
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P.O. Box 440
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Cheryl Lynn Designs, LLC.

16 Mapleleaf Drive
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Columbia's Handyman

1852 Quail Cir
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CoolBack HVAC LLC

1174 coralbean way

Corley Security

114B Haygood Ave
Lexington

Cottrell & Co., Inc.

151 Whiteford Way
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Craftsman On Call

709 Woodrow St
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Crystal Pools

1101 Sparkleberry Lane Ext
Columbia

CRYSTALINE PRODUCTS

258 BRUNER RD
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D & D CONSTRUCTION

500 HARBISON BLVD
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Danielsen Plumbing Repairs

2732 Trotter Rd
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Danielsen Plumbing Repairs

1003 Virginia St
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Delta Mechanical Inc

2486 Lawrenceville Hwy

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100 Old Cherokee Rd
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8450 Westfield Blvd

Hollis Plumbing Co

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5130 Fernandina Rd
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Huckabee Plumbing & Gas

324 Water Tank Rd
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Jack Oliver's Pool Spa & Patio

3303 Forest Dr
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JCP & Sons Handymen

613 Williams Cir
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Jonathan Services Inc

405 Thomaston Ave
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Jonny's Home Services

640 Cedar Field Lane
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Karim Plumbing & Heating

1328 Winterwood Rd
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Keeping It Real Services

831 Summit Ave
Columbia

Leslie's Roofing LLC

6220 Falcon Ln

Leveled Renovations, LLC

PO Box 421
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Lexington Custom Builders Inc.

703 N Lake Dr
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Lexington Plumbing

350 Railroad Ave
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LOVETTS WELL PUMP REPAIR

221 LONGWOOD DR
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Lucas Construction

1330 D Ave
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M Dillon Construction, Inc.

PO Box 90472
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Meetze Plumbing Co Inc

10009 Broad River Rd
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Mike Foreman Home Improvements Inc

14646 ST Hwy 34 E
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MITCHUM CONSTRUCTION SERVICES

9801 DUNBARTON DR
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Moore Quality Builders

132 Walter Rawl Rd
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Mr Rooter of CSRA

4 Crest Rd
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Nation Custom Builders

121 Sandy Ln
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NuFlush

5195 Marshall St

Palmetto HomeStyle

203-C Dooley Rd
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Palmetto Water Solutions

234 Jacques Haven Rd
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Paul D. Bradley Plumbing

104 Revere Rd
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PIERCE & CATOE MECHANICAL

151 Business Park Drive
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Plans Unlimited Construction, LLC

141 Pelham Drive
Columbia

Plumb Pro

9997 Highway 78
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Plumbing Solutions

40 C Trotter Road, Unit B
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Premiere Window Cleaning

PO Box 5552
Columbia

R&J Remodeling

109 Tavern Fare Rd.
Columbia

Regal Cleaning Services

108 Parker St
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Renovation Innovation

109K Oak Wood Dr.
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Rise & Shine Plumbing Services, LLC

825 Langford Road
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SED MECHANICAL

207 OAK DR
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Servant Plumbing of Mt.Pleasant

POB 2070 Mount Pleasant
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Sherwoods Plumbing Services

1776 Morninglo Ln
Columbia

Shulers Plumbing Inc

842 Holland Ave
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Starr Mechanical Services LLC

149 Frye Rd
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Stone Interiors - South Carolina

131 Palmetto Ct
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Ted W Morton Builders

631 Ansel Ct
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144 MARLIN DRIVE
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901 STEBONDALE RD
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Thomas & Son'S

1830 South Lake Drive
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Tucker Electric Services

17 Northlake Rd
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Van De Grift Plumbing & Gas

1806 Sunnyside Dr
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2021 springvale rd

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