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"My wife was home to let
in to make the repair to our pipes. She asked him a series of questions about the causes of our leak (e.g. is it a typical "pin" hole leak," should the water heater anode be replaced, are there apparent similar issues in other visible pipes).
provided accessible explanations in response to all of these questions. He also explained what he was doing at every step of the repair process. As people who are very interested in the details and rationales behind the root cause of the plumbing issue and the course of repair,
was the perfect professional to meet our needs. He was patient, friendly, and knowledgeable, and we would call him again without hesitation. Highly recommended for his professionalism, particularly for those that appreciate coherent explanations.
Rated by
Laurel C.
"Upon returning from a one week vacation, I found that my utility room floor was dirty was dried sludge and dirt. It was clear that Upon returning from vacation I went to the utility" room and found that during our absence the basement drain had experienced an overflow situation. Since we'd been away during a time of heavy rains, I feared that I was having backup coming from outside the house. Worse yet, I discovered the problem on a Monday night and heavy, flooding rains were expected on Tuesday! Monday night, I spent a couple hours on Angie's List researching general plumbing companies and drain cleaning companies. After reading dozens and dozens of reviews on numerous companies, it was clear that
would be my best choice. I called first thing Tuesday morning and was both shocked and pleased to get an appointment for that same day! The technician
arrived right on schedule, assessed the situation in the basement, asked questions about the household's use of water the previous week, etc. After running water in various parts of the house, it was clear that the problem stemmed from the shower drain which was likely clogged close to the basement drain. This was good news! At least it was a back-up of shower water and not the waste of my neighbors backing up from the outside sewers!
explained the options for clearing the drain and suggested using a medium snake. I approved moving forward with the work and 30 minutes later water was flowing freely through the drain.
cleaned everything up very well...the basement was cleaner and fresher smelling that before this issue started! I was very pleased with the entire process...from the ease of scheduling the appointment, to the punctuality and professionalism of
to (most importantly!) the successful resolution of my problem. Upon leaving,
was very clear...they stand behind their work and if I had any problems, concerns or questions I should call them! It was a pleasure working with
on this very unpleasant job!
Rated by
Sonjia W.
"I have used
before and am pleased with their work. I brought this big deal thinking I need to have my pipes cleaned. When the plumber arrived, he told me I" did not need my pipes clean. However, he told me there was a $20 service charge for him coming to my residence, but I could use the remaining $80 in the future.

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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

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!
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
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
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.
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

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Great! They were able to come out the day after I called. Super prompt and professional. Wonderful service. We will definitely use again if similar problems arise.
- Jon G.

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- Doloris M.

The Plummer arrived on time, unclogged the drain which a previous Plummer could not. Clean up the area. Informed me that he made a small scuff
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- Carl T.

My experience was great in all respects except price (and the quality was worth the cost). I had a clogged drain line on one floor affecting the toilet, shower and sink, and needed to install a toilet on another floor. Someone contacted me immediately (very pleasant conversation) and the work was done within a few days. The technician
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gave me a call an hour in advance and was there exactly when he said he would be. He worked diligently and with the minimum mess to open/clean the drain and install the toilet, fixing a valve leak in the process, cleaned up 100% (even removed old toilet), communicated well, and everything has continued to work perfectly since the service date. It wasn't cheap but I really just wanted the work done and done well, and this is exactly what I got. Highly recommended.
- Alison M.

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is a total professional--thorough, trustworthy, very easy to work with. He diagnosed the problem and solved it with great sensitivity to cost considerations, and we trusted him to identify what was necessary and to do it at the lowest cost.
- Sonja R.

He got the clog out so I'm satisfied with the work, but it didn't take more than 20 min. so $259 felt very steep. I was looking to pay about half that. The technician was professional and competent.
- Reid H.

The price ($220) was a little higher than what others quoted but I needed to get the issue fixed quickly so I was OK with it.
The problem - her email responses were not helpful. That is, I initially asked for an estimate and if she had any availability in the near future. She immediately responded with a short answer on the cost, no response to availability. I emailed back asking if she could come that weekend. Her response was no, she was in Baltimore. Again, not helpful. I emailed asking when the earliest was she could come. She quickly responded with one word: Monday (no other details).
At that point, I responded that Monday could work, and that I was copying my wife who would be the most likely person available, and I asked approximately what time she had availability.
And... zero response from her after that. Not sure why, but because her emails were so unhelpful to begin with (pulling teeth to get helpful information, it felt like), I just gave up. And I found it curious that she was very responsive via email until I wrote that I (a female) had a wife. I sure hope it's not an anti gay thing. But either way, I won't reach out to her again.
- Angie W.

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2010 Corporate Ridge

4FastPlumber LLC

13841 Pine Ln

A & J Home Remodeling

3212 South 13th Road

A Action Services LLC

6404 Telegraph Rd

A D White Plumbing & Heating

3834 Mount Olney Ln

A H Jordan Plumbing & Mechanic LLC

1818 New York Ave NE Ste 113


906 Montgomery Street

Ambassador Services Inc

10330 S Dolfield Rd

Amercians Choice Services

11213 Smithfield Rd

American Masters Plumbing Co LLC

1624 28th St SE

American Plumbing Inc

7240 Telegraph Square Dr

AmeriLatin LLC

12100 Bayswater Rd

Amore Enterprises LLC

8519 Woodville Rd

Anders Plumbing

8209 Chestnut Grove Rd

Andre's Technology Empire

1200 Delaware Avenue SW Suite 303

Appleton Campbell

100 E Franklin St



Area Construction

12339 Folkstone Drive

Argent Heating And Cooling LLC

501 Church Street NE

Bachman Plumbing

8705 Tarrytown Dr




1430 Galena Rd


14844 Cranoke St

Beltway Cleaning Systems

12304 Hillmeade Station Dr

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing

2600 Forest Glen Rd

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing

2702 Back Acre Cir

BK Contracts

120 Halifax Ave




11216 Dewey Rd

C & C Plumbing

4308 Knowles Ave.





Calix Plumbing LLC

14056 Madrigal Dr.

Cameron Plumbing, Inc.

11900 Livingston Rd.

Cardinal Plumbing

7371 Atlas Walk Way



Carlos Camayo

9290 Towerside Drive



Complete Enhancement, LLC

6103 Baltimore Avenue

Complete Heating & Cooling

41-B Clarion Drive

Complete Plumbing Services LLC

433 Stratford Avenue

Covenant Plumbing LLC

618 Centerpoint Way


8421 Hilltop Rd


5301 Holland Dr

Dawson Plumbing Inc.

40024 Quarter Branch Rd

Dawson's Plumbing

7511 Little River Tpke

DB's Plumbing & Drain

4137 Marjon Ct

Dean's Right Time Plumbing

6874 Caravan Court

Denny & Gardner

506 Shaw Rd

Denver's Plumbing

3110 Hall Ct

Diamond Plumbing LLC

12803 Beaverdale Ln

Drainline Express, LLC

5023 Wissioming Rd

Durance Plumbing

621 Admiral Drive #308

Duvall Corp

8103 B Centreville Rd

Emerald Plumbing

4645 Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave NE

Emerald Plumbing Co.

3180 Draper Drive

EMS General Contractors LLC

14614 Birchdale Ave




10227 Antietam Ave.



five handyman llc

10209 leslie ct apt 306



Foley Plumbing Inc

10111 Greeley Ave

Foley Plumbing Inc

6583 Merchant Place


5714 16th St NW

Franconia Plumbing LLC

5464 Peaceful Ter

Franklin Construction LLC

10377 Green Holly Ter

Fred and Son Plumbing

4911 Aspen Hill Rd.

Free Line Inc

9244 E Hampton Dr

Fridinger-Richie Co Inc

132 E Washington St

General Repairs LLC

4901 Manor Avenue


11826 PIKA DR

George The Plumber

2608 Redmiles Dr

Gerber HandyMan Services

5556 Neddleton Ave

Gladhill Plumbing & Heating Inc

10510 Woodsboro Pike

Golden Plumbing Services

21704 Crescent Park Sq

Graham Restoration LLC

11271 James Madison highway

Grass Roots Inc

PO Box 6054


5123 Crittenden St

Handyman Ashburn

43350 Greyswallow Terrace

Handyman Connection of Maryland

19520 Club House Road

Handywoman Services

13500 Youngwood Turn

Harvey W Hottel Inc

18900 Woodfield Rd

Haynes Plumbing

10509 Lanham Severn Rd.

Haynes Plumbing LLC

2824 F Dorr Ave





HMS Plumbing

10319 Piper Ln

Hollin Hall Plumbing

5221 Franconia rd #10154

Home Contractors Plus

8402 Quill Point Dr

Home Town Plumbing, LLC

6423 Carriage Drive


10476 Business Center Ct

Homeowners Discount Plumbing

2928 PS Business Ctr Dr

Homepros Contracting

12612 Izaakwalgon Drive

Honest Abe Plumbing Heating & Cooling

7095 Milford Industrial Rd.

House Doctors

218 N Lee St

HP Building Electric Llc

140 Little Falls St Ste 103

HPC Maintenance, LLC

4010 Brussels Way



Ideal Plumbing Services

8024 Tyson Oaks Circle


15751 Crabbs Branch Way

J.E. Merino Plumbing

3610 Freeport Ct

J.J. Handyman Services

3022 Javier Road

J.R Remodeling Inc

1485 Eden Drive

Jaks Services Inc

9113 Glenville Rd

James A Wheat & Sons Inc

7834 Beechcraft Ave.

Jav Remodeling

1320 Old Chain Bridge Rd



Jim Stalp Handyworks

7418 Dunston St

Jim's Inc.

PO Box 5451

Jimmy Greer Plumbing

5048 Free State Road

John C Flood of Virginia

6430 General Green Way

John G Webster

10738 Tucker St

John H. Seipel

6718 Newman Rd

John Nugent & Sons Inc

1387 Chain Bridge Rd

Jordans Home Improvements

60 Old Chestnut Dr

Joseph C Bauer Inc

8035 A Penn Randall Pl



JPG Plumbing Services, Inc.

8260 Patuxent Range Rd Ste H

JR Snider Plumbing

104 S Pendleton St



Juan Linares

2822 Lindel St

JW Home Improvement

1390 Chain Bridge Rd

Kargmans Inc

10429 Reisterstown Rd

Larry Doyle Roofing & Remodeling

150 south sterling blvd

Larry's Plumbing

Washington, D.C.

Len The Plumber

1552 Ridgely St

Leverage Contractors Inc

7424 Prince George Rd

Liberty Plumbing

4264 D Entre Ct

Line Locators Inc

42232 Green Meadow Ln

Lorenzo's Plumbing Inc.

12458 A Liberty Bridge Rd





M E Flow Inc

12 Cardinal Park Dr

M&M Quality Home Improvements LLC

6032 Gholson Bridge Ct.


5840 Cameron Run Terrace





Mady-Sons Inc

386 Maple Ave East

Mag plumbing & Remodeling

4910 Wakefield Chaple Rd

Magna Construction

2405 Benning Rd NE

Magnolia Plumbing Inc

600 Gallatin St NE

Matt Engel

P.O. Box 5543

McCarthy Services

8198 Terminal Rd

McDaniel Service Inc

7300 Lockport Pl

Michael & Son Services Inc

5740 General Washington Dr

Michael Albarelli

104 Balmoral Dr E

Michael C Bower

3981 Dumfries Road

Molina's Contruction INC

7532 Quail Run Ln

Moore Construction Group LLC

7200 Fullerton Road


Po Box 2347

MP Home Repair

2912 Kings Chapel Rd

MPM Plumbing

5 mineral springs ct.

mr fixer improvement, llc

2925 nelson pl se

Mr Rooter Plumbing - Frederick

7138 English Muffin Way

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