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jetted out our sewer line from our basement to the
as we requested. We also had him replace our sump pump which" was not operational. He was prompt and professional. His price was far below his competitors. I would highly recommend him to our friends and neighbors.

-Patricia L.

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"He charged me an additional $20 for the shop fee (glue, fuel, paper towel, gloves and other misc items.) I find this really underhanded. I asked him to do two small" things for me. He changed a shower head and tightened screws. He did that well. I wrote him a check for $20 for the two small items. I would have no complaints at all if I would not have been charged the additional $20 for the shop fee. I don't think this is a way to do business. He should have listed out and mentioned additional charges on the deal. They $20 was not clearly was not clearly on the ad. It said $79 and that's what I attended to pay. What you should have had was $99 plus tax.

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What are the warning signs of a main sewer line clog?

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Use a plunger as your first line of defense with a clogged toilet. It can also fix clogs in the bathtub or shower, but be sure to fill the base with an inch of water to help the plunger seal before plunging. (Photo by Katie Jacewicz)
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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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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 Provo

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A neighbor recommended them to me. My experience with them was pretty good. I asked him about another plumbing issue and he didn't have the parts. They were very polite and came when they said they were coming. They're clean.
- Jane P.
A

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Prompt, efficient, friendly. Came with the requested disposal, installed in less than 1/2 hour. Price was very fair especially since this was a Saturday call. This is our plumber we will always use him.
- Nancy F.
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I called
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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.
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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
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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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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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A Plus Sewer & Water Co.

2950 W 500 S
Salt Lake City

A+ Handyman West Valley

3731 S 4400 W
West Valley

A-1 Discount Home Improvement inc.

Post Office box 2207
Orem

Aaaa Plus Rooter

3434 E Bengal Blvd
Salt Lake City

Advanced Maintenance Inc

PO Box 1781
Draper

Akron Plumbing Inc

5966 Sugar Bowl Ln

All Utah Plumbing, Heating and Air

12948 so. 4490 w.
Riverton

AMBERSON PLUMBING

1300 E S TEMPLE
Salt Lake City

andrade property maintenance

4173 s 6180w
Salt Lake City

Atlas Maintenance LLC

449 W 100 S
Springville

B & E Rooter & Plumbing

160 Helm Ave
Salt Lake City

Basements & Beyond

4088 w 9470 s
South Jordan

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing

395 S 640 W
Pleasant Grove

Bert's Waterworks

21 S Center St
American Fork

BEST BUY APPLIANCE

665 N STATE ST
Orem

Big Sky Plumbing

288 S 500 W
Payson

Blake Llewellyn Plumbing

PO BOX 454
Salem

Captain Plumbing

741 East 9000 South Suite 201
Salt Lake City

CASPER PLUMBING INC.

8722 GRAND OAK DR
Salt Lake City

Cavalier Plumbing LLC

1961 E Longview Dr
Holladay

Certified Fire Inspections

3140 South 460 West

Chaparral Plumbing

8680 S. Monroe St., Ste. A
Sandy

Cheap-O-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Inc

13983 Hoyt Peak Cir
Riverton

Complete Pro Plumbing

2637 N 400 E # 352 F
Ogden

Connectionz Plumbing

1248 Spyglass Hill Dr.
Syracuse

Curry Plumbing and Heating Inc

222 Maple Street
Tooele

Dan The Man Plumbing, Inc.

9942 Flint Drive
Sandy

Dave Passey Plumbing & Heating

9511 S 1930 W
South Jordan

DCD Plumbing

1023 N 50 W
Orem

Don Boothe Plumbing

1903 Cecelia Circle
Salt Lake City

Drain Detectives

4024 South Cowan Way
Salt Lake City

Drain Snaker

PO Box 520072
Salt Lake City

Duncan Plumbing

2018 Sylvan Ave
Salt Lake City

ELECTRICAL & PLUMBING SVC.

107 so f street
Salt Lake City

Eric's Plumbing & Drain Cleaning

PO Box 1284
Spanish Fork

ESCO Services Inc

2525 S 300 W
Salt Lake City

Exquisite Plumbing Remodeling Heating and Air

1965 West 11800 South
Riverton

EZ-Rooter & Drain Cleaning

PO Box 57443
Salt Lake City

Flush Masters

PO Box 13023
Ogden

Glover Plumbing - Heating - Air

913 W 14600 S
Riverton

Glover Plumbing - Heating - Air

14587 South 790 West
Bluffdale

H&M Plumbing LLC

1146 N. Mustang Lane
Saratoga Springs

Hanks Plumbing

182 S 540 W
Orem

Happy Pipes Plumbing

9770 Winterwood Dr
Sandy

Harris-Dudley Plumbing Co

3039 S Specialty Circle
Salt Lake City

Healey Plumbing Inc

260 West 500 South
Spanish Fork

Healthy Home Plumbing & Heating

3150 Metropolitan Way
Salt Lake City

Inline Plumbing

689 W State St.
Lehi

JC REMODELING & HANDYMAN LLC

245w 120n
American Fork

John Bess Plumbing & Heating

7215 Aerie Hill Dr
West Jordan

Liberty Plumbing, Heating & Air

198 W 4860 South
Salt Lake City

Mac Plumbing & Heating

643 E 230 N
Lindon

Manwill Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning

385 East 3900 South
Salt Lake City

Master's Handyman

227 S 1065 W
Orem

MORTENSEN M4 PLUMBING & HEATING

124 S 200 W
Springville

Mountainwest Service Experts

71 Cutler Dr.
North Salt Lake

Munson Mechanical, Inc.

395 South 640 West
Pleasant Grove

O'Reilly Plumbing LLC

10971 Pleasant Hill Circle
Sandy

Old School Plumbing

4488 West 3240 South
Salt Lake City

Paul Davis Restoration

7065 Commerce Park Dr
Midvale

Paul's Plumbing LLC

1116 N 610 W
American Fork

Pipe Rehab Specialists

14443 Friendship Drive
Herriman

Plumb Crazy

1232 W 1500 N
Pleasant Grove

plumbing experts

po box 1733

Plumbing Plus

2021 South 1100 East
Salt Lake City

PN Plumbing

1352 N Fort Canyon Rd
Alpine

Roto-Rooter

729 W 1390 S
Salt Lake City

Shamrock Plumbing

340 West 500 N
North Salt Lake

Shawn Meyer

440 East 8680 South
Sandy

Stallion Plumbing & Drains

4956 W 6200 S
Salt Lake City

Superior Water & Air Inc

3536 South 1950 West
Salt Lake City

Terry's Plumbing Inc

4205 S 900 E
Salt Lake City

The Salt Lake City Plumber

360 South 200 West
Salt Lake City

Triple T Plumbing, Heating & Air

1550 N Main St
Spanish Fork

TRITON PLUMBING

6024 S 2200 W
Salt Lake City

Trusted Handyman

673 E 1650 S #A
Orem

Valley Plumbing and Drain Cleaning

510 West 9460 South
Sandy

West Jordan Concrete

5116 W 6435 S
West Jordan

White Knight Plumbing

PO Box 127
Midvale

WHITEWATER WHIRLPOOL BATH

377 N Marshell Way
Layton

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