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$ 290
May 2007
Tucson, Az
Underground leak found and fixed  more... close row
$ 250
Apr 2008
Foresthill, California
Plumber was very helpful with showerhead leak  more... close row
$ 1085
Feb 2008
Boise, ID
Relocating plumbing hookups  more... close row
$ 235
Mar 2008
Winston Salem NC
Water backing up into house  more... close row
$ 125
Aug 2007
North Olmsted, Ohio
Faucet cartrdige replaced in a kitchen sink  more... close row
$ 125
Mar 2008
Garland, TX
Paying a plumber after trying to do it yourself  more... close row
$ 225
Apr 2008
Holbrook, New York
Replacing two leaky faucets  more... close row
$ 100
Nov 2007
Akron, OH
Do it yourself work went wrong  more... close row

Description of service

We had a disaster: while I was away, the lead pipe under the sink pulled loose, and hot water sprayed out for a couple hours. When my wife called me, she got the water turned off and I came home; we called a plumber shortly after to fix the immediate problem.

Review of Service

The plumber came promptly and saw that we had plastic lead pipes under the sink (in fact, I had installed the offender). He said that the nuts on the end can let the collar slip up, and the pipe can come undone. He replaced it with a braided stainless steel hose, which he said should be practically permanent. He charged us for under an hour of labor and parts, which came to about $100 total. Then all that was left to us was the arduous task of removing the water and drying the floor to avoid mold - at which we were successful.


Big point - if you're going to do the work yourself, and you're not overly knowledgeable, prepare to have things go wrong now and then that the pros will have to fix for you. That's what happened to me here: my plumbing job let go, flooded my basement and kitchen, and an experienced plumber could point to the problem and the solution immediately. Live and learn.

Also, we got our plumber by asking our realtor, who was from the neighborhood, whom she would recommend; that worked well for us in this case, though not in others.

$ 70
Sep 2006
Gadsden, AL
Plumber left a terrible mess  more... close row
$ 0
Apr 2011
Queens NY
I was looking for a drain cleaner to clear my  more... close row
$ 118
Jan 2008
Pleasanton, California
Clearing a messy blockage  more... close row