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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

Description of service

It started raining in my kitchen! A particularly bad sign, as I live in a three story house and the kitchen is on the second floor. It was clear that the leak was coming from the master bathroom. Of course, it was on a Sunday. I called a local plumber and he had me do several tests to determine where the leak was coming from. He gave me the list of tests, saying I could do them myself and save money. So the grandkids and I spent an hour running tests. We first filled the tub up and over the overflow thingee and there was no leak. The we let the water run out (while I held my breath) - no leak. Then we let the shower run, no leak. Then we took turns taking showers, no leak. Next we poured water by the shower head and "Granma it's raining! I called the plumber again and out he came. It turned out that the shower head was not the only problem and the plumber came out three times before all was said and done.


Review of Service

His service was excellent!! He came out three times and ended up having to re-place the shower head and a number of seals. First of all, I was very impressed that he gave me a list of things to do myself to try and determine the problem. He showed up when he said he would (a rariety in the construction trade) and he did a great job. I was afraid he would have to rip holes in walls and the kithcen ceiling to do the repair but he didn't. I was imagining a very costly repair and was thrilled to only spend $250. (which included the seals & shower head).


Tips

I was very impressed with the list of things he had me try to determine the source of the leak. I guess my best tip is not to panic when it starts "raining in the kitchen" - the repair may not be as bad as you think.


$ 1085
Feb 2008
Boise, ID
Relocating plumbing hookups  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
$ 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
$ 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