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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
$ 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
$ 235
Mar 2008
Winston Salem NC
Water backing up into house  more... close row

Description of service

Water was backing up into my downstairs shower. The washing machine was overflowing. A plumber was called in to determine the problem.

Review of Service

The plumber came out several times to try and fix the problem. He decided it was the city's problem and called them. The city came out and indicated it was not their problem and showed me how clear their pipes were. My plumber was called back. He indicated, after another time looking at the pipes that there were tree branches that may have gotten into my pipes. He indicated that my pipe leading to the street would have to be repaired. An estimate of $3500 was given at this time. I was also told that I would have to wait several more days b efore they could fix the problem. I indicated that I could not do that and asked how they could help sooner. The plumber indicated that they could have the lines "temporarily cleared" and would send someone out. The company that came out, cleared out teh problem and I did NOT have to repair the entire line. This new plumber indicated that he would ahve only charged intitally $175 to do the clear out! My pipes DID NOT need replacing!!


1. Get a second opinion, unless you have a plumber that you completely trust.

2. Get references from other clients.

3. DO NOT pay for services until you are completely satisfied with the work.

4. Use caution in what you throw down your toilet. Do no throw anything down that will not biodegrade, even if you have a town sewer line. It CAN clog your line.

$ 125
Aug 2007
North Olmsted, Ohio
Faucet cartrdige replaced in a kitchen sink  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