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This has been our third call to Roto-Rooter in as many years. We've had problems with (2) different main lines before that turned out to be on the city side which was documented and defended beautifully to which the city had to reimburse that portion of the service. The techs they have sent out have been excellent in explaining and showing everything possible for us to understand our sewer system. They have never minded me being nosey in an effort to learn and I now know more than I ever wanted to about my sewer lines. Tom & Mike C. are great guys that I would have no problem referring to friends and family. This last call for service was for the main sewer line out. After coordinating through Tom for fastest service and correct tools to bring for the job, Mike was sent out as he is one of the only guys who runs the jetter machine. Tom listened to what I had done in an effort to fix the problem and we both agreed that sending the jetter was probably a good idea. Throughout the less than 18hrs from call to service I was updated as to the who's and when's someone would show up. Being that I needed a special machine to clear my line I understood. Mike showed up ahead of schedule, which I was properly informed was happening, listened again to what I had tried and got straight to work. In a matter of a couple hours I had a clean line and was explained and shown the problems and discussed solutions going forward. After service Mike provided me with a proposal for the future work that will be necessary. When you're in a pinch and can't figure it out on your own or have to fight the city for something that is their responsibility call the pros, which Roto-Rooter has professionally demonstrated time and again. Once again, great guys, from dispatch to the techs.
I will not use names, but past experiences told me the least economical choice for clogs is any of the 'rooters', I live in south Orlando, and discovering plumbing problems causing back-up into both toilets, master shower and tub in 2nd bath, (if you have not experienced this, you will not appreciate it, until you do, if you have, I need say no more) I attempted to find a local and smaller operation to assist me. Discovering the problem around 7:30 am, I attempted to fix it myself. At about 9 am I had been unsuccessful and went to yellowpages.com for places to call, chose Mercury as my first call due to their proximity to my home, my call was answered by a person, was quoted an approximate price, told that someone should be able to be at my home around noon, but if they were available sooner, they would call and let me know. I called several other possibilities, many did not answer, and wanted me to leave a message, others had automated systems (press 1, press 2, ......and then hold 'your call is important to us, please hold'... ). Long story short, problem solved by 10:30, the master tech, JIM, (this name I will mention) was great, the cost was a minimum of $50 less than any of the others I called, and I called at least ten, some who had been referred by others (most quotes were $100 to $200 more), great service 5 stars.
I called them on the 2 of August to see if they could come to my home to find a leak outside my house that was generating over 20000 gal of water in a day. I found out about th leak from my water company but there was no isobar signs of leakage anywhere. When Jeffs kitchens baths and more came out on the 3 of August they were unable to find it which was baffling to them due to the size of the leak. They said there should have been a huge wet area and should have stepped knee deep into it. So they recommended a company that specializes in finding leaks to come out and find it and then they would come back out and fix it. They didn't charge me to come out to see what the problem was either like a lot of other companies I looked into did. Once the Leak Dr came out and found my leak, I called Jeff back and he said that he couldn't have anybody out there until Monday due to the size of the job and it was Friday that I called him back. He said that he would have a crew out there first thing in the morning and I was fine with this because I could stay with my parents over the weekend. Monday morning he had a crew out there and took care of my leak and he was even able to keep the total price of the job within the estimate he gave me. They did a great job in a timely manner too.
The city water meter person came to my house to let me know that a significant amount of water had passed through the meter since the last reading. I do not have a pool, and it's only my son and I in the house. After he alerted me to a potential leak, I signed onto Angie's list and looked for a reputable local plumber. I found Jeff's Kitchen Bath & Beyond. Jeff came out on 10/21/11. They arrived and determined that the leak was on the pipe coming into my house. Jeff felt like the leak was pretty close to an outside wall. He felt that the leak might have been just under the slab, so he began looking. His apprentice, Byran, continued to look for the leak outside. At first the leak location could not be determined, so Jeff called another company who specifically does leak detection. Jeff and Bryan found the leak in the copper pipe at a 90 degree bend where the pipe ran under the slab. They called and cancelled the appointment with the leak detection company, and were able to repair the pipe with Pex pipe. They installed the new pipe and tested it before departing.
After using the bathroom the toilet clogged. Tried doing a normal plunger and it seemed to work, except for the fact that it started coming out of the bath tub drain right next to it. Than the other bathroom room started backing up a little. The original bathroom started kicking out sewage from both the toilet and bath tub. We called a few plumbers for emergency Sunday service, but Jeff was the only one to call me back and he did so very fast. He was very nice on the phone and explained the extra weekend charge so there was no surprises. He took my information and around 10-20min later one of his service men (Brian) gave me a call. I gave Brian the information he requested and he showed up about an hour later. He was very polite and did an excellent job, I thought the whole thing was going to cost at least twice as much as it did, especially being on a Sunday. I would highly recommend Jeff's Kitchen Bath & Beyond, until they prove otherwise, they are my plumber from now on.
I called in the morning because of a continuing main line root problem. Tom #3361 arrived within a few hours & snaked the line. He also showed me the camera view of the damaged line & after deciding to go ahead with the main line replacement he coordinated all the paperwork, financing, and crew. That afternoon Rick #2751 came by to get setup for the big job the following day. Rick & Larry Jr #3359 showed up first thing next morning & worked diligently ALL DAY to assure my service wouldn't be disrupted for too long. They kept me informed of the progress so I could plan my day accordingly. My service was off for a very short time & I so appreciate their hard work and professionalism. It was a huge job digging through all those roots from my numerous trees. And its very reassuring that my new main line is guaranteed for life. What a job - well done!! Thanks guys! Am very satisfied with the 3 day operation & will definitely call again for plumbing service.
Thank you to all the people at Shamrock Plumbing who were involved in the process of repiping our house including the drywall company who did an amazing job. Mark come over to give me an estimate on repiping our house. My wife and I made the decision after the third leak almost flooded the whole house. The estimate included all the drywall repair and texture but not to paint. The price was almost the same as two of the other companies but with Shamrock's reputation and discounts the cost was very competitive. The crew came out the next day and completed the work in about 8 hours and they cleaned up after. Don, Rick, Bobby and Jiggy were very knowledgeable and worked great as a team. After the drywall was repaired and painted you couldn't see where the original cut was made. Thank you Eddie and all the crew. Great experience overall, I would recommend Shamrock Plumbing and Fields Maintenance to anyone.
I would like to say a few words about the great service at Modern Plumbing. Modern Plumbing is a wonderful addition to our community and because of their community involvement with our high school...I knew to call them for my plumbing needs. I had just moved into a new home and could not believe how friendly that Bee was in the home office. Bee right away sent out her expert plumber Barry. Barry was on time, courteous and professional. On several occassions Barry came to my home and he did several installations...including in my kitchen and my second bathroom. Additionally, Michael came to my home for a follow up visit and he also conducted himself professionally and courteously. I will tell all my friends that there is only one place to go for plumbing and no better employees than Bee, Barry and Michael. Sincerely, LDK/Winter Springs Resident
I had the recent pleasure of working with Frank Gay Services because my AC went out. Frank Gay sent a technician named Gregg out to my house to fix my AC unit because it was running but not blowing cold. They were on time, courteous, knowledgeable and professional. Gregg diagnosed the whole system not just the bad part and showed me the bad Capacitor and flushed my condensation line. He had a detailed checklist which he took the time to go over with me so I could understand how my 12 year old system was performing. I received ZERO sales pitches. And was told if I decided to upgrade my system to a new one within the year he would credit the entire service call towards the new system. HOW GREAT IS THAT?!!!! A friend recommended Franks to me and Im very thankful. I will Definitely call Frank Gay again for all of my service work. AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!
Came home from work thursday morning to find out that my water heater was not working. I called around to a few companies who their first availability was within at least 2-3 days away. Since bathing in buckets is not fun for me, I had to get it done ASAP. I called Roto Rooter, and they told me that they could fix it that day. They had a lot of calls out so the dispatcher was always calling me to inform me on what was going on. I was really satisfied with the costumer service. The guy came later in the afternoon, by watching him I realized If i knew that was the problem I could of change it myself. But he was very professional and very informative. I have no regrets with Roto Rooter. Only reason I gave them 4 stars is because they can be pricey.
If your toilet is losing water, the problem can usually be quickly identified by taking a look inside the tank.
Under the tank's lid, you'll see a few items:
To understand what could be going awry in your toilet, it's best to first know what happens with each of these items. When you flush the toilet, the handle pulls on a lever attached to the flapper's chain. The flapper then lifts up and lets the fresh water in the tank flow into the bowl.
As the water drains, the float drops to the bottom of the tank, which triggers another lever. This lever turns on the pump, and begins to fill the tank up with fresh water. The pump is turned off when the float reaches the top of the tank again. The water should not go past the top of the overflow tube.
An old or damaged flapper is one of the most likely culprits behind a running toilet. The flapper needs to create a tight seal so water doesn't leak down into the bowl. If water is slowly seeping past the plug, the float will eventually be lowered enough to trigger the pump to turn on.
To replace the flapper:
Flappers are generally pretty universal, so the biggest thing you'll need to take note of is the size. Older toilets generally have a 2-inch outlet valve diameter, while newer ones more likely have a 3-inch outlet valve diameter.
The resting place of your float is key here. If the float naturally rises above the overflow tube, the pump won't turn off until the water reaches that position. Then, water will go down the overflow tube, lowering the water level in the tank, starting the process over again. To solve this, simply readjust the rod so the float's resting place is below the overflow tube.
When the toilet isn't being flushed, the chain leading to the flapper shouldn't be too tight. This could be lifting the flapper enough to let water through. Check the flapper position and the chain and adjust as needed so the flapper shuts tight.