I am in my fifties and a widower, so some times when things need fixing i have to hire someone to help. A-AAuger Plumbing is wonderful. They were prompt and respectful of my house. They came out and were honest when I had questions. They also didn't waste any time and the rates were pretty reaso…
5. AAA Plumbers
6547 Petropark DrHouston, TX 77041
From Business: Established in 1984, AAA Plumbers specializes in installation, product testing, video inspection, remodeling and pricing services. The company operates an office and warehouse facility that is spread over an area of more than 18,000 square feet. It has a staff of more than 50 trained and certified technicians that provides…
3900 Underwood RdLa Porte, TX 77571
From Business: We specialize in all types of sewer and pipe cleaning services; including cleaning, jetting, and video inspection of storm sewers, sanitary sewers, and process sewers.
13016 Player StHouston, TX 77045
From Business: Vulcan Foundation Repair-Full Service Foundation Repair A Trusted Name For Over 30 Years! Lifetime Transferable Warranty Our Family has provided reliable Foundation Repair and House Leveling services in the Houston area since 1978. We repair Slab-on-Grade Foundations, Pier and Beam, and Block and Base, plus offer a wide se…
2126 Blalock RdHouston, TX 77080
From Business: Here at Anderson Appliance Services we do whatever necessary to put YOU as our priority. Whether it be an item off you’re “Honey Do” list or a repair that requires a service professional, we do what we can to get you back to your normal life.
14803 Wisteria Run CtHouston, TX 77062
From Business: A knowledgeable, professional plumbing contractor who believes that mere "customer satisfaction" is a disappointment. We want to leave an impression; we want "customer enthusiasm?! Additional services include: Plumbing
I can't rate expertise because I've haven't seen the Plumber. Called on Friday and scheduled an appointment for Monday between 9 - 10 am. At 10:30 I called and Sherry said she thought I was supposed to call her back to set the appointment for the clog problem. I told her the appointment was fo…
27. Wallin Plumbing
Montgomery, TX 77356
From Business: Wallin Plumbing is focused on providing quality service to our customers. With over 20 years experience our master plumber, Buddy can take care of all your plumbing needs from repairs to new construction& remodeling.
4155 W Bellfort AveHouston, TX 77025
From Business: Established in 2007, TMS South is a merger between three plumbing repair parts distributors located in the Southeast: IMSCO Inc., and Stanco Plumbing Specialties. Located in Houston, Texas, some of the company s vendors include American Standard, Bradley, Bobrick, Bradley, Crane Plumbing, Chicago Faucets, Delta and Kohler.…
5805 Cypress StHouston, TX 77074
From Business: Strutton Plumbing Company, Inc. operates with 40 employees whose integrity is reflected in everything they do. Being in business since 1971, Strutton Plumbing has developed a vast network of collaborators in the construction field enabling us to manage and accomplish projects on time and within budget. Our passion for this…
I was having a major plumbing at my house and have called 3 plumbing company to assess the problem. All of them were insured, bonded and certified to do their job and everybody wants to charge a high dollar for their so called professional plumbing job. I was so desperate and needed the problem fix asap but I was so reluctant in spending the high dollar for their services. I did my research online and found Texas Quality Plumbing Co. I did not work for 2days to take care of this problem. And now this is the 4th plumbing company I called and explained to them over the telephone the problem without going around the bush and I was ready to hear another high dollar project amount. It is now 8:30pm and spoke with Mercedes. She said I can have a plumber be there in an hour but there will be a $50 trip charge to asses the problem. I was so glad to see Joe the plumber at my house around 9:30pm. He gave me his honest opinion and best solution to solve my problem which the other 3 companies failed. In short , Joe came back the next morning bright and early together with Josh and Josh 2(Pepe is the real name cuz his uniform was not ready so he borrowed the uniform of Josh 1) eager to work and to fix my problem the same day not 2-3 days as explained by the other 3 companies. They worked non stop for 4 hours without taking any breaks at all. I gave them drinks and decided to make lunches for them for their hard work and dedication. They found and fix the problem and even did extra plumbing services at a very reasonable price. Me and my wife were hats off to these hard working and knowledgeable team of Joe. They are very polite and works quietly just doing their job. No one is goofing off or playing around. For your next plumbing service I would highly recommend the plumbing team of Joe at Texas Quality Plumbing and Mercedes who is the friendly voice that sets up the appointments on a timely manner. She is very compassionate to our tragedy. Folks do not waste your time looking for other plumbing company. I almost fell for the other companies but now I am so glad I found Texas Quality Plumbing. To top it all they offered me 1 year 100% complete customer satisfaction on their services.
I've been very satisfied with Josh from Texas Quality Plumbing both times he has come out. The first time was to install a whole house water filtration system and fix a leaky faucet. After that I signed up for their membership program for $95 (I think), which entitles you to 1) annual whole house plumbing inspection, 2) $95 off your first service call within the membership term, and 3) additional discounts on any service.A few months later my shower drain completely backed up and I couldn't clear it via any of the usual methods. I called at 10:00 at night. Josh and his assistant showed up early the next morning and quickly cleared the drain. While here they also did the whole house plumbing inspection and flushed out the tankless water heater (which requires annual flushing with vinegar for 45 minutes). I thought there was going to be a separate charge for the tankless water heater flushing but to my pleasant surprise that was included in the whole house inspection. There was also a huge discount on the shower drain unclogging due to being a member. So the membership plan saved me several hundred dollars on the second visit over what I would have paid if I had called another company to clear the drain and flush out the water heater.I appreciate that both Josh and his assistant wore covers over their shoes to protect the carpets, and that they were both nice people and easy to deal with. Same for the dispatcher Mercedes. It was helpful that each time she called about half an hour in advance to let me know that the plumbers were on their way. I have recommended Texas Quality Plumbing to others and will call them next time I have a plumbing issue.
Had a plumbing problem at my home and tried three plumbing companies to get service. The first two companies would only give me a 4-hour window of when they would be at my home AND the first two companies had girls answering their phones that I could not understand because of their lack of the English language. This is not satisfactory in my world. I am a very busy business owner and am not able to sit at home for 4 hours waiting on a plumber or anyone else. Called MERCY PLUMBING after hours and the owner himself answered the phone and talked to me about my problem. He told me basically what he thought it was, that he would be out the next morning at 9:30 - HE SHOWED UP AT 9:25. I cannot tell you how professional and friendly this man was and I will ALWAYS use his company. He checked out what it was, showed me what it was on the camera and took care of the clog in a minimal amount of time as he understood that I had a business to go open. I am a female who lives alone and felt his customer service went way beyond what I expected and I think his charges were very reasonable. I have had this clogging problem once before and that company charged me more for the same service. So I would recommend that all single females who need a very knowledgeable and friendly plumber to call this company. I will always use John Lohse at Mercy Plumbing for any plumbing issues I have at my home.
We'd been through a continuous backup problem in our basement (an older townhouse) over 1.5 years. After six backups, lots a flooding, and two other plumbers who kept giving us either guesswork or no help at all, we'd found Better Plumbing - Licensed Plumbers Houston through a recommendation of a neighbor. The plumber showed up (granted an hour and twenty minutes late, but it goes to show how highly I think of their business if I'm still giving them five stars) and came in with their camera which they lowered into the pipe. They walked me through what they were doing every step of the way, and their diagnosis was right on. They were completely professional and totally empathetic to our problem, and not simply there to charge us for showing up. They were also committed to finding out what the problem was right from the start Our condo administrator said that their price for the camera was very reasonable ($400, compared to an average of $600 or more) but it is free with the job when you approve their estimate. I have a healthy distrust of anyone who cannot give me straight answers, concise information, and high quality work; Better Plumbing - Licensed Plumbers Houston has earned my trust by providing all three. I would recommend them without hesitation.
My wife woke me up at 6 in the morning yelling the toilet is going to over flow how do I stop it. I got up and checked how the water was draining. It was draining S_L_O_W. I realized I needed to call a plumber to clean my drain. I belong to a service club that has plumbers. I called them up and asked the question how much to clean the main line. The lady informed me that she does not give prices the teck will come out and check the problem and give me a quote, HOW EVER THERE IS A $ 50 CHARGE IF I DONT GET THE SERVICE. I also had a $50 discount card for the plumber, the more I thought about it the more I wanted no part of it, sounds like a trap. I went on line and checked out different plumbers only to find out that the plumber in my club was only rated average. Texas Quality plumbing had more reviews than most and had an excellant rating.After using thier service I could easly refer them to a friend !! No the are not the cheaoest, how ever they imprest me as being stright foward, honest, and thie price was fair. I would also like to thank Mercedes, She does an excellant job in coustmer service.Tom
I wanted to share my very positive experience with Alfonso L and his assistant at ARS – Houston North. I had a clogged drain line to a new hot heater that was installed. ARS sent out the technician that installed the hot heater and he said that I now needed a new drain line. I was not at all happy about this as this would entail an additional expense and require having an “ugly” pipe running down the outside of my two story house. I contacted ARS to express my dissatisfaction and request a second opinion. ARS sent out Alfonso L and his assistant. After going up in the attic, Alfonso confirmed that the drain line was indeed clogged but felt that he could get the line unclogged. I am happy to report that Alfonso L and his assistant delivered!!! I can’t say enough about the “can do” attitudes and professionalism they displayed. Not only did they save me money, but I do not have an “ugly” pipe running down the outside of my house. If and when I have future plumbing issues, I will definitely be contacting ARS – Houston North and requesting the services of Alfonso L and his assistant.
I was approached in Home Depot to have ARS come out an evaluate my air conditioner units. I was initially hesitant but decided to hear what they had to say since my units were old and I had been "nursing" them for several years now. On the day of the appointment ARS sent Sharon M out to evaluate my units and discuss options on repairing or replacing them. My initial thought was that "she" would not be as knowledgeable as a guy but Sharon proved me wrong! She climbed into my attic, opened my returns, and walked my house end-to-end to complete her evaluation. She then presented it thoroughly and understandably. She gave me several options with justification for each. This turned out not only being a sales call but also an energy education....which is what I strive for when making major purchases. Sharon was great and because of her knowledge and understanding of her products as an employee, it garnered respect for ARS as a company. Hats off to a great employee!
In response to Aaron: Gemini Plumbing was called out to install an OWNER furnished disposal, the existing disposal was leaking. After installing the owner furnished disposal a GFI "tripped" when we attempted to test the disposal. We made several attempts to reset the GFI and were unsuccessful. Gemini advised the customer to call an electrician. Gemini contacted the electrician and were told the electrician had to replace several GFI's, the electrical panel was seriously overloaded and the customer had multiple other electrical problems, none of which were caused by the replacement of the disposal. The customer paid for our service using a credit card, then stopped payment on the credit card and insisted Gemini pay for his electrical repairs. He even used his Mommy's credit card.... There will be a lien put on this house if Aaron (or his Mommy) doesn't pay this invoice. I give Aaron a 1 star customer rating but his Mommy gets 5 stars for putting up with him all these years...
This week YB Plumbing - Houston Licensed Plumbers came to my house to fix a blocked drain and install a new kitchen tap. The plumber was friendly, yet still polite, well-spoken and professional. He worked very hard on a very hot day, having to dig holes and use a variety of equipment. He finally managed to get my drain unblocked, which was a mammoth task. He then helped me select a new kitchen tap, and installed it. His van was very clean, tidy and well-organized, and he knew where everything was and had everything needed, which impressed me. Other plumbers have had disorganized vans and had to go back to the warehouse to get a needed part, wasting time and my money. Before he left he unscrewed my shower rose and showed me how to keep calcium from building up in it. Last, but by no means least, he did all this for a very reasonable price. This was very important to me, as I am on a very tight budget. I’d be happy to employ YB Plumbing - Houston Licensed Plumbers any time.
I had a leak under my hot water heater and had to cut off the water to my house. My homeshield warranty sent a plumbing company that was not honest. Their company gave me a very high estimate that did not cover installing a new line from the street. The company also lied when fixing the cutoff valve in the house. They said they had to move the water heater to replace the valve at a cost of $285 to me. After contacting Plumber Near, the tech suggested the plumber cut a hole in the sheet rock to fix the valve. He was very upset. However, he cut a hole and fixed the valve which did not cost me. He gave me a better solution, better estimate and great advice. He educated me through the process and ensured I understood the problem and my options. He was prompt and did what he said. He really cared about me and fixing my problem. I can't say enough good things about Plumber Near. I HIGHLY recommend this company! All people here is humble and honest. Thank you.
If you own a house or commercial building, you're bound to need a plumber at some point. Here's a list of the different kinds of plumbing services you might need assistance with:
You might only think of needing a plumber when the pipes in your house burst. However, a plumbing contractor also installs all of those pipes, whether they're made of PVC or copper, in your building. Professional plumbing services also lay pipe in place for wastewater, rainwater runoff and even air conditioning systems.
Not only do they install pipes, plumbers set up sewer lines and vents as well as gutters, down pipes and storage tanks for residential and commercial facilities.
Just like getting a regular oil change for your car or truck, your home's pipes and water system also need regular maintenance and check-ups to ensure they're running right. This is why plumbers also offer upkeep services to test your entire plumbing system on a monthly or biannual basis to catch any issues with your pipes before they become an emergency.
This type of work spans from moving a water line or cleaning a sewer line to installing an ice maker or even a hot tub.
Most likely, you'll need a plumber in case of an emergency repair. Services can run the gamut from repairing a clogged toilet and leaking faucets to replacing whole water heating systems. Some jobs can take just a few hours while others might require a day or two of work if the repairs are extensive, such as replacing a hot water heater.
Other tough jobs could require your plumbing contractor to put his or her carpentry skills to work by sawing through walls to get to your pipes.
You can also hire a plumber to get the cost-saving advice you need. If you're interested in buying a new home or property, it's smart to hire a contractor or a plumbing service to not only tell you if the building's foundation is sound, but also if the pipes are in good working order. You wouldn't want to purchase a new house and repair the damage someone else did to the property. This is why many plumbers also offer consultancy work to check a facility's water and gas systems and advise home and building owners on best practices they can perform to minimize damage to their pipes.
What to Ask a Plumber
Having plumbing work done, whether it's for your home or business, can be incredibly expensive. That's why it's vital for you to ask a plumbing service the right kind of questions before you hire them. You want to do as much due diligence on your part as possible to get a professional who will not only do quality work but also charge you a fair price for it.
It's best to hire a plumber to do a simple, everyday maintenance task for you first so you can judge his or her work. If you're happy with it, save their contact information so you'll have them on hand in case you need an emergency repair. This can spare you the extra worry and anxiety of having to track down a plumber if you have a broken pipe. Additionally, it can save you from being overcharged.
However, what should you ask a plumbing service if you've never even hired one before? Here are a few questions that can help you identify the professional from the amateur:
Are you licensed and registered?
Some states do not require plumbers to be licensed, but for the safety of your house, the people living under your roof and for your pocketbook, you'll want a licensed plumber to do the needed work.
A licensed plumber means the person completed the necessary education or training required to work as a professional tradesperson. Hiring a licensed plumbing service means the people working on your building are knowledgeable about water and gas pipes. If you use unlicensed workers, you run the risk of them damaging your home even further and endangering you by doing faulty work.
Check your state's laws beforehand, as hiring an unlicensed plumber could be illegal where you live.
Not only do plumber apprentices have to complete their training and education to receive their licenses, they also are required to pass a criminal background check and carry liability insurance. Hiring just anybody can make you vulnerable to fraud since unlicensed plumbers might not know what they're doing or could pretend to fix something and end up charging you for the incomplete work.
Are you insured and bonded?
A trustworthy plumber will have both commercial liability insurance as well as be bonded. The insurance and the bond protects the plumber from paying for any damages made to your house out of pocket. Having professionals that carry both of these policies can protect all of you from any mishaps that could occur while they work on your building. Remember, not all plumbers are the same and not all of them carry the necessary insurance and bonds to protect themselves and your home from damage or shoddy work.
How many years have you been in business?
Not only do you want a licensed and trustworthy professional, you'll want one who's been in business for a few years. More experience also means the plumber will have a prior work history you can check. A more inexperienced plumber might not have many customer reviews or examples of his or her work to show you.
What, if any, professional associations do you belong to?
It can never hurt to ask plumbers if they're part of a professional association, whether it's a state or national group. Being a part of a professional organization provides an extra guarantee that the person you hire is licensed and offers you a warranty for their labor.
May I have a list of references?
While it's advisable to ask friends, family and neighbors if they can recommend a good plumber, they might not have anyone you can call. With that said, it's best to ask a plumbing service for a list of references that you can contact to get a good picture of the kind of work their business does and if it's quality or not.
Before you hire a plumber, contact their past customers if you're able to. These people can be a wealth of information if you ask them the right questions. Pose the following queries to these former patrons when you get the chance:
- Were you pleased with the work done?
- Was the project completed on time?
- Did the plumber give you a written warranty and guarantee his or her work?
- Were there any unexpected costs that arose?
- Would you hire this plumber again? If not, why?
Do you offer a written warranty for your work?
Whenever you make a large purchase, you always request a receipt, right? Well, you will want a written warranty for any work or repairs done to the plumbing in your house. You want someone that's doing major maintenance or repair work on your house or commercial building to stand by his or her labor. Before you hire a plumber, ask him or her if they offer written warranties.
Will I need a permit for this work?
If a plumber needs to do major repairs to your house, the work could call for a permit. You'll want this since a permit provides added assurance that the work is done correctly. Having this added measure in place means an inspector will check the work your contractor or plumber does to ensure he or she did the job correctly. If you ever plan on putting your house or commercial building on the market, a real estate agent and prospective buyers will also want to check any large work you did to make sure it was done properly.
Avoiding a Scam
To keep yourself safe from fraud or a possible scam, always remember to ask plumbers for their license along with a written warranty for their labor. Besides this, further safeguard yourself by checking their references and ensure they or their company is insured and bonded to do their work.
How to Get the Most From Your Pipes
While it's smart to get maintenance work done on your pipes every once in a while, there are a number of prevention tips that will not only prolong the life of your pipes but also help you save on your water bill. Here are a few you should keep in mind:
Be mindful of how much water you use in your bathroom, kitchen and even outdoors when watering your lawn. Make sure your toilet handle works properly and doesn't stick. You don't want it continuously flushing. Replace your old shower heads with more efficient low-flow options that can cut down on the gallons of water you use each morning.
Simple things such as turning off the sink while you brush your teeth or only running your dishwasher or clothes washer when you have a full load to clean can make more efficient use of water.
You won't always need to call a plumber to help you fix a nasty clog if you treat your pipes right. Don't use your toilet or kitchen sink like a trash can by stuffing hard to flush material down the drain or pouring fats and oils down the pipe. Throw coffee grounds and eggshells in the garage instead of in your sink. Also, only use your toilet to flush human waste and toilet paper, because any other materials could clog your commode.
Frozen pipes are hazardous and can cause massive amounts of damage to your home. To prevent your pipes from freezing during the winter, run your faucets at a trickle and keep your house's heater at 55 degrees Fahrenheit or above to keep the water flowing.
Common Plumbing Problems
Plumbing problems come in all shapes and sizes. The following are some of the most common, as well as how to fix them:
If you turn on your bathroom or kitchen sink in the morning to find brown or rust-colored water coming out of your faucet, don't panic. The discoloration is most likely due to old iron pipes or recent use of a hydrant or water main that disturbed the usual flow of water. Keep your water running for a minute or so and it should run clear after a while.
Leaky and Dripping Faucets
Having a leaking or dripping faucet can run up your water bill. To fix it, first shut off the water under the sink then remove any decorative parts of the faucet and replace the washer and O-ring before reassembling everything.
Your water heater could be the cause of a lot of issues around your home, from a lack of hot water to foul smells and popping sounds. Hire a professional plumber to take care of the more complex jobs that a heater can require. However, if you're having hot water issues, you can simply examine the thermostat and adjust it accordingly.
If you hear odd sounds coming from your water heater, it could be due to sediment building up. To get rid of this, make sure you clean out the heater every few months. However, if you hear a boiling noise, it could mean the heater is overheating and you should call a plumbing professional as soon as possible.
Drain and Toilet Clogs
Before calling a plumber, try to unclog your drains and toilets yourself by using a plunger. Make sure you use a standard bell-shaped plunger for your sink and shower drains and a plunger with a flanged end for your toilets. If neither type can loosen the pipe blockage, put a plumber's snake to use. Ratchet the snake down the pipe to eliminate any clogs.