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1420 N Durham DrHouston, TX 77008
Great plumbing company called them to install a new water line to my fridge they did a really good job and they were in and out fast. High quality work.
1220 Harris AvePasadena, TX 77506
James plumbing is THE BEST! Fast, friendly, affordable! I am so very pleased with my experience with them! John and James are awesome!
15851 Vickery DrHouston, TX 77032
Showed up same day. Made an appointment with another company 4 days ago and they called to reschedule it 3 days from now. Impressed Abacus was able to come on a Friday evening and quickly resolve the drain: garbage disposal issue. I'm calling Abacus every time for here on out.
Serving the League City Area.
This past experience with John Moore was better than the last last year. the field tech Aaron was a straight shooter & honest and helped swap out our old 20 yr old furnace/AC motor for the best logical economic long term decision, which was a whole new unit. No sense in dumping buckets of cash…
10503 Altonbury LnHouston, TX 77031
2215 Anders Ln Suite BKemah, TX 77565
Thank you Roto-Rooter for your quick and honest response. I had a gas leak at my house. I first tried to hire a "local" plumber after many calls to change the time and up the amount he was expecting I finally called Roto-Rooter. Your plumber Jacob showed up on time and gave me a quick estimate t…
7780 Harwin DrHouston, TX 77036
From Business: Tri State Professional Services is your "go-to" construction/contracting/building contractor for just about any service you need. Whether it's plumbing, roofing, electric, or just general building needs - we've got you covered!We have crews ready to handle your job throughout the state. All our crews are of course insured …
1105 Moskowitz AveSeabrook, TX 77586
Used Able yesterday for a clogged sewer line. It was a difficult job due to inaccessible cleanout. Had to pull up toilet. Very courteous, professional, personable, and cleaned up after himself. Price was very reasonable.
South Houston, TX 77587
From Business: Our rapid response, expert licensed plumbers, and affordable upfront pricing sets us apart from all other plumbers in the Houston area. Whether your needs are residential, commercial, or industrial we have your solution.Licensed M-19845 ~ Bonded and Insured Expert knowledge and quick response is vital in the world of plumb…
2001 Bingle RdHouston, TX 77055
From Business: Eagle Plumbing Company has proudly served the Houston area for decades, providing quality plumbing services and outstanding customer service. Eagle Plumbing focuses on Tenant Build Out Work. Contact us today if you have a project for us to quote.
2809 Longwood DrPearland, TX 77581
I had Affordable Quality Plumbing replace my leaking water heater. They did a fantastic job! The technicians were professional and courteous and even wore shoe covers while in my home. I couldn't be happier with their service and level of professionalism. I spoke to the technician about remo…
3624 Highway 3Dickinson, TX 77539
Using for 20 years, fair price for good service. They've done small jobs like installing faucetsAnd big jobs like rerouting pipe underneath our patio concrete floor when another plumbing company told us we would have to cut thru our concrete floor to fix it! That saved me so much ���� money! I…
Crosby, TX 77532
From Business: Dun-Rite Plumbing Inc has proudly provided the Crosby, TX area with quality and affordable plumbing and sewer services since 1988. We are the trusted family owned plumbing company that puts an emphasis on customer service. We offer a wide array of services for both residential and commercial clients, including plumbing rep…
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…
Serving the League City Area.
From Business: Today, customers can really get more from John Moore. With our complete home diagnosis, service capabilities, and finance options, you can get more done by the team you know best. Our #1 goal is finding sustainable repair, maintenance and renovation solutions that improve your home and your quality of life for years to com…
5403 Kirby DrHouston, TX 77005
Called for service this morning, the person who answered the call was very polite and had someone at my home by 9:30. The tech was professional, efficient and polite. He did a great job and we are so thankful!
1204 Missouri StSouth Houston, TX 77587
I woke up one Friday morning to find my toilet had exploded and was flooding my downstairs! Suncoast had been recommended to me by a friend so I called them. They sent someone over right away. He told me what caused the problem, what they could do to fix it, and how much it would cost. He alread…
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Had my water heater go out this week. Called the 24/7 Emergency Plumbing line and they were able to come out and fix the problem. Yay for HOT water again :) Thanks Mr. Rooter Plumbing!
Great service and on time! Reliable plumbing company that I will use again! Thanks again Mr. Rooter!
Had 2 sinks not working and Mr. Rooter came out and fixed it quickly. I would recommend them to anyone that is having issues with plumbing. 5 stars for sure!
Had the guys out of Friday to clear a drain. Drain backed up again on Saturday. We called, and the tech told me that there is no warranty, and, he could not come out until Monday. I asked him what can I do until then. He told me that there was nothing he could do until Monday. So much for the claim about 24 hour service. I ended up fixing it myself. Do NOT USE These folks! They do not care for their customers. AND, Unlike what they advertise, they are NOT open 24 hrs a day. I have never been yelled at before, and do not think that this is the way to treat customers. You guys are jerks!
Noah was great! He came and checked out a gurgling sound in my bathroom sink. He didn't find anything that required a professional plumber. He didn't charge me anything and gave me advice to prevent further issues! I will definitely call him when I have issue plumbing issues! You just don't find that kind of honesty and helpfulness these days!!
My wife and I have had a horrible experience with the company. we have been without hot water for 12 days and the have had little to no sympathy for us. "Marci" their scheduler has been rude and has zero customer service ability. "Mandy" refused to address my wife's complaints even as she was crying on the phone. John has been the only saving grace within the company. Overall they are a bad representation of the overall company and we are going to never work with them again and never recommend them to anyone.
Rip-off! Though they said their GPS showed the plumbers were at the site much longer, the job only took them two minutes and they charged me around $170 for two minute's work. They can keep my money as charity because they did not earn it!
I called several plumbers looking to have my leaking shower faucets and stems replaced. I had several quotes that were beyond my price range. I will say All About Plumbing was the only one that was interested in working within the range that I was able to pay. When I first called I spoke with Giang I explained what I was needing and she was very nice and honest and said lets see what we can do. The other calls I made were flat out sorry can't help you. John came right out, gave me an estimate and it was within my budget. John performed the work and was very nice, he did a great job, cleaned up after himself. He gave me some suggestions on a few other questions I had and in all I was very very happy with the job done. I will call on them again in the future. Thank you!
I called on Christmas Eve with a dead water heater. They came on Friday at the appointed time, did the work fast; friendly guys. Andrew and Rambo (not his real name, just easier to spell) got it done fast and clean. Would use them again.
Call “All About Plumbing” for the best plumbing services within League City and the surrounding area. A friend referred this company to me and I can understand why. In the time it took Noah to repair by garbage disposal and replace a plugged drain line, he was also able to identify and mitigate issues surrounding my dish washer’s inability to perform. He assessed and fixed all my plumbing problems in a timely manner. He was friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. I will definitely be using this plumber again. He even referred me to his company’s advertisement and coupon within the “South Shore Harbor Community Newsletter”. This saved me 10% off my total bill! Thank you Noah for providing such an absolutely superior service.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.