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I hired Red Plains Plumbing after having another company come out and give me a quote that seemed ridiculously high $850.00 to run a gas line to my new fireplace. I am a do-it-yourself person and usually only contract out work that requires a licensed contractor like Plumbers or Electricians. After getting a quote that I felt was way too high for such a simple job. I decided to go to The Home Depot and find out what it would take to run the line myself and just have the Plumber make the connections. I was told a The Home Depot that I could use the yellow gas flex line and run it through the attic. I purchased the 1/2 inch by 75 foot gas line and the two ends needed for the plumber. At a cost of $155.00 with tax. Myself and my nephew ran the line through all three attics in about an hour. Next came time to find the gas licensed plumber. I called the fireplace store where I purchased my fireplace. They gave me the number for Red Plains Plumbing. So I called and talked to Steve Thurmond and he said he would have someone out in the morning. The guys showed up around 9:30 and after finding the point where they would would need to tie in to the existing gas line. They said it would be a service call plus parts. It took them about 2 hours to complete the job and they had to provide some additional parts to meet code. All said and done, their bill was $337.50 The total job ran a little more than I expected, but I wasn't aware of code and the extra parts needed. However I am completely satisfied with the job that was done and I feel like Red Plains Plumbing was very fair with their bill. I would recommend them for a gas line installation.
Joe Bessett at “A Perfect Fit Plumbing” is definitely A PERFECT FIT when it comes to plumbing. Joe is my go to guy from now on whenever I need plumbing done. I had Joe come out and replace my entire plumbing system. Joe, was extremely knowledgeable in everything that I asked about and was able to give me options in order to save money. With me being a know it all, since I watch the DIY channel, Joe took the time to explain everything he was doing and why, all without making me feel like I was intruding on him. If you want a top-notch plumber, and want to be sure it is done right the first time. Joe at a Perfect fit Plumbing is the man to call. He was always on time, honest to a fault, Very knowledgeable in his field, Always Polite and Considerate, and when he was done he took the time to be sure everything was cleaned up to where I almost didn’t even know he was there, except for having my system working again. Joe – I can’t thank you enough for everything you did for me and my family, it is nice to find someone that cares as much about their work, and takes the time to be sure everything is done correctly the first time as you do.
Keith is the best! I left a voice-mail on the company phone yesterday at 4:38 pm. He called back (after typical work hours) at 7:17 pm for my non-emergency (slow draining shower & sink with gurgling toilet) and was able to fit me in today! He showed up within the agreed-upon 2-hour time frame & called me with a few minutes advance notice that he was heading my way. He cleaned out my pipes and got up on the roof to clean out the vent- in the freezing cold weather- all while answering my questions with patience & humor. (I am a relatively new homeowner.) He solved my problem in less than two hours and for a VERY reasonable rate. My only complaint is that he wouldn't take the stray cat I've been feeding with him when he left! haha By the way, this is my 2nd time using 1st Choice Plumbing (for different issues), and I've had the same experience each time.
Joe is incredible! You can tell right after meeting him he knows what he's doing. He came out to the house very quickly after contacting him. He's very personable and explains everything that's going on with your plumbing issues and what he plans on doing before he does it. He works with integrity and honestly cares that you are happy and confident with the work he has done. He leaves no messes behind. Joe even text me the next day after working all day with the number of issues I had and wanted to make sure everything was working properly. He also offered to come out and spend some more time on my plumbing for free in case I was still having issues. However, I didn't need him to because he had already taken care of it! He genuinely cares about his customers. Joe is a great plumber and a great guy! I highly recommend him and I'll be using him again!
I don't usually write reviews but felt I just had to express my gratitude. I am a single lady and I attempted a do it yourself project on a sink and quickly realized I was over my head. I called A Perfect Fit Plumbing and I am so happy I did. Joe is a very direct to the point TRUE professional. I appreciated his professional behavior and his honest approach to save me money and future plumbing problems. He did a wonderful job. He did not talk down to me cause I'm a woman as I had experienced with other plumbers in the past and his price was more than fair. I trust him to take care of all my plumbing problems in the future. I am recommending A Perfect Fit Plumbing to everyone I know who needs a super knowledgeable and true professional plumber.
We had called Stone Creek for a hot water leak. They were the 3rd person that we had used...the other 3 companies were idiots and charged us a service call for nothing. Stone Creek sent out a guy who found the leak under our slab floor. He then capped it off in the wall..which was awesome because we had been staying in a hotel for the last 3 days!! Stone Creek returned the next day and re-piped the water line thru the attic over to the kitchen sink for us. They were super nice, and cleaned up the messes very well. we will be using them again in the future, I recommend them for everyone who needs plumbing work done!!
I went to google to find a plumber in North Oklahoma City and I came across Perfect Fit. My toilet in my commercial space was running constantly. He took most of the information he needed over the phone so that it cut down on some of my costs and he could have the parts in hand. I dealt with Joe, who i believe is the owner, and he was wonderful. Nice, easy to talk to, explained everything well, CLEANED UP WHERE HE WORKED (I feel like this is a big deal when dealing with plumbers) and told me about his one year warranty. I will definitely be calling him back when/if I have another issue. He was wonderful
We are just as pleased as can be with the bathrooms working now. The cleanout pipe in my backyard had waste (sorry, gross) coming out of it. We were only charged 85.00, which is a good price I think. I checked with 3 other companies who wanted to charge us by the feet or something. And another lady I called was so very rude to me on the phone, I can t help it if I do not know much about plumbing but wow, how can they run a business with that rude office help. Anyway the guy Stone Creek sent out was so funny and friendly. They were finished in no time. (my sister in law uses them too)
Keith responded to our problem and had another excellent plumber with him (unfortunately I didn't get his name, especially since he ended up getting soaked). Both were friendly and courteous. They responded in the time they quoted. Keith fully explained the issue that we have, and the options we have to fix the problem. I did reach a voicemail, however, I received a prompt call back from Rachel who was also courteous. Thank you First Choice Plumbing. I will definitely give you guys a call again, and recommend you.
I was sent to this company through my home warranty as a second opinion as the first company that was sent wanted to charge me a ridiculous amount of money to replace my hot water tank. I asked for a second opinion and 1st choice was sent out. Keith was great!! I didn't need to replace tank (which was less than a year old) apparently it was a clogged main line (I told that company I smelt foul odors) and all I had to pay was my co pay!!! I will request them every time now!!!! Thanks 1st choice plumbing!!
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.