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701 E Plano Pkwy Ste 505Plano, TX 75074
From Business: Ben Franklin Plumbing of Dallas Offers 24-Hour Emergency Plumbing Call the punctual plumbers in Dallas for drain cleaning, leaky faucets, broken pipes and slab leaks. These plumbing issues are also part of the extensive list of plumbing issues easily handled by professional, punctual plumbers at Ben Franklin Dallas. Whethe…
2405 Interstate 30Mesquite, TX 75150
Exceptional Service - Reasonable price! Al diagnosed the problem and fixed it in no time - with minimal expense! Will definitely use again in the future, as well as recommend to friends. Cannot say enough good things about our experience with Flow Plumbing!
248 E Hurst BlvdHurst, TX 76053
I am very pleased with Deaton plumbing. I called Deaton one morning at 8 am because we were not able to facilitate either bathrooms. By 1 pm that same day the plumber was out to our house and 45 minutes later the problem was fixed. The fee was reasonable and I wrote the check, smiling.
1309 Greensboro DrWylie, TX 75098
From Business: At Best Quality Plumbing we offer: Great service at an affordable price. Why Best Quality Plumbing? We are family owned and operated, and we are proud to continue providing professional full-service plumbing services. From as small as repairing a faucet or toilet To repairing floor leaks in less than 4 hours To installing …
1109 1/2 E 6th StIrving, TX 75060
From Business: Ron Brackett Plumbing LLC is family owned & operated since 1966. We specialize in residential plumbing repairs and replacements. Our plumbing service area is Irving Texas and surrounding areas. Complete plumbing service when you need it. Plumbing Leaks, Sewers, toilets, sink lines, bathroom drains and drain problems in gen…
2515 Canterbury CtCarrollton, TX 75006
I called Carrollton Plumbing Service yesterday for my mother in law who had tried and tried to clear a stopped up sink herself being as she is extremely handy. To no avail, and being on a fixed income, she had to resort to calling a plumber. Thank God we found Carrollton Plumbing Service. They r…
11024 Indian TrlDallas, TX 75229
They are very, very expensive for one.I called in about a natural gas leak once with the furnace, and they sent someone over with a carbon monoxide detector. WTF! I also found it strange that they had to first send someone from the mechanical division to check the gas lines in the attic, and the…
Richardson, TX 75081
Mr. Bruce is a craftsman. I was impressed for all the obvious reasons, prompt, professional, experienced and reasonably priced. But beyond that, his demeanor and workmanlike attitude and enthusiasm for doing a job right have me sold on him as my go to provider from now on.
11055 Plano RdDallas, TX 75238
From Business: As a family owned and operated company since 1903, Dallas Plumbing Company continues to serve the Plumbing, Air Conditioning and Heating needs of homes and commercial businesses in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. We service ALL MAKES & MODELS of Air Conditioning and Heating Systems and Plumbing products. In 1955, the company a…
Serving the Plano Area.
Randy and crew(s) are exceptional professionals. His crew, including his sons, were persistent in finding all the slab leaks we had under our aged h…
3730 Dilido Rd Ste 422Dallas, TX 75228
From Business: We fix: *Dripping Faucets *Water Leaks *Stopped Drains *No Hot Water *Gas Leaks *Slab Leak Location & Repair *Water or Sewer Pipe Replacement *Trenchless Minor Digging *Tankless Water Heaters. Seniors Discount
308 U.S. 80 Frontage Rd.Sunnyvale, TX 75182
From Business: Xtreme Air Services provides air conditioning replacement, air conditioning repair, heating repair, air conditioning service and heating service. In addition we can handle your commercial refrigeration needs as well such as walk in freezers, and other commercial needs.
2830 Storey LnDallas, TX 75220
From Business: The Drain Doctor professionals are experts at sewer and drain cleaning. Since we first opened our doors to serve the Metroplex back in 1973, we have provided drain service only. As a result, Drain Doctor is the Dallas Plumbing industry leader with clean equipment and the most thoroughly trained, courteous service technicia…
4181 Billy Mitchell DrAddison, TX 75001
Local company , guys always showed up on time. Replaced entire gas line in back yard . Did good clean up afterwards . Workers were good guys shot straight . I think they look out for the customers. It was a bad situation but they fixed it and got it done. Very pleased with their perfo…
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Excellent work... went beyond expectations to do a good job on short notice... and reasonable pricing!
We had a stubborn clog in our shower that caused a seriously nasty standing puddle of black gunk. We had tried to clear it ourselves several times without success. I called PP&LD late in the afternoon, told Jack what the problem was, and he quoted me a reasonable price. They came the next afternoon. Because we have no clean-out on that side of the house, the clog required the plumbers who came out to get on the roof on the hottest day of the year. They did, and they both worked hard and with a sense of urgency to get at the clog. It was late in the afternoon and their line wasn't long enough to reach the clog. We all agreed they'd come back the next day with their longer line and get it. They came back when they said they would, got back on the roof in 99 degree heat, worked hard and with a sense of urgency, and cleared the clog. I wish I'd gotten the guys' names. They were great, really nice, no-nonsense, wanting to get the work done. My husband and I both feel we got every penny's worth and then some, with the work they did and how easy the whole transaction was in general. We will use them again and recommend them to friends and family.
Hey this company installed 2 toilets for me.. did a good job... thanks guys
My hot water heater started leaking two days ago. I needed a new one so i started shopping around. I got several quotes from different companies in my area. I base my choices off peoples opinions on the web.I I had one company come out and they seemed like they had no idea what they were doing. I sent them away before they could flood my house. I decided to be a bit pickier on my choices. So i called up Plano Plumbing and Leak Detection. They were very professional and polite. They gave me a quote over the phone and came out the same day. They knew what they were doing. I am not a plumber but you can tell if someone knows their craft. They got the old water heater out and the new one installed in less than a hour and half. They guys are good. I was happy i got a good company to help me out. Great job guys
Did a water leak in my front lawn. Great prices and great work. 100% happy with their service
I had a gas leak out by my meter near the alley. My gas company had shut me off and i had to find a plumber to find the leak and make the repair in order for me to get my gas back on. I called Several companies..i got about 6 quotes and then i called Plano Plumbing and Leak Detection. He gave me a quote that was right in the middle of everyone else's, so they were not trying to screw me over. Now the main reason i went with this company is the fact they were very professional but also very knowledgeable. The office manager Jack, was able to give a very good opinion on where the leak would probably be. SURE ENOUGH, he sent a truck out within a hour and half and Austin and Adam were the plumbers that arrived. They were able to find the leak within about 15 minutes and it was in the general area of what the office manager had said..I was impressed! They made the repair and no other leaks were found. These guys are GREAT!! THANKS PLANO PLUMBING!! I will continue to use this company for all my plumbing problems!!
I hope this helps someone not go through what I went through with this company. I just wanted them to do a leak detection on a slab leak in my house and I made that clear over the phone before hand. They said they would charge a $250 flat rate to find the leak, and I agreed with that amount. Two gentlemen came in to the house. The main owner of the company was wearing sandals with socks which I found kind of odd, but who am I to judge. I guess I was expecting work boots or something. Anyway, they said they would be there between 9-11 and they showed up around 12. That's ok though, I'm not the most punctual person, so I won't hold that against them. After the work was finished, I asked them where the leak was and they took me into the bathroom and simply pointed to the ground and said that it was in this vicinity. I asked them if they could mark it or at least write on the invoice some dimensions or measurements that I could use to be more specific for my insurance agent, and he refused. I asked them very politely again why they couldn't mark the spot, and they kept saying that they would email me that information with a total bid to repair the leak. I again said, that I didn't bring you here to repair the leak, I simply wanted you to detect leak as we discussed on the phone. To my shock and dismay, he just keep repeating that he would email me the bid and he wouldn't mark the spot or write on the invoice where the leak was. "WHAT EXACTLY AM I PAYING YOU FOR", I asked? It was at this point that I clearly saw him wink at his partner. I was enraged, but I kept my cool. It was painfully clear that he didn't want to tell me where the leak was because he wanted to make sure that he was going to get the job for the repair. The second gentleman, not the owner, finally marked the spot on the floor and said that this where he heard the leak the loudest. Stunned and absolutely amazed at what people will do other people just to make money, I gave them their $250 and we parted ways. Two days later, I brought in a real company to detect and fix the leak and the actual spot of the leak was approximately 10 feet from where this company with a so-called "Master" plumber said it was.I hope that people will read this and it will prevent them from going through what I went through. This company is an absolute rip off. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE SHOULD YOU DO BUSINESS WITH THESE DISHONEST PEOPLE.
Good response time but work was incomplete. I needed some gas line work done and the work was done quickly and well. However, after inspection the plumber didn't make it back before the gas company came to turn on gas and light pilot lights. The plumber said no problem, he lit the three pilot lights in question. I double checked as he was leaving and he said yes, they were all lit. This morning two furnaces kicked on blowing cold air. Sure enough, no pilot lights lit. I checked the third, a water heater, and also was not lit. It was clear from the access doors on the furnace that he never opened them and lit them so he lied to me. Rating would be higher but I can't be positive about a contractor that looks me in the eye and lies twice in a row. There wasn't a misunderstanding, it was purely an untruth.
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.