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10291 Robinson DrTyler, TX 75703
Came out but they only had a 100 foot auger. Said line was clear but 3 days later same problem again. Called them back and said they would only come out if they charged us again. We paid $358 the first time. Wanted another $300 to come back. This is Bad Business. We will not be using this compan…
1505 E Grande BlvdTyler, TX 75703
From Business: At HAGER PLUMBING of Tyler, we have over 35 years of experience in the plumbing business and are professional and fully licensed. We will provide quality plumbing repair services.
13097 State Highway 31 WTyler, TX 75709
From Business: Jace Watson is a Tyler native and 1976 graduate of John Tyler High School. He has worked in the construction industry since high school gaining experience in many phases of construction. In the recession of the late 1980's Jace worked for the City of Tyler as the Assistant Superintendent for Tyler Water Utilities. Upon the…
1033 N Northeast Loop 323Tyler, TX 75708
From Business: Whether you're experiencing a plumbing emergency, or something as simple as a leaky faucet or running toilet, Roto-Rooter can help you get it fixed quickly. Roto-Rooter's expert plumbers in Tyler are standing by 24/7, and offer honest estimates and a high level of customer service. There's a reason Roto-Rooter has been the…
14674 State Highway 155 STyler, TX 75703
Woke up to a major leak on the outside of the house. Called and set up an appointment, was told they could get over sometime after lunch. I took off of work and never heard from them all afternoon. Three calls later at around 8 at night I finally got a call back. I was told they could still make…
Tyler, TX 75708
Excellent customer service. Best quote I received and the fastest service. He made it a point to come service my home in that same day even though I had only contacted him at 3:00 in the afternoon. Extremely highly recommended.
125 S Bonner AveTyler, TX 75702
Beware! - Exhorbitant markups on parts and materials....My wife called Maddox out to do some minor plumbing repair as they were recommended by a relative. The service tech was nice and professional. The problem arose when I began questioning the amount charged for parts. Having previously wor…
Serving the Tyler Area.
From Business: If your plumbing system is in need of repairs and you dont know your drain pipe from a monkey wrench, our professional plumbing repair crew can bring back your fl…
Serving the Tyler Area.
From Business: With 24/7/365 Emergency Plumbing Service available from Levy & Son, plumbing problems don't have to be a headache. When you have assistance from the specialists at Levy & Son in Dallas you can rest assured that any plumbing problem you have will be fixed fully. Just like all of our other services and products in Dallas, we…
653 County Road 3597Winnsboro, TX 75494
service was fast and reliable. This is a small family owned business that really takes pride in their work. They were very courteous and clean. I would recommend them to anyone. I was really happy with their work
1706 Waterton CirWhitehouse, TX 75791
From Business: Customer satisfaction is our #1 priority. Ben's Plumbing knows that the plumbing system is the heart of a home. When you need a plumber, you want an experienced, reputable company that delivers on its promises. Since 1979, Ben's Plumbing has been providing residents and businesses in the Whitehouse area with quality plumbi…
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Came out but they only had a 100 foot auger. Said line was clear but 3 days later same problem again. Called them back and said they would only come out if they charged us again. We paid $358 the first time. Wanted another $300 to come back. This is Bad Business. We will not be using this company again.
These guys came out on Christmas eve morning to install my gas range so I would have something to cook on for Christmas dinner, and they didn't charge any extra for the holiday. We have used them for other plumbing issues and they have been excellent, fast, and reasonable.
I hired this company to fix a clogged pipe at our commercial property.Two guys showed up, and it took them several hours to snake one pipe.They could not fix the problem and told me that it was pizza hut's grease trap that was causing the problem. After two days fighting with Pizza Hut, and without a working bathroom.We finally got another plumper out, they snaked the pipe again and fixed.Apparently these guys didn't even snake the right pipe.Unfortunately they think that i owe them for not fixing the problem. I called and explain this situation and that we had to have another plumber out to finish the job. I refuse to pay for a job that was never finish or resolved and had to be finished by another company. Then several months later they have the audacity to send someone to the business to collect the debt.Then they referred us to a lawyer and it appears they are attempting to sue us over a $200 bill. What a joke.I can make one promise.They won't see a penny from me!See you in court!
You will not find a better repair or remodel plumber in the Tyler Texas area..Jerry Vandergriff is the BEST....
Harvey Plumbing is great. Very courteous and professional-before and after the sale. I highly recommend them for all of your plumbing needs. No matter how big or small.
These guys are very knowledgeable, experienced, friendly, and courteous, plus reasonably priced. They come out quickly and get the job done quickly and efficiently. My family has used their services several times. I would definitely recommend them to anyone in Tyler.
Mcintyre plumbing came out and fixed my leaky toilet. They were really quick and nice. Will definitely call them again. Gotta admit the stress about my plumbing problem was causing plumbing problems of another kind! But within an hour or so, these guys were finished fixing the problem, and I am stress-free for the moment! lolz!
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.