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Plumbers found online can be a difficult experience for a homeowner. Finding a good plumber online, fast, is complicated. Many plumbing companies are posting positive reviews about themselves on rating websites. Often, plumbers that provide excellent plumbing service have fraudulent reviews posted from their competitors or disgruntled ex-employees. When it comes to finding a good plumber, who can the consumer really trust?
At Best Plumbers® our name speaks for itself. We apply a rigorous plumber research and plumber review process to identify plumbing companies that provide the highest quality plumbing services.
We research the major review websites like: Dun & Bradstreet, Angie’s List, Google, Yelp, Facebook, CitySearch, YP (Yellow Pages) and the Better Business Bureau. We take into consideration: the age of the plumbing company, the size of the plumbing company, the management structure, the types of complaints and testimonials. We review all of our research in each market and make our recommendations.
We take the listings of plumbers published in our plumbing directory very serious, and try hard to provide accurate, up to date information for our readers.
Why Best Plumbers®
Consumers have major concerns in searching for plumbers online. Which plumbers have the expertise? Which plumbers are worth the money? Which plumbers can you trust being in your home? With so many questionable marketing schemes in the plumbing industry, it is difficult to find the best plumbing companies. At Best Plumbers®, we do all the homework for you. Through our research we truly provide our users access to the Best Plumbers®.
Best Plumbers® Listings
The plumbing industry, by it’s very nature, is fluid and constantly changing. Plumbing companies get sold, key employees leave and competitors squeeze the market. Because of this, a plumbing company can be in our plumbing directory one week, and off the next. If you see a plumber that should not be on our list, fill out our Contest a Plumber Form. If there is a plumbing contractor with a great reputation, and deserves to be listed, fill out our Nominate a Plumber Form.
The Usability of Best Plumbers®
We make it easy for consumers to find a good, local plumber, fast. With our user-friendly map, our users quickly select their city or state and view their local plumbing directory. The research Best Plumbers® conducts helps consumers with the important decision of selecting a plumbing company they can trust in their home or business.
Call a Professional From Best Plumbers® to Take Care of Your Plumbing Emergencies
Most of the plumbers listed in Best Plumbers® offer fast, friendly 24 hour emergency plumbing service.
Nights, weekends and even on holidays, you will be serviced by plumbing professional who can schedule an appointment to meet your plumbing needs. If it is a plumbing emergency, most plumbers listed in our directory will dispatch a plumbing technician to your home or business immediately!
The plumbers in Best Plumbers® are here to take care of your plumbing emergencies with gas lines, sewer line backups, broken water lines, kitchen and bathroom drain clogs, broken water heaters, overflowing toilets and much more.
Often, Plumbing and drain problems occur over holidays and special occasions when there are a houseful of guests. If you see signs of backed-up toilets or drains, it’s best to request the assistance of a plumbing professional from Best Plumbers® before the problem worsens. Always remember to make sure you know where the water shut-off valve is located to help minimize water damage to your property.
Calling in a professional drain cleaning service is necessary when you have a seriously clogged drain. Most of the plumbing professionals listed in Best Plumbers® also install drains and sewer lines. Solving the problem of a clogged drain may involve replacing it. The professional drain cleaning service companies listed in our directories will prevent those annoying clogged drain problems from recurring in the future.
Clogged pipes can occur in many different areas of your plumbing system. Stoppages frequently occur in fixture traps, in the main drain, in sharp bends and direction changes of the sub drain pipelines, and even in the sewer line. It takes a qualified plumbing technician to find the source of the clogged plumbing lines. Most of the plumbing professionals listed in our directories know where to look for the source of the clogged drain. Even if the problem goes all the way to the sewer line, we have the right sewer line professionals to fix and unclog your drain in the shortest time possible.
Best Plumbers® strives to find and list drain cleaning services that won’t leave your home or business messy. Drain cleaning is a dirty job, but we want the drain cleaning companies listed in our drain cleaning directory to leave your home as if they had never been there. Most of the plumbing professionals listed in our directories are very clean. Many use floor mats and booties to protect your floors. They have the experience and expertise to clear the blockage and get your drain running free in the cleanest way possible. To Best Plumbers®, nothing is more important than leaving your home just like it was before the plumber came in.
Cable (Snake) Drain Cleaning Service
Finding the right drain cleaning service is not just a matter of manpower. The companies have to work with the right plumbing equipment to unclogg a drain as well. Most of the professionals listed in Best Plumbers® have drain cleaning machines from small hand snakes to drain machines capable of cleaning 8 inch sewer mains.
Usually, the most flexible machines are the cable drain cleaning machines, often referred to as drain snakes. The cable drain cleaning machines clean the drain or sewer by rotating a flexible cable through the pipe. Attachments on the end of the cable aid in the cleaning process by scraping, boring, cutting through the blockage. Each drain blockage requires the proper size cable and cutting head. Usually, not just anyone can use these machines. It takes experienced, qualified plumbing technicians. Best Plumbers®, the #1 plumbing directory, has these qualified professionals listed.
High Pressure Water Jetter
A high pressure water jetter is a specially designed drain cleaning machines that blasts away strong blockages and clears heavily clogged drains. Most of the plumbing professionals listed in Best Plumbers® have access to these powerful high pressure jetters to clear away whatever is causing the blockage in your plumbing lines. Often, high pressure water jetters are the most effective method for clearing drains and sewer lines. It is important to call on a plumber that has the right equipment so you get the job done right the first time.
Sewer Repair, Cleaning and Installation
Sewer line repair, replacement and installation can be expensive plumbing projects. An experienced plumbing company knows the requirements as to types of piping needed and allowed. They know the proper permits required to perform sewer repair. Best Plumbers® recommends getting a few different bids for sewer repair. Many plumbing professionals might offer solutions to the same sewer line problem. So don’t call just anyone, call the sewer line repair experts listed in Best Plumbers®.
Do you need sewer line repair?
Sewer line repair and replacement is needed when your sewer line starts leaking into the ground. Most likely, this will be the most unpleasant, and costly plumbing problem you will encounter. Since this is a more complicated plumbing problem to solve than something like faucet repair, you really need a qualified plumbing professional that knows what they are doing.
In order to determine exactly what is wrong, you have to get inside the pipe. Before and sewer repair video pipe inspection will need to be done.
The constant exposure to grease, soap and food adds up to drains that run slowly and clog over time. If you notice the plumbing lines in your kitchen draining slowly contact one of the local, licensed plumber from Best Plumbers® to fix the problem. Addressing drain cleaning issues early can end up saving you a lot of money in the long run.
Toilet paper is designed and manufactured to disintegrate. Facial tissue, baby wipes or other household products are not. Flushing anything other than toilet paper is what causes toilets to clog.
Shower and Tub Drains
Water should drain immediately when you’re showering and in just a few minutes after a bath. If it’s draining slowly, your tub or shower trap and drainpipe is probably clogged with soap and hair, making a drain cleaning appointment inevitable.
Bathroom Sink Drains
Toothpaste, soap and grime can lead to slow draining and clogging. If you lose a piece of jewelry down the sink drain, don’t run any more water. Call your local plumbing professional at Best Plumbers®. They will be able to retrieve the lost item without too much difficulty (as long as you have stopped running the water).
Laundry rooms, basements, garages, patios, driveways and even older bathrooms often have a drain to carry away water and prevent flooding. Usually they are equipped with a trap that should be filled with water to prevent odors and sewer gas from escaping.
Main Sewer Lines
All your household drains lead into your main sewer line, which connects to a city sewer line or septic tank. The clogging culprit here is usually water-seeking roots that can actually break through the line and clog the drain. The plumbing professionals at Best Plumbers® are specially trained to deal with this problem. For all your plumbing needs, contact your local plumbing expert at Best Plumbers® today.
There are many things that can go wrong when it comes to plumbing, but one of the worst things that could happen, is a slab leak. There are many reasons this may occur. The worse reason is a crimp in the water line inside the slab. This often occurs from soil settling under and around the foundation.
When you suspect a slab leak, you should do a simple water meter test. First, locate your meter. Second, make sure all of the water is turned off in the the property. Everything from running toilets to washing machines. Make certain everything is shut off.
Since all of the water is shut off in the property, the water meter shouldn’t move at all.
Take a picture of the water meter with a camera on your cell phone, come back 30 minutes later. The meter should read the same as the picture on your phone 30 minutes later if all water is shut off inside the property. If all devices are shut off and there is movement on your water meter, you have a leak. There is a chance you have a slab leak. It is always wise to contact a plumbing professional from Best Plumbers® that specializes in leak detection to find the leak in your plumbing system.
Video pipe inspection is required for any sewer line repair or replacement, and has become one of the most valuable services in the plumbing industry. This is when a small, waterproof video camera is inserted into the interior of the sewer pipe and sends back live video of the condition of the sewer line and the sewer line blockage or sewer line leak. Video pipe inspection equipment can determine the exact location and depth of the sewer line damage from above ground. Often, this technology enables the plumber to do spot repairs on the sewer line. This can save thousands of dollars in sewer line replacement costs. Video pipe inspections can tell if you have root intrusion, separated pipes, a broken pipe or offset pipe joints.
Before you get any estimates on a sewer repair project, make certain a thorough video pipe inspection has been done by an experienced plumber.
The Video Pipe Inspection Process
A flexible rod with a high-resolution video camera on the tip is inserted into pipes from 2 inches to 36 inches in diameter. The flexible rod that is inserted into the plumbing system allows the camera to travel through the pipe (even around corners and bends in the plumbing pipe) to see an inside view of the entire plumbing system. Live video transmission gives the technician the ability to determine the condition of the plumbing from the inside. Video pipe inspection allows the plumbing technician to fully understand any existing problems. If there is a blockage in the plumbing, it enables the plumbing technician to pinpoint the exact location of the blockage. All of the video and information obtained in the video pipe inspection can be saved as a permanent record.
Common Sewer Problems
Sewer repair is necessary to remedy many common plumbing problems in older sewer lines. Usually, unless there was some kind of accident, sewer line damage happens over time. The largest cause of sewer line damage is roots that grow through cracked sewer lines. One small crack in a sewer line can make it the target for a root system to take hold and block or destroy the pipe. You can use sewer line cleaning to remove roots, but this is only a temporary solution because there is still a crack in the sewer line. The more you use drain cleaning equipment to scrape out and cut through the clog, or use harmful chemicals to destroy the roots, you are applying more wear and tear on the pipe itself. Eventually that section of the sewer line is going to have to be replaced.
Sewer repair might not work for some older pipes, so sewer installation (replacement) is the next step. The plumbers listed in Best Plumbers® for sewer line replacement offer complete solutions, and this includes the entire sewer installation, from the house to the main. There is no need to search anywhere else because Best Plumbers® lists many different qualified professionals in your local area for complete sewer line replacement.
Water Heaters are necessities in our daily lives. It supplies all of our warm water needs, from cooking to bathing. There are common water heater issues shared by homeowners across the nation. Sometimes there is a leak in the water heater tank or no hot water. Most have encountered water heater problems at least once as a homeowner. Listed below are the causes of some of these common water heater problems and how one can take proactive measures against expensive repair or replacement.
Water Heater Leaks
This is the most common water heater issue that customers call the professionals ate Best Plumbers® about. There is usually a leak when there is a puddle around the bottom of the water heater. When a leak occurs, this is usually due to a crack in the internal tank and replacement is necessary. Over a period of time water minerals can react with steel, which will corrode the heating tanks. Once this occurs, it is necessary for a replacement to occur. Sometimes however, you may not have to replace the entire water heater. Call a plumbing professional from Best Plumbers®. If the leak originates from the top it may be able to be repaired by replacing a water heater part.
No Hot Water or Not Enough Hot Water
Another common water heater repair issue is no hot water. If you have a gas heater and there is no hot water this can usually be attributed to the pilot light going out. You can light the pilot light yourself, however if you have never done it or are not sure how you should go about it, do not hesitate to call a professional from Best Plumbers®. When you are dealing with gas water
heaters it can be very dangerous if you don’t know what you are doing. However if you find that you have no hot water with an electric tank it would be a good idea to check your breaker to see if the breaker has tripped. In the instance that there is not enough hot water and you have ensured that the tank is not leaking, you can flush the tank so that mineral deposits are not reducing its efficiency. Generally as your heater ages sediment build-up will occur, decreasing the amount of hot water that the heater can produce. This is when flushing the tank is necessary for a quick water heater repair. These are just a couple of common issues that most people have experienced with both electric and gas water heaters. If you have an issue that is outside of these listed above, you should immediately contact a professional from Best Plumbers®. Often, all you need is a quick water heater repair. –
If you are ever in need of water heater replacement, it is always wise to call on the researched and reviewed water heater replacement professionals at Best Plumbers®.
How to Find a Really Good Plumber
Usually, the need for a plumber will come unannounced. Making a good choice on a plumber is essential to getting your home’s plumbing systems back on the right track. Don’t just pick the first name you see on the Internet or in the yellow pages – take a few minutes to make an educated plumbing decision. There are, unfortunately, many less-than-perfect plumbers out there, and so steering clear of them and heading to an honest professional plumber should be your goal.
These steps will help you navigate your way to a really good plumber:
- Look through the local listings on Best Plumbers®. This site will make it easy to see the important plumbing information you need to make your decision. A really good plumber is likely to have full information available through their website online. Best Plumbers® provides access to their websites in the links provided in their plumbing listings.
- Carefully read the basic information about a plumber. Find out details such as how long they’ve been in the plumbing industry, their level of experience with your type of plumbing issue (some plumbers may focus more on commercial premises, or installation of plumbing in new homes, for example).
- Read the online plumbing reviews. This is where previous customers get to tell you about their experiences with a plumber. A really good plumber should have left a long trail of happy customers. Don’t be alarmed if the odd review is less than 100% praise – it’s impossible to make all the people happy all the time. But just be sure you are comfortable with what people say.
- Check out their social media presence. Not all plumbers will be highly active online, but many will often have a Facebook page or even Twitter account. These can give you an idea of how proactive the plumber is when interacting with customers. A recently updated page can be an indicator they are actively seeking out new business.
- Make an enquiry, either by email or phone, stating your exact needs, and asking for a formal plumbing quote. A reliable plumber will be more than happy to provide you with a no-obligation quote in writing. Make a note of their response time, because this could indicate how responsive they will be should you have a plumbing problem with their work. It should be relatively easy to directly compare the quotes from multiple plumbers – you are, after all, seeking exactly the same work from each plumber. The prices quoted should be transparent and include all fees and taxes. Don’t be tripped up by hidden costs after you hire a plumber!
- If a license to carry out this type of work is needed in your jurisdiction, make sure they have the correct paperwork. This might be a general business license or an industry-specific accreditation. They should also have liability insurance in case something goes wrong with their work. In many areas this is a legal requirement. Because of the nature of plumbing work, a bad installation can prove highly costly for even a simple plumbing mistake, with water damage being extensive. Be sure they’re covered for all possible plumbing disasters.
- If the plumbing company you select is a firm of more than one plumber, ask how many years experience the plumber who will be attending your home has. The range of plumbing experience between plumbers within one plumbing company can be wide.
Once you’ve found a really good plumber, be sure to ask them to explain what they have done, and how they’ve done it. They should be able to tell you what plumbing parts, if any, they are fitted.
After your plumbing task is finished be sure to review the plumber online – not only does this help future potential plumbing customers, but if your review is positive then you will also be rewarding a good plumber for their good honest work.
Also, remember to tell you friends and family to reference Best Plumbers® the next time they are searching for a good plumber.