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Old 04-22-2014, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Port Charlotte, FL
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I need a plumber today. I had one out a few weeks ago and they snaked my drains and it helped for a bit but now it is worse than before. I have 6 in of water in my tub that takes hours to drain. All the other drains work well, its just the tub.

I need a good plumber that stands by their work. Any suggestions?
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Old 04-22-2014, 06:01 AM
 
Location: Lemon Bay, Englewood, FL
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Sounds like they need to use the big snake through the roof vent. Costs about $200-250 to do this, but man does it work!
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Old 04-22-2014, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Lemon Bay, Englewood, FL
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BTW, I've had McCullough perform this task, as well as Dave @ Competitive Plumbing
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Old 04-22-2014, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Port Charlotte, FL
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Sounds like they need to use the big snake through the roof vent. Costs about $200-250 to do this, but man does it work!
That's what they did a few weeks ago.
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Old 04-22-2014, 07:14 AM
 
Location: sittin happy in the sun :-)
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call Rachel at Titanz 941 875 9669 and say peter from Vantage recommended you call
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Old 04-22-2014, 07:44 AM
 
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you on sewer or septic? if the latter maybe it needs pumped
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Old 04-22-2014, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Englewood, FL
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If you're living in an older home, your cast iron drain pipe may be deteriorated. This is the case in my house. The bath farthest from the drain outlet causes issues if we use toilet paper. Notoriously it gets caught on the pipe along the way and stops up everything behind it. Our house is a tear down,so we won't spend the $ to have the drain pipe replaced, so we can only use the bathroom closest to the septic tank for flushing any paper, if you know what I mean. Even the cheapest septic-safe paper didnt help.
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Old 04-22-2014, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Anthem, AZ
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Plumming Doctor II
re-piped our house at a very fair price. Quick response, too...same day sometimes.

4165 Whidden Blvd, Port Charlotte, FL 33980
(941) 255-0001
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Old 04-22-2014, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte, FL - Pasadena, People's Republic of Maryland
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If you're living in an older home, your cast iron drain pipe may be deteriorated. This is the case in my house.....
Yikes! I've heard of having to get the house re-plumbed with supply lines due to pin-hole leaks (one of which I've already experienced under the slab) but haven't heard of drain lines corroding. Guess that's just something else to be prepared for!
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Old 04-22-2014, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Englewood, FL
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Yikes! I've heard of having to get the house re-plumbed with supply lines due to pin-hole leaks (one of which I've already experienced under the slab) but haven't heard of drain lines corroding. Guess that's just something else to be prepared for!
Oh yes....cast iron drain pipes corrode and have stalagmites and tites grow all over, catching a hold of everything and clogging things up. To repipe the house, you either have to tear up the slab & floors and replace where it is, or minimally tear up the floors and run a new pipe around the perimeter of the house. Either scenario is both expensive and a nightmare. Repiping supply lines is a walk in the park compared to replacing your main drain. Some companies also do drain liners; this option doesn't save much money, but is less of a hassle. The pipe also needs to be structurally sound and have an even shape for it to work long term. Mine is not really a candidate for this, since there is a fracture right in the middle of the slab. My home was built in 1974.
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