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Roots in Main Drain.
Amount: $58.00
Posted by: Rick M. in Haddonfield, NJ.Posted: October 30th, 2010 10:10AM
Firm or Company: Home Depot RentalDifficulty of Access: Easy
My House is 86 years old and about every 3-4 years the main drain clogs up with roots. I rented the biggest sewer snake Home Depot has and cleaned it out myself. It was messy job, took about 1/2 hour. The hardest part was getting the thing down the basement. Wear Gloves! Ones you don't mind throwing out.
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I Keep Wanting to Cancel the Home Warranty
Amount: $60.00
Posted by: SavvyCat in DFW, TX.Posted: October 6th, 2010 07:10AM
Firm or Company: Rescue RooterDifficulty of Access:
I grumble every time I renew my home warranty... until something happens. I just had a clog, seem to get a good one at least once a year, and the service fee I pay with the warranty is $60.00. This time the little snake didn't do it. It got something, but it apparently wasn't THE thing. He had to pull out this monster auger with a scary gnashing metal thing on the end. After he finally conquered the clog after an hour, he told me this trip, without the warranty, would have been over $300. If that was the only thing that went wrong in the house this year I would be under the cost of the warranty, but sadly it's not.
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Toilet overflow
Amount: $425.00
Posted by: Ms. Ria in Hampton, VA.Posted: September 30th, 2010 08:09AM
Firm or Company: Roto rooterDifficulty of Access:
Other Work: Replace main pipe
Called root rooter the toilet won't flush,water coming fr. Sink going to toilet&tub Jerome charged $295. + sold me a $50.a gallon liquid. (supposedly good for unclogging pipes )it comes w/6 mo. Wrty. 3day later toilet overflow all the way to wood laminate floor. Jerome inspected it and determined it's different problem pipes leaks due to corrosion. Cost$425 second pipe was not installed(it was part of $425.) means job was left unfinished. I will not recommend. 5hrs for 1pipe! And wants another $129. + parts for 2nd pipe.not happy!
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Snake main sewer line from house to street
Amount: $245.00
Posted by: deniser in Burlington, MA.Posted: September 21st, 2010 10:09AM
Firm or Company: Mass Sewer & DrainDifficulty of Access: medium
Other Work: none
I didn't get a quote when I called the night before, I guess I was too anxious to just get it done and this company was recommended by my plumber who I trust, and they called me right back (kept trying to get me on the phone until I was able to answer). The guy came first thing the next morning. It didn't take too long, maybe 45 minutes. He said it was a fairly easy job, most are more difficult. 56' to the street. He did spend time to explain some things to me about prevention, and he didn't make a mess. I guess I'm glad it wasn't $500-$1000, which I had anticipated. 60 day guarantee.
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Unclog tub drain
Amount: $189.00
Posted by: Orngkat in Austin, TX.Posted: September 15th, 2010 08:09AM
Firm or Company: Roto-RooterDifficulty of Access: Med
Other Work: None
one half hour to unclog drain using snake from beneath house
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pull toilet and backflush to remove plastic bottle stuck in trap
Amount: $625.00
Posted by: adam62 in La Fayette, GA.Posted: September 3rd, 2010 02:09PM
Firm or Company: Bailey Plumbing and Mechanical CoDifficulty of Access: remove toilet
I didn't ask how much the total was going to be, and received the invoice later - This guy spent less than an hour, and seems like he took me for a ride - haven't paid him yet, waiting for him to call me back
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Snaking Drain Line
Amount: $280.00
Posted by: a user in San Jose, CA.Posted: August 23rd, 2010 05:08PM
Firm or Company: Rescue Rooter (LIC# 795545)Difficulty of Access: none
Other Work: none
Clothes washer sink not draining.
I feel lucky because I received a 15% discount. They made up for it though with the undisclosed $29.50 charge for "Truck Operating Supplies" (of which there were none). Lots of attempts to upsell other services. The drain is fixed but it seems like far too much money for this service
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Snaking Main Line
Amount: $515.00
Posted by: a user in Germantown, MD.Posted: August 10th, 2010 07:08AM
Firm or Company: Your 1 PlumberDifficulty of Access:
Basement shower was backing up and flooding the basement. So he had to snake the main line. Cost was going to be about 600, but with some "discounts" came to about $516. I think this was WAY overpriced but when you can't use any water in your house you want it fixed quick and they know that which is why they charge insanely for main line snakes. And people wonder why everyone wants to DIY it!
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Snaking 2 slow drains, & repair a leaking toilet
Amount: $303.00
Posted by: Tamara in Hagerstown, MD.Posted: July 14th, 2010 08:07AM
Firm or Company: Roto RooterDifficulty of Access: Zip, Zero, None
After receiving a bill for $303 for a simple snake of a kitchen drain, a simple snake for a bathtub, both due to slow drainage, and the replacement of an 8" piece of tubing going from toilet tank to water source I felt really taken advantage of. While I was not home at the time, my family told me the plumber was there less than 1/2 an hour. I called the billing number to review the invoice. Turns out according to them, the invoice was correct. They charge by item for a simple snake for the kitchen sink-$143, a simple snake for the bath tub-$104-oh, he gave me 25% discount for that--why--who knows. For the plumbing portion (replacing the tube on the bottom of the tank to the water spigot), they charge a per hour rate. This charge was $75.00. Still not clear if that was broken down for the 5 min. repair of how they figured that exactly.
Wish I say this site first and had asked for a quote.
Never will use Roto Robbers again.
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Main drain
Amount: $70.00
Posted by: user in Annandale VA in Annandale, VA.Posted: July 9th, 2010 07:07AM
Firm or Company: Difficulty of Access: lil tricky finding access in basement
Rented a 50ft snake and had the job done in 15 once I found the right access point. Plumber charged $400.00 last time and wanted $500.00 this time. It was way easy to do (though a little messy....getting snake outside and rinsed off.) My first time doing it. I'm female in 50's...so anyone can do this.
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clogged drain in laundry room
Amount: $220.00
Posted by: big jeremy poppa in columbus, OH.Posted: July 8th, 2010 11:07AM
Firm or Company: rotor rooterDifficulty of Access: easy
Other Work: helped move my washer into the room
nice guy, seemed expensive. i wasn't sure how much others charge so i dint get other quotes, i just wanted the job done. however if i got overcharged, the guy made sure my washer worked and that my drain didn't backup. he also helped me move the washer machine back into the room since i had removed it earlier. so we ran it a couple of times. they also give you a 6 month service guarantee, which is nice but not sure ill use it in six months. i've heard its easy and some say its something that you should leave to the plumber, snaking the drain.
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Kitchen Drain Uncloggin
Amount: $377.40
Posted by: a user in Germantown, MD.Posted: May 27th, 2010 12:05PM
Firm or Company: Your 1 Plumber, LLCDifficulty of Access: very easy
Other Work: N/A
Since the company did not give any price ranges over the phone I had to call in. Technician came out very fast and charged 29 dollars on the spot. The estimate of $377.40 for snaking the drain, but was quickly lowered to $266 after my complain that the price is way too high. Nevertheless, I decided not to pay the amount and fixed it myself for $27 dollars (the price of the most expensive sewer snake at home depot)
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Kita
Amount: $199.00
Posted by: Kita in Philadelphia, PA.Posted: May 5th, 2010 07:05AM
Firm or Company: Precision PlusDifficulty of Access: Clogged Toilet
Other Work: complimentary drain cleanings
I have two children, one of whom is seven, who use way too much toilet paper. First, the water went down slow then it just wouldn't go down @ all but nursing a broken ankle and not being able to get to a hardware store makes your options very limited. Anyway, I did some research and went to the yellow pages and found Precision Plus and I liked their websites and well as reviews and decided to give then a call. To make a long story short, I called and was able to speak to someone directly and he came out in about and hour. Once here he unclogged the toilet and I was very satisfied with the service. Being a renter I wasn't aware that a plumber would cost so much because I would call maintenance and my problem would be solved, but time was of the essence with this one so I coughed up the money.
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toilet backed up for the 3rd time in 2 yrs.
Amount: $900.00
Posted by: a user in waretown, NJ.Posted: April 29th, 2010 08:04AM
Firm or Company: roto rooterDifficulty of Access:
Other Work: none
I had my toilet snaked 3 times by both plumbers and roto rooters. They both gave me different opions as to what the problem is. Should I go ahead and dig up my yard to see if it is the roots around the pipes?I keep having the same problem. please help!
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parti
Amount: $450.00
Posted by: Uzo in Portsmouth, VA.Posted: April 16th, 2010 09:04AM
Firm or Company: A-1 AmericanDifficulty of Access: Not difficult, from the washer drain
Other Work: ally clogged washer drain
Partially clogged washer drain. paid $450 after 10% discount. I think this is crazy. All he did was to snake my pipeline, less than 12 feet i guess to the main line. The work was less than 30 mins.This people are heartless!!!
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unclogging a toilet
Amount: $10.00
Posted by: Kimmie in Fort Lauderdale, FL.Posted: April 8th, 2010 07:04AM
Firm or Company: MyselfDifficulty of Access: Medium
My daughter accidentally flushed the toilet paper holder down the toilet, so instead of calling for a plumber I did it myself. It cost me about 10 minutes of my time, and $10.00 to reseal the base......Money saved:)Happy flushing....
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Clogged Toilet
Amount: $205.00
Posted by: Salmano in redondo beach, CA.Posted: March 30th, 2010 06:03PM
Firm or Company: fix all rootersDifficulty of Access: quite easy
I had an obvious clogged toilet. What do I do?? google?? precisely..
2 hours late of the appointed time the guy arrived. Whenever I flush the water just keeps rising. he told me its gonna cost you 70 bucks to insert some sort of snake. He then realized that there was no use.. so he resorted to plucking that whole thing up and hosing it down which costed me a whopping 250 bucks for lifting the shitter and installing a new wax ring..
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Main pipe
Amount: $402.00
Posted by: lisaMarie in Brookyn, NY.Posted: March 28th, 2010 01:03PM
Firm or Company: Roto RooterDifficulty of Access: easy
Other Work: none
my basement was flooded. i could not take a shower or even brush my teeth without the water backing up into the basement floor. it was a mess because of two small kids going to the bathroom contantly. i had a plumber come and he told me it was the main pipe. the job took less than 30mins and i felt i was taken. i had no damage in my pipe, but for just 20mins, that is too much money. i will never do this again. i will just call those $39.95 plumber. i felt sheated.
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Clogged bathroom drain
Amount: $838.15
Posted by: Bob Wolf in Cape Coral, FL.Posted: March 23rd, 2010 11:03AM
Firm or Company: Roto RooterDifficulty of Access: none, easy cleanouts
Other Work: none
Estimate $600.00 so my tenant said "go ahead" then paid the bill of $838.15 for an hour and a half's work, from the ground PVC clean out. I called Roto Rooter and they said a manager would call back to discuss, no calls. Checking local plumbers avg. would have charged $300-$400.
I highly recommend not giving Roto Rooter any business, as they are unscrupulous and way over priced.
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Main kitchen drain, sink and dishwasher
Amount: $29.15
Posted by: Dirty Red in Lexington, KY.Posted: March 17th, 2010 07:03AM
Firm or Company: Bryant's Rent-allDifficulty of Access: U-trap removed
Other Work: Self
Renting a pipe snake has proven to be a very cost effective means to remove a drain clog. I spent 29.15 to rent an auto-feed pipe snake for half a day. I could have taken a manual one for a slightly less price, but being very unfamiliar with them, I chose the one that seemed to require less work. I spent perhaps 30 minutes using the machine, I sent it through the drain twice and now I have a perfectly flowing drain again. Novice doesn't even come close to describing my inept plumbing skills and I was able to manage this. I highly recommend checking with any tool/plumbing supply companies in your area for those that rent a pipe snake. Be sure to consult the rental company for all safety and operational information about the machine you rent. Good luck!
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Main sewer line cleared
Amount: $857.00
Posted by: a user in Baltimore, MD.Posted: March 15th, 2010 09:03AM
Firm or Company: Roto-RooterDifficulty of Access: toilet removed
Other Work: No
They snaked out my main sewer line - which has been done several times in the past by roto-rooter and other plumbers never charging more than $415. The roto rooter plumber did not speak English in a manner that I could easily understand. In retrospect, I should have called Roto-Rooter and canceled when I couldn't understand their plumber, before letting him Roto-ROOK me for 2x's what any other plumber would charge!
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Main Line Clogged
Amount: $187.50
Posted by: Boston in Fort Worth, TX.Posted: February 28th, 2010 08:02PM
Firm or Company: Lair PlumbingDifficulty of Access: ground cleanout
Other Work: No
Apartments clogged on Sunday night 7:30, called plumber and he was here in 30 minutes. Charged Time and a half for one hours work. Recommended sewer jetting.
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Unclogging the Main Drain Pipe
Amount: $448.12
Posted by: a user in Gaithersburg, MD.Posted: February 27th, 2010 05:02AM
Firm or Company: Roto RooterDifficulty of Access: easy
They just used a drain cleaning machine to drill out the clog. The total time from arrival to finish is about 20 minutes. Lucky at the end I ask him what is the root cause and he threw in the camera inspection into the package. But I think it is still pretty expensive.
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Unclogging the Bathroom
Amount: $115.00
Posted by: bardoe in Hawthorne, CA.Posted: February 19th, 2010 01:02PM
Firm or Company: Bob and MarcDifficulty of Access: Access in the back yard
This job only took 5 minutes to do. I will rent and do it myself from now on. America is ripping it each other off.
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Unclogging a kitchen sink
Amount: $130.00
Posted by: a user in Tampa, FL.Posted: February 13th, 2010 07:02PM
All they had to do is go on the roof to the vent and stick the snake down it to unclog the mess. The job took about 20 mins and the house is 50 years old, so who knows when it had been done before. My advice just rent the equipment and do it yourself to save some $$$.
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