Issue with the Kitchen drainage system?

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Hi, I'm living in an old house made by my grandfather. The plumbing setups are really gray. Last time there is an issue with the kitchen drainage system. I tried to alleviate it by myself. But again it got damaged. Now I'm planning to consult a plumbing team. So I was searching for an expert team. Could anyone advise me? Please share your suggestion. It will be really helpful.


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  • You will want to look in your area for a reputable plumber. Sometimes word of mouth is best - ask your friends, neighbors, or colleagues at work. The other option is to check 'Angie's List' online for your area. Good luck with your plumbing!

  • Recreated Designs Recreated Designs on Dec 24, 2020

    Hi, depending on where you live, when you are checking out teams to work on it, be sure to check out the Better Business Bureau listings as well and see if the company has a good reputation.

  • Seth Seth on Dec 24, 2020

    Check with your local building inspector. They are not allowed to make recommendations, but might let slip a word about a plumber they have never had inspection issues with. If you are planning on a major project, sometimes the inspector will come out and make recommendations about what might need to be done to bring your system up to code before you do the work.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Dec 24, 2020

    If you have Angie's list where you are, they have licensed and bonded plumbers.Home Advisor might be another place.

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Dec 24, 2020

    Google plumbers in your area and you will get a list of those in your area- I would get more than one estimate on the job- you can always google the company name and ask for reviews on them as well - we can't help you with choosing someone you need to do it for your area

  • Mogie Mogie on Dec 24, 2020
    1. Is the plumber licensed and bonded by the state? Forty-four states require contractors to be licensed or bonded. Ask to see a physical copy of their license.
    2. Is the company insured? A good plumber has both worker’s compensation and a minimum of $500,000 in liability insurance to protect both parties from injury or damage on the job.
    3. How long has the plumbing service been in business?
    4. What types of certifications do they hold?
    5. Who will actually be doing the work: the individual preparing the estimate or a subcontractor?
    6. How much training does this individual have? Are they credentialed as an apprentice plumber, journeyman plumber, or master plumber, according to state licensing laws?
    7. How does the company screen employees? Do they conduct background checks? This person will be in your house, so you want reassurance that the company has a process in place.
    8. Is the plumbing company willing to provide references from its suppliers and banks?
    9. Does the plumber have a clean complaint record? Check your local Better Business Bureau website for any gripes that may have been filed against the plumbing company, and check Yelp for reviews from local customers.


  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Dec 24, 2020

    Hello there,

    Ask around your neighbours or even your local church leaders, they may know someone who can help you!

  • Are you talking about the inside plumbing or the outside drainage?

  • Deb K Deb K on Dec 24, 2020

    Hello, check to ensure they are bonded, and also if they a service tv to "look" inside your system. This will help eliminate the cause with more ease.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Dec 24, 2020

    Ask for personal recommendations from family friends neighbors or members of your social circles.

  • Betsy Betsy on Dec 24, 2020

    Hi Philip: Check with the BBB in your area: Here is their site: https://www.bbb.org/search. They will give you the skinny on any company you are considering.


    Good luck

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Dec 25, 2020

    I cup baking soda 1 cup vinegar cover 10 minutes then add boiling water. Repeat as needed.

  • Annie Annie on Dec 25, 2020

    Take a look in your yellow pages and consult with the BBB for recommendations.

  • Cindy Cindy on Dec 25, 2020

    Hi Philip. We live in Illinois. We have used Home Advisors 3 times. !. Driveway work 2. Tile backslash 3. paint bathroom. I like Home Advisors because they do background checks on their subcontractors so that you're comfortable having this person in your home. You can also read reviews to know how previous work was performed. And, here's the best part, it's free.

  • Libbie B Libbie B on Dec 26, 2020

    This may be a job for the pros. Angie's List and Home Advisors can be great places to find professionals.

  • We have a few local neighborhood and school district Facebook pages. Those are great for local and reliable recommendations. That's my go to...good luck!

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Dec 27, 2020

    I only hire licensed, insured contractors. Get more than one price. Get the work planned and cost in writing. Ask for referrals from friends and family, too. Good luck and stay safe!

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Dec 29, 2020

    Ask local neighbors and friends for recommendations. That has been the best way I have found laborers like roofing and Hvac.

  • Philipshernandez Philipshernandez on Dec 30, 2020

    Thank you for your recommendations. Let me check with my neighbours and friends. I was searching online also

  • You might ask friends or neighbors for their suggestions on good plumbers or check reputable review sites. Have several come by for assessments and go with the most honest one.

  • Philipshernandez Philipshernandez on Jan 15, 2021

    I just googled and came across this team doing plumbing works. How about approaching them. I need a sudden solution. The situation is something serious

  • Philipshernandez Philipshernandez on Jan 15, 2021

    Last day a team came but they couldn't solve the issue,so I planned to approach another team