Cleaning out line to septic system
“Our drain was backing up. He came out same-day, about 3 hours after we called, was meticulous, asked a lot of questions to figure out where the lines were coming from and where they were going. Went into through a clean-out and spent a good amount of time getting everything out and clearing the blockage. Very friendly, informative, and experienced, would definitely hire again.”
Snaked the tub
“He was honest and professional…. he will be my plumber forever….great!”
I needed an internal outflow pipe…
“from kitchen and laundry room slop sink cleared and external drain cleared.
Affordable did a great job. They looked at both pipes, explained what had to be done, and did it effectively and cleanly.”
After reading positive reviews…
“I called Joseph early in the morning for a clogged drain. He called me back quickly and came that afternoon. Joseph was professional, neat, and cleared the drain. He also gave me some hints to try to avoid future drain problems.
I was very satisfied with the service and the cost. He also honored the coupon for Angie’s List first time service.”
Joe snaked (rooted) sanitary sewer lateral line (connection from house to main line)
“Joe arrived within the 1 hour window in which he estimated and called 1/2 hour ahead of time to let me know he was on his way and ETA. I have this service done every year or two due to root growth and in the last 11 years, he is the only contractor to lay down a tarp and clean up after his work. He has created his own proprietary rooter bit to better remove roots. He snaked the line twice and properly checked his work by running water thru the line. Offers 30 day limited warranty. Very professional and courteous.”
Cleaned main drain to house
“It went excellent. They showed up on time and did a very neat and professional job. They left the working area cleaner then when they arrived. The work was preformed in a quick and timely manner. I would use this company again.”
Fixed drain and vent pipe behind kitchen cabinet
“2nd time I used Affordable Rooter at my house. 1st time was just to clear a clogged drain. This time was for a leaking drain and vent pipe that were improperly installed by the previous owner. Both time I used him he showed up on time, was responsive and did clean / neat work. This was a rather difficult spot to work inside the cabinet, but was able to do everything without having to pull the cabinet / countertop or backsplash apart which was important for me. I would highly recommend their services.”
Hose line in bathroom sink broke and exploded water out all over bathroom…
” Reached Joe on a Sunday AM. Came out , fixed hose , was punctual, offered some advise on other jobs involving construction that he would not be involved in.”
Second experience with Joe
“Liked him both times. Both jobs went well. A job a year ago is still doing fine , when another plumber had struggled with it.
Cleaned out main drain/waste pipe from house to street, cleaned out drain/waste pipe from house exit to basement sink.”
Answered after hours call with friendly voice
“Came out right away, immediately and accurately diagnosed problem. Fixed problem quickly, cleanly and efficiently. Offered opinion on cause and advice to prevent similar problems in the future. I highly recommend Affordable Rooter! I would absolutely use AR again. Great job! A+! Thanks, Joseph!”
My cordless phone fell down toilet
“and was lodged tight in toilet drain. I could not remove it. And there was a clogged bathroom sink in another part of the house. Affordable Rooter arrived within a couple of hours of my call and was able to remove the phone without having to do any major work and clean the clogged sink without removing the drain pipe.
They removed the phone by pushing it further in so they could twist it and then remove it. They fixed the clogged sink by first removing the stopper and with a wire hook removed lots of hair. The sink drained so they did not have to do the next step which was to remove the elbow part of the drain. I appreciate that they tried the simplest solutions first and luckily they worked! The other nice thing was I forgot about the discount that was mentioned for Angie List members on the website. He reminded me and reduced the cost accordingly. I thought his charges were reasonable for coming out on a Saturday and fixing two problems. They were not major problems but he could have made it seem like they were and charged me a lot more to fix them. I have had that happen before. I appreciated the honesty!”
Snaked out clogged drain.
“Joe was great. He took my call right away and was over within a couple of hours for an urgent but not emergency block. He understood the problem right away, cleared it out, and gave me a couple pointers to hopefully prevent future problems. Very professional.”
Cleared drain pipe clog
“Kitchen sink wouldn’t drain and started filling with water when bathtub above was used. Called Joe the next morning and luckily he was available. He was punctual and courteous and gave some basic do’s and don’ts tips. The price he charged was reasonable and also honored the Angie’s List first-time customer coupon.”
Cleared clogged shower drain & checked slow sink
“Joe was punctual, friendly, professional & reasonably priced. Our shower was completely clogged & he cleared the huge calcium deposits due to our hard water in no time. Our sink was running slow & he simply raised the stopper a bit & that did the trick. We will use him in the future for our plumbing needs.”
Issues with my 2nd level bathroom sink
“It was badly clogged and water was all back up in the sink.
Joe was great and able to resolve the problem within an hour. Previous to that, I had a plumber who was going to charge me $1000 to re-run the pipe to another line. I am very glad to find Joe and fixed the issue at a reasonable cost. I would recommend him to do my next job.”
Came to clean drain to septic tank
“After inspecting work, said we should have septic tank pumped first and did not charge for the service call. Came right away, was courteous and polite and very professional.”
Replaced corroded pipe underneath the house; repaired vent.
“I found this company on the List, and, because of the great reviews, decided to take the leap of faith and called Joe, explaining my problem. Within fifteen minutes of leaving the message on his machine, I received a call back. We arranged a time at my convenience, and, he and his associate were there exactly when he said they would be . Both were very professional. It was obvious that they knew their business and explained everything they were going to do before they did it. They were, and this I find most important, respectful of my home—very neat and methodical with their work, even to the point of wearing those little booties when they needed to walk though the house. Overall, I was very pleased with the service and would definitely use then again.”
Cleaned out secondary waste/drain.
“Very punctual; arrived on time. I have used them in the past (on a holiday and they arrived quickly and did not overcharge for holiday time). They cleaned up thoroughly (cleaning a waste drain is a very dirty job) and made suggestions on how to maintain the drain so it wouldn’t clog. EXCELLENT, reliable, and affordable drain cleaning!”
Unclogged a bathroom toilet
“Joe responded to my voice mail even though it was 7:00 PM. He arrived within the 45 minute time period he allowed to get here. Joe was courteous and knowledgable. I was very satisfied with his work.”
He replaced two main valves, he fixed the dishwasher hookup, he put in a new toilet
, “and another small job.
He came when he said he would. The one day he was running late he called us to let us know and showed up right when he said he would. The first night he diagnosed the situation and then brought all the parts he needed the following day. He never made a mess and everything is working well. I would highly recommend them and I’ll be using him again. I received his name from a contractor who said he was dependable and reasonable, and have found that to be true myself. I gave an N/A for pricing because I did not get other estimates for the work.”
Removed built up scale/clog in a pipe
“in our basement that backed the whole house system up.
Showed up immediately. Fixed the clog. Provided advice for moving forward. Very professional and the price was reasonable.”
Cleaned out heavily clogged sewer main pipe.
“Job was great. I recommended him to a friend and will do so again.
Sewer line was backing up into basement. The line to the street had to replaced.”
After another plumber charged me several hundred dollars and failed
“to fix the sewer line that was backing up into my basement, I called Joe. He was not only prompt and responsive, but extremely professional. He made sure that he had the resources necessary to do a job that turned out to be bigger than it appeared at first and his final bill was lower than his estimate. He was a pleasure to do business with.
I used Affordable Rooter to snake our clogged sewer lines out to the street a couple of times.
He was persistent and dedicated to solving our issue with the least amount of problems for us. After originally snaking the pipes he left to do another job and then came with another piece of equipment to snake some more. He also came back a couple of days later to repair something he saw and only charged us for the part, not his time. He was excellent and compassionate for our problem. He was early for our first appointment.”
Unclogged my kitchen sink
“I overstuffed my disposal and clogged up the kitchen sink on a saturday afternoon while I was entertaiing guests. I called and within one hour he arrived, unclogged my sink and solved my problem. I was able to use the sink for the dinner clean up and never missed a beat. Very prompt and good service.”
He had to snake out a very long stretch of very old, very clogged galvanized pipe
“all the way to our main line. It took a lot of effort but he got it done and saved us from the alternative of installing all new pipe which would have cost a minor fortune.
It was very smooth and professional. I never felt like I was being led down the garden path.”
Waste line from kitchen was clogged
“and backing up into basement
Joe explained how he would fix it beforehand, and there were no surprises. They got us up and running in an hour. He guaranteed his work for 60 days too.”
“I called Affordable Rooter at 9:30 am on a SUNDAY morning. Within 30 minutes, Joe returned my call. I described the problem to him (clogged secondary drain in basement laundry room) and he provided me an estimate of $225. He said he could get to my house betweeen 12:30 and 1 pm. He arrived shortly before 1 pm, and within 20 minutes had the drain snaked and running freely. He cleaned up the area thoroughly and asked me where I found him. When I mentioned Angie’s List, he said I was entitled to $25 off. He further suggested that I re-route my washing machine drain from the standpipe into the utility sink (put a strainer in the utility sink), so that lint from the washer does not clog my pipes. In addition, I should put 1 cup of baking soda and a cup of vinegar mixed down the kitched drain once/month to keep things flowing freely. In the end, a VERY professionla, neat, and AFFORDABLE job! Would definitely recommend Affordable Rooter!”
Called Joe to get estimate for sewer clean-out
“He gave me a fair quote estimate over the phone, and said he could meet me the same day. When I got back home, somehow, the sewer line was cleared (perhaps something to do with Hurricane Sandy) by itself, so I called him back 30 minutes before scheduled meeting time to tell him that I would not need his services that day. He was very nice about it. If in the future, I have sewer or other plumbing issues, I intend to call Joe.”
We used Affordable Rooter to unclog our bathroom drain
“and had a very positive experience.
Joe is prompt, courteous and professional. He went the extra mile to fix the problem and also fixed the handle on our toilet! We highly recommend him.”
My outside storm drain was plugged.
“I tried to unclog it myself by renting a snake, but couldn’t. They came out and unclogged it with their snake.
They were on time, and very diligent. He ended upstairs 90 minutes to make sure it was draining properly. He had to snake it from four different drains to clear it. He originally quoted me a higher price, but I got a lower quote elsewhere, and he matched it.”
Called with a non-emergency clogged drain in laundry room
. “They came the same day, were neat and through and fixed the problem. Wonderful.”
They came and snaked out the bathroom sink
“that was clogged. He was very responsive to my telephone call and came as he said he would. He was also very good at cleaning up afterward.”
Joe started the process of snaking out driveway outside drain.
“Joe will come back again this week now that I have identified the next opening in the drainage system
Went very well.”
The gutters on my house, as well as a catch drain
“at the bottom of my driveway, drain into a 4-inch PVC pipe that runs about 100 feet underground to the rear corner of my property. During a recent downpour it became apparent that the system was clogged and water was backing up through the down spouts and catch drain. I called Joe at Affordable Rooter to identify and hopefully fix the problem. Joe was responsive, punctual and professional. He snaked the pipe from the discharge side and quickly determined that I had a broken pipe about 45 feet in from the outlet. He discussed various repair alternatives with me and the bottom line is that the broken pipe has to be dug up and repaired which is a job for a landscaper not a plumber. However, for what I consider a very reasonable fee, Joe at Affordable Rooter was able to quickly isolate and identify my problem.