Local Plumbers HELP!!


Hi,
I just moved to the area last Tuesday (Bellevue) and was lucky to be met a day later with a blocked toilet that is clogged farther down than a plunge or snake can fix. Yay, what fun! Anyhoo, I was hoping some of the locals would be able to recommend a reliable, licensed and insured plumber that they have worked with before and that has reasonable rates.
Any help is muchly appreciated!!!
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"zackefron" <zackefron008[at]gmail[dot]com> wrote in message

When you posted last week I told you to call Parent. They specialize in stuff like that and have all the equipment. Fixed my broken drain line out by the street at reasonable cost.
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Roto Rooter is always reliable and efficient. They're [url=http://www.pacificplumbing.net ]Plumber in Seattle. [/url] In your situation, they would be my first call because of the assumption they would get the job done, and safely.
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zackefron <zackefron008[at]gmail[dot]com> wrote in

The work that needs to be done is simple, and no plumber is likely to do it wrong. All they have to do is open the clean-out, which should be outside, near the house, possibly buried a short distance underground. Then do a power snake in that clean-out. That will fix it.
Then you have to ask what kind of pipe your sewer is. If it's old clay pipe, you probably have tree roots growing into it, and those are the probable cause of the problem. The power snake will get the tree roots, but they will grow back, if you don't do something about them. The tree can be a long way away from the house, even across the street. Tree roots can grow a long way underground. If a tree gets uprooted, the roots don't look that long, but that's because they get broken when it gets uprooted.
The exact same problem you have, we had when we moved in to our house, and a plumber did the snake work for approximately $60. It only took him a few minutes.
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On Fri, 19 Sep 2008 11:08:43 GMT, Anagram

As for "do something about" those roots, just be sure to periodically pour a root killing chemical down that drain, at least annually. One poster here has a recipe he swears by; Google Groups will help you find it.
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One was to dump a bag of rock salt into the laundry tub and let it dissolve slowly into the sewer line.
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