In our customers’ own words:
Gerry U. (Oct 4, 2016)
Dave is a real stand up guy. Dave not only fixed our plumbing needs while we were vacationing in South Yarmouth, but gave us tips on the best local beaches and restaurants.
Dave is an experienced plumber, who is well known throughout the Cape, especially in the Mid-Cape, area. He is friendly, knowledgeable and his prices are very reasonable. I wouldn’t call anyone else, but Dave the Plumber!
George McCutcheon (Oct 20, 2016)
John A. (Aug 19, 2016)
Nothing is less fun than having a toilet that won’t flush and water backing up into the shower basin in an 80 year old cottage. I called another service (not Dave) and they recommended that I have the cesspool pumped. Their guy came by and told me the cesspool was basically empty and that there was no point in pumping it. He called his dispatcher and scheduled a drain clean out (basically a roto rooter). I waited a couple of hours to find out when the service would be scheduled and decided to call Dave to see if someone else could get here sooner. (Did I mention that the non-flushing toilet was making the cottage smell like an outhouse?)
Dave came by after he finished a job – about an hour – opened the cesspool, looked at the pipe, and diagnosed that the pipe needed to be replaced because 1) asphalt pipe in 2) old house. Did some research on the side: “before the 1960s, bell and spigot sewer pipe joints were often sealed with oakum (asphalt saturated hemp fiber) and cement mortar. These joints were
assumed to have a lifetime of 25 to 30 years, after which the joint sealant would result in leaks.”
Once the leaks start, plant roots invade the pipe and stuff stops going through. Dave observed that you could possibly clear out the roots, but the problem would just keep coming back.
So my roto-rooter quote was almost $400 and replacing the pipe would be a little over twice that. I’m not into half-assed fixes, so I went with Dave’s diagnosis. He came the next day and replaced the old sewer “lateral” with PVC pipe that won’t let roots in. The old pipe had so many roots in it you couldn’t see through it. Problem solved!
When you call a professional you expect them to have the experience and knowledge to fix the problem and not to just treat the symptoms when the problem will just keep coming back. Dave’s a plumber who knows his stuff. He works fast and his prices are fair. Hence I’m going out of my way to give him a review since I appreciate that my plumbing problem is fixed, not just postponed.
Old Landing (Aug 15, 2016)
As a local hotel owner I must say that I’m lucky to have Dave the Plumber right here in my town. He is on the ball, shows up quickly and does a CLEAN fine job. He has done minor jobs (like today) and even installed my furnace over a decade ago. Thanks Dave!
Carol Marchant (Aug 1, 2016)
I was extremely please with the help Dave the Plumber gave me with my dishwasher problem. He is thorough, knows what he’s taking about, offers suggestions for a solution, and was more than fair in reference to the service charge.
Try him for any plumbing problem; you won’t regret it!
Clean, reliable, professional, friendly service.