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A Look Into Zeek Plumbing

Zeek Plumbing starts and finishes projects every single day. However, we do not often have the chance to give the public a glimpse into the stages of work for our plumbers. Zeek Plumbing recently completed a trench drain project for a local client, follow along the project from start to finish below.

Stage #1

The first stage of the project, as well as most projects of this size, requires our crews to be on site to review the entire scope of work and review the customer’s potential plans. A portion of work discussed in this blog is in the top left portion of the picture below. Our expert employees worked through the labor and materials required to complete the project, and a written proposal was completed. After the proposal was approved by the customer, materials were ordered and the project was scheduled.

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Stage #2

The labor of the project begins in this stage. Zeek Plumbing cut and removed approximately 75 feet of concrete at 18-24 inches wide for the trench drains installation.

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Stage #3

After the saw cutting has been completed, stage 3 of the project begins. Stage 3 consists of the rough for the piping underground. “Rough” or “rough plumbing” is a term used in the plumbing industry typically with new construction and other framing work. The “rough” is always completed before any framing, concrete, or fixtures are installed. Therefore, the rough for this project consists of installing the piping inside the trenches with correct pitch and a cleanout that will be installed flush with the floor. In the following pictures, you will see Rick Zeek completing the rough as well as removing and installing a new cleanout (old cleanout pictured on the right below) at the same location. Rick also used a mini rubber track excavator to remove all the dirt and debris from the trenches.

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Stage #4

The next step after all of the rough plumbing has been completed is to install the trench drains. Zeek Plumbing supplied and installed 48 feet of trench drain with stainless steel grates, a floor sink drain for a 3 compartment sink, and a standpipe between machines for discharge. Trench drains need proper pitch just like the piping explained in Stage 3. Concrete must be re-cut and re-patched for any adjustments or repairs. However, our employees understand the importance of completing and finishing jobs correctly the first time.

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Stage #5

Patching the trenches, pinning new concrete to the existing floor with steel rebar, and leaving a smooth trowel finish is the last stage of the project. All of the trench drains, piping, and cleanout need to be flush with the concrete. Our main goal with concrete patching is to return the concrete to the condition it was in before cutting. After the new concrete dries, the client should not be able to notice which area was cut.

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Zeek Plumbing hopes you enjoyed the peek into our daily lives as plumbers. We hope you are able to see the workmanship and pride behind all of the work we complete. Our office is always available to you at 866-635-0200 to discuss your next plumbing project. Our Book Online Form is also available for any online inquiry into our services. We can assist you with any job from installing a new bathroom faucet to excavating and installing trench drains with stainless steel grates! We hope to hear from you in the future, and stay healthy during this tumultuous time!

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Great customer service. I had a problem with my toilet and they came out the same day to repair. Would definitely recommend
Frank D.
I had an emergancy and Zeek took care of it immediately and on short notice. Technicians were very proffessional. I will definetly use them again and will recomnend them to friends and family. Thier pricing was great also.
Michael A.
We highly recommend Zeek Plumbing! Within 24 hours of calling, Tim and Oliver arrived on time to replace our hot water heater and they were professional, polite and thorough. They worked quick (not fast) and clean and also corrected the prior improper installation of the overflow tank. Ryan even followed up to ensure we were happy and finalized all necessary paperwork. Everyone went above and beyond our expectations. Great job Zeek Plumbing, thank you!
Mary Alice S.
I recently had an almost fully clogged kitchen sink drain. I called Zeek Plumbing early in the morning and got a recording. I decided to not leave a message and would call back later. They took it upon themselves to call me back after seeing my number in their missed calls log. I explained the situation and was told they'd take care of it within a week; they arrived later that afternoon. The technician, Tim, and his partner (I unfortunately did not catch his name), worked incredibly hard to unclog the drain. They used multiple augers and auger heads, eventually running the snake 56 feet into the line until they finally were able to break through the clog after nearly three hours. Other technicians would likely have given up after a couple tries and recommend digging up the pipe, but Tim and his partner kept at it until the job was done. Tim asked me two or three times if I was satisfied with the job before he left. Pure professionalism all around. It got pricey in the end, but you get what you pay for. I couldn't recommend them more.
Michael T.
Thank you, Zeek Plumbing, for your quick response and excellent service on a water heater installation from June 2022.Tim came out the same day that I called when our hot water heater sprung a leak making a mess of the basement (other local companies I had called stated they were unable to come until 1-2 days later). He was so kind & knowledgeable! We had the choice to replace parts on our old unit, and possibly have to wait 2+ weeks for parts due to COVID supply chain issues, or replace the unit entirely. Tim took the time to explain the pros & cons to both without pressuring us. Steve gave us a quote over the phone and ultimately we chose to replace with a new Bradford White. Richard & Oliver showed up the following morning at 8AM. Service was quick, they left the area clean, and price was fair.
Jeannette F.
I had a good experience with Zeek. I contacted them to install a water softener. They put me in touch with the supplier, who tested by water and recommended a system. Then Zeek installed it. Rich patiently walked me through the ins-and-outs, and they were finished in just a few hours.I note that Zeek had to push back the installation date because they were late ordering of the water softener. But they apologized, set a new date, and got it all done. We all make mistakes; but it's those (like Zeek) that take responsibility and fix the issue that deserve repeat business.I'm already contacting Zeek again for other work that needs doing!
JC C
I had Zeek plumbing come. A guy Bill came and realized he could not do the job since cabinet had tiny opening for tiny person so he called another staff member to come. He knew exactly what the problem was . At first I thought maybe he did not want to do job or I had to call another company. I said to myself let me see and got call stating Oliver was going to do it but Tim would also help. They both came out and I liked both of them. They were both very nice , professional and fixed the problem . They were their for about an hour and a half and ended out charging me they said for 1 hour. I will know for sure when I get a bill from credit card , they gave me no paper statement or bill just told me verbally what I was going to be charged . I was recommended to use this company from my electrician . I recommend that a plumber always put paper or plastic boots on in front of customer. Their boots can really make marks on floors or carpet . Most customers would appreciate this and it is also a sign of respect for property . I recommend this company and would use them again soon .
shari G.
Zeek Plumbing's crew was on time, and fixed every issue I had. Reasonably priced and easy to communicate with. Nice, neat and knowledgeable guys. THANK YOU!
Manny R.
My new go-to for any plumbing needs. Everything about this experience was perfect. Bill was great!
Chris T.
Steve and his crew responded in hours. Bill was incredibly knowledgeable and courteous. Could not have been happier!!!
maureen D.
Had a great experience today with Zeek plumbing. Rich and Nick stopped by because my boiler was smoking and releasing smell into the basement. Turns out there were a few other things wrong with it. It’s a 30 year old unit that needs replacing but that’s not going to be for a while so I really needed the service. My appointment was scheduled for 8am and they were here at 7:53 which was great. Rich showed me everything he was doing as he fixed things and did his best to explain everything to me although honestly everything went right over my head. Still though I highly appreciated the explanation of everything! I’m happy to say that the boiler is running like a brand new unit. No odor, no delay and it was all done very quickly! I think the price was reasonable considering they were here for two hours. Also thought it was awesome that Rich played with my Dog and pet my ferret! Haha anyhow. I highly recommend these guys, very high level of professionalism. I had another company come out a few months ago for similar issue and it was not fixed at all… and the other things that Rich identified that should have been fixed were left to rot essentially. Anyway I highly recommend Zeek for your plumbing needs. They did a great job.
Leo S.
I highly recommend using Zeek Plumbing & Mechanical. They respond quickly to phone calls, are punctual and very knowledgeable about all aspects of your plumbing needs and concerns. Rich is personable and is an expert at completing the job from start to finish.
Geri

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