Downing Plumbing & Heating, Inc.

4.47 |170 Verified Ratings
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Downing Plumbing & Heating, Inc.

4.47 | 170 Verified Ratings
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8183 Grand Boulevard
Merrillville, IN 46410
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Downing Plumbing & Heating, Inc.

"World Class" Plumbing Service to Your Doorstep

No matter what your plumbing or sewer needs are, you can count on Downing Plumbing & Heating, Inc. to provide you with quality professional plumbing and sewer services. No job is too small or too big - from that leaky faucet to drain stoppages to repiping the whole house - we do it all! • Same day service appointments • Night/weekend emergency service available • Friendly, skilled, licensed plumbing technicians • Home protection discount program available • Senior citizen discounts available • Two year warranty on plumbing repairs, installations, and drain cleaning* *Restrictions Apply Let "The Duck Team" keep your home's plumbing system in top working condition.


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Service Area

  • Hammond
  • Valparaiso
  • Crown Point
  • Michigan City
  • Gary
  • La Porte
  • Dyer
  • Monee
  • Griffith
  • Leroy
  • Hobart
  • Saint John
  • Merrillville
  • Portage
  • Schererville
  • Hebron
  • Munster
  • Lansing
  • Boone Grove
  • Lowell
  • Crete
  • Glenwood
  • Thornton
  • Chesterton
  • Beverly Shores
  • Beecher
  • Wheeler
  • Cedar Lake
  • Lake Station
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Services Offered

Heating & Furnace Systems
  • Gas Boiler or Radiator Heat Repair
  • Clear Sewer Main
  • Faucets, Fixtures and Pipe Repair
  • Water Heater Install
  • Water Heater Repair
  • Gas Piping
  • Clear Drain Clog or Blockage
  • Sump Pump or Foundation Drain Install
  • Sump Pump Repair
  • Tankless Water Heater Install
  • Water Main Install or Repair
  • Drain Line Breakage Camera Locate
Septic Tanks & Wells
  • Septic Tank Clean or Pump
  • Well Pump Install
  • Well Pump Repair

Areas of Expertise

  • Faucets / Fixtures / Pipes
  • Sump Pump Replacements and Repairs
  • Drain Cleaning / Sewer Main Clearing
  • Water Main and Sewer Main Replacements
  • Water Heater Installations and Repairs

Product Brands Used

  • Delta
  • Rheem
  • Viega
  • Wolverine Brass, Inc.
  • Gerber, State

Quick Facts

Business Hours
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  • Warranty Description: 1-2 years (Residential)
  • Warranty Offered
  • Trip Charge
  • Credit Cards Accepted


In Business Since: 1950
State Licensing
Trade: Plumbing Contractor
License #: 055-019996
Expiration: 09-30-2019
Trade: Plumbing Corporation
License #: CO19400019
Expiration: 12-31-2019
Trade: Plumber-Master
License #: 058-121997
Expiration: 04-30-2019
Trade: Plumbing Contractor
License #: PC19300047
Expiration: 12-31-2019
Type: General Liability
Expiration: 12-31-2018
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Business Overview

How We Got Started

I chose to work in this industry because its in our blood! Downing Plumbing is a family business spanning 3 generations. .

We started in this industry in 1950.

We describe our business as Family owned and operated


Downing Plumbing & Heating, Inc.

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Review by in Dyer, IN
The technician was ordered and arrived promptly. They completed the work promptly and clogged drain worked great afterwards. My only complaint was price (which was not in the tech’s control). I’m not familiar with plumber pricing, especially for emergency service, but $515 seemed extremely high for about an hours work.
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Review by in Chesterton, IN
They were responsive knowledgeable and a great value
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Review by in Crown Point, IN
I was satisfied with the overall appointmen
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Review by in Highland, IN
Project: Install, Repair or Replace Plumbing or Fixtures
Professional, courteous, and quick. I highly recommend them.
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4.5   |  
Expensive for 20 minutes to replace a garbage disposal!
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Tech was very knowledgeable and informative. Will definitely use again.
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Review by in Michigan City, IN
Downing Plumbing came out and gave us a quote for a new hot water heater and even installed it the same day.
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Was a little pricey but they did nice and fast work, cleaned up and mess out tarps down on carpet. Quality company so far
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