Downing Plumbing & Heating, Inc.

4.46 | 131 Verified Ratings
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Downing Plumbing & Heating, Inc.

4.46 | 131 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
  • Dyer
  • Crown Point
  • Gary
  • Thornton
  • Glenwood
  • Monee
  • Griffith
  • Leroy
  • Hobart
  • Saint John
  • Merrillville
  • Portage
  • Schererville
  • Hebron
  • Munster
  • Lansing
  • Boone Grove
  • Lowell
  • Crete
  • Chesterton
  • Beverly Shores
  • Beecher
  • Wheeler
  • Cedar Lake
  • Lake Station
  • See All >

Services Offered

Heating & Furnace Systems
  • Gas Boiler or Radiator Heat Repair
  • Soil, Sand, Mulch and rock Delivery
  • Minor Grading or Resloping
  • 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
Water Treatment System
  • Water Treatment & Purification Install

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: 09-30-2018
Trade: Plumbing Corporation
License #: CO19400019
Expiration: 12-31-2017
Trade: Plumber-Master
License #: 058-121997
Expiration: 04-30-2018
Trade: Plumbing Contractor
License #: PC19300047
Expiration: 12-31-2017
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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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5.0   |  
Great service came out and gave an estimate for all the work that needed to be done. Came back later in the day and finish the work in one day.
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5.0   |  
Good service!
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5.0   |  
on time & personable - high quality service
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Review by in Chesterton, IN
Was so pleased with response to our emergency sump pump issue. Listened carefully to our concerns and completed work neatly. So pleased that we went with this company.
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4.5   |  
Fast, friendly efficient service.....Thanks for senior citizen discount
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4.5   |  
Honest and hard working.
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Review by in Portage, IN
Really know their craft! Polite and very neat. We appreciated that.
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Review by in Long Beach, IN
Project: Install, Repair or Replace Plumbing or Fixtures
After the kitchen facet was installed, the pull down novel would not sear properly or at all back into the neck of the faucet. I asked the technician why that was occurring and he said it wasn't due to the way the faucet was installed. I promptly called Moen and sure enough it had to do with positioning of the weight on the hose. It was a good 8" from the white marking on the hose indicating where the weight should be in order for the faucet to set properly. I foolishly paid $258 to this company to install my faucet and they couldn't even figure out a something as simple as moving the weight to where it belonged. Find someone else to do your plumbing.
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3.5   |  
nice work
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4.5   |  
Had old plumbing in my home that needed to be retro fitted to accommodate my newer dishwasher. Came as scheduled. Very friendly and gave advice. A little pricey, but if your not sure how to fix something with plumbing and your in a pinch, I definitely recommend them.
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