Downing Plumbing & Heating, Inc.

4.48 | 152 Verified Ratings
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Downing Plumbing & Heating, Inc.

4.48 | 152 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.


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
  • 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: 09-30-2018
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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5.0   |  
Review by in Lowell, IN
On time and respectful.
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5.0   |  
'I was able to get a technician to come to our place within a couple of hours.
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4.5   |  
Review by in Schererville, IN
They came very quickly. The quote was pretty accurate. The bill was more do to the extra feet of snaking needed and they did let me know before hand. Two workers came and finished the job in about 2 hours. They also gave me some suggestions for how to fix the situation for good. That bid is for a much bigger project and will have to check the quote to others. I feel they did a good job, quickly and professionally.
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3.5   |  
Review by in Hammond, IN
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4.0   |  
The $69 fee to come was reasonable..but $90 to change a flapper was highway robbery.
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5.0   |  
Review by in Valparaiso, IN
My sump pump died around 5:30 in the morning after a night of rain. By 6am someone from Downing called to inquire about my issue and although I work in Chicago, and could not be there to meet the plumber, I was able to get this sorted by 10am. The people I spoke with were super nice, Jim the plumber was very informative and though I wasn’t expecting to have this cost, I felt the price was fair for a new pump installation. (Yay, homeownership!) I was able to pay over the phone and the whole process was quick and (relatively) painless! Will keep them in mind for any future plumbing needs! Thanks again!
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4.0   |  
Review by in Beverly Shores, IN
Downing subcontracts the pumping and clean out to Midwest Excavating with oversight by a Downing representative. Twenty minutes late to the promised 1.5 hour window that was provided, but otherwise satisfied overall with the service. Relatively simple job, and would recommend to others although higher cost compared with the "average" cost provided by Home Advisor.
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5.0   |  
I was very impressed with the quick response to my request for service! Downing Plumbing called me to set up service even before I closed the Home Advisor app on my phone! The friendly and professional technician was out the next day and had my issue addressed within 30 minutes! Definitely adding Downing Plumbing to my list of favorites!
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5.0   |  
Review by in Hammond, IN
Superb work! Friendly, on time, efficent and informative. We also decided to join their annual membership, which is a great deal. Ask for Jim. You won't be disappointed! Quality.
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5.0   |  
They called within 30 minutes of my completing the form, and set up appointment for the next day. They reviewed my project gave me the price to complete, I accepted and they put together the parts needed from their truck and began the work. They did an excellent job and I couldn't be happier. Very nice people and whenever I have another plumbing project I will definitely call Downing Plumbing.
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