Downing Plumbing & Heating, Inc.

4.47 |162 Verified Ratings
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Downing Plumbing & Heating, Inc.

4.47 | 162 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: 09-30-2018
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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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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Polite, friendly service. Good explanation of what needed to be done and alternative solutions. Fast same day service that I didn’t ask for AND didn’t have to pay extra for. Price of kitchen faucet was high but I guess you get what you pay for. My previous faucet was a “lowest-price” purchase and it only lasted 4 years. So I went for the good stuff. Highly recommend.
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Service the same day I called—plumber was careful about not messing up my floors and gave me helpful advice
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This company is expensive & I feel they take advantage people. 60 years HUH? When I spoke with DOWNING customer service rep, she told me the service call fee of $69 would be included into whatever work needed to be done; which was what made me decide to use this company. When the workers arrived they looked at the job & offered two possibilities to repair in the event the first action didn't work. His first price of $152 to remove the shower arm pipe, inspect and replace shower arm if needed plus the $69. The problem wasn't the shower arm, the problem was the shower riser pipe CONNECTOR which was an additional $129. He had to cut into a wall in another room to get to the pipes, it's an additional fee to repair holes they have to make and of course that's ANOTHER service call because the guy doing the current job doesn't do drywall repairs. $285 some would probably say that's a good price...(ok whatever) not for THIS job. Now I have to find someone to drywall this hole. I called the company before agreeing to the first job to ask about the miss communication of the $69, the rep that answered returned to tell me they would apply the $69 to the job. I was charged for the first job that wasn't the issue.
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4.0   |  
My original shower head had multiple settings; however, the new one had only one setting. Fees were pricey.
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Chad was very knowledgeable and explained all the components of his work.
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