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J Downs Plumbing LLC is based on the belief that the needs of our commercial and residential clients are of the utmost importance. Our team consists of highly skilled professionals who are all committed to fulfilling those needs.

About Us

Established by Joseph Downs, J Downs Plumbing LLC has been providing outstanding residential and commercial plumbing services to clients in and around Hamilton Township, New Jersey since 2005. We have more than 41 years of plumbing experience.

Through a combination of excellent leadership, experienced employees, and a clear vision for the future, our company has been able to consistently deliver unmatched service. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from referrals and repeat clients.

Mission Statement 

Our mission is to provide superior plumbing services that exceed expectations and fulfill the goals of our clients. We are here to build strong relationships on trust and work with each individual to create plans that meet their needs.

About Our Owner

Master Plumber Joseph G. Downs

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Old Plumbing

Old plumbing usually means problems, especially if the fixtures have not been repaired before. The top two plumbing concerns are most present in old houses.

To perform a quick test on an old house, turn on the hot water. If the pressure is low, the galvanized pipes have probably corroded and clogged up. Hot water pipes are often the first to go.

When galvanized piping is in poor condition, expert would often advise people to replace the entire piping system. However, this is often expensive, and homeowners usually opt for the more economical, halfway fix—only repairing the single pipe that is immediate problem.

Worse, the bad galvanized pipe may have been replaced with more galvanized pipe, instead of plastic or copper pipe. In this case, the problem would just be extended, not cured. If your house has a crawl space and you’re fine with going into it, you can get a better picture of the status of your plumbing system.

Sewer Lines

On the supply side, the homeowner owns all piping on the house side of the meter. Everything on the street side belongs to the water district. The meter should have a dial that shows minute water flow. If you turn off all the water inside the house and the dial still moves, there is a system leak somewhere.

According to our owner, Joseph Downs, “the sewer line can be crushed or root-bound. It will probably cost around $250 or more to run a camera down the line to check its condition.”

Sewer lines can be clay, plastic, or cast iron. A product of the World War II era, Orangeburg pipes are made of tar paper; if you have that in the house, there is no question that it needs to be replaced. Clay pipes are particularly susceptible to root intrusion, and old cast-iron pipes corrode. Plastic became common in the 1980s. It is more durable, but it can be crushed.

All types of pipe material can succumb to an impenetrable clog from grease, diapers, or tennis balls.

Reach Out to Us

We welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver the plumbing industry’s best service. Just give us a call to inquire or schedule an appointment.

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