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About WaterWork Plumbing

WaterWork Plumbing launched in 2006 with just one truck. Since then, our continuous growth in the Metro Detroit area has allowed us to grow to a fleet of 16 fully-equipped trucks and a team of experts that are trained to handle all of your plumbing needs.

We know how critical it is to respond immediately to emergency plumbing calls, and that is why our team of highly-qualified professionals is on call 24/7 to address emergency repairs, as well as handle speedy replacements and/or efficient installations at commercial, industrial and residential locations.

WaterWork Plumbing may be a small company, but we offer the same top-of-the-line service that the big guys do - without the big price. Our number one priority is ensuring that our customers are satisfied.


"The cost was affordable. I highly recommend this company. I will certainly call again for all of my plumbing needs."

Linda T., BBB

"All in all the service was fast and professional, if I ever have plumbing problems again I'll definitely call WaterWork Plumbing."

Joseph H, Yelp

"Thank you, Adam! (Also-- a shout out to Jenny who was so nice on the phone at WaterWork and told me to ask for a DVD when my sewer line was video'ed, which the previously company didn't tell me, even though it should have been offered!)"

Mari V., Yelp

"Called to have them out on a Saturday morning!!! They arrived within two hours. Great price for the weekend. Installed and done in no time, so we could all enjoy our day. "

Maria S, Yelp

"He did a great job, came on time, everything works and looks great! The price seemed high to us, but we were willing to pay to have the job done right and in a timely manner. Would definitely use again."

Homeowner in Livonia, MI, HomeAdvisor

"They were very prompt and courteous. I was given fees that fit my limited budget. I'm on fixed income so that was one of the major reasons I had to question what I would receive if I hired them. They held to their quote."

Homeowner in Warren, MI, HomeAdvisor

"Arrived within an hour of calling them. Super nice & wanted to fix problem best and most affordable way. Cleaned up after work. Even gave me free quotes for a few other things. 5* service!"

Tony M, HomeAdvisor


Fixed Sinks


Replaced Water Heaters


Fixed Toilets


Replaced Sump Pumps


We spend a lot of time in the kitchen, which means the plumbing sees a lot of wear and tear. Keep the small talk on what you should have for dessert, and leave the pipes to us. Some of our kitchen plumbing services include:

  • Dishwasher Installation
  • Icemaker Lines
  • Drinking Water Purification Systems
  • Instant Hot Water Installation
  • Drain Cleaning
  • Faucet Repair/Replacement
  • Frozen Pipe Repair
  • Garbage Disposal Repair/Replacement
  • Leak Repair
  • Sink Installation


A lot of our residential calls deal with clogged or leaky bathroom plumbing. We know this is definitely not an area of the house you want to be out of service for any length of time. With our experts on-call 24/7, we can guarantee your system to be up and running as soon as possible. Services include:

  • Bath Tub and Shower Repairs & Installation
  • Cleaning Slow/Clogged Drains
  • Toilet Repair/Replacement
  • Clogged, Leaky and Running Toilet Pipe Repair
  • Faucet Repair/Replacement
  • Vanity and Pedestal Sink Installation


Our WaterWork experts may not know the perfect stain remover or water temperature, and we haven’t yet figured out how to properly fold a fitted sheet. But, we’ve got you covered on all of your plumbing needs, including:

  • Floor Drain Cleaning
  • Laundry Tub Installation/Replacement
  • Clearing Clogged Laundry Tubs
  • Laundry Pump Installation
  • Frozen Pipe Repair
  • Leaky Pipe Repair
  • Sewer Line Repair
  • Sump Pump Repair
  • Dryer Gas Line Installation


In Michigan, raking leaves, shoveling snow and mowing the grass give us more than enough chores without having to worry about what’s going on under the ground. If you are experiencing an outdoor plumbing problem, WaterWork has the solution. We work on:

  • Outdoor Spigots & Lines
  • Piping, Valves & Downspouts
  • Frozen or Leaky Pipes
  • Certified Backflow Testing & Repair
  • Catch Basin Cleaning
  • Lead Water Service Repair/Replacement
  • Frost-Free Sillcock Repair/Replacement
  • Rain Collection Barrel Installation

Sump Pump

We saw it all in 2015. And by all, we mean the worst-case scenarios of basement flooding. If you live in Ferndale or surrounding areas, you may remember “The Great Flood” all too well.

Silver lining? We know our way around a sump pump. We install, maintain and repair these pumps so that excess water can be removed from your basement or crawl space, and you can rest a little easier.

Water Heater

A cold shower is only good for a few things. When that water goes from lukewarm to freezing, WaterWork should be your first call. If a replacement is necessary, we can help you pick the right water heater for your home and install it for you.


We offer solutions for all of your commercial plumbing needs!

One of our experienced plumbers will arrive, analyze the problem and fix it same-day in many cases. With fully-stocked trucks, everything is available on-site, saving you time and money.

We are fully-licensed, and our work is completely insured. Our services include emergency plumbing, excavating and sewer/drain cleaning, as well as:

  • Backflow Testing
  • Leaky Pipe & Faucet Repair
  • Flushometer Repair
  • Disposal Repair
  • Sump Pump & Water Heater Repair
  • Toilet Repair


Common Plumbing ProblemsAny homeowner knows leaking water can wreak havoc. Over time, it can deteriorate wood, and cause mold, and a plethora of issues. If you have a shower leaking problem, have no fear. It’s usually a simple fix.  But catching the problem, and fixing it promptly, is crucial to prevent further damage.  So, is your bathroom’s shower leaking? This is the guide for you! Keep reading to learn the common causes of a leaky shower, in addition to the steps you can take to prevent damaging your home and investment.  A Leaky Shower: The 5 Most Common Causes  First, and foremost – how do you know if your shower is leaking? Because a shower leak can often go unnoticed, here are some of the common signs to look for –  Signs of dampness on the floor, walls, or ceiling.  A musty odor or earthy smell in the bathroom, especially when not in use.  Visible water stains on the baseboards, walls, or ceiling.  Loose, curling, or cracked tiles or flooring near the shower.  Peeling or flaking paint or wallpaper in the bathroom or nearby rooms.  Water pooling, or signs of mold.   If you’ve seen, felt, or smelled any of the above, it could mean your shower is leaking. A shower requires a variety of pipes, seals, liners, and equipment to get the water flowing to the shower-head, at the desired temperature, and to keep it contained in the shower. So, when leaks occur, it’s these areas to look at to identify trouble areas.  In general, leaky showers are most commonly caused by –  Showerheads leaks – If your showerhead has a drip, even worse, when the water is off it’s time to find a replacement. Be aware however, if you have hard water, the iron can often clog the showerhead causing it to leak. In this case, you can soak your showerhead in vinegar to help remove the deposits.  Drain leaks – If water appears underneath the shower, or in the room below it, it’s likely a drain leak or a floor or shower pan leak.  Grout or wall leaks – Cracked tiles, or grout, can allow water to seep behind the walls causing leaky shower issues.  Shower door leaks – Shower doors can cause leaks from worn-out seals and tracks. Simply run the shower with the door shut, and see if water is leaking through.  Floor or shower pan leaks – Like drain leaks, you’ll notice floor or shower pan leaks in the room below your bathroom. These are usually repaired by addressing a moved or cracked liner or pan, chipped grout, or worn-down caulk.  Now that you know how to identify leaky showers and their common causes, let’s review the steps you can take to prevent damage.  7 Steps to Stop Damage from a Shower Leaking  It’s our mission here to make identifying, repairing, and preventing damage from a shower leaking, that much easier. So, without further ado, here’s our comprehensive guide to the 7 steps to take, to stop damage from a leaky shower.  Identify the source  To begin, start checking the most common sources for leaky showers. That includes the showerhead, faucet, and areas around and below the shower. Look for any water stains or dampness to see if improper seals or damage has occurred to cause the leak.  Shut off the water supply As a homeowner, it’s incredibly important to know where your main water supply shut-off is. In the case of severe shower leaks, you’ll need to turn off the main water supply to prevent further damage, immediately. For minor leaks, you won’t have to shut off the main supply, but should consider not using the leaky shower before repair.  Dry the area If water is pooling, or standing water is present, use towels, mops, or a wet/dry vacuum to remove it. Once that’s completed, use fans and dehumidifiers to dry the area thoroughly and prevent mold growth. Inspect for further damage Water can be sneaky, and creep into areas that are hard to see. To ensure this hasn’t happened, check for signs of water damage, such as mold, mildew, or structural issues in the walls, floor, and ceiling. Address any visible damage, by drying it and cleaning it, to promptly to prevent further deterioration. Seek professional repairs  Let’s be honest. Some home repairs are simple for homeowners to tackle, and others are not. When you’re dealing with water, which is highly damaging to the inner structures of homes, it’s always best to call in the professionals.  Conduct regular maintenance or inspections  Similar to having your furnace inspected and maintained yearly, consider regularly inspecting your shower for ongoing maintenance. This will allow you to catch any potential issues early. Simple fixes, like cleaning and resealing grout and caulking can be performed as needed to maintain a watertight seal and prevent damage. Monitor Water Usage Keep an eye on your water bill for any unexplained increases, which could indicate a hidden leak. To go even further, you can now install advanced water leak detectors that can alert you to leaks in real time, too. If you see a spike in your water usage, this often indicates there’s a hidden leak.  All in all, leaky showers should be taken seriously to avoid any severe damage to the surrounding structure. Print, bookmark, and share this guide to ensure your home and your loved one’s homes are protected from showers leaking.  Seeking Professional Leaky Shower Repairs  In this guide, you learned how to identify, investigate, repair, and prevent damage from showers leaking. Now, it’s time to become more familiar with Metro Detroit’s premier plumbers and most trusted plumbing service, at WaterWork.  WaterWork serves an expansive area in southeast Michigan with commercial and residential services for laundry room, kitchen, sump pump, bathroom, outdoor or water heater plumbing needs.  Our company began with just one truck in 2006 and has expanded to over 15 with our commitment to providing excellent services to our customers. Experience the WaterWork difference for solutions for all of your plumbing problems.  Make an appointment with WaterWork plumbing professionals, conveniently online now.   [...]
Common Plumbing Problems / Historic HomesMany older homes that were built with galvanized pipes are coming around to the time of replacement. So, if you have an older home, it’s best to learn about galvanized pipes replacement before yours deteriorates.  Why? The cost to replace galvanized pipes can vary greatly and may require time to build up your savings to complete the job without breaking the bank.  If you’re in the market to learn how to replace galvanized pipes, this is the guide for you. We’ll cover how long galvanized pipes typically last, the signs you may need to replace yours, and the costs to prepare for. Keep reading for the ultimate guide on galvanized pipes replacement.  When to Plan for Galvanized Pipes Replacement If you know when your home was built, you already have a good idea of when to expect needing to replace its galvanized pipes. For the most part, galvanized pipes last anywhere from 20-50 years. So, if your home is in this post-build range, you could be looking at a near-future galvanized pipe replacement project. Not sure if you have galvanized pipes or not? If your home was built between the 1930s and 1980, it likely has galvanized pipes, which were the standard for residential plumbing during this time. Brass and copper piping became more widely used in the 1960s, in case your home was built after that.  To determine if you do have galvanized piping, simply –  Scratch a pipe with a screwdriver or coin to check what’s underneath.  If the area is dull gray or silver-white, it’s likely galvanized steel.  Confirm by sticking a strong magnet to it. If it sticks, the pipe is likely galvanized.  Or, you can always make an appointment with a residential plumbing service for a professional opinion. This can be good advice to take at the beginning of the process, as you’ll need a professional plumbing provider to replace the pipes in your home properly.  Signs You Need to Replace Galvanized Pipes When galvanized pipes are getting ready for replacement, they’ll start showing signs of age. The most common indicators that your galvanized pipes might need replacing include the following –  Discoloration of water – Water that is brown, red, or yellow can be a sign of rust inside the pipes. Leaks – Frequent leaks, or visible water stains on walls, ceilings, or floors can be a sign that the pipes are deteriorating. Uneven water distribution or temperature – Fluctuations in water temperature when using multiple fixtures can be a sign of corroded pipes. Low pressure – Decreased water pressure can indicate that the inside of the pipes is corroding and clogging.  Odd taste or smell – Water with a metallic taste or unusual smell can indicate corrosion inside the pipes. Frequent issues – Recurrent plumbing problems, such as frequent clogs or backups, can indicate that the pipes are corroded or failing. Another sign to be conscious of is lead being present in your water. If you’re concerned that lead is leaching into the water from galvanized pipes, consider having your water tested. Galvanized Pipes Replacement Costs to Consider  Replacing galvanized pipes involves several costs to consider. First, there is the expense of materials, including new pipes (often copper, PEX, or PVC), fittings, and insulation. Labor costs can also be significant, as the job typically requires a professional plumber and may involve extensive work to access and replace the old pipes, especially if they are hidden behind walls or under floors.  Additional expenses may arise from repairing and repainting walls, ceilings, and floors that were disturbed during the replacement process. If the plumbing system requires updating to meet current codes, this could further increase costs. Last but not least, there might be costs associated with temporary accommodations if water service is disrupted for an extended period. Homeowners should also consider the potential cost savings from preventing future leaks and water damage, as well as the increased value and safety of the home. As for a ballpark number, what can you expect in the range of cost for a whole-house galvanized pipe replacement project? In general, homeowners can expect the replacement to cost anywhere from an extremely low estimate of $1,500 to $15,000. Factors that can affect the cost include –  The number of stories in your home. The number of rooms in your home. The amount of piping to discard.  The number of fixtures, i.e. laundry, sinks, showers, etc.  The type of piping chosen, i.e. copper, PVC, etc.  Next, let’s get an idea of how the replacement process looks once you begin.  The Steps to Replace Galvanized Pipes For such a big undertaking, it can be reassuring to know just how the process may go. When looking at a whole-house galvanized pipe replacement project, here’s what you can expect, step-by-step.  First, a licensed plumbing professional will inspect your home’s pipes and identify any unique areas or issues for repiping.  A new piping material is then selected, the most common being copper, PEX, or PVS for freshwater lines and PVC, or ABS, for waste and drain pipes. A quote is provided and approved before work begins.  Before repairs are completed, plumbers secure the home from any possible damage.  Then the old pipes are removed before the new pipes are installed.  Depending on the size of your home, this process of replacing galvanized pipes can take up to a week to complete from start to finish.  Hiring a Professional: Meet WaterWorks  Now that you know everything you need to know about galvanized pipe replacement, you’re ready for the next step. Hiring a professional residential or commercial plumbing service to replace galvanized pipes. Luckily, you’re in the right place.  Meet WaterWork Plumbing, Metro Detroit’s premier plumbing service and galvanized pipe replacement experts. Our friendly team is experienced in providing exemplary service in an expansive service area. Serving from downtown Detroit to Wolverine Lake and everywhere in between, with emergency services or full-scale replacement projects such as this.  Make an appointment to get your galvanized pipe replacement project started, or bookmark WaterWork Plumbing for all your plumbing needs.  [...]
Common Plumbing ProblemsAs a homeowner, there’s nothing worse than hearing an unusual noise. It can be even more worrisome when it’s unusual plumbing noises. While you may begin to wonder if a costly repair is coming, have no fear.  Often, plumbing noises can mean nothing, but some can be an indicator of a bigger issue.  So what type of strange plumbing noises should you act upon by calling in a professional? Keep reading for our ultimate guide to the top 5 plumbing noises to be aware of. In this guide, we’ll explain what to listen for, what the problem may be, and what to do when you hear it.  5 Strange Plumbing Noises to Know  Strange plumbing noises can happen day or night, and not surprisingly, they elicit worry from homeowners. Especially considering that water damage continually ranks among the top causes of home insurance claims. To ease your mind or raise the red flags, here are the top 5 strange plumbing noises to know and what to do if you hear them.  Knocking Noises  One of the most common plumbing noises to hear in a home is knocking, hammering, or banging. In the plumbing scene, this noise comes from what’s referred to as a “water hammer.”. A water hammer occurs when appliances that use water shut off quickly. I.e. your dishwasher, washer, ice-maker, etc.  There’s a simple repair for the knocking noises if you’d like to eliminate them. A plumbing expert can install a “water hammer” on the appliance. Even if you think you can DIY the installation, it’s also best to have a professional review your work to avoid further issues down the road.  If high water pressure is the culprit, plumbers might install a pressure regulator to maintain a consistent flow. Additionally, the plumber may install air chambers or water hammer arrestors to absorb the shock waves created by the sudden stop of water flow. This effectively eliminates the knocking noise and protects the plumbing system from potential damage. Rattling Noises  Rattling noises can be one of the less worrisome noises, as they often indicate loose pipes are knocking on the wall. When the water runs through the pipes, they shake from the pressure and hit the nearby walls. This noise will be heard throughout the home and is especially common in older or aging homes. However, the noise can be annoying and technically speaking, pipes shouldn’t be loose or unsecured. If you call a plumbing professional, they’ll be able to strap the pipes down to dispel the plumbing noise. This will not only protect the structure and integrity of your home but also create a peaceful environment free of plumbing noises, too.  Gurgling Noises  If you hear a gurgling noise from your pipes or plumbing, call a plumber immediately. A gurgling noise in plumbing often indicates a blockage or a venting issue within the drainage system. Air that has become trapped in the pipes is typically what makes the sound. Which disrupts the normal flow of water and waste. Water draining slowly or unpleasant odors are other strong signs that there’s a clog somewhere in the system. Common causes include food particles, grease buildup, hair, or foreign objects lodged in the pipes.  To address this issue, a plumber typically starts by inspecting the drainage and venting systems. They may use a plumbing snake or hydro-jetting equipment to clear any obstructions. In some cases, they might need to repair or replace sections of the vent pipe to ensure proper airflow, which helps prevent future gurgling noises and maintains efficient drainage. Squealing Noises  Squealing is an unpleasant noise, no matter where it comes from. But it can be even more unpleasant when it squeals everything you run your water through. A squealing plumbing noise from your pipes, however, can be somewhat of a simple fix.  The squealing noise typically comes from areas in the pipe where the water transfers from larger pipes into smaller pipes. To address the squealing, plumbers will often adjust the pressure valve, replace the pressure valve, or replace washers that may be worn.  Hissing Noises High-pitched hissing is a plumbing noise that typically comes from a specific fixture. I.e. a kitchen sink faucet, a bathroom sink faucet, showerhead, etc. This can come from a few different issues, so it’s always best to seek the advice of a professional. However, some of the most common causes and repairs of hissing plumbing noises include –  A buildup in the pipes, like minerals from hard water. The sediment could be deeper in the pipes and may need to be professionally cleaned.  A hissing noise in plumbing often indicates a leak or high water pressure in the system. This sound is typically heard near faucets, toilets, or other fixtures and can suggest water escaping from a cracked pipe, a worn-out valve, or a loose connection. High water pressure can also cause hissing noises as water forcefully flows through the pipes.  To diagnose the issue, a plumber will first inspect the entire plumbing system to locate the source of the sound. If a leak is found, the usual repair involves tightening connections, replacing damaged pipes, or installing new valves.  In the case of high water pressure, a plumber might install a pressure regulator to ensure the water pressure remains at a safe level. Addressing these issues promptly can prevent water damage, reduce water waste, and maintain the efficiency of the plumbing system. Investigate Plumbing Noises: Hire a Professional With this guide, you now know what type of plumbing noises to be wary of. But who are you supposed to call when one of these red flags arises? Bookmark or save none other than WaterWork plumbing professionals in Metro Detroit.  We offer residential and commercial plumbing services in the area with the utmost quality and care. Want to schedule an appointment to investigate your house’s strange plumbing noises? Simply send our helpful and friendly team a message online or call us directly!  Make WaterWork your go-to plumber for all things plumbing, from strange noises to big repairs. Located and trusted in fabulous Ferndale and beyond, become our next satisfied customer for your plumbing needs.  [...]
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