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Drain Repair in Chapel Hill & Durham, NC by Bud Matthews Services

When in proper working order, your drains are responsible for whisking your wastewater out of your home in a hygienic and dependable manner. When not working correctly, they are still responsible for this service. However, they are unable to hold up their end of the bargain. The good news is that the drain repair specialists on our staff are here to help.

While your drains are largely hidden from view, meaning they are hard to inspect visually.  However, there are some telltale signs that your drains are suffering you should be on the lookout for.


The general rule to follow when it comes to drain repair is the sooner, the better. You shouldn’t put off any necessary drain repairs in your home, as doing so can negatively affect your property and your convenience in a variety of ways. To have your drains repaired as soon as possible, you must learn to recognize the warning signs.

If you notice that your drains smell very bad, either throughout the house or in one specific location, you should have them inspected. If it is a house-wide issue, the problem may stem from your sewer line. If it’s just one sink, then the problem may be with that one drain or in its trap.  You should also schedule service if you have frequent issues with clogged drains. Another sign that you may have a drain issue is if you notice signs of leaks or water damage beneath or around your plumbing fixtures.


You may be inclined to wait until something goes very wrong before scheduling repairs of any sort. However, we’d like to remind you that doing so can have severe consequences. If your drains are leaking deep within the system, you can suffer serious water damage to areas that you can’t see. This could lead to the proliferation of mold or other biological pollutants throughout the house. You also run the risk of allowing serious corrosion to take place.

It is good to remember that there is a delicate balance of pressure within your plumbing system and that issues with the drainage side of things can have real ramifications throughout the entire system. By scheduling prompt drain repairs in the event of any problems, you can keep the issue localized. This makes it easier for your plumber to repair the problem, and to get your drains back on track in a timely and affordable manner.

Contact us if you have any concerns at all regarding your drains. Proudly serving Chapel Hill and Durham NC.

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“Many heartfelt thanks to the people I talked with on the phone late this afternoon who were concerned enough to send Pat over to check on our frozen pipes and dripping shower. Pat was so kind and professional and fixed...”

– Rindi

“Bud, I want to send my thanks to your company and especially to Scott. He got into more than he bargained for on our project yesterday. He went out and got different parts and went the extra mile to make...”

– Dave W.

“They were professional, honest, and cleaned-up after their work, and even took the shop-vacuum around the living room for good measure (we have a GSD - say no more)! Nice folks.”

– Judith A. – Pittsboro, NC

“Bud Mathew responded to our call even though it was made during the weekend. Plumber came to the house, identified the problem, gave us a temporary fix and suggested we wait until Monday to fix it. (That saved us some...”

– Gloria C. – Carrboro, NC

“They replaced a number of parts in my old Maytag dryer. It has been very reliable for 26 years and I want to keep it rather than buy a new one. Works great now!”

– Jane S. – Chapel Hill, NC

“Repair people were punctual and cordial. They troubleshot a problem, trying different approaches when the first try didn't work to clear the line. They explained everything they were doing as they did it while we watched. They were very efficient...”

– Diana B. – Efland, NC

“We were very happy with the process and outcome. Noah was very responsive. If he couldn't answer his phone when I called, he quickly returned calls. Everyone was very polite and respectful. They did a great job. Noah made good...”

– Jeffrey H. – Durham, NC

“They fixed my LG Front Load Washing Machine, which was leaking. They also helped me level it properly. They were on time, they provided clear estimates, they were professional, and they clearly explained every step of the process to me...”

– Lindsey S. – Chapel Hill, NC
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We recognize that our services are of a special and often emergency nature, and we remain fully committed to fulfilling the needs of our community even as potential demand for our services may increase with more families either choosing to or being required to remain home for extended periods of time. More importantly, the safety of our employees and customers is always our highest priority, and we recognize that heightened diligence and focus on health and safety is required during these challenging times. We are actively monitoring updates from the CDC, WHO and local health officials; and we have been proactively and continually implementing measures and developing plans to prioritize the health and well-being of our employees and customers. Including:

  • Equipping all technicians with masks, gloves, and disinfectants.
  • Social distancing – Avoid handshakes and limit direct contact with customers during their visit.
  • Requiring technicians to clean all surfaces with disinfectants before and after performing work.
  • Requiring all employees to stay home if they are experiencing symptoms such as shortness of breath, coughing or fever.