The Drain Chief
The Drain Chief

The Drain Chief

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Introduction: Professional Reliable Plumbing Service. We can handle any Residential job. From Drain Cleaning, Jetter Service, Drain Repair, Trenchless Sewer Repair, Sewer Camera Inspections, Water Heaters Installed, Plumbing Repairs, Plumbing Leaks, to full Copper/ Pex Re-Pipes, Plumbing Code Violations Corrected. Work vans are well equipped for most on site repairs, With over 30 years experience and 100 % satisfaction.

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Hired 161 times

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17 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

149 reviews


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Joshua V.

Emergency Plumbing

Mario was quick to respond and came ready. Identified the problem in minutes and pointed out other issues that he was able to quickly fix. Would definitely call him again if I need help with plumbing in the future.

Details: Less than a few hours • Leaking or burst pipes or appliances • Kitchen • Sink or faucet • Condo/Apartment

Oct 19, 2021
Ryan S.

Plumbing Drain Repair

Mario was professional, knowledgeable, and honest. He didn’t try to sell me on incurring a significant expense, even though most plumbers probably would have tried to. I’m very happy I called Mario, and I’ll definitely be using him for our future plumbing needs!

Details: No, repair is not urgent • Only one drain has issues • Other issue • House

Sep 12, 2021
Michael S.

Garbage Disposal Installation

Mario was great. Although I mis diagnosed thr issue over the phone with him, he rolled with it and fixed the issue promptly and quickly. Will definitely use him again for any plumbing issues.

Details: Yes, there is an existing disposal (which needs to be replaced). • Continuous feed (most common) • Yes, but I would like guidance from the professional

Aug 21, 2021
Alan M.

Plumbing Drain Repair

Mario was great! He responded quickly. Came out immediately to resolve our jammed disposal (within two hours of my posting the job). He was very personable and professional and even gave us a plumbing tip to resolve the problem if it occurs again without having to call a plumber! Five stars! Thank you!

Details: Yes, repair is urgent • Only one drain has issues • Other issue • Clogging • House

Aug 9, 2021
Raymon A.

Plumbing Drain Repair

Great assessment of problem and quick availability. Drain chief got the problem solved quickly and was very professional.

Details: No, repair is not urgent • Unpleasant odor • Part of a larger issue with the plumbing system • House

Aug 2, 2021

License Type: C36 – Plumbing Contractor (CA)

License verified on 5/5/2021

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Mario Mendoza


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    10 percent Senior and Veteran discount

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Keep customer informed on my arrival time. Upon arrival introduce myself, provide customer with business card. Give the best solution to resolve plumbing needs.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Professional plumber with over 30 years experience servicing customers in Los Angeles area since 1985

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