Residential Plumbing and Drain Cleaning Specialists

TJK Plumbing, Inc. and Augie’s Drain Cleaning offer the very best in high-quality and affordable plumbing services in Minneapolis, Maple Grove, and the Twin Cities metro area.
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TJK Plumbing. Award-Winning Residential Plumbing Services.

Welcome to TJK Plumbing and Augie’s Drain Cleaning. We are a family-owned, award-winning residential plumbing company that has been serving Maple Grove, Minneapolis, and the surrounding communities for over 20 years.

What this means is that we are here to serve you – our friends and neighbors. We are fully bonded and insured in the state of Minnesota, and we are committed to the sort of fast, efficient, and friendly service we would provide for our own families and homes. Nobody wants to add more stress to an already stressful situation after all, so no matter if it’s plumbing or sewer work, a simple drain cleaning, leaky pipe, or complete overflow, we are here for you.

There is no need to wait for a problem to arise before giving us a call, however. We also do water treatment systems, water heater installations, and other residential work to ensure that every pipe and amenity in your home is in tip-top condition.

You don’t have to take our word for it: Check out a few of our testimonials and see how our plumbers can provide you the very best plumbing services at affordable rates. We are known as an honest company that always gives customers accurate, honest pricing before we start working. This way you’ll never get stuck with a bill you weren’t expecting. And we always take the time to clean up before we leave, so you won’t even know we were there.

If you’re in need of a plumber or drain cleaner in Maple Grove, Minneapolis, or any of the surrounding suburbs, be sure and give us a call today.

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When you give us a call at our Maple Grove headquarters, we get our technicians on the job as quickly as possible. We guarantee we’ll be ready to listen and learn about your problem, and then get to work on a solution that always meets your needs and budget.

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Clogged drains are one of the most common issues we face. You can try and clear the clogs in your kitchen or bathroom yourself, but when you’re dealing with a severe blockage, it’s best to work with an experienced technician with professional equipment to clean it out for good.

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There is no way to plan for an emergency. That is why we offer emergency services 7 days a week. No matter the problem, we show up ready to take care of it as quickly and efficiently as possible. Let us worry so you don’t have to.

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“Very fast and efficient service. Knowledgeable and trustworthy technicians. As a first time homeowner it was wonderful to have such a great first experience with a home repair. Finding a company like this you can trust is very important!”

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Ready for our close up! We were proud to be featured on the DIY Network show Bath Crashers. Check out the work of our handy and capable technicians in the video below.

FAQs. We All Have Questions Sometimes!

So… what does a plumber actually do?

Plumbers do a lot of things: We repair your pipes so they can keep carrying water and gas to your home, and – just as important – carry waste away from your home or business. We will also install plumbing fixtures like bathtubs, sinks, showers, and toilets, as well as kitchen and utility appliances like dishwashers and washing machines.

We are also very creative. We assemble, install, and repair your pipes, pipe fittings, and heating, water, and drainage system fixtures. We have learned all the specifications and plumbing codes so you don’t have to.

Here a few examples of things a plumber can help you with:

  • Install pipe assemblies, fittings, and valves
  • Install fixtures
  • Locate and fix leaks from pipes and sinks
  • Fix or replace broken pipes and open clogged drains.

Do I need to worry about a leaky faucet?

Yes! Don’t ignore it. A leaky faucet, or any common repair problem, might seem insignificant, but it should be addressed immediately to prevent it from becoming very significant down the road. Emergencies later on will cost you way more money and time, and can cause serious, sometimes permanent, damage to your home and fixtures.

Is there a way to check if I have a leak?

There is. And it is pretty easy. Simply record the level of your water meter, then don’t use any water for at least a few hours. Then check the meter again. To avoid any interference, check the meter after everyone is in bed at night, then check again in the morning. If the level has changed, you probably have a leak. But don’t worry! Get in touch and we’ll come fix it for you.

Why do my pipes rattle and make noise all the time?

It could be a ghost. But, before you call Ghostbusters, we should probably check to see if your water lines are properly secured. If they aren’t, they might be rubbing up against your floor joists. Dripping faucets or worn-out shutoff valves may be causing the issue. We can ensure your pipes are properly secured, and install pipe hangers as needed between pipes and joists so that you won’t have to wonder if your house is haunted.

What should I do if there is a whistling sound coming from my pipes?

The culprit is usually a toilet fill valve or a shutoff valve that is slowly leaking. That is where the whistling comes from. To find which toilet is leaking, remove the lid and adjust the fill valve mechanism until it stops. Once you know which one it is, repair or replace the fill valve and… voila.

Are there different kinds of plumbing services?

Yes. In fact, there are 4 different types of plumbers: Commercial plumbers, Residential plumbers, New Construction plumbers, and Service and Repair plumbers. We are a residential plumbing service. While we don’t like to toot our own horn, this means we are responsible for all the residential services for your home – water and drain lines, water heaters, gas hookups, bathroom and kitchen remodels, and every pipe and fixture you have.

Where does the name “plumber” come from?

Ours is an ancient and noble profession. The word “plumber” was actually first used during the days of the Roman Empire. The Latin word for lead is plumbum, and Roman roofs used lead in conduits and drain pipes (many were covered entirely in lead). Lead was commonly used for piping and making baths as well. The person the ancient Romans would call to install or fix these things? That’s right – a plumber.

Do you have any COVID-19 rules or restrictions?

We want to make sure you feel safe, so we continue to follow all recommended social distancing guidelines. Our technicians will also wear a mask if you want them to. We can also do a no-contact appointment. If you are sick, or have a family member who is sick, let us know and we will happily reschedule your appointment for a different time.