Boise: 208-362-6200
Meridian: 208-887-1878
Nampa: 208-468-9919
Caldwell: 208-468-9919

Boise, Nampa and Caldwell's Plumbing Pro's

Maintaining My Plumbing

The average household Nampa plumbing system represents an investment of about fifteen percent of the value of the house.  No part of the house is more important than your plumbing in Caldwell.  Nothing in the house is used more often than your plumbing but most people take it for granted.  Boise Plumbing is not just a convenience any more, it is really much more than that, plumbing is also about public health and safety.  Plumbing in Meridian gets your family drinking water, flushes the dirty water away, keeps your clothes clean and gives you a sanitary place to bathe.  A smoothly functioning plumbing system in Nampa or Caldwell is a pin to health and adds to the convenience of modern living. An ounce of prevention when it comes to plumbing will go a long way toward keeping your home’s plumbing in top working order – and you’ll avoid costly repairs!  Preventative maintenance on your plumbing system is key to having good functioning plumbing in Boise Nampa and Caldwell and long lasting plumbing fixtures.  Regular servicing and flushing of your Boise water heater and checking for plumbing leaks in your crawl space are key items when it comes to your water bill/utility bill, not to mention if the plumbing leak is on the hot water piping.

Faucets and Sinks

Even small drips in your Boise Plumbing can waste thousands of gallons of water, as much as 150 gallons a day!  Be sure to check under sinks for moisture or small leaks, and always repair leaky faucets right away to avoid wasting water, and also to avoid water damage to your fixtures and pipes. Remove and clean your faucet aerators annually to ensure an even flow.  

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Water Heaters

Before doing any maintenance on your water heater yourself, be sure to shut off the power, and read your owners manual.  We recommend having one of our plumbers check over your water heater every year.  Our plumbers will check and make sure everything is operating correctly, all of the safety devices that keep you and your family are safe and also flush it out which helps your water heater last longer so you get more bang for your buck.

Boise water heater installation


Toilet leaks in Boise, Nampa or Caldwell can be wasteful and expensive. At least once a year, check your toilet for leaks by adding a small amount of red food coloring to the tank, and then check the toilet bowl later. If the toilet bowl water is colored red, water is seeping through from the tank. This is part of Drake Mechanical's plumbing preventative maintenance plan that our plumbers offer.  If you notice that your toilet frequently clogs up it may be time for a new water closet.  Over time the buildup of calcium and other minerals in the toilets trap way can cause things to hang up on it and clog.  Other issues can be that your toilet in Caldwell, even if new, may have a bad casting and have a piece of porcelain can be hanging down grabbing onto toilet paper.  We also recommend that you NEVER use liquid drain cleaners if you have a problem.  If the problem doesn't clear they can cause severe burns to the plumber who tries to manually clear the clog.  If you do try chemical drain cleaners please tell your plumber so they can wear protective equipment when handling the toilet.  The other issue with chemical drain cleaners is that if you find one stronger than the stuff at the public stores they can heat up the water hot enough to crack and break the toilet bowl.  If you can not get it with a plunger please contact a professional to help you get it taken care of quickly and worry free.  

Boise toilet installation

Garbage Disposals

You can extend the life of your home in Boise's garbage disposal by: Using plenty of cold water when running the garbage disposal.  Making sure you avoid over loading the garbage disposal it and every once in a while put some orange, lemon or lime rind down your garbage disposal  to help with smell and reduce grease build up.  The citric acid has a great smell and cuts grease really well.  If the lemon doesn't help you can ask one of our plumbers about Drake's Choice citrus degreaser.  Drake's Choice helps break down grease and grime in your pipes and garbage disposal while at the same time making getting rid of that stinky garbage disposal smell.

Boise garbage disposal installation

Where does Drake Mechanical Travel To?

When it comes to taking care of your plumbing needs Drake's team of licensed plumbers travel to the entire Treasure Valley daily and beyond when needed.  From Boise Plumbers, Nampa Plumbers, Caldwell Plumbers, Star Plumbers, Middleton Plumbers, Kuna Plumbers, Plumbing in Meridian and Eagle Plumbing.  We are also licensed and regularly performing plumbing work in Ontario Oregon and Plumbing in Mountain Home Idaho.  Trip Charges May apply some of the farther out areas.

Drake Mechanical's Team of Professional Plumber's

Drake Mechanical employs the valley's top team of Boise Plumbers, Meridian Plumbers, Nampa Plumbers and Caldwell plumbers.  They stay up to date on the latest plumbing code changes, latest plumbing tools and plumbing methods. Not to mention, our Boise Nampa and Caldwell Plumbers are skilled Journeyman who have had the proper training and have passed the State of Idaho Plumbing exams which are both written code and a hands on plumbing test.  Rest assured that Drake Mechanical is not sending un-licensed people into your homes and offices while you pay journeyman plumber rates for an untrained apprentice.

Plumbing Service Locations: 

  • Boise Plumbing Repairs
  • Meridian Plumbing Repairs
  • Eagle Plumbing Repairs
  • Kuna Plumbing Repairs
  • Star Plumbing Repairs
  • Middleton Plumbing Repairs
  • Marsing Plumbing Repairs
  • Mountain Home Plumbing Repairs
  • Nyssa Plumbing Repairs
  • Ontario Plumbing Repairs
  • Idaho City Plumbing Repairs
  • Garden Valley Plumbing Repairs
  • Notus Plumbing Repairs
  • Parma Plumbing Repairs
  • And plumbing repairs anywhere in between. 

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*Financing options are available upon request and qualification


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Customer Testimonials

Chris fixed a problem weve been having repeatedly for years.  He's the first plumber who pointed out our recirculation system is runnign 24/7.  Thank you.


Chris and his assistant Thomas did an excellent job, they were very professional, cleaned up well after the work.  Thanks for doing a great job!


John did an outstanding job of finding the right color and size of toilet and was efficient, conscientious and professional.  Thank you


Matt performed the work very well and saved me extra time and money by discovering a minor problem with my dishwasher while he was there.


Matt and Thomas were very helpful.  Theey opened our drain lines when when no other company could.


We are very impressed with all the aspects of the service call.


Blake was very professional and did a great job!


 I called Shane at 2:19 to confirm that someone would be at the house at 2:30 to let him in. To my surprise, he was already done with the job and had put the stickers in the house. Not only was he not late, he was early and and finished before he was even supposed to be there. I've never had that kind of experience with any serviceman from any c...

 Just wanted to say that your service tech Mike Hayes here in Boise just installed a new outdoor AC unit for us, and he couldn't have been nicer. He got us the best deal possible and he and his assistant did excellent work, and got it done pretty quickly. I'm super happy with the service I got. I've dealt with Drake for plumbing and AC now and b...

 I appreciate the prompt air conditioning service in Boise during the middle of a heat wave.  Jim was very nice and he explained the problem.  Thank you.


So, a couple weeks ago I found out that I had a water line leak (outrageous water bill). Ugh.... I live in an old house and to say the least some of the plumbing is suspect and extremely difficult if not almost impossible to get to. With that I can't say enough for the service I got from Blake at Drake Mechanical! He had to rework the main shuto...

 Our company has contracted with Drake Mechanical on two separate jobs. John Wright has been assigned to both issues. John should teach a class on customer service! His attention to detail, and technical expertise, (not to mention customer service), are among the best that I have experienced. I will not ...

 I really feel it is because of the Ecobee thermostats that I have been able to really shave off unnecessary HVAC use easily and on a regular basis.  (Boys and Girls Club of Boise saved $500 dollars this December over December of last year on natural gas)


 I was pleased with Laurens extra efforts in getting our furnace repair done in a timely manner.


 I have been using Drake Mechanical since 1986.  Always satisfied with the service.


 Jason did an outstanding job.  Very polite and professional.  I referred my grandaughter to Drake's and everyone else I know! You all are great!  


 Laren was very well spoken, clear and informative.  He checked everything very thoroughly.  I will definitely use Drake Mechanical again.  Thank you.


 It was very good of Patrick to come out and install our new water heater when most other people were closed.  He was pleasant and we will use Drake's again.

Everyone at Drake's did an outstanding job for me, especially Dillon who fixed my plumbing problem in the kitchen. I would call them at anytime to help me....

 I am thankful for the help that Drake Mechanical gave me. In the middle of the night. I had a severe flooding at my home, and within no time they were there to solve the problem.


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2014 BBB Torch Award Recipient

On October 29th Drake Mechanical was honored to find out we are the recipient of the 2014 Better Business Bureau Torch Award!  This is a great honor to all of us here at Drake Mechanical who strive every day to bring you the best service with honest pricing in the Treasure Valley.  After 105 years Drake Mechanical still brings great service, pricing and honesty into your home and off

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5551 West Gowen Road
Boise , Idaho , 83709
(208) 362-6200


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5011 Aviation Way
Caldwell , Idaho , 83605
(208) 468-9919

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