When it comes to your drainage system, it is better to be safe than sorry. Periodic maintenance can go a long way in preserving your sewer lines, thus eliminating the need for major repairs or total replacement – which can cost an arm and a leg. Able Plumbing will be more than happy to help you in a bind, but we also want to make sure you are taking care of your drains in the meantime. But in doing so, make sure to watch out for drain cleaning scams by other companies. Give Able Plumbing a call if you need our assistance with drain cleaning in Lake Worth, FL. We can handle any job, big or small.
How to Avoid a Drain Cleaning Scam
Watch out for certain questions being asked by the worker, e.g. “Is your husband home?” or “How much do you know about your drainage system?” Some companies use questions like these to feel out their targets and take advantage of them.
Some dishonest companies send employees out in pairs. While one distracts the homeowner with questions or conversation, the other “inspects” the premises for supposed damage. It is not uncommon for them to plant “evidence” of a broken sewer line, scaring the customer into paying for unnecessary repairs.
Nowadays, companies use video cameras to inspect inside drains. But make sure you are not being played for a fool (literally). Look at the video carefully to see if it is a “rerun” from a previous job.
Do not allow a company to convince you to use a liner for your pipes. They are not practical. They decrease the diameter of the pipe; they take the shape of the pipe itself, so if the pipe is crushed or contorted in any way, the liner will be also; and they are just as expensive to install as cleaning out the pipe.
And of course, you always want to do your research to verify the company you are using has a good reputation within the community, and is in good standing with the Better Business Bureau.
Able Plumbing is more than happy to take care of your drain cleaning needs, but we also want to protect our clients. Don’t fall for other bogus companies looking to take advantage of you. Give us a call today so we can discuss what you need done. You can reach us at (561) 582-1819. One of our professional team members will be more than happy to speak with you. Don’t wait any longer, call us today.