Drain Cleaning Scams Every Homeowner Should Avoid

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Unfortunately, many homeowners have been suckered into costly, unnecessary repairs by unscrupulous companies looking to make a quick buck. The good news is that you can avoid falling victim to such situations if you need drain cleaning in Fallbrook, CA. All it takes is checking your contract and asking the right questions. A.M. Plumbing & Rooter shares the common drain cleaning scams to be aware of.

Too Many or Unnecessary Plumbers

This is a prevalent scam when one or more persons show up during the drain cleaning process. A fraudulent plumber will bring in an extra worker who is their relative or friend, then claim it’s a subcontractor who has their own set rates, making you dig deeper into the pockets. Before drain cleaning services, ask how many people will work on your drains and look for their credentials.

Offering Cheap Options

Many incompetent plumbers offer lowball estimates to make it seem that you’ll save money. However, since quality work isn’t their priority, they end up doing a shoddy job. Cheaper isn’t always better, so always do your due diligence before enlisting professional drain snaking.

Rerun Inspection Videos

Many plumbers use a specialized camera to inspect your pipes and identify the culprits behind your clogged drain. Doing so also helps determine if repairs are needed. Once the procedure is done, they will show the footage for you to get a clear picture of the problem.

However, dishonest plumbers may instead play a video of a different pipe in a bad state and claim that it’s your pipe, so they can charge you extra. To avoid this, ask your drain cleaning company to film a unique part of your home and use the same footage when inspecting your drains.

Knowledge is power when it comes to avoiding drain cleaning scams. Be safe, check the agreement carefully, and ask for references before sealing the deal with your plumber. At A.M. Plumbing & Rooter, we are more than glad to show our qualifications for the job to ensure your peace of mind. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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