How to Avoid a Drain Cleaning Scam
Posted on March 7th, 2015
A clog in your sewer or drain line is a major plumbing issue that you’ll want to sort out immediately. However, it’s important to carefully consider which sewer and drain cleaning business you choose to work with. We don’t want you to fall prey to fraud and deception!
Plumbing Medic has put together the following guide on how to avoid a drain cleaning scam. Please read it over before signing that check.
1. Pay close attention to their questions
Some sewer and drain cleaning businesses seek out clients they view as vulnerable — seniors and widows. If you feel like you’re being asked strange or inappropriate questions, see it as a red flag. Below are a few examples:
- May I speak with your husband?
- Are you divorced?
- Is your husband home?
2. Be wary of “evidence”
According to Angie’s List, crooked company owners often teach dishonest techniques to their employees in order to push homeowners into spending more:
Some will travel in pairs and while one is upstairs getting information about the customer the other is down stairs spreading dirt in specific spots that they say indicate the sewer pipe is broken and forcing the dirt up through the concrete.
When presented with such “evidence,” remain skeptical. Keep in mind that there’s almost never sufficient pressure in a drain line to force dirt through!
3. Do your homework
Don’t always work with the first sewer and drain cleaning business you encounter. Perform a background check through the Better Business Bureau, and search online for reviews.
Plumbing Medic provides honest emergency service and high quality work. Our technicians are truthful, committed to customer service and Crimshield Certified for your peace of mind. Make us your only call!