Get A Second Opinion On Your Sewer Line, Every Time
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Beware Of Easy Inexpensive Sewer Line Promises
Have you seen the specials going around town lately? The ones advertising for a quick, easy sewer line flush for a low price? Sometimes even a free camera inspection is included. Sounds like a good thing, right?
Unfortunately, we have seen these “specials” end up being anything but special. Our team is ready to help make our neighbors in the Kansas City area aware of what actually happens with a sewer line cleaning and inspection.
Bottom line is that you want to get a second opinion before you go any further on repairs or replacements.
Those Cameras Are Legit, Right?
A free sewer line inspection done by a camera sounds like a great deal. You can see with your own eyes what’s going on beneath the surface. Unfortunately, you may only be seeing what the company wants you to see.
If the plumbing company has only partially cleaned out your line, for instance, things may look to you, not a plumbing professional, pretty bad.
How do you know if an inspection is showing you what you need to see? Here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Did they do the camera inspection after the sewer line was adequately cleaned? If they have not cleared your line out properly, chances are what’s left inside that pipe is not a pretty picture and may cause concern.
- Can you have a copy of the video? A reputable plumber will be happy to provide you with a copy so you can review if necessary and make a well-informed decision.
The Right Way & Wrong Way To Flush A Sewer Line
When a sewer line is cleaned out, spear blades that spin around are attached to a long hose that a technician will insert in your sewer line cleanout. In order to properly clean it out, the technician should use blades that cover the diameter of the pipe. A main sewer line is typically 4-6” in diameter, so the blades should at least be 2 inches long.
What we have found in numerous Kansas City sewer line scams is that the blades used to clean out the lines are LESS than 2 inches long. Ultimately, these companies are not thoroughly cleaning out a line before showing you how much backup is there. When you see a problem in a camera, your first instinct is to fix it ASAP, because no one wants a sewer line clog to turn into something worse.
Key Takeaways To Avoid Scams
There are a number of honest, reliable plumbing companies in the Kansas City area that will provide you with exceptional service, including the team at LBA Services. Some key things to remember when you have a sewer line issue are:
- Don’t Rush Into Anything - A backed-up sewer line is a hassle, but if you are feeling pressure to rush into a large repair, take a step back first. Getting another opinion won’t take too long in the grand scheme of things and could save you thousands of dollars!
- Ask Your Plumber To Mark Your Line - If a company says you have a ruptured or clogged line that needs major work, make sure they mark in the grass where the problem is. It will make the second opinion you get much easier on you and them.
- Request Different Pricing Options & Actions - Getting pricing upfront is always important, as well as different options you can take. If they aren’t willing to provide different options and pricing, you may want to find a company that will.
- Check The Warranty - A number of companies provide a warranty on their sewer line services. Check to see if yours does as well.
LBA Is On The Way!
If you are having issues with your sewer line, remember you can always call on the heroes at LBA Services! We are available 24/7/365 for your sewer line concern with our honest, reliable service. Contact us today at 913-268-6822 !