What to Look for When Calling a Plumber for Drain Cleaning Service

It’s happened again.  It’s only been a couple of months and yet, this is the third time you’ve called a plumber for that clogged drain.  How is it that you need a drain cleaning service so often?

Unfortunately, it happens.  People want to save a few dollars and in the process, it costs them a lot more.  When it comes to plumbing problems, balance cost against quality and get the job done right the first time.

Clogged drains are one of those plumbing problems that can be simple as snaking the drain or as complicated as main sewer stoppages caused by a broken pipe or roots.  So how can you guarantee that when you call a plumber to unclog your pipes their drain cleaning service will work?

Here are four things you should look for when calling a plumber for drain cleaning service:

1.     Licensing.  Not only the business needs to be licensed, but the technician who arrives should be also.  Don’t settle for just because they’re “cheap”.  In the long run, trying to save a few dollars could cost you a whole lot more.

2.     Professional.  How a plumber (or in fact, any repair person), presents themselves could be indicative of the job they’ll do.  Use your judgment and intuition to determine if this is someone you can trust.  You are inviting this person into your house, trusting him or her and if you don’t feel comfortable, if you’re asked inappropriate questions, or in any way, you don’t want them there, by all means, ask them to leave and call someone else.

3.     Time.  Does the plumber take the time to ask questions and understand the situation?  Time is money, but unless the technician has a thorough understanding of how and why you’ve called them for a drain cleaning service, you might discover the situation repeating itself.

4.     Estimate.  Prior to starting work, understand what is causing that clog and how much it’s going to cost.  Get the estimate in writing, and discuss any additional costs above and beyond the initial estimate prior to starting the work.  This keeps the plumber on track and you won’t have an unfortunate surprise.

By following the 4 simple tips, you’ll have a licensed plumbing company and a professional plumber that you can trust.  For a professional drain cleaning service, contact All American Plumbing Services.  We do the job right the first time, so you can avoid the frustration the next time.