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Avoid Being Taken In by Sewer Line Replacement Scams

 

Sewer line problems at your home can not only be messy, smelly and unsanitary, they can also be costly.  While having to deal with all the mess, both inside and outside your come, you should not have to worry about being taken advantage of financially. Unfortunately, with disreputable contractors, that can be an issue. With a little homework, you can protect yourself from these scammers.

Beware of Fake Videos.

A problem with your sewer line doesn’t necessarily mean a replacement.  A reputable plumber will use a sewer camera to check the line to determine the problem.  Request to see the video footage, and ask that they video the area around the sewer lines.  This will ensure they are recording the sewer lines at your home.  Scammers will sometimes use fake videos, or ones from another home, as “proof” your lines need replacing when they may only have a clog that needs to be cleared.

Don’t Overpay.

As mentioned, sewer line repairs can be costly, but don’t allow yourself to be overcharged.  Depending on the damage and the time involved for the repair, costs can range between $4,000-$8,000, possibly more.  However, as with any other repairs or remodeling, it is always good to get a couple of estimates.  Scammers will try to charge you much more than the project should cost.  Comparing estimates will help you find a legitimate plumber for your repairs.

Does That Really Need to Fixed?

If it doesn’t sound right, then it may not be.  Scammers will try to convince you that problems are bigger than they really are resulting in higher repair prices.  If you feel the estimate is too high, and the repairs more than needed, find another company to look at your sewer line problem.  Again, shopping around for the right plumber is a smart thing.   Asking friends and neighbors for referrals is also a good idea.

Don’t compound your sewer line problem by paying more than necessary to get things running again in your home.  Do your research on local plumbers, get multiple quotes, and ask for referrals.  Then you will make certain to protect yourself from sewer line replacement scams.

Have more questions? Call us—we’d love to help! Call the professionals at Go Green Plumbing at 336-252-2999 for service 7 days a week/24 hours a day. If water runs through it – We Do It!

Ways to Remove Mold by Go Green Plumbing

Mold buildup can be a nasty bathroom issue!  Since mold loves dark, moist areas, our bathrooms provide perfect homes for these unwelcome spores.  But, don’t despair.  Although, one of the most common problems in homes, if not allowed to get out of hand, it is also one of the more easily solved problems.curbless-showers

An “ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is a very true statement in the case of dealing with mold.  Taking steps to prevent and limit excessive mold growth can save you money, and prevent health issues related to an overgrowth of mold.  Here are some suggestions to get you started:

  • Make certain you have good ventilation in your bathrooms by installing an exhaust fan. This will help pull moisture out of the bathroom and keep things dry.  Mold cannot grow without moisture.  Run the fan not only during your shower or bath, but about 30 minutes afterward.
  • Keep check for leaks around toilets, sinks, and shower/tub areas. If you have plumbing from the bathroom in a basement or crawl space area, check these for leaks as well.  Have repairs made to any leaky areas or pipes.
  • Regularly wash rugs, wallpaper, shower liners and curtains. Purchase a mold-resistant shower liner as these are good places for mold to grow.  If installing new drywall or wallpaper these also can be purchased using mold-resistant materials.
  • Limit the items stored in the shower (i.e., shampoos, conditioners, shaving creams, etc.) as these provide perfect places for mold to grow.
  • Drying showers and tubs after use will also assist in the prevention of mold growth.

Prevention is a great way to control mold, but since mold spores are in the air around us, we will still at times have to deal with it.  So, how is the best way to clean mold from our bathroom areas?  We will discuss some helpful suggestions  in Part 2 of Ways To Remove and Help Prevent Mold In Bathrooms.

Have plumbing issues?  Call the professionals at Go Green Plumbing at 336-252-2999 for service 7 days a week/24 hours a day.  If water runs through it – We Do It!