|Posted by Terry Love on March 25, 19100 at 14:45:22:|
|In response to Re: Washer drain|
: : Typical experience (from this morning):
: : Customer:
: : : : I have a REALLY old house. My washer was working fine until recently. My sink started filling up when the washer drained. So, I called a drain man and he cleaned out the drain and this stoped. Well, there was duct tape around the drain for the washer since I bought the house (Washer and drier came with the house). Well, drain fiixed I guess I can remove the duct tape right? ... No! I removed it, ran the washer and water overflows out the drain pipe when the washer drains. I did some research and I guess my pipes are too small. the diameter of the pipe is 1 1/2 in. What do I do now? Do I just tape it back up or call a plumber? How much is this going to cost?
: : : Shane, How much is this going to cost? Ah yes the most asked question a plumber gets over the phone. Well not to get smart...But when a customer asks me that question I come back with ..Do you know what color my socks are that i am wearing? and of course the answer is No... Well why don't you know what color socks i am wearing? I ask. and the customer says well i can't see them. Well, I can't see your plumbing over the phone either yet most consumers insist that we tell them over the phone what something will cost..O just a ball park price..I won't hold you to it. Yea right.... So who ever reads this i ask or beg you on behalf of most plumbers in business DON'T ASK FOR A PRICE OVER THE PHONE OR OVER THE INTERNET. We can't be accurate, It isn't fair to you , to your plumber or to us. Dale's Plumbing Service Inc LMP
: : : Terry. You can delete this if I'm out of line. Dale
: HJ: I had the same problems as you untill i went flatrate. I have never had a problem since. Dale's Plumbing Service Inc LMP
Even the doctor takes an X-ray before he commits to surgery. The pricing manuals, like you find at auto repair places, restaurants, etc. are a real time saver for pricing work. I like the idea of a small charge for checking out the situation and preparing a price with the use of a plumbing pricing book. I think it would be fair to pay someone to come to your home and see what it would take.
Things that make it easier for the plumber:
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