Anyway, Mr. Rooter did the work relatively quickly (it took them longer than they thought due to difficult soil), and their folks were friendly. Everythings better now in drain-town. If Mr. Rooter's price was not 2-3x what it should have been my review would be much better. I feel like (and I guess this is the way some plumbers work) that they charged what they could, not really what it should cost (with profit, of course).
We have continually delivered excellent plumbing services to numerous people who have been victimized by sub par service results done by other plumbing companies. We make it a responsibility to give outstanding plumbing service to the plumbing industry once again. As such, screening and background checks of our potential licensed plumber hires is quite tough and stringent rules are imposed. Our interview process is very thorough. These processes guarantee that plumbers are not only fully qualified to handle tasks but cannot also easily break under pressure. We continually search for plumbers that have the passion for service and perfection as a tool. Feel free to call us anytime at 832-627-1417 to relieve the stress from plumbing issues! Consultation with our knowledgeable customer support is for FREE. As a reward, we will be more than happy to offer you discounted rates in gratitude to your interest and as a warranty to our quality service.
Called Mr. Rooter on 11 Dec to request technician to unclog our drain. Technician arrived I explained the kitchen sink, dishwasher and washing machine would not drain and had standing water. He quoted me 200.00 to unclog and I agreed. After about 15 minutes he provided me an update stating that I had a broken pipe under my house. I asked for a quote and he came back with 10,700. Since I was in the middle of planning my Mother's funeral and had company on the way I explained that a temporary fix would have to work for now and I would get back with him later on the broken pipe. I paid him 200.00 and he left. The sink had drained, but the dishwasher and washing machine still had standing water. I turned the sink on and it would not drain.
The word "plumber" dates from the Roman Empire. The Latin for lead is plumbum. Roman roofs used lead in conduits and drain pipes and some were also covered with lead, lead was also used for piping and for making baths. In medieval times anyone who worked with lead was referred to as a plumber as can be seen from an extract of workmen fixing a roof in Westminster Palace and were referred to as plumbers "To Gilbert de Westminster, plumber, working about the roof of the pantry of the little hall, covering it with lead, and about various defects in the roof of the little hall". Thus a person with expertise in working with lead was first known as a Plumbarius which was later shortened to plumber.