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That reminds me....I found this blowing in the breeze on my door the other day. After a quick drive around the neighborhood, I saw more. Obviously, these guys are looking for digups. 39 bucks for a drain and 59 for a sewer cleaning??? PALEEZ. Notice the trenchless equipment and jetter. You can't buy that stuff with $59 cleanings.
I noticed someone getting their sewer dug up the other day down the street. Don't know if it was these guys, but I'm gonna be keeping an eye out.
There's a company here in the local pennysaver that has been advertising $7 drains for years. I called once and asked what I get for 7 bucks. He says they hit it with a plunger first.
If that doesn't get it, then the price goes up and they step up to a "mechanical" snake and "work" on it by the hr. If that doesn't get it (which I'm sure is 99% of the time), then it's time to talk about replacement. These scumbags are everywhere.
In 1961 we charged 12.50 the next year we went up to 18.50 on a main line.and kept the bills paid until gas shot up to .25 a gallon. Most cleaners in the next county brag they will clean a drain for $1200.00 and show up with a backhoe. I don't get that much but I still think I charge to much I think we all do during slow times. But I have the best equipment money can buy, I have the experience to get the job done and make it last longer. I tried dropping my price I didn't get near as meany jobs and didn't get paid for the ones I did. All the low price gets you is calls from people who don't intend to pay, they know you wont take them to court for anything under a hundred or so. So Ill never try that again for a long time after that when I sent a bill they would call and say I heard that you didn't charge near that much. Well I guess We all got a right to be stupid once. Charge what you got to, someone who charges less might have to do three times as meany jobs to get the same profit do to ware and tear on equipment and over head. I think we can all do that.