How to Avoid Plumbing Company Scams

Being able to detect plumbing company scams not only saves a considerable amount of money, but protects your home and peace of mind. Unscrupulous companies and individuals are constantly coming up with new ways to part you and your money. Watch out for the following indications of a contractor scam:

Unsolicited Contact

This is almost certainly a sign of a scam. Some of these scammers even wear uniforms, carry brochures, and drive along in what looks like a service vehicle. In some cases, they take the money and run without doing any work, while in other cases, they even burglarize the house.

A legitimate company waits for you to call them.

Half-Completed Work

Some scammers start a plumbing job and then leave before finishing it. This means that the homeowner has to find another, legitimate plumber to finish off the work, which costs more money. In most cases, there is no way to contact the scammer to get your money back.

A trustworthy plumber does not accept payment before finishing the work.

Upfront Fees

Plumbing scammers will often require you to pay upfront fees or deposits before they do any work. Then they take the money and run.

Legitimate companies will not require your credit card information or other method of payment until they complete the work.

Extraordinarily Low Bids

A scammer might try to offer an absurdly low price for the work in order to get your business.

A legitimate company charges fair prices.

The Ben Franklin Promise

At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing Bay Area, we are upfront about our pricing and service information. We have built a solid reputation throughout the Bay Area for trustworthy and ethical work. When you need emergency plumbing services, you can rest assured knowing that our Santa Rosa plumbers will get the job done. Call us today at 415-459-3266 for more information about our plumbing services.