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When Hiring a Boston, MA Plumber, Watch Out for These Warning Signs of a Scam!


You’re a conscientious homeowner, so it’s only logical that if you’re looking for a contractor to work on your home’s plumbing, you want to find a reputable Boston, MA plumber. Unfortunately, this isn’t always as easy as it sounds.

Signs You’re Dealing with a Scam When Hiring a Boston, MA Plumber

The best way to find a reputable plumber is, of course, to call a contractor that someone you know and trust can vouch for. However, if you’re new to the area or if you don’t know any other homeowners, then this might not be an option. And that’s when you could become an easy target for unscrupulous individuals. Here’s what to watch out for:

  • They won’t give you a detailed written estimate. Every reputable plumber will give you an estimate in writing that details exactly what kind of repairs are necessary; how long it will take; and what—if any—parts need to be replaced.
  • They keep adding more issues to the original problem. Let’s say you called a plumber for a leaking faucet. While he’s fixing it, he tells you the entire piping in the bathroom needs replacing; your sewer line needs to be repaired; and so on. If this happens, make sure to call two or three other plumbers and get an estimate. If all three say the same, then you’re likely in for some repairs. If not, well, then you just escaped a scam artist.
  • They want to be paid up front. Never pay up front. Period. It’s too easy for scammers to say they’re going to install a new water heater, charge you $2,000 up front, and then drive off into the sunset. You should only pay after you’ve seen and approved the work. And don’t forget to make sure the bill is the same amount you were quoted in the first place!

Call Cranney Home Services, the Boston, MA Plumber You Can Trust

Remember, there are a lot of dishonest people out their looking to get their hands on your money. So be wicked smaht, as we say here in Beantown, and call Cranney for all your plumbing needs!

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