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Drain Cleaning reviews in Greensboro
...More /> To avoid having to pay the $70 diagnostic fee, had the representative go ahead with the drain cleaning. I explained that I had attempted to clear it with both manual and drill-attached power augers to no avail, and was told not to use sodium hydroxide as it is acidic (not according to what I read, which states it is a base). The representative used a power auger through the drain, and borrowed a knife (I have since bought another) to feed it through, rather than detaching the pipe at the trap. The representative said he had cleared the drain, removed the auger, and claimed to have tightened the PVC joints below, and proceeded to charge me $189.99 ($10
Attempts to fix the drain using the first and second (70-foot?) auger from the washing machine did not work. Listening indicated that the drain pipe went straight down after a bend in the PVC, and connected to an older cast iron pipe. The first representative disconnected the pipes at that junction by crawling into the crawlspace, and as expected, water oozed out and spilled over the basement wall and into the floor drain, covering the plumber with mud. The first auger was apparently able or nearly able to reach the main drain, but was unable to clear the clog. The second plumber had to bring the larger auger into the muddy mess to get there, but they were finally able to clear the obstruction, which was reportedly a plastic bag that may have been previous plumbing or pipe construction-related debris (not sure what the source was--
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