I came behind a so called “plumber” who had snaked out a storm line and a few days later when it rained the woman called my office hysterical stating the other drain cleaner refused to come back to her home after he was paid
I checked the leader lines and yard drains and found the inept drain guy snaked the line which is unacceptable for good plumbing practices
Try to picture placing a rod into a bucket of sand as soon as you take the rod (snake) out of the sand (soil) it closes up again or possibly bores a small opening
Water jetting is the correct way to clear soft stoppages sand, silt grease .
Using the same bucket of sand now picture using a garden hose notice how the sand will dissipate .
This is why it is so imperative to ask to see the master plumbing license of the person actually doing the work as so many people are dabbling out there taking full advantage of the unknowing consumers.
Thank you for contributing your plumbing story. It is an unfortunate reality that people pass themselves off as competent and qualified plumbers, yet they may have very little experience and minimal training to perform the essential functions required of a plumber.
It think you offer very practical advice. Unless the plumber is someone who you know that has an established track record, it is reasonable to ask the person for his/her credentials and prior to making any commitment it is not a bad idea to ask the plumber or plumbing company for customer referrals and make inquires as to how long the person who may be making the plumbing call to your home….find out how long they have been employed. Stability is usually a reliable indicator of the degree of competency.