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Gillece - Drain clean scam, claim collapsed pipe.
Called Gillece for their $99 drain cleaning special. The drain for our laundry/kitchen sink/dishwasher was backing up into the basement.
Gillece came out the next day. The first guy there said he couldn't do too much since he was in an accident last week so his coworker would be by in 15 mins and they would work on it together. They both did a lot of walking around. Said they tried to snake it but the snake couldn't get past whatever was down there. Suddenly a 3rd car pulled up to help with this clog. Then they told me they put the camera down there and that our pipe had collapsed. Right away they started taking out their equipment to get started fixing it. I asked them how much and they said well if we just have to fix the collapsed pipe it will be $6200!!!!! If we find that this drain connects to the storm drain system we will have to connect it to the sanitary sewer and that will cost $13,000. Are you kidding me. $13,000.
We told them to hit the road. Called another plumber and the next day they were able to clear the "collapsed" drain to the tune of $200. Looks like we dodged a bullet. Beware this company, they are all scam artists dressed as plumbers.