Los Angeles, CA
SAVE YOURSELF $3000 AND MAKE SURE YOU GET A SECOND OPINION BEFORE YOU APPROVE ANY ADDITIONAL WORK WITH THEM.
The Schuelke people are nice people and look and act in a very professional manner BUT MAKE SURE YOU GET A SECOND OPINION and a second or third estimate before having them do any additional work.
Their original estimate was $67.00. It then increased to $1500. I should have gotten another opinion right away but accepted what the nice fellow told me and agreed to the $1500. After they started the work they then told me that I had a cracked sewer line and that the whole line needed to be lined and that the new cost for lining 23 feet would be $3000. The new total was $4500. I told them that I would have to have someone else look at it and make sure. I called another plumber. He and his associate looked at it. They pulled out the roots that were clogging the pipe and then he sent his camera in. He showed me with his camera that there were no cracks in the pipe and that it did not need to be lined.
Schuelke should have pulled out the roots as my second plumber did and they too, would have seen that the pipe was not cracked and did not need to be lined.
This second opinion cost me $200. but it saved me $3,000. Be cautious and careful and always get a second or third opinion and estimate.