Will These Plumbers Properly Fix a Water Heater Leak?

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  • Can these repairmen fix a simple water heater leak or will they try to sell us an expensive replacement? Inside Edition rented a house in Montclair, New Jersey, for an entire month, tricking it out with cameras and then calling the fix-it guys to see what happened. The footage was transmitted in real time to a remote command post. In Inside Edition's second installment in a special series of investigations, we created a simple water heater leak, then called a variety of different plumbers to see what they would do.

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  • Dylan
    Dylan 7 aylar önce +1842

    Why not promote the plumber's business who fixes it and was honest .

    • Dark_Matter
      Dark_Matter 3 gün önce

      Because it isn’t free advertising.

    • AGSERVICECALL
      AGSERVICECALL 10 gün önce +1

      Cause they don't care about his reputation only ratings

    • Squirrel boss
      Squirrel boss Aylar önce

      Definitely! Reward honesty 💯

    • Karatemasterdragonslayer14
      Karatemasterdragonslayer14 Aylar önce

      Fr, let’s us know who to call for an honest fix.

    • TheNumberJ
      TheNumberJ Aylar önce

      Because that doesn't make for good clickbait.

  • 오픽노잼 opicnojam
    오픽노잼 opicnojam 2 yıl önce +2294

    The original plumbers, before the hidden cameras were set up,
    would've also scammed the owner
    if they were called in for this trap lol. :P

    • Free Music
      Free Music 4 aylar önce

      True

    • Jake Jacques
      Jake Jacques 7 aylar önce +1

      @Svennebananer Banan speaking 3 languages isn't really a brag if you speak with the same fractured sentences and bad grammar, it's more of a pathetic attempt of wanting to feel validated by someone, rather sad really

    • Jake Jacques
      Jake Jacques 7 aylar önce +1

      @Svennebananer Banan says the one using 3 different alts to like their comments hahahahhaha

    • Svennebananer Banan
      Svennebananer Banan 7 aylar önce +4

      @J M haha my grammar is bad beacuse english is not my first laungage, i speak 3 different laungage while you only talk one. I have 7 stores!

    • Svennebananer Banan
      Svennebananer Banan 7 aylar önce +4

      @Jake Jacques stop texting me go get a life for real.

  • Davien Parker
    Davien Parker Yıl önce +3477

    "Is it broken?" "Yes." "So it's not broken."

    • rosalina?
      rosalina? 3 aylar önce +1

      @Chicken Code ok

    • PZ20JacobCouttsRogue
      PZ20JacobCouttsRogue 7 aylar önce

      Troll

    • Andrei Gabriel Marayag
      Andrei Gabriel Marayag 9 aylar önce +1

      "Every 60 seconds in Africa, a minute passes."

    • phil
      phil 11 aylar önce

      I'm a plumber and of other trades I all ways make a inspection first if the hot water system is leaking see where it's coming from see if the heater is still heating water if. If its heating fine.and only a small leak I fix the leak. Only replace it if necessary not just to make a profit. I all ways check first the best way to fix the problem before even thinking about replacing it.

    • Chikosa Ngwira
      Chikosa Ngwira 11 aylar önce

      Sooo

  • GrubbyNelson
    GrubbyNelson Yıl önce +743

    I love how Lisa comes in with the wrench and fixes it like she’s a master plumber

    • Mini me
      Mini me 4 aylar önce

      @Ryanr Everything*

    • Frank The Tank
      Frank The Tank 7 aylar önce +1

      She is she likes playing with pipe.

    • Master of Puppets
      Master of Puppets 8 aylar önce +1

      She is

    • Almas Kabir
      Almas Kabir 9 aylar önce +3

      @josh L does not the US has laws probhiting fraud

    • Ryanr
      Ryanr Yıl önce +11

      Fr she acts like she know everything in ever video

  • BakedFlan215
    BakedFlan215 2 yıl önce +3551

    The first guy should get a raise, he didn’t even charge a service fee

    • Hotboxbitch
      Hotboxbitch Aylar önce

      @LazyBurrito “shout out to his family”

    • Leonardo Castilleja
      Leonardo Castilleja 6 aylar önce +1

      I'm honest with customers like that, and that's why I don't get paid very well at the company I work at. They always reward, and praise the guys that rip people off to make the sales.

    • Chaddy930 !
      Chaddy930 ! 7 aylar önce

      He should be awarded for being honest? That’s like be spilling my food and picking him up and you saying I should get a awarded...😐🤡🤡🤡

    • BakedFlan215
      BakedFlan215 7 aylar önce

      @The Pug Army fee as in charging a service fee, not free.

    • rabble levin
      rabble levin 7 aylar önce

      I love honest people like that.

  • David DaCosta
    David DaCosta 9 aylar önce +37

    It is definitely true that this happens daily especially in the service industry. However, I hate how so many people did the right thing but the IE team wouldn't stop "auditioning" until they found a couple screw ups. This world is always seeking out the worst among us - good guys get the least love/attention.

  • Chris B
    Chris B 2 gün önce

    I'm a plumber, I work in my family's over 50 year old plumbing business, and I'm sick and tired of scumbags like those 2. Plumbers, or any contractors, that screw people make all the rest of us look bad!! One of the things my Dad always told me was "whatever's fair and honest son, whatever's fair and honest."

  • Scuba J
    Scuba J 7 aylar önce +73

    Always be honest. My buddy does HVAC, does everything 100% right, always gives a good price. He has so much work he can't keep up with it all.

    • Bruce Miller
      Bruce Miller 7 aylar önce +2

      I am a cabinet guy and busy til the end of the year. Quality before quantity, Always.

  • tripjet999
    tripjet999 2 yıl önce +323

    Lady: "Please fix my hot-water heater."

    Plumber: "I really can't, lady, since there's no need to heat hot water."

    • charley simmons
      charley simmons 6 aylar önce

      @Abc Whatever i get what they mean but they didnt say it so i corrected just in case

    • Abc Whatever
      Abc Whatever 6 aylar önce

      @charley simmons I think you mistook what they meant. They said it kept the hot water hot once it got up to temperature. They didn't say the water came to the house already hot

    • charley simmons
      charley simmons 11 aylar önce +1

      @Kilo Byte my point stands all you did was repeat your odiotic statement. Sorry but there is no reason to heat this hypocritically already hot water. The point of the joke is it's a "water heater" not a "hot-water heater".

    • charley simmons
      charley simmons 11 aylar önce

      @Kilo Byte but it dont tho. If the water that went in it was hot already then why keep it In a water heater. It would just run straight to your utilities.

    • Paddler of Rivers
      Paddler of Rivers Yıl önce +7

      Thank you! That was always a pet peeve of mine when i was a service plumber.

  • Glitchy
    Glitchy 2 yıl önce +5094

    “It’s not broken”

    “Yes it is”

    It’s a simple spell but quite unbreakable

  • FedupAmerican
    FedupAmerican 2 gün önce

    The best thing to do to determine if your water heater is leaking shut the incoming water supply to the heater off and put a pressure gauge on the drain valve if you lose pressure then you have an issue with the tank.

  • Let Pin
    Let Pin 4 aylar önce +47

    "He said its 100% broken!" "Well I think he's 100% wrong"

    That was a smooth plumbers comeback!

  • Randall James
    Randall James 2 yıl önce +3

    I am a retired plumber and was ALWAYS looking for simple repair. An AO Smith water heater is a top quality unit. In this case I might have added Teflon tape to the fitting if it wasnt chrome plated brass. Brass doesn't need tape.

  • Tatumwithlove
    Tatumwithlove 7 aylar önce +2

    My dad was a plumber and he had clients that would call him for a second opinion. This happened all the time. He never stooped to their level and would expose the scammer to his customer. He was an honest handyman.

  • Cernuis
    Cernuis 2 yıl önce +11190

    I enjoy watching people attempt to rip someone off and get humiliated,

  • 𝓐𝓼𝓽𝓻𝓸
    𝓐𝓼𝓽𝓻𝓸 3 aylar önce +31

    “He said it was 100% broken.”
    “Well he’s 100% wrong”

    😂 that got me!

  • Crystallaxx
    Crystallaxx Yıl önce +6

    Respect to the guy who didnt charge a service fee. Great guy, hope his business is succesfull.

  • Zayne Ali
    Zayne Ali 8 aylar önce +3

    I love easy fixes, I hate scammers with a passion!

  • King of Kings
    King of Kings Yıl önce +2

    This is exactly what I'm afraid of. and I feel bad for the people that have been conned and the incoming people that will become a victim. something needs to be done

  • Jay Smith
    Jay Smith 11 aylar önce +16

    I hope they rewarded the honest plumbers by either giving them some 5 star reviews, some referrals or whatever

  • Nathan Bain
    Nathan Bain Yıl önce +2

    I’m a plumber, and honestly wouldn’t expect it to start leaking from the inlet like that out of nowhere.
    I would have definitely knew it was a setup

    • FilthTribeFTP
      FilthTribeFTP 9 aylar önce +1

      Pretty sure thats why the "scammers" recommended a new heater because, either its a setup, or something is seriously wrong with the heater. Im sure the loose bolt at the top is not a common thing to just become loose oit of nowhere.

  • Chris Scerbo
    Chris Scerbo Yıl önce +1

    this reminds me of a job I went too. the residents basement got flooded and the water level reached the gas valve but didn't get as high as the burner chamber in the boiler. the first company came out and said it would cost 2,000 to fix. the boiler was only 3 years old. only needed new gas valve and pilot assembly. repaired for under 900. it was a carrier boiler and the gas valve and pilot assembly was a little pricey . definitely was clearly able to see the water level didn't damage the boiler

  • stpierreorama
    stpierreorama Yıl önce

    My hot water from the 90s was leaking from the bottom. I replaced it myself with no prior experience. I was 27 at the time. It's really not that hard of a job if you have the time and will. The hardest part was getting it balanced and to line up with the existing copper piping.

  • Beth Hope
    Beth Hope 9 aylar önce +8

    This JUST happened to me!!!
    I had NO hot water and the PROFESSIONAL plumber quoted me $800.00 to FIX my tank.
    I had a handyman from church who changed out the heating element for $10.00 and then would only accept $10.00 as payment.v total repair, parts AND labor: $20.00 TOTAL. !!!!
    BTW, I am elderly and disabled on fix income so this really was a BLESSING. !!

    • Drew
      Drew 6 aylar önce +1

      800 is a little much, but if you expect people to drive to your house and fix something for 20 bucks you're off your rocker lol

  • Jake Farm
    Jake Farm 11 aylar önce +2

    I’ve worked with a lot of plumbers throughout the years and I can only remember only a couple out of many who had integrity, honesty, who weren’t lazy liars trying to rip people off. By the way I work maintenance so Ive gone through a lot of plumbers. Despite 100s of plumbing company’s you’d be lucky to find even 1 honest company not trying to rip you off.

    • Cortez Butay
      Cortez Butay Aylar önce

      @ChingChangChong yes it is in high demand. You can make upwards of 4000 a week.
      Look to be an apprentice somewhere, then to continue on to a journeyman. If they do on the job training even better.

    • ChingChangChong
      ChingChangChong 4 aylar önce

      @Jake Farm hey buddy, is plumber a high demanding job? I'm a high school graduate, planning to join the work force now, I'm currently caught up with choosing between plumber, construction worker and welding, do u have any advice?

    • Jake Farm
      Jake Farm 7 aylar önce

      ​@Jason Smith Crappy jobs don't justify scamming others. If that's how a person views their job and their life then they need to make a drastic life change or at least get some new perspective on their situation. I have done some pretty nasty jobs when I did plumbing and a lot of back breaking jobs too but at the end of the day it's a blue collar job what does one expect? But I did always enjoy the work I did and the people I was working for and always kept a moral code of having honesty, integrity and right and wrong. It's not difficult even when the job is difficult.

    • Jason Smith
      Jason Smith 7 aylar önce

      It’s literally a crappy job what do you expect, suck out a couple septic tanks and then talk!

  • Cesar on PS4 shorts
    Cesar on PS4 shorts 7 aylar önce

    I love these videos. its so fun knowing if they fix it or not

  • Yummy Spaghetti Noodles

    You guys should do one on dealership repair shops. They're scamming people like mad and nobody is talking about it!

  • Mixwell1983
    Mixwell1983 2 yıl önce +3660

    Shady plumber inspects water heater.

    *"sorry maam but you're going to have to buy a new house"*

    • BlueFox
      BlueFox 7 aylar önce

      🤣😂

    • Justin Hill
      Justin Hill 7 aylar önce

      🤣I’m ded

    • G
      G 7 aylar önce

      Lol

    • Mike Panklang
      Mike Panklang 7 aylar önce

      I had an hvac tech do the same thing to me.
      Me: I need a new circuit board.
      Hvac tech: No, you need a whole new system.

    • Nobody Here
      Nobody Here 9 aylar önce

      Yep.... Um.... And that will be um..... 90mil, I guess? Enough to pay off my debt-oh wait you heard that?

  • wBlr
    wBlr 2 yıl önce +16

    I’d like to see the “experts” employees come to the house unknowingly and see what they do

  • Karl Smith
    Karl Smith 11 aylar önce +2

    Kudos to the Plummer who didn’t charge a service fee!

  • Tregeta
    Tregeta 8 aylar önce +6

    This went a lot different than other plumber videos I've seen with cameras set up in the house.

    • OK
      OK 8 aylar önce

      usually someone is holding the "hidden camera" in the videos you're talking about though ;)

  • PlayGames3000
    PlayGames3000 6 aylar önce

    This channel have so many good videos, I honestly love watching these vids, so entertaining 🙂

  • Trizzedy
    Trizzedy 2 yıl önce +1589

    The people who did the right thing should earn $100

    • elinsnutz💀
      elinsnutz💀 8 aylar önce

      Ikr

    • The Mosh Pit
      The Mosh Pit 9 aylar önce

      Wtf is up with these comments saying they shouldn't get paid it's their job. Bro it's called courtesy. I bet these same cheap asses don't pay the tip to the waiters or delivery men/women

    • Fernando Hernandez
      Fernando Hernandez 9 aylar önce

      More like 250

    • Abdullahi Mohamed
      Abdullahi Mohamed 9 aylar önce +1

      LoL

    • pacco2012
      pacco2012 10 aylar önce

      No, they shouldn't. It's what they're expected to do.

  • Jay Kesner
    Jay Kesner 9 aylar önce

    If I saw a leaking supply line for a heater I could just tighten it but my first instinct would be to change the supply line because why else would it just start leaking unless it was old or defective. I wouldn’t change the heater though that’s crazy.

  • Eric Fortune
    Eric Fortune 6 aylar önce +1

    I wonder how many of the experienced plumbers knew they were being set up? The problem was just too obvious for most homeowners to miss. There's no water on the floor and most folks probably wouldn't notice a difference unless they spend time in the basement and happen to see it.

  • watchingthecrazyworld
    watchingthecrazyworld 11 aylar önce +3

    Great job. Too bad we can't see how well the reporters and "journalists " do their job and broadcast that as well. My guess is the lying plumber is more honest.

    • Steve Gardner
      Steve Gardner 3 aylar önce

      The reporter told the bigger lie here. “My hot water heater is leaking”

  • Brandon Smith
    Brandon Smith Yıl önce

    I'm a plumber, and a "plumber" calling it a "hot water heater" is someone I wouldn't trust whatsoever.

  • David Cortessi
    David Cortessi Yıl önce +12

    The fact that he didn't even do anything and immediately said she needed a new water heater actually made me mad, and made it even worse where he kept on saying " definitely, 100 %" I'm so glad he got exposed 2:32

  • Kaisarina Uhi
    Kaisarina Uhi Yıl önce

    I’m so happy because I have a family that knows how to plumb and do construction but when we actually dont know what to do my parents stare at what the workers do until they done

  • William Waite
    William Waite Yıl önce +43

    imagine a doctor like this.

    patient: comes in with hiccups.
    doctor: oh yeah, your heart is broken. gotta replace it. that's gonna be about $200,000. cash or card?

    • Rocket Pencil
      Rocket Pencil 6 aylar önce

      That's just America?

    • Fancy Phant
      Fancy Phant 6 aylar önce

    • Allen Wilson
      Allen Wilson 6 aylar önce +2

      @Bonus YT
      I had a bad case of hiccups it turned out to be a heart attack. Not a funny situation

    • Allen Wilson
      Allen Wilson 6 aylar önce +1

      @postnet92
      I had a bad case of hiccups it turned out to be a heart attack. Don't be so quick to make a joke

    • Allen Wilson
      Allen Wilson 6 aylar önce +1

      I had a bad case of hiccups, it was actually a heart attack don't be so quick to make jokes

  • alyiah
    alyiah Yıl önce

    Good job to all of the honest plumbers!

  • Nizzy
    Nizzy 2 yıl önce +675

    Inside edition, please make more of these videos, like the garage door, the air vents, the water heater.

    • WERNUTZ
      WERNUTZ 2 yıl önce +1

      They expose a couple but wonder how many honest workers precious time, time for actual customers, gas ain't cheap. For the honest people who the reporters don't show and the honest one's they film. The honest people should be give a hundred or two for their time and gas wasted.

    • Arielle Mendez
      Arielle Mendez 2 yıl önce

      @khalil’s Heat and air conditioner repairthey said LIKE those videos

    • Serious Dopamine
      Serious Dopamine 2 yıl önce +2

      Water heater? Did you even watch the video...

    • ADWTJ
      ADWTJ 2 yıl önce +2

      Maybe one of your family members is going to pop up lol 😂😂😂 be careful what you wish for lol

    • Youtube Fan
      Youtube Fan 2 yıl önce +1

      ...and car mechanic scammers too.

  • Dino F.
    Dino F. 7 aylar önce

    When you find a craftsman that treats you right, cherish them. Pay them!

  • Ricky Winthrop
    Ricky Winthrop 7 aylar önce +2

    As a plumber it is heartening to see how many of us didn't try to rip anyone off....honesty is the only policy. Dishonorable people always get theirs....

    • Trolling Godd
      Trolling Godd 7 aylar önce

      Oh really?
      Thats why theirs millionaires....lmfao

  • Patrick Wagz
    Patrick Wagz 6 aylar önce +38

    *Adjustable Wrench:* "Imma 'bout to end this plumber's whole career."

  • Dillon Qaphsiel
    Dillon Qaphsiel 9 aylar önce +2

    I’ll be honest I didn’t even know you could fix a water heater. I thought you just had to get another

  • Jeversons
    Jeversons 2 yıl önce +3807

    “I didn’t wanna fidget with the thing” bro thats your job, you’re meant to fidget with it til you find the problem

    • Andrew Cano
      Andrew Cano 6 aylar önce

      @AV 57 I agree

    • The Dude
      The Dude 6 aylar önce

      and it's deez nutz HA

    • Evil Energy
      Evil Energy 7 aylar önce

      @THE GAMER uhh actually no

    • THE GAMER
      THE GAMER 7 aylar önce

      Thats what a doctor would do . Here take these you will feel better right away.

    • Tim1244
      Tim1244 7 aylar önce

      @Evil Energy Yeah, can understand that, I’ve heard of plumbing companies training guys for a month and then throwing them to the field..

  • Chase Latimer
    Chase Latimer 4 aylar önce

    I understand what they’re trying to do but if I was one of the plumbers that came over fixed the problem then realized I just wasted my time I would be disappointed because I could have fixed someone’s actual problem

  • Walter Malone
    Walter Malone Yıl önce +1

    My cousin does shady work like this. They'll even sabotage it just so they have to replace it AND charge them a service fee for discovering the damage(that they created). Needless to say I NEVER recommend him or the company he works for. He used to do the same thing when he worked in an auto repair shop but no one else was in on the schemes so he eventually got caught and of course was promptly fired. But his new job, even his boss is in on the scheme. Using excuses like "it was so easy to damage it meaning that could have happened at any time and they'd have to replace it then so might as well be when we can get paid".

    I'd love for them to get caught because I have no definitive proof besides word of mouth. It is really scummy.

  • SP
    SP 8 aylar önce +5

    They should put the honest plumbers on tv with their companies

  • Rose D
    Rose D 2 aylar önce +3

    When they exposed them, LOL! THAT'S HILARIOUS! Expose the liars!

  • Ben
    Ben 2 yıl önce +5813

    When Lisa Guirerro is in a thumbnail, y’know it’s gonna be a banger.

    Edit : Holy jesus, I’ve never had this much likes before!

    • Sung Jin woo
      Sung Jin woo Yıl önce

      Ben Joo ur welcome good job every one ☝🏻

    • Andrew Nueva
      Andrew Nueva Yıl önce

      Ben Joo honestly

    • BenNguyen253
      BenNguyen253 2 yıl önce

      Chubzz she’s as hot as the water

    • Xavier and Adriana
      Xavier and Adriana 2 yıl önce

      When you get a lot of likes - never make an edit acknowledging you never got that many before.

    • Christopher Turner
      Christopher Turner 2 yıl önce +1

      Good grief man you popular

  • Premier1 Plumbing & Heating LLC.

    I’m a plumber of many years and let me tell you something yeah you can fix the leak on a leaking pipe or no one can tell how long a water heater has left in its life!! It could look brand new and if it’s ten years old you should think about a new one bc that tank on the inside is thin and no one can tell you how much longer you have. They can only go on an passed experience. And if that tank was ten plus years yea I would fix it first but I would also advise them to think along the line of a new heater sooner rather then later bc it’s going to let go and some let go worse then others and no one can tell how bad that’s going to be. Factors like water softener and yearly upkeep come into play and still don’t give you that much longer with an old tank

  • Carlo
    Carlo Yıl önce

    I understand the intent of doing this. You want to help. But sometimes "the experts" aren't really perfect. There is always a difference in opinion. The problem is if you plaster the faces of these people whether they really making a mistake or have a valid point and the experts disagree you made a fool out of them possibly for life.

  • TigTk421
    TigTk421 2 yıl önce

    I live in Ontario Canada... shout out to Enbridge tech who said I could fix my hot water heater myself with a 25 cent piece of sand paper and 15 - 30 minutes of my time. He was right 👍

  • 🧋Tokuko🧋
    🧋Tokuko🧋 8 aylar önce +13

    Moral of the Story: Always do what's right, because it may catch up to you later on.

    • Steve Gardner
      Steve Gardner 3 aylar önce

      So…don’t create a ruse to try to signal your virtue?

    • Patrick Coombe
      Patrick Coombe 6 aylar önce +1

      Or immediately in this case

  • Aimee Alysha
    Aimee Alysha 2 yıl önce +1904

    lowkey felt bad for the new guy hes crying :(

    • Jonas
      Jonas 25 gün önce

      Don’t feel bad feel bad for the person who would have lost 1500!!!

    • Rombat
      Rombat Aylar önce

      2:05 , 2:16

    • Rob Brooks
      Rob Brooks 8 aylar önce

      He was lying his ass off

    • Levethix122
      Levethix122 2 yıl önce

      Kristen Price shops send apprentice plumbers out by themselves all the time

    • Sarah A Barghouthi
      Sarah A Barghouthi 2 yıl önce

      Kristen Price he’s not lying lol

  • Alex Gavinchuk
    Alex Gavinchuk 8 aylar önce

    So my question is, how often does an old water heater start to leak on it's own and not need replacing?

  • JessyJ318
    JessyJ318 Yıl önce

    Thank you Inside Edition for doing this!

  • M LKER
    M LKER 5 aylar önce

    thanks for sharing... good info and i love you confront them before leaving.... so they know they were wrong.

  • Constitutions Way 2A
    Constitutions Way 2A 7 aylar önce

    You guys have to understand in most companies they send out a plumbing advisor who is not a licensed plumber and works under a master plumbing license so they can’t touch the water heater!

  • *El 🍕Spicy*
    *El 🍕Spicy* 2 yıl önce +3133

    can Lisa please come to my apartment and expose my landlord .... help 🧐

    • Foryea Evans
      Foryea Evans 9 aylar önce +1

      @*El 🍕Spicy* no problem I had to do somethings because I just don’t trust landlords anymore we had a house but my nephew sold it and tried to move us to California we had a good home but when he we tried to buy it back but they said no so we looked for houses for rent and it was terrible so went into our retirement funds and used it to buy a new house I miss my old house because my daddy left me that house but my son is giving the wrong Kind of surprises and now I have to start over with a mortgage but it’s ok I’ll pay it off next year.

    • *El 🍕Spicy*
      *El 🍕Spicy* 9 aylar önce

      @Foryea Evans thank you for sharing that is my goal I'm tired of renting since the pandemic I lost all focus I'm just trying to get out Los Angeles CA nothing but zombies

    • Foryea Evans
      Foryea Evans 9 aylar önce +1

      This is why I stop renting because the last house I rented was a mess there were bugs everywhere,windows wouldn’t open,doors didn’t have locks and more and that’s not what I paid for I paid for a nice remodeled house with all new appliances and door and windows so I didn’t pay rent but one time and after that I packed up didn’t tell them a thing and left that house with that front and back door wide open and went to the house down the house next door and asked how much it would be to buy and got to work and bought a brand new house.

    • ActorMan389
      ActorMan389 Yıl önce +1

      *hi*

    • Izzy Pocorabon
      Izzy Pocorabon Yıl önce +1

      Get this known

  • GuitarxWolf
    GuitarxWolf 4 aylar önce +5

    *calls plumber to tighten bolt*

    Plumber: “Looks like it’s broken….going to have to replace your whole house, that going to be $890,000 please.”

  • George Benevides
    George Benevides 5 aylar önce

    The last plumber, company said their plumber wanted to replace the whole water heater because it was old. The plumber should have been honest at first and say the heater is old and recommends replacing the water heater. They should be showing or naming the company when they arrive so we know which plumbers were crooked and which were honest.

  • alan
    alan 2 yıl önce +5

    they should do this with service centers at dealerships

  • blitzblutz
    blitzblutz 11 aylar önce

    I recently worked for an HVAC company and they would laugh at how the boiler could've been saved. But the technicians got paid a good commission to sell so they is what they did.

    • Ryan Burgwin
      Ryan Burgwin 7 aylar önce

      That's why its a terrible idea for a company to pay their tradesmen commission. Pay them hourly, and they have no motive to lie.

  • Glass Window
    Glass Window Yıl önce

    I feel bad for the first guy who got pulled the plug on. He seemed like he actually thought it was cracked.

  • CoalCrackerCummins
    CoalCrackerCummins 2 yıl önce

    I never get why they don't give the honest guys a plug for their good work

  • wolverinefangowings
    wolverinefangowings Yıl önce

    I'm less annoyed by the scammers than I am by the people calling it a "hot" water heater.

  • Krzysztof P
    Krzysztof P Yıl önce

    laughed my ass off when lisa showed them how to operate the wrench...while he kept saying WH was broken.

  • T C
    T C 2 yıl önce +620

    Guy: It’s broken

    Lisa: No it’s not

    Guy: *complete silence* uuuhhh yes it is
    Edit: Thanks for the likes

    • 0 0
      0 0 2 yıl önce +2

      @PawzzigTV right because it would be "better" for his wallet.

    • PawzzigTV
      PawzzigTV 2 yıl önce +1

      @DunkinNugget but the guy wanted them to buy a new one cuz it would be better

    • DunkinNugget
      DunkinNugget 2 yıl önce +1

      @PawzzigTV Hey, I've worked on computers before, old and new. I would never look at your OLD pentium based PC and tell you it's broken. I would explain that it's possible to fix something but your OLD pentium PC would probably be best to replace. See? I'm sorry but you're trying to justify bad business practices. That idiot found the leak, he found what was wrong and still pushed them into buying a new one, that's called being shady. Omitting details like that is not what you would call, fiduciary.

    • PawzzigTV
      PawzzigTV 2 yıl önce +3

      Well he thought it was broken because why would it be loose unless someones touched it so he thinks it will break after its tightened

    • scs.classics
      scs.classics 2 yıl önce +2

      Correction : yes it is

  • Unit 12352
    Unit 12352 9 aylar önce +2

    Imagine going to your job and the owner teaching you how to fix it lol

  • buyerofsorts
    buyerofsorts 7 aylar önce +8

    "Our expert says that's a lame excuse". Oh really? Thank God the expert was there to let us all know that....

  • Carmen Piphlife
    Carmen Piphlife 11 aylar önce +3

    I like how Lisa doesn’t know a single thing about water heaters. She just says “it’s broken”.

  • Miral Calugcugan
    Miral Calugcugan 2 aylar önce +3

    "It's broken. A 100 %"

    Wrench: hold my beer

  • John Wilkinson
    John Wilkinson 2 yıl önce +839

    "It's an honest mistake", I mistook you for someone I could rip off.

  • tripjet999
    tripjet999 Yıl önce +14

    "There's an issue with my hot-water heater."

    Well, THERE'S your problem - there's no need to heat hot water.

    -

  • MA DMZ
    MA DMZ 3 aylar önce

    Lisa became so popular with the show that the scammers become honest just for that one particular service call.

  • Kent Squeezy
    Kent Squeezy 2 aylar önce

    I would love too see you go to a doctor and see if he does it properly.

  • Dustin Carpenter
    Dustin Carpenter 7 aylar önce

    I wonder how those consultant plumbers would have acted if no cameras were there and going through the same investigation process

  • Will4Reals
    Will4Reals 9 aylar önce

    I have been in sales my entire professional career and do you know how to handle this scenario? Mam I noticed that the bolt was leaking from the top and it just needed a little tightening. As of right now everything else looks in good working order but I do want to make you aware this is an older water heater. When it does need to be replaced I am not going to charge you for the visit today I just simply ask I am the first person you call when its that time, does that sound fair to you? Not only do you eventually get this customers business but will refer you to neighbors, friends, colleagues etc. It's shocking how short sighted people can be sometimes!

  • mike rotch
    mike rotch 9 aylar önce

    I had the clutch replaced on my go kart and when i got it back i found out they took out the air filter completely and left it, could have caused more problems

  • alcapi robi
    alcapi robi 4 aylar önce +4

    I'm a Plumber & buddy was "absolutely 100% wrong" for holding onto that gas pipe like that

  • The Deitz 2
    The Deitz 2 23 gün önce

    Sometime back a plumber tried to pad his hours. My CCTV caught him on that one = time arrived, time left. He was charging $125 an hour. In other words 2 hr & 15 min would = 3 hours to fix a leak.

  • Wavy Nuts
    Wavy Nuts Yıl önce +31

    Bro give the people that didn’t even charge a shout out or something damn hate wins love

  • Spoolin Reelz Fishing
    Spoolin Reelz Fishing 10 aylar önce

    My expansion tank had a rust spot on the bottom and clearly was leaking from that rusty spot, flick to the tank you could hear the bladder was shot. $50 fix, unscrew old tank, put on new tank. I had a company come just to see what they suggest lmaoo, “your hot water heater is bad, you have hard water and it rotted the inside”, gave me a quote for $3,400. Hahahaha I just asked them to leave and I fixed it myself for $50

  • Dave
    Dave Aylar önce

    This is why I watch people doing work in my house like a Hawk. I'll pretend to be interested in learning but really I'm all 'yoh, what you doing?' must be annoying but I don't get scammed 🙂

  • Bpay 27
    Bpay 27 2 yıl önce

    Rule of thumb, always get 2 opinions when it comes to repairs. Can save you a lot of headaches in the long run

  • GoldenPants
    GoldenPants 2 yıl önce +461

    I wouldn’t trust any “expert” that calls it a hot water heater....

    • optimisticcosmic
      optimisticcosmic 2 aylar önce

      Really smart guy? What about the first time you install it?

    • kdwaynec
      kdwaynec 5 aylar önce

      u so smart me so stoopid!

    • Eyellgeteven
      Eyellgeteven 6 aylar önce

      @jeremy riddler But not generally by actual plumbers.

    • jeremy riddler
      jeremy riddler 6 aylar önce

      @Richard. Schmelz it's still very commonly called that by many, many, many people

    • jeremy riddler
      jeremy riddler 6 aylar önce

      it's very commonly called that lmfao

  • ShadowDemon
    ShadowDemon 2 yıl önce

    Imagine calling a plumber over them playing this video all loud so he can hear it. Then ask him the cost after hes done

  • Nathan Micah
    Nathan Micah 2 aylar önce +3

    Wait so you wasted some plumbers time trying to trap him and he didn’t even get paid????

  • Sher A Bangla
    Sher A Bangla 11 aylar önce

    Even though its just a simple fix, you pay for his time to come here with a car, inspecting and possible risk. It cannot be just 29.95 for all of these!!

  • Hunter Emery
    Hunter Emery 18 gün önce

    thankful i’m in new construction and not service and repair. a lot of companies will force employees to sell new things instead of fixing a simple problem

  • Trey K
    Trey K 2 yıl önce +438

    Yeah I swear our plumber scammed us he came over three times before our pump was fixed

    • Chad O'Dell
      Chad O'Dell 2 yıl önce

      @Mentally Ill Dark Jeroid Im sorry? Come again?

    • Sporte
      Sporte 2 yıl önce +1

      C L E M SO N CLEMSON

    • BigT 187
      BigT 187 2 yıl önce

      dood poop Na his mom did 😂

    • BigT 187
      BigT 187 2 yıl önce +4

      LOLOLOL such an underrated comment

    • Zelda Williams
      Zelda Williams 2 yıl önce

      Dang!!! 🤪 Those service fee can cost more than getting the whole damn toilet repaired! 🤨

  • CG Rogers
    CG Rogers Yıl önce

    Kudos to the guy that fixed it and didn’t charge her a cent

  • Lee B
    Lee B 7 aylar önce

    Option 1. Tighten the nut on the flexible supply line, no warranty due to the black rubber parts in the ball valve and supply line. Recommend, Option 2 get rid of the shark bite ball valve and flexible supply line and go back with sweat ball valve and copper pipe like the hot side, warranty, Option 3. Replace water heater due to it's age bringing it up to code, warranty.

  • goblins are real
    goblins are real 3 aylar önce +1

    Hey at least they gave him a reasonable price. We charge 2 grand and up for a water heater replacement.

  • TMS 2000
    TMS 2000 6 aylar önce

    My husband replaced our water heater, in FL, with a new one cost us price of water heater that's all. It was somewhere around 2013 and we bought new 1 from Home Depot for about $100-$150 , if I'm remembering Correctly, it's still working great today.

  • Wasey Maqsood
    Wasey Maqsood Yıl önce

    I have security cameras in my house , and there is one thing I know, you don't need that many wires.

    0:20

  • TIGER MAX
    TIGER MAX 4 aylar önce

    A plumber is like a mechanic. Make sure you do your research before getting one