When something breaks in your house, you rely on the repairman who comes to fix it.
But how do you know if they’re charging hundreds, even thousands for repairs you don’t need? 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 the first in a special series of investigations, Inside Edition enlisted two experts, Mark McManus with Door Boy and Andrew Cimmino with Christie Overhead Door, to assess the garage door. Both assured it was in perfect working order.
Next, they created a minor problem the experts say any repairman should be able to instantly recognize and fix.
“What were going to do is we are going to purposely misalign one of the sensors. This is going to make the garage door not close. This should be a simple fix for any door dealer that’s not trying to rip you off,” Cimmino explained.
Inside Edition Chief Investigative Correspondent Lisa Guerrero then started booking appointments to have people come look at the door.
One Sears technician showed up and went straight for the sensors, fixing the problem in a flash.
“It’s as simple as turning the sensors,” the man said. “It was a very easy fix.”
Five other repairmen also honed in on the sensors and fixed them for a small service fee.
However, one man from a company called Garage Door Repair from Montclair, New…