Alright, your faucet is leaking a river and you want it taken care of as quickly as possible. Unless you're thoroughly accomplished in the finer points of faucet repair, you'll very likely be contacting your local plumber for assistance. Obviously, this is the most crucial decision you'll be making. The right plumber will ensure your chances of successfully dealing with the problem, and will reduce the risk of unanticipated headaches and hassles. In short, the person best suited for the job will tremendously boost your chances of being 100% satisfied.
There are several steps you can take to assure yourself of getting a plumbing professional who gets in there and gets it right.
One of the keys is communication. The optimum point of communication is a live person answering when you phone for help. The last thing you need is an answering machine when your bathroom pipe is gushing like Ol' Faithful. Fortunately, many plumbers have trained receptionists ready to field your calls. If the plumber is out, find out when he or she will return. It's also a good idea to get your chosen plumber's cell phone number for after office hours contact.
Appearances count, even for plumbers. Your plumber should arrive looking the part of a professional. This means in uniform with visible company ID or badge. You also should be provided with a business card.
A good plumber will win your confidence. He or she should be alert and ready to jump into action. Do a little investigating to find out if the plumbing company is drug-free workplace, and if employees must pass comprehensive background checks. This will do your confidence a world of good.
Save Time and Money With Plumbing Repairs
One great way to save both money and time is to group all of your household plumbing problems together into a single convenient batch. This means that before you rush into action and call your local professional to silence that squeaking pipe, conduct a full scale investigation of your home. Check every faucet and fixture to identify other trouble spots. Then make a list of every clog, drip, squeak, and leak.
With this list as a guide, your plumber can deal with the full range of problems all at the same time, often in a single visit. The upshot is that you'll reduce the number of required visits, set-up time, and additional scheduling. All of which means you'll be reducing plumbing charges.
Additional time and money savings can be gained simply by being organized. Have a look at the work area before the plumber arrives. If there are things in the way, expend some energy to clean and de-clutter the area. When the plumbing job is completed, pitch in and help with clean up. The more time you invest, the less time your plumber will be putting in. And the less money will be flying out of your wallet.