The phrase, “down the drain” was perhaps coined by a family person. Think about it. You spend a moolah for a big house in a decent locality, with the hope of turning it into a home. And then a pipe leak can drag your dreams down the drain.
Plumbing is one aspect of our lives that we don’t want to deal with until and unless there’s an emergency. And with Plumbing it’s always an emergency.
When you want the issue to be fixed immediately, you can’t indulge in researching for the plumbing service providers. You want the one who’s available and can fix the issue right away.
However, this approach often leads to more stress and money wastage than going for a reputed plumbing service provider.
So, here are a few quick tips that might help ease out this ordeal.
1. PLAN AHEAD OF THE DISASTER
Since it’s such a common issue, it helps to do the research beforehand. Whether you are moving into a new house or shifting to a new city, take time to identify the local technicians in the area. Ask around and find out if your neighbors have any recommendation. Save the contact info so that next time there’s an emergency, you are ahead of the game.
2. CHEAP IS NOT ALWAYS THE BEST OPTION.
While Availability can be a critical factor in the selection of an emergency plumber, the cost should not be factored in without thorough research. A quick fix today can often lead to expensive repair tomorrow.
3. DO NOT OPT FOR OVER THE PHONE PRICING.
No matter the expertise and reputation of your emergency plumber, it’s simply impossible for anyone to give you a quote by discussing the issue over the phone. In such cases, Plumbers usually quote on the high side. Insist on having a technician visit your home and inspect the issue first hand.
4. ASK FOR YELP!
Any plumbing service company put up a website and load it with glossy history. But the true picture can be seen only through the testimonials of their customers. Hence, it’s a good practice to check the Yelp reviews before you zero in on your emergency plumber.