At some point it is going to happen…
You suddenly notice the rush of water and, before you are ankle deep, realize you need to call a plumber right away. That is when it dawns on you that you’ve never actually chosen a plumber to add to your phone’s contact list. This means you now have an critical choice to make! Not all plumbers are created the equal! It is essential that you make the best choice so that you do not end up hiring someone that causes more harm than good.
1. Avoid Common Mistakes
One of the most common mistakes homeowners make is putting off planning for plumbing emergencies. We get it, it is much more enjoyable to plan your next family vacation or even your kitchen remodeling then it is preparing for a possible plumbing disaster. But this could be the difference in how big of disaster you really have to endure. So take the old boy scouts motto to heart and ‘Be Prepared!’
2. Do an Online Search in Your Area
One of the first things that you should do, as a new homeowner or someone new to your area, is research your local options. Once you’ve compiled a general list…
3. Check Their Online Reviews
What are their previous customers saying about them? While some people may have an axe to grind, most people who’ve taken the time to write a review have a good reason to do so. And even if you waited too long and are frantic, in need of someone to show up 10 minutes ago to fix your disaster, take a moment and look at the averages. If they don’t rate 4-5 stars move on! If you settle for less, you could end up with worse problems than you have now!
Now that you’ve narrowed your list, contact the finalists to come out and take a look at your plumbing. This gives you the chance to decide how you feel about them, as well as give a professional a chance to spot any potential problems that may already exist.
4. Check the Pricing
As tempting as it may be, the lowest price is not usually the best answer-especially when you are in a bind. You get what you pay for, so very cheap plumbing service will be just that.
And about that over the phone pricing…
There is rarely an instance when a true professional can give an accurate quote over the phone. They may be able to offer a rough estimate but the real cost will be clear once the plumber is on the grounds and able to offer a complete analysis of the situation.
5. The Reliable Choice
We don’t mean to boast, but Mr. Reliable Plumbing & Heating is the perfect choice to call in an emergency. Besides having the best in yelp reviews for a plumber in the South Bay Area, we have over 25 years of local HVAC and plumbing experience! Mr. Reliable brings the best in quality and dedication to every job they undertake.
We have your best interest in mind and can deliver superior customer service whether during a previously planned appointment or when you’re in dire straits. We also have great discounts and deals on a complete diagnostic of your home’s plumbing and HVAC systems. Call now to find out more and…be prepared!