Choosing the right person for the job can be a daunting prospect. No matter if you’re looking for a building contractor, a plumber, or a dentist, selecting the best possible candidate is vital, and there are so many horror stories about people whose idea of the best was also the cheapest, with truly disastrous results. When it comes to having major things done around the home, choosing someone for the job is even more worrying if you’re new to the area- you feel as though you’re flying blind, and have to put a lot of trust into a serviceperson without a proven track record, and you might lie in bed worrying about a new bathroom that will flood the rest of your home, or an extension to your garage that will collapse on top of your car. It can be a sizable financial commitment when you need to get some plumbing work done, so what are some ways to ensure that you’ve chosen the best plumber for the job?
When you need the services of a plumber, you can easily ask friends and family for a recommendation. The assurance of someone you trust can be very soothing- knowing that the plumber in question has already done a great job for someone you know. You can also take advantage of the age we live in and research customer satisfaction online. The Internet has review sites that cover every conceivable product and service, and a bad plumber will no doubt be marked as such by the Internet community. There’s nothing like an expensive plumbing project gone wrong to make a customer write angry comments on the web.
For Large Scale Projects
When you need to have pipes rerouted or are even remodelling your entire bathroom, you’ll probably be using the services of a contractor and/or interior designer, depending on the size of the job. A contractor or designer will often recommend a plumber, and while they’re unlikely to suggest someone who will charge you an outrageous mark-up, it can be a good idea to get a few quotes, just to make sure that you’re getting the best possible value for money.
In Case of Emergency
Like a doctor, you only tend to think of a plumber at the times when you urgently need one. If it’s after midnight and you come home to find a burst pipe that has given you an unwanted indoor swimming pool, then you won’t want to waste time looking for a 24 hour plumber. It’s important to have a telephone number for such a plumber, and Fischer Plumbing are happy to help you at any hour of the day or night.
And the Rest of the Time…
Plumbing can be an incredibly complicated process, requiring intensive training and very specific skills, and this is reflected in the fact that plumbers aren’t cheap, and in fact the profession is viewed in the same way as medicine or dentistry when it comes to the salary on offer. There’s no need to bother a plumber with small-scale projects, and so it’s a great idea to learn how to do these smaller tasks yourself. It’s not so difficult to unclog a drain or fix a leaking faucet, and while a plumber will happily do these things for you, they will also charge you for the privilege. You can easily learn the basics of plumbing with the wide variety of instructional videos that can be found online, or even head to the library and borrow a “how to” book or two.