We all love hearing the words ‘no problem,’ or ‘leave it to us,’ when it comes to the dreaded issue of plumbing. It may look like a simple DIY fix that husbands often attempt to tackle before calling in the professionals, yet end up doing so anyway at the end of the day.
The only problem with this situation is the fact that by trying to fix it himself he has escalated the fault and thus creating a larger task for the plumber. Nevertheless, and thankfully so, plumbers who have been in the industry for a while have seen this show plenty of times and can rectify the error in no time.
Whom to call.
If you have found or are finding yourself in a similar predicament then you will know all too well how important it is to hire the ‘right man for the job,” as the old saying goes, and for this, a few factors need to be taken into consideration or essentially ‘ticked off’ before giving the go-ahead.
Knowing the basics or the foundation of what to look for in a professional, if they are self-employed or the credentials of a well-known firm, are key to making the correct choice. More importantly not to end up costing you more money for a botched job by someone claiming to be up to the task yet under-delivering.
3 Key features to look for in a plumber or plumbing company.
- As simple as this seems, too many folks are taken for a ride by those claiming to be legal and qualified to perform the necessary tasks. This not only puts you at risk, but the work will not be covered by insurance companies if not carried out by a certified engineer. Always ensure there are up to date certificates.
- We all like to help old Joe from down the road who is retired yet still has a zest of energy to carry out small tasks but to tackle the big issues a professional is always highly recommended. One that has ideally been in the game for more than a decade, has seen all there is to throw at him and knows the perfect solution.
You want a reliable, trusted, and recommended company who can guarantee to get the job done right the first time around, and who has ‘been there and done that.’ What is great about where we live is that there are still plenty of honest, hardworking individuals who pride themselves on a job well done.
This is the type of firm you should look to come into the home to quote, and then when all is agreed, to execute on their promise.
Companies such as Movement Plumbing who not only have the years of experience and qualifications to their name but that have the customer care and service you are looking for and deserve may just be the answer you have been looking for.
- Cost-effective. We come to terms with the fact that this won’t be a quick and easy fix paid off with a cup of tea and some biscuits (although it makes for more quality of work in my experience), but being overcharged is also no walk in the park. Shop around for pricing and quotes to ensure you are being quoted and charged based on the average going rates in the industry at the time.
Other factors like reading the company’s website in the reviews and customer comments section will help make the final decision that much easier, and while you’re at it check if they have a warranty on their workmanship and products and for what length of time. You want to be covered in the unlikely yet possible event the problem persists or worsens.
The trade of being a plumber is far more in-depth than many realize, not just simply tightening a faucet and ‘Bobs your Uncle,’ but the training and knowledge needed to ensure the issue doesn’t reoccur take years of studying and hands-on practice.
You may take a minute in your lunch break and read here https://www.thebalancecareers.com/plumber-job-description-and-duties-4107383 to learn more about what the job and title entail and this way all bases are covered when it comes to knowledge of what to ensure if a plumbing problem should pop up (and don’t they always like to surprise us when its least expected or wanted, am I right?).
Let’s take a look at the top more common services plumbers can assist us with, repair, or replace when it comes to our pipework.
The most popular request, or cry for help, is the maintenance of the drainage system throughout the property. Unblocking drains or pipes to ensure waste and water is flowing freely and to the correct areas as well as no deteriorating pipework that shows imminent collapse causing a whole new headache of issues.
Then there is the water heating system, perhaps it’s not giving hot water or strange sounds are coming from the tank, this is when you should not hesitate to make the call.
In most cases if caught early the problem is a minor fix within the hour, but if left to ‘see if it continues’ is when the damage becomes irreparable and you may end up needing parts replaced.
If they are specialized components they may need to be ordered, and it could mean a few days with no hot or even running water, not an ideal situation to find oneself in, especially if it’s the winter months.
You can read an interesting article in this link to see more into the extensive list of wonders that plumbers can do to save the day, you don’t know how important they are till it’s too late. A friend of ours found this out the hard way, unfortunately, when suddenly one morning their toilet system decided to take a break and stopped working.
We should always the number of a local or further out and recommended plumbing company, even to perform and check routine maintenance overviews bi-yearly or annually. As the old saying goes, ‘it’s better to be safe than sorry.’