Many homeowners give very little thought to knowing a good plumber
until an issue arises. Unfortunately, in an emergency situation, swift action is the key to minimizing damage. Even something as seemingly simple as a small leak can create massive water damage if it is not dealt with quickly. If you’re faced with an overflowing toilet, broken pipe or leaky water tank, you may be tempted to simply hire the first company that answers your call. Fortunately, you can save yourself some stress and uncertainty by researching your plumbing options now. If you find the right plumber now, you can keep their details on your contact list, so if an emergency arises, you know immediately who to call.
Finding the Right Plumber
The reason that many people delay finding a plumber is that they worry about finding a great plumber. While finding the right plumber can take a little time, it is well worth doing a little research in advance. There are some questions you should ask to determine if a plumber is the right one for your specific needs. These include:
How quickly can they respond to an emergency?
Ideally, you need a plumber who can help you 24/7 and dispatch someone immediately 365 days a year.
Are upfront estimates provided?
A plumbing emergency is never a pleasant surprise, but this doesn’t mean that you should face an unexpected bill. You should choose a plumber who will provide you with an upfront estimate for approval before the work is completed.
Is there a guarantee?
Reputable professionals take pride in their work and are completely confident with the service they provide. This means that a satisfaction guarantee is included with their work, so if the work doesn’t meet your expectations, the plumber will work to make it right.
What insurance and protection are provided? A good professional will have adequate insurance to cover any issues that may arise during the repair. Additionally, they should protect all your property with drop cloths when needed. In a plumbing emergency, you need to ensure that your home is protected from water damage as much as possible.
Are all your team members vetted?
Since a plumber will be working in and around your home, it is reassuring to know that any technician dispatched has been vetted for your safety. You should feel confident that you can trust anyone who is sent to your home to deal with any plumbing issue or emergency.
Get to Know Your Plumber
When you’re dealing with a plumbing emergency, you can minimize your stress by knowing that you’ve called in a reliable and trustworthy professional. By planning in advance, you can get to know your plumber and ensure that you feel completely comfortable and confident with their services. This means that should an emergency arise, you can feel assured that your home will be in good hands.
It is well worth researching your options in advance and ensure that you have the details of a great plumber on hand for any emergency situations.
By Giovanni Longo President Flood Brothers Plumbing
Giovanni Longo is a 3rd generation master plumber who has been practicing his craft and trade in the greater Los Angeles area for well over a decade and a half. A plumbing and hydraulics-engineering innovator, Giovanni’s particular world-class expertise focuses on dealing with challenging sewer system designs as well as resolving complex commercial and residential draining issues. As a certified Flood Mitigation expert, he is also well versed in a wide variety of water damage and remediation solution.