Our plumbing systems are one of our most fragile home systems that require special care. When you have a serious plumbing problem, and you try to fix it yourself, you can end up causing more problems and incurring more costs. A qualified and professional plumber will repair the damage in an honest and reliable manner. When you hire a plumber, it is important that you know if he or she is a professional.
The Drip. Plink. Plink. Plink. Everyone knows that sound: A leaky, dripping faucet. You’ve tried turning the knob as tightly as you can, but the drip just keeps on coming, and it’s getting harder and harder to get to sleep. But before you pull your hair out, remember that phone number you stored in your speed dial. Then you can get a good night’s sleep.
Now, I’m not tryin’ to make you all jealous, but I happen to own my very own calculator, so I quickly did a little simple math to see how much Joe the Atlanta Plumber Repair makes if he works 10 to 12 hours a day, 7 days a week… okay, let’s say he makes $69./hour, which is much lower than most plumbers make, especially if they own their own business. So lets just go with 12 hours a day, so that’s 84 hours a week, times 52 weeks a year, so 4368 hours, at $69./hour. What?? Is my calculator right at $301,392. a year? haha! You go, Joe!! I loves me a man in the Trades!! And I love all the Women in the Trades, too, but in a different kind of way! lol!
Search engines will also lead you to local business web sites.Along with a map to quickly find the location in all the confusing cities and suburbs on the map. These plumbing web sites seem to be quite common nowadays, and especially for plumbing contractors. They know that serious people are looking for their services… and are usually in a big hurry. So, the best plumbing contractors do everything they can to stand out on the Internet. I found that to be very true in Denver as a whole, an Arapahoe County where I lived. Plumber web sites often have testimonials, prices for services clearly shown and several ways to contact the business for an appointment to be scheduled.
The plumber should a trusted person. This is because the plumbing system may need to be repaired while the owner is not in the house. The property of the client and those living in the home should be safe in the proximity of the plumber. The expertise of the plumber will determine the quality of the repairs and if they are done right it may make some savings.
A great person to ask about plumbers is a Real Estate agent. Many of the common maintenance issues involving rental properties require a plumber, it is likely that your local agent is sending a plumber out on jobs most days of the week. Call in and ask, they may be able to refer you onto someone good.
Start your search by making sure you are looking for the right kind of plumber. You should ensure the plumber you hire specializes in renovation or construction work. If you have an older home, make sure they have experience in this area. The pipes on an older home are different from newer homes and require an expert.
In a normal situation you can ask family of friends for advice. In a situation where an emergency plumber is needed, it is likely you will not be able to do this. Good research skills come in handy here, jump on the internet and do a search. More than the actual homepages of plumbers, have a look for any review sites you can find. Testimonials from others have far more credibility than what people say about themselves.