Most plumbing companies advertise on the internet. This is an easy way to look at customer’s ratings and reviews on a plumber in your area. Stay away from the first three links at the top of your results and from the side. These are pay per click campaigns and the cost is ALWAYS handed off to you (Google charges up to 60.00 per click, beware!). You can also find valuable coupons buried on plumber’s websites.
When searching for a emergency plumber birmingham al, stabbing randomly at the phone book listings is not the best way to go about it. The chances of finding a good plumber in this way are so low it is not even worth your time. It is more likely that you will go through many bad ones first before you find anyone who is even up for the job. There are, of course, several qualified plumbers in the phone listings but it is like finding a needle in a haystack – except that, in this case, you are likely up to your knees in a water emergency.
Ask each plumber how long they have been in business, if the price includes clean up, and what guarantees their work or any parts have. Inquire about the name brands of any parts the plumber will be using. There are many alternative materials available today. For example CPVC is a great replacement for copper. This chlorinated polyvinyl chloride material has some definite advantages over copper pipe. These pipes and fittings do not scale and corrode which eliminates failure and the material does not promote condensation which can cause damage to walls and contents.
OQuality referrals from friends, family or acquaintances can be an invaluable cog in the process. By getting referrals from people you trust, you can make your search a much faster process.
You may be tempted to save some money and do the work yourself. This is a definite no. As is getting your mate, who knows a little bit about plumbing, to help. If you are not a plumber, don’t do the work. Cough up the extra money and pay a professional. The expert result you get will pay you back for years. Not to mention any money you may cost yourself if you do any damage.
When you call a plumber, you can be sure that he’ll get right to the root of the problem rather than just trying to give it a quick fix. And the job will actually be done right the first time!
8) If there is any problem that you are not sure of and are worried that you may cause further damage, you should never try a home repair job. You may end up making things worse and even incur more expense.
When you need a plumber, you need a good one. Ask the plumber for their email address and contact information. A good way to keep the plumber is in your email folders. How many contacts are in that folder that you haven’t contacted recently? Trust me, the plumber doesn’t care about you saying hello, he just wants a call when you need him. Tape a business card under the cabinet; and write it on the back of something you aren’t going to throw away. Plumber’s that get a 2 am phone call from a customer they know are a lot more forgiving than someone they don’t.