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Tips to Find the Best Emergency Plumber

The expression 'time and tide wait for no man' is meant to convey the fleeting nature of opportunity. In the plumbing world, rising waters are certainly a sign that time's running short.

Before it's too late and the waters are rising in your own home, consider putting in some research and finding an emergency plumber. You don't want to leave it up to chance that when you dial that the plumber you get will be professional, responsible, or even open in your hour of need.

Shoring up the damage and waiting for someone to arrive the next day leaves your home ripe for suffering the long term effects of water damage.

Here's a short list of things to look for when making a choice of emergency plumber service.

Finding Your Emergency Plumber

Begin your search by remembering that the search for the best is about eliminating the lesser. You aren't looking for just anyone, you're looking for value and reliability.

Look for red flags and move on until you get to a plumber that fits all of your criteria.

Time is a factor in an emergency, so start your search by looking at a list of emergency plumbers in your area.

Check Licensing

Next, consider the qualifications of any plumber advertising services. Do they have a license and are they bonded through a state or other regulatory board?

These certifications help protect your home and demonstrate the experience of the plumber. A cursory glance at any certification program shows how many years it takes to meet standards.

If you hope to get home or renters insurance to cover repairs, you need to work with licensed plumbers to get reimbursed. You don't want to pay for repairs that leave you with another emergency a month later.

Read Reviews

The quality of a plumber's work is only one component of their reputation. Read reviews on their website and places like Yelp and the Better Business Bureau.

These reviews give you information from other customers. It will break down the working relationship and demeanor of the plumbers.

Pay attention to how the arrival and assessment go. Do the plumbers come across as knowledgeable, do they take charge, do they work to limit damage?

Finally, look for notes on the longevity of repairs and anything said about reimbursements with insurance. These after the fact headaches can be the worst part of going through a plumbing emergency.

Look for Emergency Rates/Hours

Some plumbers list emergency services on their sites but aren't full 24-hour plumbers. They will offer to work outside of peak hours for additional hourly rates but aren't true emergency services.

The best 24-hour emergency plumber knows how to diagnose a problem and shut it down. They offer ways to temporarily halt the issue and do the bigger work during normal hours.

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Don't wait until you need an emergency plumber to learn more about services near you. Do the legwork now and you will be ready for the future.

If you need help now, call 1-800-Plumber now.

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