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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.
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.
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.
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.
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Positive: Professionalism , Punctuality , Quality New hot water heater installed same day as estimate. Very friendly and quick. Very thorough explaining everything.
Kyle provided excelleent service as he always does. I have had some tricky plumbing problems and he has always solved the problem with efficient service and winning personality. He did a beautiful job on my pipe. He takes a lot of pride in his work .
Nick was wonderful did an outstanding job, explained all options and extremely thorough. She will call back and use us again. She was very pleased and very happy that she didnt have to clean up after him.
I had Kyle U as my plumbing tech. He did a great job and worked really hard to get to the bottom of things (like roots). He was also polite and honest.
My daughter Natalie Permenter actually ordered the service. I'm at her house during the day to keep my grandson. I was very impressed by Emanuel, the plumber that cam. He was very professional and seemed to really care about his clients. Natalie tells me the lady in the office also showed professionalism and a genuine desire to help. Emanuel was disappointed that he couldn't get the job done on day one; but promised to come back the next day. True to his word he was here bright and early. I am so impressed to finally find a company that really cares about the consumer; not just the dollar.
They replaced our heater and did an excellent job.
Fine young man and as far as I am concerned he can be his permanent tech. He was very polite and he was very pleased with him and will be calling us again to work with Manolo. Manolo needs a pat on the back and he did a good job.
Swayze did a wonderful job yesterday, he answered all my questions perfectly, was very respectful and took the time to clean up his mess. I am really impressed and pleased with his work.
Got a text! Dispatcher was friendly and informative. Several text keeping me up to date and giving me plenty of opportunity to cancel if need be. Z was prompt, curtious and knowledgeable. Was glad to sign up for future business with the company. Excellent experience.
I really appreciated Manolos attitude and the way he had patience for all of my questions and never seemed like he was rushing or annoyed with me. He took the time to reexplain it to my husband when he got home. I didn't feel pressured into spending more money or like he was trying to just sell me stuff. I felt like he really took his time and that I was his priority. Thank you for having great service.
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