Here are 5 signs you need a 24 Hour Plumber and 5 signs it can wait!
Plumbing is one of humanity’s major accomplishments. It allows us to use a whole slew of amenities that before would have been unimaginable. Because of plumbing we have water at our fingertips 24/7 and the ability to wash dishes, clothes, shower and bathe, use the restroom, clean, and even fill up swimming pools. When your plumbing fails, it can be a complete disaster or simply disrupt your life. When plumbing issues require immediate attention, it is usually because the damage can wreck permanently on your home. How can you tell if you should make an emergency call to your plumber? Here are 5 signs you need to know of a 24 hour plumber and the five signs why it shouldn’t wait.
There are a lot of plumbers which advertise themselves as emergency 24 hour plumbers. And for good reason. They know that they can charge a lot more to customers who have a serious situation. If you look through your local business directory you are going to find a list of plumbers. A lot of them are going to be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As such, an emergency plumber is really easy to find. It’s in your best interest to call as many plumbers as possible so that you have some bargaining power if you suspect that one is giving you a particularly high quote.
Aside from checking out your local business directory you can also take a look at your local Craigslist ads. Although you want to keep the cost down when hiring a plumber, you also want to make sure that you are not just hiring anybody. You want a plumber that can offer some sort of insurance on the work they do and one that is licensed.
You also have to decide if you need an emergency plumber in the first place. Although it is tempting to call someone so that they can repair it, many, if not most, plumbing repairs you can fix yourself. Just search for the specific problem that you have (faucet leak for example) in your favorite search engine.
Although some types of repairs can get complicated really quickly, these are usually the ones, which will cost the most if you hire a plumber. If you do it yourself, not only will your be saving money, but you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that you did all the work by yourself.