What If You Have The Plumber Coming?
A high quality plumbing service is great for many things. They will make sure that nothing is leaking at your house, they will also help you if you’re trying to get your pipes replaced, they’ll assist you if your sink or toilet are clogged up, etc.
In this article I’ll tell you about just a few things you need to remember about and get ready for when you have plumbers coming in.
1. Define what it is that you need done.
A lot of times, when a plumber service comes into a house, the person who’s supposed to tell them what happened, doesn’t really know where to start.
This is usually because there is one main issue that needs attention, and a few minor ones the client would like to take care of.
This is understandable, but usually there’s only one thing that a plumbing team can work at a time, so if there are a few things you’d like them to look at, make a prioritized list and don’t rush them through a job so that they can get to the next one.
2. Leave a tip.
If you’ve moved into a new place and are planning on staying in one area for certain amount of time, it’s important to find a good plumber service.
If you found a company that’s professional and courteous to you, chances are you are going to be using them again sometime in the future. That is why it is very helpful to leave a tip, so that the next time they come over, they’ll treat you particularly nicely.
3. Have old newspapers or spare towels ready.
Remember that the plumbers are going to be working with water, and chances are they will need to put some towels on the floor to make sure the place doesn’t get flooded.
4. Know how to cut off the water supply.
The first thing the plumber is going to ask you to do is show them where they can cut off the water supply.
This is important so that they don’t flood your apartment or your house.
5. Don’t ask them to clean after themselves.
A good plumber will do all they can to leave your house as they found it, but you shouldn’t ask them to clean the floors, the walls, the sinks or the toilets for you.
The main reason for that is that no matter how much they try, chances are you are still going to have to clean after them, so unless they left a huge mess, just don’t bother asking.
6. They are people just like you.
Sure, you’re going to be paying for the service.
Sure, you are the customer and the customer is always right.
Sure, you don’t really know the people that are helping you out.
You need to understand, however, that the plumber service is a group of people, that have families, lives, personalities and imperfections.
If anything gets broken, scratched, or spilled as a result of their working on your house, don’t make a huge deal out of it, unless it actually is a huge deal. Treat the plumbing contractors nice and they’ll do the same for you.