Pre-checks to Make Before Calling your Plumber Out
If you discover a plumbing issue in your home, it is often your first thought to call out your plumber, no matter the size of the problem. This article will look at some of the steps you can take to reduce any costs that a plumbing visit may incur and any work that you may be able to do without the aid of a professional.
Is it an Emergency?
Before you call a plumber to rush out to you, be absolutely sure that your problem warrants such an action. While all plumbing issues are inconvenient and annoying, certain problems may not require urgent attention. Consider this before using an emergency call out service, as these types of visits often cost more than a normal plumbing visit.
Is the Plumber Qualified?
This is a very important point to consider; does your plumber have all the necessary qualifications and accreditations? If not, any work they do may be of a poor standard and can have ramifications when it comes to insurance claims. If you have work done by an uninsured, unqualified plumber, the finished product could exacerbate your problem or even become a danger to those in your home or premises.
Get a Quote over the Phone
Before arranging for the plumber to come round, ask for a quote. Plumbers nearly always require a call-out charge, so getting a quote from them before they get started will help you get a better idea of the amount you will be paying. This will help you determine the overall amount you need to pay for the whole job.
Know where your Shut-off Valve Is
If you notice that a leak has appeared in your home, it is normal to panic and frantically call an emergency plumber to come out and fix it. However, if you know where your water shut-off valve is, this can save you a lot of time and money. By turning off the shut-off valve, you will stop the flow of water through your pipes, thus stopping the leak.
Consult your Water Company
In the event that you do suffer a plumbing problem, it is not always the case that you have to arrange the repairs yourself. Depending on your water company, you may or may not be entitled to a repair service from them.
Here at A&D Plumbing, our wealth of knowledge and experience makes us the perfect choice for any plumbing needs you may have. Whether you need maintenance work on your home, or you need us urgently in an emergency, we endeavour to be with you quickly to provide an efficient, friendly and professional service. Get in touch with us today to find out what we can do for you.