Often homeowners put off preparing for household breakdowns. And that includes plumbing emergencies. It’s one of those things, like preparing your taxes, that just isn’t much fun to think about or actually do. However, just a little planning now before the plumbing emergency will save you lots of headache and money in the future.

Here are some things you should think about: what you’re going to do when your sewer backs up? When the water heater leaks? When your toilet shoots water out the top of the tank? Even though an emergency is hard to plan for, preparedness will certainly mitigate the sometimes serious or dangerous situation.

When that emergency does happen and you didn’t prepare, your first thought might be: “How much is this going to cost me?” Your response might not be the most rational one: “I have to find the cheapest way possible to fix this right now!” But, for the better-prepared homeowner, much better options are available.

Better prepared homeowners know that you can’t afford a cheap fix. Today’s cheap fix today may result in tomorrow’s costly repair to fix the cheap fix. Therefore, consider these suggestions when that emergency plumbing event strikes and you need a plumber:

  • Your initial phone call can tell you much. Pay attention to how the person on the other end of the line cares about helping to solve your emergency. You can tell a lot about a company by how their staff treats you on the phone.
  • Be careful of getting quotes over the phone. To be fair to yourself and the plumber, the surest way to get an accurate price quote is for the plumber to actually see the extent of the problem. Difficult plumbing problems simply cannot be analyzed over the phone.
  • Check review websites. There are many to choose from, depending on where you live. Some possibilities include Google Reviews, Yelp, and Angie’s List. You should also check out their website.
  • Ask if they provide 24-hour emergency service. If the problem arises again, it is good to know that you will be able to get someone out at any time of the day or night. No one wants to wait the weekend without hot water or heat.
  • Check the company background. Along with checking the background of the company itself, ask if the technicians coming to your home are fully licensed plumbers and have themselves been background-checked. You want to be sure that the company employees are safe to enter your home. With Bill The Plumber, you can be assured that hiring and training trustworthy is our priority. Our company invests significant dollars making sure that employees are reliable and dependable to visit your home

Bill The Plumber has the decades of experience and the team of technicians to handle any plumbing emergency. By working with a professional repair expert, your troubles will be handled by the experts so you can enjoy your day knowing the service given to your home will be a top caliber and long-lasting. Contact Bill The Plumber with his reliable and experienced team today at (941) 845-6711.