Perhaps you are a new homeowner, or you have recently opened up a local business. More likely than not you will eventually need to call a plumbing company to fix an issue. If this is your first time calling a professional you might not know what to expect. At the end of the day, your goals and the goals of the technician should be the exact same. Generally, this is to get your issue fixed as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. There are some things you can do as a home or business owner to help things go as smoothly as possible.
Things you can do to prepare for your plumbing service call.
- Make sure that the technician will have access to all of your plumbing fixtures. Every once in a while contractors will need to access a part of the property that has been blocked of locked. Make sure that you know where your damaged unit is and that the technician will not have any issue getting to it.
- Have a general idea of what the problem may be and gather any pertinent information. For example, if you are calling to have a drain line cleared make sure that you explain to the tech where you believe the initial clog appeared so they can inspect the clogged pipe. If you have any warranties or manuals for things like a broken water heater, it will help to have those materials ready before you call a plumbing company.
- Take the necessary steps in order for your home or business to receive visitors. As a general rule of thumb, it is highly recommended that if you have pets they are locked up so they cannot run away or get nervous about the service tech. It is also necessary to at least have one adult present on the premises that is over 18 and can make a decision about how the plumbing issue will be fixed.
Final thoughts about your service call.
These are some simple things that you can do to make sure that everything is in order when the plumbing tech arrives. You know your situation better than anyone so try to anticipate any issues that might come up and address them accordingly. If you have any questions or concerns about working with a plumber or what goes into requesting a free estimate we invite you to call our business line at 801-601-1298 to speak with a professional.