Plumbing issues can be stressful, and a little preparation can go a long way. Here are our top tips and advice for preparing for a plumber visit.
Locate the Main Plumbing Fixtures
When you contact a plumber, they’ll ask you the location of your main water valve and water heater. If you don’t know the location, walk through your home and locate those main plumbing fixtures.
While it may seem basic, it’s easy to forget where valves are located when you don’t access them regularly and feel frazzled amid a plumbing emergency.
If you can’t locate them, the plumber will need to go through your home to search for them. This search will take up precious time and slow down the process.
Do a Quick Cleanup of the Area
The last thing a plumber wants to do is fight boxes, bottles, and extra furniture when they’re trying to find the root cause of your plumbing problem. It slows everything down and can cause them to miss something.
Before the plumber gets to your house, move extra boxes or other obstacles that could delay the plumber from working efficiently.
In addition, clean the area that needs inspecting or repairs before the plumber arrives. If a plumber needs to work on a toilet, we appreciate it when it is clean.
If your sink has a leak, clean any dishes from it, and move any cleaning sprays and bottles from the cabinet underneath.
Describe What the Plumbing Problem is
When you initially contact a plumber for a repair, accurately describe the problem and where it is in your home. Let the plumbing team know how long it has been happening, the specific location where it’s happening, and any other additional information you feel is important. The more details you can provide, the better.
Be sure to let the plumber know any do-it-yourself plumbing tricks you’ve tried. This can help us better understand the issue and what their plan should be moving forward.
The more you can explain, the easier it will be for the plumbing professional to fix the problem quickly.
Contact the Professionals at Watters Plumbing
Our team prides itself on building relationships with our customers and providing excellent customer service.
If you notice any plumbing problems in your home, contact our team today. We also have experienced, certified plumbers on call 24/7 for plumbing emergencies.