In the event that a plumbing problem or emergency occurs, it is important to understand how to handle a visit from a professional plumber. To help the process go smoothly and to ensure you receive the most out of your visit, here are a few recommended preparations for when a plumber comes to service your home:
Before the Visit
- Inspect Other Plumbing
Before the plumber arrives, look for any other plumbing issues around your house. If you find any additional issues, let your plumber know and you may be able to receive solutions for both problems on the same day, saving you time and money.
- Clear the Area
Clear the area surrounding the plumbing that needs to be worked on. This will allow the plumber to work safely, quickly, and efficiently, while also protecting your belongings by ensuring they won’t be damaged. Plumbers also may need access to the main water line, so it is important for you to know where that is located as well as clear that area out.
During the Visit
- Keep Pets Out
Even if your plumber is pet friendly, it is best to keep any pets contained in a different room or outside. This ensures that your pet remains safe and away from hazards, including tools or plumbing parts laying around. Keeping pets away from the plumber also allows the plumber to remain focused on completing the job at hand, minimizing any mistakes.
- Provide Information
Before the plumber begins work in your home, it is important to inform them of the problem as well as any problems you have experienced in the past. The more details you can provide the better. While you may not be an expert in plumbing, you are an expert in your home’s history and functionality.
After the Visit
- Take Notes
It is a good idea to write down anything you learned from the plumber. This may include tips or simple solutions to plumbing problems that may occur in the future. It is also important to keep track of a history of repairs made on your home. This is helpful information for the future when you need more repairs or attempt to sell your home.
- Check Up
It is important to keep an eye on plumbing repairs and make sure that they are functioning as they should. If anything begins to go wrong or seems out of place, contact your plumber. It is best to fix the situation before it worsens again. However, in most situations, everything works as planned, allowing our clients to sit back, relax and enjoy proper plumbing.
If you are looking for an experienced plumber to help take care of your home, call Roto Rooter today! Our certified plumbers are available to help you with emergency plumbing, or general maintenance. With the wide array of services we offer, you’ll never meet a more qualified candidate for any plumbing problem. Contact us today and we will get your home in superior plumbing health!