How to Find an Emergency Plumber
How to find an emergency plumber in the event of a stalled or blocked water pipe? The first place that a homeowner should look for help is the local phone book. If the problem is new, they might have it listed under plumbers or other services.
Call the local repair shop for details and if it’s a residential line, the line may be listed under residential lines. They can help get you started.
However, if the issue is a bad piece of pipe, ask the plumber to search online for the company you are looking for. While your local repair shops may not have the best service in the world, they might have information online that can save you money, and time, trying to find a licensed contractor to take care of the problem.
If you still have not found someone locally, try searching online. Many websites will allow you to enter the area code and get back a list of names and phone numbers.
Some website will also allow you to enter a phone number or address. There are also ones that give you an estimated time of arrival. You can usually talk to the customer service person, or they may get in touch with the plumber.
With some companies, they will take the time to explain how the plumber will contact you. It is best to call the person as soon as possible, even if it is just to ask for directions to the house, so that you are not stranded, alone and probably in trouble, with no way to call the plumber back.
Some sites will even let you specify the type of plumber you want and even show you pictures of past work. This allows the plumber to be more helpful.
When you are ready to contact the local plumber, call them at the number on the website. Some companies send their technicians by mail, so that means a trip to the local plumber’s office to make an appointment, which could be a hassle for those that live a mile or two away.
Plumbers often also offer a home delivery service. A person calls up the plumber and pays the bills, and the company delivers the repair to the home when the plumber arrives.
The local plumber may even have a fax machine available, so that an estimate can be faxed to you. This way, you can see what your bill will be and have a better idea of whether or not the plumber is an excellent choice.
So, when you need some help with a problem at home, check the local phone book for companies, and a service that will offer a free estimate. Make sure to find out who the plumber is and whether or not he is licensed.