Richmond plumberThat faucet is leaking. You've tried and tried to repair the leak yourself without result. You need a Richmond plumber. What would you do?
1. Use the Internet.
Most plumbing companies advertise on the internet. This is a simple way to look at customer's ratings and reviews on a plumber in your area. Stay away from the very first three links at the very top of your results and from the side. They are pay per click campaigns and the fee is ALWAYS handed off for you (Google charges as much as 60.00 per click, beware!). You can even find valuable coupons buried on plumber's websites.
2. Don't be desperate if you don't have to be.
Good plumbers have busy schedules. If you have waited 3 months on that leaking faucet, what is an additional day? Demanding same day service may cost you extra dollars. Work around the plumber's schedule and you will find it is way better on the wallet.
3. Require a totally free estimate.
This is a dying art in the plumbing industry, but you are able to still find it. There is no reason at all for a business to charge you around 70.00 just to be invited to your home. This can be a marketing scheme to get involved with your door. Although the price for the repair Richmond plumber seems high, plumbers are betting you won't stop trying any more time waiting or that expensive "trip fee ".You will find free estimates; you just have to consider them.
4. Look for that "M" number and check licenses.
Odds are you've seen that funny number like M36628 quietly of a plumbing truck. That is a very important number for you. This number means there is a master Richmond plumber with the business that is responsible for you the customer. Never let an unlicensed plumber into your property! This could mean potential disaster with no recourse for you the consumer. You might ask the plumber at your property to see his / her license, it is mandatory that the plumber have this with him constantly while working. You may also contact the State Board of Plumbing Examiners and check the insurance and validity of the business's or plumber's license(s).
5. Once you've found a great plumber, keep him.
When you need a plumber, you will need a good one. Ask the plumber for their current email address and contact information. A great way to keep the plumber is in your email folders. Just how many contacts are in that folder that you haven't contacted recently? Believe me, the Richmond plumber doesn't care about you saying hello, he just wants a call when you really need him. Tape a business card under the cabinet; and write it on the back of something you aren't likely to throw away. Plumber's that get yourself a 2 am telephone call from a customer they know are far more forgiving than someone they don't.