If you want to save yourself money and give yourself peace of mind, don't wait until you need an emergency plumber to find one you can trust. It can be very stressful to realize that you need a plumber right away and not know who to call. If you have a regular, trusted plumber ahead of time who can act as your emergency plumber, you can feel confident calling for help when you need it.
You can't plan for plumbing emergencies, but you can assume as a homeowner that at some point, you are going to have one. Maybe it is a burst pipe in a cold snap in the winter or a leak under a sink. Knowing who you are going to call when this happens can save you money and save you time because you won't end up thumbing through the phone book or looking online in a hurry. It also ensures the repair will be done right because you will have a history with a company.
When it comes to plumbing, cheaper is very rarely better. We all like to save money, but the most important thing is to find someone who is going to do quality work because a cheap fix that leads to a bigger problem only costs you more, not less.
If you do find yourself needing an emergency plumber, still take the time to find a plumber you are comfortable welcoming into your home:
- If you don't feel comfortable from the first phone interaction, find someone else.
- Check reviews online.
- Be suspicious of over-the-phone pricing.
- Don't be afraid to ask questions about how the company checks employee backgrounds and whether they perform drug tests.