Searching for a Plumbing Fix? At what cost?
In a recent search of the internet we discovered some great information. Customers are looking for answers to their plumbing problems online and what they are finding is not what they want or need.
In a recent search on “You Tube” The most popular plumbing repair searches were, in order:
How to install a toilet
How to solder a pipe
How to repair a shower valve
How to repair a bathroom faucet
How to replace a kitchen faucet
Hundreds of thousands of people have searched for this information and been taken to a huge array of videos, blogs, and websites. Some of these sites are actually trying to sell you something, others have some bad information being put forth by less than qualified individuals, and a few actually have some legitimate information.
In today’s society there is an overwhelming need to “get it now”, and it seems that the time spent on watching, reading and learning about how to do these things is counter-intuitive to that goal—-it’s actually the opposite of “get it now”.
We understand the “Do It Yourself” attitude, and sometimes that is the way to go. But when it comes to plumbing, heating, or electrical don’t you think it is best to get a professional to do the job? The argument against having a pro do the job is most often “Price”. But when you actually look at the time, energy, trips to the home store, the second or third attempts to “get it right”, all of the yelling, throwing of tools and headaches, not to mention the cuts scrapes or additional damage that can happen … It quite often works out to be cheaper to hire a pro. Or, more importantly, it’s less “costly” to you, your family, and your home.
A real professional will come to your home at no cost and look at the job that you need done. He will tell what it is going to cost, and give you a few options as to color, style, repair, replace etc. Really, that’s no different than a doctor would do—Diagnose the issue and talk about the options for treatment. Then he is going to have all of the part and the ability to get the job done quickly and efficiently, and most important…..correctly.
The best part is: you save time, headaches, and quite possible your marriage! (just kidding…or am I?) A real pro will show you how everything works when he is done and educate you on any maintenance or service required in the future.
Oh, and did I mention the warranty? Most companies will guarantee their work and quite often schedule a no cost follow up visit to insure that the work is holding up as promised. Our company effectively guarantees whatever “fix” or installation you pay for, and if something is “off” in the days following the repair, we come back and make it right at NO CHARGE. If YOUR “fix” goes wrong, you have to re-diagnose the issue, pay for damage, and re-“fix” the issue YOURSELF. Tell me THAT’S not a good insurance plan.
With all the things that take up your precious time in today’s busy world, home repair should be at the bottom of your list. Most people only need a plumber once every 2 years, so if we look at the costs involved, it only makes sense to call a pro.
Cost of cable TV, phone and internet for 2 years: $2800.00
Cost of cell phone for 2 years: $1400.00
Cost of typical plumber visit: $600.00
Cost of your time with family or friends: Priceless!