When disaster strikes, and you’re finding yourself in a pinch, getting an emergency plumbing out to your home, business or property can be an absolute priority second to none. Whether it’s your home plumbing that’s gone, leaving you without central heating, warm showers or running water, or the plumbing at your business that’s gone, either one can bring your life, both professional and personal grinding to a halt, and be a major inconvenience.
If you’re older, or looking after an older or vulnerable person, having functioning central heating is absolutely necessary, and must be taken seriously. Every winter, we see saddening reports of older people passing away in cold spells, with young children, the immune deficient and other vulnerable people being just as at risk. If the plumbing goes in the dead of winter, and you or someone you’re looking after is left in the cold, then you have to call out an emergency plumber as soon as possible.
As a business, the plumbing going caput can also be fairly catastrophic. Without running water, a shop, café or office grinds to a halt. Having running water and functioning toilets is a basic workers right, and failing to provide this isn’t legal. Not only do you risk potentially breaking the law, but businesses like restaurants and cafés simply can’t run without fresh running water. No one wants to sit or work in a completely unheated café, pub or office either! So what’s the solution to all this? Obviously, you need a plumber, and you need one fast!
However, that can sometimes be easier said than done. Finding a top notch, speedy, reliable and reasonably priced plumber can sometimes seem a pretty tall order, especially when you’re finding yourself stressing and panicking in a moment of need. This is why we’ve thrown together this article, featuring a couple of helpful tips to get your home or business running smooth and flowing again. Choosing the Right Plumber Obviously, you don’t want to end up with a Channel 4 cowboy builder type. No one wants that, not even for the television rights! You’re in a pinch, an emergency, so you need the right plumber, straight off the bat. As such there’s a couple of basic rules you need to apply and adhere to.
Research, get quotes and check out the guarantees. That might not sound that complicated, but fail any of those, and you could find yourself in this same position a month down the line. The biggest and best advice is to utilise the web. The internet isn’t just a great place for cat videos and social networking, but also for finding whatever trades person you could ever imagine needing. Getting online, finding the right companies and individuals and making contact is a great step, but its just the first one. Next you want to find out their prices, get a quote, and read some reviews. Finding out their online reputation is a crucial step in learning whether or not you can rely on them.
Getting multiple quotes from different tradespeople and companies is really just common sense, make sure to compare them! You also want to enquire about guarantees and warranties on their services. Lastly, you need to make sure they offer an emergency service! Once you’ve found a couple of ideal plumbers or plumbing companies, you just need to make sure they can get out to you in a hurry, and get the problem dealt with either on the same day, or within the week. Make sure when you’re searching online to give local plumbers in Cheltenham or Gloucester precedence, they’ll be able to get there quicker than further afield options!
Do your due diligence, make sure they’re the right plumber for your needs, and you can sit back and trust that your emergency is being dealt with, and you’ll be back on track shortly.