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Do you have a quality plumber that you can utilize when you have a plumbing emergency?
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While we often don’t think on an every day basis about the need for a quality plumber this thought certainly comes to the forefront when we run into a plumbing issue. We live in an older house built in 1971 that still has most of it’s original plumbing. We had to tear down one wall two years ago to get to the pipes of a secondary washroom and had to replace some of the plumbing due to major leakage issues. We’ve had a few times where we needed a plumber immediately due to possible overflow of a toilet that we couldn’t fix.
Now I don’t know about you but the thought of toilet overflowing puts me in a bit of a panic. That is not something I want to have happen. Fortunately in those few cases we were able to find a reputable plumber who was able to come out quickly, got the job done and didn’t cost us a fortune. Unfortunately not everyone is so lucky and as we recently discovered it’s not always easy to find a good plumber.
The plumber we used in the past we asked for him by name when we phoned the company he was employed at. He was a nice guy, did the job quickly so he didn’t have to charge for more time than necessary. Unfortunately he has since left this company and we don’t know if he’s working elsewhere. Sadly when we had another issue come up that we couldn’t fix ourselves we were very unhappy with the plumber that the same company sent. I won’t get into the details but it seemed like he took twice as long to do a similar job, was not a happy camper in the sense of he seemed grumpy when he arrived and every time we asked him a question.
Overall not a good experience. When we started to ask our friends if they new of a good plumbing company or a good independent plumber I was shocked to find that not one of them felt they could recommend someone. Is a reputable and reliable plumber that hard to find? I sure hope not as I now know how important it is for us to be able to contact one! If I do find another great plumber let me tell you I will put them on speed dial because for me when it comes to any plumbing issues I want it done quickly and by someone reliable!
Do you know a good plumber? 🙂
I was compensated for this post but as always all opinions are 100% my own