How to Prepare for a Plumber's Visit
Sep 15, 2015
After watching all the YouTube tutorials, Googling all possible DIY fixes, and exhausting all other options, you finally admit the fact that you cannot fix the plumbing problem by yourself. You have done your research and hired a plumber. After the setting up the initial appointment, you hang up the phone and wait. You wonder what you should do to prepare for the visit. Here are a few tips to make sure that your plumbing experience goes smoothly.
Anticipate Questions a Plumber May Have
There are certain things that a plumber will ask you when they first walk through the door. By having answers prepared and an idea of what service you want, you can streamline the process for both you and the plumber. Give a detailed account of what the problem is. The more information you provide, the better the plumber will understand and now how to fix it.
Some questions the plumber might ask are:
- What is the problem?
- When did you first notice it?
- What attempts have you made to fix the problem?
Know Where Your Plumbing is Located
It will be helpful to know where items such as the water heater, water source, and main water valve are. If you have never had to deal with your plumbing before, and do not know, go explore. If you don’t know where these items are, your plumber will not either. It will make the process easier if you found out before the plumbing appointment.
Clear the Area that Needs Work
Whether you need your toilet, sink, or other plumbing fixed, make sure to clear away the area. Remove the cleaning products from under the sink, set aside the potpourri on the toilet, and generally make the work area easy for the plumber to reach. You’ll make the plumber’s life much easier for them by cleaning the work space.
Put Pets in Another Room
Although pets are adorable, they may not be helpful when it comes to plumbers repairing your pipes. It will be helpful to move them to another room so as not to distract the plumber. Also, not everyone is comfortable around animals or they may have allergies. By making sure the pets are in another room, the process will run more smoothly.
At Bluefrog Plumbing + Draining, we understand how important it is to have plumbing work in your house and business. Contact one of our experienced plumbers today.