In my hometown of Dover, Pennsylvania we have a Plumbers’ Union. I think this is the only union in the area that has this much camaraderie and support for its members. It was actually the first union to organize in our area. I have been a member of this union for twenty-eight years and I can honestly say it has been one of the best labor unions in the area.
One of the greatest things about the First Call Plumbing Irwin Pa‘ Union is their willingness to come out and help with any problem you may be having, even if it means going door to door. This is something that many plumbers find annoying. They will go door to door calling people to put a problem off. This can be very time-consuming and often ends up costing the customer more than what they would have paid for the service.
There are some plumbers that will also offer to call those companies to see if they have a free quote before they show up at the job. Oftentimes these quotes are for the same time they charge other companies. They never charge more for the quote than they would for a company calling them to give a quote. I call these plumbers a “bagholder” because instead of me going to the store and getting an estimate I let the plumber call me. This saves me a lot of time and money.
When you go to hire a plumbing service there are some things you need to look for. First of all you need to make sure they are licensed and bonded. If they are not bonded they will not know what they are doing and could cause a problem for you down the road. You should also check with your city and state to see if there are any complaints against them or if you can at least get their business cards. Any good plumber will be happy to give you a business card. This shows that they take their work very seriously and probably do not take any flack from customers.
Now that you have decided to hire a plumber you need to make sure that you remember this one important thing. You are calling them first to set up a deal. You should always give them the opportunity to tell you everything about your plumbing problem before you fix it. By setting up the first meeting as the first call you will make the plumber feel like they have all the power in the world. They will feel that they can call you anytime and they don’t have to worry about whether or not you are going to pay them right now or not.
Remember that if you have any type of plumbing problem it is best to hire a plumber to fix it. There is nothing worse than having to call a plumber and having them wait on you while they get something fixed. Plus they already have a bad feeling about you so they may make you feel rushed at the time they call. So it is best to set up your first meeting as the first one to see if you will get along. If you do you will probably continue to work with the plumber and may even recommend them to others.