Well, if you haven’t checked out the About Me page on my site, my name is Vernon Tremaine and this page is about the rather strange hobby of mine – “experimental plumbing”.  As a plumbing hobbyist, I love collecting pictures of people and their rather strange, unusual plumbing mishaps and fixes.

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I have no earthly idea why this is a fascination for me?!  I have begged God to give me an answer to why I couldn’t be more interested in butterflies, architecture, or travel (okay just kidding – I haven’t begged anyone!).  But, in all seriousness, I know that this is a strange thing to write about.  So, I will step into this world lightly with you.  I figured that I might start out for a few weeks just discussing some of the basics of plumbing and then move in more to the fun stuff!  First things first, let’s talk about how to choose the best plumbing expert in your area.

Before you hire a plumber, it is important to understand what you need to look for in a good plumber. There are certain times when your home or office develops plumbing problems and so you will need the service of plumbers. We recommend doing your research and finding a good plumber before you encounter a plumbing emergency, rather than during. There are many professionals that offer plumbing services and so you need to be cautious while choosing them. The following tips will enable you hire a highly rated plumbing expert.

As a plumbing hobbyist, I can tell you that the plumber must be an expert in his field. Those who offer multiple different plumbing services can deliver better quality of work than those who have fewer skills. You will benefit from the wide array of skills when you hire them.

The distance from your residence to the office of the expert should be reasonable since this will help reduce the amount of money you will pay for the service. Try to find one who has offices near your premises as this will help a lot in the long run. Ensure that the distance is convenient to all the parties involved.

The cost is also an important consideration when hiring a plumber. Although good plumbers charge higher than others, you don’t necessarily need to choose the highest-priced plumber available. When you look at the quotes they supply the service offered, you will have a general picture that will enable you make a decision about the one that provides good value and still gives you an excellent service.

When looking for a professional to fix your water and sewerage systems, looking at the cost would be an important thing to do. Be sure to get quotes that have been broken down into specific components, as these will help provide you with a clear picture about how you can choose a good provider. Don’t assume that a price quote is all-inclusive, and then be surprised by additional charges after the repair has already been made.

Experience is an important thing in world of plumbing and so there is need to ensure the individual or the company has been in the business for a long period of time. There are important lessons which are learned on the job and so a new professional may not be able to deliver the best. They may still know what they are doing, but there may be a gap among them and those veteran plumbers who have been in businesses for a while.

Plumbers who are experts in their fields understand how to solve a problem forever. There are those who can fix a certain mess, only for it to recur down the road. However, experts who have been in the industry for some time understand how to go to the root of the problem and truly solve it. Plumbers that have been in the field for longer will have more experience to draw on, and so should be given higher preference.

To begin with, you should look for a plumber that has experience doing plumbing work everywhere within the home…not a plumbing hobbyist like myself!  A plumber should be able to look after the internal plumbing in your home as well as install external objects like a tap, a geyser, and maintain all of the plumbing in your home. Installing anything that requires plumbing is like installing anything that requires electricity. You would need to cut into the water supply, install a tap that provides a consistent water supply to the device, and so on.

Plumbing skills are not enough because there are plumbers who are not honest. Look at reviews, and consider any complaints that may have been raised by a previous client, and how such complaint was resolved. What you should do is look for a plumbing contractor whom you can trust to work anywhere in your house.

Until next time, here is a funny plumbing video to keep you laughing!


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