Do you feel like finding a reliable plumber is hard? Does it make you feel like you’d rather just stick to DIY plumbing? While we agree that finding a reputable contractor is not always easy, we highly recommend taking the extra time to research and find a licensed plumber that you can rely on. Plumbing is not typically one of those services that is easily DIY’d without extensive plumbing knowledge. In fact, doing the job yourself can actually lead to bigger, more costly issues/damages if not completed correctly. There are several advantages to hiring a reliable plumber including; quality (and correct) equipment, permeant solutions, access to emergency services, professional training and knowledge, proper diagnosis, compliance, safety, etc.
- Tools – A reliable and professional plumber will always have access to the latest, and the proper equipment for the job. Using the right tools is extremely important in guaranteeing the best outcome.
- Permanent Not Temporary – When it comes to your home’s plumbing, the idea of doing a job 2 or 3 times is likely not only scary to think about, but also very costly. Hiring a reliable plumber means hiring someone with experience and the means to properly diagnose and solve your problem the first time. While it may be a bit pricier to pay the professional than it is to DIY it, a DIY gone wrong can lead to much higher expenses than hiring a plumbing company. Additionally, if the quality of the repair or the materials used were less than industry standard, you may be fixing the same problem again soon (or multiple times).
- Emergency Plumber Services – When you walk into your basement and find an unexpected flood, or you are left without heat or hot water, 24-hour emergency plumbing services are necessary. In plumbing emergency situations, you are going to need to remedy the situation quickly. Establishing a relationship with a reliable plumber before an emergency strikes, will make finding the right plumbing company in a hurry much easier. When dealing with water in your home, properly fixing the source of the leak or flood is key in avoiding serious and very pricy damages.
- Experience & Training – Hiring a reliable plumber means hiring a professionally trained technician with extensive experience in the industry. When hiring a reputable plumbing company, the margin for error decreases, and you can avoid making an already frustrating experience worse. Kulk’s Plumbing & Heating has been servicing Dutchess County and the surrounding area for 15 years, and has the experience and reliability to ensure your plumbing issue is fixed correctly the first time.
- Diagnosis Is Key – No issue can be repaired properly without first accurately diagnosing and finding the route of the problem. Often times when DIYing plumbing, unexperienced homeowners will take their best guess at what the problem may be. A fix of this suspected problem may temporarily lessen the effects of the issue, but this doesn’t always mean the route of the problem was found and repaired. A lot of plumbing problems require professional testing and hidden factors to determine where the problem started. By hiring a reliable plumber, you can avoid misdiagnosis, and thus an improper repair.
- Meeting The Code – Licensed plumbers are aware of and well-versed in local building codes. This means that if you are not using a licensed plumber, you could be risking your building’s code compliance. This could result in fines and penalties, should something go wrong.
- Better Safe Than Sorry – Not only does an experienced plumber know how to operate the machinery and tools safely and properly, but they also understand the ins and outs of how plumbing works allowing us to safety conduct repairs or installs without property damage. For the protection of those involved and your home, hiring a reliable plumber is always the safer option.
Plumbing is no easy feat without proper training and experience. Additionally, DIY plumbing gone wrong can be catastrophic to your home. You want to make sure the source of the problem is found and repaired correctly the first time. In emergency plumbing situations, calling a professional quickly is your best plan of action. Don’t hesitate and rely on guesswork, call a reliable plumber like the trained professionals at Kulk’s Plumbing & Heating! We are here to assist with all plumbing repairs, replacements, servicing, and emergencies.