Being a plumber, as you can probably imagine, is rarely all roses. Becoming a plumber is hard work, and maintaining a license as a plumber isn't easy, either. Many plumbers work nights and weekends, and some plumbing clients make a plumber's job even crappier, no pun intended. If you don't want to be one of your plumber's least favorite clients, you can start by avoiding the following annoying habits, which are many plumber's least favorite client complications.
Calling During Non-Business Hours with Non-Emergencies
The desire to have something done immediately doesn't make it an emergency. A leaky faucet that has been dripping for months and isn't flooding can wait until after the weekend, holiday or vacation. That may seem like common sense, but you might be surprised at how many clients call up with emergencies that turn out to be nothing more than poor planning. If you're wondering whether your plumbing situation is an emergency, ask yourself these questions.
Taking just a few moments to think it over can help prevent a plumber being ripped away from his or her family during a child's birthday party, Christmas dinner or in the middle of a REM cycle.
Calling during Non-Business Hours with Preventable Emergencies
Perhaps even more annoying that a non-emergent situation the homeowner thought was an emergency is a genuine emergency that was easily prevented. Examples of such situations include:
Negligence may indeed cause a genuine emergency, and your plumber may be a true professional and never say a word about being annoyed or inconvenienced, but you can bet there was some grumbling as he or she got ready to come for a service call.
Calling for Service, but being Unprepared
Some clients schedule a service call and the plumber arrives to a big mess. If your plumber won't be able to get to the area to be serviced, you have some prep work to do.
In general, you should consider your plumber's job to be the actual plumbing, and take care of anything else on your own. When your plumber can come in and get right to work it will prevent frustration, and it could also save you money on your plumber's hourly rate.
No matter how annoying a client is, most plumbers are professionals who are happy to get paid for a job, but taking just a little extra time and thought when calling your plumber, makes you a considerate person, and it can help keep your plumber happy to see you. Get in contact with a local plumbing service by clicking here.Share
14 January 2015
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