If you have a plumbing issue, you want to have it resolved as quickly as possible. You are busy and have other things to do, right?
You can make things move faster for both you and your plumber if you make yourself ready for the plumber's visit. One of the ways to do this is to have the necessary information at hand.
Here's how you can help your plumber finish the job faster.
Know your Plumbing System
Do you know where your water heater is? Or your main shut-off valve? If you know your plumbing system, you will not panic and turn every problem into an emergency.
You can contain leaks by turning off the valve until the plumber arrives. The plumber can then focus on the problem at hand as soon as they arrive.
Give a Detailed Explanation of the Problem
What exactly is the problem, and when did you notice it? What else have you done about it? The more details you give, the faster the plumber will be able to diagnose the problem.
Give your plumber a comprehensive history of the problem. When is the last time you had the issue fixed? Have you had this problem before? Do you have a plumbing maintenance schedule and, if so, when is the last time you had a comprehensive tune-up?
Mention other problems you may be having with your plumbing; these may be related to your current problem.
As a result, the plumbing contractor will have a more complete picture of the problem. This will help them to get to the root of the problem faster.
Even if your plumbing problems are not related, mention them anyway. It will save you another plumbing visit, and may be cheaper when bundled with other problems.
Clear the Area
Remove clutter from the area where you expect your plumber to be working. A cluttered kitchen counter or a full sink will make it harder for the plumber to access the parts they need.
Get the Children and Pets out of the Way
Both pets and small children can be a distraction that will cost you more money if you are paying by the hour. It can also be dangerous to have them around: a child or pet can swallow a part, or get injured by the plumbing equipment.
If you want your plumbing work to move faster, equip yourself not only with the right information about the problem at hand, but also about your entire plumbing system. You should also clear the working area of clutter, children and pets.