What To Do Before The Plumber Shows Up
Preparing your home for a plumbing service can be of great help to your plumber and a good way to ensure that the service takes place quickly and efficiently. Below, we outline a few steps you can take to prepare your home before your plumber arrives.
1. Locate The Main Shut Off Valve
When you’re choosing a hot water system for your home, you will need to take into consideration a range of fThe first thing a professional plumber will ask you is where the main shut off valve is in your home. Knowing where this is in advance means you can direct your plumber to it as soon as they arrive, saving you both a lot of time and effort.
2. Clear The Area Where They Will Be Working
In Australia, the three main types of hot water systems that most homes use are electric, gas, and solar hot water. It will be extremely helpful to your plumber if you have already pre-cleared the area that they will be working in. They will definitely appreciate this and it will contribute to saving time during the service. For example, if you know that your plumber will be coming to look at your bathroom sink or your kitchen sink, move any household items off surfaces or out of cupboards that could get in the way of this. The same goes if you are experiencing a leak in your home – it will be extremely helpful to your plumber if you can move all surrounding furniture from this area so that they have enough workspace.
3. Clean Up
A little cleaning can go a long way during a plumbing service. Of course, there are some instances, like a blocked toilet, that can’t be cleaned properly until the issue is fixed, which is understandable, but if you’re having issues with water pressure, clogged pipes or a faulty flush, cleaning toilets and sinks can be a huge help to your plumber so they can see exactly what’s going on. And let’s face it, no one wants to work in close quarters with dirty sinks and toilets!
4. Ensure That Your Plumber Is Fully Informed About The Issue
Before your plumber arrives, it’s important that they know what they are dealing with. Be as detailed as you can about the issue and how long it’s been going on for. It’s possible that once the central issue has been resolved that any smaller, minor plumbing or piping problems can be tended to as well. It might be more convenient for you, as well as more cost-effective, to have your plumber fix these problems together in one go.
5. Check Their Qualifications
Before you let a plumber perform any repair work or service in your home, you should check that they are qualified and licensed to do the job. This not only provides you with peace of mind but also ensures that the job will be carried out professionally, safely and successfully. All of our plumbers at Atkin Plumbing and Gasfitting are professionally licensed.
If you’re looking for a reliable plumbing service across Gladstone and its surrounding areas, look no further than our team at Atkin Plumbing and Gasfitting. For more information, or to use our services, you can contact us by submitting an enquiry form on our website or by calling us on 0403 919 430.