If your sink is leaking, toilet’s overflowing, or appliance has broken down, you may find yourself in need of an emergency plumber. But don’t panic! We’ve put together this guide to help you find the emergency plumber nearest to you. Below are tips for finding an emergency plumber.
- Check your phone book
Start your search by looking through your local phone book — emergency plumbers usually have a section in the yellow pages. It might be in the “Plumbing,” “Water Heaters,” or “Heating & Air Conditioning” section, so start there. If you’re not sure which one to look in, ask friends or family if they know any trustworthy plumbers. Most people will know at least one name of someone they trust and would recommend to you.
2.ask your neighbors
If you know a neighbor who’s had a positive experience with an emergency plumber, ask them for the name of their plumber and call that plumber before you search the phone book. Emergency plumbers are often available 24 hours a day, so while they may not be in the phone book, they can certainly help you get your plumbing problem fixed.
- contact a local handyman service
If your emergency is something that requires a little DIY repair work, look for a handyman service in your area. Handyman services are great for small repairs and simple jobs. Many handymen also function as plumbers, so they can handle most repair requests.
- ask a family member or friend
If you don’t know of anyone who’s had a great experience with an emergency plumber, ask one of your family or friends if they have any recommendations. Even if they haven’t personally used the plumber, they may know someone who has.
- look for reviews online
Although you can always do your own research about a plumber prior to calling them, there are also plenty of reviews online to help you make an informed decision. Many of the best emergency plumbers have hundreds of reviews on Google, Facebook, and in local newspapers.
- see if you can find an emergency plumber on social media
Social media is a great source for finding a local emergency plumber. Start by searching social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, and be sure to look at the business profiles. You can also find many emergency plumbers on LinkedIn.
- find a plumber that offers 24-hour service
It’s easy to find an emergency plumber by looking in the phone book, but it won’t necessarily be easy to get someone out quickly. If you’re having an emergency plumber come to your house, make sure that’s what you want. Check the phone book or look online to see if they offer a 24-hour service. If they do, great! They will likely be able to get to your home right away.
- ask for a rate quote if you’re not sure what it’s going to cost
If you don’t know exactly how much your emergency is going to cost, ask for a rate quote. If you just ask for an estimate, the plumber may not tell you how much they think it will cost and that can be confusing. If the plumber calls the job in to a repair shop, even if they don’t know the cost ahead of time, they should be able to give you a price range.
We hope we’ve helped you find an emergency plumber near you, and that your plumbing problem gets resolved soon.