“What’s the difference between an East Auckland plumber and a regular repair man?” I hear you ask. Well, not much. However, there are some differences in the quality of work provided by the two types of plumbers.
“If you need a 24 hour emergency plumber, then we the gold card guys will be able to take care of that.” South Auckland plumbers aren’t known for their emergency services. In fact, most won’t respond when called unless it is an emergency. Most of the time, they’ll either move on or tell you to call the company again and that they’re not available to help right now.
“Do you plumbers have a kettle? We could use one in the kitchen, please.” Okay, this one doesn’t take much thinking on our part, but it does illustrate a major point: while you may have a basic idea of what needs to be done around the home, do you really know what needs to be done with your bathroom? And do you really know how to ask the right questions to get the right information from an experienced professional? Most people don’t.
This is where different plumbers come into play. You don’t want to waste time or money with a bad job – they’re exactly the same as it’s always been: trial and error. However, the problem is compounded for new residents of New Zealand, where businesses and homes are spread out over many different districts. How do you identify which companies provide the best, basic plumbing services in your local area, and which have a better track record?
The first thing to look for is whether the company has an emergency service provision. Emergency services in New Zealand mean different things to different people, but to most people it means 24 hour hot water, fire fighting services, and kitchen support. These are all essential parts of a professional plumbing company, and it would be shocking if the service you need isn’t available.
Another thing to look for is whether the East Auckland plumber offers more than basic services. Many people only take their water pressure monitoring seriously, but the reality is that many different services go into ensuring that your home or business is safe for human consumption, including installation of non-slip flooring, counter-surfacing (a cheap process, often conducted by sub-contractors), tiles and roofing material. A professional plumber will also have connections to companies that deal with other facets of building maintenance, including kitchens (which many people simply assume is plumbing) and toilets. This gives the plumber a wide range of skills that can be applied to any number of problems in different parts of the home or business.
One more thing to look for in an emergency service provider is whether they have 24 hour hotlines. When something goes wrong, it’s not always feasible to call the local plumber to come and help. For example, say you’re having a leak in your basement. You could try to dry something out with a fan and some towels, but if the fan doesn’t stop the leak, then you may need to consult an expert. Hotlines allow you to reach a professional quickly, so when you call the 24 hour hotline for an East Auckland plumber, you know you’ll get a professional response.
As you can see from this short article, there are many different services that a professional plumbing company like Ross’s Plumbing provides. Choosing the right one isn’t always easy. However, keeping these things in mind will help you find the best solution possible for your problem. If you’re ever in a situation where you need an emergency service, it’s always best to go with a local East Auckland plumber to ensure that your problems are dealt with as quickly and effectively as possible.