Elliot City, Michigan (PressExposure) May 21, 2011 -- Plumber Ft. Lauderdale, a professional plumbing company, releases a free consumer guide and e-book for home owners, providing the basic fundamentals to consider when hiring a plumber in order to save the reader money.
Plumber Ft. Lauderdale knows at some point in time, a homeowner or do-it-yourself handyman, will have to call a plumber. While the going hourly rate for plumbers can be a bit pricey, remember they earn their fee because they are the professionals, especially in really problematic situations. However, that doesn't mean the consumer has to throw your money away either. There are several helpful hints to follow to ensure you find a reputable plumber and get the most bang for your buck.
As the Plumber Ft. Lauderdale e-book advises, do not focus on the hourly rate alone when calling around for a plumber. Talk to several plumbing companies and narrow down your choices to those with comparable rates. Then, you need to determine whether they have an upstanding reputation or a bad track record. The plumbing company with the largest yellow page ad, the biggest website or the most commercials on the radio or television is not necessarily the best choice just because they are visible.
Get references from neighbors who were pleased with their plumbers. Consider using a service that prescreens contractors in advance so you know your choices are reputable. Look to the Better Business Bureau for plumbers who are members and in good standing with no unresolved complaints or issues.
Ask about travel time expenses, cost of supplies and any other "extras" you might find on your final bill. Often times, there are ways to reduce the price you pay. For instance, consumers can purchase the plumbing pipes, fixtures and supplies in advance at a cheaper rate than what a plumber would charge you. This is particularly helpful when you know what the problem is but cannot fix it yourself.
To save on the hourly rate, have a list of items to be worked on in advance and relay it to the plumber. That way, they will pack the correct tools and parts so they do not have to return to their workshop for them, thus accumulating extra travel and time charges. Consider clearing or prepping the plumbing work area to save time for the plumber and expense. Offer to do the clean-up to save a little more.
Follow these easy tips and also the advice within the consumer e-book on the Plumber Ft. Lauderdale Site at http://plumberftlauderdale.org [http://plumberftlauderdale.org/] and the consumer can prevent many of the common problems, that can happen, when hiring the services of a plumber.
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