Question you should ask before you engage a plumber

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  1. Princessa profile image82
    Princessaposted 12 years ago

    Question you should ask before you engage a plumber

  2. waynet profile image67
    waynetposted 12 years ago

    Will you marry me?

    Seriously....What's your call out charge?

    And sometimes quite sneakily I have rang up plumbers in the past and added a bit of small talk and then explained the plumbing problem and often they have inadvertently told me what to do to solve the problem without them knowing and I've hung up the phone and then I fitted a new washer on a tap or unblocked a drain.....sneaky! and it didn't cost me a penny! of the gab sometimes!

  3. soni2006 profile image72
    soni2006posted 12 years ago

    If you are having some plumbing
    problems or want to install new drains, pipes, sinks, basins, do kitchen
    remodeling, etc. and want to engage a plumbing contractor, you need to be
    prepared with some questions which will help you in saving a lot of... read more

  4. Les Trois Chenes profile image75
    Les Trois Chenesposted 12 years ago

    I trained in France as a plumber and the difference between the most talented and the least talented was 'awesome'. Try to find a plumber through recommendation. The cheapest is not always the best or the best value. Find well-established local plumbers who serve their own community and if you find a good one, stick with them - forever! (PS If you do all this you don't ask any questions).

  5. justom profile image58
    justomposted 12 years ago

    If it's plumbing from the wall out learn to do it yourself. It's amazing how easy some of it is. Google D.I.Y. and save much $. Peace!!

  6. The Drain Team profile image60
    The Drain Teamposted 12 years ago

    First, call the company and explain the problem you are having.  If they say they can handle it, find out if they have a trip charge for coming out to the house.  A reputable plumber will give you a free estimate if they can diagnose the problem upon looking at it wthout doing any exploratory work.

  7. Kim M Gregory profile image59
    Kim M Gregoryposted 11 years ago

    I had a bad experience with a plumber that our family hired once.  He was a friend...never hire your friends!  Long story short, he flooded our home...  He does lots of work in our community but as I found out, he was not insured.  His damages cost my insurance company lots of $... and us months of repair to our entire home.  So the question is:  Are you insured if something goes wrong on this job and causes damage?

  8. profile image51
    Marchalleh6posted 5 years ago

    I need to remove a pop up bathroom drain plug how do I do this


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