Did you know that there are a few things that everyone should do before calling a plumber or starting a repair job on his own? They are – if not necessary – at least very important and should be considered every time before trying to solve an issue either way: calling a professional or getting down to business on your own. Now let us see what some of these things are.
First gather all of your tools and make a quick scan. There are some things that you need more than the others. Of course you’ll find some stuff you didn’t use even once and you don’t even know how to use them. Pack these things in another box and take it in your basement. This way you’ll make some order in your tool box and some space for tools you need to buy. Now what are these tools you have to own?
For every basic job you need to have some pliers. The best are combination pliers, or for plumbing related repairing rather use pump pliers. When you’ve check this one, make sure you own some wrenches. The most convenient are socket wrenches that make your turns easier and more comfortable than classic wrenches. And not to mention, that you can’t do a single thing without a screwdrivers. Make sure you own a slotted and a cross-recessed type in a few different sizes.
Identifying the problem
By that we have in mind gathering as much details about the problem as possible and passing the information to the plumber you’re calling – My Boston plumbers are always happy if I can give them as detailed information as possible. This way he’ll lose less of his time at your home inspecting the problem and you’ll lose less of your money, because he’ll finish the job quicker. By telling the details about the issue to the plumber, he’ll also come better prepared and properly equipped.
As you see these are just some hints how to be well prepared and equipped and in the end how to save some time and money. You’re welcome to read our other articles about plumbing related issues and to get to know some new tips on repairing your plumbing installation system.