Got a clogged drain in your home? With the current Coronavirus crisis, everyone is being affected in various ways - some of which we probably would have never thought of before. We don’t usually think about how often we go to the bathroom at home, but one thing’s for sure - being quarantined with our families means the toilet is getting more attention than ever. And that means dealing with disgusting clogs.
If this is you, you’re probably worried that you won’t be able to get it fixed. You’ll have to resort to digging a hole in the backyard like the Middle Ages, and with the toilet paper shortage, chances are you’ll be scavenging for dried leaves and doing the best you can to survive.
Luckily, plumbing services in Los Angeles have been deemed as essential businesses. So you can say goodbye to those latrine nightmares of yours and rest easy knowing all of your plumbing issues can be fixed during this chaotic time.
Another good thing is that most plumbing services in Los Angeles are still operating during normal hours. So you shouldn’t have to worry about a loss in availability times.
A few factors you may want to consider though is how safe and reliable your plumbing service of choice is.
When deciding who you should call for help, the answer is all of them.
Call the business and ask what they are doing to ensure safety and prevent the spread of Coronavirus in Los Angeles. These people are going to be the ones that are constantly in and out of people’s homes, coming into contact with everyone.
Ask if they wear masks and gloves, and whether they feel alright before heading out to your home.
Many may even wear added coverings, such as over their shoes. Around and compare seriousness and quality of safety.
A few other things you can do to help keep your home safe from Coronavirus is make sure you stay six feet away at all times and disinfect everything after they have left. If you have a mask and gloves, wear these as well, regardless of whether the plumber is also wearing a mask and gloves.
Look For A Plumbing Certification
Perhaps you didn’t know that plumbers can be certified in their job field. Having a plumbing certification is a good indicator that the one you’re hiring really knows what they’re doing. In order to be eligible for it, the person must have at least four years of on-the-job plumbing experience, and then also pass a test on top of that.
Not every plumber in Los Angeles is certified, but the ones that are have more experience and have physical evidence to prove their expertise and knowledge of plumbing. They are the ones you can trust the most to get the job done right - the first time.
You might be able to find this information on their website, or you can call and ask. Just be wary that asking over the phone means they can’t actually prove whether they have the certification or not.
If you’re still unsure whether the plumbing business you have found is reliable, check out their reviews online. Chances are that if a plumbing service in Los Angeles is overpriced for the quality or simply doesn’t do a good job, people are going to have complaints to share about them. The great thing about free speech is that we get to hear the good, the bad, and the ugly. And with the advent of the internet, all of this information is readily available right at our fingertips.
If the majority of reviews are great, then you’re more likely to have a great experience with them. If the reviews are only okay - or worse yet, horrible - I’d reconsider them, if it were me.
Update: Google has put a temporary stop on review creation, that means you have to check reviews before March. That is for all local businesses.
So just be sure to do a quick review check before making your final decision.
So, are you feeling a little better about finding a plumber yet?
With all the stressors the Coronavirus crisis has brought on, finding a reliable plumber in Los Angeles shouldn’t be one of them.
Enjoy a little bit of peace and mind by checking for just three things; health and safety precautions, a plumbing certification, and great reviews.
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