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Why Plumbers Need to Be on Your Emergency Call List

By on Apr 30, 2015 in Plumbing |

Most people know the importance of keeping an emergency list that includes key phone numbers. That list might include the local police, fire and hospital numbers, as well as the family doctor, dentist and pediatrician, and perhaps some key family members as well. One number that you might want to consider adding to your list is the number of a plumber, preferably Apex Plumbing. Plumbers are not the first emergency personnel you may think of when assembling a phone list, but when you need them, you’re going to want to be able to reach them as quickly as possible.

When Pipes Have Problems

Few things can upset a normally calm household quite like a plumbing issue. Whether it’s an overflowing toilet, a leaking pipe or a faucet that won’t turn on, issues of this kind can be frustrating, messy, and even cause extensive damage. There are two basic responses when you encounter problems like these—fix them yourself or call for help.

Why Doing It Yourself Isn’t Always the Best Option

Some people think that fixing a plumbing problem is as simple as watching an expert on YouTube and then getting to work. The truth is that unless you’re an experienced plumber, working with pipes and water can be quite an adventure. First you have to assess the problem, then go and get the proper parts and tools to fix it. Next you need to actually fix the problem, assuming you know how.

This is the point at which inexperienced would-be plumbers may realize that they have the wrong parts and/or tools for the job and find themselves going back to the hardware store for more supplies. In the end the repair may or may not hold and you may need to call for a professional after all.

The Urgency of Plumbing

The reason you may want your top choice of plumbers on your emergency call list is primarily urgency. When a problem occurs in your pipes, faucets or toilets, it is likely getting worse by the second. This is not the time to do a Google search or compare online reviews. If you do your homework ahead of time, you’ll have the phone number of the best company available, Apex Plumbing of Chicago, right where you need it. Having the number on your emergency call list can also be helpful if a problem occurs while you’re out and a babysitter or house sitter has to make the call.

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