Opening Up Your Options – Look at Each Plumber’s Service Area
Many plumbing companies have a large service area, so if you need a plumber in a pinch, don’t disregard companies located in neighboring cities.
Often, these companies have several locations or at least have regular calls in those nearby areas. That means that service trucks are most likely nearby, and you won’t have to wait for a technician to drive across town to help you.
Check for 24-hour Plumbing on their Website
Plumbers know that emergencies happen around the clock, which is why most of them will advertise 24-hour emergency service. However, not all do, so check their website to make sure before calling.
West Coast Plumbing serves all of Tacoma and the surrounding areas and does not charge additional fees for 24-hour services.
If they do offer emergency plumbing, make sure to ask about minimum fees versus extra fees, what kinds of services they offer after-hours, and whether the problem can be fixed – or at least temporarily fixed, until they can come at a later time.
Basic diagnosis can sometimes be done over the phone, and good plumbers will at least help you stabilize the issue, especially if it poses a health hazard.
Plumbing: Researching and Finding Reputable Service
The best Plumbing in Tacoma might not be immediately obvious. And be careful with defaulting to national chains just because the name is familiar.
Plenty of local businesses offer lower prices than their national competitors as well as more personalized service. And it’s an added bonus to keep those dollars in the local economy.
Here are some quick tips for doing research on plumbing companies:
- Read the reviews! It’s actually kinda fun. And remember that even your favorite restaurants have a few bad reviews (heck, even our National Parks have some one-star reviews on Yelp!), so don’t rule them out if a couple grumpy customers attempted to tarnish an otherwise-upstanding organization’s reputation.
- How’s their website? It may seem strange to look for a plumber with a great website – full of interesting blogs, service pages, and tons of information about their process, but this shows dedication. And it means that they take a comprehensive approach to their business that considers customer experience. These details matter! And usually translate to other facets of the business. If you get a good “vibe” from the website, chances are you’ll get the same vibe from the plumber who visits your home.
- Credentials, credentials, credentials. Home Advisor is a great resource for company certification and licensing information. They are an impartial party that screens, approves, and lists encouraging information regarding home-service company’s overall rating, BBB accreditation, business hours, license number and expiration date, service areas, and services offered.
There Are Lots of Choices for Plumbing in Tacoma! Make a Good One.
West Coast Plumbing Pumps & Filtration, LLC is all about dependability. Arriving on time, responding to phone and online form inquiries, timely and upfront bids, as well as repairs and installations that you don’t have to think about after they’re completed.
Buried behind walls, under floors, and underground, plumbing is something we rarely see, let alone think about until it malfunctions. And there are a number of dedicated professionals who work hard at keeping it that way.
Make sure when the time comes to pull plumbing out of its hiding place, you have the right partner to help you through it.
We look forward to working with you!