When you think about hiring a plumber, chances are the experience doesn’t sound ideal. Somewhat unfairly, many of us have negative, cartoonish images of plumbers and work, and those images can make the whole job seem cheap, unreliable, lazy, and dirty. Now, it’s not too difficult to recognize where the images come from. It’s not exactly a stretch to imagine a plumber bent over a clogged toilet with his pants sliding down, and then overcharging for his efforts; as cartoonish as it can be, it’s based on the fact that this is an experience a lot of people have actually had. But it’s still important to recognize that modern plumbing services tend to be more reliable and generally more pleasant.
To begin with, this is because in some cases they’re more reliable. Part of the negative association many people have with plumbers is that like other servicemen who are on call, they can often show up late or not at all. But these days, thanks in large part to online platforms managing businesses, you can find a more reliable service with ease. Emergency service is now a standard feature at some plumbing companies, meaning that if you experience something like frozen pipes, backed up drains, or even a badly clogged toilet, you can usually count on professional help precisely when you need it.
You may also realize the next time you have to hire a plumber that service tends to be dramatically better than what’s implied by the popular caricature. That’s not to say that every plumber who comes to your home will necessarily be a model of professionalism. But it’s worth noting that again, thanks to the internet, business has changed with regard to service quality. We now have easy ways of writing reviews of establishments, individuals, companies, etc. – most anyone who serves the public in any kind of regular capacity. This may not be wholly responsible for a shift in the plumbing industry, but it does make companies across the board more accountable to customers than ever before. It’s likelier that the whole network of plumbers in your area have stuck around because of good service, and you can also look through reviews to find the best of the bunch.
Perhaps best of all, it’s also important to mention that more involved plumbing jobs can now be done with relatively little disruption. In the past, a problem with your water pipes might have meant that half of your property had to be excavated in order for a company to get to the root of the problem. But now, pipe rehabilitation and other sewer solutions can be conducted with cutting edge technology that makes this kind of disruption unnecessary. In some cases, a plumber will even send a small remote control device with a camera on it into your pipes to try to diagnose the issue!
Add it all up and you get the kind of service you expect when other problems arise in your home, such as with your air conditioning or a specific appliance. Professional services are available, reliable, and capable of getting a job done with minimal issues. So long as you know who to call, plumbing is no longer a pain.