Next Level Plumbing Need to Knows!
-Plumber’s Perspective on Planning Ahead-
It’s something that we all want to do, but somehow it often seems harder than it should. Life gets busy and what we planned to set up and take care of gets put on the back burner. Sometimes it still works out, sometimes it doesn’t.
In plumbing, many of our calls end up being emergencies. People don’t plan to have leaks and stoppages, but sometimes on remodels and upgrades there is planning involved. In these cases, it is always a good idea to get the expected schedule of events as soon as possible and schedule all the trades as soon as you can.
For example, if you are remodeling your kitchen, you’ll need to have the plumber come out and disconnect the sink, then the cabinet people install the cabinets, and then have the countertop people install the countertops, and then the plumber comes back again to set the fixtures. When each trade knows the expected time of completion for each task, they know how to schedule it.
We often run into the above scenario but unfortunately, the first thing we hear from the customer about the job is that it’s all completed with the exception of the final plumbing work. This can cause a lot of problems on our end as well as the customers due to rushed timing. The customer understandably wants the kitchen fixtures installed ASAP, but many times the plumbers are booked up and can’t get out for several days. If at all possible, try to give at least a week in advance and you shouldn’t have any problems getting the plumber there to finish the job at the time you want.
We hope this “Need to Know” blog from Byron (Next Level Plumbing’s owner & master plumber) can be a help to you! The focus of this blog and the situation Byron discusses is a common occurrence in plumbing these days and was something we wanted to address for the customer so there’s a better understanding of how to approach larger-scale jobs!
(If you’re interested in reading more of Byron’s blogs or would like a better understanding of us here at NLP, check out the following blogs!)
Byron Thomson: Who Is He?
Next Level Plumbing Need to Knows: Home Warranties
Ask Byron: Tank VS Tankless?
If you have any questions about a plumbing problem or job you’d like done, regardless of the scale of the job, please reach out to us! You can contact us by text or call, or by email at we’ll be happy to help you out however we can!