Here’s one way to help out your plumber!
Take it from someone who knows- Byron is a master plumber who has been working in the Sarasota area for over 15 years, and he’s got some great advice from the plumber’s perspective!
As a plumbing technician who has been in the field for about 17 years, I have noticed a lot of things on the customer’s end that make it easier, or harder, on the plumber. One of these things is finding a house.
In any given week I could visit 15-25 houses. I put the address into the GPS, and follow it to the house. Most of the time this works well. Sometimes it can get very difficult to find a house.
One of the biggest difficulties in finding a house is the house number not being visible. The first thing I look at is the mailbox because that is the easiest to locate. If the mailbox does not have numbers, I start looking over the garage doors for the house number. If the numbers aren’t there, or there is no garage, then I have to search the house itself.
Sometimes there is a number or two missings. As I don’t like to knock on the wrong door, I will usually pass that house and see what the numbers on either side look like, and do the math on if that house is the right one.
I always end up finding the house, but it can be a challenge. Now picture all of those difficulties I just mentioned, but I’m trying to find the house at night. Sometimes I have to stop the truck and shine a flashlight at the houses so I can the address at all! Of course, this is rather awkward to do, and I would really rather not be intrusive in that way.
One way to really help out your plumber, or any service professional for that matter, is to make sure your home address is easily visible driving down the street. If the numbers are not on the mailbox and are on the house somewhere, putting them where they are near an outdoor light can make all the difference in the world when I’m trying to find it.
It’s something to consider! If this blog helped you in any way, check out more of Byron’s blogs!