Plumbers in Austin
Its official – its cold –
If you suspect one of your pipes has frozen –
Don’t take any chances if you turn on a faucet and no water flows out of the tap.Call a plumber. In Austin call 551-0789.
If instead you have a pipe that actually bursts, turn the water at the main shut-off valve (usually at the water meter or where the main line enters the house); leave the faucet(s) open until repairs are completed.
Under no circumstances should you try to thaw a frozen pipe with an open flame like a blow torcher. Not only is this more likely to cause damage to your pipe you may even start a building fire.
Give us a call – we’re here 24 hours and we’re not just sitting on our hands – 551-0789
When it comes to Austin plumbing resources, you want to ensure that you’re getting the level of service, expertise and protection that you expect when you need help.
Some plumbing issues you can plan – like adding a tankless water heater or replacing toilets to take advantage of say the Austin city rebates that pays you back for going out and getting low flow toilets instead of the standard ones. But more often than not, you have an immediate problem and you don’t want to have to get three bids – you want the problem to stop.
One of the things people look at is the size of the company which can not always follow the adage that bigger is better. Often times when it comes to Austin plumbing issues – a smaller company will actually give you an edge. Mainly because a smaller company means you’re most likely dealing with the owner of the company who has a vested interest in keeping you happy. They aren’t recent graduates of a plumbing license proving themselves to their employers, they have paid their dues and while their rates are similar, you get so much for more value for your dollar.
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Another thing is that when you work with smaller companies you can often have the same plumber come out on the next project or problem you have with your plumbing so you can develop a level of trust and familiarity instead of having to work with a different person each time.
Licensing and Insurance
Last but not least – do check that anyone that provides Austin plumbing services has a current and valid license and that they have adequate insurance to cover any mishaps. You’re not being rude to ask, you’re being proactive and that’s a good thing.
When a plumber smells a holiday in the area they know odds are they are spending it with family – just not their family.
The house is full of people who get hungry and a bunch of other things as well. There’s lots of cooking and cleaning and pouring all sorts of things down the drain without a thought. And that means the chances of a drain or toilets getting stopped up are very high.
While I won’t deny that its in my best interest for you not to know this information, I feel it my duty, the duty to my family that I do what I can to spend the day with them as well as to my fellow plumbers who also have families.
No matter where you live – don’t pour grease down your drain. That turkey fat in the bottom of the pan? Find a can and pour it off.
Take a few moments to scrap off those plates in the garbage can – those bones will NOT easily go in the disposal.
For more tips – check out what not to throw down your disposal in more detail.
Looking for Plumbers in Austin?
Call us 551-0789 and press “1” for service – its as if we are all over town – whenever you need help.
Your Austin Plumbers are friendly, professional, knowledgble, licensed, insured and local.
When you hire one of us, the revenue stays here – we’re not an arm of a company with its headquarters elsewhere – we’re all local.
So if you are needing a plumber in Austin, call us – 551-0789 right now