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Quality Plumbing Service

quality plumbing serviceYou Need Quality Plumbing Service

Leaky faucet? Call the plumber. Hot water heater stopped working? Call the plumber. Toilet overflowing? Call the plumber. We always call the plumber when parts break in our houses or businesses. But how do you know if you are getting the highest quality plumbing service? Below, we have laid out the foundation to providing clients with excellent plumbing service.

Professionalism

To start, excellent plumbing service begins with a professional first impression of the plumber and his or her company. Plumbers should actively listen to the needs of clients in order to successfully and completely finish the job properly the first time. Plumbers represent their companies proudly, and should always work hard as if they are being watched by their boss.

Communication

Effective communication with clients is a must for plumbing companies. Specific questions regarding the plumbing service that is required during the visit should be asked. Your plumber should always be there for you. Engaging communication with the client is important to accomplishing this sense of trust. The plumbers should also keep clients updated on the status of the services being performed, such as an estimated time of completion.

Fixed the First Time

When you call the plumber for a simple repair, you only want to have to make that phone call once for a single problem. Companies offering excellent plumbing service get the job done right the first time. These companies consist of experienced plumbers who are able to successfully complete the most challenging jobs in one visit.

Timeliness

Aside from doing the job correctly the first time, doing the job as efficiently as possible is preferred. Do it quick and do it right. Efficiency is key to ensuring a positive plumbing service experience for clients. Plumbers who maximize their work output can also complete more jobs in one day, which is beneficial for them, the company, and the clients being serviced.

Customer Service

The customer always comes first. End of story. If you feel as if your plumber does not put your needs at the top of his or her priorities, then we recommend that you address this issue to the company. If the issue is not resolved, then it would be best to find a new plumbing company. The best plumbing service comes with excellent customer service.

Work Quality

Last, and certainly not least, excellent plumbing companies have high work quality. The little details count here. For example, any piping should be strategically organized to maximize efficiency and appearance. Work sites should always be left clean. The quality of work reflects the quality of the business performing the work. Make sure that your plumbing company is of the highest quality.

Final Thoughts

If you are not experiencing all that has been mentioned above, then you need to find a new plumbing company. As a client, you should be receiving the best services available. Pick a reliable and trustworthy company that gives you peace of mind with your plumbing service. We encourage you to check with the BBB as you will see we have an A+ grade with them.


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New Home Check List

New House Check ListWe’ve learned the hard way that there are some very important things that should be checked before signing the papers to buy a new home. Of course, you’ll have a professional do an inspection and look over the place to make sure the home is termite and flood damage free, but these 9 things fall into a different category; the immediate to-do list, which is something you may not want to be adding to right now.

Even though there will always be cosmetic changes to make to a new home, trying to avoid costly repairs upon first moving in is always wise. Being able to save that money for the dining table of your dreams (or simply for gas and groceries!) is a big deal. Here’s a few things we suggest checking before you sign the papers and inherit all of the previous tenants past problems.

1. Check The Drains: This might sound silly, but we’ve had two homes with the same issues in the last several years. Somewhere between the house and the sewer line, there’s a backup. Usually tree branches or a collapsed pipe, but either way, it’s hard to spot unless you run a load of laundry, fill up the tub and sinks and let them all attempt to drain at the same time.

2. Open All The Windows: Replacing windows isn’t fun and it isn’t cheap either. Open them all to find out if they stick, are stuck or just plain old won’t open.

3. Turn On All The Faucets: Although changing out faucets isn’t exactly rocket science it’s always a pain to lay under a cabinet and reach for the sky with funny tools to get things removed. Just check to make sure they all work before buying to eliminate the back ache.

4. Light A Fire In The Fireplace: Even though chimneys are usually installed by professionals, that doesn’t mean they’re always in pristine shape. Cleaning them is as simple as a phone call to a local chimney sweep, but finding out if all the fireplaces in the home draft correctly is another.

5. Taste The Water: This lesson is always learned the hard way. Even if your city has great water, your pipes might be old enough that they’ll send a little extra something out of the tap and into your glass. Knowing up front if you’ll need to install a whole house filter or invest in a few Brita pitchers is always helpful.

6. Flush The Toilets: Knowing that all the toilets in the home can handle toilet paper is a bonus. Although they’re easy enough to replace or fix, finding ones that flush well are a bonus. If you’re dissatisfied they could issue you money back to make the replacement in order to get you to sign on the dotted line!

7. Open The Electrical Panel: A clean and labeled panel is a happy panel. Something that looks like squirrels got up inside can signal trouble. Look for loose wires or ones that simply don’t connect to anything. It could signal that there’s live wires inside the walls!

8. Turn On The Heat/Air: Knowing that both of these things work prior to actually needing them can be a serious bonus. Check to make sure they blow their respective temperatures in addition to just turning on.

9. Pull The Carpet Back: Before you move in, you’ll want to find out if there’s hardwood floors and also any mold or mildew under the carpets. Look for the lowest side of the room and if possible pull a corner back. Many homeowners will have a section of carpet removed in a closet to allow you to see the condition of the floors below.


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Avoiding Overflow

AVOIDING OVERFLOW

It happens all the time, toilet overflows. When this happen while you are in the house it’s annoying, I know, but not overly damaging. However, once in awhile this happens after you have left the house then come back to an absolute mess. avoiding overflowThere is perhaps nothing a homeowner dreads more than an overflowing toilet. Many toilets are designed to hold all the water in the tank without flooding over. However, this is not the case with all toilets. So, if you are one of those unfortunate enough to have a clogged toilet, then dealing with it immediately is the only option left. However, prevention is always better. If your toilet has already clogged up then you should first clean it up and then think of preventative measures.

* Clogged pipes can often lead to overflow, sometimes that can be quickly alleviated by turning on the cold water elsewhere.

* If you have a tap stuck on or a toilet being slow to drain, turn on another tap to reduce water pressure and slow the flow in the problem area.

Call Immediate Response Plumbing to clear out your clogged pipes. 210-599-3500


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Reduce Water Waste

reduce water wasteThree Simple  Plumbing Upgrades that Reduce Water Waste

If you’ve lived in the south for more than five minutes, you know how precious water is regardless of your living situation. Investing in water-saving plumbing upgrades is always a good idea. Here are a few simple ideas that aren’t complicated or prohibitively expensive.

A Faucet Aerator

A faucet aerator is hands down one of the best ways to reduce water waste in everyday home and office scenarios. Furthermore, they reduce noise and mess while creating the illusion of increased pressure. The best thing about aerators is that they’re ridiculously inexpensive considering the benefits that they confer. A high-efficiency aerator can reduce water flow to as little as 0.5 gallons per minute without impacting performance in the kitchen or bathroom.

A Hot Water Recirculation Pump

A tremendous amount of water and energy is wasted each year waiting for the tap stream to heat up. A hot water recirculation system ensures that you don’t have to run the water forever for your faucet outflow to reach the right temperature. If you’re not handy, there Immediate Response Plumbing Technicians can install one for you in just a few hours.

A Dual-flush Toilet

Nowadays, even the most efficient toilets use over 1.5 gallons per flush. Older models are far worse and can suck down 5 gallons or more depending on age and design. A dual-flush toilet allows a home or business owner to slash water waste by giving users options. The latest dual-flush models are roughly the same price as conventional toilets and just as easy to install.

Immediate Response Plumbing, Inc.

210-599-3500


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Plumbing Repair Issues in Your Home

Plumbing repair issues can cost a small fortune, but you can minimize the chance of repair issues from developing by taking a few steps.

Helpful Tips to Keep plumbing repair issues at Bay

As a homeowner in San Antonio, you may take regular steps to keep your home well maintained.  It is easy to overlook your plumbing system with your regular efforts. plumbing repair issues can quickly stack. Especially dealing with an leaking pipe or a sewage issue. By following a few helpful tips, you can reduce the chance that your home will be plagued by these costly issues in the months to come.

Keep Your Drains Clean

Clogged drains and backed up toilets are among the most common reasons why a plumber is called to a San Antonio area home. Some clogs will develop quickly, but many clogs will develop slowly over time with regular use of your plumbing features. You can schedule periodic drain cleaning service with a plumber to remove debris that may be building up in your pipes and that may eventually completely block the drains.

Schedule a Plumbing Inspection

Another step that you can take is to schedule a plumbing inspection from time to time. A plumbing inspection can provide you with valuable information about the current condition of your pipes. When pipes are weakened with age and regular use, they are more likely to burst or to develop a slow leak. Both of these can be costly to repair and may result in additional water damage to the property. Identifying weakened areas early on is a wise idea that can eliminate the need to call a plumber for an emergency repair service.

Take Preventive Maintenance Steps Regularly

Most homeowners in the San Antonio area fail to consider the benefits of maintenance on their plumbing system. Instead, they may be more likely to schedule repair service when something goes wrong with the pipes and other features. These are only a few of the preventative steps that you can take with your plumbing system to improve the condition of your home and to reduce the likelihood of your features breaking down, getting clogged or developing other related issues. Immediate Response Plumbing offers three different kinds of preventive maintenance programs. Call Us We Have One Just For You!

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