Buying a home for the first time is very exciting. It’s also such a process that once you’ve closed the deal and gotten the keys, you may think you never have to worry about anything ever again. Not true. Every home has its share of quirks, issues, and problems. When you have plumbing problems – a toilet that won’t flush, dripping faucets, hot water heaters that don’t work, or issues with your appliances – you need a NYC plumber. The question then becomes how do you find a plumber that will do the job right at a reasonable price when you need it done?
There are lots of home improvement review sites that promise they’ll help you find the NYC plumber you need with just a few taps on your phone. It’s important to know that many of these sites are far from objective. Recommendations are influenced by whether or not a company pays to be promoted on the site. As this article in The Week reports, reputable firms like Angie’s List and Amazon try to keep out fake reviews, but the system is far from foolproof.
With that in mind, know that home improvement review sites are a good place to begin a search for a NYC plumber. You’ll want to do some additional research. If you’re on friendly terms with your new neighbors, or belong to a neighborhood Facebook group, ask for recommendations. When you have some company names to consider, it’s time to check Google. You want to be sure to choose someone who is a licensed Master Plumbing – NYC building code requires you use a Master Plumber for some major plumbing repairs, as do most homeowner’s insurance companies – and it’s also a good idea to look for a professional who’s experienced and has been in business for some time. You’re new to home plumbing repairs, your plumber shouldn’t be!