Gone are the days when you would go to a gas station or a hardware store and buy a product that you don’t really need. Gone also is the time where there were no customer reviews on those products. Now, with so many online shopping sites available, it’s hard not to just stay at home and let your fingers do the shopping. Prices may be cheaper and choices more abundant, but with these come problems as well – problems which you will have to face if you fail to pick the right product without a Plumber.
For example, going for a metal plunger wouldn’t be such a bad idea (unless everyone who bought it complained of busted seams), but what about plastic plungers? Don’t they work even better than metal ones? Well, it doesn’t matter if they do because you cannot buy one. Plastic plungers are not available in the market.
Luckily for people who don’t know what should or shouldn’t be bought online, there’s still the option to ask their local plumber everything that concerns plumbing products for their homes.
Here are 8 reasons why people should work with a professional before buying a new plunger:
1) Professionals usually have all of the product information you need.
Ask them questions about your latest tool and they’ll probably have an answer even if the manufacturer fails to provide adequate documentation. They’ve been using these tools for years and they know exactly how to use them best.
2) No more wrong purchases –
No more wasted time and effort buying the wrong tool. When you work with a plumber who has been in this business for years, he knows exactly what to buy and what not to.
3) Professionals use these products every day –
A plunger is just one of the things that they use on a daily basis so if they recommend it to you, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t buy it. They know how efficient or inefficient each plunger is so they’ll only pick the best ones for your projects.
4) No more worrying about product quality –
When people buy from stores, there are certain risks involved – especially when dealing with electrical appliances or tools for construction. If you do not choose shops with a good reputation, there’s a huge chance that you’ll end up with a cheaply made product and it will just get in your way.
5) Professionals won’t lead you astray –
They know exactly what they’re doing. If it isn’t broken, then there’s no reason why they should fix it. They don’t need to buy new tools for every little thing that needs fixing. A plumber with years of experience will most likely know which tool or plunger is best for the job.
6) There are not many plumbers who do repairs anymore –
If you run into problems with your plumbing installations, chances are, the only one who can help would be the person who installed them in the first place. When things go wrong, you will definitely want someone who knows his way around hardware and tools.
7) Good service is always available locally –
When you work with a plumber to get the right plunger or tool for your job, they’ll probably offer to install it as well. Sometimes stand-alone tools and products come with installation services and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t take them up on their offer. It’s much better than having to struggle fitting it yourself or paying extra for another person to do so anyway.
8) Local plumbers are easy to find –
If you wish to hire a local plumber, chances are, he has an online presence too. You can just search “plumbing services” in your area and you’ll most likely get a bunch of results to choose from. Websites and online posts usually include their contact information so it’s not like you’d have a hard time trying to find them.
When looking for the perfect plunger, make sure that you know what you are doing. Apart from asking your friends or neighbors about which products they may be using, there are other ways to check out if their recommendations are worth it or not – especially when they come from people who don’t have any knowledge about plumbing tools. The best thing would probably be talking to a plumber who can give expert advice on what type of plunger is the best fit for your needs. And if this isn’t an option then take advantage of review sites or forums where there are people who know their stuff and will definitely give you the best advice possible.