Unless you are doing a bathroom or kitchen remodel plumbing expenses are almost always unexpected. There are some ways to save money on your plumbing service without sacrificing quality work. Often homeowners (especially in an emergency) will call the first plumber that comes up in Google without doing some research first. We know the most important thing in a plumbing emergency is to get the problem fixed immediately. However with that being said the first plumber you find may not be the one that can fix your problem the quickest or at a reasonable price.
In the list below are some ways to save money on your plumbing service.
1. Look for plumbing discounts, deals, and coupons.
Plumbers often run specials and deals to generate new customers or to just offer a special to existing customers. We often run seasonal coupons to help Greenville area home and business owners save money on their plumbing service. Often you can find deals on Groupon, Living Social, as well as sites like Angie’s List. You may find a discount for the exact type of plumbing service you are in need of or a discount on service in general.
2. Regular Maintenance
Another way to save money on plumbing service is to need service less often. This can be accomplished by doing some regular maintenance on your plumbing. Doing a monthly inspection of your homes plumbing – looking for drips, leaks, cracks, slow drains, water pressure and temperature problems and getting them fixed when they are first noticed will prevent small problems from becoming large problems and save you a lot of money. KT Plumbing offers a regular inspection service – call us at 864-663-6105 for details.
3. Replacing old or worn plumbing/appliances fixtures
Sometimes the problem with a particular fixture is an easy fix such as replacing a washer or small part. But once a fixture reaches a certain age and starts to have problems it may need to be replaced or you will find that your calling for repairs a lot more often then you should.
Check all of your plumbing fixtures including faucets, showerheads, toilets, water-heater and taps. If you see issues or damages which are not covered under any warranties call a plumber in Greenville to fix or replace as soon as possible. Often a fixture can be fixed instead of being replaced. There are instances however were it is actually cheaper to replace the fixture than repair it (especially if it may require additional repairs in the future).
When replacing fixtures do not just buy the cheapest one you can find. Often in this case you get what you pay for. Cheaper appliances/fixtures will not have the durability or lifespan of higher quality plumbing appliances/fixtures and hence need to be repaired often or replaced sooner and costing you more than paying a little more for a higher quality fixture.
4. Hire qualified, efficient plumbers
If you hire a “cheaper” plumber that has to come to your business or residence twice to fix a problem that another plumber could get done on the first trip the extra visit could cost you more than the cost of the plumber you deemed to be more expensive. Make sure the plumber you hire is licensed, ask for references and look online for reviews. Hiring the wrong plumbing company could mean that the problem will not be fixed correctly or in a reasonable amount of time. To avoid hidden unexpected costs ask for upfront pricing and ask about any possible extra costs that may not be included in the original quote.
5. Fix multiple problems or potential problems with one visit.
If you have done a regular maintenance checklist you will be prepared to provide the plumber with any other things that can be addressed while they are there. It will also be helpful to inform the plumber of any extra service they may be able to provide prior to their arrival so that they can have any necessary parts or tools they will need for the repairs. KT Plumbing offers a free plumbing inspection when we perform a service call that way we can address any problems we find or at the least schedule another visit to take care of the all existing problems or concerns in one visit in the future. Being able to address all problems in one visit will save you on an additional service call.
We mentioned coupons in our first tip on saving money – click the coupon below to save on your next plumbing service.
We are also currently running a living social (expires at the end of the day). Click here to access the deal – $100 for $200 worth of service. *
* The coupon and living social deal cannot be combined.