Sometimes a need for an emergency plumber comes, and you find yourself running to the internet to get one. This, however, can be a tricky task, going through the web pages, getting phone numbers, calling them asking for locations and how much they charge can turn out a bit tiresome than one expected. Sometimes people end up making the wrong choices or even sending cash to cons. The article will take through some points you should consider when getting a plumber online:
Things to consider
Check if the plumber has a website
You might wonder the importance of a website while your main focus is plumbing services, but this is among the very first things you should look for from a plumber if you want to get one online. If a company is operating online, they should have a website which acts as their home. If you realize the company you are looking at does not have a website you should ask yourself why and try getting one with a website. Lack of a website at this day and age shows lagging behind in technology which might mean poor services too. It is true that some websites will be better than others, but a good website should be easy to navigate and contain full details of the services they offer. A website well-structured and fully detailed shows a plumber who takes pride in their work and mostly gives good services so you can consider such.
Is the plumber on social media?
Just like a proper website, a company’s presence on social media is a sign of good services. After ensuring that the website is good, the next thing is to check if the plumber has accounts and in this case active ones on social media. If you can see that they regularly post on social sites like Facebook and Twitter and even deal with the customer there, then it is a sign that the plumber is ready to deal with customers directly and this should be a plus in your rating list.
Check on google reviews
Having a good website and strong social media presence is a good start, but how will you ensure that they offer good services? Mostly, the company writes well about themselves on their websites and fully markets on social media. Well, no one can say negative about themselves. So you should look at Google reviews to see what real customers are saying about the plumber. Type in the plumber’s company name into Google reviews and you will get trusted reviews from customers.
Having a company listed on web directories is not a bad sign, but you should be very careful with companies appearing on many online directories but do not have their website. This might be a way of running away from building a proper website as signing on this directories is mostly free. Such a plumber cannot be trusted.