There is one story I still need to share with you. It is an eye-opening experience that I have forgotten (perhaps intentionally) until today. I was binge-watching on Netflix this morning and something onscreen reminded me of that one day when I hired a plumbing contractor in Miami to update my bathroom’s fixtures.
I was still unmarried back then and living alone in Florida when I decided that I wanted to update my bathroom fixtures to water-saving models. It will help me save big on my water bills, I thought. Hastily, I hired a plumber without doing much research and BOY what a big mistake it was!
The tech arrived an hour late of schedule, without any message at all that he will be late or if he will ever come. I told him off for not being a professional who values the time of his customers. Even though he apologized, he had this “what do I care” expression on his face. I shrugged it off and let him do his job.
Less than 30 minutes later, he came out of the bathroom and announced that everything’s done. I was impressed by his quick work, so I paid him his service fee and let him leave. Several days later, I was convinced that something is off about that plumber’s work. Issues after issues emerge, until I noticed I was paying more than saving. After that terrible experience, I promised not to hire an unskilled Miami plumber again. Thankfully, I discovered Douglas Orr. I hired them for my home’s plumbing. I have never used other service provider since then.
A few weeks ago, I posted about my clogged toilet dilemma that went from being a minor issue to a nerve-wracking disaster in a matter of days. It’s an eye-opening moment for me that made me realized how important it is to never overlook a plumbing issue no matter how small it may seem, and to let the right people handle the problem.
I would give this advice to anyone, particularly to someone I know, who has brought a home in South Florida. He is a close friend of mine who emailed me last night asking for an advice for his home’s plumbing problem. I’d gladly say this to him: “Dude, you don’t have to spend hours after hours learning how to do repairs. Just hire a professional plumber in West Palm Beach.” That’s it, short and exact. He should take my word for it, so he wouldn’t have to endure the same terrible experience that I had to go through to learn any better.
I know a lot of men know how to fix minor issues, like myself. Some can even perform complicated plumbing repairs. If you prefer to carry out DIY plumbing repairs or installation in your home, I guess that’s fine. As long as you make sure that you know what you are doing and do everything right. And of course, if anything goes wrong, don’t blame it on anybody.
To my old pal Antony, if you are reading this (which I am sure you are because I plan on sending you the link to this post) go and hire Plumbers 911 for your plumbing trouble instead of going about asking all of your buddies for plumbing tips. They have highly-trained, licensed techs offering drain cleaning in West Palm Beach and other reasonably priced services.
The title of this post says it all: a good plumbing is essential in any household. That is exactly what I learned from my experience last week. This is a story that I am not proud to tell, but something that I am willing to share with any homeowner in North Miami because it is a lesson anyone could benefit from.
Just last week, my two girls and I are busy doing some crafts (yes, I am a cool dad like that) in the living room when we heard some strange noise from somewhere around the house. As it turned out, it was a gurgling sound coming from the toilet. It was apparently clogged, with evidence that someone had attempted to flush lumps of toilet paper down it.
From some strange yet wrong reasons, I decided not to do anything to fix the blockage. I just tried flushing several times and left it alone. It seemed like an issue that will go away on its own anyway. But man how wrong I was! A few uses later, the clog got worse than it was before.
I know better now, to never leave a clogged toilet unfixed for too long. Take my word, just learn how to fix minor clogs on your own and know when to seek professional help.
Hire a plumbing expert in North Miami to repair any plumbing trouble in your home. But don’t just hire any plumber. Last week during my ordeal with our gurgling toilet, I decided to call Douglas Orr Plumbing. At least for once, I am confident that I have not made a mistake. They are fast, skillful and very professional – and they didn’t tell me off for not calling them right away. Ha ha