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8 Common Misconceptions About Plumbers

Posted by on 09-08-2023

Everyone at some point in time has needed the help of a plumber, be it for clogged drains, custom plumbing solutions, sewer treatment, or for emergency services. It is a highly skilled job. However, plumbers seem to get a bad rap, possibly due to how they are often portrayed in movies and pop culture, for example, as being incompetent and unprofessional or for charging high prices.

Indeed, there are several misunderstandings surrounding plumbers in Toronto that may affect your decision on which plumbing service to hire. With that in mind, here are eight common misconceptions about plumbers that you should not believe:

1. They charge too much

One of the most common complaints against plumbers in Toronto is that they charge too much. While the solution to a plumbing problem might seem straightforward, it may not be that simple to an untrained eye and could require a lot of skill, which adds to labour costs.

To avoid any billing surprises when the job is done, Drain King Plumbers offers upfront pricing. This means you can understand the costs in writing before approving the professionals to begin the work.

2. They are unprofessional

Another common misconception about plumbers is that they can be unprofessional. Some people think that plumbers are uneducated and often rude. On the contrary, plumbers spend years working on their craft and acquiring the skills that come in handy in all kinds of situations, be it fixing jobs, maintenance work, installations, and more.

At Drain King Plumbers, we are not only experts in plumbing, but we also follow a code of ethics which entails the following:

  • Respecting our customers and staff.
  • Listening to your problems and working together to find a solution.
  • Caring for the safety of your family, home and personal possessions, and our employees.
  • Offering honest and fair estimates for our services.
  • Communicating with you about issues as soon as they arise.
  • Making sure you understand everything before we begin working.

3. They are only needed for emergencies

Plumbers are absolutely essential in emergencies like burst pipes or overflowing toilets. However, it is a common misconception that plumbers are only needed for emergencies when, in fact, their role extends far beyond that.

They are required for remodeling projects, repairs, routine maintenance, installation of new plumbing systems, and even giving professional advice on water conservation and the right equipment to use. Regular maintenance can prevent emergencies in the first place, saving you from costly repairs.

4. They are messy

You may have seen a review or two from people who have had bad experiences with plumbers, for instance, in how they leave the space when they’re done. While that is not entirely incorrect, it is not common and should not influence how you view plumbers.

Drain King Plumbers are professional and cognizant of your space. As per the code of ethics, we respect your home and personal belongings and make an extra effort to ensure things are left how they should be.

5. Plumbing is a low-skilled job

This misconception fails to recognize the problem-solving skills and expertise required to become a professional plumber. They possess a thorough understanding of building codes, safety regulations, and a range of plumbing techniques. Throughout their careers, plumbers encounter complex problems that require creative solutions and analytical thinking.

Plumbers also possess the knowledge and physical dexterity to work with various types of plumbing equipment. To evolve with a rapidly advancing world, plumbers need to keep themselves updated with the latest techniques and technologies.

6. They are noisy

There is bound to be some amount of noise associated with plumbing tasks, but that should not give the impression that plumbers are noisy. Our plumbers will not make a racket unnecessarily and will respect your home and privacy concerns.

If, for some reason, you cannot tolerate any noise, you can pick a time of day that works best for you. We operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, within Toronto and the GTA.

7. They are all the same

No two plumbers are the same, so it is very unlikely that two plumbing agencies will offer the same type of service. If you’ve had a bad experience with one particular plumbing company, that does not mean all plumbers and plumbing services behave similarly.

This will prevent you from exploring other options and finding the best service provider for you. Some companies fall short on their service, and others just do the bare minimum. However, we try to go above and beyond to deliver the best service possible.

8. They are rude, loud, or uncooperative

Some people believe that plumbers are rude, loud, and often uncooperative. Again, a few bad experiences should not taint the image of professional plumbers who treat their job with respect. Just as we respect and support our plumbers, our plumbers appreciate you, our clients.

At Drain King Plumbers, we will work with you to make sure the issues at hand are understood by both parties. We will listen to your complaints and concerns, and once we reach an agreement about the job, we will share the costs and proceed with the work.

Contact the Plumbing Experts

Plumbers are essential professionals who play a vital role in maintaining water and drainage systems. By dispelling these common misconceptions, their skill, expertise, and importance can be truly appreciated.

Whether it is for routine maintenance, new installations, or repairs, relying on Drain King Plumbers ensures the integrity, efficiency, and longevity of your plumbing systems, thus giving you peace of mind.

So, the next time you face a plumbing-related issue, don’t hesitate to call Drain King Plumbers and book an appointment. For more information about plumbing in Toronto, call Drain King Plumbers at 833-983-5663 or contact us here.

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