Don’t Get Scammed By Plumbers

This is kind of a sensitive subject and one that is not talked about too often.  There are a lot of great plumbers out there.  However there are also a lot of dishonest ones that will take you for a ride if you let them.  Just do a quick search for plumber scams and you will read all about the horror stories of people getting huge bills for things they didn’t count on.  So here are a few tips on how to vet a plumbing company before you hire them.

Reviews

One of the first things that you should check is if they have any credible reviews.  These are not always easy to fake especially google and yelp reviews so if a company has a lot of them then theres a good chance that they are legit.  There are also sites like ripoff report to check.

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Get Referrals

One of the easiest ways that you can just avoid the problem in the first place is to just get a referral from a friend of family member for a reputable company.  This allows you to just skip the vetting process entirely as they will likely have experience with the company previously.  It really is easier than you think, almost every homeowner has at some point called in a plumber, unless they are a DIYer that is.

Do Your Research

This is easier said than done but if you just look online for some tips you should be able to find some stuff about how they will be doing that particular job.  One common thing that they will do is to bait and switch.  This is when they either say they will use one material and then switch it for something cheaper, or when they massively overcharge for materials that they shouldnt be.  Either way is wrong and must be stopped!

 

Some carpet cleaning advice

There comes a time in everyones life when they screw up and stain the carpet so badly that they cant get the stain out.  Theres no need to worry as there are a few tips that you can use to get out those tough stains.

The first thing to keep in mind is that you don’t want to rub stains. This will only make it worse! What you want to do instead is to gently blot them.  This will make it less likely for the stain to spread which would be quite bad.

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As for what substances you can use to get the carpet clean, well there are a few. One common household item is good old club soda. Club soda is very effective against wine and beer stains. First soak a cloth or paper towel in it and then gently blot it into the stain. Repeat as necessary and then rinse it with warm water and dry it with a dry cloth.

Another very common problem for people to have with their carpet is to drop some gum on it.  This can be a huge pain to get out but with a simple trick you can have your carpet looking like new again. All you have to do is take an ice cube and put it on the gum for 30 seconds.  Then simply cut the carpet that is caught in the gum to get it out.

Hydrogen peroxide is another chemical that works miracles.  It mainly works for tough stains like blood. It will destroy blood stains almost instantly. Pretty self explanatory how to use it, just dab at the stain with the soaked cloth until it comes clean.

Professional Help

If you find that you have tried all the above and still cant get the carpet clean then it may be time for some carpet cleaning services.  Sometimes hiring a company is the best solution as they have the proper tools and expertise to get the job done right.