Repairs to faucets, toilets, water heaters, pressure reducing valves, disposals, dishwashers, clogged water and drain lines, broken water and sewer lines, replacing old galvanized pipes, excavating and trenchless pipe replacements.
What is important to know about your profession?
It is regulated like most other trades and businesses. A handyman might do okay on a fence or something easy but don't let them con you into working on plumbing systems, electrical systems, hvac, etc. Many times it will just cost the customer more because we have to redo what the other guy messed up.
How many projects do you average in a year?
300 - 500
What brands do you work with?
* A. o. smith
* Price Phister
* American Standard
* Brass Craft
What we may not know about you?
Have been a General Contractor & a Licensed Plumber for several years and have done all phases of construction. I will inspect their home and let the customer know if they have any problems that we might find.
What questions should a customer ask before hiring you?
Are you licensed to do this type of work and ask to see their license. We are required to carry them at all times whether to show them to a inspector or customer. A business license is required for all businesses but never hire anyone without seeing their license.
What are you most proud of?
I love meeting people and helping them out. There is alot of anxiety not knowing what a project will cost, can it be repaired, etc. I try to ease their mind and let them know we can handle it, don't worry whether it's a leak or an emergency. I received a call around 2:30am one morning, a woman in a panic said water was everywhere, I tried to tell her how to turn her water off but she couldn't do it. I am very glad I went to her home because she was handicapped and on a walker. I turned her water off and got most of the water up & came back the next morning and replaced her water heater.
What kind of questions do customers ask you?
* How much will it cost?
As long as you can see what your replacing it's easy to price. It's hard to see what's underground or in a wall. If you are excavating and run into rock or any other material underground cost can be more. We try to always give the customer an estimate based on typical jobs, but sometimes the cost will be more based on the circumstances we encounter
What are you specialized in?
All plumbing service work and repairs to complete replacement of water and sewer lines. Vast background in plumbing, general contracting and many other fields related to the construction industry.
How can we save money hiring you?
Never hire a handyman to do a professional's job. You wouldn't hire your lawn guy to repair your car and remember you get what you pay for. Install more up to date fixtures that use less water.
What do you recommend to know before hiring you?
Verify they are licensed and insured. We have a card we carry at all times, look at it. If remodeling have all fixtures picked out ahead of time. This will make things go alot smoother.
What certifications/licenses do you have?
State of Tennessee Plumbing License. Renewing my General Contractor License in Tennessee.
Do you offer any service after finishing the work?
Clean up and haul off of all debris from job. Call a few days after and make sure everything is working properly and customer is happy. If excavating was done seed and straw work area. Explain all warranties to customer.
How did you get started?
While studying all phases of construction for my General Contractor License I not only had to learn the codes, rules, etc., I also got my plumbing license and love what I do.