Certain things around the house can’t be solved unless you call for a professional technician to help you out. We’re talking about those small problems that you might have with your utilities and the equipments that are used by these – the water, the gas and the electricity are things that you can’t play around with and only a professional should try to solve them.
Let’s see what those special situations are when you need a utility technician.
The plumber is needed when you have a water damage situation, like when the water is not running or when there is a leak inside your walls from the water pipe. Wondering what he does? It’s easy – the plumber will check out all the faucets and the pipes to see where the problem is. Sometimes, it can be from the HVAC system, and you’re going to have to call for someone else, while other times it’s just a pipe that is broken and needs changing.
A plumber is usually found through a water damage company, so if you have a bigger problem with the water – meaning if there was a flood, if the pipe broke and created mold and humidity along with water in the basement and other disturbing situations, they could come and solve everything at once. Usually, the price is also cheaper if you get a bigger package.
However, make sure you call someone specialized, because trying to solve the problem alone might cause more harm than good.
The Gas Technician
If you have a HVAC system that is working on gas, the gas technician is the best person to call if your HVAC system isn’t working anymore. There are certain circuits that are very sensitive in a HVAC system and even if the system is new, it still needs an annual check-up to make sure that it is working properly.
When there is a problem, the technician will check out all the components of the system and you will get a written report with what needs to be done to solve the problem. It will be up to you if you do the repairs or not, but if the HVAC system still has warranty, many of the components can be changed with a discount price or for free.
The thing is that the HVAC system usually uses all the three resources – water, gas and electricity, so this type of technician is specialized in solving more than just one situation. However, he won’t fix you any broken pipes if there is a leak in the basement or in the pipes from the walls – this is when you call the plumber, so pay attention to what kind of problems you have when you call someone to help you out.
This type of specialist needs to be called if there is a problem with the electrical circuit of the house. You don’t have to call an electrician if you need to change a lighting bulb, unless you really don’t know how to do it. However, if there is a blown fuse or if the lights don’t work in the whole house, you might want to call someone specialized to take a look at the electrical system.
They are qualified and certified to do these kinds of repairs and you might avoid other problems – a fire can easily start from a short-circuit in a lamp or in an electrical appliance, so don’t wait too much, especially if a socket has burned out or if it has burned a TV, the fridge or any other item that you use around the house.