Find A Qualified Plumber The Right Way


Like many of us, you are sure to have issues with your home or business premises at some point during ownership.  Maybe your toilet stopped worked, or is leaking.  Maybe the last rain storm caused water to run down your living room walls.  Whatever the issue that you need fixed, if you can’t do the work yourself, you will need to hire a professional plumber.

Now, we have all heard the nightmare stories of workers coming into a home, charging extortionate amounts of money and then doing a really poor job.  You don’t want to find yourself in a position like that and the good news is that there are plenty of high quality local plumbers out there that will do a good job, at the right price.  You just need to find one, and that is where the following recommendations come in.

A good, local Encino plumber will have a wide range of skills at their disposal.  This ranges from simple tasks such as fixing a faulty faucet to much harder jobs such as the installation of a complete hot water system. Just as with any profession, the good ones have most likely had training, both at a trade school and as an apprentice to a more experienced plumber, and they take pride in their work.  Having access to a really good plumber is something we should all have.

Firstly, we should start with how not to find a plumber, unless you are happy taking risks.  You, definitely, should not simply pick up your local newspaper, or one of those weekly fliers that come through the door advertising services, and pick a plumber at random.  Some people do this, or call around to those listed looking for the cheapest price.  This is a recipe for disaster and you should not do it.  You simply do not know, using this method, who will show up at your door (if they show up) and what sort of job they will do.

A first and very common way to find a great local plumber is by recommendations from friends and neighbors. Most of us know someone who has had plumbing or repairs done, as it is a very common occurrence. Finding a plumber using this method is simply one of the best ways as you can be confident you are hiring the right person for the job.

If you do not have a recommendation from a friend, or for some reason the recommendation does not have the skills you need, the place to turn to is the internet.

Now, don’t look at the classified ads online or places like Craig’s list, as this is just the same as looking at an advertisement in the paper.  It does not tell you if the plumber is professional.  What you need to do is look at places where people are reviewing and rating local pluming services, and the jobs they have performed.

One of the best places to do this is Angie’s list.  This is a directory of businesses that have been reviewed by customers who have actually used their service.  The good part of this is that the reviews are real, and you know this because people using this directory have to pay to be part of it.  The bad part is, obviously, that you as a potential customer must pay to look inside this directory.  It is not much, but definitely worth it if you have big job or you need the services of other skilled workers.

The net place you can look, and this is completely free of charge is yelp.  You can either use Google to search for a local plumber, in which case yelp reviews will show up, or you can search for plumbers who service your area directly inside.  The one thing you should be aware of using this service is that some unscrupulous businesses have hired people to leave fake reviews.  Yelp does a good job of filtering out these fake reviews but some get through the net.  I suggest you read the reviews and look at those plumbers who have many reviews and all of the reviews are positive.  I am sure as you read through what people are saying about the services you look at, you will quickly get a gauge on what is real and what is not.

That’s it is a nutshell really, a simple process and you can now be sure you pick the right plumber for the work you need performing.

Category: Business

How Bail Bonds Work In California


behind barsIn California, a bail representative (called a bondsman) offers an opportunity for the person who allegedly broke the law and was arrested to be let out of jail (called  custody) till the day they must appear in court.  This, obviously, is eminently more preferable to them spending, perhaps, months behind bars in a cramped jail.

The bondsman, basically acting as an insurer, provides a surety of money (set by the court and called the bail amount) that the defendant will show up for trial when they are supposed to.  In California, the all bail bondsmen must be certified and follow a strict set of rules including how much they charge for their services.

This is either 8% or 10 of the court set bail amount – no more and no less – so when looking for the best bail bonds Glendale you should be look at the services they provides and not just the amount they charge.  You should look to see if they offer to help find the arrest person in the local jail system (which can be a job in itself) and make sure they offer low deposits and a payment plan that is fair and flexible.

Bond representatives offer the arrested person and the co-signer with the receipts and copies of all signed files and the info relating to the condition of the bond and modifications, if any, in designated court dates. They must supply clear documents pertaining to the condition of any expenses due, which were enforced by the court. The bail bondsman need to have the ability to offer the prompt return of security upon exoneration of the bond.

The co-signer is liable in the case of an absconding accused who fails to show up in court. In such cases, the bail representative will charge the co-signer for the bail amount surety and use the legally binding agreement made to collect the money.  They will also, usually, look for the the arrested person to bring them back to face trail.  The costs associated with this will also be charged to the unfortunate person who signed for the arrested, and now “on the run” person.


Category: Law