Monthly Archives: October 2016

Don’t Fall Victim To Etobicoke Plumbing Service Scammers

etobicoke plumbing contractor working inside of an etobiocke home repairing the trap underneath a sink

We’ve all heard the stories: someone finds an Etobicoke plumbing contractor online, they come and do the work at an astounding price, and within weeks the person is trying to find someone who can fix the damage. Local drain service experts, Absolute Draining & Plumbing specialize in serving the Etobicoke area and they explained it to us best; plumbing customers have not benefited from the internet: there are literally thousands of people pretending to be plumbers online, willing to work for incredibly low rates for any job. But when they finish the work, they disappear, and more often than not, the person who hired these fake plumbing contractors are left with a mess that only a qualified worker can fix.

Providing Unnecessary Plumbing Services

Probably the most common way people find out they’ve been scammed is when the work isn’t doing what it’s supposed to. Whether the pipes are leaking, the surrounding work is falling apart, or it simply looks bad, plenty of homeowners are finding out afterwards that they were scammed. And the worst part is, there’s no way to find the people once they leave. They cut cell phones and disappear, leaving you with the mess and a bill to pick up. Even if you could find them, it’s doubtful they would guarantee their work anyways. They know from the start they aren’t offering quality service.

Plumbing Isn’t Up To Code

Another way people discover they’ve been scammed is far more detrimental in the long run: the work wasn’t up to code. Often, this isn’t found until house inspectors come just before the sale of a house or, worse, once everything has been signed pending a house inspection. When a house fails an inspection due to plumbing not being up to code, two things happen: the house price drops substantially and your deal will most likely fall through. For people who were scammed, the work may look okay, but if it isn’t up to code, the house will have a hard time selling. Considering our homes are one of our biggest investments, risking that sort of financial hit just to save money on a plumbing job is simply not worth it, both in time and especially in money.

How To Find Real Plumbers

So how do we know the scammers from the real deals, the fake plumbers from the licensed plumbing service contractor? Well, one is the license itself. Whenever you get work done by someone claiming to be certified, ask to see the certification. It shouldn’t be an issue (unless they don’t have it) and any certified worker would be happy to show you they run an honest business.

Another is a guarantee of the work provided, in writing. Many scammers will hesitate to put anything in writing for fear of it catching up with them but legitimate businesses will probably come with one already prepared. The guarantee is less about the work itself, chances are a legitimate plumbing service will do a good job and not have to fix any mistakes, but the promise of a job well done the first time. Scammers, obviously, are not fans of such promises.

No matter what your job is, there is absolutely no substitute for a qualified Etobicoke plumbing contractor. Only workers with the right paperwork, including licences and guarantees, will give you the right job at the right price.

How Do Professional Window Cleaners Make Your Life Easier?

professional window cleaners hanging from the side of a commercial building while using a tool to clean the window

Window cleaning is about much more than simple aesthetics and hygiene, it’s about presenting a company that takes care of every single detail, and is welcoming to clients, old and new. But window cleaning can also be dangerous and inconvenient work. Not only can a professional window cleaning company save you money and time, a window cleaning company will keep your business looking great. And a good looking business is one that attracts more people. We contacted the good folks at Toronto based and they explained to us a few ways your business can improve with the services of a window cleaning company.

1. Attract New Business
Think about your ideal restaurant, a place where you would love to go and eat. The food is good, of course, and the service is excellent. But what about the decor? What does the place look like, even from before you enter? If you’re anything like me, you’re more likely to try a place that looks clean and professional over a place with a dirty sign and dirty windows. The same goes for your business. New customers are more likely to get a good vibe off your business if it looks clean and professional. Clean windows are absolutely essential for that good feeling.

2. Keep Your Workers Feeling Better
Sunshine and clean light is absolutely essential for keeping people happy. We all need those rays, even when we’re in an office. And while neon or LED lights are great for keeping places illuminated, they aren’t the same as good old fashioned sunshine. Clean windows lets more light into your office, which is good for your employees and literally lightens up the workspace. So instead of working in a dreary cubicle farm, your employees will enjoy the benefits of the sun without having to take frequent breaks. And that will increase your productivity and generally make the workplace feel nicer.

3. Reduce Your Daily Concerns
If you’re anything like the rest of the world, your appointment book is all full. Keeping up with your business is itself a full-time job, not to mention all the things you’re actually supposed to do. With a window cleaning company, it’ll be one less thing you have to worry about. They come on a regular basis and keep your business clean. Clean windows shows an attention to detail that lets people know you care about the little things. And while window cleaning can be a pain, it doesn’t have to be. A professional window cleaning company will keep your windows clean year-round. And that will help you attract and keep new clients. It’ll keep your workers happy. And it’ll give you one less thing to worry about.