5 Services Homeowners Should Always Have on Standby

Taking care of a home requires a significant amount of effort. As a homeowner, you are forever on your feet taking care of something, sorting things. There is a lot going on internally that you may forget about, simply because you can’t see it- like the power running every electrical item in the house or the water coursing through the pipes.

So, when a cog in your smooth-running home goes amiss, don’t panic just because you don’t know how to go about fixing the situation. Being prepared for any kind of emergency is what makes managing a home stress-free, and the reason why there are certain contact numbers you *need* to have on speed-dial.

You don’t want to be running around in panic, looking for a trustworthy professional to help you with your appliance repair. Having certain services at hand will keep you prepared for any emergency.

Here are five professional services you should have access to 24/7:

1. Plumbers

Keeping the water supply running smoothly in your home is essential as half of your day-to-day tasks would come to a standstill if there were plumbing issues. What would you do if the pipe in your bathroom bursts or if the drain clogs and the water started seeping into your house? Disaster, right!? Even a plumbing problem as minor as a dripping tap will cause a lot of headache and stress. Do you really want all that water going to waste? Issues like this need to be dealt with immediately and having a plumbing service as part of your emergency contact list will be extremely helpful.

2. Your local police department

Sometimes having the local police contact information is more helpful than dialling 999. The local number is more helpful in cases where you need quick access to the authorities to report events that need speedy attention like disturbances or suspicious behaviour in your area.

If you feel like the situation puts someone’s life in immediate danger, then 999 is obviously the right choice.

3. Appliance repairers

Appliances get us through the day and help us out with just about every task. So, when any of the appliances in your home break down, having professionals like the reputable company Service Force on standby will help bring your appliance back to life within the least possible time.

It is imperative that these appliance repairers you introduce your appliances to can complete the task professionally and skillfully. Amateur repairmen will not do a good job and the chances of your appliance dying on you again become higher than usual meaning it’ll become costly. So, do your research on the top professionals in this field to ensure the job is done correctly by capable repairers.

4. Utility companies

Issues related to the supply of public utilities such as gas, power, telephone and water can end up becoming significantly immense if they are not taken care of in their initial stages. Problems related to gas, power and water in particular will affect the peace and harmony in your home.

Power outages are an inconvenience and gas leakages can be extremely dangerous if not noticed and dealt with straightaway. Having your utility company as an emergency contact will result in your dilemmas being addressed quicker than usual.

5. A local doctor/clinic

You never know when a family member may get ill or too weak to be taken out of the house. Having a doctor’s number handy will help you more than once and will be of greater assistance than you realise. Having a good doctor who can do home visits will save you from having to call an ambulance, which isn’t always the right option.

If you do some research into your local services and get some numbers onto your contact list, you should be able to handle any situation that arises.

Charlotte Giver

Charlotte is the founder and editor-in-chief at Your Coffee Break magazine. With a background in PR working in Los Angeles and Barcelona, Charlotte has been running Your Coffee Break from the YCB HQ in London’s Covent Garden for the past 8 years. She is a mother, an avid reader, runner and puts a little too much time into her morning brew.

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