Best Practices For Saving Money In Plumbing Projects

Regardless of how scared you are about plumbing nightmares, they will happen – soon. Your toilet seat may decide to break when you’re having Thanksgiving celebrations or when you’re having a barbecue for family. Irvine is known for these issues. Rather than live with these sources of embarrassment, you have to contact a leading plumbing company like Fanning Plumbers to bail you out.
From our experience, we have been fortunate enough to identify a few things you can do to save money off plumbing issues.

Prevent And Maintain Your Plumbing Systems
We understand that you live a very busy life filled with lots of deadlines, kids, school, etc. But the truth is, by focusing on being busy, we tend to overlook the much needed repairs or maintenance routines for our home water and sewerage systems.

For example; it takes sometime for particles to accumulate in the home drainage systems, so does it take for grease within moving pipes to dry. By overlooking maintenance (by yourself or through hiring someone) for these systems, you escalate the small problem into a bigger, more costly one.

To stay on top of the needed maintenance processes, get in touch with a plumbing company like Fanning Plumbers of California for a maintenance contract. In the long term, you’ll end up saving a lot of money.
Only Use Affordable Professionals
One of the most common mistakes we see a lot of people making is going for the cheapest plumbing quote they can find on the web. The truth is, why is a plumbing company offering massive discounts to you if they are paying highly qualified plumbing contractors?

Since plumbing is such an essential aspect of the home, you should take the hiring of plumbing professionals very seriously. Apart from comparing different plumbing quotes against deliverable, you should also stick to hiring only the best plumbing professionals. This not only saves money directly, but also does it indirectly when quality, lasting work is performed.

Think About Replacements
Lets face it, operating with faulty faucets long enough is extremely challenging. It is also very costly if you have to carry out repairs repeatedly. The ideal way to save money on “chronic” repairs is to consider total replacement or overhaul.

Research has shown that people who replace extremely used up faucets, toilet seats or broken sinks tend to save a lot of money. Sometimes, replacing is the only way to kiss your plumbing issue nightmares goodbye.

Research Your Irvine Plumbers
Due diligence can seem like a lot of work for you. However, do you know that it can help you save a lot of money and time if done accordingly? Finding a good plumber has become harder owing to the massive numbers operating handyman companies. However, if you make it your policy to thoroughly vet every plumber, including us, you will save money on good workmanship as well as accrued discounts.

In conclusion, if you never thought it was possible to save money with plumbing, we hope that this article has changed your mind. Apply the message therein in all your plumbing endeavors and you will save a lot of money.

Coffee based product upstart needs your help!

Hello Redditverse!

We are a new start up who is still in our research and Development phase. We are launching a product within the world of Coffee shops that we believe could greatly reduce waste within that industry. We are hoping to speak with people who have managed/owned a coffee shop or anyone who has worked at a corporate level at any chain style coffee company. Please let us know if you are willing to have a 5 minute google hangout or are willing to fill out a short survey that would GREATLY help us with our launch.

Thanks in advance!

How to help expand my father in laws business?

My father in law owns a physical business where people come in and cash their checks.

He in turn takes around 1.25% of the cash and cashes it in to their bank.

They have a very good customer base, business owners, contractors, regular workers, the businesses around them etc.

He has been in business or years and im just curious, how would he grow something physical like this?

Would the only option be to open up another location and so on and so forth? Would that work?

Or is there something else that can be done to expand the business?

Looking for a recommendation on a way to integrate contracts [form filling] and quicken

I currently use a shitty older program called ExpressForms2000 to manage contracts. Its a word doc format with some autofilled forms such as some specifics about the job and client info. It keeps all of the filled forms and clients in a database which I can search and reprint as needed. I have clients fill out the contract each time we do work together, so being able to access a client database and autofilling is handy instead of filling out their info each time.

I want to move to something newer/better, but am not sure what is out there that matches this functionality. I also use Quicken Home Business, so if I could integrate with that and keep client info all in one place, instead of entering it twice, that would be awesome. Also, looking for a solution that is NOT cloud or subscription based.

Refunds, Store Credit, Fees, Restocking Fee’s?

Situation – A customer books an appointment. You order the parts schedule the time and then the next day they cancel. However they paid for everything upfront.

You give the customer a credit for his purchase. Then, charge a restock fee of 25% and an appointment cancellation fee of $50

You then credit the customer the difference or the customer pays any balance owed.

Also note that these fees are clearly stated and mentioned before any work or money exchanges hands. As a customer would you be upset or as a business are these policies fair?

Advice on owning a business without knowing how to run a business

My husband has owned a small landscaping and construction company for the past 4 years. This is his second go at a small business (the last was also a landscaping company that he owned prior to a move for my job,) but he has been in the landscaping and construction industry for over 20 years.

We are at a point where we don't know what else to do in order to make the business work.

He has tons of experience, is highly knowledgeable (he has a horticulture, landscape design, and architecture education), and also has a great deal of management experience through the military and by managing at a large construction company. He is also great with people and has no problem actually getting business.

The issue is that we aren't making any money from the business. No matter the revenue (last year was double the year before), we just aren't making a profit. We realize the issue is the management of business activities, and have tried a variety of things – meeting with SCORE, trying to have a friend mentor, but nothing has really proven to be helpful. Another thing that he has done was to back off from the construction side of the business, and make the core focus landscape maintenance and construction.

We are now at the point where a change needs to happen, or we need to move on.

A couple of ideas that I have are to find a real mentor that can help us on a regular basis or for him to find a partner, and after that, I am fresh out of ideas.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.