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How To Find Local Plumbers Online

How To Find Local Plumbers Online

When it comes to plumbing, not everyone can do it in the right manner. In fact, plumbing can be quite terrifying because one wrong move can cause water to flood your house.

For these reasons, it is better if you make use of the safest option which is to get in touch with a professional. However, this can also lead to a problem because finding an experienced plumber that charges a reasonable amount of money for his or her service is a tough job.

But there’s no need for you to worry.

In today’s modern world, finding a plumber according to your needs has become easy thanks to the numerous local online directories and apps available. You just need to know where to look.

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Finding the best local plumbers

Mentioned below is a list of websites and apps that can aid you in search of local plumbers.

1. Redbeacon home services

This is a subordinate of Home Depot and is an app which is available on both popular platforms; iOS and Android OS.

This app[1] makes it possible to get quotes for the plumbing job you want right from your smartphone. You just have to make a video of the plumbing task you want a professional for.

The app will then analyze the video and then make a list of all of the potential plumbing companies available along with their rates. Next, when you select the desired company, the app will help to make an appointment and will ensure you get the job done.

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2. Homeyou.com

Homeyou.com is a website that provides only the best service to its clients. As the name suggests, with this website, you can find plumbers using a zip code.

The goal of this efficient website is to function as the greatest plumbing directory that is available online so that customers can find a suitable plumber without any hassle. Using the zip code to find a plumber has made the task of finding one in your area easier.

This is a great site for finding affordable handymen services and other home modeling professionals.

3. Home improvement and remodeling

This app is quite similar to the Redbeacon app. The only difference is that this app lets the users upload a photograph of the plumbing job that they need to get done instead of a video.

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The app then helps the user to connect with a professional that is certified for the job. The professionals then reply back with their charges and clients can get in touch with them.

By using this app, you no longer need to make endless calls just to find a plumber for getting a simple plumbing task done.

The app is free of cost and is available on both platforms, Android OS and iOS.

4. HomeAdvisor

HomeAdvisor basically is an online directory that makes it easy to find local professionals for the tasks you want to be completed. You only have to send in the details about the work that you need to get done and the website will give you a list of the professionals best suited for the specific job.

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HomeAdvisor has one of the most comprehensive screening processes and provides users immense satisfaction as evident by more than the two million reviews it has received.

5. Yelp

Yelp is well-known for finding restaurants near you. However, what you might not know about Yelp is that it can be used to find local professionals as well, which includes local electricians and plumbers.

The app uses specific search and location services to find an expert for the job you need to get done. Each and every result that comes up is complete with the usual details including the contact information of the professional, the address, and the reviews from previous clients.

So, go ahead and make use of the sources mentioned above to find a local plumber online without wasting your time.

Reference

[1] Apartment Therapy: 6 Apps to Help Find Repair Services

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Published on April 25, 2019

How Creativity Can Help You Get Ahead in Life

How Creativity Can Help You Get Ahead in Life

Have you ever felt limited in your abilities to do something you really wanted to pursue? Maybe it was an ambition you had, or an idea to start something. Perhaps it was an opportunity that came your way, but you weren’t able to take it because something held you back.

Often, we’re unable to progress towards our goals because such obstacles stand in the way. We let our limitations stop or overshadow our abilities to see through to a goal.

Yet, there’s one thing that we rarely think of to use when trying to overcome limitations.

Creativity.

What is Creativity?

When I say creativity, I’m not talking about an innate talent. Creativity is a much needed, but often neglected, skill that everyone has! It’s a skill with huge leverage that allows you to generate enormous amounts of value from relatively little input.

Creativity at its heart, is being able to see things in a way that others cannot. It’s a skill that helps you find new perspectives to create new possibilities and solutions to different problems.

Everything, including brilliant inventions, cannot come from nothing; it all derives from some sort of inspiration. Creativity works by connecting things together in order to derive new meaning or value.

From this perspective, you can find creativity at play in many areas.

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For example, Mark Zuckerburg rapidly became successful by taking the previously existing concept of social media, and combining it with an incredibly simple interface that appealed to a much wider audience. Uber and Lyft combined the idea of a traditional taxi service with an incredibly efficient smartphone app.

Both of these examples connect different ideas, find common ground amongst the differences, and create a completely new idea out of them.

That’s creativity in a nutshell, and anyone can improve theirs.

Limitations are Actually Opportunities

The advantage of using creativity, is to help you see limitations as opportunities. Take any limitation that you may find yourself facing, is there a way to look at things differently?

Let me illustrate with an example.

On the day of my son’s 5th birthday, my wife and I arranged a party for him at a children’s adventure park. His friends and family were all invited, and the plan was to have a long, fun day out to celebrate.

However, the day didn’t go exactly as planned…

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At Lifehack, we pride ourselves on a healthy work-life balance, so I wasn’t concerned about taking the day off to celebrate. But, on the big day, a call came through to my phone.

It was a manager from Lifehack. He excitedly told me that a group of investors were quite interested in our business proposition, and were wanting to meet later that day.

This was great news! A potential investment could be coming our way. But, I was already miles away from home and the office. Plus, it was my son’s birthday…

I asked if I could call him back once we got settled into the park.

To be honest, I was pretty certain I was not going to be able to make it. Asking to reschedule would be a risky request, but there was no way that I was going to miss my son’s party.

My son could sense something was off, and he asked me what was wrong. So I let him know that I just received a call about a meeting today, but also told him not to worry as today was about celebrating his birthday.

But like all kids, he continued questioning me…

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“But daddy, is it important?”

“No, of course not,” I bluffed.

Then, with childlike intuition and creativity, he asked: “Can’t you just meet with them at the park?”

And, then it struck me! This was the idea that I was missing.

Even though my son didn’t quite understand that it would not be possible for the investors to meet me at the park, it made sense for me to simply do a video call!

I could miss 25 minutes of the party to do a quick call while the rest of the party walked through the aquarium. And, in the end, that was exactly what happened.

I called back my teammate and asked him to briefly explain to the investors why I couldn’t be there in person to meet, but would be happy to join via video. I took the call, and was able to spend the rest of the day at the park with my son.

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Not only did my son enjoy his birthday, his simple idea led to a successful investment meeting that allowed us to get funding for a new project.

This is where I was able to turn a limitation into an opportunity that enabled me to reach my success.

Creativity is One Key to Success

When you use your creative ability to turn your limitations and setbacks into opportunities, you’ll find doors opening for you in areas you may have never imagined.

Remember, your attitude is also important when it comes to achieving a goal, and tackling a setback or problem. That’s because a positive attitude transforms not just your mental state, but your physical and emotional well being. It is the key to lasting total transformation.

Check out this article to learn more about how you can tune your attitude towards positivity.

So, the next time you’re feeling limited by your abilities, setbacks or challenges, don’t give up. Really look at the situation, and see how you can leverage on your creativity to find an alternative solution.

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