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What’s the Difference Between a Plumber and a Restoration Contractor?

As a homeowner, chances are you have, or will in the future, run into an issue that requires a professional plumber or restoration contractor. While no one wants to need these services, it is important to know which professional to call to help with your home repairs quickly and effectively.

Water damage is a problem that homeowners deal with on a regular basis, and with water damage reacting quickly is the number one priority. Wasting time means wasted money, but it can also mean additional damage to your structure and home.

To save both time and money, it’s important to find the right person to tackle the issue. This can be a contractor, restoration company, plumber – or even all three. But how do you know which person to call in what situation? Let’s take a look.

Plumbers – What Do They Do?

It’s obvious to call a plumber when there’s an issue with water. A burst pipe, overflowing sink, water leak, standing water in an area that’s supposed to be dry – plumbers are trained to find the source of the issue and fix it – preventing any additional damage along the way.

A good plumber will not only stop the water if they’re fixing a leaky pipe or hose, but they will also find the clog, or un-stop the drain if that’s the problem you’re having. Blockages present in the form of lack of water flow or low water pressure. This can also mean a main water pipe burst, major leaks, etc.

The biggest job of a plumber is to find the source of the leak and stop it. To do this, they use state of the art equipment, typically video and audio, to locate leaks that are usually hidden from the naked eye. These issues are found under floorboards or behind walls, and once the leak is found, it’s time to stop the water and fix the pipe – cleaning up the dirty water as they go.

Restoration Contractors – What’s Their Job?

A restoration contractor will jump into a project after the restoration company has come in to clean and remove any damage to the structure. As a contractor, they do all the repairs caused by the water damage. When the contractor arrives on the scene, they will jump in and start rebuilding your home. Typically the services they offer include:

  • Replacing cabinets destroyed by water
  • Flooring replacement
  • Building drywall
  • Rebuilding your roof
  • Replacing siding
  • Window replacement

When To Bring In McMahon Services

At McMahon Services, we are here to help with damaged caused by water or sewage. Snow, rain, leaky plumbing – you name it, we’ve got you covered. Like we discussed, fixing water damage as quickly as possible is critical in these situations.

Water damage can lead to mold, which can lead to a slew of different problems for your home – all of which you want to avoid. At McMahon Services, we’ve been offering Water Damage Restoration Service and Clean Up for over 20 years. We are educated and certified in this field, and offer sewage clean up and mold remediation services in addition to water damage restoration.

Visit our website and call us today for more information. We are also available 24/7 for emergency services if you need us during off hours.