We argued with a friend who believes in hiring only professionals from the highly reputed companies for all minor repairs in her home.
She did not have any faith in the local plumbers and handymen in her neighborhood.
She often had to pay a lot of money and wait for days before getting a simple issue fixed because such companies had a waiting list to attend to. I did not feel this was practical, especially in emergencies. Risa thought it was safer for her to stay elsewhere as she waited for the big company’s professional front to come to her house. This did not make any sense to me. She was staying at my Tampa Bay, Florida house for a few days awaiting her experts to sort out a plumbing issue. While here, my AC misbehaved and stopped working. All troubleshooting efforts proved futile, and I had to call Joe to come to fix it. Joe was the local HVAC professional in our neighborhood. He was pretty good at what he did, and he handled all the HVAC repairs and regular maintenance. He did all tuneup sessions, and I had no complaints. My friend was skeptical, but this was my Tampa Bay, Florida house, and I had to do things my way. In less than an hour, Joe was at my home, and after a few minutes, he diagnosed the issue and recommended a few changes. When I authorized the changes, he took an extra two hours to fix both the outdoor and indoor AC units, and my Tampa Bay, Florida house’s comfort was restored. Risa could not believe how quick and efficient that was. She later appreciated that working with local exports is excellent as long as you have the right person on your side.