Is your plumber part of your home team? Every home should have a “home team.” While you would never consider your plumber as part of our home team, maybe you should reconsider. The word, team, is used loosely in our day and age. In the past, it usually referred to sports, but in the mid 80’s we started applying it to other areas of life such as a business team. We use the word, team, in many forms. For example, we have an academic team at school, churches have a leadership team, with your job you may be part of a team.. Working together as a team has proven to save time and energy when everyone is working together. So it’s only appropriate that we have a “home team.”
Define Team For Yourself
The business definition of a team is, “A group of people with a full set of complementary skills required to complete a task, job, or project.” Most of us are responders, for instance, we wait until something breaks before we replace it. There’s those few that would instead replace an old water heater or garbage disposal before it breaks down. Having a home team of tradesmen or women in place would fit both groups.
Preparation Is Vital
Your home teams are comprised of plumbers, electricians, handyman, and possibly landscapers. Do your homework ahead of time on each company and make sure you have more than one contractor for each trade to fall back on. Have all their contact information ready and in a place where everyone has access. Murphy’s law says, “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.” Most of us believe Murphy, and whoever he was, he had a negative attitude. The fact is Murphy was a realist. Eventually, things wear out and that includes pipes, water heaters, garbage disposals and more. Preparation is vital for any household, have your home team ready for any problem that may arise. We don’t want to be left scrambling to find that right contractor should something go wrong.
How To Build Your Home Team
We’re all part of a family, and that includes our friends. The best way to build your referral list is to listen, we all have experiences with tradesmen and women, and news travels fast whether good or bad. Be prepared to get the contact information when someone speaks well about a contractor. Make sure to do your research and check reviews. You can also be proactive and randomly start your list. Start by checking online. Try and support your local trade people in your area. Remember your plumber is part of your home team.