Whether you’re a first-time homeowner in the Savannah, Georgia, area, or you’ve owned property for years, it’s important to have several service providers available for when a problem comes up. If you don’t establish a relationship with a provider until you have an emergency, it is more difficult to get good service when you need it.

Home Insurance

The first step when buying a home is securing coverage on the structure and your possessions stored inside. Without proper insurance coverage, you will have no recourse if someone breaks in and steals your stuff or if a natural disaster severely damages your home. While it may be tempting to opt for the cheapest insurance plan available, it’s important to review the plan options and make sure you have sufficient coverage to protect you in case the worst happens.

Don’t buy insurance from an unknown company, and make sure to avoid scams from door-to-door salespeople who try to convince you to purchase their insurance policies. It’s better to work with your existing insurance agent because you already have a business relationship. Also, you may be able to bundle your homeowner’s insurance policy with your auto insurance or other policy to save money. Make sure you have a contact person at the insurance agency in case you need urgent help with filing a claim. 

HVAC Contractor

You may not realize just how much you rely on your home’s heating and cooling system — until something stops working during the hottest or coldest times of the year. In this situation, you’ll definitely want to have a knowledgeable HVAC contractor available to come to your home and diagnose the problem. If the temperature is in the high 90s and the humidity levels are through the roof, you won’t want to wait days to get an appointment with an HVAC company.

At Byrd Heating and Air Conditioning, we would be happy to become your service provider of choice. We have an experienced HVAC contractor on our staff who can determine what is causing the issue with your HVAC system and get it repaired quickly and efficiently. 

Plumber

Indoor plumbing is one of the great modern inventions of our day. When you have a clog, leak, or other issue, you will wonder how people ever lived without it. A leaky pipe or clogged drain can cause significant water damage in a short period if you don’t bring a plumber in right away to fix the issue. When you don’t have a plumber you trust, someone could come into your home and claim that the damage is more extensive than it actually is.

A qualified plumber should always offer camera footage of the drain to confirm the next steps. Make sure to choose a plumber that offers 24-hour service, 7 days a week, since many plumbing emergencies don’t happen during normal business hours. Leaving a plumbing issue untreated could result in a significant flood that will be very expensive to clean up. Water that comes up through a drain that connects to the sewer line can also bring bacteria and contaminated water into your home.

Electrician

While there are some home projects that you can tackle and repair yourself, working on the electrical components or wiring does not fall into this category. Even a minor electrical repair could result in burns and shocks if you don’t know what you’re doing. Being stuck without power is never fun, yet it’s dangerous to continue using lights or plugs that are smoking, giving off burning odors, or flickering on and off. To avoid severe problems, call an electrician you trust to assess your wiring and other electrical components. 

Property ownership often comes with problems that need to be fixed right away. Before you experience a major issue with your HVAC system, wiring, plumbing, or other area of the house, make sure you have providers available who you can trust for repairs. Our technicians at Byrd Heating and Air Conditioning can always handle your HVAC concerns and repairs, so give us a call at 912-373-8447.

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