5 services you should always have on speed dial

With the advent of high-tech mobile phones, speed dial is a bit of an outdated concept these days now that every contact imaginable can be accessed with just a few taps. 

This is great for those everyday emergencies, big or small, as it’s easier than ever to get hold of one another. 

But this automation that keeps us in touch with our friends and family unfortunately doesn’t offer much help when the roof starts to leak or the washing machine is on the blink. 

These are the kinds of services you hope you’ll never need, but it’s always nice to know they’re there. But all too often, we leave it until the last minute to find a trusted professional, by which time it’s a race against the clock to find the right person who can get the job done. 

If your phonebook is lacking, then check out these five essential services every homeowner, pet owner or parent should have on speed dial.  

  1. Roofer 

Whether it’s the weather or simply wear and tear, rooves are the last thing that should go without repair. 

Though damage to your roof might feel like a cause for concern, or even a path to panic, the right roofer can quickly assuage your concerns and restore your roof in no time. My Roofing Quotes is an excellent online resource for finding tried and trusted professionals in your area so that you don’t get caught out. 

  1. Electrician

Whether you’re simply in need of an electric upgrade or are faced with an emergency situation like a fuse breakage or worse, it’s good to have a trusted electrician to turn to in a pinch.  

It’s always a good idea to ask around amongst friends and family, as someone will usually have a reliable recommendation.

  1. Vets 

Aside from our kids (and perhaps your clumsy significant other), pets are the most lovable liabilities in our lives. 

Don’t wait until they’re sick – find a reliable veterinary practice that partners with specialists like Avacta Animal Health to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and up to date with essentials like vaccines.

  1. Locksmith 

Locked out? It’s happened to us all at least once.  If it’s never happened to you? Well that’s even more reason to have a locksmith on speed dial! Sod’s law comes for us all in the end. 

If your keys get lost, stolen or broken, or – god forbid – you have a break-in, you’ll be grateful have this service handy.  

  1. A neighbour

A good neighbour is an asset wherever you live – someone who can be trusted to feed the cat while you’re away and keep an eye on things.

But getting to know your neighbours can be difficult, especially as a time like this. Lay the groundwork before you start asking for favours – a Christmas card never goes amiss, and neither will a little neighbourly consideration. (Translation: don’t attempt drilling at 3am or start a heavy metal band – they won’t thank you for that.)

These five helping hands will give you peace of mind whatever the exciting world of home ownership throws at you. 

Collaborative post. Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

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