Looking for a plumber or other repair service? If you have a smartphone, you can find a plumber in minutes. And the best part is that you can do all of your research in one app to find out who has a good reputation around town.
It’s the easy way to find any repair service provider.
What apps can help?
1. Pro Referral
Available on iOS and Android, Pro Referral is a way for you to find professionals in your area. Offered by Home Depot, the app will help you create the perfect home through trusted services. Keep in mind that the service isn’t available in all areas.
And in my area, which is a small town, it doesn’t work.
Larger areas that are more built up will work with the app. You’ll be able to do everything, from schedule a service to rate a professional, within the app.
Porch used to be an alternative, but the former app is now just a powerful website portal that acts much like Pro Referral. The biggest issue is that you’ll need to use the desktop version of the site or the mobile version rather than an app.
And that makes the service a lot less useful for the regular user.
Yelp is a well-known review site, and it provides you with reviews on a magnitude of professionals in your area. The great thing is that the app isn’t just for finding your favorite food joint to visit.
Home improvement professionals are on Yelp waiting to tackle your next big project.
The app is available on iOS and Android, and it offers:
- Business addresses
- Reviews from past customers
- Contact information
You’ll be able to find everything on the Yelp app, including carpenters, plumbers, electricians and even a place to go out to eat when the work is being done.
3. Angie’s List
Angie’s List is available on Android, iOS and desktop, and it’s a go-to app for home services. The app connects you to Angie’s List of service providers. You’ll be able to find companies that have been properly vetted from the company’s three million members.
I found great companies available in my area, like CME Sewer Repair, and you can join for completely free.
When you become a free member, you’ll gain:
- Access to list ratings
- Access to reviews
You’ll also be able to price your job as well as shop for services all within the app. It’s quick and easy to book services right from the app, too. This is a great way to find reputable people in your
area to work for you.
And while it’s easy to use the desktop version, the app allows you to see ratings at the push of a button.
It’s always best to go with apps from well-known companies. There are a lot of apps that offer similar services, but most in the past have closed their doors. You can also choose to do a lot of projects yourself with major home improvement stores having apps that can help you price materials in seconds.