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When to call a tradesman.

(9 Posts)
kathsue Sat 21-Apr-18 13:01:12

This may be a silly question but I always worry about what time to call a trades-man-person. If I have a card with their mobile number, I think that if I call them during the day I'll be stopping them working but if I ring them in the evening or at weekends I'll be disturbing their time with their family ( or in the pub).
I'm probably overthinking it but I get nervous making phone calls anyway and I dither about choosing the right time to make the call. Any advice please.

Charleygirl Sat 21-Apr-18 13:05:06

I ring during the day because many switch off their phones evenings and weekends if they are not on 24/7 call. If I end up leaving a message a decent tradesman will ring back. I also do not like to disturb their leisure time.

hildajenniJ Sat 21-Apr-18 13:06:05

I'm a ditherer too. I would rather email than phone but unless they have office staff I wonder how long it would take to pick them up. I phone in the morning if I need a plumber, electrician etc. I leave a message if they don't answer.

Synonymous Sat 21-Apr-18 13:08:55

As Charleygirl says. Always during working hours except in an energency.

Squiffy Sat 21-Apr-18 13:41:47

As others have said, during working hours. If they don't call me back within a day or two I put them on my 'No' list and ring someone else!!

kathsue Sat 21-Apr-18 14:06:57

Thank you all for your advice. I'll stick to working hours.

Situpstraight Sat 21-Apr-18 14:51:52

As Squiffy has said but I do include Saturdays before 12.

Willow500 Sat 21-Apr-18 20:19:04

Most tradesmen have their numbers switched to their mobiles so ringing during the day is best. If it's someone I know I will send a text on an evening then they have the choice to respond the same day or next.

kathsue Sat 21-Apr-18 20:34:21

Good idea Willow500 I never thought of texting.hmm