Best Home Services Employee Spotlight: Mike Coats

Best Home Services, Southwest Florida’s leading home service company providing exceptional air conditioning, electrical, and plumbing services to residents from Naples to Bradenton for the last 38 years, is pleased to recognize plumbing technician Mike Coats.

Mike joined the Best Home Services team four years ago and says his time with the company has been nothing but wonderful. As a matter of fact, when asked what one word he would use to describe Best Home Services, wonderful is the word he chose. “It truly is a wonderful experience,” he said, “and I love it here”. Mike can be seen every day with a warm smile on his face before heading out on the job.

We asked Mike – as a plumber, what is one tip you could give everyone that would help prevent most of the problems you’ve seen? He told us that most major repairs could be avoided if homeowners perform their own monthly plumbing checks. Look for leaking, dripping, discoloration, wet spots in the grass, and for any sinks or tubs that appear to be draining slowly. He stresses that when you encounter something that seems off – don’t wait. Have a licensed plumber come out and inspect immediately. The key to avoiding expensive repairs is catching the issue at the beginning.

Mike gave us an example of a large issue that could have been avoided by paying closer attention to the piping in the home. A customer had a leaking pipe in their ceiling – they had copper piping that had corroded, resulting in a small pinhole leak. This small leak caused some discoloration in the ceiling, but the owners did not notice. The leak worsened and waterlogged the insulation in the ceiling. Suddenly, the ceiling began to sag. When the attic was inspected, the plumber found a large leak, a lot of water damage, and rampant mold growth due to the warm, wet environment. What could’ve been one small pipe replacement was now a pipe replacement, water damage restoration, mold removal, new insulation, and drywall work on the ceiling. Moral of the story: inspect your home, and if you need something off, take it seriously.

It is better to be safe than sorry!

An Illinois native, Mike Coats has been living in Southwest Florida for around 24 years. When we asked Mike what he does outside of work, he lovingly joked “there is no life outside of Best!”. He explained that Best Home Services is family to him, and he enjoys his days there. As a hobby, Mike enjoys woodworking.

Best Home Services is a local, family owned and operated company that is focused on caring for their customers and the community. Their team relentlessly works to continuously improve their service in order to make Southwest Florida homes safer, more comfortable, and more efficient – one job at a time!

To learn more about Best Home Services’ story and their Best Home Services Guarantee, please call 239-217-1698.