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Speed Dial Superheroes: The Numbers That You Need To Have To Hand

We are really quite lucky in the 21st century. The vast majority of us carry a cell phone around us in our pocket wherever we go. These incredible pieces of technology allow us to access information at any time of the day or the night as long as we have access to the internet. This means that we are rarely without the information that we need.

However, there are times when we simply do not have the time to type search requests into our smart cell phone and look through all the information that is given to us to find what we need. We need it right then and there. This is where having a few key phone numbers programmed into your speed dial is very useful.

Here, we look at some of the numbers that you should always have to hand.

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Urgent medical services
Of course, in a true emergency, you would hit 911 and it would take longer to access your speed dial than the type that number in. However, what about if it is urgent but does not need 911 services. Maybe you need emergency dental treatment or opticians? These are numbers that you might want to access relatively quickly without spending time searching the internet.

If you have to make a phone call to your insurance provider, something less than ideal has happened. Hopefully, it is more of a gentle fender bender or your TV has smashed rather than a complete write-off of your car or your entire house has caved in. Either way, the last thing you want is to have to spend more time looking up the numbers. Having these pre-programmed into your phone means that you can just hit call and get on with starting the claim process sooner rather than later.

Pest control
Many of us have been there. We have been sweeping up the yard and seen the telltale long-tail disappear around the corner, or we have been up in the attic digging out the Christmas decorations and seen the little ‘gifts’ left behind by pesky pests. If you have an invasion of creepy critters, you want them out of your house as soon as humanely possible, so doing hours of searching through for the best one is a no-no. Do your research into the best pest control service when you don’t have a problem on your hands and keep their number in your phone for when you do need them. Sites like are incredibly useful when doing your research, as they offer a network of pest control professionals and cover a wide range of areas too.

Uh-oh! It has happened to plenty of us. We have woken up or come in from work to an unexpected paddling pool or a brand-new waterfall. Sounds great - but when it has appeared in your house due to a burst boiler or a leaking radiator, it is not quite as fun. Keep an emergency plumber or at the very least, a handy person on speed dial for when this happens. No one wants to be searching the internet while they have wet feet!