A really nice plumber lives one street over from us. We're not friends with him, but our kids do sometimes ride bikes with his kids, so at times we chat in the street for a few minutes.
Now we have a leaky faucet that we don't know how to fix ourselves. We do not have a plumber (luckily haven't needed one yet)!
I want to call the guy on the next street. Since we have a personal connection with him, I feel he'll be less likely to try and sell us something we don't need, do a poor job, etc. I also feel safe having him in the house when DH isn't home.
However, DH feels it's not wise to hire someone we "know" to do work on our house.
What do you all think?