If you need work done round the house urgently, a new location-based mobile search service that can find reputable plumber, electrician or other tradesperson in your area could be just what you're after.

Problem Solved , the UK's largest online directory of recommended and vetted tradespeople, has set up a service that enables mobile users to search locally by text. By texting the appropriate short code - PLUMBER, BUILDER, ELECTRICIAN, etc. - followed by the user's postcode to 66066, users can get info on 3 recommended local firms texted to their phone, Handy if you're not near the internet and discover you have a pipe leaking.

The Problem Solved service currently offers mobile-based local searches for builders, plumbers, electricians, decorators, roofer, locksmiths, tillers and handymen.

The service is available from any mobile phone now.