Maybe you are new in town.
Maybe you have a newer home, and have never had the need to hire a plumber.
In any case, every homeowner eventually has the need to call on a plumber. How do you decide whom to call? How do you find a quality, reputable plumbing service?
Whether you get online and do a search for a plumber in your area, or start watching the trucks driving through your neighborhood, its important that you feel comfortable with the person spending time in your home.
Some of the things to ask a plumber before you hire them:
Are you insured? Check to make sure they are adequately insured, and can cover any damage that may occur during to work process.
What are your credentials? Many states require licensing. And many plumbers connect up with groups and associations that further their education and knowledge in the area of plumbing. Ask what groups they belong to, and verify their standing.
How long have you been in business? An experienced plumber will have a variety of skills, and understand how to repair many different things. They will also be known throughout the community, and be more conscious of the relationships they build with their customers.
How much will it cost? Any reputable plumber should be able to give you a detailed estimate up front before they begin work. They should also be able to tell you when additional charges will occur.
Is your work guaranteed? It’s good to know if a plumber will guarantee his work. It also shows you he cares about his business, and is willing to stand behind the work he does for his clients.
Want even more? We’ve created “How To Hire A Plumber” to provide you with more ideas on hiring a plumber to help you keep your home in top shape all year long.