How to Choose a Plumber
If you’re looking for a plumber, you might be tempted to just hire anyone you come across.But if you were to be wiese about it, you’ll take a few crucial issues into account.
It’s as simple as this: a plumber who isn’t licensed in your area isn’t qualified to take plumbing jobs.If they they do have a license, they have education, training and experience. Licensed plumbers are insured as well; without liability coverage, they couldn’t get a license. If your plumber has no insurance, you are automatically responsible for any injury or property damage (hospital bills or repair costs) related to their work in your home.
Find out your plumber’s policy in cases where they could not finish the repair, and when more repairs and services should be done because of unseen circumstances.You want a plumber who will consult you before doing anything that will increase your costs. Moreover, if someone’s quote is a lot lower than everyone else’s, be suspicious.They may have unqualified employees or use substandard quality parts.Bear in mind that quality always has a price.
There are may places where you can read plumber reviews, such as Angie’s List, Better Business Bureau and Yelp. Reviews can be a little off base sometimes, but generally speaking, they should help paint a picture of what you can reasonably expect from the people you are considering hiring.D stay away from marketing websites however as they are full of fake and misleading reviews. As well, check if the plumber has received any professional awards or is a member of any professional associations; awards and memberships can be like positive reviews too.
Ask people around you about plumbers they may have worked with. You can even ask real estate agents, business owners, property managers and other professionals who often work with plumbers. They may lead you to someone known for topnotch work, and they can also save you from a plumber who is the exact opposite.
Look for a plumber who is a true professional. For example, professional plumbers are a breeze to get in touch with, especially when it’s business hours. They are also on time for meetings or the job itself. They will also clean up after a day’s work. Look out for any hints of unprofessionalism as you start speaking with plumbers you’re considering.You should see them now instead of wait to be surprised by them.
Lastly, before actually hiring a plumber, check for personal chemistry.You don’t need to put up with someone you can’t seem to get along with, especially if you need them to come inside your home.