1. Like with any other contractor, you should only hire a licensed plumber. Without a license, the plumber’s credentials are unverifiable, and more likely than not, they will show the same level of attention to your job as they did to their business.
2. Verify that the plumber is insured. To get licensed, a plumbing business must secure insurance but always make sure. An uninsured plumber can sue you if he gets hurt while working a job at your home.
3. Do they guarantee their work? It is an industry standard to verify labor and parts. Be wary of any plumber that does not offer any type of guarantee.
4. Call the company and take note of who answers the phone. A reliable plumber will be easy to get ahold of and will have a secretary answering a phone for him if he is unable to answer his cell phone.
5. If a company offers you a quote far lower than other companies you’ve called, be careful. It’s likely that they are either using sub par materials or are not including the full scope of the project.
6. Find customer reviews of each company online to check the quality of the plumber and his work. Remember, no one’s perfect so a few bad reviews shouldn’t be a deal breaker. However, if the majority of the reviews are bad or the few bad ones are terrifyingly bad, keep looking.
Whether you are preparing yourself for future problems, responding to an emergency, or looking for new plumbing installed in your home, take the time to research plumbers before you decide on one. Often, you get what you pay for with plumbers but price is not the best way to evaluate a plumbers credentials. This is one part of your home that you definitely do not want done wrong or cheaply. Be as thorough as time allows, and get it done right.
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