Whether you are planning to remodel your kitchen, doing extensive home renovations or just looking to fix a dripping tap the last thing you want to do is hire an incompetent plumber. On a scale of one to ten of things that you can do which will cause you sleepless nights and increase your insurance costs a lousy plumber probably clocks in at around a 9 – if you’re lucky.
What you want is an expert with the correct qualifications and a reputation for supplying exceptional service.
So how do you go about finding that expert plumber who will make your plumbing project a walk in the park?
Here are some suggestions.
#1 The Internet Is Your Friend.
The Internet is a veritable mine of information – you have to use it. When searching for an expert plumber do some homework – it needn’t even take that long. There are two pieces of information you need to find out first. Does the plumbers’ web page contain references or reviews – and are they relevant. If you’re going to be searching for a plumber online, make sure that your search query is for the area where you live. Check out their social media feeds if they have them – this is where you’ll find some honest feedback.
#2 Accreditation And Insurance.
Make sure that the plumber that you are going to be using is licensed and that the license is current. If you contact them, ask them to send you through a copy. Also, make sure that they have insurance should disaster strike.
#3 Watch Your Costs.
If you’re about to start a large scale remodeling job (or there’s extensive damage) and you’re in the market for a plumber do a cost comparison. However, beware of those plumbing operations that are prepared to give you a quote over the phone – there’s just no way that they can gauge the extent of the job. If they’re above board and professional, then they’ll come over to your house and have a look before quoting. Make sure that you get the quote in writing and make sure that it’s a flat fee. You don’t want any surprises when you’re dealing with a plumbing problem – then costs start to spiral out of control extremely quickly.
With a little bit of research and some necessary checks, your plumbing job will be done with professionalism and not sink you under a wave of unexpected costs (and water).